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Canon 1D Mark IV vs Canon RP

The Canon EOS-1D Mark IV and the Canon EOS RP are two digital cameras that were officially introduced, respectively, in October 2009 and February 2019. The 1D Mark IV is a DSLR, while the Canon RP is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. The cameras are based on an APS-H (1D Mark IV) and a full frame (Canon RP) sensor. The 1D Mark IV has a resolution of 16 megapixels, whereas the Canon RP provides 26.2 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Canon 1D Mark IV
versus
Canon RP
Canon 1D Mark IV Canon RP
Digital single lens reflex Mirrorless system camera
Canon EF mount lenses Canon RF mount lenses
16 MP, APS-H Sensor 26.2 MP, Full Frame Sensor
1080/30p Video 4K/30p Video
ISO 100-12,800 (50 - 102,400) ISO 100-40,000 (50 - 102,400)
Optical viewfinder Electronic viewfinder (2360k dots)
3.0 LCD, 920k dots 3.0 LCD, 1040k dots
Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive) Swivel touchscreen
10 shutter flaps per second 5 shutter flaps per second
Weathersealed bodynot weather sealed
1500 shots per battery charge250 shots per battery charge
156 x 157 x 80 mm, 1230 g 133 x 85 x 70 mm, 485 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Canon EOS-1D Mark IV and the Canon EOS RP? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

The physical size and weight of the Canon 1D Mark IV and the Canon RP are illustrated in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three successive views from the front, the top, and the rear are shown. All width, height and depth dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

Size Canon 1D Mark IV vs Canon RP
Compare 1D Mark IV versus Canon RP top
Comparison 1D Mark IV or Canon RP rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Canon RP is considerably smaller (54 percent) than the Canon 1D Mark IV. Moreover, the Canon RP is substantially lighter (61 percent) than the 1D Mark IV. It is worth mentioning in this context that the 1D Mark IV is splash and dust resistant, while the Canon RP does not feature any corresponding weather-sealing.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete since they do not consider the interchangeable lenses that both of these cameras require. Hence, you might want to study and compare the specifications of available lenses in order to get the full picture of the size and weight of the two camera systems.

Concerning battery life, the 1D Mark IV gets 1500 shots out of its LP-E4 battery, while the Canon RP can take 250 images on a single charge of its LP-E17 power pack. As can be seen in the images above, the 1D Mark IV has a battery grip built in. This facilitates image-taking in portrait orientation and gives it additional battery power. The power pack in the Canon RP can be charged via the USB port, which can be very convenient when travelling.

The table below summarizes the key physical specs of the two cameras alongside a broader set of comparators. In case you want to display and compare another camera duo, you can use the CAM-parator app to select your camera combination among a large number of options.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Canon 1D Mark IV 156 mm 157 mm 80 mm 1230 g 1500 Y Oct 2009 4,999 i
2.
 
Canon RP 133 mm 85 mm 70 mm 485 g 250 n Feb 2019 1,299 i
3.
 
Canon 850D 131 mm 103 mm 76 mm 515 g 800 n Feb 2020 749 i
4.
 
Canon 250D 122 mm 93 mm 70 mm 449 g 1070 n Apr 2019 599 i
5.
 
Canon 200D 122 mm 93 mm 70 mm 453 g 650 n Jun 2017 549 i
6.
 
Canon 1D X Mark II 158 mm 168 mm 83 mm 1530 g 1210 Y Feb 2016 5,999 i
7.
 
Canon M5 116 mm 89 mm 61 mm 427 g 295 n Sep 2016 979 i
8.
 
Canon 1D X 158 mm 168 mm 83 mm 1551 g 1120 Y Oct 2011 6,799 i
9.
 
Canon 60D 145 mm 106 mm 79 mm 755 g 1100 Y Aug 2010 1,399 i
10.
 
Canon 7D 148 mm 111 mm 74 mm 860 g 800 Y Sep 2009 1,699 i
11.
 
Canon 5D Mark II 152 mm 114 mm 75 mm 850 g 850 Y Sep 2008 3,499 i
12.
 
Canon 50D 146 mm 108 mm 74 mm 822 g 800 Y Aug 2008 1,299 i
13.
 
Canon 1D Mark III 156 mm 157 mm 80 mm 1155 g 2200 Y Feb 2007 4,499 i
14.
 
Canon 1Ds Mark II 156 mm 158 mm 80 mm 1215 g 1200 Y Sep 2004 7,999 i
15.
 
Leica TL2 134 mm 69 mm 33 mm 399 g 250 n Jul 2017 1,950 i
16.
 
