Product Comparison: Canon EOS R vs Canon 5D Mark IV


General Specifications
Brand
Canon
Canon
Model
EOS R
5D Mark IV
Origin
Japan
Japan
About the Product
Meet Canon's new addition to the EOS System, the EOS R camera. The foundation of this system is an entirely new lens mount, designed for optical excellence today and incredible optical potential for the future. Get ready to capture a variety of subjects in many different environments. Versatility is key with the EOS R; a 30.3 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS sensor and the DIGIC 8 Image Processor deliver stellar low-light performance, even in dark situations.
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV no matter what you’re shooting, be assured of uncompromising image quality and a thoroughly professional performance. Designed to perform in every situation, the EOS 5D Mark IV is beautifully engineered and a thoroughly accomplished all-rounder. From the moment light passes through the lens, the EOS 5D Mark IV captures every nuance, every colour, every detail. Once again Canon has brought finer dimensions in detail thanks to a new sensor capable of extraordinary clarity. See your world like never before.
Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
30.3 MP
30.4 MP
Sensor Type
CMOS
CMOS
Lens
RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
EF24-105mm f/4L IS II USM
Viewfinder
0.5-inch OLED colour EVF (3.69 Million dots)
Eye-level SLR (with fixed pentaprism)

Canon EOS R

Canon 5D Mark IV

Size & Weight
Height
3.87 in.
4.58 in.
Width
5.35 in.
5.93 in.
Depth
3.32 in.
2.98 in.
Weight
20.46 oz.
28.22 oz.

Canon EOS R

Canon 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS R

Canon 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS R

Canon 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS R

Canon 5D Mark IV

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Canon EOS R Full-frame system camera
  • Portability - size, weight and ergonomics - are excellent. Had to familiarize a little to the new button layout and slightly modify the grip, but overall feeling and maneuverability really great.
  • The portability and small size is another attractive quality. It's small but feels good in the hands.
  • The EOS R camera operates flawlessly, the RF lenses are equally brilliant. Overall lighter weight.
  • I like the light weight. It shoots pretty true to what I would expect out of a 30Mp mirrorless full frame camera.
  • The lens makes the camera heavier, so it’s difficult to hold it for half an hour in your hands.
Canon 5D Mark IV Full Frame Digital Slr Camera Body Earplug, 6 cm, Black
  • Light, fast, and precise, the effect is one of the camera virtually disappearing, leaving your eye and the unconscious reflex of your finger to capture one precious moment after another.
  • Great sizes are easy to hold in your hands for hours.
  • It is excellent that it can be hung around the neck for more convenient transportation. It sits perfectly in my arms.
  • The body is clearly made for still photography. The weight alone makes shooting videos without a tripod a dog because of the combined weight of camera & lens.
  • Not compact therefore can cause problems during transportation. And you will need to think about whether to take excess weight with you on a trip.
Imaging
ISO Settings
Auto: 100-12800, Auto: 100-102400
Auto: 100-12800, Auto: 100-102400
Burst Mode
Yes
Yes
Low Light/High Sensitivity
Yes
Yes
Face Detection
Yes
Yes
Image File Format(s)
JPEG, RAW, RAW+JPEG
JPEG, RAW, RAW+JPEG
What customers say about "Imaging"
Canon EOS R Full-frame system camera
  • I’ve only had it for a couple of days, but I’m really liking this camera. The kit zoom is great - better than the EF 24-105 L. Adapted Canon glass works perfectly.
  • Continuous shooting speed - the R is faster and more accurate. 7D Mark II goes up to 10 fps, I very rarely go that fast, even for sports, because I don't want to be culling through so many images.
  • Images are beautiful with very good performance in low light, high ISO, with very usable images up to 8000 ISO even though I rarely go over 6800 ISO.
  • Low light performance is excellent. Shooting the above mentioned owl at ISO 12,800 resulted in no visible noise whatsoever.
  • Eye AF doesn't work in continuous mode - there's a rumored firmware update to add this and it's included in the lower end EOS RP.
Canon 5D Mark IV Full Frame Digital Slr Camera Body Earplug, 6 cm, Black
  • Great low light performance. For me, easily acceptable images up to ISO 16000. Even ISO 25600, but it gets muddy.
  • The Canon 5D Mk IV is just a photo monster! It takes sharp images and it's super fast. It's helped me shoot in low light situations for when I'm hired for events/clubs.
  • Truly amazing piece of kit, and particularly good for taking photos in low light.
  • It is great to have auto ISO with programmable limits now compared to the 5D II but I have been really impressed at how far I can push it.
  • Focus points are not far enough out, my 7D Mark II has a better distribution. I found I do more focus and re-compose with the 5D Mark IV.
Display
Display Type
LCD
LCD
Touch Screen
Yes
Yes
Screen Size
3.15 in.
3.2 in.
Screen Resolution
2100000 dots
1620000 dots
Vari-angle Display
Yes
No

