Canon 5D Mk IV

30MP 7FPS Full-Frame, 4K, WiFi, GPS

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Canon 5D Mk IV

Canon 5D Mk IV (31.4 oz./890g with battery and card, about $3,499) and 24-70mm f/4 L IS. bigger. I'd get mine at Adorama or at B&H.

Comes as:

Body only: $3,499 (also at B&H)

Body with 24-70mm f/4 L IS: $4,599 (also at B&H)

Body with 24-105mm f/4 L IS II: $4,599 (also at B&H)

BG-E20 Battery Grip: $349.

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Canon 5D Mk IV

Canon 5D Mk IV. bigger.

 

Canon 5D Mk IV

Canon 5D Mk IV. bigger.

 

August 2016   Canon Reviews   Canon Lenses   Canon Flash   All Reviews

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The Canon 5D Mark IV is the world's most universally useful DSLR. It is competitive for both sports and action as well as for wedding, nature, portrait, landscape and product photography.

With 7 FPS on tap, the 5D Mk IV is fast enough for just about anything other than dedicated full-time sports coverage.

With 30 full-frame megapixels, it's state of the art in resolution as well. Nikon's highest resolution camera today, the old D810 from 2014, has essentially the same resolution, but only runs at 5 FPS. The only camera with significantly more resolution than this 5D Mk IV is Canon's 5DS and 5DSR, which is essentially a higher resolution but slower version of this 5D Mk IV.

This is why I'm so impressed that Canon chose to introduce the 5D Mk IV. Canon already has all this covered in other cameras: the 5D Mk III runs at 6 FPS and the 5DSR has more resolution. The 5D series sells only a fraction as much as the lower priced cameras, so we ought to be glad that Canon actively develops new models here at all. Nikon hasn't introduced anything really new since about 2007. Introducing this new 5D Mk IV does more for us than it does for Canon; if anything it eats into Canon's existing 5DS and 7D Mk II sales. The 5D Mk IV is essentially an upgraded blending of various other 5D series features, giving us the fastest 5D or 6D series camera ever, with almost as much resolution as the top-line 5DSR.

Bravo Canon!

 

New

● New secondary rear thumb controller below the usual thumb nubbin.

● Touch Screen.

● All 61 AF points work at f/8; 41 of these are cross-type as well.

● GPS.

● GPS also tags elevation.

● Magnetic Compass.

● WiFi for use with Canon Camera Connect App.

● NFC.

● 153,600 pixel (480 x 320) RGB + IR light meter.

● AF rated to work down to LV -3, and to LV -4 in Live View.

● 4,096 × 2,160 Digital Cinema Initiative 4K video.

● "Dual-Pixel RAW," an odd system Canon claims may let us touch-up focus after shooting.

● IPTC metadata entry.

 

Good

● LCD with Auto Brightness Control and anti-smudge and anti-reflection coatings.

● 3 total-recall C1, C2 and C3 memories on the mode dial.

● Shoots-through flicker.

 

Missing

● No built-in flash.

● Focus screen is not interchangeable.

● I see 4:3, 16:9 and 1:1 crops, but no 1.3× and 1.6× crops à la the 5DS.

 

Lens Compatibility

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Canon 5D Mk IV

Canon 5D Mk IV. bigger.

All Canon EF lenses ever made.

EF-S and EF-M lenses won't mount; don't bother.

 

Specifications

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Image Sensor

30 MP.

24 × 36 mm.

1.5:1 aspect ratio.

5.36 µm pixel pitch.

Ultrasonic cleaner.

In-camera DSP for Digital Lens Optimization and Diffraction Compensation for JPEG shooting.

 

Image Sizes

 

Uncropped 3:2

Large JPG and raw: 6,720 × 4,480 pixels (30 MP) native.

mRAW: 5,040 × 3,360 (17 MP).

Medium JPG: 4,464 × 2,976 (13 MP).

Small JPG and sRAW: 3,360 × 2,240 (7.5 MP).

Small 2: 1,920 × 1,280 (2.5 MP).

Small 3: 720 × 480 (346 kP).

 

4:3 Crop

Large JPG & raw: 5,952 × 4,480 (27 MP).

mRAW: 4,480 × 3,360 (15 MP).

Medium JPG: 3,968 × 2,976 (12 MP).

Small JPG or sRAW: 2,976 × 2,240 (7 MP).

Small 2 JPG: 1,696 × 1,280 (2 MP).

Small 3 JPG: 640 × 480 (307 kP).

 

Square Hasselblad 1:1 Crop

Large JPG & raw: 4,480 × 4,480 (20 MP).

mRAW: 3,360 × 3,360 (11 MP).

Medium JPG: 2,976 × 2,976 (9 MP).

