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Advantages of the Canon 5D Mark IV

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Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
1,620k dots vs 921k dots
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Around 80% higher resolution screen
Lens availability
Significantly more lenses available
165 lenses vs 92 lenses
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Around 80% more lenses available
Screen size
Larger screen
3.2" vs 3"
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Around 10% larger screen
Battery life
Longer battery life
900 shots vs 710 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
True resolution
Higher true resolution
30.1 MP vs 24 MP
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Capture around 30% more detail in your photos
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
102,400 ISO vs 51,200 ISO
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The 5D Mark IV's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
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Focus points
Many more focus points
693 vs 61
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Size
Smaller
127×96×74 mm vs 151×116×76 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Weight
Lighter
650 g vs 890 g
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Around 30% lighter
Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.78x vs 0.71x
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Around 20% larger viewfinder
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 7 fps
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More than 40% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Cheaper
$1,998.00 vs $2,749.00
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The best price we've seen is $751 cheaper (around 30% less)
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Common Strengths
Battery life Very long battery life Help
5D Mark IV900 shots
Alpha a7 III710 shots
Autofocus Both use faster phase detection autofocus Help
fast and accurate
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Touch screen Have touch screens Help
Fewer buttons
Viewfinder size Above average viewfinder size Help
5D Mark IV0.71x
Alpha a7 III0.78x
Interchangeable lenses Interchangeable lenses Help
Many lenses to choose from
External flash Each supports an external flash Help
Better lighting
Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
5D Mark IVPentaprism
Alpha a7 IIIDigital
Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
1/8000 of a second
Common Weaknesses
Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
Professional
Weight Heavy Help
5D Mark IV890 g
Alpha a7 III650 g
Thickness Quite thick Help
5D Mark IV3"
Alpha a7 III2.9"
Size Large Help
5D Mark IV151×116×76 mm
Alpha a7 III127×96×74 mm

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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
EOS 5D Mark IV
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