• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 30.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 32,000
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 72.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon 5D Mark IV advantages over Canon G1X Mark III

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.36 vs 3.72 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (DCI) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Fast startup
    ~0.50 vs 2.1 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 900 vs 200 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • More dots on screen
    1620k vs 1040k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    30.4 vs 24.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 23 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon G1X Mark III advantages over Canon 5D Mark IV

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Less expensive
    $1099* vs $3549
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Thinner
    51 mm vs 75 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/200 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    11 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    399g vs 890g
    Lighter weight
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    9.3 fps vs 7.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    9.4 fps vs 7.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • 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
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output 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

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.

The Competition

Compared to Canon 5D Mark III

Canon 5D Mark IV
Canon 5D Mark III
  • $2799
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $2474
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
Canon G1X Mark III
Canon 5D Mark III
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $2474
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon D810

Canon 5D Mark IV
Nikon D810
  • $2799
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $2797
  • 35mm
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Internal flash
Canon G1X Mark III
Nikon D810
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $2797
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Leica X-E (Typ 102)

Canon 5D Mark IV
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
  • $2799
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $1537
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
Canon G1X Mark III
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1537
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm X70

Canon 5D Mark IV
Fujifilm X70
  • $2799
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Canon G1X Mark III
Fujifilm X70
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Pentax K-1

Canon 5D Mark IV
Pentax K-1
  • $2799
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $1897
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Canon G1X Mark III
Pentax K-1
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1897
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
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