Nikon D4 160 mm 157 mm 91 mm 1340 g 2600 Y Jan 2012 5,999 i
17.
 
Nikon D3S 160 mm 157 mm 88 mm 1240 g 4200 Y Oct 2009 5,199 i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

Any camera decision will naturally be influenced heavily by the price. The manufacturer’s suggested retail prices give an idea on the placement of the camera in the maker’s lineup and the broader market. The Canon RP was launched at a markedly lower price (by 74 percent) than the 1D Mark IV, which puts it into a different market segment. Usually, retail prices stay at first close to the launch price, but after several months, discounts become available. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down.

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Sensor comparison

The size of the sensor inside a digital camera is one of the key determinants of image quality. A large sensor will generally have larger individual pixels that offer better low-light sensitivity, provide wider dynamic range, and have richer color-depth than smaller pixels in a sensor of the same technological generation. Further, a large sensor camera will give the photographer additional creative options when using shallow depth-of-field to isolate a subject from its background. On the downside, larger sensors are more costly to manufacture and tend to lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Canon 1D Mark IV features an APS-H sensor and the Canon RP a full frame sensor. The sensor area in the Canon RP is 66 percent bigger. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 1.3 and 1.0. Both cameras have a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 3:2.

Technology-wise, the Canon RP uses a more advanced image processing engine (DIGIC 8) than the 1D Mark IV (DIGIC IV), with benefits for noise reduction, color accuracy, and processing speed.

Canon 1D Mark IV and Canon RP sensor measures

With 26.2MP, the Canon RP offers a higher resolution than the 1D Mark IV (16MP), but the Canon RP nevertheless has marginally larger individual pixels (pixel pitch of 5.74μm versus 5.70μm for the 1D Mark IV) due to its larger sensor. Moreover, the Canon RP is a much more recent model (by 9 years and 3 months) than the 1D Mark IV, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that further enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixel-units.

The resolution advantage of the Canon RP implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the Canon RP for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 31.2 x 20.8 inches or 79.2 x 52.8 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 25 x 16.6 inches or 63.4 x 42.3 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 20.8 x 13.9 inches or 52.8 x 35.2 cm. The corresponding values for the Canon 1D Mark IV are 24.5 x 16.3 inches or 62.2 x 41.5 cm for good quality, 19.6 x 13.1 inches or 49.7 x 33.2 cm for very good quality, and 16.3 x 10.9 inches or 41.5 x 27.6 cm for excellent quality prints.

The Canon RP has on-sensor phase detect pixels, which results in fast and reliable autofocus acquisition even during live view operation.

The Canon EOS-1D Mark IV has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 12800, which can be extended to ISO 50-102400. The corresponding ISO settings for the Canon EOS RP are ISO 100 to ISO 40000, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 50-102400.

1D Mark IV versus Canon RP MP

Since 2007, DXO Mark has published sensor performance measurements that have been derived using a consistent methodology. This service assesses and scores the color depth ("DXO Portrait"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports") of camera sensors, and also publishes an overall camera score. The adjacent table reports on the physical sensor characteristics and the outcomes of the DXO sensor quality tests for a sample of comparator-cameras.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Canon 1D Mark IV APS-H 16.0 4896 32641080/30p22.812.01320 74
2.
 
Canon RP Full Frame 26.2 6240 41604K/30p...... ..
3.
 
Canon 850D APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/24p...... ..
4.
 
Canon 250D APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/25p...... ..
5.
 
Canon 200D APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p23.613.41041 79
6.
 
Canon 1D X Mark II Full Frame 20.0 5472 36484K/60p24.113.53207 88
7.
 
Canon M5 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p23.412.41262 77
8.
 
Canon 1D X Full Frame 17.9 5184 34561080/30p23.811.82786 82
9.
 
Canon 60D APS-C 17.9 5184 34561080/30p22.211.5813 66
10.
 
Canon 7D APS-C 17.9 5184 34561080/30p22.011.7854 66
11.
 
Canon 5D Mark II Full Frame 21.0 5616 37441080/30p23.711.91815 79
12.
 
Canon 50D APS-C 15.1 4752 3168none21.811.4696 63
13.
 
Canon 1D Mark III APS-H 10.1 3888 2592none22.711.71078 71
14.
 
Canon 1Ds Mark II Full Frame 16.6 4992 3328none23.311.31480 74
15.
 
Leica TL2 APS-C 24.1 6014 40144K/30p...... ..
16.
 
Nikon D4 Full Frame 16.2 4928 32801080/30p24.713.12965 89
17.
 
