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Canon 5D Mark IV vs. Canon 1DX Mark II

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It is the comparison of two siblings— one is the most anticipated Canon 5D Mark IV and the other is fast and formidable Canon 1DX Mark II. Frankly, 1DX Mark II is one of the best DSLR cameras for the sports photographers that and in addition to that, it also offers remarkable camera features to the photographers. On the other hand, 5D Mark IV is smoothly creating the impression among the pro photographers. Now, if you want to know which one is the camera for you, then pay your attention to this brief but comprehensive specifications comparison and we can sure that you will get what you want…

Feature/Models Canon 5D Mark IV Canon 1DX Mark II
Megapixel 30.4 MP
20 megapixels
Sensor size Full frame (36 x 24 mm) Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Image processor  DIGIC 6+
Dual DIGIC 6+
AF system Contrast detect+ Phase detect Contrast Detect+ Phase detect
AF points 61 61
ISO 50-102400 Auto, 100-51200 (expands to 50-409600)
Shutter speed 1/8000 to 30 sec
1/8000 to 30 sec
Image Stabilization No No
Continuous shooting speed  7fps 16fps
Video 4K @30 fps 4K Video at 60 fps
Display 3.2″  1620K Touchable TFT-LCD 
3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
Hot shoe  Yes  Yes
Wireless Built-in, NFC Built-In with NFC
Battery life 900 shots 1210 shots
Weight 890g 1530 g
Size 151 x 116 x 76 mm 158 x 168 x 83 mm

Canon 5D Mark IV vs. Canon 1DX Mark II

Image quality- The stunning images and speed are the sure results of Canon 5D Mark IV, which blended with a 30.4MP full-frame CMOS sensor powered by a Digic 6+Image Processors. Though, both of these Canon cameras incorporate Full-frame sensors, which are bigger sensors that allow the camera to grab as much as light as possible from a particular scene, but with 30.4 MP resolutions Canon 5D Mark IV is significantly better and ensuring you to deliver sharp, more detailed and magnified images in any kind of shooting condition. So, it is quite reasonable to pick 5D Mark IV for stunning image qualities over Canon 1DX Mark II.

ISO- It looks like 5D Mark IV is stayed behind of 1DX Mark II while we take it for lowlight shooting, since the camera offers an expandable ISO range of 102400 only. On the other hand when we talk about Canon 1DX Mark II, then it mounting to the ISO range of 409600 means that the users of this Canon camera can conveniently deal with the challenges posed the lowlight. In other words, photographers with Canon 1DX Mark II will be capable to take the shots of their desire subjects comfortably with minimal noise.

Continuous shooting speed- We have already mentioned in the beginning of this comparison that 1DX Mark II is a fabulous sports camera and now we are clearing you why? Now, see the frame rates of 1DX Mark II (16ps) then see the frame rates of 5D Mark IV— just less than half of its competitor (7fps). And with taking the advantages of more frame rates, the 1DX Mark II users can take up to 14 fps, and up to 16 fps of continuous shots in live View mode. When you take your 1DX Mark II camera to steal the moments from a specific sports event or your favorite sports person, the camera promises you to capture most of the actions of that subjects or scene. But with 7fps, the 5D Mark IV may miss to capture those subjects that are move very quickly.

Video– Frankly speaking to you, it is a bit difficult task for us to compare the video performance of these two cameras, since both offers 4K video recording. But still we are choosing Canon 1DX Mark II as the camera for reasonably better video performance, because the camera features Dual DIGIC 6+ Image Processors and advanced sensor that allows the users to capture incredible 4K (Motion JPEG) video at up to 60 fps. On the other side, Canon 5D Mark IV offers 4K recording at 30fps.

Battery life-  Moreover, Canon 1DX Mark II allows you to take more than 1200 shots at a single time battery charge, whereas Canon 5D Mark IV lets you to take around 900 shots at a time.

Verdict- With zero doubt, 1DX Mark II is firmly better camera— whether you take lowlight performance, video performance and the most important thing for sports photographers that is more number of frame rates (16fps), the camera has everything. But, the studio photographers and the landscape shooters, those who require more lights or pixels should pick 5D Mark IV.

 

 

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