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    Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce the EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR camera, the next generation of the popular and versatile 5D series of Canon professional DSLR cameras. Building on this legendary legacy, the EOS 5D Mark IV propels the series forward with a fusion of features and enhancements targeted to please even the most discerning creative eyes. The camera’s 30.4 megapixel 35mm Full Frame Canon CMOS sensor offers stunning image quality while the DIGIC 6+ Image Processor delivers 4K 30P video and up to and seven frames per second (fps) continuous shooting. To make video shooting even easier, the camera also features Canon’s propriety Dual Pixel CMOS AF, even when shooting 4K to help ensure sharp focus and subject tracking.

    “Canon’s EOS 5D series of DSLR cameras has a history of being at the forefront of still and video innovation. And today, we add to this family of cameras the EOS 5D Mark IV– the first in our 5D series to offer 4K video and built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “In developing this new DSLR camera, we listened to the requests of current EOS users to create for them a modern, versatile camera designed to help them create and share beautiful still and video imagery.”

    “Outdoor photographers will really appreciate the new EOS 5D Mark IV, as it offers more resolution, better detail in the shadows, and improved speeds in autofocus and frame rate,” reported acclaimed nature photographer and Canon Explorer of Light George Lepp. “With the fabulous resolution of 4K video and the ability to make beautiful prints from a frame of that video as an added bonus, this camera sets a new mid-range standard for nature photography.”

    EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera Specifications:

    • 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.

    “I have owned every camera in the 5D line, so the new EOS 5D Mark IV feels like an old friend in my hands, only better” exclaimed renowned wedding photographer and Canon Explorer of Light Clay Blackmore. “It has everything a professional photographer needs to create outstanding, quality images every time. Between its ability with still images and video capture, it is the complete package and—in my opinion—the best wedding camera on the planet.”

    “When working with macro beauty photography, I need fast and precise autofocus. With each breath of the subject I need to be able to check the exact placement of focus, whether on the tips of the eyelashes, the pupils or other detail of her face. The EOS 5D Mark IV gave me exactly the speed and precision required to capture the detail and stunning color that is a signature of my beauty work,” remarked celebrated fashion and beauty photographer and Canon Explorer of Light Lindsay Adler. “I’m always looking for ways to create visuals that help me stand out from the competition. Cinemagraphs, also known as ‘living images,’ allow me to combine still frames and video to create captivating images. Because of the EOS 5D Mark IV’s 4K and slow motion capabilities, I now have the ability to create high quality and visually compelling cinemagraphs without having to invest in an expensive cinema camera!”

    The Next Generation of EOS 5D Cameras

    In addition to the new Full Frame sensor, the new EOS 5D Mark IV includes a 61-point High-Density Reticular AF II system, similar to the one found in the flagship EOS-1D X Mark II, with all AF points selectable by the user (and up to 41 cross-type points depending on the lens in use). The AF system, improved over previous Canon 5D series models, includes expanded coverage across the frame that supports AF at maximum apertures up to f/8 with all 61 points for high-precision autofocus even when using EF super-telephoto lenses with an EF extender. Standard ISO range for the EOS 5D Mark IV is ISO 100-32,000 and is expandable to 50-102,400.

    The EOS 5D Mark IV also introduces a new 150,000 pixel RGB+IR metering sensor with enhanced precision and performance compared to its predecessor, improving upon facial recognition and tracking as well as nature and sports scenes with fast-moving action. AF sensitivity in low light is EV-3 and EV-4 when in Live View mode. The EOS Scene Detection System can detect and compensate for flickering light sources that are often used in gymnasiums and swimming pools. When enabled, this anti-flicker system automatically adjusts shutter release timing to help reduce disparities in exposure and color especially during continuous burst shooting.

    Following the groundbreaking video recording capabilities introduced in the EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 5D Mark III, the EOS 5D Mark IV takes the next leap forward offering DCI 4K video recording. Adding to the versatility of capturing 4K video, is Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF. This proven autofocus system allows for continuous focus tracking of subjects, and can be customized by the user for optimal performance. Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology not only enhances 4K video recording, but also helps create crisp focus for 4K Frame Grab extraction of 8.8 megapixel still JPEG images, all done in camera.

