- Camera Type: DSLR
- Published: August 25, 2016
- Sensor: Full-frame (36 x 24mm) CMOS 30.4Mp
- Processor: Digic 6+
- Lens mount: Canon EF
- Auto focus system: Viewfinder: 61 points with up to 41 cross-type points including 5 double cross-type points at f/2.8 and 61 points with 21 cross-type points at f/8, Live View: Dial Pixel CMOS AF
- High-speed continuous shooting mode: 7 fps
- Low-speed continuous shooting mode: 3 fps
- Silent continuous shooting: Mirrors raise slowly for less noise
- Maximum video resolution: 4K (17:9) 4096 x 2160 at 29.97, 25, 24, 23.98 fps
- Viewfinder: Pentaprism optics with 100% coverage
- Screen: 3.2-inch Clear View II LCD with 1,620,000 dots
- Warehouse: Dual: 1x CompactFlash and 1x SD/SDHC/SDXC
- Size: 150.7 x 116.4 x 75.9mm
- Weight: 800g
Canon’s EOS 5D line of DSLR cameras has become popular with advanced enthusiasts and professionals looking for something that can cope well with a wide variety of subjects. The most recent in the line, the Mark IV, has a collection of useful features that make it well-suited to demanding photographers.
While the 5D Mark III offers 22.3 million effective pixels, the Mark IV has 30.4 million, marking a significant increase in resolution.
However, the inclusion of Digic 6+ processing technology allows Canon to push the Mark IV’s native sensitivity range up from ISO 100-25,600 to ISO 100-32,000, with the extended setting bringing this to ISO 50-102,400 – same as 5D Mark III. In video mode, light sensitivity can be set in the ISO 100-102,400 range.
Interestingly, the Canon EOS 5D IV has dual processors, as the Digic 6+ unit is accompanied by a Digic 6 processor. The Digic 6 processor handles the metering while the Digic 6+ processor takes care of the metering. capture and process images.
It enables a maximum continuous shooting rate of 7 fps (fps) with autofocus and continuous metering for up to 21 raw files or an unlimited number of jpeg shots. In live view, the camera can shoot at 4.3 fps.
Canon didn’t give the 5D Mark IV more autofocus points than the 5D Mark III, but 61 points are spread evenly up and down the frame. As before, there are 41 crossover points; however, 21 of them are f/8 (rather than f/4) down-cross.
There are also 5 sensitive double cross-type points down to f/8 (with the 5D Mark III, this is a double cross at f/2.8). The system also operates in -3EV, 1EV darker conditions than the 5D Mark III’s system. All of this contributes to the Canon 5D Mark IV’s autofocus system being more sensitive and able to detect subjects better.
Videographers have long enjoyed using the 5D scope, and as such, the Mark IV is capable of 4K video recording and has a host of useful video functions.
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