Our comparison table below covers all the important specifications of each camera. Below that, we specifically talk about the new improvements and which model is better suited for your needs.
|Canon 5D IV||X-T2|
|Sensor Format||Full Frame||APS-C|
|Image Resolution||6720 x 4480||6000 x 4000|
|Body Image Stabilization||No||No|
|Lens Mount||Canon EF||Fujifilm X|
|ISO||100 - 32,000||200 - 12,800|
|Expanded ISO||102,400||100 - 51,200|
|AF Points||61||325 AF Hybrid|
|Cross-type AF Points||41||169 phase|
|LCD||3.2" - Fixed||3.0" - Articulating|
|LCD Resolution||1,620,000 dots||1,040,000 dots|
|Top LCD Display||Yes||No|
|Viewfinder Type||Optical||EVF (2.36M)|
|Video Resolution||4096x2160 (30/25/24p)||3840x2160 (30/25/24p)|
|1920x1080 (60/50/30/25/24p||1920x1080 (60/50p)|
|Memory Card Type||CF + SD||SD + SD|
|Dual Card Slots||Yes||Yes|
|SD UHS Support||UHS-I & UDMA7||UHS-II|
|Fastest Shutter Speed||1/8000||1/32000|
|Slowest Shutter Speed||30"||30"|
|JPEG Buffer Size||Unlimited||55|
|RAW Buffer Size||19||48|
|Max Flash Sync Speed||1/200||1/250|
|Built- in NFC||Yes||No|
|USB Type||USB 3.0||USB 3.0|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||900 shots||340 shots|
|Battery Included||Yes (LP-E6N)||Yes (NP-W126S)|
|Weight||31.4 oz (890g)||17.9 oz (507g)|
|Size||5.9 x 4.6 x 3.0"||5.2 x 3.6 x 1.9"|
Canon 5D Mark IV Advantages:
- Sensor – 6 more megapixels
- FF vs APS-C – The 5D IV has a much bigger sensor and will therefore have less noise at higher ISO’s
- Higher Max ISO – One and a half stop higher native ISO, 1 stop higher expanded ISO as well as 50.
- LCD Size – 3.2″ vs 3.0″ and much higher resolution
- Touchscreen – The 5D IV allows you to tap the screen to select a focus point, as well as navigate through the menus etc.
- Top LCD Screen – Very useful for quickly checking out all of your settings, battery info etc.
- Headphone Jack – Good for monitoring audio quality
- Dual Memory Cards – You can use SD + CF cards
- JPEG Buffer – Unlimited vs 62
- Startup Time – The 5D IV turns on 2x faster
- Built-in GPS & NFC
- Battery Life – 450 shots longer battery life
The Canon 5D IV sports a bigger sensor with more megapixels and a higher ISO range. These are the two main reasons for the bigger price, but it’s also good to have a bigger battery life, faster startup time, 2 memory card slots and a bigger LCD screen.
Fujifilm X-T2 Advantages:
- AA Filter – The X-T2 has no AA filter so you can expect slightly sharper images when printing big
- AF System – The XT-2 features newer AF systems with 169 phase detection points. The 5D IV will still perform better in most low light situations due to its 41 cross-type points, but both cameras are very good here. The X-T2 simply gives you more freedom to frame your subject
- 8 vs 7fps – 1fps difference, not a lot but still enough for extremely fast subjects
- LCD Screen – It’s fully articulated compared to the fixed one, so it’s better for shooting in awkward positions
- Focus Peaking – The Fuji X-T2 can highlight what’s in focus! Excellent when focusing manually, whether it’s video or photography
- UHS-II – It’s got much faster minimum writing speeds compared to UHS-I, which is great for 4K or fast bursts
- Fastest Shutter Speed – 1/32000 vs 1/8000
- Flash Sync Speed – 1/250 vs 1/200
- RAW Buffer – 25 vs 19
- Built-in Flash
- Weight & Size – The X-T2 weighs slightly over 600g less and is much more compact.
- Less Expensive – Body only, the X-T2 costs around $1800 less
The Fujifilm X-T2 is a lot smaller, lighter and cheaper. If you’re looking for something small to travel with and don’t like the 5D’s size, you’ll love most mirrorless cameras. The X-T2’s main advantages are also focus peaking, an articulating LCD screen and an AF system with a lot more points.