Leaked Images of EOS 5D Mark IV and More Details on Specs! What is Dual-Pixel RAW?

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canonrumors has more information on the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV to be announced August 25 (next week).

NOTE: We're in planning stages for a special LIVE event the morning of the announcement! You will NOT want to miss this! Details soon.

I cannot wait for this camera! I love my 5D3 and will be first in line to pre-order the 5D4! Yea, you can call me a Canon 5D fanboy.

Interesting updates along with photos starting to leak out…

The images below show the body is very similar to the 5D3 – but there are a few minor tweaks and a new button! I've yet to figure out what the little button is to the right of the “Q” button. Tho my suspicion is that it is a lock for the touchscreen features.

There's something new called “Dual-Pixel RAW” listed in the preliminary spec list, but nobody seems to be able to really grasp what the person who posted it really means. Is it something to do with improved dynamic range? Is it simply better post-production for stills? I think we'll have to wait and see.

New exciting specs:

  • Dual Pixel AF
  • ever possible to no post-processing of the adjustment dual pixel RAW file (bad translation)
    • “There has been lots of debate what Dual Pixel RAW actually means, so we’re going to wait until we see an official explanation from a Canon document.
  • ISO 100-102400 (extended sensitivity)
  • Built-in Wifi
  • 8mb Image from 4K video
  • Time-lapse movie
  • GPS built-in
  • Wi-Fi
  • NFC

This is the first time I've seen any reference to NFC as well.

So some interesting new things to be happy about but is Canon leaving excitement on the table by not blowing away the mirrorless bunch? Or, maybe they're still planning on announcing a full frame mirrorless to tackle that crowd? Remember tho while everyone is saying “Canon is missing the boat and we're moving to mirrorless…” the statistics still show mirrorless is only about 10% of the total market.

Missing of course are things like the articulating screen (tho one comment I saw suggested they might add that to the 6D II which is also full frame) and we still don't know if we get red illuminated focus points (i'm still hoping). Also missing: zebras or focus assist for video (can dream can't I?).

Anyway excitement is building!

Related: Sony Isn’t The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV’s Biggest Competitor – Time Is

5D Mark IV image



5D4_09

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Via Canon Rumors:

I’ve updated this specifications list to include things reported earlier. All new information from DCI is in bold.

Specifications: (Google translated & new in bold)

  • 30.4mp
  • 7fps
  • Dual Pixel AF
  • ever possible to no post-processing of the adjustment dual pixel RAW file (bad translation)
    • “There has been lots of debate what Dual Pixel RAW actually means, so we’re going to wait until we see an official explanation from a Canon document.
  • 61 point AF (Likely 41 crosstype)
  • 150,000-pixel RGB + IR  sensor
  • Anti-flicker
  • ISO 100-102400 (extended sensitivity)
  • Built-in Wifi
  • 24/30fps @ 4K
  • 60fps @ 1080
  • 120fps @ 720
  • 4:2:2
  • 8bit 500mbps MJPEG
  • Touchscreen LCD
  • Dust and weathersealed
  • 8mb Image from 4K video
  • Time-lapse movie
  • GPS built-in
  • Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • SD / SDHC / SDXC and CompactFlash TypeII
  • USB 3.0 terminal, HDMI terminal
  • Size X 116.4Mm X 150.7Mm 75.9Mm
  • Weight 890g (1.96lbs)

Read this article at Canon Rumors “More Specifications & Images of EOS 5D Mark IV”

(cover photo credit: snap from Canon Rumors)

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Comments

  1. Since in a dual pixel sensor each pixel is… double, I bet dual pixel raw is a raw file including information of both sub-pixels, meaning 2x bigger files, possible with different iso for both :)

  2. At least the top LCD is bigger, and the power switch is right under the Mode knob.

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