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front view of 5d4 with 24-105 lensEOS 5D Mark 4

Information about Canon's
replacement for the EOS 5D Mark 3

Announced Aug 25th 2016 due late August (25th)

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Key features

EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera

Basic Specifications:

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Latest news

2016 October


  • 29th Firmware Version 1.0.2 incorporates the following improvement.
    Improves communication reliability when using EOS Utility to register/update* new Digital Lens Optimizer.
  • Firmware V1.0.2
  • 24th Sigma post a notice about some issues with their lenses and the 5D4
    • Please find the following notes on the usage of SIGMA interchangeable lenses for EOS, when attached to Canon EOS 5D Mark IV that is released on September 8th.
    • • MO (Manual Override) function is unavailable with this camera (Full-time Manual function can be offered).
    • • When using a SIGMA interchangeable lens for EOS, setting the corrections to [Disable] is recommended, as “Lens Correction” functions of the camera, such as Peripheral illumination correction, Chromatic aberration correction, Diffraction correction and Distortion correction are not supported.*
      • * If those functions are activated, the performance of lenses may not be accurate.
      • * This is not only for EOS 5D Mark IV, but also for other camera bodies with the same function.
  • 15th 5D4 camera review at DPR
  • 9th The cameras are shipping and Lens rentals have stripped one down to look at it


  • 31st DPReview puts the DP AF adjustment feature to the test [DPR]
    • As expected by anyone with more than a cursory knowledge of optics, the effect is rather small.
  • 29th The use of diffration grating mirrors to expand the AF coverage for the 5D4 is covered on the main Canon page
  • 28th metal body for 5D4There are some focus shift examples on a Japaese site [DCF]
  • 27th The 5D mk4 manual is available for download.
  • 26th A DPReview video 'about' the 5D4 - for those of you wanting to hear some guy drone on about the features you already know all about if you are reading this...
  • 25th One of the 5D4 features is that you can record Dual Pixel data. If you set the camera to record it (doubles the size of RAW files) you need to process images with DPP.
  • There is a Canon article explaining the dual pixel AF adjustment functions.
  • Canon says:
    • In addition to all the adjustments you can perform using Canon’s RAW processing software to RAW image files, EOS 5D Mark IV images shot with Dual Pixel RAW active also allow the following adjustments:
    • Image Microadjustment
    • Make subtle changes to slightly alter the plane of sharpest detail in an image, using depth information. You can microadjust the sharpest detail forward (toward the camera) or backward at the subject.
    • Bokeh Shift
    • Take out-of-focus foreground and background information, and shift it slightly (side-to-side in a horizontal shot), using sliders in DPP to vary the range of adjustment. The primary, focused-upon subject remains essentially unaffected — so the out-of-focus areas do in fact shift a bit. This can be easily seen once you bring Dual Pixel RAW images into your computer.
    • Ghost Reduction
    • Select an area of the frame having flare or ghost images from light sources which are just ouside the visible frame, and DPP can process the image to reduce these aberrations in some cases. You select the area by drawing a box around it, on-screen, in DPP’s preview window.
  • Just how well this is going to work remains to be seen...
  • --
  • As expected, the 5D4 is announced officially - the rumours of the last week or so were right
  • All pre - release info is lower down the page

Canon 5D4 with battery grip

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US Press info

Developed for Professional Wedding, Portrait, and Nature/Wildlife Photographers as well as Filmmakers, the EOS 5D Mark IV Delivers Excellent Image Quality and 4K Video Recording

MELVILLE, N.Y., August 25, 2016

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce the EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR camera, the next generation of the popular and versatile 5D series of Canon professional DSLR cameras. Building on this legendary legacy, the EOS 5D Mark IV propels the series forward with a fusion of features and enhancements targeted to please even the most discerning creative eyes.

The camera’s 30.4 megapixel 35mm Full Frame Canon CMOS sensor offers stunning image quality while the DIGIC 6+ Image Processor delivers 4K 30P video and up to and seven frames per second (fps) continuous shooting.

To make video shooting even easier, the camera also features Canon’s propriety Dual Pixel CMOS AF, even when shooting 4K to help ensure sharp focus and subject tracking.

In addition, Canon is also introducing two new L-series EF lenses – the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Standard Zoom Lens– offering fantastic edge-to-edge sharpness across the imaging plane, as well as improved durability and performance.

5D mk4 body

“Canon’s EOS 5D series of DSLR cameras has a history of being at the forefront of still and video innovation. And today, we add to this family of cameras the EOS 5D Mark IV– the first in our 5D series to offer 4K video and built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “In developing this new DSLR camera, we listened to the requests of current EOS users to create for them a modern, versatile camera designed to help them create and share beautiful still and video imagery.”

5D4 at park“Outdoor photographers will really appreciate the new EOS 5D Mark IV, as it offers more resolution, better detail in the shadows, and improved speeds in autofocus and frame rate,” reported acclaimed nature photographer and Canon Explorer of Light George Lepp. “With the fabulous resolution of 4K video and the ability to make beautiful prints from a frame of that video as an added bonus, this camera sets a new mid-range standard for nature photography."

EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera Specifications:

Built-in GPS3 provides geotag information including auto time syncing with Universal Time Code (UTC) via satellites.
“I have owned every camera in the 5D line, so the new EOS 5D Mark IV feels like an old friend in my hands, only better” exclaimed renowned wedding photographer and Canon Explorer of Light Clay Blackmore. “It has everything a professional photographer needs to create outstanding, quality images every time. Between its ability with still images and video capture, it is the complete package and—in my opinion—the best wedding camera on the planet.”

side view of 5D mk4

“When working with macro beauty photography, I need fast and precise autofocus. With each breath of the subject I need to be able to check the exact placement of focus, whether on the tips of the eyelashes, the pupils or other detail of her face. The EOS 5D Mark IV gave me exactly the speed and precision required to capture the detail and stunning color that is a signature of my beauty work,” remarked celebrated fashion and beauty photographer and Canon Explorer of Light Lindsay Adler. “I’m always looking for ways to create visuals that help me stand out from the competition. Cinemagraphs, also known as ‘living images,’ allow me to combine still frames and video to create captivating images. Because of the EOS 5D Mark IV’s 4K and slow motion capabilities, I now have the ability to create high quality and visually compelling cinemagraphs without having to invest in an expensive cinema camera!”

