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Canon 5D MIV vs Canon 6D MII

Portability
55
Imaging
78
Features
85
Overall
80
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV front
 
Canon EOS 6D Mark II front
Portability
59
Imaging
76
Features
92
Overall
82

Canon 5D MIV vs Canon 6D MII Key Specs

Canon 5D MIV
(Full Review)
  • 30MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Expand to 102400)
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 4096 x 2160 video
  • Canon EF Mount
  • 890g - 151 x 116 x 76mm
  • Released August 2016
  • Succeeded the Canon 5D MIII
Canon 6D MII
(Full Review)
  • 26MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 40000 (Boost to 102400)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Canon EF Mount
  • 765g - 144 x 111 x 75mm
  • Revealed June 2017
  • Older Model is Canon 6D
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Canon 5D MIV vs Canon 6D MII Overview

Below, we will be matching up the Canon 5D MIV versus Canon 6D MII, both Advanced DSLR digital cameras and they are both created by Canon. The resolution of the 5D MIV (30MP) and the 6D MII (26MP) is pretty well matched and they use the exact same sensor sizes (Full frame).

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The 5D MIV was released 10 months before the 6D MII which means that they are both of a similar age. Both the cameras come with the identical body type (Mid-size SLR).

Before delving straight into a full comparison, below is a concise highlight of how the 5D MIV scores against the 6D MII when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Canon 5D MIV over the Canon 6D MII

 5D MIV 6D MII 
Screen dimension3.2"3"Bigger screen (+0.2")
Screen resolution1620k1040kCrisper screen (+580k dot)

Reasons to pick Canon 6D MII over the Canon 5D MIV

 6D MII 5D MIV 
RevealedJune 2017August 2016Fresher by 10 months
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Common features in the Canon 5D MIV and Canon 6D MII

 5D MIV 6D MII 
Focus manually Dial exact focusing
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Canon 5D MIV vs Canon 6D MII Physical Comparison

For those who are planning to carry your camera often, you're going to have to factor in its weight and measurements. The Canon 5D MIV offers physical 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) and the Canon 6D MII has proportions of 144mm x 111mm x 75mm (5.7" x 4.4" x 3.0") along with a weight of 765 grams (1.69 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you have at that moment. Here is the front view scale comparison of the 5D MIV compared to the 6D MII.

Canon 5D MIV vs Canon 6D MII size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability rating of the 5D MIV and 6D MII is 55 and 59 respectively.

Canon 5D MIV vs Canon 6D MII top view buttons comparison

Canon 5D MIV vs Canon 6D MII Sensor Comparison

Often, it is tough to imagine the difference between sensor sizing merely by looking at technical specs. The photograph here will help provide you a far better sense of the sensor sizing in the 5D MIV and 6D MII.

As you can tell, both the cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements albeit different megapixels. You can expect the Canon 5D MIV to resolve greater detail as a result of its extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also help you crop shots much more aggressively. The older 5D MIV is going to be behind in sensor tech.

Canon 5D MIV vs Canon 6D MII sensor size comparison

Canon 5D MIV vs Canon 6D MII Screen and ViewFinder

Canon 5D MIV vs Canon 6D MII Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon 5D MIV Portrait photography factors
Canon 6D MII Portrait photography factors
86
you can focus manually
amazing resolution (30 megapixels)
big sensor size (Full frame)
has face detect focusing
exports RAW formats
85
has manual focus
sensor resolution is high (26 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
offers face detection focus
saves RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Canon 5D MIV Street photography info
Canon 6D MII Street photography info
65
big sensor size (Full frame)
exports RAW formats
has focus by touch
environment sealing
above average high ISO (25,600)
screen does not articulate
does not have image stabilization
77
screen articulates
built in image stabilization
sensor size is great (Full frame)
saves RAW formats
comes with touch to focus
weather sealing
great ISO range (40,000)
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Sports Comparison

Canon 5D MIV Sports photography info
Canon 6D MII Sports photography info
81
great max shutter speed (1/8,000s)
amazing resolution (30 megapixels)
big sensor size (Full frame)
has tracking focus
environment sealing
has phase detect AF
does not have image stabilization
88
built in image stabilization
sensor resolution is high (26MP)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
offers tracking autofocus
weather sealing
great battery (1,200 CIPA)
comes with phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Canon 5D MIV Travel photography highlights
Canon 6D MII Travel photography highlights
67
environment sealing
has focus by touch
amazing resolution (30MP)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
78
great battery (1,200 per charge)
weather sealing
connects via bluetooth
comes with touch to focus
sensor resolution is high (26MP)
selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Canon 5D MIV as a Landscape photography camera
Canon 6D MII as a Landscape photography camera
81
you can focus manually
switch lenses (Canon EF mount)
nice screen size (3.2 inch)
amazing resolution (30 megapixels)
big sensor size (Full frame)
above average high ISO (25,600)
exports RAW formats
environment sealing
two card slots
does not have image stabilization
86
has manual focus
swap lenses (Canon EF mount)
screen size is good (3 inch)
built in image stabilization
sensor resolution is high (26 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
great ISO range (40,000)
saves RAW formats
weather sealing
great battery (1,200 shots)
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon 5D MIV Vlogging details
Canon 6D MII Vlogging details
32
touchscreen functionality
has face detect focusing
good video quality (4096 x 2160 pxls)
has mic socket
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
does not have image stabilization
78
selfie friendly display
screen is touchscreen
built in image stabilization
offers face detection focus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
does have external mic support
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Canon 5D MIV vs Canon 6D MII Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon 5D MIV and Canon 6D MII
 Canon EOS 5D Mark IVCanon EOS 6D Mark II
General Information
Manufacturer Canon Canon
Model type Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Canon EOS 6D Mark II
Type Advanced DSLR Advanced DSLR
Released 2016-08-25 2017-06-29
Physical type Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Powered by Digic 6+ DIGIC 7
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Full frame Full frame
Sensor dimensions 36 x 24mm 35.9 x 24mm
Sensor surface area 864.0mm² 861.6mm²
Sensor resolution 30MP 26MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 6720 x 4480 6240 x 4160
Max native ISO 25600 40000
Max boosted ISO 102400 102400
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW files
Lowest boosted ISO 50 50
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Total focus points 61 45
Cross type focus points 41 45
Lens
Lens mount type Canon EF Canon EF
Number of lenses 250 250
Crop factor 1 1
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Screen size 3.2 inch 3 inch
Resolution of screen 1,620k dots 1,040k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 98 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.71x 0.71x
Features
Slowest shutter speed 30s 30s
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000s 1/4000s
Continuous shooting rate 7.0fps 6.5fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash options no built-in flash no built-in flash
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Maximum flash synchronize 1/200s -
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported 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 @ 60p / 60 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
Max video resolution 4096x2160 1920x1080
Video format MPEG-4, Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Built-in Built-in
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 890g (1.96 lb) 765g (1.69 lb)
Dimensions 151 x 116 x 76mm (5.9" x 4.6" x 3.0") 144 x 111 x 75mm (5.7" x 4.4" x 3.0")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 91 85
DXO Color Depth rating 24.8 24.4
DXO Dynamic range rating 13.6 11.9
DXO Low light rating 2995 2862
Other
Battery life 900 photos 1200 photos
Style of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID LP-E6 LP-E6N
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom) Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Time lapse feature
Storage type CompactFlash + SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I enabled) SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
Card slots 2 Single
Cost at launch $3,299 $1,799