Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Released August, 2016
  • 30.1 MP
  • Full frame 36 x 24 mm CMOS
  • 3.2" LCD
The raw file can be downloaded here, and contains two raw data sets.
by Mike-Tomkins (Sep, 2016)

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

EOS 5D Mark IV
7 fps
Alpha a6500
11 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

EOS 5D Mark IV
900 photos
Alpha a6500
350 photos
EOS 700D
550 photos

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Canon vs. Canon? See our comparison pages to assist in your selection!

by Dave Pardue |
Because DSLRs often look very similar upon first glance, especially models from the same basic line, we developed our A vs. B comparison system to allow you to quickly peruse the basic differences, and similarities, both above and below the hood from model to model.
This will help you quickly find which ones suit your specific purposes and price range, after which you can use tools like our Comparometer to compare the basic image quality.
But while the function, which allows subtle tweaks to focus, bokeh and ghosting post-capture, is pretty cool, our good friend Iliah Borg - he and Alex Tutubalin are the developers of the superb FastRawViewer and RawDigger apps and the related LibRaw library - has pointed out what strikes us as an even more exciting aspect of the technology.
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We expect significant, though not class-leading, improvements in dynamic range that narrow the gap in shadow recoverability between Canon and Sony sensors.
That’s why I think Sony should target that kind of customer by offering a Sony A7 camera that can match or even beat the autofocus system as I think that’s one of the main strong point of the Canon.
I have been told (thanks) that the announcement of both the EOS 5D Mark IV and the EOS-1D X Mark II may be delayed because of the new TTL system and new flashes Canon is deveolping.
It seems Canon wants to be sure that the 1D X Mark II and 5D Mark IV are working flawlessly with the new flash system, and hence has extended the developing and testing period of both cameras.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Megapixels 30.1 MP
Resolution 6720 x 4480
Size Full frame
Area 36 x 24 mm
Crop factor 1.0x
Pixel size 28.7 microns
Light sensitivity 50 ISO to 102,400 ISO

focus system

Type Phase detection
Focus points 61
Supports continuous Yes


Min 30 s
Max 1/8000 s

form factor

Size 151 x 116 x 76 mm
Thickness 76 mm
Weight 890 g
Is weather sealed Yes


Includes a GPS No
WiFi 802.11n


Video Unknown
External mic jack 3.5mm


Type LCD
Size 3.2"
Resolution 1,620 k dots
Has a touch screen Yes
Has a flip out screen No
Supports live view Yes


Viewfinder mirror Opaque
Viewfinder Viewfinder
Type Pentaprism
Coverage 100%
Magnification 0.71x
Viewfinder size 0.71x


Max continuous shooting 7 fps
Battery life 900 photos
Continuous shooting 7 fps
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