Strengths of the Canon 5D Mark IV:

Fast and reliable performer with excellent ergonomics and the new touchscreen makes the already smartly organized menu even more accessible.   Dual Pixel AF (not to be confused with the dual pixel RAW) makes live view focusing fast and competent for most situations.

Canon’s lens selection and reliable track record as a company further highlight the 5D Mark IV as solid choice for serious photographers.

I do love that they finally added the intervalometer and time lapse movie modes

30MP is a nice resolution, not too large that your system will get bogged down but still allows for decent cropping when needed.

Weakness of the Canon 5D Mark IV:

The Sensor – although this camera and sensor are capable of making beautiful photos it doesn’t beat the competition – Nikon D810 and Sony a7R2, and those cameras are a year old or more.

Video features – This may not matter to you but those looking for an upgrade from the 5D Mark III as a video shooter or those needing a strong hybrid camera should look elsewhere – The codec is inefficient, the 4K is cropped to 1.74x and you do not have 4K video OUT.

Toss Up:

The CF and SD Cards – My wallet loves the fact that I don’t need to buy any new cards but putting technology that it is nearing the end of its life cycle in a camera that won’t be replaced for 4 years – feels less forward looking than I want Canon to be.

Dual Pixel Raw – this allows you to make very small adjustments to focus after you take a photo using Canon’s software.  I have trouble seeing any real differences in my tests and file size doubles.

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Canon 5D Mark IV vs Sony A7R2

Sony vs Canon
Camera Canon Sony
MP 30 (Dimensions – 6720 x 4480) 42 (Dimensions – 7952 x 5304)
FPS 7.0 5.0
Video 4K with 1.7x crop / JPEG Codec 4K Full Frame / XAVC Codec
Storage Dual Card – SD and CF Single SD Card
LCD Fixed 3.2″ Touch enabled Tilting 3.0″
Viewfinder; Optical 100% Coverage Electronic 100% Coverage
FPS 7.0 5.0
Battery Life 900 Shots 290 Shots
Weight 890 g (1.96 lbs) 625 g (1.38 lb)
Body Only Price $3500 (buy from B&H Photo | Amazon ) $3200 (buy from B&H Photo | Amazon )
24-70 Lens Weight 805 g (1.77 lb) 866 g (1.95 lb)
24-70 Lens Cost $1750 (buy from B&H Photo| Amazon ) $2198 (buy from B&H Photo| Amazon)
TOTAL COST & WEIGHT 1695 g 3.74 lbs | $5250 1491 g 3.33 lbs | $5398

 

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