Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Specifications
It’s been 4 years since the launch of the Canon Mark III and finally a new model has been released, the Canon 5D Mark IV. The introduction of the first 5D was a game changer back in 2005; following the 5D Mark II that changed the world of DSLR video recording. It was the first DSLR camera to feature a Full HD video recording, which allowed individuals to be creative and still have an adequate quality.
The 5D Mark III was released in 2013, which makes it a little bit old now in camera terms. However, it is still one of the most popular cameras Canon has ever created and many awarded photographers swear by it.
This year marks the year of the hugely anticipated upgrade of the 2013 module, with a design very similar to its predecessor – Canons idea behind that is to make existing users feel at home. The design from the outside might be the same, but we can guarantee that the inside had a huge revamp, with many new and exciting features.
The features at a glance
– 30.4-million-pixel full-frame CMOS sensor
– Dual DIGIC 6 & DIGIC 6+ processors
– ISO 100-32,000 (expandable to ISO 50-102,400)
– 7fps continuous shooting (21 Raw, unlimited JPEG)
– 61-point AF system with 41 cross-type
– 3.2in, 1,620k-dot touchscreen
– Dual card slots (Compact Flash & SD)
– Built-in Wi-fi, NFC and GPS
– £3,629 (body only) available this September
30.4 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS Sensor
The new 5D Mark IV has a much higher resolution with 30.5 in comparison to the previous model, which only had 22.3. The new full-frame, high-speed CMOS sensor is capable of 4k video recording and allows videographers to edit the video as much as they want without losing the excellent quality.
It also impresses due to it being so versatile; it can be used for weddings and anything up to sports photography.
The camera is also amazing when it comes to low light photography and reducing noise, due to it’s native ISO from 100 – 32000.
Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocusing System
The new autofocusing system is similar to the Canon IDX Mark II one and is just simply amazing.
“Supports autofocusing throughout 80% of picture area in horizontal and vertical directions, enabling AF in areas where phase-difference detection AF does not reach. FlexiZone-Multi AF is equipped for the first time in a full-size sensor model.”
It’s pretty standard for a camera to also have a video recording mode these days, mainly because it’s effective having 2 in 1 and can be handy at times. Having a 4k video recording capability is also becoming a norm amongst cameras, so it comes to no surprise that the latest 5D model is equipped with that function.
Additionally, the Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocusing System allows for faster focusing during recordings and the 5D also has a microphone and headphone socket.
The sensor picked for the 5D IV will be amazing for low light photography, due to its mid-range number of pixels. It has a 30.4-megapixel full-frame sensor, which is not the highest one out yet. However, by keeping it in a mid-level as they did, it will allow for great low light images.
Built in Wifi and Touchscreen
In comparison to its predecessor the new 5D IV now has a built-in Wifi and GPS option, just like the Canon 6D does. It also comes with a Touchscreen option, being the first one of its kind for the Canon 5D range. It simplifies the process of playing back videos or looking through images and allows for simple setting adjustments.
Dual Pixel RAW
Another amazing feature is the Dual Pixel Raw, which simplified means you can do small adjustments to the image such as sharpness and focus after the pictures have been taken. This is done by using the Canon’s Digital Photo Professional Software.
This is a feature amazing for wedding or portrait photography, where a simple mistake regarding the sharpness can ruin a picture. It’s highly beneficial and can rescue any picture.
The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is now available in the UK, however, big stores such as Jessops are already sold out. The retail price is £3,629 for the body only, which is a slight increase in comparison to the previous models.