Canon EOS R

Canon 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS R

Canon 5D Mark IV

What customers say about "Display"
Canon EOS R Full-frame system camera
  • The display is flexible and bright - I shoot fine art photos so this came in handy for tripod timer shots.
  • Just use the touch screen with your thumb - took a little while to get used to but works great.
  • Touch screen controls are super fast - no lag. Jpegs sooc look great. I haven't had time to mess with the Raw files in Lightroom, so not sure about dynamic range, etc.
  • The lcd screen and viewfinder are gorgeous. I don't know if it's my eyes and I haven't seen it in any reviews, but I feel the image in the evf seems brighter than the image in the big lcd screen.
  • The touch and drag autofocus can be more responsive, meaning when I touch the screen while looking through the viewfinder the to change the focus point.
Canon 5D Mark IV Full Frame Digital Slr Camera Body Earplug, 6 cm, Black
  • The touch screen is a very nice touch but I still find myself using the buttons but that's just habit. The live view touch focusing is fantastic!!
  • Dual pixel autofocus and the touch screen make this an incredible performer.
  • The screen is nice and bright with an incredible resolution and a beautiful color space that makes reviewing images on-the-fly easy to do.
  • The viewfinder and screen area fabulous. I keep forgetting that it's now touch screen when I remember it is so much faster than using the controls to check images.
  • The touch screen is crisp and clear and really makes it easy to navigate the menus. You also have more flexibility with the custom settings of the buttons on the rear.
Features
Water Resistant
Yes
Yes
Shock Resistant
No
No
Panorama Mode
No
No
Shooting Modes
Stills, Scene Intelligent Auto, Flexible priority AE, Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Manual, Bulb, Custom (x3)
Scene Intelligent Auto, Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Manual, Bulb, Custom (x3)
White Balance Modes
Ambience priority/White priority, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, White Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Colour Temperature
Ambience priority/White priority, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, Flash, White Fluorescent light, Custom, Colour Temperature
Shutter Speeds
30 - 1/8000
30 - 1/8000
What customers say about "Features"
Canon EOS R Full-frame system camera
  • The FV mode is probably my favorite new feature. It gives you everything: aperture priority, shutter priority, exposure compensation, ISO control, and full manual.
  • The silent shooting mode from the EOS R, this makes for a great combo doing video work and/or for taking photographs in places where you do not want sounds coming from your camera.
  • I also set the multi function touch bar as my white balance control. So I can either tap left or tap right to change the white balance or I can swipe the bar for the same effect.
  • One thing I don’t like - the mode dial. Switching back and forth between photo and video is cumbersome. I’m getting used to it, but it’s just not a good way to switch.
  • The R has silent shutter. Works up to 1/8000s. Not as good as the Fujis though that can go up to 1/32000th.
Canon 5D Mark IV Full Frame Digital Slr Camera Body Earplug, 6 cm, Black
  • Auto white balance is fantastic, even in tricky mixed lighting conditions. Autofocus performance is stellar. Servo mode autofocus tracks moving subjects flawlessly.
  • Exposure meter in manual mode at the bottom of the view finder, where it should be! 7D Mark II has this on the right side of the view finder.
  • The problem is that it still has the AA filter and 4k features on this camera are very disappointing.
  • Very poor water resistance because camera got wet in the rain and the display stopped working.
  • The GPS mode does eat up battery life quickly, and I might need 2 batteries for a days' worth of shooting, whereas with it turned off, I could get by with just 1 battery.
Connectivity
PictBridge Enabled
Yes
Yes
NFC Enabled
No
Yes
Integrated GPS
Yes
Yes
Output(s)
USB-C, Mini HDMI, Stereo mini jack, E3-type terminal
USB 3.0, Mini HDMI, Stereo mini jack, N3-type terminal
Number Of Memory Card Slots
1
1
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Canon EOS R Full-frame system camera
  • Had some initial troubles configuring bluetooth connectivity to enable GPS, but all sorted out. I consider GPS coordinates to be an integral part of a photo experience.
  • A surprise - the USB C is great! If you have a USB C charger or power pack with PD, it will charge the camera. Same goes for a Macbook Pro power brick.
  • The camera performs better than my 6D MK II, and the one card slot is not an issue if you use the auto-download feature on camera connect.
  • Convenient access to photos over built-in WiFi.
  • There is always a break in the connection of bluetooth when I try to transfer photos.
Canon 5D Mark IV Full Frame Digital Slr Camera Body Earplug, 6 cm, Black
  • Connect to a smartphone via wifi and use it as a live view screen to focus, change settings, take pictures and videos. Very useful!
  • I've not played with the GPS or the WiFi much yet, but the app that comes with it allows you to control the camera via your mobile, which opens up a few possibilities for shooting.
  • Uploading photos to phone to share in social media has never been easier and I am glad Canon has finally caught up with the trend.
  • I was very surprised when I realized that HDMI does not support output in 4k resolution.
  • The GPS icon just keeps flashing without doing anything else. This could easily be user error.
Power
Battery Model
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E6N
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E6N
Battery life
350 frames
850 frames

Canon EOS R

Canon 5D Mark IV

Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
2299.00 $
3099.00 $


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