The successor to the EOS 5D Mark III, the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV builds on the success of this incredibly well-liked line of full-frame DSLRs. The original EOS 5D became the first “cheap” full-frame DSLR when it was introduced in October 2005. The Mark II virtually doubled the resolution three and a half years later and was the first DSLR to fully utilise the possibilities of video capture. The Mark III, which had increased speed, construction, and handling three and a half years later, became the series’ most profitable vehicle to date. Canon kept us waiting for well over four years before announcing the most recent 5D Mark IV in 2016, during which time Sony introduced no less than six full-frame mirrorless cameras.So it’s fair to say that interest in the new full-frame EOS has increased to unprecedented heights.
With a new full-frame sensor that features Dual Pixel CMOS AF for secure refocusing during Live View and movies, the EOS 5D Mark IV ups resolution to 30.4 Megapixels. It inherits the 61-point AF system from the EOS 1Dx Mark II, accelerates continuous shooting to 7 fps, and can record 4k videos (in the DCI Cinema format) up to 30p in addition to 1080p movies up to 60p and 720p movies up to 120p. Improved weather resistance, a built-in GPS receiver, and WiFi with NFC are all included in the body. A 3.2-inch touch-sensitive screen that was on the 1Dx Mark II is another carryover.
Canon’s Dual Pixel RAW mode, which takes advantage of the fact that each “pixel” on the sensor really comprises of two photo-diodes, makes its debut with the EOS 5D Mark IV. This arrangement enables each to function as a second phase-detect AF sensor for Dual Pixel CMOS AF, but Canon has figured out how to use the somewhat varying viewing angles within each pair to enable post-processing tweaks to focus, bokeh perspective, and ghosting. In my in-depth analysis, which includes a tonne of samples and comparisons, find out if the Mark IV is the camera you’ve been waiting for! I hope it’s helpful to you!
The EOS 5D Mark IV will be instantly recognisable to owners of older models or, in fact, to anyone with an enthusiast-class Canon DSLR. With a few minor modifications and improvements, the body, appearance, and physical controls are substantially the same as the Mark III. Although the body may appear familiar from the exterior, Canon says that it now compares favourably to the EOS 7D Mark II in terms of weather resistance after improving it over the Mark III. This is crucial since I have witnessed some owners of previous 5D models become caught in difficult circumstances. Even though the 5D Mark IV and 7D Mark II don’t have the same tank-like construction as the 1Dx series, they should both be able to withstand light rain, dust, and splashes. Nothing too dramatic, but we always appreciate better protection than we had before.
The body’s hefty grip, distinct thumb rest, and satisfyingly grippy surface give off a strong, assured feeling in your hands. It is almost identical to its predecessor in terms of size, measuring 151x116x76mm and weighs 890g with the battery.
I’ll limit myself to the major and minor differences since the 5D Mark IV and its predecessor practically share the same control arrangement. Like earlier semi-pro Canon devices, the rear thumb wheel, which has a wide diameter disc with respectable-sized ridges and a tremendously pleasing click as it turns, continues to be the control highlight for me. Although Canon may have perfected this control a long time ago, it doesn’t take away from the enjoyment of spinning it to adjust exposure values, navigate menus, or quickly advance photographs during playback. It’s one of my favourite aspects of using a Canon camera for semi-pro photography.