As well as being compared against other pro DSLRs, the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is also often compared to boutiques, mirrorless, entry-level DSLRs and super zooms. The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS RP and the EOS R) and Nikon (such as the D810 and the D750)

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 5D Mark IV compared to other pro DSLR competitors include: it has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,620k dots vs 1,040k dots), has a touch screen, has slightly more focus points (61 vs 11), is newer (august 2016 vs july 2012) and is slightly smaller (professional size (151×116×76 mm) vs large (146×123×82 mm)).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2), doesn't have a built-in focus motor and doesn't have a built-in flash.

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
4 years older
$999 - $1,499 (body only)
$1,330 - $1,899 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 6D (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly thinner: 2.8" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the 6D (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much lower true resolution: 20.9 MP vs 30.1 MP

common strengths of the 6D and 5D Mark IV

  • None found

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
6 months older
$4,518 - $5,499 (body only)
$5,403 100mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS-1D X Mark II (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Shoots much faster: 16 fps vs 7 fps
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the EOS-1D X Mark II (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much lower true resolution: 20 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • Much larger: Large (158×168×83 mm) vs Professional size (151×116×76 mm)
  • Much heavier: 1,530 g vs 890 g

common strengths of the EOS-1D X Mark II and 5D Mark IV

  • None found

Nikon D810

Nikon D810
2 years older
$1,999 - $2,797 (body only)
$2,583 - $3,297 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D810 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Significantly higher true resolution: 36.2 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1
  • Has a built-in focus motor

Significant disadvantages of the D810 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Lower resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • No touch screen
  • Shoots significantly slower: 5 fps vs 7 fps

common strengths of the D810 and 5D Mark IV

  • None found

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
1 year older
$1,149 - $1,297 (body only)
$1,797 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1
  • Has a built-in focus motor

Significant disadvantages of the D750 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Lower resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 24.3 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the D750 and 5D Mark IV

  • None found

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
4 years older
$2,300 (body only)
$2,844 50mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Much lower true resolution: 22.3 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the 5D Mark III and 5D Mark IV

  • None found

Canon EOS 5DS R

Canon EOS 5DS R
1 year older
$2,146 - $3,699 (body only)
$2,237 50mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5DS R (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much higher true resolution: 50.3 MP vs 30.1 MP

Significant disadvantages of the 5DS R (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • No touch screen
  • Shoots significantly slower: 5 fps vs 7 fps

common strengths of the 5DS R and 5D Mark IV

  • None found

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 5D Mark IV compared to boutique competitors include: it has a much longer battery life (900 shots vs 250 shots), uses fast phase detection autofocus (phase detection vs contrast detection), has interchangeable lenses, is slightly less expensive ($2,199.09 vs $3,697.99) and has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs digital).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (1,620k dots vs 2,100k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (30.1 MP vs 46.7 MP), doesn't have a screen which flips out, doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED) and slightly smaller viewfinder (0.71x vs 1.04x).

Canon EOS RP

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2 years newer
$1,299 - $1,699

Significant advantages of the EOS RP (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Many more focus points: 4,779 vs 61
  • Significantly smaller: Prosumer size (133×85×70 mm) vs Professional size (151×116×76 mm)
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the EOS RP (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 900 shots
  • Built-in lens only
  • Lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots

common strengths of the EOS RP and 5D Mark IV

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon EOS R

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2 years newer
$1,994 - $2,299

Significant advantages of the EOS R (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Many more focus points: 5,655 vs 61
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Lighter: 660 g vs 890 g

Significant disadvantages of the EOS R (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much shorter battery life: 370 shots vs 900 shots
  • Built-in lens only
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the EOS R and 5D Mark IV

  • Great battery life: 370 shots vs 900 shots
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Have external mic jacks

Fujifilm GFX 50S

Fujifilm GFX 50S
similar age
$5,499

Significant advantages of the GFX 50S (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 2,360k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Much larger viewfinder: 1.04x vs 0.71x

Significant disadvantages of the GFX 50S (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much shorter battery life: 400 shots vs 900 shots
  • Built-in lens only
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the GFX 50S and 5D Mark IV

  • Great battery life: 400 shots vs 900 shots
  • Have external mic jacks

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R

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2 years newer
$3,698

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-S1R (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 46.7 MP vs 30.1 MP

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-S1R (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much shorter battery life: 360 shots vs 900 shots
  • Built-in lens only
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the Lumix DC-S1R and 5D Mark IV

  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 900 shots
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/8000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 5D Mark IV compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has a much higher resolution screen (1,620k dots vs 1,040k dots), has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs digital), takes slightly higher resolution photos (30.1 MP vs 26 MP) and slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (102,400 ISO vs 51,200 ISO).

However, on average it doesn't shoot as fast continuously (7 fps vs 20 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has significantly fewer focus points (61 vs 399), is older (august 2016 vs october 2017) and is slightly larger (professional size (151×116×76 mm) vs prosumer size (127×96×74 mm)).