Nikon D3S Full Frame 12.1 4256 2832720/24p23.512.03253 82

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but can also record movies. Both cameras under consideration are equipped with sensors that have a sufficiently high read-out speed for moving images, but the Canon RP provides a better video resolution than the 1D Mark IV. It can shoot movie footage at 4K/30p, while the 1D Mark IV is limited to 1080/30p.

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Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a variety of features. For example, the Canon RP has an electronic viewfinder (2360k dots), while the 1D Mark IV has an optical one. Both systems have their advantages, with the electronic viewfinder making it possible to project supplementary shooting information into the framing view, whereas the optical viewfinder offers lag-free viewing and a very clear framing image. The viewfinders of both cameras offer the same field of view (100%), but the viewfinder of the Canon RP has a higher magnification than the one of the 1D Mark IV (0.70x vs 0.58x), so that the size of the image transmitted appears closer to the size seen with the naked human eye. The following table reports on some other key feature differences and similarities of the Canon 1D Mark IV, the Canon RP, and comparable cameras.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Canon 1D Mark IVoptical Y 3.0 920 fixed n 1/8000s 10.0 n n
2.
 
Canon RP2360 n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 5.0 n n
3.
 
Canon 850Doptical n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 7.5 Y n
4.
 
Canon 250Doptical n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 5.0 Y n
5.
 
Canon 200Doptical n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 5.0 Y n
6.
 
Canon 1D X Mark IIoptical Y 3.2 1620 fixed Y 1/8000s 16.0 n n
7.
 
Canon M52360 n 3.2 1620 tilting Y 1/4000s 9.0 Y n
8.
 
Canon 1D Xoptical Y 3.2 1040 fixed n 1/8000s 14.0 n n
9.
 
Canon 60Doptical Y 3.0 1040 swivel n 1/8000s 5.3 Y n
10.
 
Canon 7Doptical Y 3.0 920 fixed n 1/8000s 8.0 Y n
11.
 
Canon 5D Mark IIoptical Y 3.0 920 fixed n 1/8000s 3.9 n n
12.
 
Canon 50Doptical Y 3.0 920 fixed n 1/8000s 6.3 Y n
13.
 
Canon 1D Mark IIIoptical Y 3.0 230 fixed n 1/8000s 10.0 n n
14.
 
Canon 1Ds Mark IIoptical Y 2.0 230 fixed n 1/8000s 4.0 n n
15.
 
Leica TL2optional n 3.7 1230 fixed Y 1/4000s 7.0 n n
16.
 
Nikon D4optical Y 3.2 921 fixed n 1/8000s 11.0 n n
17.
 
Nikon D3Soptical Y 3.0 921 fixed n 1/8000s 11.0 n n

One feature that is present on the 1D Mark IV, but is missing on the Canon RP is a top-level LCD. While being, of course, smaller than the rear screen, the control panel conveys some of the essential shooting information and can be convenient for quick and easy settings verification.

The Canon RP has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing. This characteristic will be appreciated by vloggers and photographers who are interested in taking selfies. In contrast, the 1D Mark IV does not have a selfie-screen.

The Canon RP has an intervalometer built-in. This enables the photographer to capture time lapse sequences, such as flower blooming, a sunset or moon rise, without purchasing an external camera trigger and related software.

The 1D Mark IV writes its imaging data to Compact Flash or SDHC cards, while the Canon RP uses SDXC cards. The 1D Mark IV features dual card slots, which can be very useful in case a memory card fails. In contrast, the Canon RP only has one slot. The Canon RP supports UHS-II cards (Ultra High Speed data transfer of up to 312 MB/s), while the 1D Mark IV cannot take advantage of Ultra High Speed SD cards.

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Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Canon EOS-1D Mark IV and Canon EOS RP and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Canon 1D Mark IVYstereo-Y-mini2.0---
2.
 
Canon RPYstereomonoYYmicro2.0Y-Y
3.
 
Canon 850DYstereomonoY-mini2.0Y-Y
4.
 
Canon 250DYstereomonoY-mini2.0Y-Y
5.
 
Canon 200DYstereomonoY-mini2.0YYY
6.
 
Canon 1D X Mark IIYmonomonoYYmini3.0---
7.
 
Canon M5YstereomonoY-mini2.0YYY
8.
 
Canon 1D XYmono-Y-mini2.0---
9.
 
Canon 60DYmonomonoY-mini2.0---
10.
 
Canon 7DYmono-Y-mini2.0---
11.
 
Canon 5D Mark IIYmonomonoY-mini2.0---
12.
 
Canon 50DY----mini2.0---
13.
 
Canon 1D Mark IIIY-----2.0---
14.
 
Canon 1Ds Mark IIY-----2.0---
15.
 
