Nikon D850 vs Canon 5D Mark IV Specification Comparison


Camera Feature Nikon D850 Canon 5D Mark IV Comparison Notes
Sensor Resolution 45.7 MP 30.4 MP More pixel for wildlife & landscape photography  
Sensor Type BSI CMOS CMOS Better ISO (35xx vs 2993 DxO Score) Not yet known the ISO score but Sony BSI CMOS is well-known for low light (as of A7Rii)
Low-Pass Filter No Yes No AA filter brings more sharpness, but may result in moiré issue in bird photography Some claims that moiré issue is not significant
Buffer: RAW 14-bit Lossless Compressed 51 21    
Storage Media 1x QXD, 1x SD (UHS-II) 1x CF, 1x SD (UHS-I)    
Continuous Shooting Speed 7.0 fps, 9.0 fps with MB-D18 7.0 fps    
Number of AF Points 153 AF points, 99 cross-type 61 AF points, 41 cross-type   Some point out that 5D mark IV actually has more working cross AF points at aperture F/8
AF Detection Range -4 to +20 EV -3 to +18 EV -4 mean better  focus in low light  
Auto AF Fine-Tune Yes No    
Focus Peaking Yes No    
Focus Stacking Yes No    
Video Maximum Resolution 3,840 x 2,160 (4K) @ up to 30 fps 4,096 x 2,160 (4K) @ up to 30 fps    
Video Crop Factor 1.0x 1.74x    
LCD Size and Type 3.2″ Tilting Touchscreen LCD 3.2″ Touchscreen LCD Tilt LCD gives more flexible to shoot from different angles Less practical if AF is not good in live view
Dual Pixel AF No Yes Much better focus ability with Live View and for Video Nikon has contrast AF only when using live view, which is very slow.
Dual Pixel RAW No Yes    
LCD Resolution 2,359,000 dots 1,620,000 dots    
Built-in GPS No Yes GPS-enabled is good for wildlife photography  
Bluetooth Yes No    
Battery Life 1840 shots (CIPA) 900 shots (CIPA) Longer is better, but 900 is good enough.  
Button Illumination Yes No    
Weight (Body Only) 915g 800g    
Dimensions 146.0 x 124.0 x 78.5mm 150.7 x 116.4 x 75.9mm    
MSRP Price $3,299 (as introduced) $3,499 (as introduced) Canon 5D4: 65tr

Nikon D850: ??

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