Here we are comparing two Canon cameras cameras with different body types: Canon R, which was introduced in September 2018 is a Pro Mirrorless camera with a 30.0MP Full frame sensor whereas Canon 5D MIV, which was introduced in August 2016 is a Semi-Pro DSLR 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 R is ranked #10
out of 39 Pro Mirrorless cameras with an overall score of 91 whereas Canon 5D MIV is ranked #9
out of 90 Semi-Pro DSLR cameras with an overall score of 85.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of Canon R and Canon 5D MIV before getting into our more detailed comparison.