« on: November 13, 2014, 09:53:34 AM »
Personally, not only do I think they are both aimed at quite different markets, but I also think it very much depends on what you are used to.
For me, once you get used to the 1 series it is difficult to move away. I like the size, weight, quality and the way it balances perfectly when using big white lenses.
If I was forced to choose between the 7D ii and the 1D Mark IV I would choose the 1D Mark IV.
Throw a battery grip on the 7D2 and size, weight and balance is probably about the same. Quality we would need your description of quality. The 7D2's weather proofing is second to the 1DX, it has an all magnesium frame as does the battery grip from Canon. There is about 1 stop better ISO performance on the 1DIV and a shallower DOF due to the larger sensor.