Canon EOS 5D Mark IV out in the wild being tested by photographers

May 23, 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 EOS 5D Mark IV out in the wild being tested by photographers

May 23, 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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Ahead of the expected August announcement of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, Canon Rumors are said to be receiving reports that “more than a few” Canon preferred photographers have been able to get their hands on one.

With 4K video, and 1080p @ 120fps being the only seemingly reliable bits of info at the moment, other firm specs are somewhat scarce.

4K video at 60fps has been speculated, although not confirmed, but if the 120fps for 1080p video holds true, then it’s definitely not outside the realm of possibility.  This would fall in line with the Canon EOS 1DX Mark II framerates, and if the CFast 2.0 slot turns out to be true, it certainly adds some weight to this potential feature.

I think that the 3.2″ touch screen LCD would almost have to be a certainty, especially now that the technology has worked its way up from the entry level consumer bodies to the highest end Canon 1DX Mark II and Nikon D5 flagship cameras.  If it doesn’t include touch screen capabilities, I think it’ll be a big disappointment to many potential owners.

In this ever increasingly connected world, WiFi and GPS is also likely, but with no mention of Bluetooth, I am curious how the system will compare to Nikon’s new Snapbridge for DSLR & mobile interactivity.  I also wonder how much the built in GPS may affect battery performance given how much less power it would take to drive a Bluetooth connection to a phone to get the same information.

Either way, with 5D Mark IV bodies now reported to be out in the wild, bearing in mind that these are just prototypes and obviously subject to change before an official announcement, I think that more solid facts about this body and general operation shouldn’t take too much longer to reach the rest of us.

[via Canon Rumors]

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John Aldred

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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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10 responses to “Canon EOS 5D Mark IV out in the wild being tested by photographers”

  1. Jerry FlIl Avatar
    Jerry FlIl

    What will make or break their 4k 5DIV is if it has a log profile or not.

    1. Goot Avatar
      Goot

      no it will not.

    2. Daris Fox Avatar
      Daris Fox

      It’s a niche request, a small number of people are rather vocal about having it but not even the 1Dx II has it. I rather the camera focus on what it does best being an all rounder that can cover events, portraits, landscape and so on.

      Despite not having s-log or any of the other features of mirrorless cameras the 5D line is still one of the best selling cameras on the market.

  2. Johannes Keller Avatar
    Johannes Keller

    Tim Hasl

    1. Tim Hasl Avatar
      Tim Hasl

      Wenn sie Bluetooth hat, dann kauf ich sie

    2. Johannes Keller Avatar
      Johannes Keller

      halt ich mir dann ans Ohr zum freisprechen

  3. Fyrblade Avatar
    Fyrblade

    Can we just make a DSLR that takes amazing photos and leave video to video cameras?

    1. Goot Avatar
      Goot

      nope.. because journalists and news photographer today need to deliver video footage too.

    2. Ian Hecht Avatar
      Ian Hecht

      Not all of us can afford to buy two cameras, and not all of us want to carry two cameras around with us. Having one that does both well is a good compromise. If you want a camera focused purely on excellent photography, may I suggest a move to medium format?

      1. Kaouthia Avatar
        Kaouthia

        But don’t get a Hasselblad, the H6D shoots that pesky 4K video. ;)