The indepth reviews of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV seem to be coming out fairly quickly. It’s a bit surprising to see DPReview has completed theirs already, but that may just come down to the popularity of the EOS 5D line of DSLRs.
For the most part, DPReview loves the new EOS 5D Mark IV and thinks it’s a worthwhile upgrade over the EOS 5D Mark III and definitely the EOS 5D Mark II.
We said in our overview video for the 5D Mark IV that this is the most refined 5D yet, and we believe that still stands. This is a camera that will stand up to years of abuse and churn out images with appreciably better quality (and at a faster rate) than its predecessor. The touch screen and Dual Pixel AF offer users more shooting options, and the built-in Wi-Fi and NFC will be an important addition to those working in the field. It may not be arevolutionary update, but this evolutionary update will find its way into the hands of thousands of working professionals, and it will reward them with better and more reliable results than ever before. Read the full review
The folks at DXO have completed their sensor review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, and it has achieved a Canon record of 91.
Carefully balancing resolution, features and body design, the 5D Mark IV sits nicely in the current Canon DSLR range between the 14fps / 20.3Mp EOS 1D X Mark II professional sports camera and the super high-resolution 50Mp 5DS / 5DS R models. What’s more, the significant sensor improvements over its predecessor in both resolution and dynamic range makes the new 5D Mark IV look an attractive upgrade for Mark III owners shooting weddings, events, landscapes, editorial and advertising work, as well as for photographers stepping up to their first full-frame camera. With an initial $3500 price tag (body only), it’s a little more expensive compared to the $2,800 Nikon D810 or the $3150 Sony A7R II competition, but that’s less significant if you’ve already invested heavily in Canon EF lenses. Further, with the EOS 5D Mark IV, you get an awful lot of camera for your money, including a sensor that boasts the best DxOMark sensor score to date for a Canon DSLR. Read the full review
Jared Polin from FroKnowsPhoto has completed his real world review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, it’s an hour long video and worth a watch. Jared touches on Dual Pixel RAW and didn’t come away a big fan of the concept in its current form, however we may see some great advancements with this sort of technology in the future.
On Dual Pixel RAW:
In theory this sounds like a fascinating technology, being able to shift your focus after the picture is taken. In reality it’s not there just yet. You do have the ability to shift focus and bokeh but it’s truly micro. When I say micro, the adjustments are so subtle that at times you will have a little trouble seeing something actually happen. So in the end, cool tech but not something I am going to switch into often, if ever.
On ISO Performance:
How does the ISO compare to the 5D Mark III? The files are cleaner at higher ISO’s, which it better be. Is it far better and worth the upgrade? It’s better. Any time you can get cleaner high ISO shots it’s worth it in my opinion.
Worth the upgrade?
I think this is a great general camera for those who consider themselves to be a photographer who also shoots video. Or if you’re a filmmaker on a budget and can’t drop $16,000 on a camera, I think the Mark IV is for you. Let me remind you that people will point out how other companies have better specs or do this or that better. I’m not going to deny that in some cases, but for a well-rounded dual purpose camera, you can’t go wrong with the Mark IV. Read the full review
Images of two lenses we were the first to report were coming have finally leaked out. The EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II shows the digital display we mentioned a few months ago, along with the new EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM.
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM II
Lens construction: 12 group 17 sheets (one UD lens)
Full-time manual focus
Aperture blades: 9 (circular aperture)
Minimum focusing distance: 1.2m
Maximum magnification: 0.25 times (300mm time), 0.07 times (at the time of 70Mm)
Image stabilization: Four stops
Filter diameter: 67Mm
Maximum diameter × length: 80Mm × 145.5Mm
Weight: about 710G
Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM
Color: Black Silver
Lens construction: 13 group 17 sheets (one UD lens, 2 aspherical lens)
Full-time manual focus
Aperture blades: 7(circular aperture)
Minimum focusing distance: 0.45m (wide angle is 0.25M)