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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS-1D Mark IV

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
Sensor size
Large sensor
APS-H 27.9x18.6mm
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
104 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.9 EV
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.62x
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 
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Advantages of the Canon EOS-1D Mark IV

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Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points 39 vs 9
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 104 ms vs 238 ms
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2.3x less delay when taking photos
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 10 fps vs 6 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Battery life Longer battery life 1500 shots vs 1050 shots
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More than 40% more shots per battery charge
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 1,320 ISO vs 1,167 ISO
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The EOS-1D Mark IV has a slight edge (0.2 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Sensor size Larger sensor APS-H 27.9x18.6mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.6mm
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More than 40% larger sensor
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The EOS-1D Mark IV's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 102,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
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The EOS-1D Mark IV's boost ISO is 2 f-stops better
Focus points Slightly more focus points 45 vs 39
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Set focus accurately within the frame
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Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.9 EV vs 12 EV
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1.9 f-stops more dynamic range
Overall image quality Better image quality 80.0 vs 74.0
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Around 10% better image quality
Size Much smaller 132x105x77 mm vs 156x157x80 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available 205 lenses vs 156 lenses
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More than 30% more lenses available
Color depth Better color depth 23.5 bits vs 22.8 bits
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Distinguishes 0.7 more bits of color
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.62x vs 0.59x
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Around 10% larger viewfinder
Weight Much lighter 780 g vs 1,230 g
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Around 40% lighter
Built-in flash Built-in flash Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Thickness Thinner 3" vs 3.1"
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Almost the same
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        Compared to recent DSLRs

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
        Shoot in extreme weather
        Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
        400 ms startup delay
        Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
        Pentaprism
        Focus points Many focus points Help
        EOS-1D Mark IV:45
        D7000:39
        Storage slots Multiple storage slots Help
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        Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
        100%
        Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
        1/8000 of a second
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
        EOS-1D Mark IV:16 MP
        D7000:16.1 MP
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
        Risk of blur

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        Nikon D7100

        Nikon D7100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $947 body only

        $1,247 with 18-140mm lens

        Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
        Canon EOS 60D

        Canon EOS 60D

        Pro DSLR

        $650 - $699 body only

        $450 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
        Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
        Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
        Canon EOS 7D

        Canon EOS 7D

        Pro DSLR

        $999 - $1,199 body only

        $1,099 - $1,605 with 28-135mm lens

        Thickness Is thinner
        Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
        Autofocus Lacks autofocus
        Canon EOS 70D

        Canon EOS 70D

        Pro DSLR

        $999 - $1,231 body only

        $200 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
        Viewfinder coverage Slightly less viewfinder coverage
        Nikon D700

        Nikon D700

        Pro DSLR

        Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
        Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
        Canon Rebel T5i

        Canon Rebel T5i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $200 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
        Nikon D610

        Nikon D610

        Pro DSLR

        $1,697 body only

        $2,197 - $2,200 with 24-85mm lens

        Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Thickness Is thicker

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        Canon EOS 5D Mark III

        Canon EOS 5D Mark III

        Pro DSLR

        $3,399 body only

        $3,990 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

        Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Dynamic range Less dynamic range
        Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
        Canon EOS 1D X

        Canon EOS 1D X

        Pro DSLR

        $6,799 body only

        Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
        Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
        Dynamic range Less dynamic range
        Weight Significantly heavier
        Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

        Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III

        Pro DSLR

        $6,000 body only

        Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
        Overall image quality Better image quality
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Autofocus Slower autofocus
        Canon EOS-1D Mark III

        Canon EOS-1D Mark III

        Pro DSLR

        Battery life Significantly longer battery life
        Startup delay Less startup delay
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Movie format Does not take movies

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        Nikon D5300

        Nikon D5300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $747 body only

        $650 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Weather sealed No weather sealing
        Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
        Nikon D5200

        Nikon D5200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $547 body only

        $646 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Weather sealed No weather sealing
        Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
        Nikon D90

        Nikon D90

        Entry-level DSLR

        $929 body only

        $842 - $940 with 18-105mm lens

        Shutter lag Less shutter lag
        Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
        External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
        Overall image quality Worse image quality

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        Pat (5:17 PM, December 10, 2013)
        Why does this camera beat all of Canon's cameras? I use both Nikon and Canon and I think this site is very misleading with its comparisons... Is this site owned by Nikon? that would be kind of dirty.
         
        Alwyn (2:42 PM, April 21, 2013)
        Maybe you gals should have your eyes tested. As far as I can see, snapsort has given the win to the Canon 1d mark iv so I don't quite know what you are whining about. Jeez!!! Learn to fkn read or go see an optometrist ffs
         
        Supascoopa (6:44 AM, January 05, 2012)
        thats stupidest contest I`ve ever seen ! maybe pocket camera is better - its cheaper, smaller, have a flash and battery last longer - wooohu we got the winner 3,2 mpix samsung !
         
        YourMom (3:19 AM, August 23, 2011)
        It is pretty clear that this website is wack.  I mean, really?  The DX format, enthusiast level D7000 is better than the flagship Canon?  The Canon has a full-frame sensor with 39 cross-type focus points... BUT, WAIT! The D7000 is lighter, cheaper and has a built in flash, so it's obviously better. 
         
        Arice (9:39 PM, January 20, 2011)
        Let me get this strait, the Nikon D7000 is a little bit better than the very expensive Canon 1D mkIV?
        Well thanks God I bought one last week, I guess I wont regret it.
        But to be fare IMHO, I don't think the D7000 is better than the pro 1D mkIV.