    Mobile Connectivity

    For the first time in an EOS 5D series DSLR camera, the EOS 5D Mark IV features built-in Wi-Fi and Near-Field Communication (NFC) providing for the easy transfer of images and MP4 movies to compatible mobile devices, as well remote shooting when using the Canon Camera Connect App. The EOS 5D Mark IV also includes a built-in GPS3 receiver with compass for precise geo-tagged information of latitude, longitude, and elevation. This is especially valuable to wildlife photographers and photojournalists who need to track their locations, as well as providing sports and wedding photographers the ability to sync a multiple-camera setup with extreme accuracy and precision. The camera’s built-in GPS can also be used to sync the camera’s time to the atomic clock, an invaluable feature when multiple photographers are covering the same event.

    Pricing and Availability

    The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR is currently scheduled to be available in early September 2016 for an estimated retail price of $3,499.00 for the body only. It will also be sold as part of body-and-lens kits with the EF24-70mm f/4L lens ($4,399.00, scheduled to be available early September) and the EF24-105mm f/4L IS II USM lens ($4599.00, scheduled to be available late October).

  • Issues

    The 5D Mark IV uses a native crop of the sensor for 4K capture, using a 4096 x 2160 pixel region of the sensor. This works out to a 1.64x crop relative to full frame and is pretty close to Canon’s APS-C sensors, so shooting wide-angle 4K video could prove difficult. The crop factor could also be challenging to someone who wants to switch frequently between stills and video since the effective focal length of the lens will change significantly in the process.

    Additionally, 4K recording is limited to Motion JPEG, which in its favor produces high quality video since it saves every frame as a separate image. This makes it good for extracting stills, but it’s also relatively inefficient, so recording at 4K/30p requires a bit rate approaching 500 Mbps. The camera does include other compression algorithms (All-I, IPB, IPB Light variants of the popular H.264 format), but they’re only available when shooting 1080p video. What this means is that you'll only be able to get around 17 minutes of 4K video on a fast 64GB CF card. And you'll need to use a CF card since even the fastest SD cards (with 30MB/s 'U3' ratings) can't be depended on to keep up.

    There’s also support for clean HDMI-out but, like the 1D X Mark II, it’s limited to 1080 resolution. For those who don’t need 4K there are still useful improvements: full HD recording is now available up to 60p, and it’s even possible to record 720/120p, albeit without audio.

    There's still no option for a flat or log gamma profile nor any tools to assess exposure.

    So, no 4K output for external recorder or even for monitor,
    And only MJPEG.

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  • Behind the curve technology with power of advertising. I can't say I don't believe it but it's like with your own kids that you love. The more they lie and nag to you the more you give in. People will keep advertising it as the camera of the year for know reasons, sell sell sell..

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  • Born to be old. And expensive.

    Too crop, too high bitrate.

  • 5DmkIV has it all!

    1.74x Cropped 4K No 4K HDMI output, only 1080p HDMI output No LOG profile No articulating screen Huge MJPEG file sizes 30min recording limit

    Can't believe we get such an amazing camera in 2016!


  • If this was just it. There is way more to this hence it is so amazing 2016 camera if anyone gets my sarcasm here. On a positive note, I'm disconnecting myself from this epic release.

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  • One could just load the Technicolor CineStyle "LOG" canon picture profile. Images don't look bad so far... Actually I kind of prefer the image quality to most Sony stuff I've seen. 1.74x crop ? So right around Super35 imaging area in 4K? If you're a canon shooter and you want a top of the line canon brand stills/video hybrid... I don't think even the 1DC is better than this really. Inevitably this should have magic lantern. Would have been nice if they had Cfast for higher data rates. Other than that, it's a Canon... I dunno seems like a median high price workhorse...

  • Ok... After watching the HDR mode... YES PLEASE ! This mode + CineStyle... Done deal. Alexa level dynamic range in a Canon body? I'll take one. Is the MJPeG 4K recording 500mbps? If so, this is a winner, despite what detractors may say. I'd like to add Rolling shutter looks pretty good.

    Another benefit of the 4K crop mode. Now we can use Tokina 14-20 F2 and Sigma 18-35 and get full sensor readout coverage in video. It's a benefit not a drawback !

  • “Canon’s EOS 5D series of DSLR cameras has a history of being at the forefront of still and video innovation."

    And by that, they mean "a moderate bump in megapixels and adopting the mjpeg engine from a camera they've been shipping since March 2013."

  • Lol, this is hilarious.

  • With the enormous bitrate / space requirement, it makes me wonder how it compares with a 5D MK3 with Magic Lantern RAW. Both require a ridiculously fast card and a lot of space. So I wonder if the quality in the MKIV is even any better.

  • I thought tony northrup gave a pretty fair one of these "previews". It's telling that a guy who makes a chunk of his living off shooting and talkin about canon was left shaking his head as much as he does in this preview.

    I think this is a very lazy camera for canon to put out.