We are constantly being asked by a lot of photographers, basically, by the Canon users (Canon 5D Mark III users) “what are the major differences in the Canon 5D Mark IV and Canon 5D Mark III or should we get the updated version of the current 5D Mark III? To answer this question we have done an extensive work to find out the outstanding camera between these two. After all, there are thousands and thousands of photographers who have been holding their purchase to split on Canon 5D Mark IV, because this new Canon camera is probably going to be the camera of the year.
|Feature/Models||Canon 5D Mark IV||Canon 5D Mark III
|Sensor size||Full frame (36 x 24 mm)||Full frame (36 x 24 mm)|
|Image processor|| DIGIC 6+
|ISO||50-102400||50 – 102400|
|Shutter speed||1/8000 to 30 sec
||1/8000 to 30 sec|
|Continuous shooting speed||7fps||6fps|
|Video||4K @30 fps||1080p @ 30 fps|
|Display||3.2″ 1620K Touchable TFT-LCD
||Fixed 3.2″ 1,040,000 Clear View II TFT LCD|
|Battery life||900 shots||950 shots|
|Size||151 x 116 x 76 mm||152 x 116 x 76 mm|
So take your eyes to this table and see if you have your answer here or not…
Canon 5D Mark IV vs Canon 5D Mark III
The well decoration of the Canon 5D Mark IV with some of the astounding specs will immediately create the impression infront of your clients and the specs begin with…
Megapixels– Inside the core of Canon 5D Mark IV, a unique and bigger Full frame sensor has been engineered, however, its predecessor Canon 5D Mark III also integrates the same size of full frame sensor but employs lesser number of effective pixels. You can see that Canon 5D Mark IV uses 30.4 MP resolutions which means the camera will be able to produce incredibly sharper images in any kind of shooting situations compared to Canon 5D Mark III. Moreover, Canon 5D Mark IV has advanced processing engine that is Digic 6+, ensuring the camera will be faster than its predecessor, plus this updated image processor will be very effective to reduce noise and while recording 4K videos.
AF system- Canon uses the same AF system that is contrast as well as phase detect sensor in 5D Mark IV as they did in 5D Mark III. It looks like photographers probably would not experience new focusing results by Canon 5D Mark IV and the AF points are also same in this siblings.
Canon 5D Mark IV doesn’t feel the need to change the ISO value, even shutter speed also. So, the users of Canon 5D Mark III can easily adjust themselves into this new camera.
Continuous shooting speed- The users of Canon 5D Mark IV has more opportunities for action to blur, because the camera offers one stop higher frame rates that is important to capture much more of the actions of the subjects and as a results the camera will be capable to produce slightly sharper images compared to Canon 5D Mark III (6fps).
Video- Fairly speaking, one of the key reasons most of the photographers are fascinated towards 5D Mark IV is 4K Motion JPEG video (DCI cinema-type 4096 x 2160) at 30p options integrated into the design. Canon 5D Mark III users can record only full HD videos.
Display– Both the two Canon siblings integrate the same size of LCD screen, but by offering touchable screen Canon 5D Mark IV is consuming more numbers than 5D Mark III, which has fixed TFT screen.
Battery- But, Canon 5D Mark IV will not allow you to take more number of shots at a single time charge. You can take only 900 shots with Canon 5D Mark IV, whereas you can snap almost 950 shots at a time with Canon 5D Mark III. This is the only downside of Canon 5D Mark IV.
Verdict- The users of Canon 5D Mark III can freely get their hands on 5D Mark IV, because we have light out the key differences between these two cameras and what we concluded from here is that 5D Mark IV is all rounder camera with incredible features and putting us one stop ahead than Canon 5D Mark III camera. So splurging cash on this camera will be fairly worth.