The Next Generation of EOS 5D Cameras

In addition to the new Full Frame sensor, the new EOS 5D Mark IV includes a 61-point High-Density Reticular AF II system, similar to the one found in the flagship EOS-1D X Mark II, with all AF points selectable by the user (and up to 41 cross-type points depending on the lens in use). The AF system, improved over previous Canon 5D series models, includes expanded coverage across the frame that supports AF at maximum apertures up to f/8 with all 61 points for high-precision autofocus even when using EF super-telephoto lenses with an EF extender. Standard ISO range for the EOS 5D Mark IV is ISO 100-32,000 and is expandable to 50-102,400.

The EOS 5D Mark IV also introduces a new 150,000 pixel RGB+IR metering sensor with enhanced precision and performance compared to its predecessor, improving upon facial recognition and tracking as well as nature and sports scenes with fast-moving action. AF sensitivity in low light is EV-3 and EV-4 when in Live View mode. The EOS Scene Detection System can detect and compensate for flickering light sources that are often used in gymnasiums and swimming pools. When enabled, this anti-flicker system automatically adjusts shutter release timing to help reduce disparities in exposure and color especially during continuous burst shooting.

Following the groundbreaking video recording capabilities introduced in the EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 5D Mark III, the EOS 5D Mark IV takes the next leap forward offering DCI 4K video recording. Adding to the versatility of capturing 4K video, is Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF. This proven autofocus system allows for continuous focus tracking of subjects, and can be customized by the user for optimal performance. Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology not only enhances 4K video recording, but also helps create crisp focus for 4K Frame Grab extraction of 8.8 megapixel still JPEG images, all done in camera.

Mobile Connectivity

For the first time in an EOS 5D series DSLR camera, the EOS 5D Mark IV features built-in Wi-Fi®1 and Near-Field Communication (NFC)™1 providing for the easy transfer of images and MP4 movies to compatible mobile devices, as well remote shooting when using the Canon Camera Connect App2. The EOS 5D Mark IV also includes a built-in GPS3 receiver with compass for precise geo-tagged information of latitude, longitude, and elevation. This is especially valuable to wildlife photographers and photojournalists who need to track their locations, as well as providing sports and wedding photographers the ability to sync a multiple-camera setup with extreme accuracy and precision. The camera’s built-in GPS can also be used to sync the camera’s time to the atomic clock, an invaluable feature when multiple photographers are covering the same event.

Pricing and Availability

The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR is currently scheduled to be available in early September 2016 for an estimated retail price of $3,499.00 for the body only††. It will also be sold as part of body-and-lens kits with the EF24-70mm f/4L lens ($4,399.00, scheduled to be available early September)†† and the EF24-105mm f/4L IS II USM lens ($4599.00, scheduled to be available late October)††.

For an exclusive, hands-on preview, the camera will be available at the customer support centers shown below. Visitors can experience the camera firsthand while Canon technical experts demonstrate new product features, answer questions, and spotlight the benefits of Canon products and service.


1 Compatible with iOS® versions 7.1/8.4/9.0, AndroidTM smartphone and tablet versions 4.0/4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4/5.0/5.1. Data charges may apply with the download of the free Canon Camera Connect app. This app helps enable you to upload images to social media services. Please note that image files may contain personally identifiable information that may implicate privacy laws. Canon disclaims and has no responsibility for your use of such images. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this app.

2 Data charges may apply with the download of the free Canon Camera Connect app. This app helps enable you to upload images to social media services. Please note that image files may contain personally identifiable information that may implicate privacy laws. Canon disclaims and has no responsibility for your use of such images. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this app.

3 In certain countries and regions, the use of GPS may be restricted. Therefore be sure to use GPS in accordance with the laws and regulations of your country or region. Be particularly careful when traveling outside your home country. As a signal is received from GPS satellites, take sufficient measures when using in locations where the use of electronics is regulated.

* Saving a still image from a single movie frame does not result in the same image quality as a normal still image.

** Continuous shooting speed may vary depending on the shutter speed, the aperture, the lens being used, the battery charge and various camera settings.

*** When lens diaphragm setting is fully open, adjustment volume and compensation effect are emphasized. Sufficient adjustment volume and compensation effect may not be achieved, depending on lens in use and shooting conditions. Adjustment volume and compensation effect vary depending on camera position (landscape or portrait). Sufficient adjustment volume and compensation effect may not be achieved depending on the shooting conditions.

††Availability, prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.

Press info from Canon UK

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 25 August 2016 – Canon today debuts the eagerly-anticipated EOS 5D Mark IV, the newest addition to the legendary EOS 5D family, designed for photographers on a quest to capture the perfect shot.

Renowned for enabling people to tell the stories that need to be told, the EOS 5D series has captured many of the world’s most significant moments in history. As successor to the EOS 5D Mark III, the camera has been designed using first-hand feedback from the photographic community to create the most versatile EOS model yet. Featuring a 30.4 megapixel CMOS sensor with wide exposure latitude, 7 frames per second (fps) high speed shooting, internal 4K movie recording and built-in Wi-Fi and GPS, the camera fuses speed and resolution with excellent low light capability and movie functionality. The EOS 5D Mark IV is also the first EOS camera to premiere the innovative Dual Pixel RAW file format, allowing photographers to fine-tune images in post-production by adjusting or correcting the point of sharpness, shifting the foreground bokeh or reducing image ghosting.
To work hand-in-hand with the camera, Canon today also introduces two new high performance L-series lenses; the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM and
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM.

The devil’s in the detail

The EOS 5D Mark IV features Canon’s brand new full frame 30.4 megapixel CMOS sensor, delivering images that are packed with detail, even in the brightest highlights and darkest shadows. With an ISO range of 100 to 32000, expandable from 50 up to 102400, images can be captured in an array of lighting environments. The enhanced noise processing algorithm further improves low light shooting, ideal for photojournalists who need to capture breaking stories no matter what lighting conditions they face.

Tracking faces and colour of fast moving subjects is easy with the EOS 5D Mark IV’s 61-point wide area reticular AF system. The 61-points / 41 cross-type AF points cover an expanded sensor area and provide the ability 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 high resolution 3.2-inch LCD with full touch panel operation across all menus is combined with a new AF ‘Area Selection’ button providing quick AF point selection. Additionally, the camera features an advanced 150K RGB+IR metering sensor with a dedicated DIGIC 6 processor for accurate exposures and precise subject detection and tracking.

