Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review

Overall Score

82

Main Features

  • 30 MP Full frame CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • 7 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 4096 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In GPS
  • 151 x 116 x 76 mm, 890g.
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  • Replaced: EOS 5D Mark III

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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Overview


First introduced in August, 2016, Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is a 30 MP DSLR with a Full frame (36 x 24 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Canon replaced the older Canon 5D MIII with EOS 5D Mark IV. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Canon 5D MIV with Canon 5D MIII


Canon 5D MIV comes with a Full Frame sensor - 36 x 24 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 43.27 mm

- Full Frame, approximate the actual size shown above

Sensor resolution of Canon 5D MIV ~ 6708 x 4472 pixels.

Canon 5D MIV has Crop Factor: 1.0

The sensor has a surface area of 864.0 mm².

There are approximate 29,998,176 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Canon 5D MIV Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Canon 5D MIV 2016 30MP 100 - 25600 890g 151 x 116 x 76mm
Canon EOS 5DS Canon 5DS 2015 51MP 100 - 6400 930g 152 x 116 x 76mm
Canon EOS 5DS R Canon 5DS R 2015 51MP 100 - 6400 930g 152 x 116 x 76mm
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Canon 5D MIII 2012 22MP 100 - 25600 950g 152 x 116 x 76mm
Canon EOS 5D Mark II Canon 5D MII 2009 21MP 100 - 6400 850g 152 x 114 x 75mm

Proc and Cons of Canon 5D MIV


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with competitors in semi-pro dslr cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Touch Screen
External Flash
AF Face Detection
30MP High Resolution Sensor
1620k dots Screen Resolution
1/8000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Focus
UHS-I Memory Card Support
Headphone Port
Timelapse Recording
41 Cross Focus Points
±5 AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
NFC Connectivity
4096 x 2160 (4K) Max Video Resolution
Optical Viewfinder
RAW Support
25600 Max Native ISO
7.0 fps Continuous Shooting
900 shots Long Battery Life
Manual Exposure Mode
Microphone Port
Environmental Sealing
61 Focus Points
2 Storage Slots
Flash Sync Port
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Image Stabilization
No Articulating Screen
Weight: 890g
Type Scores

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV has an Overall Score of 82/100 and ranked #12 out of 206 in DSLR cameras, and ranked #50 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Canon 5D MIV Scores
Imaging score
78
Features score
80
Value for money score
87
Portability score
66
Overall score
82
Average Scores in Semi-Pro DSLR
Imaging Score
55
Features Score
58
Value For Money Score
73
Portability Score
70
Overall score
61

Physical Dimensions of Canon 5D MIV


Canon EOS 5D Mark IV weighs 890g and has external dimensions of 151 x 116 x 76mm (5.94 x 4.57 x 2.99"). Considering that the average weight of Semi-Pro DSLR cameras is 783g, Canon 5D MIV is 107 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras


Canon 5D MIV
890g
Average weight
783g
Min weight
479g
Max weight
1074g

Thickness Comparison
Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras


Canon 5D MIV
76mm
Average Thickness
75mm
Min Thickness
64mm
Max Thickness
86mm

Here is the front and top view image of Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with the dimensions:

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight EOS 5D Mark IV Dimensions EOS 5D Mark IV
Nikon D810 Nikon D810 980 g 890 g 146 x 123 x 82 mm 151 x 116 x 76 mm
Sony Alpha A7R II Sony A7R II 625 g 890 g 127 x 96 x 60 mm 151 x 116 x 76 mm
Canon EOS 6D Mark II Canon 6D MII 765 g 890 g 144 x 111 x 75 mm 151 x 116 x 76 mm
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Canon 5D MIII 950 g 890 g 152 x 116 x 76 mm 151 x 116 x 76 mm
Nikon D850 Nikon D850 1015 g 890 g 146 x 124 x 79 mm 151 x 116 x 76 mm
Nikon D750 Nikon D750 840 g 890 g 141 x 113 x 78 mm 151 x 116 x 76 mm
Sony Alpha A7R III Sony A7R III 657 g 890 g 127 x 96 x 74 mm 151 x 116 x 76 mm
Canon EOS 80D Canon 80D 730 g 890 g 139 x 105 x 79 mm 151 x 116 x 76 mm

Specifications of Canon EOS 5D Mark IV


General
Brand Canon
Model EOS 5D Mark IV
Announced August, 2016
Body Type Mid-size SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Canon EF
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1
Number of Lenses 272
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 1620k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.71
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 61
Number of Cross Focus Points 41
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 7.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes no built-in flash
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Full frame
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 36 x 24 mm
Sensor Area 864.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 30 MP
Max Image Resolution 6720 x 4480
Max Native ISO 25600
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 102400
Min Boosted ISO 50
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 4096 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, Motion JPEG
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS Built-In
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 900 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model LP-E6
Physical
Weight 890 g
Physical Dimensions 151 x 116 x 76 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type CompactFlash + SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I enabled)
Storage Slots 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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