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 R 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 larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,620k dots vs 1,040k dots), has a touch screen, shoots faster continuously (7 fps vs 6 fps) and has slightly more focus points (61 vs 11).

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 D750

Nikon D750
1 year older
$1,149 - $1,421 (body only)
$1,719 - $1,797 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)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Much lower true resolution: 24.3 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the D750 and 5D Mark IV

  • None found

Nikon D810

Nikon D810
2 years older
$1,763 - $2,797 (body only)
$2,301 - $3,297 24-120mm lens

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

  • Much 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)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 7 fps
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the D810 and 5D Mark IV

  • None found

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
4 years older
$2,389 (body only)
$2,642 50mm 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
  • Much lower true resolution: 22.3 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • No touch screen

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

  • None found

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
4 years older
$866 - $999 (body only)
$1,406 - $1,699 24-105mm lens

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

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly thinner: 2.8" vs 3"

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

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

common strengths of the 6D and 5D Mark IV

  • None found

Canon EOS 5DS R

Canon EOS 5DS R
1 year older
$2,173 - $3,699 (body only)
$2,272 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)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 7 fps
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the 5DS R and 5D Mark IV

  • None found

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II
3 years older
$1,025 - $1,399 (body only)
$1,445 - $1,799 18-135mm lens

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

  • Shoots much faster: 10 fps vs 7 fps
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1
  • Has a GPS

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

  • Much lower true resolution: 20 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"

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

  • None found

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 5D Mark IV compared to boutique competitors include: it has a weather sealed body, has an external mic jack, has a much longer battery life (900 shots vs 340 shots), uses fast phase detection autofocus (phase detection vs contrast detection) and has interchangeable lenses.

However, on average it is slightly larger (professional size (151×116×76 mm) vs prosumer size (134×101×68 mm)), takes slightly lower resolution photos (30.1 MP vs 45.4 MP), doesn't have a screen which flips out, doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED) and slightly smaller viewfinder (0.71x vs 0.94x).

Canon EOS R

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2 years newer
$2,199 - $2,299

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

  • Many more focus points: 5,655 vs 61
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly lighter: 660 g vs 890 g

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

  • Much shorter battery life: 370 shots vs 900 shots
  • Built-in lens only
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the EOS R and 5D Mark IV

  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 102,400 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Great battery life: 370 shots vs 900 shots
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon Z7

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2 years newer
$3,049 - $3,397

Significant advantages of the Z7 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Significantly smaller: Prosumer size (134×101×68 mm) vs Professional size (151×116×76 mm)
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 45.4 MP vs 30.1 MP

Significant disadvantages of the Z7 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much shorter battery life: 330 shots vs 900 shots
  • Built-in lens only
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the Z7 and 5D Mark IV

  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 102,400 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Fujifilm GFX 50S

Fujifilm GFX 50S
similar age
$5,499

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
  • Much higher true resolution: 51.1 MP vs 30.1 MP

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

  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 102,400 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Great battery life: 400 shots vs 900 shots
  • Have external mic jacks

Leica Q (Typ 116)

Leica Q (Typ 116)
1 year older
$4,484 - $4,495

Significant advantages of the Q (Typ 116) (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Smaller: Prosumer size (130×80×93 mm) vs Professional size (151×116×76 mm)
  • Shoots significantly faster: 10 fps vs 7 fps
  • Significantly lighter: 640 g vs 890 g

Significant disadvantages of the Q (Typ 116) (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"

common strengths of the Q (Typ 116) and 5D Mark IV

  • None found

Fujifilm GFX 50R

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2 years newer
$4,499

Significant advantages of the GFX 50R (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 2,360k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 51.1 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the GFX 50R (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 50R and 5D Mark IV

  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 102,400 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Great battery life: 400 shots vs 900 shots
  • Have external mic jacks

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

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2 years newer
$998

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-LX100 II (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much smaller: Standard size (115×66×64 mm) vs Professional size (151×116×76 mm)
  • Shoots significantly faster: 11 fps vs 7 fps
  • Much lighter: 392 g vs 890 g

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-LX100 II (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much shorter battery life: 340 shots vs 900 shots
  • Built-in lens only
  • Smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"

common strengths of the Lumix DC-LX100 II and 5D Mark IV

  • Inexpensive: $989.95 vs $181.60
  • Popularity: 209 vs 190

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 much 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 0.49x) and takes slightly higher resolution photos (30.1 MP vs 20.2 MP).

