30.4 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS Sensor
The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV boasts a full-frame 30 Megapixel sensor. The high megapixel count delivers images that are rich with detail and also enables ample cropping and recomposing after you have taken the shot. Being a full-frame sensor it shares the same dimensions as a 35mm negative film and provides a wider field-of-view than cropped sensor cameras. This sensor is paired with a DIGIC 6+ image processor to provide the 5D Mark IV with the ability to shoot 4k video internally and to reduce noise in low light.
Versatile standard light sensitivity of ISO 100–32000 (expandable to 50–102400)
Featuring a light sensitivity range of ISO 100–32000 (expandable to 50–102400), the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is incredibly versatile and well-suited for low-light photography. Its sensor has an improved S/N ratio plus an improved noise-processing algorithm to help deliver high-level light sensitivity along with its high resolution, with virtually no compromise in image quality. Whether working in a dimly lit auditorium, trying to capture the action at night, photographing at the fastest possible shutter speed or simply suppressing camera shake blur, the EOS 5D Mark IV has an extended ISO range that contributes to its ability to excel in nearly every situation it faces.
4K Motion JPEG video (DCI cinema-type 4096 x 2160) at 30p
The EOS 5D Mark IV is a remarkably capable video camera. Thanks to its impressive CMOS sensor and its high-speed DIGIC 6+ Image Processor, it can transition from taking still photographs to shooting videos in a near instant, capturing Digital Cinema (DCI) 4K Motion JPEG videos of 4096 x 2160 pixels at up to 30 fps. Adding to its versatility, it also supports the 4K broadcasting standard of 3840 x 2160 pixels with slight trimming on the left and right sides. Featuring advanced Live View operation and brilliantly responsive Dual Pixel CMOS AF, the EOS 5D Mark IV has a touch panel display with focus points that can easily be selected during operation, and quickly confirmed by selecting and saving an 8.8-Megapixel image with in-camera 4K still frame grab. The camera also supports both MOV and MP4 formats for a variety of applications right out of the camera
60 fps Full HD or 120 fps HD recording for smooth slow motion video
Along with capturing beautiful highly detailed 4K videos, the Canon 5D Mark IV is also able to shoot Full HD video at up 60 to frames per second, or 720p HD at frame rates as high as 120p. These high frame rates are ideal for smooth slow-motion video.
61-point autofocus with f/8 AF for teleconverter/extender setups
The Canon EOS 5D Mark 4 has a new AF sensor, with 61 AF points covering a broader vertical area of the image than its predecessor. This autofocus system delivers excellent accuracy and performance, with up to 41 cross-type AF points available, and extra-high-precision AF at up to 25 points on the AF array (when wide-aperture lenses are used). Low-light sensitivity of this AF sensor is also improved, with the center point delivering AF at levels down to EV -4. AF with tele extenders at f/8 maximum effective apertures is also greatly improved — AF is possible at up to all 61 AF points when specific Canon telephoto lenses are combined with Canon’s Version III EF tele extenders
DIGIC 6+ processor
Powering the EOS 5D MK IV is Canon’s DIGIC 6+ processor. This processor controls autofocus, metering, video data, and image data, then uses that data with advanced algorithms to provide autofocus and metering that is quick and accurate; and produce images and videos that are rich in detail and low in noise, with accurate colours and skin tones.
EV-3 or EV-4 focusing
With a highly-sensitive AF sensor the focus performance on the EOS 5D Mark IV is assured, even down to light levels as low as EV-3, or EV-4 when shooting in Live View with Dual Pixel CMOS AF.
Dual Pixel CMOS AF
Adding to its powerful and portable design, the EOS 5D Mark IV camera utilizes Canon’s smooth, fast and intelligent Dual Pixel CMOS AF. Featuring two photodiodes per pixel and each pixel capable of phase-difference detection autofocus, the CMOS sensor can deliver fast and accurate AF throughout approximately 80% of the image plane. Able to detect shifts in movement at the pixel level, Dual Pixel CMOS AF enables continuous automatic AF and AF tracking that enhances overall camera operation for sharp still images and smooth, accurate focus transitions in movies. Working with the EOS 5D Mark IV’s 3.2″ touch panel LCD screen, Dual Pixel CMOS AF lets photographers select focus points throughout the frame with the touch of a finger, and confirm focus by zooming in on the image or enlarging stills grabbed from video recordings.
150K RGB+IR metering sensor and EOS iTR AF system
The Canon 5D Mark IV uses a dedicated 150,000-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor to carry out highly accurate exposure metering. This sensor also works in conjunction with the camera’s AF systems such as the EOS iTR AF system, which greatly enhances the subject tracking performance. Customise the tracking based on your needs with different modes for when focusing and tracking a face or a different subject
1.62 million dot 3.2″ touch panel LCD monitor
The EOS 5D MK IV camera features a 1.62 million dot, low-reflection 3.2-inch Clear View LCD II monitor for bright, sharp display in a wide variety of shooting situations. The LCD’s touch panel surface facilitates fast, intuitive operation, including AF frame switching, menu and setting changes plus image magnification during Live View shooting and movie shooting. Still photographs can also be captured quickly with the touch panel’s shutter release function. A customizable Quick Control screen adds flexibility and convenience for specific users’ preferences. Image review and playback are also enhanced with the EOS 5D Mark IV camera’s Clear View LCD II Monitor. Not only does the EOS 5D Mark IV’s LCD provide a high-precision image for composition and playback, but it also remains visible even when the photographer is wearing polarized sunglasses! In numerous situations in the studio and in the field, the EOS 5D Mark IV’s LCD panel is an ideal complement to its amazing TTL viewfinder.
Dual Pixel RAW
Each of the Canon 5D Mark IV’s 30 million pixels is made up of two photodiodes which can be used together or individually. This technology enables the creation of Dual Pixel RAW files which contain a pair of images shot from two very slightly different points of view. When processed using Digital Photo Professional software, Dual Pixel RAW files allow photographers to perform one of three types of unique adjustments. Image Micro-adjustment allows the position of maximum sharpness to be adjusted which is great for fine-tuning portrait images. Bokeh Shift allows out-of-focus highlights to be shifted horizontally so they coincide better with in-focus elements, and ghosting reduction can be used to reduce the appearance of artefacts like flare.
SD and CF card slots
The EOS 5D Mark IV offers SD and CF card slots accepting fast UDMA 7 cards for a write speed of up to 167MB per second. Fast cards are essential when recording either 4K or high frame-rate videos.
Microphone and headphone sockets
Microphone and headphone sockets lets you record the perfect soundtrack to your videos and monitor audio for the perfect level.
High dynamic range (HDR) video mode
The Canon 5D MK IV’s HDR movie mode can alternate between normal and under-exposed frames, compressing the brightest parts of a scene to retain more highlight detail – thus delivering videos with a wider dynamic range.
The EOS 5D Mark IV features a camera’s anti-flicker function that detects the frequency and phase of a light source’s flicker and captures images near the point of peak brightness when the subject is most likely to be properly illuminated.
Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC
The 5D Mark IV features built-in Wi-Fi and NFC to connect to your smartphone, tablet or laptop. This makes posting to social media platforms easy, as you can send a file from your camera to your mobile device, and from your mobile device to a platform. FTP/FTPS support is great for those shooting in Wi-Fi equipped venues when added security is required.