First Look at the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and Two L Series Lenses

Early this morning Canon introduced several new products including the much anticipated EOS 5D Mark IV with a list of new features and capabilities, two new L series lenses – the EF 16-35mm F2.8L III USM and the EF 24-105mm F4L IS II USM as well as a WIFI SD card to bring WIFI support for 3 existing cameras.

There has been endless speculation about the EOS 5D Mark IV but now it is finally here with a new 30MP sensor with advanced Daul Pixel technology for video, large touch screen, new AF system, faster shooting speed, WIFI/NFC and GPS but maybe more importantly (for some at least) – 4K video at 30 frames per second.

It is finally here – EOS 5D Mark IV

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Here are the main specs for the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV:

  • Sensor: A new 30.4MP CMOS full-frame sensor with Dual Pixel AF
  • Processor: Digic 6+.
  • Video: 4K 30/24p video using Motion JPEG + 4K Frame Grab
  • AF: 61-point AF system with 41 cross-type sensors (center point sensitive to -3 EV)
  • Dual Pixel AF – sensitive to -4EV.
  • Sensativity: ISO 100-32000 basic (expandable to 102400).
  • Shooting speed: 7 fps continuous shooting
  • Advanced features – Dual Pixel Raw image microadjustment, bokeh shift, ghosting reduction, AF tracking in video (advanced face detection and more).
  • Light meter: 150,000-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor.
  • LCD: 1.62M-dot 3.2″ touchscreen.
  • Connectivity: WIFI, NFC + GPS.
  • Timer: Built-in bulb timer.
  • Sealing: Improved weather-sealing compared to the EOS 5D MK III.
  • Price: $3500.

A top down look at the EOS 5D Mark IV

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Scott Kelby look at the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV


Adorama’s Vanessa Joy with her Canon EOS 5D Mark IV coverage including a look at the camera new app


Bonus video: Video Features of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (Official)


Aside from the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Canon also announced two interesting lenses – both new versions of existing lenses with some interesting improvements:

EF 24-105mm F4L IS II USM – has improved image stabilization (4 stops vs. 3 in the older version), better coatings, 10 aperture blades and better smoother focusing in video with Dual Pixel technology. The lens will be available in October 2016 at a price of $1100.

Better for video – the new EF 24-105mm F4L IS II USM


EF 24-105mm f4L IS II USM FSL

EF 16-35mm F2.8L III USM – third incarnation of this lens by Canon (9 years after the older model) with a new large diameter GMO (glass-molded) dual surface aspherical lens and a regular aspherical element. The lens is said to have improved durability better coatings and optical performance with 9 blades – the lens will be available this October for $2200.

The new EF 16-35mm F2.8L III USM

EF 16-35mm f2.8L III USM FSL

Canon video coverage of the 2 new lenses


Finally we have a new SD card with built in WIFI from Canon. The new Canon WIF SD card will cost about $50 and you will be able to use it with the 7D MK II and the two new 5DS cameras.

Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 FRT

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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