The Canon 5D Mark IV Arrives!

25/08/2016

Canon 5D Mark IV Key Specifications:

  • New 30.4MP CMOS full-frame sensor with Dual Pixel AF

  • DCI 4K 30/24p video using Motion JPEG + 4K Frame Grab

  • 61-point AF system with 41 cross-type sensors (center point sensitive to -3 EV)

  • Dual Pixel AF (sensitive to -4EV) for continuous Servo AF in stills (first for a full-frame Canon camera) and video

  • ISO 100-32000 (expandable to 102400)

  • 7 fps continuous shooting

  • Dual Pixel Raw (image microadjustment, bokeh shift, ghosting reduction)

  • 150,000-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor

  • 1.62M-dot 3.2" full-time touchscreen

  • Wi-Fi w/ NFC + GPS

  • Built-in bulb timer interval timers

  • Improved weather-sealing

Canon has finally confirmed the fourth iteration in its EOS 5D line, the EOS 5D Mark IV. Probably the most popular DSLR series across the enthusiast/professional photographers, it mixes a handful of expected features with some new technology.

New Sensor:

The EOS 5D Mark III didn't offer too huge a difference in terms of resolution over the previous Mark II – from 21.1MP to 22.3MP – but the new model ramps things up to 30.4MP. Its pixels are spread over a full-frame surface area, and a low-pass filter is also included in front of it to prevent aliasing artefacts from affecting images.

Expanded Sensitivity:

The new sensor has a slightly broader native ISO range than before, now reaching ISO 32,000 as opposed to the ISO 25,600 of the EOS 5D Mark III's sensor. With the expanded settings, however, the two are the same, covering a total range equivalent to ISO 50-102,400.

New Processor:

The new model opts for a newer DIGIC 6+ engine. This said to offer enhanced noise reduction, and also works with higher readout speeds from the sensor to help deliver marginally faster burst shooting than the EOS 5D Mark III.

4K Video:

The EOS 5D Mark IV joins many other recent releases in offering 4K video recording. This is recorded in the same DCI 4K format as that found inside the recent EOS-1D X Mark II, with a resolution of 4096 x 2160 pixels and a choice of 30/25/24fps frame rates.

Still From Video:

The EOS 5D Mark IV allows photographers to extract JPEG frames from 4K footage. Shooting in the DCI 4K format means that these images have a resolution of 8.8MP.

LCD Screen:

Although the display still has the same 3.2-inch dimensions as before, its resolution has jumped from 1.04million dots on the EOS 5D Mark III to 1.62million dots for extra clarity.

Touch Control:

Touchscreen functionality is now on 5D Mark IV. This feature provides control over the menus, focus-point selection and image review among other things.

HDR Movie Mode:

The EOS 5D Mark IV becomes the first EOS 5D model to offer an HDR movie mode.

WiFi and GPS:

The new model has the built-in wi-fi with NFC technology which means the camera can be controlled remotely from a smartphone and images can be sent to other devices. It also equipped with GPS system.

USB 3.0 Port:

With the USB 3.0, now the data transfer is much faster in the new model of the Canon 5D. 

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV First Look

Canon 5D Mark IV Dual Pixel RAW Demonstration