While the review itself isn’t incredibly long, it goes over what they feel like what the camera’s impact will be, and how it’ll fit within the Canon line.
One of the key ingredients in the EOS 5D Mark IV stew is the implementation of the incredible Dual Pixel AutoFocus system. They spent a bit of time going into a bit of detail about how that affects performance in the EOS 5D Mark IV.
Even though the review reads a little bit more like a synopsis at times, they’ve in a way summed up what the 5D Mark IV really means. It’s a continuation of a lot of elements and also a step in a new direction in others.
Since this camera is so polarizing, I think that DPReview did a great job maintaining a level of objectivity when writing this up.
When writing reviews about cameras that cut across the market in this way, it’s easy to be a fanboy or a hater. They may not have been exactly exhaustive, but they’ve given you the information that you need.
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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV First Look by DPReview.com
Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review
The Canon EOS 5D series is arguably one of the most recognizable camera lines of the digital age and the Mark IV is designed to appeal to the same wide range of enthusiasts and professionals. Nearly identical-looking to its predecessor, it receives substantial upgrades under the hood, including: a higher-resolution sensor with Dual Pixel autofocus, 4K video capture, an upgraded AF system, a touchscreen, improved weather-sealing, built-in Wi-Fi/NFC, an interval timer and GPS. All this adds up to a camera that fits into Canon's product line nicely as the all-around full-frame option.
It is built around a new 30.4MP CMOS sensor and uses the Digic 6+ processor. The AF system is from the flagship 1D X Mark II and contains 61 AF points (41 of which are cross-type) with up to 24% expanded vertical coverage compared with the system in the Mark III. The center point is sensitive to -3EV in One Shot (AF-S) mode (in Live View the sensor is sensitive to -4EV with a fast lens).
4K video capture is a welcome addition to this camera and users can record in either 24 or 30p, albeit with a 1.64x crop. All footage is captured as Motion JPEG. Additionally, the camera allows for 4K Frame Grabs, effectively giving users 30 fps stills shooting with (Dual Pixel) AF. We've seen that the camera suffers from some rolling shutter, but it may still have some merit for capturing the decisive moment when 7fps just isn't enough.
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