However, on average it doesn't shoot as fast continuously (7 fps vs 20 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has significantly fewer focus points (61 vs 425), is older (august 2016 vs april 2017) and is significantly larger (professional size (151×116×76 mm) vs prosumer size (127×96×63 mm)).

Sony a7 III

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1 year newer
$1,979 - $1,998 (body only)
$2,198 28-70mm lens

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

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

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

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

common strengths of the a7 III and 5D Mark IV

  • Weather sealed
  • Very long battery life: 710 shots vs 900 shots
  • Many lenses available: 92 lenses vs 165 lenses

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5
4 months newer
$1,597 - $1,598 (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
  • Shoots faster: 12 fps vs 7 fps
  • Lighter: 725 g vs 890 g

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

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.37x vs 0.71x
  • Much shorter battery life: 410 shots vs 900 shots
  • 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

Fujifilm X-T3

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2 years newer
$1,349 - $1,400 (body only)
$1,699 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T3 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Shoots much faster: 20 fps vs 7 fps
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly more focus points: 425 vs 61

Significant disadvantages of the X-T3 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Much shorter battery life: 390 shots vs 900 shots

common strengths of the X-T3 and 5D Mark IV

  • Weather sealed
  • Capture very high resolution images: 26 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • Have external mic jacks

Sony Alpha a9

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7 months newer
$4,498 (body only)
$4,303 70-200mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a9 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Many more focus points: 693 vs 61
  • Shoots much faster: 20 fps vs 7 fps
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a9 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Much fewer lenses available: 92 lenses vs 165 lenses

common strengths of the Alpha a9 and 5D Mark IV

  • Very high resolution screens: 1,440k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 204,800 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Weather sealed

Sony A7

Sony A7
2 years older
$798 (body only)
$998 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7 (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)
  • Much lighter: 417 g vs 890 g

Significant disadvantages of the A7 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • No touch screen
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 1,620k dots

common strengths of the A7 and 5D Mark IV

  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Weather sealed
  • Many lenses available: 92 lenses vs 165 lenses

Canon EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M)

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1 year newer

Significant advantages of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much smaller: Standard size (116×88×59 mm) vs Professional size (151×116×76 mm)
  • Much lighter: 390 g vs 890 g

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 165 lenses

common strengths of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) and 5D Mark IV

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Popularity: 222 vs 190

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 230k dots), much larger viewfinder (0.71x vs 0.54x), 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 (133×100×80 mm)), has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2) and doesn't have a built-in focus motor.

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100
3 years older
$711 (body only)
$1,019 18-140mm lens

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

  • Much smaller: Professional size (136×107×76 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 D7100 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

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

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 T6s

Canon EOS Rebel T6s
1 year older

Significant advantages of the T6s (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much smaller: Professional size (132×111×78 mm) vs Professional size (151×116×76 mm)
  • Built-in flash

Significant disadvantages of the T6s (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much lower true resolution: 24 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.51x vs 0.71x

common strengths of the T6s and 5D Mark IV

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

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
1 year older
$629 - $876 (body only)
$997 - $1,029 18-140mm lens

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

  • Much smaller: Professional size (136×107×76 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 D7200 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

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

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

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
6 months older
$872 - $999 (body only)
$942 - $1,149 18-55mm lens

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

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much 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 true resolution: 24 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.59x vs 0.71x

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

  • Very high resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Have touch screens
  • Fast continuous shooting: 7 fps vs 7 fps

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
5 years older

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

common strengths of the T3i and 5D Mark IV

  • Very high resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
5 years older
$633 (body only)
$631 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much smaller: Professional size (130×100×78 mm) vs Professional size (151×116×76 mm)
  • Much lighter: 459 g vs 890 g
  • Built-in flash

Significant disadvantages of the T3 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much lower true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3.2"

common strengths of the T3 and 5D Mark IV

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection