Here we are comparing two Canon cameras cameras with different body types: Canon 5D MIV, which was introduced in August 2016 is a Semi-Pro DSLR camera with a 30.0MP Full frame sensor whereas Canon R, which was introduced in September 2018 is a Pro Mirrorless camera with a 30.0MP Full frame sensor.
Despite some fundamental differences of these two body types, Mirrorless cameras are becoming serious alternatives to DSLR cameras thanks to their size/weight advantages and recent improvements in their focus speeds , which makes this comparison even more interesting. Fortunately, you can't go wrong with any of these cameras as we rank them amongst Top 10 cameras in their classes. Canon 5D MIV is ranked #9
out of 90 Semi-Pro DSLR cameras with an overall score of 86 whereas Canon R is ranked #10
out of 38 Pro Mirrorless cameras with an overall score of 91.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of Canon 5D MIV and Canon R before getting into our more detailed comparison.