Nikon D850 vs Canon 5D Mark IV – Comparison


Let’s have a brief look at the main features of Nikon D850 vs Canon 5D Mark IV. So what may be the main differences when consider their specs list?

As you can see from the table below, Nikon D850 beats the Canon 5D Mark IV pretty much on every major spec. That’s because Nikon’s new DSLR competes more with the Canon 5DS R rather than the Canon 5D Mark IV. On the other hand, both cameras almost has the same price tag around $3,200. So we’ve decided to take a quick look at the comparison sheet of specs.

If you’re looking to upgrade to a camera with full frame sensor, the Nikon D850 vs Canon 5D Mark IV comparison covers all the important specifications of each camera.

Nikon D850 has a larger viewfinder, better storage media options, 9 fps burst shooting with the grip, better AF system and range, 4K video without any cropping, a tilting LCD screen, superior battery life and a lower price tag.

Nikon D850 vs Canon 5D Mark IV Specification Comparison

Nikon D850 vs Canon 5D Mark IV - Comparison

Here is the comparison of the Nikon D850 vs Canon 5D Mark IV DSLRs. Some differences like sensor, image size, shooting speed, lcd size etc.. detailed as bold on the table.

Features Nikon D850 Canon 5D Mark IV
Sensor Resolution 45.7 MP 30.4 MP
Sensor Type BSI CMOS CMOS
Sensor Size 35.9×23.9mm 36.0×24.0mm
Low-Pass Filter No Yes
Sensor Pixel Size 4.35µ 5.36µ
Image Size 8,256 x 5,504 6,720 x 4,480
Image Processor EXPEED 5 DIGIC 6+
Raw Buffer 51 21
Native ISO Sensitivity ISO 64-25,600 ISO 100-32,000
Boosted ISO Sensitivity ISO 32, ISO 51,200-102,400 ISO 50, ISO 51,200-102,400
Dust Reduction / Sensor Cleaning Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Pentaprism Pentaprism
Viewfinder Coverage and Magnification 100%, 0.75x 100%, 0.71x
Built-in Flash No No
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
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 to 30 sec 1/8000 to 30 sec
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV ±3 EV
Flash Sync Speed 1/250 1/200
Shutter Durability 200,000 cycles 150,000 cycles
Exposure Metering Sensor 181,000-pixel RGB sensor 150,000-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor
Number of AF Points 153 AF points, 99 cross-type 61 AF points, 41 cross-type
AF Detection Range -4 to +20 EV -3 to +18 EV
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
Audio Recording Built-in stereo microphone
External stereo microphone (optional)
Built-in stereo microphone
External stereo microphone (optional)
Headphone Jack Yes Yes
LCD Size and Type 3.2″ Tilting Touchscreen LCD 3.2″ Touchscreen LCD
Dual Pixel AF No Yes
Dual Pixel RAW No Yes
LCD Resolution 2,359,000 dots 1,620,000 dots
Built-in GPS No Yes
Wi-Fi Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes No
Battery Life 1840 shots (CIPA) 900 shots (CIPA)
Button Illumination Yes No
Weather Sealed Body Yes Yes
USB Version 3.0 3.0
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)