It was only a matter of time before a 5D Mark IV showed up from Canon. While the 1DX may be Canon’s flagship, the 5D lineup has been the workhorse camera of choice for industry professionals everywhere.
Replacing the 5D Mark III’s 22.3MP full frame CMOS sensor is a brand new 30.4MP full frame sensor, paired with a DIGIC 6+ processor that shoots up to 7FPS for 21 RAW frames or as many JPEGs as your memory cards will store. ISO range is raised to 32000 at the high end, expandable to 50-102400.
The 5D Mark II changed the world of DSLR video, something that was further refined by the 5D Mark III. But since the Mark III came out in 2012, 4K has become the standard and many other manufacturers have begun to catch up to what Canon started.
The Mark IV captures 4K video at 30p or 24p in camera at a full “real” cinema 4K resolution of 4096 x 2160. Most cameras only shoot in UltraHD 4K, which is a slightly smaller 3840×2160. Videos will use Motion JPEG format and you’ll be able to grab 8.8MP stills from 4K video in camera.
Shooting video with the Mark II or Mark III meant you were limited to manual focus but Canon has been refining their Dual Pixel CMOS AF since the release of the 70D and it makes it’s first appearance in the 5D lineup. Dual Pixel AF makes for fast and accurate autofocus as well as motion tracking.
The 3.2″ LCD on the back is now 1.62m dots (up from 1.04m) and a touchscreen which you can use to navigate the menu, change settings and activate autofocus.
Wi-Fi and NFC have been added, allowing photographers to control their Mark IV remotely from a smartphone or tablet. There’s also built-in GPS for embedding location data into the images.
The 5D Mark IV will be available as a body only or as a kit with either the 24-70mm f/4L IS or the new 24-105mm f/4L IS II. The body itself will go for $4499.00 while the 24-70 kit is $5699.00 and the 24-105 kit is $5949.00. The 5D Mark IV body as well as the 24-70 kit are expected to arrive in September while the new lenses are coming in October. On their own, the 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM is $2849.00 and the 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM is $1449.00.
For more details, see the press release below:
IT’S FINALLY HERE: CANON CANADA ANNOUNCES THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED EOS 5D MARK IV DSLR CAMERA AND NEW L-SERIES LENSES
Developed for Professional Wedding, Portrait, and Nature/Wildlife Photographers as well as Filmmakers, the EOS 5D Mark IV Delivers Excellent Image Quality and 4K Video Recording
MISSISSAUGA, ON., August 25, 2016 – Canon Canada 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.
In addition, Canon is also introducing two new L-series EF lenses – the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Standard Zoom Lens– offering fantastic edge-to-edge sharpness across the imaging plane, as well as improved durability and performance.
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®1 and NFC2 connectivity provide easy sharing to compatible smart devices, select social media sites and the Canon Connect Station CS100 device.
- Built-in GPS3 provides geotag information including auto time syncing with Universal Time Code (UTC) via satellites.
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 colour 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.
For the first time in an EOS 5D series DSLR camera, the EOS 5D Mark IV features built-in Wi-Fi®1 and Near-Field Communication (NFC)™ 1 providing for the easy transfer of images and MP4 movies to compatible mobile devices, as well remote shooting when using the Canon Camera Connect App2. 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 $4,499.99 for the body only††. It will also be sold as part of body-and-lens kits with the EF24-70mm f/4L lens ($5,699.99, scheduled to be available early September) †† and the EF24-105mm f/4L IS II USM lens ($5,949.99, scheduled to be available late October) ††.
New Canon EF Lenses and EOS Accessories
In addition to the new EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR, Canon is also introducing two EF-Series L-series lenses as well as a variety of EOS accessories. The new EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens features a large diameter GMO dual surface aspherical lens and ground aspherical lens, f/2.8 aperture throughout the entire zoom range, fluorine coating, improved durability and is dust and water resistant. The new EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Standard Zoom lens features an improved four-stop image stabilization as well as ghosting and flare reduction with air sphere coating. The Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens is scheduled to be available late in October for an estimated retail price of $2,849.99†† and the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Standard Zoom Lens is scheduled to be available in late October for an estimated retail price of $1,449.99††.
Additional EOS accessories include the Canon Battery Grip BG-E20, Canon Rain Cover ERC-E5S/E5M/E5L and Canon Protecting Cloth PC-E1.
For more information about all these products and accessories, please visit: www.canon.ca