A need for speed

Designed to respond in an instant and never miss a shot, the EOS 5D Mark IV’s high-speed readout technologies and DIGIC 6+ processor mean you can shoot at 7 fps at full resolution, with full AF / AE tracking. Capturing up to 21 RAW images or unlimited JPEGs in a single burst, you’ll always be ready for the next frame. For when discretion is needed - such as capturing breaking news or animals in their natural habitat - the camera features ‘Silent Single’ and ‘Silent Continuous’ modes, offering shooting with minimal noise.

Take the jump to 4K movie-making

With the EOS 5D Mark IV, 4K movie-making is open to anyone who wants to use the power of video to tell the bigger picture. A truly versatile camera, it features DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 30/25/24 fps shooting and provides the ability to extract 8.8MP JPEG images from 4K videos, making it a great companion for those wanting to easily switch from video to stills. Delivering quality footage has never been more important with streaming services increasingly demanding content be shot using the latest technology in the field. The EOS 5D Mark IV brings this advancement in the form of a video DSLR with internal 4K, 120p HD, Dual Pixel CMOS AF, time lapse movie and new HDR movie mode.

Enhanced operability and connectivity

Packed with a range of new and refined features requested by Canon’s professional community, the EOS 5D Mark IV provides unrivalled flexibility in connectivity. Built-in Wi-Fi enables remote operation and secure file transfer (FTPS/FTP) via smart devices using the Canon Camera Connect app, and NFC provides instant connections between compatible devices. GPS geotags each image in the EXIF data with automatic time updates helping to manage images and, for the first time, IPTC metadata, such as details of a shoot, is automatically embedded.

Enhanced water and dust resistance makes the camera ideal for travel photographers or photojournalists working in challenging terrain.

Opening up new viewpoints with unrivalled image quality

Canon is renowned for having the largest lens system in the world and today, adds the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM and the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM to its incredible lineup. A truly flexible and durable everyday lens, the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM is a perfect tool for any photographer wanting to achieve high edge-to-edge sharpness over the entire zoom range. The 24-105mm focal length and f/4 aperture is ideal for a variety of scenes, subjects and lighting conditions, while improved 4-stop IS and a new video design EDM provides quiet aperture adjustment during movie capture. For exceptionally high quality images that need to impress, Canon is proud to unveil the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM. Working in perfect harmony with high resolution sensors such as the one seen in the EOS 5D Mark IV, the high-performance lens provides exceptional image quality for professional and serious enthusiasts. The versatile focal length (16-35mm) will appeal to wedding photographers and photojournalists who need to work up close, whilst the fast, constant, f/2.8 maximum aperture makes it an obvious choice for those shooting in low light.

Expanding functionality of the EOS 1DX Mark II

Based on customer feedback, Canon today announces a new firmware update for the EOS-1D X Mark II. Adding IPTC support and LCD colour tone as featured in the EOS 5D Mark IV, the update also improves the network and GPS functionality. The firmware will be available in September, for more details visit

EOS 5D Mark IV Key Features:

· 30.4 megapixel CMOS sensor with high exposure latitude

· Engineered to perform with the innovative Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Dual Pixel RAW

· Step up to cinematic 4K with DCI 4K up to 30p

· Stay connected with Built-in Wi-Fi, NFC and GPS

EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Key Features:

· Versatile 24-105mm zoom range

· Constant f/4 max aperture

· L-series weather-proof construction

· 4-stop Image Stabilizer

· Advanced optical construction

EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Key Features:

· Versatile collection of wide-angle focal lengths

· Premium image quality

· Fast constant f/2.8 aperture

· Durable L-series construction

· Advanced autofocus

Pricing and Availability

· The EOS 5D Mark IV is available from September 2016 with an RRP of £3,629.99/€4899.99

· The EF 24-105mm f/4 L II USM is available from Q4 2016 with an RRP of £1,129/€1,449.99

· The EF 16-35mm f2.8L III USM is available from October 2016 with an RRP of £2,349/€2,999.99

· The Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 is available from October 2016 with an RRP of £39.99/€49.99


MSRP $3499 (body only), $4399 (w/24-70 F4L lens), $4599 (w/24-105 F4L IS USM lens)
Body type
Body type Mid-size SLR
Body material Magnesium alloy
Max resolution 6720 x 4480
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 30 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 32 megapixels
Sensor size Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Sensor size notes sRaw suppoorted in all aspect ratio. Size between 5 and 7.5 megapixel.
Sensor type CMOS
Processor Digic 6+
Color space sRGB, AdobeRGB
Color filter array Primary color filter
ISO Auto, 100-32000 (expands to 50-102400)
Boosted ISO (minimum) 50
Boosted ISO (maximum) 102400
White balance presets 6
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization No
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, normal
File format
  • JPEG (Exif v.2.3)
  • Raw (Canon CRW, 14-bit)
Optics & Focus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lamp Yes
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points 61
Lens mount Canon EF
Focal length multiplier
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3.2″
Screen dots 1,620,000
Touch screen Yes
Screen type TFT LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.71×
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
  • Bulb
  • Scene Intelligent Auto
Built-in flash No
External flash Yes (via hot shoe or flash sync port)
Flash X sync speed 1/200 sec
Drive modes
  • Single shooting
  • Continuous hi/lo
  • Silent single shooting
  • Silent continuous
  • 2/10 sec self-timer / remote control
Continuous drive 7.0 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
Exposure compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±3 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
WB Bracketing Yes
Videography features
Resolutions 4096 x 2160 (29.97p, 24p, 23.98p), 1920 x 1080 (59.94p, 29.97p, 24p, 23.98p), 1280 x 720 (119.9p)
Format MPEG-4, Motion JPEG
Videography notes 8.8MP stills can be grabbed from 4K video; camera supports ALL-I, IPB and IPB Light compression.
Microphone Mono
Speaker Mono
Storage types CompactFlash + SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I enabled)
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
HDMI Yes (mini-HDMI)
Microphone port Yes
Headphone port Yes
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes 802.11b/g/n + NFC
Remote control Yes (wired, wireless, or smartphone)
Environmentally sealed Yes
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description LP-E6N lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 900
Weight (inc. batteries) 890 g (1.96 lb / 31.39 oz)
Dimensions 151 x 116 x 76 mm (5.94 x 4.57 x 2.99″)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
GPS Built-in