Leica TL2Ystereomono--micro3.0Y--
16.
 
Nikon D4YmonomonoYYmicro2.0---
17.
 
Nikon D3SYstereo---mini2.0---

It is notable that the Canon RP offers wifi support, which can be a very convenient means to transfer image data to an off-camera location. In contrast, the 1D Mark IV does not provide wifi capability.

Studio photographers will appreciate that the Canon 1D Mark IV (unlike the Canon RP) features a PC Sync socket, so that professional strobe lights can be controlled by the camera.

The Canon RP is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Canon. In contrast, the 1D Mark IV has been discontinued (but can be found pre-owned on eBay). There has not been a direct replacement model for the 1D Mark IV from Canon. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Canon website.

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Review summary

So how do things add up? Is the Canon 1D Mark IV better than the Canon RP or vice versa? Below is a summary of the relative strengths of each of the two contestants.


Arguments in favor of the Canon EOS-1D Mark IV:

  • Brighter framing: Features an optical viewfinder for clear, lag-free composition.
  • Easier setting verification: Features an LCD display on top to control shooting parameters.
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/8000s vs 1/4000s) to freeze action.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (10 vs 5 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • More portrait friendly: Features an integrated vertical grip for easier portrait shooting.
  • Longer lasting: Can take more shots (1500 versus 250) on a single battery charge.
  • Better sealing: Is weather sealed to enable shooting in dusty or wet environments.
  • Better studio light control: Has a PC Sync socket to connect to professional strobe lights.
  • Greater peace of mind: Features a second card slot as a backup in case of memory card failure.
  • More heavily discounted: Has been available for much longer (launched in October 2009).


Reasons to prefer the Canon EOS RP:

  • More detail: Has more megapixels (26.2 vs 16MP), which boosts linear resolution by 27%.
  • Better image quality: Is equipped with a larger and more technologically advanced sensor.
  • Richer colors: The sensor size advantage translates into images with better, more accurate colors.
  • More dynamic range: Larger sensor captures a wider spectrum of light and dark details.
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Larger sensor produces good images even in poorly lit environments.
  • Better jpgs: Has a more modern image processing engine (DIGIC 8 vs DIGIC IV).
  • Better video: Provides higher definition movie capture (4K/30p vs 1080/30p).
  • Better live-view autofocus: Features on-sensor phase-detection for more confident autofocus.
  • Better sound control: Has a headphone port that enables audio monitoring while recording.
  • More framing info: Has an electronic viewfinder that displays shooting data.
  • Larger viewfinder image: Features a viewfinder with a higher magnification (0.70x vs 0.58x).
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (1040k vs 920k dots).
  • More flexible LCD: Has a swivel screen for odd-angle shots in portrait or landscape orientation.
  • Fewer buttons to press: Has a touchscreen to facilitate handling and shooting adjustments.
  • More selfie-friendly: Has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing.
  • Easier time-lapse photography: Has an intervalometer built-in for low frequency shooting.
  • More compact: Is smaller (133x85mm vs 156x157mm) and will fit more readily into a bag.
  • Less heavy: Has a lower weight (by 745g or 61 percent) and is thus easier to take along.
  • Easier travel charging: Can be conveniently charged via its USB port.
  • More legacy lens friendly: Can use many non-native lenses via adapters.
  • Easier file upload: Has wifi built in for automatic backup or image transfer to the web.
  • Easier wireless transfer: Supports Bluetooth for image sharing without cables.
  • Faster buffer clearing: Has an SD card interface that supports the UHS-II standard.
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced category (74 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More modern: Reflects 9 years and 3 months of technical progress since the 1D Mark IV launch.

If the count of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a measure, the Canon RP is the clear winner of the contest (25 : 10 points). However, the relevance of individual strengths will vary across photographers, so that you might want to apply your own weighing scheme to the summary points when reflecting and deciding on a new camera. A professional wildlife photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a family photog, and a person interested in architecture has distinct needs from a sports shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

1D Mark IV 10:25 Canon RP

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Canon 1D Mark IV and the Canon RP place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best DSLR Camera and Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera listings whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the comparison of technical specifications can provide a useful overview of the capabilities of different cameras, it remains partial and cannot reveal, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance when actually working with the 1D Mark IV or the Canon RP. User reviews, such as those found at amazon, can sometimes inform about these issues, but such feedback is often incomplete, inconsistent, and biased.

Expert reviews

This is why hands-on reviews by experts are important. The table below provides a synthesis of the camera assessments of some of the best known photo-gear review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Canon 1D Mark IV5/5..89/100.... Oct 2009 4,999 i
2.
 
