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Advantages of the Canon 5D Mark IV

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Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
900 shots vs 650 shots
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Around 40% more shots per battery charge
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
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,620k dots vs 1,440k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$2,316.39 vs $2,728.09
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The best price we've seen is $412 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Advantages of the Sony Alpha a7R III

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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
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
42.2 MP vs 30.1 MP
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Capture more than 40% more detail in your photos
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 7 fps
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More than 40% faster continuous shooting
Weight
Lighter
657 g vs 890 g
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Around 30% lighter
Focus points
More focus points
399 vs 61
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.78x vs 0.71x
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More than 20% larger viewfinder
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Compared to recent digital cameras

Common Strengths
Battery life Very long battery life Help
5D Mark IV900 shots
Alpha a7R III650 shots
Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
5D Mark IV1,620k dots
Alpha a7R III1,440k dots
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
5D Mark IV30.1 MP
Alpha a7R III42.2 MP
Autofocus Both use faster phase detection autofocus Help
fast and accurate
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 a7R 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 a7R 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
Lowest price Very expensive Help
5D Mark IV$2,316.39
Alpha a7R III$2,728.09
Weight Heavy Help
5D Mark IV890 g
Alpha a7R III657 g
Thickness Quite thick Help
5D Mark IV3"
Alpha a7R III2.9"
Size Large Help
5D Mark IV151×116×76 mm
Alpha a7R III127×96×74 mm

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