5D Mk4 camera rumours - pre release rumours

2016 August

  • 24th Prices suggested : Canon EOS 5D Mark IV: $3499 in the US, $4299 in Canada and €3700 on the continent (as we have long called Europe ;-)
  • 21st Canon's own shop shows LP-E6N battery compatibility for the 5D mk4 [Canon US]
  • --
  • The battery grip BG-E20 for the 5D4 [Nok]
  • Canon battery grip BG-E20
  • 19th Cameras and stuff ssems to be shipping around the world, so would be available pretty soon [PR]
  • --
  • Specs for the 5D4 from a mixture of sources - note that I'm using Google translation so some may not be as clear as I'd like ;-)
    • 30.4mp | 7fps | 150,000 shot rating for shutter
    • DIGIC 6+
    • 100% viewfinder | Magnification: 0.71
    • LCD: 3.2 inches 1.62 million dot touch panel | LCD tone adjustment (warm / standard / cool1 / cool2)
    • Dual Pixel RAW: record one normal RAW file as well as a Dual Pixel RAW file. You can then use Canon’s Digital Photo Professional and have access to three new post processing techniques:
      • Image Micro-adjustment: by using the depth information, fine adjustment enables the position of the maximum sharpness and resolution
      • Bokeh Shift: to change the position of the previous blur (original: re-positions the viewpoint of foreground bokeh for a more pleasing result)
      • Ghosting Reduction: reduces the ghost and flare
      • New noise reduction algorithm
    • 61 point AF, 41 crosstype | -3ev (-4ev in live view)
      150,000-pixel RGB + IR metering sensor. 252 zone photometry | EOS iSA system | EOS iTR system | Anti-flicker
      ISO 100-102400 (extended sensitivity)
      24/30fps @ 4K | 60fps @ 1080 | 120fps @ 720 | 4:2:2 | 8bit 500mbps MJPEG | Full HD: ALL-I (For editing / I-only), IPB (Standard), IPB (Light) | HD: ALL-I (I-only)
      RAW file size
    • RAW: 6270 (?) x 4480 ~36.8MB | DPRAW: 6270 (?) x 4480 ~66.9MB | M-RAW: 5040 x 3360 ~27.7MB | S-RAW: 3360 x 2240 ~18.9MB
    • New Picture Style “Fine Detail”
    • Dust and weathersealed
    • 8.8mp still from 4K video
    • Time-lapse movie
    • Electronic Level, 2 axis
    • Mirror vibration control system (MVCS)
    • Built-in interval timer and valve (?) timer
      GPS | Wi-Fi | FTP | NFC
    • SD / SDHC / SDXC and CompactFlash TypeII
      USB 3.0, HDMI, microphone
      Battery: LP-E6N / LP-E6
      900 shot battery life (approx)
      Size X 116.4Mm X 150.7Mm 75.9Mm
      Weight 890g (1.96lbs)
  • 17th A flood of pictures and specs (Photos via NOK also at DCI)
  • canon 5D4 front
  • Note the new model designation badge
  • canon 5D4 front view
  • It looks as if the remote release socket has been moved to the side
  • canon 5D4 side view
  • A few changes at the back in layout
  • canon 5D4 rear view
  • Still the same for the card side
  • canon 5D4 side view 2
  • 16th A full list of Canon's product announcements appear [DCI-xlt]
    • EOS 5D Mark IV body
    • EOS 5D Mark IV + 24-70 lens kit
    • EOS 5D Mark IV + 24-105 lens kit
    • Battery Grip BG-E20
    • Wi-Fi adapter W-E1
    • 7D Mark II + 18-135 USM lens kit
    • 7D Mark II + W-E1
    • EF24-105mm F4L IS II USM
    • EF16-35mm F2.8L III USM
  • --
  • The plot thickens ... several comments assure me that the pic -is- real.
    • Time to get working on a photo of my 5Ds... ;-)
  • 15th The 'image of a camera' below is likely a fake - at PR they have comments from the person who photoshopped it ;-)
    • Just when I was fearing that the art of faking unannounced products was a dying art...
  • 12th A few more specs appear [CR]
  • 7fps / WiFi / GPS / 422 / 8bit 500mbps MJPEG
  • 10th Thanks to the anonymous sender of this image of a camera ;-)
  • Note the different prism bump (for GPS/WiFi I expect) and the change in name model label.
  • This goes with the suggestion that there has been a re-jig of port layout.
  • --
  • A few more possible specs push the 5D4 to 30MP... [CR]
    • 30mp, Compact Flash/SD Card Slots
      24/30fps @ 4K, 60fps @ 1080, 120fps @ 720
      USB 3, Cable release port moved to the front of the camera where the “Mark XX” badge was.
      A lot more touchscreen functionality than the EOS-1D X Mark II
      Other ergonomic changes, such as a new “locking switch” on the rear of the camera.
  • A photo should be doing the rounds by the time I get up in the morning - but I'm working away, so updates may be delayed
  • 9th Info about the 5D4 is still thin on the ground - There is a suggestion [CR] that the body price will be somewhat lower than the 5D3 came in at, and that we'll see two kit otions, one with the new 24-105 mk2 and one with the f4 24-70.
    • I expect some leaked documentation to appear within a couple of weeks of the launch, and maybe a box photo or some more distinct shots of it being tested...
  • --
  • If you're looking for a printer to print your new 5D mk4 photos, I've just finished a very long review of Canon's PRO-2000 printer - this follows on from my recent PRO-1000 review
  • 3rd Canon have a 'fivegraphy' event in Japan on the 27th, celebrating the EOS 5D range. [Goog xlt]
  • I wonder what else they might be including...
  • The image from the page (with shadows opened out a bit) shows a camera with a different bump on top at the end.
  • Is it the old 5D or have they sneaked in the mk4?

