UPDATED!! Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Announced! Plus FREE Webinar – Added Dual Pixel RAW and HDR Videos

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Hurray! It is finally here almost 8 years after the Canon EOS 5D Mark II started the DSLR video revolution! And we're going to be live to talk about it…

Note: we'll have a live panel discussing the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV at 8pm ET — sign up now to be notified when we go live! (you are not signing up for email lists or anything just webinar)

We'll be updating this post as videos and other press info comes in so keep checking back!


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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV: $3,499 USD | $4,299 CAD | €3,700 EUR

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with 24-105 Mark II

UPDATE: interesting video with HDR demo of video! (Screen grab first)

From CNET “The 5DM4 also inherits the HDR movie capability Canon first incorporated into the 80D, which shoots each 1080/60p video frame at two exposures, then combines them for a single 1080/30p frame.”


I'm guessing this video was somewhat shot with the HDR Video (based on the sample above)



Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Features:

  • DIGIC 6+
  • 30.4 MP Sensor
  • DCI 4k 24/30 fps video
  • Dual Pixel AF for video
  • Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • “better detail in the shadows” – does this mean more dynamic range?
  • ISO range 100–32,000; expandable up to 50–102,400
  • 4k is motion JPEG
  • in-camera still frame grab of 4k (8.8mp image)
  • LCD Full Touch screen interface (yippee shout from me)
  • Up to 7 fps stills
  • 61 AF points
  • Dual Pixel RAW*** (UPDATE: See this definition from DPreview).
  • GPS
  • Anti-flicker — “The EOS Scene Detection System can detect and compensate for flickering light sources that are often used in gymnasiums and swimming pools.”


  • well we were hoping for 60fps in 4k
  • Buffers for stills aren't much bigger
  • No Cfast slot



Other good articles:

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV First Impressions Review – DPreview


First one is Canon's — note there are red focus points shown (grin) and a brief demo of Dual Pixel RAW (at 1:49)

Bruce Dorn testing (stick for Bruce's funny ending):

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Menus and screen #MarkIV


New mirror dampening (no audio)

Bruce Dorn seems to have gotten a 5D4 for testing and posted this:

Surprise! Yeppers – I was indeed one of the early testers of the Canon EOS 5D MKIV and I really liked it! Kudos to Canon for staying the course on the familiar form-factor, battery, and media cards – my workflow and wallet thank you! I'll be posting stills here and Canon will soon be posting a pilot video project called “The Search for Secret Waters” that we captured in 4K and 1080P with the MKIV. All images I post were photographed with pre-production cameras. Such an adventure! Follow me to see more – and learn more – in the coming days. This image is reduced from a 30.4 meg raw capture but I'll be posting 8meg frame grabs as well… This camera has a dope sensor… #canon5dmarliv #canonexploreroflight #canon #canon_photos #canonusa #beauty #4k #betatesting #environmentalportrait #swimwear #bikini #adventure #adventuregirl #professionalphotography @alan_scott_davis @minyoungc_ @stephersworst @cavhitsharder

A photo posted by Bruce Dorn (@dorn.bruce) on

Press release:

It’s Finally here: Canon u.s.a. announces the highly anticipated EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR camera and new L-Series Lenses

Developed for Professional Wedding, Portrait, and Nature/Wildlife Photographers as well as Filmmakers, the EOS 5D Mark IV Delivers Excellent Image Quality and 4K Video Recording 

MELVILLE, N.Y., August 25, 2016 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce the EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR camera, the next generation of the popular and versatile 5D series of Canon professional DSLR cameras. Building on this legendary legacy, the EOS 5D Mark IV propels the series forward with a fusion of features and enhancements targeted to please even the most discerning creative eyes.  The camera’s 30.4 megapixel 35mm Full Frame Canon CMOS sensor offers stunning image quality while the DIGIC 6+ Image Processor delivers 4K 30P video and up to and seven frames per second (fps) continuous shooting.  To make video shooting even easier, the camera also features Canon’s propriety Dual Pixel CMOS AF, even when shooting 4K to help ensure sharp focus and subject tracking.

In addition, Canon is also introducing two new L-series EF lenses – the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM  Standard Zoom Lens– offering fantastic edge-to-edge sharpness across the imaging plane, as well as improved durability and performance.

“Canon’s EOS 5D series of DSLR cameras has a history of being at the forefront of still and video innovation. And today, we add to this family of cameras the EOS 5D Mark IV– the first in our 5D series to offer 4K video and built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “In developing this new DSLR camera, we listened to the requests of current EOS users to create for them a modern, versatile camera designed to help them create and share beautiful still and video imagery.”

