Canon EOS 1D Mark II vs Canon EOS 7D Mark II

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 1D Mark II and Canon EOS 7D Mark II. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufactured by Canon.

Canon EOS 1D Mark II were released 2004 and Canon EOS 7D Mark II was released 2014. That is a 10 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS 1D Mark II 2004
Canon EOS 7D Mark II 2014

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS 1D Mark II has a "Canon APS-H"-sensor while Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a "Canon APS-C"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Canon EOS 1D Mark II 65 mm
Canon APS-H sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.3
Canon EOS 7D Mark II 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6

** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)

Resolution

Canon EOS 1D Mark II has a 8,2 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 7D Mark II has 20 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Canon EOS 1D Mark II 8,2 MP
8185344 pixels
3504 x 2336
Canon EOS 7D Mark II 20 MP
19961856 pixels
5472 x 3648

Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a 144 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 1D Mark II. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 1D Mark II. Canon EOS 7D Mark II has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 16000 while Canon EOS 1D Mark II has 50 to 3200.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS 1D Mark II 50-3200
Canon EOS 7D Mark II 100-16000

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 1D Mark II
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS 1D Mark II can shoot up to 8,5 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 7D Mark II can shoot up to 10 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS 1D Mark II 8,5
Canon EOS 7D Mark II 10

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

It is only one of these two cameras that support recording movies and movie clips and that is Canon EOS 7D Mark II. Sadly, the Canon EOS 1D Mark II does not support this.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.

Canon EOS 1D Mark II weighs 1565 gr (equal to 3.45 lb) which is 72% heavier than Canon EOS 7D Mark II and its 910 gr (or 2.01 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS 1D Mark II 1565 gr
3.45 lb
Canon EOS 7D Mark II 910 gr
2.01 lb

Canon EOS 1D Mark II vs Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Canon EOS 1D Mark II and Canon EOS 7D Mark II, next to each other. Each category of data is a link to an article covering the subject, giving you a deeper understanding so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two camera models.

Product
Canon EOS 1D Mark II
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Name Canon EOS 1D Mark II Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Manufacturer Canon Canon
Release Date and Price
Canon EOS 1D Mark II
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Release Year 2004 2014
Release Date 2004-01-29 2014-09-15
MSRP 4499 USD 1799 USD
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Camera Type
Canon EOS 1D Mark II
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Camera Type DSLR DSLR
Sensor
Canon EOS 1D Mark II
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Sensor Size APS-H (approx 27.9 x 18.6 mm) APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Resolution 3504 x 2336 pixels 5472 x 3648 pixels
Megapixels 8,2 MP 20 MP
Image Processor DIGIC 2 DUAL DIGIC 6
Image
Canon EOS 1D Mark II
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
ISO Range 50 - 3200 100 - 16000
White Balance Presets 8 8
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization No No
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Canon EOS 1D Mark II
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Single
Continuous
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView
Focus Points 45 65
Lens Mount Canon EF

See Compatible Lenses
Canon EF
Canon EF-S

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier APS-H Sensor
1.3x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 31 mm
50 mm becomes 65 mm
100 mm becomes 130 mm
200 mm becomes 260 mm
APS-C Sensor
1.6x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 38 mm
50 mm becomes 80 mm
100 mm becomes 160 mm
200 mm becomes 320 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Canon EOS 1D Mark II
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Articulated LCD Fixed Fixed
Screen size 2 3
Screen dots 230000 1040000
Touch screen No No
Screen type N/A Clear View II TFT-LCD
Live view No Yes
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.72 (0.55 35mm equiv.) 1 (0.62 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution N/A N/A
Photography features
Canon EOS 1D Mark II
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Frames per second 8,5 fps 10 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/8000 seconds 1/8000 seconds
Built-in Flash No Yes
Built-in Flash Range N/A 10 meters
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse Yes No
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Partial
Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Partial
Exposure Compensation +/- 3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Canon EOS 1D Mark II
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Video recording No Yes
Video format N/A MPEG4
Video resolution N/A 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
Built-in Microphone No Yes
Built-in Speakers No Yes
Storage
Canon EOS 1D Mark II
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Memory Card Compact Flash
SD/SDHC
Compact Flash
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Canon EOS 1D Mark II
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
HDMI Output No Yes
Microphone Port No Yes
Headphone Port No Yes
Wireless No No
Remote Control Yes (N3 connector) Yes (wired or wireless)
GPS No Yes
Built-in
Body & Dimensions
Canon EOS 1D Mark II
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Enviromentally sealed No Yes
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details Ni-MH pack NP-E3
LP-E6N lithium-ion battery and charger
Battery Life (CIPA) N/A 670 shots
Width 156 mm 149 mm
Height 158 mm 112 mm
Depth 80 mm 78 mm
Weight 1565 gram 910 gram