Canon 5 series cameras


  • 30th In 'not real news', several sites are creating product pages for the 5D mk4, which would be why we have posts on this page going back to 2011...
  • I'd suggest that our 2011 ones are about as relevant for 5D4 details as those empty product pages popping up recently ;-)
    • And yes, we have had a 5D mk5 page for some time ;-)
  • 27th Solid leaks for the 5D4 are still lacking. A 'retail source' suggests [CR] that the camera will be 30MP - somewhat higher than the 'currently popular' 26/28MP.
    • We're close enough to a launch that some large suppliers will have been given briefings, but only at very senior levels in the company, and then on pain of nasty things happening to their business, if they tell anyone ;-)
  • 21st A good date for the 5D4? Thursday the 25th of August... [CR] expects a 24-105 f4L IS mk2 to appear with it.
  • --
  • I was kindly sent some screen grabs from a US TV show where there are a couple of Canon DSLRs being used for close shots, mounted on a golf cart. It seems that the footage from these cameras looked just a bit too good for a 5D3.
  • I've no idea about the show, "America's Got Talent" or how good footage you really need to show whether it does...
  • However, here are crops from the screen shots I was sent [thanks]

Canon 5D4 seen on TV 1


Canon 5D4 seen on TV 2


Canon 5D4 seen on TV 3

  • 20th The flow of info about the 5D mk4 seems to be about to start.
  • The speed an 'it will have something new' rumour went round yesterday shows the level of interest (or desperation to fill page space ;-)
    • OK, I'll bite ... I'm hoping to see a proper RAW based RGB histogram, accurate clipping indication and a usable ETTR exposure mode.
    • I suspect it could be rolled out elsewhere as a firmware update, where I would find it of great use with my 5Ds...
  • For more 'real' info, I'm testing the Laowa 12mm f/2.8 lens on my 5Ds and it is rather good - see a sample pic on the lens rumour page.
  • UPDATE - see full 12mm review
  • 14th Is this the 5D4 on its way? An Indonesian certification authority mentions a new Canon camera manufactured in Japan, with WiFi and GPS [DCI via Goog xlt]
    • Canon registration contents
      - Equipment: Digital camera
      - Model name: Canon DS126601
      - Manufacturing: Japan
      - Date: July 1, 2016
  • Could be something else, but we're in the right timeframe for the 5D mk4
  • canon ds126601
  • 11th A 5D4 'spec list' seems to be doing the rounds - no idea of the source. Looks generally plausible...
  • 28MP, 9fps, 4k video etc etc ;-)
  • See the full list [CR]
  • 5th It's suggested that the 5D4 will have a CFast 2.0 slot and a SDXC UHS-II slot [CR]
  • Seems reasonable if you want to shoot 4k video


  • 15th A new patent for a 24-105mm F4 lens appears [EG-xlt] most likely the Mk2 version to appear with the 5D mk4 this summer - deatils on the main lens page
  • 8th A photo from a video shoot might show (only just) the 5D mk4. Read the background to the photo at [EHD]

canon 5D4

  • 3rd One from the numerology department? - it was pointed out to us that there is a space for a 5th camera on the UK Canon pro dslr page. The corresponding 'enhusiast' page fills the row with 4.
    • Yes folks, there really is that little info about any new 5D series camera yet...


  • 22nd Strong suggestions that the 5D4 is out for testing and that it will have 4k video [CR]
  • 13th It seems that the 32MP rumour has been circulating for a few days -
    • A reminder about the important note at the top of the page...
    • and another to myself to treat anonymised emails with suitable amounts of scepticism... ;-)
    • Sites and sources unwilling to say who they really are should always get extra large pinches of salt.
  • 12th We're sent a suggestion that the 5D4 will be "32MP with a 24MP mode" and be shown at Photokina.
    • From an unknown source, supposedly via a Canon contact. I note that most wishlists and the like (aka rumoured 5D4 specs) put the MP at a more reasonable ~24MP.
    • 32MP isn't actually that much higher, and given the ability of the 5Ds to shoot at a reasonable rate, it's not beyond capabilities.


  • 27th Whilst still with a whiff of 'wish list' about them, some plausible specifications for the 5D4 appear [CR]
  • 24.2MP Sensor | 61 AF Points (41 crosstype) | DIGIC 7+ (Single) |7fps | ISO 100-51,200 (expandable options)
    3.2″ touchscreen LCD | CFast/SD card slots | Wifi | GPS built-in | BG-E20 battery grip | LP-E20 battery
    Slight weight reduction
  • 22nd It seems the 5D4 might have a different design of battery grip [CR]
    • Nothing much new has appeared for a while now, so I'm moving the 5D4 to the August 'slot' and the 6D 2 back to 2017. The March 5D3 shortages seem to have amounted to not a lot, so still no imminent announcement...
  • 4th A few more hints about the 5D4 - 4k video, WiFi, GPS and touchscreen [CR]
    • So, what to make of this? It doesn't contradict anything I've been told (which is frankly not a lot).
    • There will by now be quite a market waiting for the 5D4, since by Photokina (20th Sept.) the 5D mk3 will have been round longer than any other Canon DSLR apart from the 7D (not exact but see the timeline below).
    • As ever, read the note to new visitors at the top of the page...
    • I see some sites still going in for the 'We said this first' contest. That old saying [WP] about monkeys, typewriters and Shakespeare springs to mind... ;-)
  • 2nd The upcoming camera is likely the 5D4 - not 5DX. Still no real sign of an impending announcement, so maybe the August slot for Photokina [CR]


  • 19th The 'not until the 1D X mk2 is shipping' line continues [CR] along with the suggestion that 5D4 video performance will exceed the 1D X 2
  • 4th In info that suggests a 5D4 is on its way, several dealers have suggested [CR] that the delivery times for the 5D3 have stretched in the way that often happens a month or two before an announcement.
    • I often mention the change in the nature of rumours that takes place when something becomes a bit more 'real'. This is such a thing and I suspect people may well have a 5D4 in their hands by June. If so, then I'm hoping to see some distinctly better quality 5D3 replacement rumours by the end of the month ;-)
  • 3rd A 'there will be a 6D2 instead of a 5D4' rumour seems to be doing the rounds.
    • When I get sent several links using obfucsated email addresses, you can bet it's probably just made up to stir the pot and generate traffic somewhere ;-)


  • 28th Lots of sites taking bits of rumours and conflating them with 'certainty' about the 5D 4 (or 5D X) - All worthy of the cr1 rating they get at [CR]
    • Still no signs yet of that distinct change in rumour detail/quality that you get not long before a real announcement.
  • 26th Yes it really is the first 5D4 mention of the year (of note). With a suggestion that there won't be anything until after the 1D X mk2 ships in April/May and that there will be a 4k video model [CR]
    • In what I consider just hanging on a bit too long, one comment suggested that it would actually appear in what was the August pre-photokina announcement slot. I'm expecting that one as far more likely for something to replace the 6D/100D.

