As well as being compared against other pro DSLRs, the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is also often compared to boutiques, mirrorless, entry-level DSLRs and pro digicams. The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS R and the EOS-1D X Mark II) and Nikon (such as the Z 6 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 significantly higher resolution screen (1,620k dots vs 1,040k dots), has a touch screen, has slightly more focus points (61 vs 11), is newer (august 2016 vs july 2012) 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
$1,956 - $2,797 (body only)
$2,354 - $3,297 24-120mm lens

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

  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1
  • Higher true resolution: 36.2 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • 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
  • 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
$4,756 - $5,999 (body only)
$6,198 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
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 409,600 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • 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
  • Much 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

  • High resolution screens: 1,620k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Have touch screens

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
4 years older
$1,249 - $1,699 (body only)
$1,689 - $2,599 24-105mm lens

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

  • Has a GPS
  • 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
  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Many fewer focus points: 11 vs 61

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

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
1 year older
$1,331 - $1,697 (body only)
$1,822 - $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
  • Longer battery life: 1230 shots vs 900 shots

Significant disadvantages of the D750 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

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

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 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
4 years older
$2,499 - $2,799 (body only)
$3,399 - $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)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • No touch screen
  • 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 5DS R

Canon EOS 5DS R
1 year older
$2,226 - $3,899 (body only)
$3,363 70-300mm 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
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the 5DS R 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: 930 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 much longer battery life (900 shots vs 370 shots), uses fast phase detection autofocus (phase detection vs contrast detection), has interchangeable lenses, is significantly less expensive ($2,359.39 vs $5,849.00) and has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs digital).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (1,620k dots vs 2,100k dots), is slightly larger (professional size (151×116×76 mm) vs prosumer size (134×101×68 mm)), 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).

Canon EOS R

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2 years newer
$2,299

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

  • Many more focus points: 5,655 vs 61
  • Higher resolution screen: 2,100k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen

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
  • Capture very high resolution images: 30.1 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • Great battery life: 370 shots vs 900 shots

Nikon Z 6

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2 years newer
$1,997 - $2,594

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

  • Significantly smaller: Prosumer size (134×101×68 mm) vs Professional size (151×116×76 mm)
  • Shoots much faster: 12 fps vs 7 fps
  • Higher resolution screen: 2,100k dots vs 1,620k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Z 6 (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 Z 6 and 5D Mark IV

  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 204,800 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
$5,850 - $6,999

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
  • Shoots significantly slower: 3 fps vs 7 fps

common strengths of the GFX 50S and 5D Mark IV

  • Capture very high resolution images: 51.1 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 102,400 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Great battery life: 400 shots vs 900 shots

Leica SL (Typ 601)

Leica SL (Typ 601)
10 months older
$5,995 - $6,420

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

  • Much 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

  • Great battery life: 400 shots vs 900 shots
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/8000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

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), takes slightly higher resolution photos (30.1 MP vs 24 MP) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it doesn't shoot as fast continuously (7 fps vs 14 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has significantly fewer focus points (61 vs 399), is significantly larger (professional size (151×116×76 mm) vs standard size (133×92×49 mm)) and is thicker (3" vs 1.9").

Fujifilm X-T3

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2 years newer
$1,499 (body only)
$1,899 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 lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Much shorter battery life: 390 shots vs 900 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 165 lenses

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

  • Very large screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Weather sealed

Sony Alpha a7R III

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1 year newer
$2,898 - $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

  • Very 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

Sony Alpha a7 III

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1 year newer
$1,898 - $1,998 (body only)
$2,098 - $2,777 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha 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 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 a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
6 months older
$696 - $898 (body only)
$795 - $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 A7S

Sony A7S
2 years older
$1,993 - $1,998 (body only)
$2,798 28-70mm 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 lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much shorter battery life: 320 shots vs 900 shots

common strengths of the A7S and 5D Mark IV

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 409,600 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Weather sealed

Fujifilm X-T2

Fujifilm X-T2
similar age
$1,099 - $1,100 (body only)
$1,320 - $1,499 18-55mm lens

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

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Shoots significantly faster: 14 fps vs 7 fps
  • Significantly more focus points: 325 vs 61

Significant disadvantages of the X-T2 (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: 340 shots vs 900 shots

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

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

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 24 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 (129×98×78 mm)), has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2) and doesn't have a built-in focus motor.

Pentax K-3 II

Pentax K-3 II
1 year older
$1,671 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the K-3 II (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 GPS

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

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

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

  • High resolution screens: 1,037k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Very large screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.62x vs 0.71x

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
3 years older
$614 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D5200 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (129×98×78 mm) vs Professional size (151×116×76 mm)
  • More lenses available: 230 lenses vs 165 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the D5200 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.51x vs 0.71x
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"

common strengths of the D5200 and 5D Mark IV

  • Many focus points: 39 vs 61
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
2 years older
$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

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
6 months older
$941 - $1,199 (body only)
$950 - $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

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

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
similar age
$326 (body only)
$409 - $447 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

  • Popularity: 303 vs 394

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 5D Mark IV compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a much higher resolution screen (1,620k dots vs 460k dots), takes much higher resolution photos (30.1 MP vs 9.7 MP), much higher maximum light sensitivity (102,400 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), has a touch screen and has a weather sealed body.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, is significantly larger (professional size (151×116×76 mm) vs mid size (125×64×33 mm)), doesn't have a screen which flips out, is thicker (3" vs 1.3") and is significantly heavier (890 g vs 230 g).

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
6 months older
$519 - $649

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Built-in flash
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (106×61×42 mm) vs Professional size (151×116×76 mm)
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Much shorter battery life: 265 shots vs 900 shots
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and 5D Mark IV

  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • Have touch screens

Pentax WG-3

Pentax WG-3
3 years older

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

  • Built-in flash
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (125×64×33 mm) vs Professional size (151×116×76 mm)
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the WG-3 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Much shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 900 shots
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,620k dots

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

  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second