Fujifilm X-T3

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2 years newer
$1,399 (body only)
$1,699 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T3 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly more focus points: 425 vs 61
  • Shoots faster: 20 fps vs 7 fps

Significant disadvantages of the X-T3 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 165 lenses

common strengths of the X-T3 and 5D Mark IV

  • Weather sealed
  • Capture very high resolution images: 26 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • Have external mic jacks

Sony a7 III

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1 year newer
$1,876 - $1,998 (body only)
$2,116 - $2,198 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the a7 III (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Many more focus points: 693 vs 61
  • Smaller: Prosumer size (127×96×74 mm) vs Professional size (151×116×76 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the a7 III (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 92 lenses vs 165 lenses

common strengths of the a7 III and 5D Mark IV

  • Weather sealed
  • Very long battery life: 710 shots vs 900 shots
  • Have external mic jacks

Olympus OM-D E-M1X

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2 years newer
$2,999 (body only)
$3,798 12-40mm lens

Significant advantages of the OM-D E-M1X (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 7 fps
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the OM-D E-M1X (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the OM-D E-M1X and 5D Mark IV

  • Weather sealed
  • Very long battery life: 870 shots vs 900 shots
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 165 lenses

Canon EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M)

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1 year newer

Significant advantages of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly smaller: Standard size (116×88×59 mm) vs Professional size (151×116×76 mm)
  • Much lighter: 390 g vs 890 g

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 165 lenses

common strengths of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) and 5D Mark IV

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Sony a7 II

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1 year older
$1,698 24-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the a7 II (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly smaller: Prosumer size (127×96×60 mm) vs Professional size (151×116×76 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 599 g vs 890 g

Significant disadvantages of the a7 II (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • No touch screen
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,230k dots vs 1,620k dots

common strengths of the a7 II and 5D Mark IV

  • High resolution screens: 1,230k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Weather sealed
  • Have external mic jacks

Sony a7R III

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1 year newer
$2,685 - $2,798 (body only)
$3,456 - $3,596 24-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the a7R III (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 42.2 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • Significantly more focus points: 399 vs 61

Significant disadvantages of the a7R III (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much fewer lenses available: 92 lenses vs 165 lenses
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the a7R III and 5D Mark IV

  • Very high resolution screens: 1,440k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Capture very high resolution images: 42.2 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • Weather sealed

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 5D Mark IV compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has a much higher resolution screen (1,620k dots vs 921k dots), much larger viewfinder (0.71x vs 0.59x), takes much higher resolution photos (30.1 MP vs 17.9 MP) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it doesn't have a screen which flips out, slightly fewer lenses available (165 lenses vs 220 lenses), is much larger (professional size (151×116×76 mm) vs professional size (133×100×79 mm)), has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2) and doesn't have a built-in focus motor.

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
6 months older
$872 - $999 (body only)
$870 - $1,149 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS 80D (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much smaller: Professional size (139×105×79 mm) vs Professional size (151×116×76 mm)
  • Built-in flash

Significant disadvantages of the EOS 80D (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much lower true resolution: 24 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.59x vs 0.71x

common strengths of the EOS 80D and 5D Mark IV

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.59x vs 0.71x
  • Have touch screens

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
3 years older
$1,095 (body only)
$539 - $549 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much smaller: Professional size (133×100×79 mm) vs Professional size (151×116×76 mm)
  • Built-in flash

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much lower true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.53x vs 0.71x

common strengths of the T5i and 5D Mark IV

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Have touch screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
3 years older
$600 (body only)
$567 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5200 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (129×98×78 mm) vs Professional size (151×116×76 mm)
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Built-in flash

Significant disadvantages of the D5200 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much lower true resolution: 24 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.51x vs 0.71x

common strengths of the D5200 and 5D Mark IV

  • Many focus points: 39 vs 61
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
1 year older
$629 - $697 (body only)
$997 - $1,150 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7200 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much smaller: Professional size (136×107×76 mm) vs Professional size (151×116×76 mm)
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1
  • Has a built-in focus motor

Significant disadvantages of the D7200 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much lower true resolution: 24 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.61x vs 0.71x

common strengths of the D7200 and 5D Mark IV

  • Very high resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.61x vs 0.71x

Canon EOS 3D

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3 years older

Significant advantages of the 3D (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1

Significant disadvantages of the 3D (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • No touch screen
  • No weather sealing
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the 3D and 5D Mark IV

  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Both have pentaprism viewfinders: Pentaprism vs Pentaprism
  • Have external mic jacks

Sony SLT A65

Sony SLT-A65
5 years older
$241 (body only)

Significant advantages of the SLT A65 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Shoots much faster: 10 fps vs 7 fps
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much smaller: Professional size (132×97×81 mm) vs Professional size (151×116×76 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A65 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much lower true resolution: 24 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the SLT A65 and 5D Mark IV

  • Large viewfinder size: 0.71x vs 0.71x
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 7 fps
  • Have external mic jacks

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 5D Mark IV compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,620k dots vs 921k dots), is significantly smaller (professional size (151×116×76 mm) vs 146×119×181 mm), takes much higher resolution photos (30.1 MP vs 9.7 MP), much higher maximum light sensitivity (102,400 ISO vs 6,400 ISO) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (7 fps vs 24 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has significantly fewer focus points (61 vs 315) and is older (august 2016 vs july 2018).

Nikon Coolpix P1000

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1 year newer
$849 - $997

Significant advantages of the Coolpix P1000 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Built-in flash
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix P1000 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 900 shots
  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,620k dots

common strengths of the Coolpix P1000 and 5D Mark IV

  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Each supports an external flash

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV

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1 year newer
$1,698

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Built-in flash
  • Shoots much faster: 24 fps vs 7 fps
  • Many more focus points: 315 vs 61

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Much shorter battery life: 400 shots vs 900 shots
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV and 5D Mark IV

  • Very high resolution screens: 1,440k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 30.1 MP