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GENERAL
Model Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Canon EOS 5DS Canon EOS 5DS R Canon EOS 5D Mark III Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Release Date 2016-08-25 2015-02-06 2015-02-06 2012-05-22 2009-02-13
Camera Type Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Current Price $3,499.00 $3,499.00 $3,499.99 $2,499.00 $1,990.00
SENSOR COMPARISON
Sensor Resolution
30

Megapixel

51

Megapixel

51

Megapixel

22

Megapixel

21

Megapixel

Max Image Dimensions 6720 x 4480 8688 x 5792 8688 x 5792 5760 x 3840 5616 x 3744
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS CMOS CMOS CMOS
Sensor Size Full frame Full frame Full frame Full frame Full frame
Sensor Dimensions 36 x 24 mm 36 x 24 mm 36 x 24 mm 36 x 24 mm 36 x 24 mm
Sensor Area
864mm2
864mm2
864mm2
864mm2
864mm2
Max ISO

102400

12800

12800

102400

25600

Min ISO

50

100

100

50

50

RAW Support
SHOOTING FEATURES COMPARISON
Model Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Canon EOS 5DS Canon EOS 5DS R Canon EOS 5D Mark III Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec 1/8000 sec 1/8000 sec 1/8000 sec 1/8000 sec
Min Shutter Speed 30 sec 30 sec 30 sec 30 sec 30 sec
Continuous Shooting 7.0 fps 5.0 fps 5.0 fps 6 fps 4 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure
Exposure Compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) 2 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Exposure Metering
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpotPartial
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpotPartial
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpotPartial
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpotPartial
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpot
Auto Exposure Bracketing ±3 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) ±3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) ±3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) 3 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) 2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilizer No No No No No
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash no built-in flash no built-in flash no built-in flash no built-in flash
Max Flash Sync 1/200s no built-in flash no built-in flash 1/200s 1/200s
Flash Modes no built-in flash no built-in flash no built-in flash no built-in flash no built-in flash
External Flash
AE Bracketing
WB Bracketing
VIEWFINDER COMPARISON
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder no electronic viewfinder no electronic viewfinder no electronic viewfinder no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100% 100% 100% 98%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.71× 0.71× 0.71× 0.71 0.71
LCD DISPLAY COMPARISON
Display Type Fixed Type Fixed Type Fixed Type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Technology n/a n/a n/a Clear View II TFT LCD TFT liquid-crystal color LCD
Screen Size
3.2″
3.2″
3.2″
3.2″
3″
Resolution 1,620k dots 1,040k dots 1,040k dots 1,040k dots 920k dots
Live View
Touch Screen
VIDEO COMPARISON
Model Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Canon EOS 5DS Canon EOS 5DS R Canon EOS 5D Mark III Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Video Resolution 4096 x 2160 (29.97p, 24p, 23.98p), 1920 x 1080 (59.94p, 29.97p, 24p, 23.98p), 1280 x 720 (119.9p) 1920 x 1080 (30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p) 1920 x 1080 (30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p) 1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps fps), 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (25, 30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Video File Format
  • MPEG-4
  • Motion JPEG
  • H.264
  • H.264
  • H.264
  • H.264
Microphone Type Yes Mono Mono Mono Mono
Speaker Type Mono Mono Mono Mono Mono
External Microphone Port
External Headphone Port
PHYSICAL SPECS COMPARISON
Weight 890 g 930 g 930 g 950 g 850 g
Dimensions 151 x 116 x 76 mm 152 x 116 x 76 mm 152 x 116 x 76 mm 152 x 116 x 76 mm 152 x 114 x 75 mm
Body Sealing Yes Yes (dust and water-resistent) Yes (dust and water-resistent) Yes Yes
BATTERY and STORAGE
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack Battery Pack Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Life

900 Shots

700 Shots

700 Shots

950 Shots

850 Shots

Storage Media CompactFlash + SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I enabled) SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible), CompactFlash SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible), CompactFlash Compact Flash Type I (UDMA compatible), SD/SDHC/SDXC Compact Flash (Type I or II), UDMA, Microdrive
CONNECTIVITY COMPARISON
Wireless Connectivity Built-In None None Optional None
HDMI
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec) USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec) USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
LENS COMPARISON
Model Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Canon EOS 5DS Canon EOS 5DS R Canon EOS 5D Mark III Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens Mount Canon EF Canon EF Canon EF Canon EF Canon EF
Focal Range(35mm) No Lens No Lens No Lens No Lens No Lens
Focal Length Multiplier 1 1 1
Optical Zoom No Lens No Lens No Lens No Lens No Lens
Max Aperture No Lens No Lens No Lens No Lens No Lens
Macro Focus Range No Lens No Lens No Lens No Lens No Lens
Manual Focus
AUTOFOCUS COMPARISON
Number of Focus Points 61 61 61 61 9
Contrast Detection
Phase Detection
AF Modes
  • AF Touch
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Tracking
  • AF Selective
  • AF Center
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Tracking
  • AF Selective
  • AF Center
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Tracking
  • AF Selective
  • AF Center
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Tracking
  • AF Selective
  • AF Center
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Tracking
  • AF Selective
  • AF Center
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
Current Price $3,499.00 $3,499.00 $3,499.99 $2,499.00 $1,990.00