Canon EOS 5D Mark II vs Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
These cameras are both manufacturered by Canon.Canon EOS 5D Mark II were released 2008 and Canon EOS 5D Mark IV was released 2016. That is a 8 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.
|Canon EOS 5D Mark II||Canon||2008|
|Canon EOS 5D Mark IV||Canon||2016|
Type of camera
Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.
Sensors / crop factor
Both these cameras have the same sorts sensor (called "FF") which means that if you compare the cameras side by side the lenses will also have the same experienced focal length. Since both cameras have a Full frame sensor there will be no crop factor.
|Camera||Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")|
|Canon EOS 5D Mark II||50 mm||(a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)|
|Canon EOS 5D Mark IV||50 mm||(a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)|
Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)
|Camera||Megapixels||Pixel (total)||Pixels (width)||Pixels (height)|
|Canon EOS 5D Mark II||21,1 MP||21026304||5616||3744|
|Canon EOS 5D Mark IV||30 MP||30105600||6720||4480|
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV has a 43 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 5D Mark II. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.
|Canon EOS 5D Mark II||50-25600|
|Canon EOS 5D Mark IV||50-102400|
Autofocus and lens compatibility
Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that supports autofocus, does not have a autofocus motor of their own but this wont cause any problems with these two cameras.
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Canon EOS 5D Mark II can shoot up to 3,9 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 5D Mark IV can shoot up to 7 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS 5D Mark II||3,9|
|Canon EOS 5D Mark IV||7|
Ability to record movies
It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.
The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, carried around, for several hours at the time.
|Camera||Weight (in gram)||Weight (in pounds)|
|Canon EOS 5D Mark II||850 gr||1,87 lb|
|Canon EOS 5D Mark IV||890 gr||1,96 lb|