Let’s have a brief look at the main features of Sony A9 vs Canon 5D Mark IV. So what may be the main differences when consider their specs list?
Sony has updated the a7 series with a new sensor, faster burst-shooting capability, blackout-free electronic viewfinder, dual card slots, and other enhancements. This makes the Sony A9an ideal camera for sports, wildlife, action, and even news photography.
On the other hand the 5D Mark IV from Canon is an outstanding still photography option and an able 4K-capable video machine. It has to be one of the most well-rounded and complete DSLR in the market today.
The price of Sony Alpha a9 is almost $1,000 more than the 5D Mark IV DSLR. The A9 costs $4500 while the EOS 5D Mark IV is currently seeling for $3,499.
If you’re looking to upgrade to a camera with full frame sensor, the Sony A9 vs Canon 5D Mark IV comparison covers all the important specifications of each camera.
Differences between the Sony A9 vs Canon 5D Mark IV
Let’s see how the latest Sony A9 compares to the Canon 5D Mark IV. Some differences like sensor, image size, shooting speed, lcd size etc.. detailed as bold on the table.
|Feature||Sony A9||Canon 5D Mark IV|
|Effective Pixels (megapixels)||24 megapixels||30.4 megapixels|
|Sensor Type / Size||CMOS, 36 x 24 mm||CMOS, 36 x 24 mm|
|Sensor Pixel Size||~5.93 microns||~5.36 microns|
|Image Size||6000 x 4000||6720 x 4480|
|Image Processor||BIONZ X||DIGIC 6+|
|Image Stabilization||5-Axis sensor shift||No|
|Viewfinder Type||EVF / LCD||Optical|
|Viewfinder Magnification||EVF: 1.3cm (0.5-inch) 2.4M-dot XGA color OLED, 100% coverage, 0.78x magnification||100% coverage, 0.71x magnification|
|Storage Media||Slot1:SD UHS-II; 2:MS/SD UHS-I||2 slots supports UHS-I & UDMA7|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||20 fps with AF/AE||7fps|
|Buffer Size (RAW)||241 images||19|
|Buffer Size (JPEG)||362 images||Unlimited|
|Max Shutter Speed||30 – 1/32000||1/8000 to 30 sec|
|Base ISO||ISO 100||ISO 100|
|Native ISO Sensitivity||ISO 100-51,200||100 – 32,000|
|Boosted ISO Sensitivity||ISO 50 – 204800||50 – 102,400|
|Autofocus System||Fast Hybrid AF: Wide (693 points (phase-detection AF), 25 points (contrast-detection AF)||Phase Detect: OVF: 61-point (up to 41 cross-type points);|
|Video Output||XAVC S / AVCHD 2.0 / MP4||MOV / MPEG4 AVC / H.264|
|Video Maximum Resolution||4K (3840 x 2160) at 30p||4096×2160 (30/25/24p)|
|LCD Size||3.0″ Rear Articulating LCD||3.2″ Fixed LCD|
|LCD Resolution||1,440,000 dots (360,000 px)||1,620,000 dots|
|Wi-Fi / NFC||Wifi, NFC, Bluetooth||Wifi, NFC, No Bluetooth|
|Battery Life||650 shots, 105 minutes video footage||900 shots|
|Weight||23.7 oz (673 g)
|31.4 oz (890 g)
|Dimensions||5.0 x 3.8 x 2.5 in.
(127 x 96 x 63 mm)
|5.9 x 4.6 x 3.0 in.
(151 x 116 x 76 mm)
|Price||$4,500.00 (as introduced)||$3,499 (current)|
Size Comparison of Sony A9 vs Canon 5D Mark IV
CameraSize has already add Sony Alpha a9 to their database. So let’s see the size comparison of Sony A9 vs Canon 5D Mark IV cameras.
The Sony A9 is more expensive than the Canon 5D Mark IV. It is lower in megapixel count but has many advanced features for professionals.
The Alpha a9 offers 20 fps blackout-free burst shooting with uninterrupted viewing and AF/AE tracking. A larger buffer allows up to 241 compressed RAW images or 362 JPEG images to be captured in one continuous burst. Additionally, 693 phase detection AF points covering 93% of the frame track even the most erratic and fastest-moving subjects across the frame. Its native ISO range is also better than the 5D Mark IV.
We have to remind you that all these advanced features are almost half as light and ergonomic. Overall if you’re shooting photos of action and wildlife, then the Sony A9 stands out in every way and worth every dollar.