2015 December

  • 17th Hints of a March arrival for the 5D4? [CR]
    • There is also mention of a potential 5Ds update a bit sooner than might be thought - See 5Ds mk2 page for more general coverage of what I still expect to be a 2017/8 camera.
    • At the moment I can see no good reason whatsoever to hurry the update of the 5Ds?


  • 27th Lots more 'early next year' rumours going round and 24MP seems the latest preferred sensor size and probably not 4k video.
  • 17th Still no really firm information on any 5D mk4, but there is a suggestion that the camera may get a touch screen or folding screen or neither at [CR]
  • Here's the latest view of the Canon timeline - lots of things could be updated...
  Sensor  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
- - - - 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
Flagship Full       1Ds 1Ds Mk II 1Ds Mk III 1D X 1DX II
APS-H     1D 1D Mk II 1D IIn 1D Mk III 1D Mk IV              
Video                             1D C            
High Full                               5Ds/5Ds R        
            5D 5D Mk II 5D Mk III 5D Mk4
APS-C                     7D 7D Mk II        
'Better'  Full                             6D          
APS-C D30 D60 10D 20D 30D 40D 50D 60D 70D 80D        
Mid APS-C         300D
Kiss Digital
Rebel XT
Kiss N
Kiss X
Micro APS-C                           100D SL1 X7          
Entry APS-C                   1000D Rbl XS Kiss F 1100D Rebel T3 X50 1200D T5 X70 1300D T6        
APS-C                                     M5
                            M M2 M3        

Note: dates start in announcement quarter, not shipping dates.

Video capable 4k | Digic | Digic 2 | Digic 3 dual | Digic 4 dual | Digic 5 dual | Digic 6 dual | Digic 7 dual


  • 29th Keep an eye out for links to an Italian 'news clickbait' site which seems to have dredged up some of the earlier rumours from this year about a 5D4 and a 5D4c for video
    • "Canon EOS 5D Mark IV will have a 28mp full frame sensor, 12 fps, Dual Pixel autofocus system AF III, crop mode (or clipping) to 1.3x, to simulate the sensor size of the EOS 1D old series, or 1.6x , to simulate the size of Canon's APS-C sensor, anti-technology flickr; sensitivity from 100 to 204.800iso, 409,600 in extended mode.
      Canon EOS 5D Mark IV c: 18MP full frame sensor, very useful for optimizing the performance at high ISO and burst. Dual Pixel III AF autofocus system with 61 points of focus, ISO sensitivity from 100 to 204,800, 4k video.
  • If you really must click then turn the sound down first
  • /canon-5d-mark-iv-e-ivc-uscita-caratteristiche-e-news/


  • 20th So, there will be a replacement for the 5D mk3... that much the rumours seem agreed on.
  • However, the timing seems to be fluctuating between dates in September/October and 'not until next year'.
  • With no August announcement for the 1D X mk2 I'd suggest the 5D4 (or X if you are an avid DPReview forum follower) is becoming more of a 2016 product.
  • I'd put a side bet on an October announcement and shipping by the start of December in small quantities.
  • Truth is, I'm afraid I've seen nothing convincing one way or the other for a while.
    • I'm currently rewriting/reformatting this whole site from scratch (a vast job, hundreds of pages to go...), and had to look at some of the rumour archives covering the last ten years. It seems that rumours were never that reliable (surely not! :-) ), but there is a consistent change in the variety and range of rumour sources once you get to 3-4 weeks out from a product launch.
    • Canon stuff doesn't often leak out anyway, and in fact, never did that much.
    • As sales continue to decline, I'm expecting replacement cycles to be waiting more for real advances in technologies.
    • I'm expecting to still have some rumour pages running when the 5Ds is replaced, but what the state of the DSLR market will be like then is a big unknown.
  • 14th The 5D X trundles on at DPR
  • 6th The 5D X stuff is being repeated widely - watch out for non attributed versions being picked up by sites, and subsequently being picked up elsewhere as 'proof' of the original rumours.
    • All good fun - and a good sign that a lot of people are looking for a 5D mk4.
    • I'll be writing up more about the 5Ds before long (it gets even better for my work as I get used to it), but I'm minded to suggest that it is -not- the update many 5D3 users are looking for. It's more than 'just' a big sensor in a 5D3, but I'd suspect that the 5D4 (X) will be a lot more generally useful, unless you are into big prints.
  • 5th Another mention of the 5D3 replacement [DPR] still calling it a 5DX and putting an announcement (along with the 1D X mk2) around the US Photoplus show in October.
    • Nothing else backs this up at the moment, so keep the usual big pinch of salt ready.


  • 17th The 5D4 has been referred to as a 5D X a few times of late - this seems to come from a DPreview forum post some time ago.
  • See a mention at [PB] 28MP
    • If you follow rumours for any time, you' may see the same things popping up in cycles. Sometimes it's the same rumour, recycled. It takes a week or two's gap and an unnattributed mention and it starts up again ;-)
    • Interesting to see the 5D X name though...
  • 12th A report (thanks) of 5D4 testing, where there is still a mix between 18 and 24MP. 24MP is the likely final outcome, with the lower MP sensor testing AF speed and buffer management issues (less than 8FPS is the likely shooting speed)
    • If this is so, then it suggest that the 5D4 launch is still some way off?


  • 13th There has been little talk of the 5D4 of late, so take the latest [CR] with suitable care.
    • 5D Mark IV after EOS-1D X Mark II
    • Q1 2016 shiping
    • 4K video
    • New Flash system for 1D X II and 5D4
    • Sensors - 18MP to 28MP options
    • 5DS / EOS 5DS R model split might apply to 5D4
    • New DIGIC processor
  • So what's been mentioned in the past?
  • 18MP - April and Feb | 4k, 28MP, post 1Dx2 and flash system - March
  • All good stuff, but nothing that wouldn't make up many a 'wishlist' I've been sent.


  • 19th Indications that the 5D4 is out for testing [CR] with select photographers. No actual camera info as yet.
    • With 2016 being an Olympic year, both the Nikon D5 and Canon 1DX mk2 should be available before they start.
      Check the timeline further down the page for how old different models are, and also why a Digic 7 chip looks relatively unlikely for a bit?


