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    Comparison of the Specs: Nikon D850 vs. Canon 5D Mark IV vs. Canon 5Ds

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    For the last few days we've been bombarded with the information concerning new Nikon D850. Its specification, at least on paper, is really impressive, but will this camera be as groundbreaking and universal as the producer assures? Will it, as many people speculate, make many photographers who use Canon cameras change their systems for Nikon? Possibly we will find the answer to this question only after a few weeks, when the first cameras appear on the market.

     

    Below you can find the comparison of specifications of the most important functions of new Nikon D850 and its two main Canon rivals: 5D Mark IV and 5Ds. Of course, one should remember that 5D Mark IV had its premiere a year ago, and 5Ds – one and a half years ago.

    Feature Nikon D850 Canon 5D Mark IV Canon 5Ds
    Sensor Resolution:

    45.75MP

    30.4MP

    50.6MP

    Sensor Type:

    CMOS BSI
    (Back-Illuminated)

    CMOS

    CMOS

    Image Size:

    8256 x 5504

    6720 x 4480

    8688 x 5792

    Image Processor:

    Expeed 5

    DIGIC 6+

    Dual DIGIC 6

    Viewfinder Coverage:

    100%

    100%

    100%

    Viewfinder Magnification:

    0.75x

    0.71x

    0.71x

    Storage Media:

    XQD, SD UHS-II

    Compact Flash, SD/SDHC/SDXC

    Compact Flash, SD/SDHC/SDXC

    Continuous Shooting Speed:

    7 FPS
    9 FPS w/ Battery Pack

    7 FPS

    5 FPS

    Max Shutter Speed:

    1/8000 to 30 sec

    1/8000 to 30 sec

    1/8000 to 30 sec

    Native ISO Sensitivity:

    ISO 64-25600

    ISO 100-32000

    ISO 50-6400

    Boosted ISO Sensitivity:

    ISO 32
    ISO 102400

    ISO 50
    ISO 102400

    ISO 50
    ISO 12800

    Autofocus System:

    153 Points AF System
    (99 Cross-Type)

    61 Points AF System
    (41 Cross-Type)

    61 Points AF System
    (41 Cross-Type)

    Video Maximum Resolution:

    4K@30p
    (No Crop)

    4K@30p
    (With 1.74x Crop)

    FHD@30p

    LCD Screen:

    3.2" Fully Articulated TFT-LCD

    3.2" Fixed TFT-LCD

    3.2" Fixed TFT-LCD

    LCD Resolution:

    2,360,000 dots

    1,620,000 dots

    1,040,000 dots

    Touchscreen:

    Yes
    Fully Functional

    Yes

    No

    Built-in GPS:

    No

    Yes

    No

    Built-in Wi-Fi:

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    NFC:

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    Battery Life:

    1840 Shots (CIPA)

    900 Shots (CIPA)

    700 Shots (CIPA)

    USB Version:

    3.0

    3.0

    3.0

    Dimensions:

    5.75 x 4.88 x 3.11″
    (146 x 124 x 78mm)

    5.94 x 4.57 x 2.99″
    (150 x 116 x 76mm)

    5.98 x 4.57 x 2.99″
    (152 x 117 x 76mm)

    Weight:

    2.22lb (1015g)

    1.96lb (890g)

    2.05lb (930g)

    List Price:

    $3299

    $3499

    $3699 or $3899

    Edited by MICHAEL GABLER


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