• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 30.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 32,000
  • Medium format 1,441.0mm2
  • 51.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Canon 5D Mark IV advantages over Hasselblad X1D II

  • Less expensive
    $3249 vs $5750*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (DCI) vs No
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Faster RAW shooting
    7.0 fps vs 2.7 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in 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

Hasselblad X1D II advantages over Canon 5D Mark IV

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    Medium format vs 35mm
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/200 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    4 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Higher-res screen
    786k vs 540k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.87x vs 0.71x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
    51.3 vs 30.4 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Longer exposure
    4080 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

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
  • Built-in GPS
    Both provide
    Geotag your photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Dual card slots
    Both provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Both provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

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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
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $2799
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
Hasselblad X1D II
Canon 5D Mark III
  • $5750
  • Medium format
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $2799
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon D810

Canon 5D Mark IV
Nikon D810
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $1997
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
Hasselblad X1D II
Nikon D810
  • $5750
  • Medium format
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $1997
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash

Compared to Sony A99 II

Canon 5D Mark IV
Sony A99 II
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Bigger pixels
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Hasselblad X1D II
Sony A99 II
  • $5750
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Fujifilm GFX 50S

Canon 5D Mark IV
Fujifilm GFX 50S
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $4933
  • Medium format
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Hasselblad X1D II
Fujifilm GFX 50S
  • $5750
  • Medium format
  • Built-in GPS
  • Thinner
  • $4933
  • Medium format
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Pentax K-1 II

Canon 5D Mark IV
Pentax K-1 II
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Hasselblad X1D II
Pentax K-1 II
  • $5750
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Touchscreen
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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