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.
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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- B&H Photo: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera with 24-105mm f/4L II Lens $4599.00
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- B&H Photo: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera (Body Only) $3,499.00
Canon 5D Mark IV vs Sony A7R2
|MP||30 (Dimensions – 6720 x 4480)||42 (Dimensions – 7952 x 5304)|
|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|
|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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