Benchmarks Real world tests of EOS 5D Mark IV vs III

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 5D Mark III
950 photos

Features Key features of the EOS 5D Mark IV  vs III 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

EOS 5D Mark IV
102,400 ISO
EOS 5D Mark III
102,400 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 5D Mark III
38.7 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

EOS 5D Mark IV  vs
III 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 30.1 MP 22.3 MP
Resolution 6720 x 4480 5456 x 4096
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 38.7 microns
Light sensitivity 50 ISO to 102,400 ISO 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 61 61
Supports continuous Yes No

shutter

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

form factor

Size 151 x 116 x 76 mm 152 x 116 x 76 mm
Thickness 76 mm 76 mm
Weight 890 g 950 g
Is weather sealed Yes Yes

features

Includes a GPS No No
WiFi 802.11n None

video

EOS 5D Mark IV  vs
III 
Video Unknown 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
External mic jack 3.5mm 3.5mm

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3.2" 3.2"
Resolution 1,620 k dots 1,040 k dots
Has a touch screen Yes No
Has a flip out screen No No
Supports live view Yes Yes

viewfinder

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

performance

Max continuous shooting 7 fps 6 fps
Battery life 900 950
Continuous shooting
6 fps @ 5760 x 3840, JPEG, 65 shots
6 fps @ 5760 x 3840, RAW, 13 shots
7 fps
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