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Canon 5D IV vs Fujifilm X-T2 – Comparison

Here’s our comparison between the Canon 5D IV and Fujifilm X-T2. The latter is a lot cheaper, smaller and uses a different sensor, so let’s see how it compares to a bigger DSLR.

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 IVX-T2
Sensor FormatFull FrameAPS-C
Crop FactorNone1.5x
AA FilterYesNone
Image Resolution6720 x 44806000 x 4000
Body Image StabilizationNoNo
Lens MountCanon EFFujifilm X
ISO100 - 32,000200 - 12,800
Expanded ISO102,400100 - 51,200
AF Points61325 AF Hybrid
Cross-type AF Points41169 phase
Continuous Mode7fps8fps*
LCD3.2" - Fixed3.0" - Articulating
LCD Resolution1,620,000 dots1,040,000 dots
Focus PeakingNoYes
Top LCD DisplayYesNo
Viewfinder TypeOpticalEVF (2.36M)
Viewfinder Coverage100%100%
Viewfinder Magnification0.71x0.77x
Video Resolution4096x2160 (30/25/24p)3840x2160 (30/25/24p)
 1920x1080 (60/50/30/25/24p1920x1080 (60/50p)
Microphone JackYesYes
Headphone JackYesNo
Memory Card TypeCF + SDSD + SD
Dual Card SlotsYesYes
Fastest Shutter Speed1/80001/32000
Slowest Shutter Speed30"30"
Bulb ModeYesYes
JPEG Buffer SizeUnlimited55
RAW Buffer Size1948
Time LapseYesYes
Built-in FlashNoNo
Max Flash Sync Speed1/2001/250
Startup Time0.5s1.0s
Built-in Wi-FiYesYes
Built-in GPSYesNo
Built- in NFCYesNo
USB TypeUSB 3.0USB 3.0
Environmentally SealedYesYes
Battery Life (CIPA)900 shots340 shots
Battery IncludedYes (LP-E6N)Yes (NP-W126S)
Weight31.4 oz (890g)17.9 oz (507g)
Size5.9 x 4.6 x 3.0"5.2 x 3.6 x 1.9"
Release Date20162016

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.

You can buy it at Amazon or read more reviews here.

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.

You can buy it at Amazon or read more reviews here.