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

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
4 years older
$2,037 - $2,499 (body only)
$2,639 - $3,099 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)

  • 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)
  • Thin: 3" vs 3"

Nikon D810

Nikon D810
2 years older
$2,417 - $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

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
6 months older
$5,272 - $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
  • Announced: February 2016 vs August 2016

Canon EOS 5DS

Canon EOS 5DS
1 year older
$2,544 - $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"

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
1 year older
$1,532 - $1,897 (body only)
$2,201 - $2,397 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)
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 3"
  • Light weight: 750 g vs 890 g

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
4 years older
$1,218 - $1,499 (body only)
$1,899 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"
  • Light weight: 770 g vs 890 g

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"), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (102,400 ISO vs 50,000 ISO), has a touch screen, has a much longer battery life (900 shots vs 400 shots) and uses fast phase detection autofocus (phase detection vs contrast detection).

However, on average it is slightly larger (professional size (151×116×76 mm) vs standard size (147×104×39 mm)), takes slightly lower resolution photos (30.1 MP vs 42.2 MP), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (7 fps vs 11 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out and doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED).

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
$6,647 - $7,450

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
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Built-in lens only

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

Fujifilm GFX 50S

Fujifilm GFX 50S
similar age
$6,499

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
  • Has a flip-out screen

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

  • High resolution screens: 2,360k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 102,400 ISO vs 102,400 ISO

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 optical), slightly larger viewfinder (0.71x vs 0.50x) and slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (102,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO).

However, on average it 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), is significantly larger (professional size (151×116×76 mm) vs prosumer size (134×91×67 mm)) and is thicker (3" vs 2.4").

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5
4 months newer
$1,998 (body only)

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
  • 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
  • Weather sealed

Sony Alpha 7R II

Sony Alpha 7R II
1 year older
$2,599 - $2,698 (body only)
$2,659 55-210mm lens

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

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

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
  • Capture extremely high resolution images: 42.2 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • Weather sealed

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
similar age
$1,800 - $1,999 (body only)
$2,149 14-42mm 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)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.36x vs 0.71x

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

Fujifilm X-T2

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

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

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly 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

  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • Weather sealed
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon D810A

Nikon D810A
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
  • Has a GPS
  • Higher true resolution: 36.2 MP vs 30.1 MP

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

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Doesn't have a through-the-lens viewfinder: Optical vs Pentaprism
  • No touch screen

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 A7R

Sony A7R
2 years older
$1,898 - $2,698 (body only)
$2,238 30mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7R (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much smaller: Standard size (127×94×48 mm) vs Professional size (151×116×76 mm)
  • Higher true resolution: 36.2 MP vs 30.1 MP

Significant disadvantages of the A7R (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: 921k dots vs 1,620k dots

common strengths of the A7R and 5D Mark IV

  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.71x vs 0.71x
  • Capture extremely high resolution images: 36.2 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 1,040k 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, is much larger (professional size (151×116×76 mm) vs professional size (131×100×77 mm)), has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2), doesn't have a built-in focus motor and is much more expensive ($3,146.00 vs $779.00).

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
6 months older
$1,099 (body only)
$1,152 - $1,599 18-135mm 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

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
1 year older
$779 - $997 (body only)
$1,109 - $1,297 18-140mm lens

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

  • More lenses available: 230 lenses vs 165 lenses
  • Significantly 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

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500
1 year older
$506 - $597 (body only)
$549 - $697 18-55mm lens

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

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

  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Have touch screens
  • Many focus points: 39 vs 61

Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3
2 years older
$847 (body only)
$900 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much smaller: Professional size (131×100×77 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 K-3 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Much lower true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.62x vs 0.71x

common strengths of the K-3 and 5D Mark IV

  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.62x vs 0.71x
  • Fast continuous shooting: 8.3 fps vs 7 fps

Canon Rebel T4i

Canon Rebel T4i
4 years older
$699 (body only)
$669 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

Sony SLT A65

Sony SLT-A65
5 years older
$866 18-55mm lens

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 resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"

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