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Canon 5D Mark IV vs 5D Mark III
Canon 5D Mark IV vs 5D Mark III

Canon 5D Mark IV vs Canon 5D Mark III Comparison

Canon 5D Mark IV vs Canon 5D Mark III Comparison

Canon recently launched it’s new flagship update to the 5D Mark series. The new 5D Mark IV comes with lots of new and upgraded features and innovation. Here we take a look at the difference between the latest 5D mark IV and 5D Mark III. It is clear even before comparison that the 5D mark IV will be a winner but just by how much!

5Dm4 has almost an 8 megapixel advantage over it’s predecessor 5Dm3. The higher side of usable ISO is expanded from 25600 to 32000. The auto-focus system has also changed from contrast based AF to Dual Pixel CMOS AF system in new 5Dm4. There has been no considerable change in the continuous shooting speed with the new 5D Mark IV having just 1 frame advantage at 7 fps. The major upgrade comes in video section where the new 5D Mark IV is capable of 4K video shooting. The new camera is touch screen enabled and also supports faster USB 3.0 and inbuilt WiFi and NFC.

Canon 5D Mark IV vs Canon 5D Mark III Comparison
5D mark IV vs 5D Mark III comparison review
STILL IMAGE
Image sensor Effective pixels/Size
Approx. 30.4M / 35mm Full-frame
Approx. 22.3M / 35mm Full-frame
ISO speed (expanded ISO)
100–32000 (L: 50, H1: 51200, H2: 102400)
100–25600 (L: 50, H1: 51200, H2: 102400)
AF No. of focus points (details)
61 points (41 cross-type points, 61 points at f/8)
• Vertically expanded AF area
61 points (41 cross-type points,
central single point at f/8)
Metering range
EV -3 – 18
EV-2 – 18
AF method (finder)
Secondary image-registration, phase detection AF
Secondary image-registration, phase detection AF
Sensor AF (Still LV / Movie LV)
Dual Pixel CMOS AF
Contrast AF
AE Sensor
Approx. 150,000 RGB + IR
metering sensor
IFCL Metering System with 63-zone dual-layering
metering sensor
Anti-flicker shooting
Yes
Drive Continuous shooting speed
Approx. 7.0 fps*
Approx. 6.0 fps*
Max. burst (JPEG LF / RAW)
JPEG: Until card becomes full / RAW: 17 shots or more
(when using a UDMA7 CF card or a UHS-I SD card)
JPEG: 16270 shots / RAW: 18 shots
(when using a high-speed 128 GB CF card)
Recording Recording media
CF (Type I UDMA7 compatible) + SD (UHS-I compatible)
CF + SD
Shutter Sync. Speed
1/200 sec.
1/200 sec.
Viewfinder Coverage / Magnification
Approx. 100% / Approx. 0.71x
Approx. 100% / Approx. 0.71x
Eyepoint
Approx. 21mm
Approx. 21mm
Viewfinder LCD
Intelligent Viewfinder II
Intelligent Viewfinder
Release time lag
Approx. 58 ms
Approx. 59 ms
Lens optical correction
• Peripheral illumination correction /
Chromatic aberration correction
(during RAW processing + JPEG shooting)
• Distortion correction
(during RAW processing + JPEG shooting)
• Diffraction correction
(during RAW processing + JPEG shooting)
• Digital Lens Optimizer
(during RAW processing + JPEG shooting)
• Peripheral illumination correction /
Chromatic aberration correction
(during RAW processing + JPEG shooting)
• Distortion correction (during RAW processing)
VIDEO
Video recording size / Frame rate (Maximum)
[4K] 4096 x 2160: 30p
[Full HD MOV] 1920 x 1080: 60p
[Full HD MP4] 1920 x 1080: 60p
[HD] 1280 x 720: 120p
(High frame rate movie: without sound)
[Full HD] 1920 x 1080: 30p
[HD] 1280 x 720: 60p
[SD] 640 x 480: 30p
Video compression method
[4K] Motion JPEG
[Full HD / HD MOV / MP4] MPEG-4 AVC / H.264
MPEG-4 AVC / H.264
Headphone port
Yes
Yes
ISO speed
[Full HD] 100–25600 (H2: 102400)
[4K] 100–12800 (H2: 102400)
[Full HD] 100–12800 (H: 25600)
HDMI output
Yes (Full HD only)
Yes
OTHERS
LCD monitor Size / Resolution
Wide 3.2-inch (3:2) / 1,620,000 dots
Wide 3.2-inch (3:2) / 1,040,000 dots
Touch panel
Yes (for all functions)
IF USB
3.0
2.0
Wi-Fi® / GPS
GPS^ / Wi-Fi®^^ / NFC^^^: Built-in
GPS / Wi-Fi®: Compatible with accessory
Smartphone application compatibility
Yes (via built-in Wi-Fi®)
Durability Shutter-release cycles
150,000
150,000
Exterior Dimension (W x H x D)
Approx. 5.93 x 4.58 x 2.99 in. /
150.7 x 116.4 x 75.9mm
Approx. 6.0 x 4.6 x 3.0 in. /
152.0 × 116.4 × 76.4mm
Weight (Body only)
Approx. 28.22 oz. / 800g
Approx. 30.3 oz. / 860g
Accessory Battery
LP-E6 / E6N
LP-E6 / E6N
Wireless File Transmitter
WFT-E7 (IEEE802.11a/b/g/n)
WFT-E7 (IEEE802.11a/b/g/n)
Cable protector

Overall the new 5D Mark IV promises to be an exciting update with lots of changes under the hood which will expand the capability of allredy professionals favorite 5D Mark III.

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The Canon 5D Mark III is leaving a huge legacy to be taken forward by the 5D Mark IV and we are sure that will not disappoint. What do you think about the Canon 5D Mark IV vs Canon 5D Mark III Comparison? Let us know in comments below.

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