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canon 5d mk iv vs canon 5d mk iii

Canon 5D MK IV vs 5D MK III - Side by Side Specs

Now that the dust has settled a little around the release of the Canon 5D MK IV, what's the consensus? Is it worth the upgrade from the Canon 5D MK III? Canon did make major improvements including...
  • DIGIC 6+ image processor, which can handle up to 7 frames per second during continuous shooting
  • 150,000-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor
  • improved 61-point High Density Reticular AF
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Movie Servo AF
  • 3.2" 1.62m-dot touchscreen LCD
  • DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) video recording at up to 30 fps
  • But does all this add up to a worthwhile upgrade? The new metering sensor performs beautifully in low light and images from this camera are damn crisp. But, no full frame 4K recording? In 2016? Do you think these specs are up to par? To help you decide whether it's time to upgrade to the Canon 5D MK IV we've set up a full specification breakdown next to its predecessor, the MK III, below. It's easy to see where Canon spent their time between the camera releases. What do you think? canon 5d mk iv vs canon 5d mk iii
    CANON 5D MK IV CANON 5D MK III
    IMAGING
    Lens Mount Canon EF Canon EF
    Camera Format Full-Frame (1.0x Crop Factor) Full-Frame (1.0x Crop Factor)
    Pixels Actual: 31.7 Megapixel Effective: 30.4 Megapixel Actual: 23.4 Megapixel Effective: 22.3 Megapixel
    Max Resolution 30.4 MP: 6720 x 4480 22.1 MP: 5760 x 3840
    Aspect Ratio 3:2 3:2
    Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 36 x 24 mm CMOS, 36 x 24 mm
    File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW Movies: Audio: AAC, Linear PCM (Stereo) Still Images: JPEG, RAW Movies: MOV, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Audio: Linear PCM
    Bit Depth 14-bit 14-bit
    Dust Reduction System Yes Yes
    Memory Card Type CompactFlash SDXC SDHC SD CompactFlash SD SDHC SDXC
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    FOCUS CONTROL
    Focus Type Auto & Manual Auto & Manual
    Focus Mode Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S) Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
    Autofocus Points Phase Detection: 61, 41 cross-type 61
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    VIEWFINDER/DISPLAY
    Viewfinder Type Pentaprism Pentaprism
    Viewfinder Eye Point 21.00 mm 21.00 mm
    Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.71x Approx. 0.71x
    Diopter Adjustment - 3.0 to +1.0 m - 3.0 to +1.0 m
    Display Screen 3.2" Rear Touchscreen LCD (1,620,000) 3.2" Rear Screen LCD (1,040,000)
    Screen Coverage 100% 100%
    Diagonal Angle of View 170.0° -
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    EXPOSURE CONTROL
    ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-32000 (Extended Mode: 50-102400) 100-25600 (High Sensitivity Mode: 50-102400)
    Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical Speed: 30 - 1/8000 second, Bulb Mode Type: Mechanical Speed: 1/8000 - 30 second
    Remote Control TC-80N3, RS-80N3 (Optional) RS-80N3, LC-5 & RC-6 (Optional)
    Mirror Lock-Up Yes Yes
    Metering Method Evaluative metering, Partial Metering, Spot metering Average metering, Center-weighted average metering, Multi-zone metering, Spot metering
    Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority Metering Range: EV 0.0 - EV 20.0 Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 EV steps) Modes: AE Lock, Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
    Continuous Shooting Up to 7 fps at 30 MP for up to 21 frames in raw format Up to 7 fps at 30 MP for unlimited frames in JPEG format -
    White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (White), Shade, Tungsten Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (White), Kelvin, Manual, Shade, Tungsten
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    FLASH
    Built-in Flash No No
    Max Sync Speed Mechanical Shutter: 1 / 200 seconds 1 / 200 seconds
    Flash Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps) -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
    Dedicated Flash System eTTL -
    External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, PC Terminal Hot Shoe, PC Terminal
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    AV RECORDING
    Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL Yes
    File Size 4096 x 2160p 1920 x 1080p 1280 x 720p 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1280 x 720 640 x 480
    Video Format/Frame Rates 4K M-JPEG 4096 x 2160p / 29.97 fps (500 Mbps) / 24 fps (500 Mbps) / 23.98 fps (500 Mbps) High Definition MOV 1920 x 1080p / 59.94 fps (180 Mbps) / 29.97 fps (90 Mbps) / 24 fps (90 Mbps) / 23.98 fps (90 Mbps) / 59.94 fps (60 Mbps) / 29.97 fps (30 Mbps) / 24 fps (30 Mbps) / 23.98 fps (30 Mbps) 1280 x 720p / 120 fps (160 Mbps) High Definition MP4 1920 x 1080p / 59.94 fps (60 Mbps) / 29.97 fps (30 Mbps) / 24 fps (30 Mbps) / 23.98 fps (30 Mbps) / 29.97 fps (12 Mbps) MOV (Image data: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Audio: Linear PCM) @ 1920 x 1080: 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps @ 1280 x 720: 60 fps, 50 fps @ 640 x 480: 30 fps, 25 fps
    Exposure Control Auto: Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO Manual: Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO Manual: Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO
    ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100 - 32000 100 - 12800, Expandable to 25600
    Exposure Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps) -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
    Focus Auto Manual Continuous Auto Auto Manual
    Video Clip Length 4096 x 2160 29 min. 59 seconds 29 min. 59 seconds
    Audio Recording Built-in Mic: With Video, Mono Optional External Mic: With Video, Stereo Optional External Mic: With Video, Stereo
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    PERFORMANCE
    Start-up Time 0.1 seconds 0.1 seconds
    Shutter Lag 0.058 seconds 0.059 seconds
    Self Timer 10 seconds, 2 seconds 2 seconds, 10 seconds
    Interval Recording Yes Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Connectivity 1/8" Headphone 1/8" Microphone Canon N3 HDMI C (Mini) USB 3.0 1/8" Headphone 1/8" Microphone AV Output HDMI C (Mini) USB 2.0
    Wi-Fi Capable Yes Yes (with Optional Transmitter)
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    POWER
    Battery 1x LP-E6N Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 1865 mAh 1x LP-E6 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 1800 mAh
    AC Power Adapter ACK-E6 (Optional) ACK-E6 (Optional)
    Operating/Storage Temperature Operating 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C) Humidity: 0 - 85% Operating 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C) Humidity: 0 - 85%
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    PHYSICAL
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.9 x 4.6 x 3.0" / 150.7 x 116.4 x 75.9 mm 6.0 x 4.6 x 3.0" / 15.2 x 11.7 x 7.6 cm
    Weight 1.76 lb / 800 g body only 1.89 lb / 860 g



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