Canon Announces the EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR

Many of you have been waiting a long time for this camera. Canon tends to be conservative in their updates but they did change more than usual with this iteration. Again, we are sad to see the absence of 4K 60P but it’s not really surprising.

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Specifications of note:

  • New 30.4 Megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor for versatile shooting in nearly any light, with ISO range 100–32,000; expandable up to 50–102,400.
  • 4K Motion JPEG video (DCI cinema-type 4096 x 2160) at 30p or 24p; in-camera still frame grab of 4K 8.8-Megapixel images; multiple video options include Full HD up to 60p, and HD up to 120p.
  • Superb Dual Pixel CMOS AF for responsive and smooth AF during video or Live View shooting; LCD monitor has full touch-screen interface, including selection of AF area.
  • Excellent performance — up to 7.0 fps continuous shooting speed with high performance DIGIC 6+ Image Processor for improved speed and excellent image quality.
  • 61 AF points with expanded vertical coverage with 41 cross-points, and AF possible at all 61 AF points with many lens + extender combinations effective at f/8.
  • 150,000-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor helps provide precise exposure metering, helps detect flickering lights and allows for enhanced scene recognition and face detection capabilities.
  • Dual Pixel RAW, in-camera Digital Lens Optimizer during JPEG shooting and Diffraction Correction technologies.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity provide easy sharing to compatible smart devices, select social media sites and the Canon Connect Station CS100 device.
  • Built-in GPS provides geotag information including auto time syncing with Universal Time Code (UTC) via satellites.
  • $3,499

Canon 5D Mark IV to Have 4K 30P

Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 5D Mark III

We were reallllly hoping for 4K 60P from the Canon 5D Mark IV so that one would not have to purchase the 1DX Mark II in order to get 60P.  It’s disappointing that it’s so hard to get 6oP 4K in 2016.  It’s an important feature for future proofing and versatility.

Other interesting specifications to note:

  • 30MP sensor
  • 7FPS
  • 1080 resolution at 120P
  • Touch screen
  • SD/CF memory card slots

It’s almost certain that the codec will be 8bit.

Sources of information: 1, 2