Canon 5D Mark IV Official Release And Specifications

Canon Releases EOS 5D Mark IV Digital Camera

Canon officially released the long awaited Canon EOS 5D Mark IV digital camera. It is all confirmed and it over 4 years for it to arrive. The official specifications are very very close to what we previously reported and seems that the camera is a gem of a craftsmanship and innovation. It is a long awaited professional workhorse and it’s predecessor it one of the most popular and used professional camera on the market today. Here are the full specs, price and gallery of the new camera:

Canon 5D Mark IV Gallery


Canon 5D Mark IV First Look with Vanessa Joy

EOS 5D Mark IV Price And Pre-Order

The new 5D Mark IV’s official starting price is $3,499 in the USA. You can already preorder it from AmazonAdorama and various other retailers. In the UK the price is around £3,499 as far as we know it.

It is already available for preorder from Amazon:

Canon 5D Mark IV Body Only – $3.499

Canon 5D Mark IV 24-105 f/4 IS USM Kit – $4,599

Canon 5D MArk IV 24-70 f/4 IS USM Kit – $4,399


Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Features

Sensor – 30.4 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS Sensor

The new 5D series instalment features a brand new, full-frame, high-speed CMOS sensor that is designed for a wide range of uses with the 30.4 Megapixels sensor.  It is capable of recording stills as well as full featured 4K video which is rich enough to endure significant editing and post-processing without losing quality. It is versatile in any shooting situations – from low light wedding work to fine art portraiture and full blown magazine spreads.

ISO Sensitivity – 100–32000 native 

With a new and improved signal to noise ratio and processing power for noise reduction the new camera is remarkable well suited for low light photography. The native ISO is from 100 to 32000, but it can be expanded to 50 on the low end all the way to the remarkable 102400.

Amazing 4K Capabilities

The new camera is equipped with a full-blown 4K capabilities which allows frame grabs as well. The 5D Mark IV boasts 4K Motion JPEG video with a DCI cinema type 4096×2160 resolution and 30 and 24 frames per second. It also allows 8.8 megapixels 4K screen grabs. With the help of a new Digic 6+ CPU it can switch from shooting video footage to still photography in a quick second. Here are the full video modes:

5D Mark IV Video Capabilities

5D Mark IV Video Capabilities

New Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocusing System

Borrowed from the Canon 1DX Mark II, the new 5D Mark IV autofocusing system is a work of art! It features 2 photo diodes per sensor pixel, each able of phase-difference detection covering over 80% of the plane.

5D Mark IV New Autofocusing System

5D Mark IV New Autofocusing System

 Burst Shooting of 7 Frames Per Second

With it’s new and advances autofocus, durable shutter and new CPU the camera can support a continuous shooting mode speed of 7 frames per second.

 New Processor – Digic 6+

5D Mark IV New Digic 6+ processor

 61 Point Autofocus with 41 Cross Points, Expanded Vertical  Coverage.

 The new 5D series instalment features a reworked AF system with 61 AF     points High Density Reticular AF II.

Canon 5D Mark IV Autofocusing System

New Metering Sensor – 150.000 pixel RGB+InfraRed

The new camera features and new subject detection and lighting condition analysis system. It is called iSA – Intelligent Scene Analysis – and it is designed to provide us with a super fast total image analysis in a blink of an eye. It features 150,000  pixel resolution and it helps detect flickr to eliminate the annoying video flickering with certain lighting conditions. It also capable of face detection and subject tracking by automatically shifting focusing points along the image.

Dual Pixel RAW

The new system allows us to capture Dual Pixel RAW files. These images, DPRAW, have additional editing capabilities when processed with Canon’s own Digital Photo professional software. It includes image micro adjustment for extra sharpness, Bokeh Shft for better out of focus areas and Ghosting Reduction to combat aberrations and flare.

Built In WiFi

The new 5D Mark IV comes with full built-in WiFi capabilities. You can transfer files, shoot tethered, use the new Canon Camera connect app for iOS and Android, see the LiveView over WiFi and so on.