  • 12th Some low MP specs sent for for the 5D4:
  • 18MP, 100-204,800 ISO, 61 AF (all cross), 12 fps, Dual CFast cards, 4K Video Capture.
    • No dates or any other useful info, so this looks to be the same as at [NC] and heavy on the wishful thinking ;-)
  • 10th A suggestion that the 5D4 will use dual readout technology, similar to the new C300 mk2 to aid video performance. [CR]


  • 14th We're told (thanks) that the 5D mk4 won't be along until later in the year, not until the 5Ds/R is shipping in reasonable numbers. Part of the timing depends on just how well it sells and to whom - 5D3 sales in Europe have been holding up well, which might push the 5D4 back beyond the update of the 1D X.
  • This may or may not fit in with info (thanks) from the far east, that the 5D4 is due in August/September and would come in at 28MP, 9fps and with 4k video. Both the 5D4 and 1D X update would see the launch of a 'significant' advance in Canon's flash control capabilities. This would also include adapters/controllers and firmware updates for recent models to make more use of the functionality.
    • As someone who uses flash rather rarely on my ageing 1Ds3 (I don't really do 'people photography' in our business ;-), I've no idea what areas this could cover?
    • Both rumours are out beyond my normal ~3 month 'reality window', so deserve a suitable scepticism at the moment


  • 23rd Is the camera mentioned yesterday the 5D C mentioned earlier this month [5th]
  • 22nd Some specs [CR] that may reflect a 5D style camera out for testing.
    • 18MP Full Frame CMOS
      ISO 100-204,800
      61 AF Points (all cross type)
      12 fps
      Dual CFast cards
      4K Video
      • Watch for this one and variations doing the rounds, gaining in certainty as it moves from site to site ;-)
  • 14th A quick reminder of the Canon timeline - sometimes useful when wondering what's next... [moved up the page in November]
  • 8th If more evidence that the 5Ds is 'not the 5Dmk4 you are looking for' was needed, we're told that its sensor has been specifically tuned for low ISO performance, dropping off markedly at the higher settings. See the 5Ds page for more.
  • 5th In a more 'out there' rumour (thanks) we're told that the 'general purpose' 5D4 will come along with 5D C specialist video DSLR. 1D C sales have not been good enough to get the return on development of a new version.
    • I've no idea about this one, since video on DSLRs just has no place in any of my work? Any comment welcome.
  • 1st More 5Ds and 5Ds R details emerge. This isn't the 5D mk4.


  • 30th Some possible 5Ds details appear - 50.2MP and two versions (with and without AA filter).
  • With this news, many looking for the next 5D may wonder where the line is going, however we've just been told [thanks] that the 5D mark 4 will be announced in August, where it will feature much improved video and stills performance, and a 'modest' increase in MP.
    • As ever, take a pinch of salt with all rumours for more than a few months away.
  • At [CR] there is some more info about a potential 5D4 that:
    • "...will focus on being a lowlight event and sports type of camera with good enough image quality for pretty much anything else you throw at it. The camera could also be the next Canon DSLR to get 4K video recording, along with new video features."
  • 9th Three versions of a new 5D are suggested [CR] an updated 5D4 and two 5Ds models with and without AA filtering, at ~53MP

2014 December

  • 30th With a rumoured high MP DSLR from Canon (main rumour page) I note that at [CR] they have been told that the camera could be the 5D mk4, which could also fit in with suggestions that the 6D2 will move upmarket.


  • 22nd We can close up the rumour pages - the Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators and Camera Prophet Extraordinary, the great Krockwell has spoken and the 5D4 will be launched on March 17th 2015
    • Don't rush to check if you see this appearing elsewhere though, it's a boilerplate spacefiller page with ads ;-)
  • 6th In a dealer sourced rumour [thanks], we're again told that the 5D mk4 is due for launch at the start of February (in time for CP+ 12th-15th) along with 'another Canon Pro DSLR' around the same time.
    • I'd note that Canon tends to only launch one major camera at a time, and if there is to be a high end DSLR, such as a 1D X mk2, I'd have thought it would be announced before a 5D4?
    • Perhaps time for the EOS 3D again? (one of our longest running rumours ;-)
    • BTW, that modular Canon camera that was mentioned - we had pics in 2008 - see below


  • 17th In Germany it seems that Calumet aren't expecting the 5D4 this year, since with an offer on the mk3 until the end of August, they are guaranteeing to buy back your 5D3 if a 5D4 appears. [Thanks for the pic!]

5d3 buyback guaratee


  • 23rd A product advisory is issued in the US for the 5D3, relating to the LCD light leak issue [5D3 page]
  • 21st Both the 5D4 and 1D X mk2 are to be announced January/February of next year, we're told (thanks).
  • The 1D X mk2 will be announced fiirst (potentially later this year), but will ship later.
  • Both will incorporate significant advances in sensor design, which mean that there will be no high MP '3D' class body this year.
    • The info suggested that this was what was being tested in the studios we heard about last month, and that elements of it woud appear in the upcoming 7D mk2, but that the real advance would not be seen until next year.

2014 March

2013 February

  • 15th All we've heard of late is that there won't be a new FF camera shipping in 2013 from Canon

2012 December

  • 22nd The favourite higher spec camera rumours at the moment are for something to compete with the D800 to appear in 2013.


  • 21st In what will become a long thread, I note a 5D4 'discussion' on POTN
  • 1st 5d mk3 rumours finally look entirely real:
    • 22.3 Megapixel Full Frame CMOS sensor
    • DiG!C 5+ Image Processor
    • ISO 100-25600 (expandable to L:50 H1:51200, H2: 102400
    • Full HD Movie (ISO 100-12800 (H:25600)
    • 61-point high-density reticular AF (up to 41 crosstype points)
    • 6.0 fps for high continuous shooting
    • Intelligent viewfinder with approx. 100% coverage
    • 3.2-type, ~1.04m dot (3:2 wide) Clear View LCD II
    • iFCL metering with 63-zone dual-layer sensor
    • Shutter durability of 150,000 cycles
    • Silent & low vibration modes
    • Dual card slots (CF & SD)
    • High Dynamic Range (HDR) Mode
    • Multiple Exposures
    • Comparative Playback function
    • Improved durability and water and dust resistance
    • Min Shutter Speed – 30 sec
    • Max Shutter Speed – 1/8000 sec
    • Connectivity – USB 2, HDMI, Mic Input, Wireless (optional)
  • OK, what about some 5D Mk4 specs?
    • 2015 Announcement, 4k video, 30+MP, Digic 7 - will still be a proper DSLR with mirror ;-)

2012 February

  • 21st Still no 5D3, although the 2nd of March seems a popular date for launch guestimates at the moment...

