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EOS 5D Mark III vs EOS 5D Mark IV comparison

Embrace the new. Learn about the functionalities that make the EOS 5D Mark IV even more powerful here.

From fashion to photojournalism, explore and improve the skills that make you, you. Capture the world in all its splendour with the EOS 5D Mark IV. What makes the EOS 5D Mark IV so special? Check out some of the key improvements we’ve made on everything from image quality to speed, right here:

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Effective pixels (approx.) 22.3Megapixels 30.4Megapixels Improved image quality
Discover what it feels like to take a truly awe-inspiring photo. Capture your memories in 30 Megapixel quality.
Dual Pixel RAW No Yes Adjust your images
Dual Pixel Raw is an alternative file format that lets photographers fine-tune image quality after it’s been captured.
ISO 100-25600Expandable 50-102400 100-32000Expandable 50-102400 Improved low-light shooting
Need to shoot indoors? At night? The EOS 5D Mark IV’s higher ISO performance means you can capture those dark and majestic low-light scenes with less risk of noise affecting image quality.
AF lowest EV -2 EV  -3 EV-4 EV in live view Autofocus in low-light
Focus on your scenes and subjects more accurately and in light as low as -3 EV. The EOS 5D Mark IV’s AF system enables you to focus and immerse yourself in deeper darkness.
AF points at f/8  1AF point Up to61 points / 21cross-type AF points
(all individually selectable)
Track your subjects
The EOS 5D Mark IV advanced AF system tracks subjects using 61 focusing points, spread out in an expanded area and at maximum apertures as small as f/8.
Metering sensor  63 zonemetering sensor
(Brightness measurement only)
Approx.150,000 pixelRGB+IR sensor
(Dedicated DIGIC 6 processor)
Optimal lighting
The EOS 5D Mark IV measures the brightness of a scene using a dedicated 150,000-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor, which also works with the camera’s AF system to track moving objects.
Continuous Shooting 6frames per second 7frames per second Shoot faster
Whether you’re a journalist on assignment, or a sports photographer on the side-lines, embrace a faster 7 fps shooting speed.
4K EOS Movies - 4Kup to 25/30p Stunning 4K movies
From script to screen, tell your story in higher resolution video quality. Experience the thrill of filmmaking.
LCD Monitor 1,040k dots3.2-inch 1,620k dots3.2-inch, full touch screen Brighter. Sharper.
Your finger on a scene that has never looked so clear and detailed. Get your hands on the increased LCD resolution of 1,620,000 dots.
WI-FI / NFC No / NoWi-Fi Optional accessory Yes / Yes  Share your story. Share your work.
Why keep that amazing volcano shot or that glowing fashion show catwalk to yourself? Share your favourite moments and memories easily via Wi-Fi and NFC.
GPS NoOptional GP-E2 Yes  Built-in GPS
The best photographic adventures are often spontaneous. The EOS 5D Mark IV’s built-in GPS records and catalogues your location so you know just where those breath-taking shots were taken and how to return to them.
USB USB 2.0480 Mbit/sec USB 3.05 GBit/sec Transfer files quicker
USB 3.0 connectivity offers fast file transfer to PC and Mac computers – ideal for tethered shooting in studio environments.

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