Canon introduces the EOS 5D Mark IV alongside two new L-Series lenses

9:53:00 PM Dick Wyn Yong 0 Comments

Ahead of Photokina 2016, Canon is showing off their new full frame DSLR which succeeds the ever popular Canon 5D Mark III which was announced back in 2012. The new EOS 5D Mark IV builds upon the success of it's predecessor and adds modern features like NFC, Wi-Fi and GPS to compete with the likes of mirrorless cameras.

At the core of the 5D Mark IV is a new 30.4MP full-frame CMOS sensor that is paired with a new Digic 6+ processor and also Canon's Dual Pixel AF system for phase detection autofocus that is present in the 1DX Mark II and 80D. The sensor itself features 61 autofocus points and 21 of those are cross type.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Key Specifications

— 30.4MP full-frame CMOS sensor
— 3.2-inch 1.62m dots touchscreen
— Digic 6+ processor
— 100-32,000 ISO (expandable to 102,400)
— 61 autofocus points (w/41 cross type)
— 7fps burst shot
— 100% viewfinder coverage (0.71x)
— 1/8000 maximum shutter
— 1,865mAh battery
— Compact flash + SD slot
— 152 x 116 x 76mm
— 890g (body only)

In addition to that, the new EOS 5D Mark IV is capable of recording DCI 4K video which is slightly higher than UHD 4K video. As for the camera body itself, Canon isn't making any major changes in terms of the actual size of the camera. In fact, the 5D Mark IV body is actually slightly lighter compared to the Mark III.

Canon says that they will begin shipping the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV in early September (2016) and the body will cost US$ 3,499 (~MYR 14,114). They will also be offering models with the EF 24-70mm f/4L and EF 24-105mm f/4L lens for US$ 4,399 (~MYR 17,745) and US$ 4,599 (~MYR 18,500) respectively.

In addition to that, canon is also introducing two new L lenses which are both improvements to the existing models in terms of weather sealing and actual performance. The new Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM will cost US$ 2,199 (~MYR 8,870) and the Canon 24-105mm f/4L will cost US$ 1,099 (~MYR 4,433).

Check out DPReview's hands on impressions of the new 5D Mark IV here