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Canon 5D IV vs Fujifilm X-T20 – Comparison

Here’s our comparison between the Canon 5D IV and Fujifilm X-T20. 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-T20
Megapixels30.424.3
Sensor TypeCMOSCMOS
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
TouchscreenYesYes
Focus PeakingNoYes
Top LCD DisplayYesNo
Viewfinder TypeOpticalEVF
Viewfinder Coverage100%100%
Viewfinder Magnification0.71x0.93x
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
Dual Card SlotsYesNo
SD UHS SupportUHS-I & UDMA7UHS-I
Fastest Shutter Speed1/80001/32000
Slowest Shutter Speed30"30"
Bulb ModeYesYes
JPEG Buffer SizeUnlimited62
RAW Buffer Size1925
Time LapseYesYes
Built-in FlashNoYes
Max Flash Sync Speed1/2001/180
Startup Time0.5s1.0s
Built-in Wi-FiYesYes
Built-in GPSYesNo
Built- in NFCYesNo
BluetoothNoNo
USB TypeUSB 3.0USB 2.0
Environmentally SealedYesNo
Battery Life (CIPA)900 shots350 shots
Battery IncludedYes (LP-E6N)Yes (NP-W126)
Weight31.4 oz (890g)13.5 oz (383g)
Size5.9 x 4.6 x 3.0"4.7 x 3.3 x 1.6"
PriceAmazonAmazon
Release Date20162017

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
  • 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
  • USB 3.0 vs 2.0 – Faster file transferring out of the camera
  • Battery Life – 550 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-T20 Advantages:

  • AF System – The XT-20 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-T20 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-T20 can highlight what’s in focus! Excellent when focusing manually, whether it’s video or photography
  • Fastest Shutter Speed – 1/32000 vs 1/8000
  • RAW Buffer – 25 vs 19
  • Built-in Flash
  • Weight & Size – The X-T20 weighs slightly over 600g less and is much more compact.
  • Less Expensive – Body only, the X-T20 costs around $2600 less

The Fujifilm X-T20 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-T20’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.