Canon 5D Mark IV vs. Canon 6D

Canon-5D-Mark-IVFrom the table drawn below— It looks look like Canon 5D Mark IV outshines Canon 6D in almost every major aspect. Well, we believe Canon EOS 6D is one of the possible competitors of brand new Canon 5D Mark IV in the current time Market, however, Canon 6D is a bit old camera but its specs are outstanding compared to other cameras in its range. Anyway, we don’t want to waste you much time, so get into the details comparison of their specifications…

Feature/Models Canon 5D Mark IV Canon 6D
Megapixel 30.4 MP
20 megapixels
Sensor size Full frame (36 x 24 mm) Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Image processor  DIGIC 6+
Digic 5+
AF system Contrast+Phase Contrast + Phase
AF points 61 11
ISO 50-102400 ISO 50-102400
Shutter speed 1/8000 to 30 sec
1/4000 to 30 sec
Image Stabilization No No
Continuous shooting speed  7fps 4.5fps
Video 4K @30 fps Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
Display 3.2″  1620K Touchable TFT-LCD 
3″ Rear LCD Monitor (1040K)
Hot shoe  Yes  Yes
Wireless Built-in, NFC Built-In with NFC
Battery life 900 shots 1090 shots
Environmentally sealed Yes
Weight 890g 770 g
Size 151 x 116 x 76 mm 145 x 111 x 71 mm

Megapixels– For incredible image quality, the Canon 5D Mark IV has been coupled with newly designed 30.4-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and DIGIC 6+ Image Processor. Though, Canon 6D also incorporates full-frame CMOS sensor that is truly awesome to produce sharp and clear images, but 5D Mark IV is putting you a step ahead from 6D users by employing sensational 30.4 Mp resolution that assures that tuck sharp images is clearly possible in variety of shooting conditions. On the other hand, the image processor (Digic 6+) of 5D Mark IV is highly advanced that let you to experience the faster performance of the camera along with reducing noise while shooting the fade light conditions.

AF system– You should know that Canon 5D Mark IV utilize dual pixel AF system- a sensor-based, phase detection Auto Focus (AF) technology, enhancing the camera for sleek and smooth, accurate tracking in movies and fast autofocus acquisition when shooting still photos in Live View mode. Moreover, both of these two cameras use contrast as well as phase detection system, which clearly means that both cameras are capable to track the subjects quickly and accurately, especially, the fast moving subjects. However, still 5D Mark IV is winning the AF battle, by offering creative 61 AF points that keeps even quick-moving subjects in focus throughout the frame range. On the other side, Canon 6D offers only 11 AF points, which is too less for the shooters.

Shutter speed- For shooting faster moving subjects conveniently, Canon 5D Mark IV will be the obvious choice since the camera offers you faster shutter speed of around 1/8000 sec to 30 sec. On the other hand, its competitor camera — 6D offers slower shutter speed of only 1/4000 sec to 30 sec.

Continuous shooting- Continuous shooting speed of Canon 5D Mark IV is greater than that of Canon 6D. Canon 5D Mark IV has the ability to shoot at 7fps, whereas Canon 6D offers only 4.5 fps.

Video- With the boosting power of Dual Digic 6+, Canon 5D Mark IV offers you the advantages of 4K video at 30fps. On the other hand, its sibling offers you to record Full HD only at 30 fps.

Display– Shooting lower to higher angles from with touchable bigger screen 3.2” of Canon 5D Mark IV for bright, vivid image playback and live view shooting.

Battery- The battery of Canon 6D seems more stronger than that of 5D Mark IV that allows you to take 1090 shots at a time. On the other hand,  5D Mark IV allows you to take only 900 shots at a single time charge.

Verdict- Canon 5D Mark IV is just incredible camera that offers remarkable specifications such as advanced Dual Digic 6+ processor, 4K video option and many more. On the other hand, its own acquaintance Canon 6D looks tiny infront of Canon 6D.  

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