Small JPG or sRAW: 2,240 × 2,240 (5 MP).

Small 2 JPG: 1,280 × 1,280 (1.6 MP).

Small 3 JPG: 480 × 480 (230 kP).

 

16:9 crop

Large JPG & raw: 6,720 × 3,776 pixels (25 MP).

mRAW: 5,040 × 2,836 (14 MP).

Medium JPG: 4,464 × 2,512 (11 MP).

Small JPG and sRAW: 3,360 × 1,888 (6 MP).

Small 2: 1,920 × 1,080 (2 MP).

Small 3: 720 × 408 (290 kP).

 

ISO

ISO 100 ~ 32,000 in regular modes.

ISO 50 ~ 102,400 in expanded modes.

Auto ISO.

 

White Balance

Auto (two settings: "Ambience" lets tungsten stay warm, and "White" which fully corrects tungsten.)

Daylight

Shade

Cloudy

Tungsten

White Fluorescent

Flash

Custom

Kelvin

±9 steps amber/blue and magenta/green trim.

 

Still Formats

JPG and/or 14-bit raw.

sRGB and Adobe RGB.

 

Video

 

MOV files

4,096 × 2,160 (Digital Cinema Initiative 4K) at 29.97, 24.00 or 23.976 FPS. These 4,096-wide images are ideal for 'scope (2:40:1) shooting.

1,920 × 1,080 at 59.94, 29.97, 24.00 or 23.976 FPS.

1,280 × 720 at 119.88 FPS.

Motion JPEG (4K) or MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (HD) video.

Linear PCM audio.

 

MP4 files

1,920 × 1,080 at 59.94, 29.97, 24.00 or 23.976 FPS.

MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video.

AAC audio.

 

Audio

Recorded only along with video.

 

Autofocus

Viewfinder

61 points, all of which work at f/8.

41 of these are cross-points.

Rated to work down to LV -3.

Standard SLR TTL secondary image-forming phase-difference detection system with dedicated AF sensor.

 

Live View

Contrast detection or Dual Pixel CMOS AF.

Rated to work down to LV -4.

 

Finder

100 % coverage.

0.71× magnification with 50mm lens.

21 mm eyepoint.

-3 ~ +1 diopters.

Fixed focus screen; not interchangeable.

 

Data shown in finder:

AF point information

AF operation*

Area AF frame

Metering mode*

Spot metering circle

Image quality*

Electronic level (dedicated indicator)*

Digital Lens Optimizer*

Battery (remaining capacity)*

Dual Pixel RAW setting (shooting)*

P/Av/Tv/M Shooting mode*

Flicker detection*

White balance*

Warning symbol

Drive mode*

AF status indicator

* these items you can activate or deactivate.

 

Shutter

Vertical metal focal-plane.

1/8,000 ~ 30 seconds.

 

Frame Rates

7 FPS.

6.6 FPS with flicker reduction.

Much slower with Digital Lens Optimiser enabled.

SILENT or CONTINUOUS LOW settings: 3 FPS.

 

Flash

1/200 sync speed.

E-TTL-II system ideal with all EX-series flash.

 

Built-in Flash

NONE.

 

External Flash

Dedicated hot shoe.

Standard PC (Prontor-Compur) flash sync, works with either polarity..

 

Light Meters

 

Viewfinder

153,600 pixel (480 x 320) RGB + IR sensor.

Evaluative.

Center-weighted.

6% partial.

1% spot.

Range: LV 0 ~ 20.

 

Live View

315 zone (21 x 15) evaluative.

Center-weighted.

6.3% partial.

3% spot.

Range: LV 0 ~ 20.

 

Live View

Stills and video.

5× or 10× magnification (stills only).

Mode 1 and 2 silent shooting.

3 x 3, 6 x 6 grids and also diagonals at 3 x 3.

 

LCD Monitor

3.2" Touchscreen TFT.

Full touch-screen interface, including f AF area selection.

1.5:1 aspect ratio.

1,620,000 dots.

170º viewing angle.

Image Dimensions:

   1.77 x 2.65" (3.19" diagonal).

   44.9 x 67.4 millimeters (81mm diagonal).

Does not swivel.

Clear View LCD II anti-smudge and anti-reflection coatings.

 

Electronic Level

In Finder

±7.5° roll and ±4° pitch in 1° increments.

 

On Rear LCD

360° roll and ±10° pitch in 1° increments.

 

Accuracy

1° to ±10°

3° to ±45°

 

Connectors

USB. This is also how we connect the WFT-E7 and CS100 Connect Station.

HDMI type C. CEC compatible.

 

WiFi

For use with Canon Camera Connect App.

Also has NFC.

