Benchmarks Real world tests of EOS 5D Mark IV vs EOS-1D X Mark II

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

EOS 5D Mark IV
900 photos
EOS-1D X Mark II
1,210 photos

Features Key features of the EOS 5D Mark IV  vs EOS-1D X Mark II 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

EOS 5D Mark IV
102,400 ISO
EOS-1D X Mark II
409,600 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

EOS 5D Mark IV
28.7 microns
EOS-1D X Mark II
43.3 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs


EOS 5D Mark IV  vs
EOS-1D X Mark II 
Megapixels 30.1 MP 20 MP
Resolution 6720 x 4480 5472 x 3648
Size Full frame Full frame
Area 36 x 24 mm 36 x 24 mm
Crop factor 1.0x 1.0x
Pixel size 28.7 microns 43.3 microns
Light sensitivity 50 ISO to 102,400 ISO 50 ISO to 409,600 ISO

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 61 61
Supports continuous Yes Yes


Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/8000 s 1/8000 s

form factor

Size 151 x 116 x 76 mm 158 x 168 x 83 mm
Thickness 76 mm 83 mm
Weight 890 g 1,530 g
Is weather sealed Yes Yes


Includes a GPS No Yes
WiFi 802.11n None


EOS 5D Mark IV  vs
EOS-1D X Mark II 
Video Unknown Unknown
External mic jack 3.5mm 3.5mm


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


Viewfinder mirror Opaque Translucent
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentaprism Pentaprism
Coverage 100% 100%
Magnification 0.71x 0.76x
Viewfinder size 0.71x 0.76x


Max continuous shooting 7 fps 16 fps
Battery life 900 1,210
Continuous shooting
16 fps
7 fps
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