Was the 1dMkiv the best wildlife camera ever?

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Was the 1dMkiv the best wildlife camera ever?
Nov 6, 2012

Being the apex of APS-H sensor cameras; packing 16Mp into the 1.3 crop with amazing pixel level quality. Yes, 1dx beats it with speed and IQ, but the difference is not as great as some might think. The Mkiv has speed and IQ which is MORE than good enough. Some might say 7d would then be better, but 7d does not have the Mkiv ultimate IQ and handling.

These photos were all taken within a few days of each other on a trip to Botswana. They were mostly taken from virtually the same position next to a pan in the khwai river. Some have been cropped. I believe the extra crop required from an 16 or 18Mp FF would have left some of these too small for quality use. And using the 1.4x to get the same view from FF would leave you with reduced AF performance and somewhat reduced IQ.

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