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Canon announces 5D Mark IV with built-in Wi-Fi, NFC, 4K video and more

By Shawn Knight
Aug 25, 2016
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  1. Canon on Thursday announced the fourth revision of its popular full-frame DSLR camera, the EOS 5D Mark IV.

    Following in the footsteps of the Mark III (now a four-year-old camera), the Mark IV includes a number of enhancement and modern amenities. For starters, you get an all-new 30.4-megapixel sensor with a native ISO range of 100 – 32,000 (expandable to 50 – 102,400) alongside Canon’s Digic 6+ image processor and Dual Pixel autofocus system.

    Shooting speed is slightly faster as well – now at seven frames per second versus six.

    The 3.2-inch rear-facing LCD screen is the same size as its predecessor but it now packs more pixels and is touch sensitive. Canon has also added both NFC and Wi-Fi capabilities to the Mark IV as well as GPS, making this a seriously connected shooter.

    Videographers will also appreciate the camera’s ability to shoot 4K video at up to 30 frames per second or 1080p video at 60 frames per second. It also does HDR, if you’re into that sort of thing.

    Internally, Canon has tweaked the mirror mechanism slightly to reduce vibration. The body as a whole also received an improved weather-sealing treatment which should make shooting in even the harshest of environments a breeze.

    Look for the new Canon EOS 5D Mark IV to arrive next month priced at $3,499 for the body only or $4,399 when paired with the EF 24-70mm F/4L. You’ll also be able to get it with the new EF 24-105mm F/4L IS II USM for $4,599. Note that the latter bundle won't arrive until October.

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,476   +2,034

    I was starting to admire it until my eyes fell upon the RRP now I think I have arc eyes.
     
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  3. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,389   +329

    Awesome a camera I can finally afford...
     
  4. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 1,663   +772

    Ridiculous that anyone would need to spend that kind of money. Apparently there are too many out there than think the camera makes the photographer rather than the other way around. I remember being lectured by Mr. Eisenstat one day, who made it very clear. He simply said "F8 and be there!" ..... no truer words were ever spoken!
     
  5. umbala

    umbala TS Addict Posts: 169   +145

    You have no clue what you're talking about. You're probably one of those people who think we don't even need these cameras, because soon your cellphone will take pictures just as good!
     
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  6. abysal

    abysal TS Booster Posts: 107   +37

    I wonder if they made big improvements on dynamic range with the new sensor.
     
  7. Technosense

    Technosense TS Rookie Posts: 22

    This is not the camera videographers were hoping for...wait til the real world reviews start popping up and you'll see why. 4k at only 30fts was all I needed to see to know I would pass...and then the price! New models are due from all the manufacturers and I suspect they'll be more impressive.
     
  8. Jack007

    Jack007 TS Booster Posts: 160   +33

    At the pricepoint they are putting this camera the canon 1dx will completely cannibalize it cause its at the same price point used and the 1dx completely destroys it. there is no way nobody buying this when you can buy a canon 1dx in pristine condition at that price point and have a camera way beyond what this one is except for the megapixel count
     

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