Compared to...

Studio scene comparison (RAW)

See first RAW comparison page for conversion notes.

This is our standard studio scene comparison shot taken from exactly the same tripod position. Lighting: daylight simulation, >98% CRI. Crops are 100%. Ambient temperature was approximately 22°C (~72°F). Camera settings as per previous pages.

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV vs. Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Canon EOS 7D
5.0MB JPEG (4896 x 3264)
6.3MB JPEG (5184 x 3456)

Just as we saw in the JPEG comparison, the two most recent Canons perform similarly well. If anything, despite its slightly lower resolution, the 1D Mark IV captures more detail at the highest frequencies but, as you'd expect of two DSLRs shooting at base ISO in good light, the results are very good and readily stand up to scrutiny at these very high levels of magnification.