Like all new camera versions, the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV brings upgrades over the last generation. With four years between the two, however, the amount of changes is staggering, making for a full frame DSLR that bears little in common with its predecessor.
If you’re familiar with the 5D, then you’ll know it’s the camera in Canon’s DSLR stable that’s been the go-to for both professional videographers and aspiring amateurs alike. That continues with this new iteration, which brings 4K video recording to the mix, along with plenty of improvements in resolution, frame rate, and image quality.
The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV uses a 30.4 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor (up from 22.3 in the last gen) with an ISO range of 100 to 32000, making it capable of shooting in nearly any lighting situation. While 4K recording is capped off at 30 fps, it can do 1080p at 60 fps and 720p at 120 fps, enabling slow motion full HD footage – the first full-frame DSLR to do that in the company’s line. Heck, it can even do HDR video for shooting truly breathtaking clips.
Features include 61 autofocus points, a 150,000-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor, up to 7 fps continuous shooting speed, built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity, integrated GPS for geotagging, and Canon’s DIGIC 6+ Image Processor. It retains the 3.2-inch screen size as its predecessor, albeit reinforced with a touchscreen interface for keeping up with modern cameras.
Slated for release in September, the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is priced at $3,499.