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 Sony (such as the Alpha a7 III and the Alpha a7R III)

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

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
4 years older
$2,499 (body only)
$3,499 24-105mm 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

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
4 years older
$949 - $999 (body only)
$1,449 - $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"
  • Light weight: 770 g vs 890 g

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
6 months older
$5,083 - $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

Nikon D810

Nikon D810
2 years older
$2,030 - $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

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
1 year older
$1,419 - $1,697 (body only)
$2,197 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"
  • Light weight: 750 g vs 890 g

Canon EOS 5DS R

Canon EOS 5DS R
1 year older
$2,243 - $3,699 (body only)
$4,030 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)

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

common strengths of the 5DS R 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 1,036k dots), has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs digital), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (102,400 ISO vs 51,200 ISO) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it doesn't have a screen which flips out, doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED), has significantly fewer focus points (61 vs 399), is significantly larger (professional size (151×116×76 mm) vs prosumer size (127×96×60 mm)) and is slightly more expensive ($2,595.00 vs $799.99).

Sony Alpha a7 III

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1 year newer
$1,998 - $2,303 (body only)
$2,198 - $2,810 28-70mm lens

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

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

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

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

common strengths of the Alpha a7 III and 5D Mark IV

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Weather sealed
  • Very long battery life: 710 shots vs 900 shots

Sony Alpha a7R III

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1 year newer
$2,998 - $3,298 (body only)
$3,400 28-70mm lens

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

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

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha 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 Alpha a7R III and 5D Mark IV

  • High resolution screens: 1,440k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Capture very high resolution images: 42.2 MP vs 30.1 MP

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5
4 months newer
$1,798 (body only)
$1,925 - $2,398 12-60mm lens

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

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Lighter: 725 g vs 890 g
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

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

  • Much shorter battery life: 410 shots vs 900 shots
  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.37x vs 0.71x
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

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 a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
6 months older
$754 - $898 (body only)
$858 - $998 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly more focus points: 425 vs 61
  • Much smaller: Mid size (120×67×49 mm) vs Professional size (151×116×76 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the Alpha a6300 and 5D Mark IV

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Weather sealed
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Sony Alpha 7R II

Sony Alpha 7R II
1 year older
$1,998 (body only)
$2,896 - $3,300 24-70mm lens

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

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

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

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much shorter battery life: 290 shots vs 900 shots
  • No touch screen

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

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Capture very high resolution images: 42.2 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • Weather sealed

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
2 years older
$998 - $1,498 (body only)
$1,709 14-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GH4 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much lighter: 560 g vs 890 g

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GH4 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,036k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Much shorter battery life: 500 shots vs 900 shots

common strengths of the DMC-GH4 and 5D Mark IV

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Weather sealed
  • Great battery life: 500 shots vs 900 shots

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 prosumer size (124×98×76 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
$781 - $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
  • Have touch screens
  • Fast continuous shooting: 7 fps vs 7 fps

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
1 year older
$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

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500
1 year older
$499 (body only)
$549 - $709 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5500 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm) vs Professional size (151×116×76 mm)
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • More lenses available: 230 lenses vs 165 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the D5500 (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 D5500 and 5D Mark IV

  • High resolution screens: 1,037k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Very large screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Have touch screens

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
1 year older
$739 - $997 (body only)
$1,099 - $1,297 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7200 (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 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
  • Very large screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.61x vs 0.71x

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
similar age
$326 (body only)
$398 - $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

  • None found

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
5 years older
$400 18-55mm 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

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), takes much higher resolution photos (30.1 MP vs 9.7 MP), much higher maximum light sensitivity (102,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), has a touch screen and has a weather sealed body.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, doesn't have a screen which flips out, doesn't have a built-in GPS and is much more expensive ($2,595.00 vs $333.00).

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
1 year older
$479 - $597

Significant advantages of the P900 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

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

Significant disadvantages of the P900 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Much shorter battery life: 360 shots vs 900 shots
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 30.1 MP

common strengths of the P900 and 5D Mark IV

  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 900 shots
  • Popularity: 143 vs 197
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700
6 months older
$333 - $339

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

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

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 900 shots
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 30.1 MP

common strengths of the Coolpix B700 and 5D Mark IV

  • Fairly small: Professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs Professional size (151×116×76 mm)
  • Thin: 4.2" vs 3"
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second