Canon EOS M5 vs Canon EOS 1D Mark IV

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS M5 and Canon EOS 1D Mark IV. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufactured by Canon.

Canon EOS M5 were released 2016 and Canon EOS 1D Mark IV was released 2009. That is a 7 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS M5 2016
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV 2009

Type of camera

Canon EOS M5 is a Mirrorless camera while Canon EOS 1D Mark IV is a DSLR camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS M5 has a "Canon APS-C"-sensor while Canon EOS 1D Mark IV has a "Canon APS-H"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Canon EOS M5 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV 65 mm
Canon APS-H sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.3

** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)

Resolution

Canon EOS M5 has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 1D Mark IV has 16,1 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Canon EOS M5 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV 16,1 MP
15980544 pixels
4896 x 3264

Canon EOS M5 has a 50 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 1D Mark IV. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Canon EOS 1D Mark IV has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS M5. Canon EOS 1D Mark IV has an ISO range that stretches from 50 to 102400 while Canon EOS M5 has 100 to 25600.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS M5 100-25600
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV 50-102400

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.

Worth mentioning is that Canon EOS M5 belongs to the Canon EOS M-system and needs an adapter to work with Canons EF, EF-S, MP-E, and TS-E lenses. You can read more about this adapter here:
Canon Lens Mount Adapter EF-EOS M

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS M5
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 1D Mark IV

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS M5 can shoot up to 9 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 1D Mark IV can shoot up to 10 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS M5 9
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV 10

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

In this case, both Canon EOS M5 and Canon EOS 1D Mark IV can shoot movies.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.

Canon EOS 1D Mark IV weighs 1230 gr (equal to 2,71 lb) which is 188% heavier than Canon EOS M5 and its 427 gr (or 0,94 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS M5 427 gr
0,94 lb
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV 1230 gr
2,71 lb

Canon EOS M5 vs Canon EOS 1D Mark IV Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Canon EOS M5 and Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, next to each other. Each category of data is a link to an article covering the subject, giving you a deeper understanding so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two camera models.

Product
Canon EOS M5
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
Name Canon EOS M5 Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
Manufacturer Canon Canon
Release Date and Price
Canon EOS M5
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
Release Year 2016 2009
Release Date 2016-09-15 2009-10-20
MSRP 979 USD 4999 USD
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Camera Type
Canon EOS M5
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
Camera Type Mirrorless DSLR
Sensor
Canon EOS M5
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm) APS-H (approx 27.9 x 18.6 mm)
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Resolution 6000 x 4000 pixels 4896 x 3264 pixels
Megapixels 24 MP 16,1 MP
Image Processor DIGIC 7 DIGIC 4
Image
Canon EOS M5
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
ISO Range 100 - 25600 50 - 102400
White Balance Presets 6 8
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization No
(5-axis for video only)
No
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Canon EOS M5
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
LiveView
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView
Focus Points 49 45
Lens Mount Canon EF-M

See Compatible Lenses
Canon EF

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier APS-C Sensor
1.6x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 38 mm
50 mm becomes 80 mm
100 mm becomes 160 mm
200 mm becomes 320 mm
APS-H Sensor
1.3x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 31 mm
50 mm becomes 65 mm
100 mm becomes 130 mm
200 mm becomes 260 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Canon EOS M5
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
Articulated LCD Tilting Fixed
Screen size 3.2 3
Screen dots 1620000 920000
Touch screen Yes No
Screen type TFT LCD TFT LCD
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Electronic Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.62x 0.76 (0.58 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution 2360000 N/A
Photography features
Canon EOS M5
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
Frames per second 9 fps 10 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 seconds 1/8000 seconds
Built-in Flash Yes No
Built-in Flash Range 5 meters N/A
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse No Yes
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Partial
Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Exposure Compensation 3 (at 1/3 EV steps) 3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Canon EOS M5
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
Video recording Yes Yes
Video format MPEG4
H.264
H.264
Video resolution 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
Built-in Microphone Yes Yes
Built-in Speakers Yes No
Storage
Canon EOS M5
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
Memory Card SD/SDHC
Compact Flash
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Canon EOS M5
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port Yes Yes
Headphone Port No No
Wireless Yes
Built-in (802.11/b/g/n with Bluetooth and NFC)
Yes
Optional , Eye-Fi Connected and Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E2
Remote Control Yes (Wired, wireless, or smartphone) Yes (N3 connector)
GPS No No
Body & Dimensions
Canon EOS M5
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
Enviromentally sealed No Yes
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details LP-E17 lithium-ion battery & charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E4 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 295 shots 1500 shots
Width 116 mm 156 mm
Height 89 mm 157 mm
Depth 61 mm 80 mm
Weight 427 gram 1230 gram