Nikon D850 or Canon 5D Mark IV? Which SLR is better? Which camera better to choose?
Yesterday's premiere of Nikon D850 aroused the appetite and hopes of the nikonians. The camera goes to the same shelf as the Canon 5D Mark IV. Which one will be better? Can the new Nikon camera make someone change their system? Let's see how the two SLRs look like.
Construction and ergonomics
The comparison starts with the construction and ergonomy of both cameras – I recommend the top panels as the first dish. Both SLRs have the necessary displays over which the buttons and the shutter button are located. As for the number of elements, I would have given the Nikon point – here the buttons are larger and more sensibly arranged, just like the wheel that is under the shutter release and not over. The second circle on which we can set individual modes is, however, legible in Canon , but placing the switch below it is not exactly hit. In the case of Nikon we can hold the camera grip and at the same time run it, with the Canon you have to nip.When we look at the back, we immediately see the screen that is pivoted in Nikon – Canon can not do that. Nikon wins again, because the tilting screen is really a helper for photos in the crowd or low-angle shots. In Canon, we have a very large set of buttons under your finger, which is where we naturally hold a thumb (or at least I). The buttons on the left are arranged in a very similar way and I do not see significant differences in use here, because to use them and so we have to use the other hand and tear off the viewfinder from the eye. Both cameras are sealed and armored enough that (as I suspect) even a nail piercing would not be a problem. Canon is slightly lighter . Nikon weighs a kilogram with the battery and memory card, Canon about 120 grams less (the body weighs 800 grams, the battery is about 80 grams, the card does not weigh more than 5g). Not much, but after some time everyone is less salutary.
Here Nikon wins . Its matrix has more megapixels, because up to 45.4 mpx effective, Canon offers only 30.4 mpx. True, I wrote that you do not need to have a lot of megapixels, but from a professional photographer's point of view, the more you do, the better. These cameras will be used by professionals who often do large format prints. Hence the more megapixel the more detail of the image. The ISO image on paper looks a bit better Canon , which offers ISO 32000, Nikon as standard offers us 25600. Of course, in both cameras you can extend it to ISO 102400, so it does.
Example Photo Gallery: Canon 5D Mark IV
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Example photo gallery: Nikon D850
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Autofocus and serial mode
As for autofocus , it will be hard to deal with Nikon . The D850 offers a solution from the flagship camera Nikon D5 with 153 fields including 99 cross fields. For sports photographers this is a great news. Canon 5D Mark IV also offers a solution from the flag carrier, because of the Canon 1Dx Mark II, but this one has 61 AF points including 41 cross. However, the D5 solution is better, as we also mentioned in the Nikon D5 vs. Canon 1Dx Mark II. As for the serial mode, both cameras offer similar solutions. We both have 7 frames per second available. After adding the grip in Nikon it is better because it already has 9 fps. For sports or nature photographers is great news. Unfortunately we do not have information about the Nikon buffer and we do not know how many bursts we can do. Canon proposes Up to 21 images in RAW format and unlimited JPG. Of course, it also depends on the memory card used.
The difference in battery capacity is so gigantic that to emphasize it I decided to put it in a separate paragraph. According to the Nikon specifications, it offers twice the operation time on a single charge . In Canon 5D Mark IV we will make 900 photos. Nikon outpaced rivals offering up to 1840 photos on one battery! Such a value puts the rival.
If I were to point out your favorite it would be Nikon . I'm wondering , because somehow I was always closer to Canon. There are a lot of similarities in both reflex cameras, such as the WiFi, GPS, touch screen, etc. However, the AF system, as well as the operation time on a single charge, appeal to me more than the camera buffer or the available ISO bases. Same value. Nikon also offers a more mesmerizing matrix. Nevertheless, this publication is only a dry test based on performance rather than actual performance of both cameras. Soon, the Nikon D850 will hit us for testing and we will be able to test it under combat conditions. We are looking forward to.