• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 30.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 32,000
  • 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 26.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 40,000

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Differences

Canon 5D Mark IV advantages over Canon 6D Mark II

  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (DCI) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • More dynamic range
    13.6 vs 11.9 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Higher-res screen
    540k vs 347k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • More pixels
    30.4 vs 26.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • More AF points
    61 vs 45
    More AF points improve autofocus
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 98 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon 6D Mark II advantages over Canon 5D Mark IV

  • Less expensive
    $1999 vs $3849
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1200 vs 900 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    13 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Both provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Top deck display
    Both provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Pentaprism viewfinder
    Both provide
    Much better viewfinder picture fidelity
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Superb image quality from RAW files; Improved dynamic range; Excellent high ISO performance; Fast 7fps burst rate with unlimited JPEG buffer; High-quality cinema 4K video; Built-in Wi-Fi; Dual Pixel CMOS AF is very good.

  • JPEG files look soft at default settings; 1/200s flash sync; 4K video codec is cumbersome; 29:59 continuous video recording limit.

  • Great vari-angle touchscreen; Dual Pixel CMOS AF; Good image quality in most situations; Impressive performance for its class.

  • Disappointing dynamic range; No 4K video; Optical viewfinder comes up short; Narrow AF point coverage through viewfinder.

The Competition

Compared to Canon 5D Mark III

Canon 5D Mark IV
Canon 5D Mark III
  • $3182
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $2974
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
Canon 6D Mark II
Canon 5D Mark III
  • $1599
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $2974
  • 35mm
  • Dual card slots
  • More AF points

Compared to Nikon D810

Canon 5D Mark IV
Nikon D810
  • $3182
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $2797
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
Canon 6D Mark II
Nikon D810
  • $1599
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $2797
  • 35mm
  • More dynamic range
  • Internal flash

Compared to Nikon D750

Canon 5D Mark IV
Nikon D750
  • $3182
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $1697
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon 6D Mark II
Nikon D750
  • $1599
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $1697
  • 35mm
  • More dynamic range
  • Internal flash

Compared to Pentax K-1

Canon 5D Mark IV
Pentax K-1
  • $3182
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $1764
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Canon 6D Mark II
Pentax K-1
  • $1599
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1764
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive

Compared to Sony A99 II

Canon 5D Mark IV
Sony A99 II
  • $3182
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Bigger pixels
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Canon 6D Mark II
Sony A99 II
  • $1599
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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