Canon officially announced the EOS 5D Mark IV, the fourth camera in the company’s popular full-frame DSLR series originally launched in 2005. Nearly identical-looking to its predecessor, the new camera nevertheless brings many impressive upgrades.
The features that stand out most and were not available in the previous model are the Dual Pixel autofocus, 4K video capture, built-in Wi-Fi/NFC and GPS, and the all-new 30.4-megapixel sensor.
The EOS 5D Mark IV is Canon’s first full-frame DSLRs to be able to shoot slow motion full-HD footage, the first to offer the ability to shoot footage at 5x normal speed and the first to shoot HDR video.
Canon also upgraded the weather resistance on the 5D Mark IV. This makes it more immune to many elements, including water and dust. The camera’s LCD screen is now touch-sensitive, so users can tap to select their focus point or to pinch-and-zoom when reviewing images.
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV key features:
- 30.4 Megapixels CMOS Sensor
- ISO 100-32,000 (expandable to 102,400)
- 4K EOS Movies
- 61-point AF system with 41 cross-type sensors
- built-in GPS and Wi-Fi
- 7 fps continuous shooting
- Dual Pixel Raw (Image Microadjustment, Bokeh Shift, Ghosting Reduction)
- 150,000-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor
- LCD monitor – 3.2in, approx. 1.62 million dots, touch control
- Accepts both SD and Compact Flash memory cards
You can find the full list of specifications on Canon’s official website, but overall the EOS 5D Mark IV seems like a worthy upgrade from the 5D Mark III.
The camera comes out in early September and will cost $3499 body only, $4399 with the 24-70mm F4L IS USM lens and $4599 with the 24-105mm F4L IS II USM lens.