The camera that really kicked off the DSLR filmmaking revolution – the Canon 5D – has just been refreshed and updated. The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, which was revealed today after months of speculation, is based on “first-hand feedback from the photographic community to create the most versatile EOS model yet.” It has internal 4K, 120p HD, Dual Pixel CMOS AF, time lapse movie and new HDR movie mode.

The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV features a new, full frame 30.4 megapixel CMOS sensor with wide exposure latitude, 7fps high speed shooting, internal 4K movie recording and built-in Wi-Fi and GPS. Canon claims it has excellent low light capability, with an ISO range of 100 to 32,000, expandable from 50 up to 102,400. An enhanced noise processing algorithm further improves low light shooting.

Interestingly, the Mark IV has what Canon call a Dual Pixel RAW file format, enabling images to be tweaked in post by adjusting the point of sharpness, “shifting the foreground bokeh or reducing image ghosting.”

Other features Canon has revealed include a “61-point wide area reticular AF system, to focus even under moonlight at EV -3 in viewfinder shooting mode, or EV -4 in Live View mode.”

“The EOS 5D Mark IV enables you to use extenders with all telephoto lenses for f/8 AF with all 61 points, including 21 cross type for even greater precision.”

The camera has a high resolution 3.2-inch LCD with full touch panel operation across all menus, combined with a new AF ‘Area Selection’ button providing quick AF point selection.

It also features ‘Silent Single’ and ‘Silent Continuous’ modes for capturing breaking news or animals in their natural habitat as it provides shooting at minimal noise. Furthermore, enhanced water and dust resistance makes the camera “ideal for travel photographers or photojournalists working in challenging terrain,” says Canon.

The EOS 5D Mark IV will be available from next month with an RRP of £3,629.99.

Jake Bickerton

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