• APS-H 518.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 26.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 40,000

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Differences

Canon 1D Mark IV advantages over Canon 6D Mark II

  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1500 vs 1200 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    9.9 fps vs 6.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon 6D Mark II advantages over Canon 1D Mark IV

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-H
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Higher effective ISO
    2,862 vs 1,320 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Newer
    14 months vs 9 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.71x vs 0.58x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
    26.2 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    98 vs 46 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Top deck display
    Both provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Pentaprism viewfinder
    Both provide
    Much better viewfinder picture fidelity
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Great vari-angle touchscreen; Dual Pixel CMOS AF; Good image quality in most situations; Impressive performance for its class.

  • Disappointing dynamic range; No 4K video; Optical viewfinder comes up short; Narrow AF point coverage through viewfinder.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D3S

Canon 1D Mark IV
Nikon D3S
  • $5499
  • APS-H
  • External Mic Jack
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $5200
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Canon 6D Mark II
Nikon D3S
  • $1599
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $5200
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Fast startup

Compared to Canon 1DX

Canon 1D Mark IV
Canon 1DX
  • $5499
  • APS-H
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $5499
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Canon 6D Mark II
Canon 1DX
  • $1599
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $5499
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Dual card slots

Compared to Nikon D4

Canon 1D Mark IV
Nikon D4
  • $5499
  • APS-H
  • More cross-type AF points
  • Less shutter lag
  • $6248
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Canon 6D Mark II
Nikon D4
  • $1599
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $6248
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Fast startup

Compared to Nikon D750

Canon 1D Mark IV
Nikon D750
  • $5499
  • APS-H
  • Longer stills battery life
  • More cross-type AF points
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon 6D Mark II
Nikon D750
  • $1599
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • More dynamic range
  • Internal flash

Compared to Pentax K-1 II

Canon 1D Mark IV
Pentax K-1 II
  • $5499
  • APS-H
  • Bigger pixels
  • Fast startup
  • $1897
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon 6D Mark II
Pentax K-1 II
  • $1599
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1897
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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