 

Storage

Canon 5D Mk IV

Canon 5D Mk IV with 24-105mm L IS II and BG-E20 grip. bigger.

One CF and one SD slot.

Work either as one card at a time, or to overflow to the next card as needed, or to record different image formats or sizes on each, or my favorite, recording the same thing to both as a realtime backup.

 

CF

Type I only (Type II and Microdrives won't fit and CFast cards are also completely different and incompatible.)

Up to UDMA Mode 7.

 

SD

SD, SDHC and SDXC.

UHS-I supported.

No MultiMediaCards (MMC) or UHS-II. (UHS-II will work, but probably will be slower than a UHS-I card.)

 

Convenience

LCD Auto brightness control

C1, C2 and C3 total camera-state recalls on the mode dial.

My Menu menu.

Quick Control [ Q ] button.

 

Quality

Made in Japan.

 

Power

Either of the LP-E6N (new, included) or the old LP-E6 batteries work. The new one has more capacity than the older LP-E6 battery, and they are interchangeable and both charge in the usual Canon LC-E6 charger.

The LP-E6N is rated for 900 shots. (850 at 0ºC/32ºF; 300 with live view or 280 with live view at 0ºC/32ºF.)

When used with a second battery in the grip, the rated number of shots doubles.

 

LP-E6N Battery

LP-E6N Battery (looks the same as the older LP-E6).

 

LC-E6 Charger

Battery Charger LC-E6.

LC-E6 folding plug 100-240V 50-60 cps charger.

Optional AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6.

Internal rechargeable battery for the clock: charges in 8 hours and runs for three months if you take out the LP-E6N.

 

Size

4.58 × 5.93 × 2.99 inches HWD.

116.4 × 150.7 × 75.9 millimeters HWD.

 

Weight

31.39 oz. (890g) with battery and card.

28.22 oz. (800g) stripped.

 

Environment

Operating

0 ~ 40º C (32 ~ 104º F).

Up to 85% RH.

 

Included

Canon 5D Mk IV

Canon 5D Mk IV. bigger.

5D Mk IV body.

Body cap.

Strap.

Eg eyecup.

LP-E6N battery.

LP-E6 Charger (folding plug without cord in USA)

IFC-150U USB 3 cord.

Software disk.

(Lens, hood and sack if part of a kit.)

 

Announced

12:01 AM NYC time, Thursday, 25 August 2016.

 

Promised for

Early September 2016.

 

Price, USA

August 2016

Body only: $3,499 (also at B&H)

Body with 24-70mm f/4 L IS: $4,599 (also at B&H)

Body with 24-105mm f/4 L IS II: $4,599 (also at B&H)

BG-E20 Battery Grip: $349.

 

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Canon 5D Mk IV

Canon 5D Mk IV with 24-105mm L IS II and BG-E20 grip. bigger.

BG-E20 Battery Grip: $349.

Rain Cover ERC-E5S/E5M/E5L.

Protecting Cloth PC-E1.

 

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Canon has really hit it out of the park again with this 5D Mark 4. It excels at both speed and resolution in a way that no other camera from anyone has ever done. There's no reason not to get this camera; even if all you shoot is landscapes and test charts or just sports, it has no weak points other than having no built-in flash.

I'll be honest: my 5DS/R has been my go-to camera for the past year, and this 5D Mk IV has almost the same resolution, with a lot more speed.

Canon has made it tougher for us to choose with so many superb cameras of similar capabilities and price.

If you only shoot sports and action, get the 7D Mk II or 1DX Mk II. Sports, news and action shooters live for speed.

On the other hand, if you only shoot for Sunset Magazine or large gallery shows, the 5DS/R remains state of the art.

Most of us shoot a little of everything, so this new 5D Mark IV will be a little of the best of everything. I own some cameras for speed and others for resolution, and now this 5D Mk IV does it all in one camera. It's got most of the insane resolution of the 5DS/R, with more speed than any other 5D or 6D series camera ever.

I'd get mine at Adorama or at B&H. It also comes as a kit with 24-70mm f/4 L IS (also at B&H) or as a kit with 24-105mm f/4 L IS II (also at B&H).

This ad-free website's biggest source of support is when you use those or any of these links to approved sources when you get anything, regardless of the country in which you live. Canon does not seal its boxes in any way, so never buy at retail or any other source not on my personally approved list since you'll have no way of knowing if you're missing accessories, getting a defective, damaged, returned, store demo or used camera. I use the stores I do because they ship from secure remote warehouses where no one gets to touch your new camera before you do. Buy only from the approved sources I use myself for the best prices, service, return policies and selection.

Thanks for helping me help you!

Ken, Mrs. Rockwell, Ryan and Katie.

 

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