2011 August

  • 19th Still no 1Ds4, so the 5D3 is (IMHO) a 2012 camera - 2012 is a Photokina year and if you look at the timeline below, there are plenty of cameras that could be up for replacement.

new modular camera system

  Sensor  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
- - - - 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
Flagship Full       1Ds 1Ds Mk II 1Ds Mk III 1D X 1DX II
APS-H     1D 1D Mk II 1D IIn 1D Mk III 1D Mk IV              
Video                             1D C            
High Full                               5Ds/5Ds R        
            5D 5D Mk II 5D Mk III 5D Mk4
APS-C                     7D 7D Mk II        
'Better'  Full                             6D          
APS-C D30 D60 10D 20D 30D 40D 50D 60D 70D 80D        
Mid APS-C         300D
Kiss Digital
Rebel XT
Kiss N
Kiss X
Micro APS-C                           100D SL1 X7          
Entry APS-C                   1000D Rbl XS Kiss F 1100D Rebel T3 X50 1200D T5 X70 1300D T6        
APS-C                                     M5
                            M M2 M3        

Note: dates start in announcement quarter, not shipping dates.

Video capable 4k | Digic | Digic 2 | Digic 3 dual | Digic 4 dual | Digic 5 dual | Digic 6 dual | Digic 7 dual

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What does the 5D Mk3 replacement have to beat?

5D mk3 specs
MSRP Body only: $3499, €3299, £2999 with 24-105mm: $4299
Body type
Body type Mid-size SLR
Body material Magnesium alloy
Max resolution 5760 x 3840
Other resolutions 3840 x 2560, 2880 x 1920, 1920 x 1280, 720 x 480
Image ratio w:h 3:2
Effective pixels 22.3 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 23.4 megapixels
Sensor size Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Processor Digic 5+
Color space sRGB,Adobe RGB
Color filter array RGB Color Filter Array
ISO Auto, 100 - 25600 in 1/3 stops, plus 50, 51200, 102400 as option
White balance presets 6
Custom white balance Yes (1)
Image stabilization No
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, Normal
File format
  • JPEG (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant)
  • Design rule for Camera File system (2.0)
  • RAW: RAW, sRAW1, sRAW2 (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition)
  • Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
Optics & Focus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lamp by optional dedicated Speedlite
Digital zoom No
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points 61
Lens mount Canon EF mount
Focal length multiplier
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3.2"
Screen dots 1,040,000
Touch screen No
Screen type Clear View II TFT LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 100 %
Viewfinder magnification 0.71×
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Auto+
  • Program AE
  • Shutter priority AE
  • Aperture priority AE
  • Manual (Stills and Movie)
  • Custom (x3)
Built-in flash No
External flash Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)
Continuous drive Yes (6 fps)
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
Exposure compensation ±5 EV (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±3 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
WB Bracketing Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Videography features
  • H.264
Microphone Mono
Speaker Mono
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps fps), 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (25, 30 fps)
Videography notes 1080 and 720 intra or inter frame, 480 inter frame
Storage types Compact Flash Type I (UDMA compatible), SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage included None
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (HDMI mini)
Wireless Optional
Remote control Yes (Remote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5, Remote Controller RC-6)
Environmentally sealed Yes
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 950
Weight (inc. batteries) 950 g (2.09 lb / 33.51 oz)
Dimensions 152 x 116 x 76 mm (5.98 x 4.57 x 2.99")
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording Yes (by cable and PC)
GPS Optional
GPS notes With optional GP-E2 unit

The 5D mk 2 specs

Here are the Old 5D specs for those of you who have forgotten :-)

eos 5d cut away viewThe EOS 5D's full-frame CMOS sensor records 4,368 x 2,912 pixels-that's 12.8 Megapixels, larger than many other companies' top-of-the-line sensors. The same size as a 35mm image on a traditional camera, the sensor operates without a conversion factor. This is perfect for taking advantage of the spectacular optics in Canon's L-series, and will be a joy for wide-angle enthusiasts who can make the most of their wide-angle lenses. This new CMOS sensor, designed in-house by Canon, provides smooth, high-resolution images similar to the EOS-1Ds Mark II but in a more compact body. Two automatic noise reduction features maximize the effectiveness of the EOS 5D's on-chip noise reduction. Noise reduction can be activated when noise is detected or it will simply come into play on any exposure of 1 second or longer.

DIGIC II Image Processor 3.0 fps for up to 60 consecutive JPEG or 17 RAW frames in a burst.
The EOS 5D's new 12.8 Megapixel sensor is driven by the revolutionary DIGIC II Image Processor for unprecedented performance and image quality. Thanks to the DIGIC II Image Processor, the EOS 5D is capable of shooting up to 3 frames-per-second for up to 60 JPEG or 17 RAW images. The information captured by the sensor is processed and assembled into images of exceptional clarity and resolution. Photographers can expect precise, natural colours, spot-on white balance and speed in any number of lighting situations. By handling larger volumes of image data, the DIGIC II Image Processor also contributes to lower power consumption: photographers will discover that they can shoot all day with the EOS 5D without having to change the battery!

eos 5d rear viewAdvanced 9-point AF with 6 additional Supplemental points
In addition to 9 different AF points for locking focus on subjects, even if they are not in the center of the composition, the EOS 5D features 6 Supplemental points around the center AF point which help to ensure an even greater degree of focus accuracy when tracking a moving subject. This feature is significant for sports photographers, as well as anyone who needs to keep focus locked on an unpredictable subject. The Supplemental AF points are not displayed in the viewfinder, and they cannot be manually selected. However, they are used in AI Servo AF mode when the EOS 5D is set for automatic focusing point selection, and also when the center focusing point is selected together with Custom Function 17-1.

New high-speed durable shutter
The EOS 5D boasts a newly developed, high-speed and durable shutter unit that was designed to meet the demanding requirements of a full frame sensor in a relatively compact body. With a top shutter speed of 1/8000 sec. and with a remarkable 100,000-cycle shutter life, it truly is a camera built to professional standards.

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