Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Busts Out On Scene With 30MP Sensor, Wi-Fi, 4K Video

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Canon today is delivering a rather big update to its venerable EOS 5D professional full-frame DSLR. The original 12.8-megapixel EOS 5D was introduced in 2005, which was followed up by Mark II and Mark III updates in 2008 and 2012 respectively. Today signals the arrival of the EOS 5D Mark IV, which is just as impressive as you would expect give then four-year gap between releases.

First and foremost, the 5D Mark IV has received significantly upgraded internals, going from the 2012-era 22.3-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor to an all-new 30.4-megapixel CMOS sensor (native ISO range of 100–32,000). The new sensor is backed by Canon’s DIGIC 6+ image processor, which allows the 5D Mark IV to shoot in 4K video -- a first for the EOS 5D range. 4K video can be captured at 30 or 24 fps, while dropping down to Full HD (1080p) bumps that to 60 fps. If you can get by with 720p video, you’ll be rewarded with 120 fps video captures. Canon also ensure that you’ll get fast and sharp focusing when shooting 4K content thanks to the professional camera’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF engine, which was introduced on the EOS 70D back in 2013.

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Although the EOS 5D Mark IV doesn’t have trendy features like a flip-out and rotating display, it does now include a 3.2-inch touch screen along with built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity. And of course, there’s now built-in GPS for geotagging along with auto time syncing.

"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,” writes Canon USA president and COO Yuichi Ishizuka.

In addition, Canon is announcing two new L-series EF lenses that will launch alongside the EOS 5D Mark IV. The first is the 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM ultra-wide zoom lens, while the second is the 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM standard-zoom lens. Canon specifically cites that both lenses feature “fantastic edge-to-edge sharpness across the imaging plane, as well as improved durability and performance.”

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The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV will be available next month with a price tag of $3,499 for the body only. You can also get it as a kit with the 24-70mm f/4L lens ($4,399) or with the aforementioned 24-105mm lens ($4,599). The 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM and 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM will be available separately in October for $2,199 and $1,099 respectively.