Canon RP4/5+..4.5/54/5 Feb 2019 1,299 i
3.
 
Canon 850D4/5+80/1004/53.5/5 Feb 2020 749 i
4.
 
Canon 250D..o79/1004/54/5 Apr 2019 599 i
5.
 
Canon 200D4/5+ +78/1004.5/54.5/5 Jun 2017 549 i
6.
 
Canon 1D X Mark II....89/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2016 5,999 i
7.
 
Canon M54/5+82/1004/54/5 Sep 2016 979 i
8.
 
Canon 1D X5/5....4.5/54.5/5 Oct 2011 6,799 i
9.
 
Canon 60D5/5+79/1004/54.5/5 Aug 2010 1,399 i
10.
 
Canon 7D5/5+ +84/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2009 1,699 i
11.
 
Canon 5D Mark II4/591/10079/1004/5.. Sep 2008 3,499 i
12.
 
Canon 50D..+ ++ +4.5/54.5/5 Aug 2008 1,299 i
13.
 
Canon 1D Mark III.......... Feb 2007 4,499 i
14.
 
Canon 1Ds Mark II....+ +.... Sep 2004 7,999 i
15.
 
Leica TL23.5/5....4/54/5 Jul 2017 1,950 i
16.
 
Nikon D4......4.5/54.5/5 Jan 2012 5,999 i
17.
 
Nikon D3S5/5..89/1004.5/55/5 Oct 2009 5,199 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

The review scores listed above should be treated with care, though. The ratings were established in reference to similarly priced cameras that were available in the market at the time of the review. Hence, a score should always be seen in the context of the camera's market launch date and its price, and rating-comparisons among cameras that span long time periods or concern very differently equipped models make little sense. It should also be noted that some of the review sites have over time altered the way they render their verdicts.

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    Specifications: Canon 1D Mark IV vs Canon RP

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Canon 1D Mark IV Canon RP
    Camera Type Digital single lens reflex Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens Canon EF mount lenses Canon RF mount lenses
    Launch Date October 2009 February 2019
    Launch Price USD 4,999 USD 1,299
    Sensor Specs Canon 1D Mark IV Canon RP
    Sensor Technology CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format APS-H Sensor Full Frame Sensor
    Sensor Size 27.9 x 18.6 mm 35.9 x 24.0 mm
    Sensor Area 518.94 mm2 861.6 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 33.5 mm 43.2 mm
    Crop Factor 1.3x 1.0x
    Sensor Resolution 16 Megapixels 26.2 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 4896 x 3264 pixels 6240 x 4160 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 5.70 μm 5.74 μm
    Pixel Density 3.08 MP/cm2 3.01 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 1080/30p Video 4K/30p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 12,800 ISO 100 - 40,000 ISO
    ISO Boost 50 - 102,400 ISO 50 - 102,400 ISO
    Image Processor DIGIC IV DIGIC 8
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 74 ..
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 22.8 ..
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 12.0 ..
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 1320 ..
    Screen Specs Canon 1D Mark IV Canon RP
    Viewfinder Type Optical viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.58x 0.70x
    Viewfinder Resolution 2360k dots
    Top-Level Screen Control Panel no Top Display
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 920k dots 1040k dots
    LCD Attachment Fixed screen Swivel screen
    Touch Input no Touchscreen Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Canon 1D Mark IV Canon RP
    Focus System Phase-detect AF On-Sensor Phase-detect
    Continuous Shooting 10 shutter flaps/s 5 shutter flaps/s
    Shutter Life Expectancy300 000 actuations100 000 actuations
    Time-Lapse Photographyno IntervalometerIntervalometer built-in
    Fill Flash no On-Board Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium CF or SDHC cards SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Dual card slots Single card slot
    UHS card support no UHS-II
    Connectivity Specs Canon 1D Mark IV Canon RP
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    Studio Flash PC Sync socket no PC Sync
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port mini HDMI micro HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port External MIC port
    Headphone Socket no Headphone port Headphone port
    Wifi Support no Wifi Wifi built-in
    Bluetooth Support no Bluetooth Bluetooth built-in
    Body Specs Canon 1D Mark IV Canon RP
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed bodynot weather sealed
    Battery Type LP-E4 LP-E17
    Battery Life (CIPA)1500 shots per charge250 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging no USB charging USB charging
    Body Dimensions 156 x 157 x 80 mm
    (6.1 x 6.2 x 3.1 in)
    133 x 85 x 70 mm
    (5.2 x 3.3 x 2.8 in)
    Camera Weight 1230 g (43.4 oz) 485 g (17.1 oz)

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