As well as being compared against other pro DSLRs, the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is also often compared to mirrorless, entry-level DSLRs and super zooms. The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS 5D Mark III and the EOS 6D) 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 slightly higher resolution screen (1,620k dots vs 1,040k dots), has a touch screen, is newer (august 2016 vs july 2012) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/8000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

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 5D Mark III

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4 years older
$2,299 (body only)
$3,049 24-70mm 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)

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

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

  • Fairly small: Professional size (152×116×76 mm) vs Professional size (151×116×76 mm)
  • Thin: 3" vs 3"
  • Light weight: 950 g vs 890 g

Nikon D810

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2 years older
$2,199 - $2,797 (body only)
$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)

  • No touch screen

common strengths of the D810 and 5D Mark IV

  • Capture very high resolution images: 36.2 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • Fairly small: Large (146×123×82 mm) vs Professional size (151×116×76 mm)
  • Light weight: 880 g vs 890 g

Canon EOS 6D

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4 years older
$1,399 (body only)
$1,799 24-105mm lens

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

  • Has a GPS

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

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

common strengths of the 6D and 5D Mark IV

  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×111×71 mm) vs Professional size (151×116×76 mm)
  • Thin: 2.8" vs 3"
  • Light weight: 770 g vs 890 g

Nikon D750

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1 year older
$1,499 - $1,797 (body only)
$2,297 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)

  • No touch screen
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 24.3 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

common strengths of the D750 and 5D Mark IV

  • Fairly small: Professional size (141×113×78 mm) vs Professional size (151×116×76 mm)
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 3"
  • Light weight: 750 g vs 890 g

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

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6 months older
$5,699 (body only)

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
  • Significantly larger: Large (158×168×83 mm) vs Professional size (151×116×76 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 1,530 g vs 890 g

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

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Canon EOS 5DS

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1 year older
$3,499 (body only)

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

  • Much higher true resolution: 50.3 MP vs 30.1 MP

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

  • Lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the 5DS and 5D Mark IV

  • Capture very high resolution images: 50.3 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • Fairly small: Professional size (152×116×76 mm) vs Professional size (151×116×76 mm)
  • Thin: 3" vs 3"

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 significantly higher resolution screen (1,620k dots vs 1,037k dots), has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs optical), slightly larger viewfinder (0.71x vs 0.37x) and takes significantly higher resolution photos (30.1 MP vs 20.2 MP).

However, on average it much lower maximum light sensitivity (102,400 ISO vs 409,600 ISO), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (7 fps vs 60 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has slightly fewer focus points (61 vs 169) and is significantly larger (professional size (151×116×76 mm) vs prosumer size (134×91×67 mm)).

Sony Alpha 7R II

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1 year older
$2,898 (body only)
$4,098 24-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7R II (vs the 5D Mark IV)

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

Significant disadvantages of the 7R II (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much shorter battery life: 290 shots vs 900 shots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 1,620k dots

common strengths of the 7R II and 5D Mark IV

  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.78x vs 0.71x
  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 102,400 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Capture extremely high resolution images: 42.2 MP vs 30.1 MP

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

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4 months newer
$1,998 (body only)
$2,598 12-60mm lens

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-GH5 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • More focus points: 225 vs 61
  • Significantly lighter: 725 g vs 890 g

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-GH5 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much shorter battery life: 410 shots vs 900 shots
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.37x vs 0.71x

common strengths of the Lumix DC-GH5 and 5D Mark IV

  • Very large screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Very high resolution screens: 1,620k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Weather sealed

Sony Alpha 7S II

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1 year older
$2,698 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 7S II (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 409,600 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly smaller: Prosumer size (127×96×60 mm) vs Professional size (151×116×76 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the 7S II (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much shorter battery life: 370 shots vs 900 shots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much lower true resolution: 12 MP vs 30.1 MP

common strengths of the 7S II and 5D Mark IV

  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.77x vs 0.71x
  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 409,600 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Weather sealed

