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 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 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 slightly smaller (professional size (151×116×76 mm) vs large (146×123×82 mm)).

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
$1,240 - $1,397 (body only)
$1,719 - $1,897 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

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
4 years older
$999 - $1,022 (body only)
$1,412 - $1,999 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
$2,181 - $3,699 (body only)
$2,278 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-1D X Mark II

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
6 months older
$4,516 - $5,499 (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
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the EOS-1D X Mark II (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much 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

  • None found

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
4 years older
$2,150 (body only)
$2,900 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
  • 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

Nikon D810

Nikon D810
2 years older
$1,914 - $2,797 (body only)
$2,472 - $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

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 330 shots), has interchangeable lenses 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)), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (102,400 ISO vs 204,800 ISO), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (7 fps vs 12 fps) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

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
$3,322 - $3,997

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

Nikon Z6

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2 years newer
$1,997 - $2,597

Significant advantages of the Z6 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Significantly smaller: Prosumer size (134×101×68 mm) vs Professional size (151×116×76 mm)
  • Shoots significantly faster: 12 fps vs 7 fps
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 204,800 ISO vs 102,400 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the Z6 (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 Z6 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

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 significantly larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,620k dots vs 1,229k dots), has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs optical), takes slightly higher resolution photos (30.1 MP vs 26 MP) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it doesn't shoot as fast continuously (7 fps vs 12 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has significantly fewer focus points (61 vs 399), is older (august 2016 vs october 2017) and is slightly larger (professional size (151×116×76 mm) vs prosumer size (127×96×74 mm)).

Sony Alpha a7 III

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1 year newer
$1,898 - $2,167 (body only)
$1,998 - $2,226 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 smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • 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

Fujifilm X-T3

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2 years newer
$1,499 (body only)
$1,879 - $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 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

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Weather sealed
  • Capture very high resolution images: 26 MP vs 30.1 MP

Sony Alpha a7R III

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1 year newer
$2,714 - $2,898 (body only)
$3,041 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

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5
4 months newer
$1,698 (body only)
$1,925 - $2,400 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
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S

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1 year newer
$1,988 - $2,298 (body only)
$3,162 - $5,567 12mm lens

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-GH5S (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 204,800 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Larger viewfinder: 0.81x vs 0.71x

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-GH5S (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much lower true resolution: 10.2 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • Much shorter battery life: 440 shots vs 900 shots
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the Lumix DC-GH5S 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

Nikon D810A

Nikon D810A
1 year older
$3,972 (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
  • No touch screen
  • Doesn't have a through-the-lens viewfinder: Optical vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the D810A and 5D Mark IV

  • Very large screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Capture very 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 921k 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 (129×101×78 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
$868 - $999 (body only)
$940 - $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

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
3 years older
$400 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (129×98×78 mm) vs Professional size (151×116×76 mm)
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Built-in flash

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

  • Much lower true resolution: 24 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.51x vs 0.71x

common strengths of the D5200 and 5D Mark IV

  • Many focus points: 39 vs 61
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
1 year older
$769 - $997 (body only)
$867 - $1,297 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

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600
similar age
$530 - $597 (body only)
$569 - $785 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5600 (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
  • Has a built-in focus motor

Significant disadvantages of the D5600 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much lower true resolution: 24 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.54x vs 0.71x

common strengths of the D5600 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

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
5 months older
$264 - $549 (body only)
$346 - $449 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much smaller: Professional size (129×101×78 mm) vs Professional size (151×116×76 mm)
  • Much lighter: 485 g vs 890 g
  • Built-in flash

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much lower true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • Much lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.50x vs 0.71x

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and 5D Mark IV

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Popularity: 239 vs 265