As well as being compared against other pro DSLRs, the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is also often compared to mirrorless and entry-level DSLRs. The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS-1D X Mark II and the EOS 5D Mark III) and Nikon (such as the D750 and the D810)

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), is slightly less expensive ($199.85 vs $2,499.00) 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-1D X Mark II

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
6 months older
$5,154 - $5,499 (body only)
$6,298 16-35mm 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)

  • Significantly 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

  • None found

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
4 years older
$2,499 (body only)
$2,700 70-300mm 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)

  • No touch screen
  • Lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • 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 D750

Nikon D750
1 year older
$1,497 (body only)
$1,997 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
  • 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"
  • Inexpensive: $1,496.95 vs $199.85

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
4 years older
$999 - $1,029 (body only)
$1,399 - $1,999 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"
  • No touch screen
  • Lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots

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"
  • Inexpensive: $999.00 vs $199.85

Canon EOS 5DS

Canon EOS 5DS
1 year older
$2,219 - $3,499 (body only)
$3,830 50mm lens

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)

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

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"

Nikon D810

Nikon D810
2 years older
$2,186 - $2,797 (body only)
$2,715 - $3,297 24-120mm lens

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

  • 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
  • Light weight: 880 g vs 890 g

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 digital), slightly larger viewfinder (0.71x vs 0.37x) and takes much 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 225) and is significantly larger (professional size (151×116×76 mm) vs prosumer size (127×96×60 mm)).

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
similar age
$1,499 - $1,699 (body only)
$1,799 40-150mm lens

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)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • 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

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Weather sealed
  • Have touch screens

Sony Alpha 7 II

Sony Alpha 7 II
1 year older
$1,210 - $1,398 (body only)
$1,598 28-70mm lens

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

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

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

  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 900 shots
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"

common strengths of the 7 II and 5D Mark IV

  • Large viewfinder size: 0.71x vs 0.71x
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 30.1 MP

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5
4 months newer
$1,998 - $2,663 (body only)
$1,925 - $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
  • 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
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism

Sony Alpha 7R II

Sony Alpha 7R II
1 year older
$1,998 (body only)
$2,260 50mm lens

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

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

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

  • Large viewfinder size: 0.78x vs 0.71x
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 102,400 ISO vs 102,400 ISO

Sony A7S

Sony A7S
2 years older
$1,998 (body only)
$2,538 30mm lens

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 lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Much lower true resolution: 12.4 MP vs 30.1 MP

common strengths of the A7S and 5D Mark IV

  • Large viewfinder size: 0.71x vs 0.71x
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 409,600 ISO vs 102,400 ISO

Sony Alpha 7S II

Sony Alpha 7S II
1 year older
$2,398 (body only)
$3,741 24-70mm lens

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
  • Much 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 lower true resolution: 12 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"

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

  • Large viewfinder size: 0.77x vs 0.71x
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 409,600 ISO vs 102,400 ISO

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 significantly 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 0.55x), 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 230 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 Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
3 years older
$500 - $599 (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 resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.53x vs 0.71x
  • Much lower true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 30.1 MP

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

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
5 years older
$946 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much smaller: Professional size (133×100×80 mm) vs Professional size (151×116×76 mm)
  • Built-in flash

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the 5D Mark IV)

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

common strengths of the T3i and 5D Mark IV

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

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
6 months older
$999 (body only)
$945 - $1,049 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 screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • 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
  • Fast continuous shooting: 7 fps vs 7 fps
  • Weather sealed

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
similar age
$326 (body only)
$397 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3400 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Professional size (151×116×76 mm)
  • More lenses available: 230 lenses vs 165 lenses
  • Much lighter: 395 g vs 890 g

Significant disadvantages of the D3400 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.55x vs 0.71x
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"

common strengths of the D3400 and 5D Mark IV

  • Inexpensive: $325.99 vs $199.85

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100
3 years older
$1,097 18-55mm lens

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

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

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
  • Very large screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.61x vs 0.71x

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
1 year older
$509 (body only)
$599 - $649 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)
  • Built-in flash

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
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"

common strengths of the T6i and 5D Mark IV

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