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

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similar age
$1,999 (body only)

Significant advantages of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 7 fps
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly smaller: Prosumer size (134×91×67 mm) vs Professional size (151×116×76 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 1,620k dots

common strengths of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II and 5D Mark IV

  • Weather sealed
  • Have touch screens
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 165 lenses

Nikon D810A

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1 year older
$3,797 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D810A (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much longer battery life: 1200 shots vs 900 shots
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 36.2 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the D810A (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 51,200 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Doesn't have a through-the-lens viewfinder: Optical vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the D810A and 5D Mark IV

  • Very large screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.70x vs 0.71x
  • Capture extremely high resolution images: 36.2 MP vs 30.1 MP

Sony A7S

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2 years older
$1,998 (body only)

Significant advantages of the A7S (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 409,600 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much smaller: Standard size (127×94×48 mm) vs Professional size (151×116×76 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the A7S (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much shorter battery life: 320 shots vs 900 shots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,620k dots

common strengths of the A7S and 5D Mark IV

  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.71x vs 0.71x
  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 409,600 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • 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 1,040k dots), much larger viewfinder (0.71x vs 0.54x), takes much higher resolution photos (30.1 MP vs 24 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 230 lenses), is much larger (professional size (151×116×76 mm) vs professional size (132×101×78 mm)), has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2) and doesn't have a built-in focus motor.

Nikon D7100

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3 years older
$650 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D7100 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • More lenses available: 230 lenses vs 165 lenses
  • Much smaller: Professional size (136×107×76 mm) vs Professional size (151×116×76 mm)
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1

Significant disadvantages of the D7100 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.61x vs 0.71x
  • Much lower true resolution: 24 MP vs 30.1 MP

common strengths of the D7100 and 5D Mark IV

  • Very high resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.61x vs 0.71x

Nikon D5300

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2 years older
$500 - $697 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (124×99×76 mm) vs Professional size (151×116×76 mm)
  • More lenses available: 230 lenses vs 165 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.54x vs 0.71x
  • Much lower true resolution: 24 MP vs 30.1 MP

common strengths of the D5300 and 5D Mark IV

  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Many focus points: 39 vs 61
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon D5200

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3 years older
$872 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

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

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (129×98×78 mm) vs Professional size (151×116×76 mm)
  • More lenses available: 230 lenses vs 165 lenses

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

  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.51x vs 0.71x
  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"

common strengths of the D5200 and 5D Mark IV

  • Many focus points: 39 vs 61
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon D7200

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1 year older
$799 - $997 (body only)
$1,297 18-140mm lens

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

  • More lenses available: 230 lenses vs 165 lenses
  • Much smaller: Professional size (136×107×76 mm) vs Professional size (151×116×76 mm)
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1

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

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

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 Rebel T6i

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1 year older
$799 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T6i (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much smaller: Professional size (132×101×78 mm) vs Professional size (151×116×76 mm)
  • Much lighter: 555 g vs 890 g

Significant disadvantages of the T6i (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.51x vs 0.71x
  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"

common strengths of the T6i and 5D Mark IV

  • Have touch screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon EOS 80D

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6 months older
$1,099 (body only)
$1,249 18-55mm lens

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

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly 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 resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.59x vs 0.71x
  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"

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

  • Have touch screens
  • Weather sealed
  • Fast continuous shooting: 7 fps vs 7 fps

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 larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,620k dots vs 1,228k dots), takes significantly higher resolution photos (30.1 MP vs 20 MP), much higher maximum light sensitivity (102,400 ISO vs 25,600 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 14 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out and is much more expensive ($3,299.00 vs $1,298.00).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III

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4 months older
$1,298 - $1,398

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

  • Built-in flash
  • Has a flip-out screen

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

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.26x vs 0.71x
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Much shorter battery life: 420 shots vs 900 shots

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

  • High resolution screens: 1,228k 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