“Outdoor photographers will really appreciate the new EOS 5D Mark IV, as it offers more resolution, better detail in the shadows, and improved speeds in autofocus and frame rate,” reported acclaimed nature photographer and Canon Explorer of Light George Lepp. “With the fabulous resolution of 4K video and the ability to make beautiful prints from a frame of that video as an added bonus, this camera sets a new mid-range standard for nature photography.”

EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera Specifications:

• New 30.4 Megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor for versatile shooting in nearly any light, with ISO range 100–32,000; expandable up to 50–102,400.

• 4K Motion JPEG video (DCI cinema-type 4096 x 2160) at 30p or 24p; in-camera still frame grab* of 4K 8.8-Megapixel images; multiple video options include Full HD up to 60p, and HD up to 120p.

• Superb Dual Pixel CMOS AF for responsive and smooth AF during video or Live View shooting; LCD monitor has full touch-screen interface, including selection of AF area.

• Excellent performance — up to 7.0 fps** continuous shooting speed with high performance DIGIC 6+ Image Processor for improved speed and excellent image quality.

• 61 AF points with expanded vertical coverage with 41 cross-points, and AF possible at all 61 AF points with many lens + extender combinations effective at f/8.

• 150,000-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor helps provide precise exposure metering, helps detect flickering lights and allows for enhanced scene recognition and face detection capabilities.

• Dual Pixel RAW***, in-camera Digital Lens Optimizer during JPEG shooting and Diffraction Correction technologies.

• Built-in Wi-Fi®1 and NFC2 connectivity provide easy sharing to compatible smart devices, select social media sites and the Canon Connect Station CS100 device.

• Built-in GPS3 provides geotag information including auto time syncing with Universal Time Code (UTC) via satellites.

“I have owned every camera in the 5D line, so the new EOS 5D Mark IV feels like an old friend in my hands, only better” exclaimed renowned wedding photographer and Canon Explorer of Light Clay Blackmore. “It has everything a professional photographer needs to create outstanding, quality images every time. Between its ability with still images and video capture, it is the complete package and—in my opinion—the best wedding camera on the planet.”

“When working with macro beauty photography, I need fast and precise autofocus. With each breath of the subject I need to be able to check the exact placement of focus, whether on the tips of the eyelashes, the pupils or other detail of her face. The EOS 5D Mark IV  gave me exactly the speed and precision required to capture the detail and stunning color that is a signature of my beauty work,” remarked celebrated fashion and beauty photographer and Canon Explorer of Light Lindsay Adler. “I’m always looking for ways to create visuals that help me stand out from the competition. Cinemagraphs, also known as ‘living images,’ allow me to combine still frames and video to create captivating images. Because of the EOS 5D Mark IV’s 4K and slow motion capabilities, I now have the ability to create high quality and visually compelling cinemagraphs without having to invest in an expensive cinema camera!”

The Next Generation of EOS 5D Cameras

In addition to the new Full Frame sensor, the new EOS 5D Mark IV includes a 61-point High-Density Reticular AF II system, similar to the one found in the flagship EOS-1D X Mark II, with all AF points selectable by the user (and up to 41 cross-type points depending on the lens in use). The AF system, improved over previous Canon 5D series models, includes expanded coverage across the frame that supports AF at maximum apertures up to f/8 with all 61 points for high-precision autofocus even when using EF super-telephoto lenses with an EF extender. Standard ISO range for the EOS 5D Mark IV is ISO 100-32,000 and is expandable to 50-102,400.

The EOS 5D Mark IV also introduces a new 150,000 pixel RGB+IR metering sensor with enhanced precision and performance compared to its predecessor, improving upon facial recognition and tracking as well as nature and sports scenes with fast-moving action. AF sensitivity in low light is EV-3 and EV-4 when in Live View mode. The EOS Scene Detection System can detect and compensate for flickering light sources that are often used in gymnasiums and swimming pools. When enabled, this anti-flicker system automatically adjusts shutter release timing to help reduce disparities in exposure and color especially during continuous burst shooting.

Following the groundbreaking video recording capabilities introduced in the EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 5D Mark III, the EOS 5D Mark IV takes the next leap forward offering DCI 4K video recording.  Adding to the versatility of capturing 4K video, is Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF. This proven autofocus system allows for continuous focus tracking of subjects, and can be customized by the user for optimal performance. Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology not only enhances 4K video recording, but also helps create crisp focus for 4K Frame Grab extraction of 8.8 megapixel still JPEG images, all done in camera.

Mobile Connectivity

For the first time in an EOS 5D series DSLR camera, the EOS 5D Mark IV features built-in Wi-Fi®1 and Near-Field Communication (NFC)™ 1 providing for the easy transfer of images and MP4 movies to compatible mobile devices, as well remote shooting when using the Canon Camera Connect App2. The EOS 5D Mark IV also includes a built-in GPS3 receiver with compass for precise geo-tagged information of latitude, longitude, and elevation. This is especially valuable to wildlife photographers and photojournalists who need to track their locations, as well as providing sports and wedding photographers the ability to sync a multiple-camera setup with extreme accuracy and precision. The camera’s built-in GPS can also be used to sync the camera’s time to the atomic clock, an invaluable feature when multiple photographers are covering the same event.

