Canon 5D Mark IV Specs & Image leaked

Aug 12, 2016

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

Canon 5D Mark IV Specs & Image leaked

Aug 12, 2016

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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Canon Rumors are reporting some fairly solid spec leaks about the Canon 5D Mark IV. The successor to 2012’s 5D Mark III has been wildly speculated on for several months now. It appears now, though that not everything will be as expected.

They say that the information has been confirmed by multiple sources and that they’re “pretty confident in their validity”. There’s also been a small photo floating around for the last few days of a body labelled as the 5D Mark IV.

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I did say it was small.

The currently unofficial-but-sort-of-confirmed specs look pretty good, depending on what you need the camera for. Some are disappointed by 30MP, lack of CFast and relatively slow continuous shooting modes. Others are happy about the 4K video, 4:2:2 output, 120fps slow motion @ 1080p… basically, video guys.

The full list is as follows…

  • 30.4mp
  • 7 fps continuous shooting
  • Compact Flash/SD Card Slots (No CFast slot)
  • 24/30fps @ 4K
  • 60fps @ 1080
  • 120fps @ 720
  • 4:2:2
  • 8bit 500mbps MJPEG
  • Built-in Wifi
  • USB 3
  • Cable release port moved to the front of the camera where the “Mark XX” badge was.
  • More touchscreen functionality than the EOS-1D X Mark II

CR report that other ergonomic changes are also said to have been made, including a new “locking switch” on the rear of the camera. Presumably it also offers 25fps for those outside of the USA.

For stills, I’m not that excited about the 5D Mark IV. It’s not that it’s really all that underwhelming, it’s just more than my needs. Most DSLRs released in the last couple of generations can satisfy the majority of my needs for stills. For the times when I need a specific feature, I just rent.

When it comes to video, though, it seems the 5D line will continue to lead the way.

We can apparenttly expect an official announcement on August 25th. Hopefully we don’t have too long to wait to find out what’s true.

What do you think? Will you pick up a 5D Mark IV if the above specs are true? What will you shoot with it? And what camera would you be replacing? Let us know in the comments.

[via Canon Rumors]

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15 responses to “Canon 5D Mark IV Specs & Image leaked”

  1. MindStorm Avatar
    MindStorm

    I shoot stills. Started (digitally) with a 5D, went to the 5D MK II, and then to the 5D MK III. I just don’t see anything in that list of specs that would make me want to upgrade this cycle… Unless my MK III breaks, I’ll be sticking with it.

    1. Vortex Avatar
      Vortex

      nobody forces you to buy a new camera.
      my mercedes from 2 years ago is still nice.. doesn´t prevent mercedes from developing new cars.

  2. Margaritas Ante Porcos Avatar
    Margaritas Ante Porcos

    so far sounds good. I’m definitely interested.

  3. Kay O. Sweaver Avatar
    Kay O. Sweaver

    Specs are one thing, but I’ll be waiting to see some sample photos & videos before I pass judgement. At least it appears that Canon is trying.

  4. Vortex Avatar
    Vortex

    it´s a fake image. and that was confirmed 2 days ago already….

  5. Vortex Avatar
    Vortex

    canon is the market leader and the 5D Mk4 will be another success.
    canon knows what people who spend 3000+ euro on a camera want.

    what you read on the internet is mostly NOISE from maybe 100-200 sony fanboys (DRones) who write on every photography website 24/7.

    the ability to shoot great video with good AF is something many journalist, wedding photographers love. dual pixel AF is the best AF you can get for video.

    and the 5D MK4 is sturdy camera that can take some abuse.
    something you can´t say from all mirrorless cameras.

    with 30MP the 5D Mk4 is still a great allrounder.

    landscape photographer get a bit more resolution while 30 MP are not so heavy to process.
    with the enhanced DR of the new sensors im sure this will be a great update to the 5D MK3.

  6. Jerry Avatar
    Jerry

    I will eventually buy. There’s no doubt. I am heavily invested in the Canon system. When is the question.

  7. Mr_FiveSeveN Avatar
    Mr_FiveSeveN

    Needless to say we’ll have to pay a premium for such a camera…and people will.

  8. Junk Avatar
    Junk

    This is highly disappointing. I was expecting much more for how long after it’s coming to market. If these specs are true, I am so happy to have that money I saved for it to buy something else.

  9. Fyrblade Avatar
    Fyrblade

    7fps is pretty disappointing.

    1. Lo Rivera Castillo Avatar
      Lo Rivera Castillo

      At 30 MP, that’s pretty good. The Nikon D810 only shoots 5fps and it only has 6 more MP. The problem with the Mark IV is the same issue I have with the D810. At 30MP, High ISO performance will be about as good as an APS-C camera. I hope it’s not more than 24MP for the sake all those Canon Shooters out there that rely on High ISO performance from a 35mm sensor.

      1. Fyrblade Avatar
        Fyrblade

        That’s a great point. Setting the bar higher with even higher ISO is nice, but if it isn’t quality ISO it’s rather pointless

  10. Adrian Chan Avatar
    Adrian Chan

    Is there a way we can feedback to Canon on what we photographers want? I don’t understand why people want more fps, more focusing points, CFast card slot, etc. If you want all these, why not pay more for a higher model? Maybe the 1DX II?

    I really wish Canon will provide the following:

    1. Warning message displayed on the back LCD screen upon turning on the camera if its settings differ from what you prefer. For eg, sometimes we forget to change the ISO back to 100 or shooting mode to RAW after a previous shoot. The Custom Function should allow us the option to activate the message based on certain parameters, such as ISO, RAW/JPG shooting mode, AF mode, etc.

    2. Long exposure in Manual mode that goes beyond 30 seconds. I’ve always wondered why 30 seconds is the limit since the early days of SLR cameras. Why can’t it be at least 1 minute or longer? Landscape photographers will want this feature.

    3. Bulb mode that displays the time elapsed on the back LCD screen. In the dark, it’s just useless to look at the top smaller LCD screen to see how much time has elapsed.

    4. Time lapse mode controlled within the camera. I don’t think this is a difficult feature to incorporate.

  11. Marek Avatar
    Marek

    I think I’ll upgrade from my 70D to a used 5D MK. III when the mark iv comes out.