Built In NFC chip

Near Field Technology comes built-in in the new 5D series instalment. It provide seamless connection to Android devices. With a simple tap you can transfer and view images and video on the go.

Built In GPS

You will have the ability to review and tag your location as well as manually adjust the time stamp of the camera automatically.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Full Official Specifications

MSRP$3499 (body only), $4399 (w/24-70 F4L lens), $4599 (w/24-105 F4L IS USM lens)
Body type
Body typeMid-size SLR
Body materialMagnesium alloy
Max resolution6720 x 4480
Image ratio w:h1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels30 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors32 megapixels
Sensor sizeFull frame (36 x 24 mm)
Sensor size notessRaw suppoorted in all aspect ratio. Size between 5 and 7.5 megapixel.
Sensor typeCMOS
ProcessorDigic 6+
Color spacesRGB, AdobeRGB
Color filter arrayPrimary color filter
ISOAuto, 100-32000 (expands to 50-102400)
Boosted ISO (minimum)50
Boosted ISO (maximum)102400
White balance presets6
Custom white balanceYes
Image stabilizationNo
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsFine, normal
File format•   JPEG (Exif v.2.3)

•   Raw (Canon CRW, 14-bit)

Optics & Focus
Autofocus•   Contrast Detect (sensor)

•   Phase Detect

•   Multi-area

•   Center

•   Selective single-point

•   Tracking

•   Single

•   Continuous

•   Touch

•   Face Detection

•   Live View

Autofocus assist lampYes
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points61
Lens mountCanon EF
Focal length multiplier
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDFixed
Screen size3.2″
Screen dots1,620,000
Touch screenYes
Screen typeTFT LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeOptical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage100%
Viewfinder magnification0.71×
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/8000 sec
Exposure modes•   Program

•   Shutter priority

•   Aperture priority

•   Manual

•   Bulb

•   Scene Intelligent Auto

Built-in flashNo
External flashYes (via hot shoe or flash sync port)
Flash X sync speed1/200 sec
Drive modes•   Single shooting

•   Continuous hi/lo

•   Silent single shooting

•   Silent continuous

•   2/10 sec self-timer / remote control

Continuous drive7.0 fps
Self-timerYes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
Metering modes•   Multi

•   Center-weighted

•   Spot

•   Partial

Exposure compensation±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing±3 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
WB BracketingYes
Videography features
Resolutions4096 x 2160 (29.97p, 24p, 23.98p), 1920 x 1080 (59.94p, 29.97p, 24p, 23.98p), 1280 x 720 (119.9p)
FormatMPEG-4, Motion JPEG
Videography notes8.8MP stills can be grabbed from 4K video; camera supports ALL-I, IPB and IPB Light compression.
Storage typesCompactFlash + SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I enabled)
USBUSB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
HDMIYes (mini-HDMI)
Microphone portYes
Headphone portYes
Wireless notes802.11b/g/n + NFC
Remote controlYes (wired, wireless, or smartphone)
Environmentally sealedYes
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLP-E6N lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)900
Weight (inc. batteries)890 g (1.96 lb / 31.39 oz)
Dimensions151 x 116 x 76 mm (5.94 x 4.57 x 2.99″)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes

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  1. Thank you for the job well done, the is indeed well packaged ,but what will the price.

  2. Very Nice, I like photography and I like Canon also.I need a DSLR camera but I have not enough money. I am a service holder and my salary is not enough for fillup my hobby. I don’t know that I will buy a DSLR camera anytime. I would like to request To CANON management if you can Please Give me a Camera. Please.

  3. You might want to check the left alignment of the article between “61 Point Autofocus with 41 Cross Points, Expanded Vertical Coverage.” and “Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Full Official Specifications” because the left side is cut-off in both my Chrome and Firefox.

  4. Here are my thoughts on the spec sheets for the new 5D one in a more detailed blog post and some basic thoughts in a video overview on YouTube. The overall impression I have currently isn’t as positive as I would like and I’m looking forward to delivery of the camera to see if my 1st impressions are overcome when the unit is in my hands!

    YouTube link https://youtu.be/uam25Zp4db0

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