With the final specs of the EOS-1D X Mark II are finally being made public, the obvious next dilemma is what can we expect exactly to see in the upcoming Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, which is now most surely coming in 2016. The previous 5D instalment – the Canon EOS 5D Mark III followed the release of the older Canon EOS 1DX quite closely in on features and specifications. Below we have a prediction based of the release of the EOS 1DX Mark II and what we think we could see inside the next 5D Mark IV:
- 28mp Full Frame Senson
- 9fps Burst
- DIGIC 6+
- 61 point focusing system like the 1DX Mk II
- CFast & SD (Maybe will have a CF slot, we don’t know just yet)
- Maybe A Touchscreen
- Built-in GPS & Wifi
- Lighter in weight
The biggest question still to be asked is in regards to 4K video recording. It makes an appearance on the EOS-1D X Mark II and you are able to record 4K video footage to the CFast 2.0 memory card slot. Will this time Canon put a CFast2.0 memory card slot in the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV along with a SD memory card slot and get rid altogether of the CF card? We can not see them removing the SD card slot out of the camera just yet, especially in favor of dual slots for CF and CFast. Everyone we have spoken to already doesn’t believe Canon will add $K and they have said 4K recording will not be part of the Canon 5D Mark III direct replacement camera, but that can obviously change at any time.
A video oriented version of the 5D such as a 5D C? It’s possible and has been long rumored, but nothing reported can be considered reliable at this point.