Pricing and Availability 

The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR is currently scheduled to be available in early September 2016 for an estimated retail price of $3,499.00 for the body only††. It will also be sold as part of body-and-lens kits with the EF24-70mm f/4L lens ($4,399.00, scheduled to be available early September) †† and the EF24-105mm f/4L IS II USM lens ($4599.00, scheduled to be available late October) ††.

For an exclusive, hands-on preview, the camera will be available at the customer support centers shown below.  Visitors can experience the camera firsthand while Canon technical experts demonstrate new product features, answer questions, and spotlight the benefits of Canon products and service.

ï Canon Customer Care Center, Melville, NY – Monday, August 29, 11am-2pm

o www.regonline.com/CLLLI16_August29

ï Canon Experience Center, Costa Mesa, CA – Tuesday, August 30, 7pm-9pm

o www.regonline.com/CEC16_August30

ï Canon Professional Service & Support Center, Itasca, IL – Friday, September 2, 11am-2pm

o www.regonline.com/ItascaSeptember2016

New Canon EF Lenses and EOS Accessories 

In addition to the new EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR, Canon is also introducing two EF-Series L-series lenses as well as a variety of EOS accessories. The new EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens features a large diameter GMO dual surface aspherical lens and ground aspherical lens, f/2.8 aperture throughout the entire zoom range, fluorine coating, improved durability and is dust and water resistant. The new EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Standard Zoom lens features an improved four-stop image stabilization as well as ghosting and flare reduction with air sphere coating. The Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens is scheduled to be available late in October for an estimated retail price of $2,199.00†† and the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM  Standard Zoom Lens is scheduled to be available in late October for an estimated retail price of $1,099.00††.

Additional EOS accessories include the Canon Battery Grip BG-E20, Canon Rain Cover ERC-E5S/E5M/E5L and Canon Protecting Cloth PC-E1.

For more information about all these products and accessories, please visit:  www.usa.canon.com/5D4Legend

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean (excluding Mexico) markets. With approximately $31 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2014† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2015. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact [email protected].

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† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office. 

1Compatible with iOS® versions 7.1/8.4/9.0, AndroidTM smartphone and tablet versions 4.0/4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4/5.0/5.1.  Data charges may apply with the download of the free Canon Camera Connect app. This app helps enable you to upload images to social media services. Please note that image files may contain personally identifiable information that may implicate privacy laws. Canon disclaims and has no responsibility for your use of such images. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this app.

2Data charges may apply with the download of the free Canon Camera Connect app. This app helps enable you to upload images to social media services. Please note that image files may contain personally identifiable information that may implicate privacy laws. Canon disclaims and has no responsibility for your use of such images. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this app.

3In certain countries and regions, the use of GPS may be restricted. Therefore be sure to use GPS in accordance with the laws and regulations of your country or region. Be particularly careful when traveling outside your home country. As a signal is received from GPS satellites, take sufficient measures when using in locations where the use of electronics is regulated.

* Saving a still image from a single movie frame does not result in the same image quality as a normal still image.

** Continuous shooting speed may vary depending on the shutter speed, the aperture, the lens being used, the battery charge and various camera settings.

*** When lens diaphragm setting is fully open, adjustment volume and compensation effect are emphasized. Sufficient adjustment volume and compensation effect may not be achieved, depending on lens in use and shooting conditions. Adjustment volume and compensation effect vary depending on camera position (landscape or portrait). Sufficient adjustment volume and compensation effect may not be achieved depending on the shooting conditions.

††Availability, prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.

(cover photo credit: snap from the press)


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  2. It’s now as clear as daylight, that with the release of the 5d4, Canon is telling everyone that if you want 4k and you want to go the Canon route, then you have to pony up for the Cinema camera.

    I feel like most other pundits that log comments on the various sites. Why? Why? Why? (Especially in
    light of what the competition offers.)

    I like Canon cameras. They manufacture a good product. I, for one, have never been let down in the field
    with a Canon camera.

    However, with the “much anticipated” release of the 5d4, I’m beginning to accept that I will have to forego familiarity and also jump ship.

  3. So with the announcement of the 5d Mark IV, I wonder if there will be an update to the C100 family. Just makes sense.

    Also, it would make sense for Canon to just add all of the Magic Lantern updates to the Mark IV as well.

    I was about to pull the trigger on the Sony A7r II for Christmas but now I will wait to see how well the Canon is in low light. Very very excited about the Mark IV.

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