Canon 5D Mark IV vs. Sony A7S II

Canon-5D-Mark-IV-vs.-Sony-ASony A7S II is fabulous FE- Mount mirrorless camera available around, on the other hand Canon 5D Mark IV is just astounding. The photographers who are much willing to know the differences of these two cameras, one is DSLR and the other is Mirrorless can get the conclusion after reading this detail specification comparison….

Feature/Models Canon 5D Mark IV Sony A7S II
Megapixel 30.4 MP
12 megapixels
Sensor size Full frame (36 x 24 mm) Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Image processor  DIGIC 6+
Bionz X
AF system Contrast+Phase Contrast detect
AF points 61 169 AF Points
ISO 50-102400 50- 409600
Shutter speed 1/8000 to 30 sec
1/8000 to 30 sec
Image Stabilization No 5-Axis Steady-Shot INSIDE Stabilization
Continuous shooting speed  7fps 5fps
Video 4K @30 fps Internal UHD 4K30 & 1080p120 Recording
Display 3.2″  1620K Touchable TFT-LCD 
3.0″ 1,228,800-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor
Hot shoe  Yes  Yes
Wireless Built-in, NFC Built-In with NFC
Battery life 900 shots 360 shots
Environmentally sealed  Yes Yes
Weight 890g 627g
Size 151 x 116 x 76 mm 127 x 96 x 60 mm

Megapixels- You will surely be impressed by the image quality produced by Canon 5D Mark IV, because the camera employs 30.4 MP resolutions. By the way, you can see from the table that Canon as well as Sony uses bigger Full-frame sensor, enhancing the camera to grab considerable amount of light as a results the camera can produce sharp images, almost in various shooting conditions. But, Sony A7S II uses only 12 Mp of effective resolutions that might not be sufficient to beat the image quality of 5D Mark IV. With Full frame Sensor and 30.4 Mp of resolution the Canon 5D Mark IV will fairly produce crystal-clear images, no matter what the shooting condition is.

AF system- The users of Canon 5D Mark IV will get the benefits of Hybrid AF system. You can see that 5D Mark IV incorporates contrast as well as phase detection AF method means the camera is highly superior to track the subjects at focus much quickly and precisely. On the other side, Sony A7s ii has only contrast detect sensor, which means that the camera maybe not quicker in focusing the desire subjects like Canon Camera, but will be very accurate.

Now, let us talk about AF points… well, 5D Mark IV uses external AF module that consists of 61 AF points and 41 of which are cross types, on the other hand it also uses dual Pixels CMOS AF sensor in which every sub pixels of photo diode act as AF points. Which clearly indicates that the users will be able to experience Super fast AF performance whether you are using a viewfinder, Live View display for Shooting still images or recording a 4k Video. On the other hand, Sony A7S II is coupled with 169 AF points, which is consisted of 25 contrast-detection points and nine central AF points of the camera covers the entire screen, enhancing the users to focus lock on randomly moving subjects.  In a short, Sony A7R II AF system is more advanced compared to 5D Mark IV.

ISO- The A7S II delivers tremendous sensitivity range of ISO 50-409600 that gently minimizes noise in dark scenes enhances the Sony A7S II to deliver impressive results even in the most formidable shooting conditions. On the other hand, Canon 5D Mark IV offers expandable ISO range of 102400 only.

Image stabilization- Here, the users of Sony A7S II will get the advantages since the camera has been equipped with 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization that dramatically reduces the appearance of undesirable camera shakes, usually, which is one of the reasons behind the blurry image. On the other hand, Canon 5D Mark IV doesn’t have image stabilization.

Continuous shooting speed- Canon 5D Mark IV has Continuous shooting speed of 7fps while Sony A7SII has slower with 5fps. The fast shooting speed of Canon 5D Mark IV will perform significantly better than 5FPS of Sony, while capturing fast action objects.

Display– On the rear side of Canon 5D Mark IV, a 3.2″ 1620K Touchable TFT-LCD screen has also been integrated for bright, vivid image playback and live view shooting.

Battery- Canon 5D Mark IV allows you to take almost 900 shots at a time, on the other hand Sony A7S II allows you to take 370 different shots at a time.

 Verdict- Undoubtedly, the Sony A7SII camera is the lowlight king of camera industry, but If you look at the core specification of the Canon 5D Mark IV the we have to say that it is one of the best all rounder DSLR available for professional shooters which is a perfect balance of features and price. But still, it depends upon you if you want a camera that can capture bright images in full-moon light conditions you must go with A7S II. Otherwise, we recommend you to go with 5D Mark IV.

1 comment to Canon 5D Mark IV vs. Sony A7S II

  • RLB2444

    “but Canon 5D Mark IV is one of the best all rounder DSLR available for professional shooters.”

    No user reviews nor has any been delivered to consumers and making this claim is based on what please? Is this what Canon is telling you to say? Camera Comparisons is not the only one making this broad statement. Is everyone competing for the commissions that distributors pay? It may be true but we don’t know if everything works well enough to earn this claim.

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