Canon 5D Mark IV Rumored to boast 28MP and 4K video. Release Date Depends on the Success of the 5Ds/R

Mar 14, 2015

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Canon 5D Mark IV Rumored to boast 28MP and 4K video. Release Date Depends on the Success of the 5Ds/R

Mar 14, 2015

Liron Samuels

Liron Samuels is a wildlife and commercial photographer based in Israel. When he isn’t waking up at 4am to take photos of nature, he stays awake until 4am taking photos of the night skies or time lapses. You can see more of his work on his website or follow him on Facebook.

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Canon 5D Mark IV Rumor

According to the latest set of rumors from Northlight Images the 5D Mark IV will only be released once the 5DS/R is “shipping in reasonable numbers”, but either way it will not be before the fall of 2015.

A rumor from the Far East claims that the 5D Mark IV is due in August or September and will pack a 28 megapixel sensor, offer up to 9fps and pack 4K video.

The 5D Mark III replacement will also include a ‘significant’ advance in Canon’s flash control capabilities, as will the 1D X Mark II. These advanced capabilities will include adapters, controllers and firmware updates for certain models which will also be able to enjoy the new functionality.

There’s no word at the moment regarding built-in WiFi and GPS.

A fall announcement or release makes sense for the Mark IV since the 5DS and 5DS R are scheduled to start shipping on June 29th. This will give the Mega-Monsters a head start of several months, despite them not being in direct competition with one another.

Canon are most likely not in a rush to release the Mark IV as the Mark III is still selling well in Europe and this might, according to Northlight Images, postpone the release of the 5D Mark IV even further, until after the 1D X has been replaced.

We’ve previously reported the specs of a Canon test camera which may or may not be related to the 5D Mark IV. That camera has 4K video like this Mark IV rumor, 12fps instead of 9fps and an 18MP sensor.

As stated back then, the camera could be testing an assortment of features for several different cameras, but it’s also possible that the 28 megapixels mentioned in this rumor was a typo and that it should have been 18MP as well.

[via Northlight Images]

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3 responses to “Canon 5D Mark IV Rumored to boast 28MP and 4K video. Release Date Depends on the Success of the 5Ds/R”

  1. Casey Braunger Avatar
    Casey Braunger

    Ughhh. Don’t blow this Canon. I need to update my mkii. Please make it worth it.

  2. Michael Hori Avatar
    Michael Hori

    It is possible for it to be a 28MP sensor as this was one of my earlier predictions based on how all of canon’s future entry level cameras will have a boost from 18mp to 24 which would be in line with this rumor as the 5d mark iv would go from a 22 megapixel camera to a 28 megapixel camera. This is a difference of six megapixels just like from the T6i to the T5i.

  3. Shifty303 Avatar
    Shifty303

    I’ve got the 5d Mark III and 6D right now with a nice assortment of Canon glass but unless they’ve got some big improvements in sensor quality I won’t hesitate buying another brand (Sony) and building up lenses slowly until I can switch.