the next evolution in the EOS 1D series of cameras. The new EOS-1D Mark IV DSLR
targets professional photographers with its redesigned 45-point autofocus
system, 10 frames per second burst speed, 16-megapixel resolution, HD video
capabilities, and weather-resistant camera body.
The new EOS-1D Mark IV features Canon's most advanced
autofocus system to date with a newly developed 45-point AF sensor that
features 39 high-precision cross-type AF points and an all new AI Servo II AF
mode for focusing on and tracking fast-moving subjects at speeds up to 10fps.
The EOS-1D Mark IV also features the widest ISO range Canon
has produced to date with ISO speed settings from 100 up to 12,800 in 1/3 or
1/2 stop increments with ISO Expansion settings of L: 50 for bright light or
H1: 25,600, H2: 51,200, and H3: 102,400 for dimly lit situations. Canon claims
photographers will be impressed by the low-noise quality of the EOS-1D Mark IV,
even at speed settings up to ISO 12,800. At higher settings, Canon's adjustable
High ISO Noise Reduction feature will also be useful.
You'll find a new APS-H-sized image sensor that’s similar in
size to a Super 35mm motion picture film frame in the EOS-1D Mark IV. With this
sensor, filmmakers will be able to achieve a shallow depth-of-field similarly
to how cinematographers are able to achieve using higher-cost motion picture equipment.
The EOS-1D Mark IV can record video in three resolutions: 1080p Full HD and
720p HD in a 16:9 aspect ratio and Standard Definition (SD) in a 4:3 aspect
ratio. The camera will record Full HD at 1920 x 1080 in selectable frame rates
of 24p (23.976), 25p, or 30p (29.97); and 720p HD or SD video recording at
either 50p or 60p (59.94). SD video can be recorded in either NTSC or PAL
standards. The camera
offers an internal monaural microphone as well as a stereo microphone input for
The EOS-1D Mark IV offers 60% more pixels than its
predecessor, the EOS-1D Mark III. It also employs Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors
with approximately six times the processing power of DIGIC III. These
processors enable full 14-bit A/D conversion at 10 fps as well as bursts of up
to 121 large JPEGs with a UDMA CF card.
Other new features of the EOS-1D Mark IV include a 3-inch
solid structure Clear View II LCD screen with 920,000 dot/VGA resolution and a viewing
angle of 160-degrees. Professionals can also secure their images using a new
in-camera copyright information feature. The EOS-1D Mark IV also offers a fluorine
coating on the Low Pass Filter to help repel dust and enhance the EOS
Integrated Cleaning System.
In addition to announcing the EOS-1D Mark IV, Canon
announced the new WFT-E2 II A wireless file transmitter exclusively for the
EOS-1D Mark IV Digital SLR camera. This wireless transmitter offers
photographers a range of connectivity options including IEEE802.11a/b/g and
The Canon EOS-1D Mark IV DSLR
should be available in
late December as a body-only configuration for approximately $4,999. Pricing
and availability for the Canon WFT-E2 II A wireless file transmitter will be
available later this year.