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Canon 5D MIV vs Canon 5DS R

Portability
55
Imaging
78
Features
85
Overall
80
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV front
 
Canon EOS 5DS R front
Portability
55
Imaging
78
Features
73
Overall
76

Canon 5D MIV vs Canon 5DS R Key Specs

Canon 5D MIV
(Full Review)
  • 30MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Boost to 102400)
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 4096 x 2160 video
  • Canon EF Mount
  • 890g - 151 x 116 x 76mm
  • Revealed August 2016
  • Older Model is Canon 5D MIII
Canon 5DS R
(Full Review)
  • 51MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400 (Increase to 12800)
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Canon EF Mount
  • 930g - 152 x 116 x 76mm
  • Released February 2015
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Canon 5D MIV vs Canon 5DS R Overview

Lets look much closer at the Canon 5D MIV versus Canon 5DS R, both Advanced DSLR digital cameras and both are offered by Canon. There exists a considerable gap between the sensor resolutions of the 5D MIV (30MP) and 5DS R (51MP) but both cameras boast the identical sensor measurements (Full frame).

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The 5D MIV was unveiled 19 months later than the 5DS R making them a generation apart from one another. Both of the cameras feature the same body design (Mid-size SLR).

Before we go into a in depth comparison, here is a concise synopsis of how the 5D MIV grades against the 5DS R in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Canon 5D MIV over the Canon 5DS R

 5D MIV 5DS R 
ReleasedAugust 2016February 2015Fresher by 19 months
Display resolution1620k1040kCrisper display (+580k dot)
Touch display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Canon 5DS R over the Canon 5D MIV

 5DS R 5D MIV 

Common features in the Canon 5D MIV and Canon 5DS R

 5D MIV 5DS R 
Focus manually Very precise focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display size3.2"3.2"Same display measurements
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen

Canon 5D MIV vs Canon 5DS R Physical Comparison

For anybody who is planning to carry your camera frequently, you should think about its weight and size. The Canon 5D MIV has outside measurements of 151mm x 116mm x 76mm (5.9" x 4.6" x 3.0") accompanied by a weight of 890 grams (1.96 lbs) while the Canon 5DS R has specifications of 152mm x 116mm x 76mm (6.0" x 4.6" x 3.0") and a weight of 930 grams (2.05 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you have chosen during that time. Underneath is a front view dimensions comparison of the 5D MIV and the 5DS R.

Canon 5D MIV vs Canon 5DS R size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the 5D MIV and 5DS R is 55 and 55 respectively.

Canon 5D MIV vs Canon 5DS R top view buttons comparison

Canon 5D MIV vs Canon 5DS R Sensor Comparison

Normally, its difficult to picture the contrast between sensor sizing merely by reading specifications. The photograph underneath will help offer you a more clear sense of the sensor measurements in the 5D MIV and 5DS R.

Plainly, both cameras come with the identical sensor size but different megapixels. You can expect to see the Canon 5DS R to deliver greater detail having an extra 21 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also let you crop images a good deal more aggressively. The younger 5D MIV provides an edge in sensor tech.

Canon 5D MIV vs Canon 5DS R sensor size comparison

Canon 5D MIV vs Canon 5DS R Screen and ViewFinder

Canon 5D MIV vs Canon 5DS R Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Canon 5D MIV
Portrait photography with Canon 5DS R
86
you can focus manually
great resolution (30MP)
great sensor size (Full frame)
provides face detect autofocus
supports RAW formats
86
has manual focus
fantastic megapixels (51MP)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
offers face detection autofocus
exports RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Canon 5D MIV Street photography advice
Canon 5DS R Street photography advice
65
great sensor size (Full frame)
supports RAW formats
features touch to focus
environment proof
above average ISO range (25,600)
no articulating screen
does not have image stabilization
61
sensor size is large (Full frame)
exports RAW formats
weather proof
screen is fixed
does not have image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Canon 5D MIV as a Sports photography camera
Canon 5DS R as a Sports photography camera
81
high shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
great resolution (30MP)
great sensor size (Full frame)
provides tracking focus
environment proof
supports phase detect autofocus
does not have image stabilization
72
maximum shutter speed is high (1/8,000 seconds)
fantastic megapixels (51 megapixels)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
offers tracking autofocus
weather proof
sensor has phase detect autofocus
slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames/s)
does not have image stabilization
low battery power (700 per charge)
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Travel Comparison

Canon 5D MIV Travel photography highlights
Canon 5DS R Travel photography highlights
67
environment proof
features touch to focus
great resolution (30MP)
display is not selfie friendly
57
weather proof
fantastic megapixels (51MP)
low battery power (700 shots)
screen is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Canon 5D MIV
Landscape photography with Canon 5DS R
81
you can focus manually
interchangeable lenses (Canon EF mount)
pretty good screen size (3.2")
great resolution (30 megapixels)
great sensor size (Full frame)
above average ISO range (25,600)
supports RAW formats
environment proof
two card slots
does not have image stabilization
77
has manual focus
change lenses (Canon EF mount)
pretty good screen size (3.2 inches)
fantastic megapixels (51 megapixels)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
doesnt have anti aliasing filter
exports RAW formats
weather proof
2 card slots
does not have image stabilization
low battery power (700 per charge)
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon 5D MIV Vlogging advice
Canon 5DS R Vlogging advice
32
touchscreen enabled
provides face detect autofocus
good video quality (4096 x 2160 resolution)
comes with microphone socket
display is not selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
30
offers face detection autofocus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
includes external microphone support
screen is not selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
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Canon 5D MIV vs Canon 5DS R Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon 5D MIV and Canon 5DS R
 Canon EOS 5D Mark IVCanon EOS 5DS R
General Information
Brand Canon Canon
Model type Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Canon EOS 5DS R
Type Advanced DSLR Advanced DSLR
Revealed 2016-08-25 2015-02-06
Physical type Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Powered by Digic 6+ Dual DIGIC 6
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Full frame Full frame
Sensor measurements 36 x 24mm 36 x 24mm
Sensor area 864.0mm² 864.0mm²
Sensor resolution 30MP 51MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 6720 x 4480 8688 x 5792
Max native ISO 25600 6400
Max boosted ISO 102400 12800
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW data
Minimum boosted ISO 50 -
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Total focus points 61 61
Cross type focus points 41 41
Lens
Lens support Canon EF Canon EF
Number of lenses 250 250
Crop factor 1 1
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3.2 inches 3.2 inches
Resolution of screen 1,620 thousand dots 1,040 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.71x 0.71x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30 secs 30 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/8000 secs 1/8000 secs
Continuous shooting rate 7.0fps 5.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash options no built-in flash no built-in flash
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Highest flash synchronize 1/200 secs 1/200 secs
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 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)
Max video resolution 4096x2160 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, Motion JPEG H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec) USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
GPS Built-in None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 890g (1.96 lb) 930g (2.05 lb)
Physical dimensions 151 x 116 x 76mm (5.9" x 4.6" x 3.0") 152 x 116 x 76mm (6.0" x 4.6" x 3.0")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 91 86
DXO Color Depth rating 24.8 24.6
DXO Dynamic range rating 13.6 12.4
DXO Low light rating 2995 2308
Other
Battery life 900 photographs 700 photographs
Battery style Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID LP-E6 LP-E6
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom) Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage CompactFlash + SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I enabled) SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible), CompactFlash
Card slots Two Two
Price at launch $3,299 $3,699