As well as being compared against other pro DSLRs, the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is also often compared to mirrorless, boutiques, entry-level DSLRs and super zooms. The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS 5DS and the EOS 6D) 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 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.

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
1 year older
$1,370 - $1,497 (body only)
$1,956 - $1,997 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

Canon EOS 5DS
1 year older
$2,360 - $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)

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

common strengths of the 5DS 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"

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
4 years older
$1,069 - $1,199 (body only)
$1,599 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 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
4 years older
$2,099 (body only)
$2,685 - $2,699 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-1D X Mark II

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
6 months older
$5,271 - $5,499 (body only)
$6,498 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
  • 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

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Nikon D810

Nikon D810
2 years older
$2,149 - $2,797 (body only)
$2,900 - $3,297 24-120mm lens

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

  • Significantly 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

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 1,229k 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 slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (102,400 ISO vs 409,600 ISO), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has slightly fewer focus points (61 vs 325), is significantly larger (professional size (151×116×76 mm) vs prosumer size (127×96×60 mm)) and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Sony Alpha 7R II

Sony Alpha 7R II
1 year older
$2,398 - $2,449 (body only)
$2,600 50mm lens

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

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

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
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 102,400 ISO vs 102,400 ISO

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5
4 months newer
$1,998 (body only)
$1,977 - $2,598 12-60mm lens

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

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • 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
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.37x vs 0.71x

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 7S II

Sony Alpha 7S II
1 year older
$1,800 - $2,398 (body only)
$2,498 35mm lens

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

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 409,600 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly smaller: Prosumer size (127×96×60 mm) vs Professional size (151×116×76 mm)

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

  • Much shorter battery life: 370 shots vs 900 shots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much lower true resolution: 12 MP vs 30.1 MP

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

  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.77x vs 0.71x
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 409,600 ISO vs 102,400 ISO

Fujifilm X-T2

Fujifilm X-T2
similar age
$1,499 - $1,699 (body only)
$1,761 - $1,799 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

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 51,200 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 30.1 MP

Leica M10

Leica M10
4 months newer
$6,895 (body only)

Significant advantages of the M10 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Has a GPS
  • Much smaller: Mid size (139×39×80 mm) vs Professional size (151×116×76 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 660 g vs 890 g

Significant disadvantages of the M10 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 900 shots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,036k dots vs 1,620k dots

common strengths of the M10 and 5D Mark IV

  • Viewfinders: Rangefinder vs Pentaprism
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.73x vs 0.71x
  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 50,000 ISO vs 102,400 ISO

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
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 36.2 MP vs 30.1 MP
  • Has a GPS

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

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 51,200 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • 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"
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.70x vs 0.71x
  • Capture extremely high resolution images: 36.2 MP vs 30.1 MP

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"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,620k dots vs 1,040k dots), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (102,400 ISO vs 50,000 ISO), has a touch screen and has a much longer battery life (900 shots vs 400 shots).

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 have a screen which flips out, has slightly fewer focus points (61 vs 399) and is thicker (3" vs 1.5").

Leica SL (Typ 601)

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

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)
  • Has a GPS
  • Shoots faster: 11 fps vs 7 fps

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
  • Lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots

common strengths of the SL (Typ 601) and 5D Mark IV

  • Have touch screens
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism

Hasselblad X1D

Hasselblad X1D
similar age
$7,995 - $8,995

Significant advantages of the X1D (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Significantly higher true resolution: 51.3 MP vs 30.1 MP

Significant disadvantages of the X1D (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Built-in lens only
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the X1D and 5D Mark IV

  • Have touch screens
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism

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

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 0.54x), takes much higher resolution photos (30.1 MP vs 24 MP) and has a weather sealed body.

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 (124×97×70 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
$999 (body only)
$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
  • Weather sealed

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)
  • Much lighter: 555 g vs 890 g

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 D7200

Nikon D7200
1 year older
$755 - $797 (body only)
$1,047 - $1,097 18-140mm lens

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

  • More lenses available: 230 lenses vs 165 lenses
  • Much 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 D5600

Nikon D5600
similar age
$519 - $647 (body only)
$614 - $797 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
  • More lenses available: 230 lenses vs 165 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the D5600 (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 D5600 and 5D Mark IV

  • High resolution screens: 1,037k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Have touch screens

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 larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,620k dots vs 1,030k dots), takes much higher resolution photos (30.1 MP vs 12 MP), much higher maximum light sensitivity (102,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, doesn't have a screen which flips out, is much more expensive ($2,809.00 vs $1,298.00) and slightly shorter exposures (30 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
4 months older
$1,298

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III (vs the 5D Mark IV)

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

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Much shorter battery life: 420 shots vs 900 shots
  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III and 5D Mark IV

  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 30.1 MP

Canon XC10

Canon XC10
1 year older
$2,393

Significant advantages of the XC10 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the XC10 (vs the 5D Mark IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,030k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much lower true resolution: 12 MP vs 30.1 MP

common strengths of the XC10 and 5D Mark IV

  • High resolution screens: 1,030k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Have touch screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS