As well as being compared against other pro DSLRs, the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is also often compared to mirrorless, boutiques, entry-level DSLRs and super zooms. The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the D810 and the D750) and Canon (such as the EOS 5D Mark III and the EOS 6D)

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 significantly less expensive ($185.74 vs $5,270.89) and is more popular.

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.

Nikon D810

Nikon D810
2 years older
$2,199 - $2,797 (body only)
$2,900 - $3,297 24-120mm lens

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

  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1
  • Has a built-in focus motor
  • Built-in flash

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

  • No touch screen
  • Thicker: 3.2" vs 3"

common strengths of the D810 and 5D Mark IV

  • Light weight: 880 g vs 890 g
  • Popularity: 945 vs 1,395

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
4 years older
$2,026 - $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)

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

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)
  • Inexpensive: $2,026.00 vs $185.74
  • Thin: 3" vs 3"

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
1 year older
$1,471 - $1,797 (body only)
$2,126 - $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
  • 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)
  • Inexpensive: $1,470.96 vs $185.74
  • Light weight: 750 g vs 890 g

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
4 years older
$1,180 - $1,399 (body only)
$1,690 - $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"
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • No touch screen

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: $1,179.99 vs $185.74

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
6 months older
$5,271 - $5,999 (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)

  • 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

  • Have touch screens

Canon EOS 5DS

Canon EOS 5DS
1 year older
$2,370 - $3,499 (body only)
$3,630 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)

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

common strengths of the 5DS and 5D Mark IV

  • 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 1,040k dots), has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs digital), slightly larger viewfinder (0.71x vs 0.50x) and takes significantly higher resolution photos (30.1 MP vs 24 MP).

However, on average it doesn't have a screen which flips out, has significantly fewer focus points (61 vs 325), is significantly larger (professional size (151×116×76 mm) vs standard size (133×92×49 mm)), doesn't have a built-in GPS and is thicker (3" vs 2.4").

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5
4 months newer
$1,998 (body only)
$2,598 - $2,600 12-60mm lens

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

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly 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
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.37x vs 0.71x
  • Much lower true resolution: 20.2 MP vs 30.1 MP

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
$2,449 - $2,698 (body only)
$2,732 55-210mm 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

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.78x vs 0.71x
  • Capture extremely high resolution images: 42.2 MP vs 30.1 MP

Leica M10

Leica M10
4 months newer
$6,895 - $7,495 (body only)

Significant advantages of the M10 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Has a GPS
  • Much smaller: Mid size (139×39×80 mm) vs Professional size (151×116×76 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 660 g vs 890 g

Significant disadvantages of the M10 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 900 shots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,036k dots vs 1,620k dots

common strengths of the M10 and 5D Mark IV

  • Viewfinders: Rangefinder vs Pentaprism
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.73x vs 0.71x
  • Capture very high resolution images: 23.8 MP vs 30.1 MP

Sony Alpha 7S II

Sony Alpha 7S II
1 year older
$2,498 (body only)
$2,900 28-70mm 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
  • 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

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

Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500
similar age
$1,398 (body only)
$1,498 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Many more focus points: 425 vs 61
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much smaller: Mid size (120×67×53 mm) vs Professional size (151×116×76 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much shorter battery life: 350 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 Alpha a6500 and 5D Mark IV

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • Weather sealed

Fujifilm X-T2

Fujifilm X-T2
similar age
$1,449 - $1,599 (body only)
$1,730 - $1,899 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T2 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Many more focus points: 325 vs 61
  • Much smaller: Standard size (133×92×49 mm) vs Professional size (151×116×76 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the X-T2 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much shorter battery life: 340 shots vs 900 shots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots

common strengths of the X-T2 and 5D Mark IV

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • Weather sealed

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 5D Mark IV compared to boutique competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,620k dots vs 1,040k dots), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (102,400 ISO vs 50,000 ISO), has a touch screen and has a much longer battery life (900 shots vs 400 shots).

However, on average it is slightly larger (professional size (151×116×76 mm) vs standard size (147×104×39 mm)), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (7 fps vs 12 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has slightly fewer focus points (61 vs 399) and is thicker (3" vs 1.5").

Sony Alpha a99 II

Sony Alpha a99 II
similar age
$3,198

Significant advantages of the Alpha a99 II (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Many more focus points: 399 vs 61
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Shoots significantly faster: 12 fps vs 7 fps

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a99 II (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much shorter battery life: 490 shots vs 900 shots
  • Built-in lens only
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the Alpha a99 II and 5D Mark IV

  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 102,400 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Great battery life: 490 shots vs 900 shots
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Leica SL (Typ 601)

Leica SL (Typ 601)
10 months older
$5,337 - $5,995

Significant advantages of the SL (Typ 601) (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Significantly smaller: Standard size (147×104×39 mm) vs Professional size (151×116×76 mm)
  • Shoots significantly faster: 11 fps vs 7 fps
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the SL (Typ 601) (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much shorter battery life: 400 shots vs 900 shots
  • Built-in lens only
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots

common strengths of the SL (Typ 601) and 5D Mark IV

  • Have touch screens
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/8000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

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 921k 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 220 lenses), is much larger (professional size (151×116×76 mm) vs prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)), doesn't have a built-in focus motor and is much heavier (890 g vs 430 g).

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
6 months older
$1,199 (body only)
$1,349 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

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

Canon Rebel T4i

Canon Rebel T4i
4 years older
$699 (body only)
$550 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T4i (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)
  • Much lighter: 575 g vs 890 g

Significant disadvantages of the T4i (vs the 5D Mark IV)

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

common strengths of the T4i and 5D Mark IV

  • Have touch screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70
similar age
$599 (body only)
$747 - $899 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the K-70 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (126×93×74 mm) vs Professional size (151×116×76 mm)
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the K-70 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Many fewer focus points: 11 vs 61

common strengths of the K-70 and 5D Mark IV

  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.62x vs 0.71x
  • Weather sealed
  • Both have pentaprism viewfinders: Pentaprism vs Pentaprism

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
2 years older
$465 (body only)
$379 - $447 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (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: 430 g vs 890 g

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (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 D3300 and 5D Mark IV

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $379.00 vs $185.74

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
3 years older
$432 - $649 (body only)
$560 - $599 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)
  • Much lighter: 580 g vs 890 g

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

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

common strengths of the T5i and 5D Mark IV

  • Have touch screens
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $432.00 vs $185.74

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
similar age
$400 (body only)
$387 - $497 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

  • Great battery life: 1200 shots vs 900 shots
  • Announced: August 2016 vs August 2016
  • Inexpensive: $387.00 vs $185.74

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 5D Mark IV compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has a significantly 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 and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
4 months older
$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