The Canon 5D Mark IV DSLR is a powerful camera capable of impressive still photography and 4K video recording. A newly developed 30.4MP full-frame CMOS sensor is complimented by a DIGIC 6+ image processor to produce images in which fine detail and resolution sit hand in hand with low-light performance and a native range of ISO 100-32000, which can be expanded to ISO 50-102400, for sharp images with low-noise. Performance has also been fine-tuned further with an enhanced AF system, built-in Wi-Fi, NFC, and GPS, and a whole lot more.
With the DIGIC 6+ image processor the 5D Mark IV is capable of up to 7 frames per second continuous shooting. Versatility is an important feature of the 5D, and with this in mind a 150,000-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor evaluates the scene and subjects for accurate exposures under a variety of different lighting conditions, making it possible to move from landscapes to weddings with equal ease.
This is combined with an improved 61-point High Density Reticular AF system that tracks and locks on to subjects both quickly and accurately for consistently sharp images, and a new AF area select button is available for fast access to this setting. All 61-points are sensitive to f/8 and 41 are cross-type. The centre point can function down to -3 EV for working in extremely dim lighting. Compared to previous versions, this sensor has expanded vertical coverage of 24% on the peripherals and 8% in the centre in order to better track and locate subjects in the frame.
In addition to advanced tracking and focusing while using the optical finder for stills, Live View and video can now use Dual Pixel CMOS AF on the actual imaging sensor. This offers about 80% coverage of phase-detection autofocus for faster and more accurate focusing in these modes. Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Movie Servo AF benefit video by smoothly tracking focus during shooting. Simply tap to adjust the focus point using the 3.2" 1.62m-dot touchscreen LCD.
When recording in-camera, 4K video has 4:2:2 sampling and 8-bit colour depth, while Full HD 1080p footage has 4:2:0 sampling. Uncompressed Full HD 1080p video can also be saved via HDMI to an optional external recorder with 4:2:2 colour sampling. 4K video is recorded using a central 4096 x 2160 area of the sensor at a 1.74x crop in order to record video with an ideal 1:1 pixel sampling ratio, while Full HD recording makes use of the entire full frame. With DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) video recording at up to 30 fps, capture 8.8MP stills directly from the video.
Audio can be recorded using the on-board stereo microphone or by using the 3.5mm mic jack with an optional external microphone. Monitor audio in real time, via the 3.5mm headphone jack.
Here the 5D Mark IV is also kitted with the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM from Canon, a popular and versatile L-series zoom lens, featuring a useful wide-angle to portrait length zoom range. Designed for use with full-frame Canon EF-mount DSLRs, it can also be used with APS-C models where it will provide a 38.4-112mm equivalent focal length range. This is combined with a constant f/2.8 maximum aperture that makes it well-suited to working in low-light conditions and with shallow depth of field techniques.
The optical design uses one Super UD lens element and two UD lens elements to minimise chromatic aberration and reduce colour blurring around the edges of your subject. Three aspherical elements are also featured to minimise distortion and spherical aberrations for improved sharpness. A rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques. Additionally, a Super Spectra coating has been applied to individual elements to control flare and ghosting for high contrast and neutral colour fidelity.
The lens is finished with a ring-type USM and internal focusing mechanism for quick, quiet, and accurate autofocus performance, as well as full-time manual focus override. It is also weather-sealed and has a protective fluorine coating on the exposed elements helps to reduce fingerprints and smudges, making cleaning these elements significantly easier. A zoom lock lever secures the zoom position at the wide end to maintain a compact form factor and protect the lens when not in use.
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