Canon 5D Mark IV Resources, Specs & FAQs (2024)

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By Alex Jones

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Canon 5D Mark IV is a professional and powerful DSLR Camera with many premium features. Today, I will share mine and the User Experience along with the appropriate Resources.

Let’s Begin. 

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Key Specs

  • 30.4MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor 
  • DIGIC 6+ Image Processor 
  • 3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor 
  • DCI 4K Video at 30 fps 
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF 
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Movie Servo AF 
  • 7 fps Shooting
  • Built-In GPS, Wi-Fi with NFC

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Canon 5D Mark IV Sample Images

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EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
160.0mm · ƒ/9.0 · 1/125s · ISO 400 ↯
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35.0mm · ƒ/1.4 · 1/500s · ISO 500
woman & cat Sample Image by Canon 5d Mark IV
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85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art 016
85.0mm · ƒ/2.2 · 1/500s · ISO 160
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EF50mm f/1.2L USM
50.0mm · ƒ/2.2 · 1/250s · ISO 125

Canon 5D Mark IV FAQs

Below, I have answered some common questions about the 5D Mark IV.

Is Canon 5D Mark IV Mirrorless? 

No, 5D Mark IV is a Full-Frame DSLR Camera. It does not work on Mirrorless Mechanism. 

Is Canon 5D Mark IV Full-Frame?

Yes, 5D Mark IV is a Full-Frame DSLR Camera. It comes with a 30.4 MegaPixel Full-Frame CMOS Sensor. 

Is Canon 5D Mark IV good for Photography? 

Yes, 5D Mark IV is an excellent camera for Photography. It features a brilliant 30.4 Megapixel Full-Frame CMOS Sensor that enhances the image quality to the fullest. 5D Mark IV is a professional DSLR camera with Fast AutoFocus, Great Low Light Performance, and Extra-Ordinary capabilities. 

Is Canon 5D Mark IV suitable for beginners? 

Canon 5D Mark IV is a great camera overall, but I would not recommend this to beginners. It has a learning curve that beginners might feel hard to learn. Also, it is a powerful camera and requires experience to use and understand the actual capabilities. 

Is Canon 5D Mark IV better than Mark III? 

Yes, Canon 5D Mark IV is a better camera than Mark III. It has a better resolution sensor and an upgraded processor, making it an excellent choice for photographers. The upgrades in Mark IV are better and make it a worthy investment for people looking to change their current camera. 

Does Canon 5D Mark IV shoot 4K? 

Yes, 5D Mark IV can shoot 4K videos. It can shoot ultra H.D. 4K Videos at up to 30 frames per second. 

Is Canon 5D Mark IV good for video? 

Yes, 5D Mark IV is a good camera for photos and videos. It is designed so that photographers love to use it primarily for Photography.

What Lenses Fit Canon 5D Mark IV?

You can use EF-Mount lenses with Canon 5D Mark IV. 

How old is the Canon 5D Mark IV? 

5D Mark IV was initially launched in September 2016 after being announced on 25 August 2016. 

Can you live stream with Canon 5D Mark IV? 

Yes, You can run a full-fledged high-quality live stream using 5D Mark IV. 

Can You Use R.F. Lenses On 5D Mark IV? 

No, 5D Mark IV cannot fit an RF Mount Lens. You should try looking out for E.F. Lenses. 

Is Canon 5D Mark IV Waterproof?

No, 5D Mark IV is not a waterproof camera. It comes with a weather-sealed body that prevents dust from entering the camera’s body. 

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Canon 5D Mark IV Specs

Image Specification

Lens MountCanon EF
Sensor ResolutionActual: 31.7 Megapixel
Effective: 30.4 Megapixel (6720 x 4480)
Sensor Type36 x 24 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
Image StabilizationNone
Mirror Lock-UpYes
Capture TypeStills & Video

Exposure Specification

Shutter TypeElectronic Shutter, Mechanical Focal Plane Shutter
Shutter SpeedElectronic Front Curtain Shutter
1/8000 to 30 Seconds
Bulb/Time ModeBulb Mode
ISO SensitivityPhoto
100 to 32,000 in Auto Mode (Extended: 50 to 102,400)
100 to 32,000 in Auto Mode
Metering MethodEvaluative, Partial, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation-5 to +5 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Metering Range0 to 20 EV
White BalancePresets: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (White), Shade, Tungsten
Continuous ShootingUp to 7 fps at 30 MP for up to 21 Frames (Raw) / Unlimited Frames (JPEG)
Interval RecordingYes
Self-Timer2/10-Second Delay

Still Image Specification

Image Sizes3:2 Raw / 4:3 Raw / 16:9 Raw / 1:1 Raw / 3:2 JPEG / 4:3 JPEG / 16:9 JPEG / 1:1 JPEG
Aspect Ratio1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image File FormatJPEG, Raw
Bit Depth14-Bit

Internal Video Specs

Recording ModesM-JPEG 4:2:2 8-Bit
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 23.98p/24.00p/29.97p [500 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 59.94p [180 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.98p/24.00p/29.97p [90 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 59.94p [60 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.98p/24.00p/29.97p [30 Mb/s]
HD (1280 x 720) at 119.88p [160 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 59.94p [60 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.98p/24.00p/29.97p [30 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 29.97p [12 Mb/s]
Recording LimitUp to 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds for DCI 4K (4096 x 2160)
Video SystemNTSC/PAL
Built-In Microphone TypeMono
Audio RecordingMP4: AAC Audio

External Video Capture

External Recording ModesHDMI
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 59.94p
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.98p/24.00p/29.97p
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 29.97p
HD (1280 x 720) at 119.88p
IP StreamingNone

Interface Specs

Media/Memory Card SlotSlot 1: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
Slot 2: CompactFlash (UDMA 7)
Video I/O1 x Mini-HDMI Output
Audio I/O1 x 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
1 x 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Other I/O1 x Canon N3 Control Input
1 x USB Micro-B (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1) Data Output
1 x PC Sync Socket Input
Power I/ONone
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS

Monitor Specs

Resolution1,620,000 Dot
Display TypeFixed Touchscreen LCD
Secondary DisplayTop: Status Display

Viewfinder Specs

TypeOptical (Pentaprism)
EyePoint21 mm
MagnificationApprox. 0.71x
Diopter Adjustment-3 to +1

Focus Specs

Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus ModeContinuous-Servo AF, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus PointsPhase Detection: 61 (41 Cross-Type)
Autofocus Sensitivity-3 to +18 EV

Flash Specs

Built-In FlashNo
Maximum Sync Speed1/200 Second
Flash Compensation-3 to +3 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash SystemeTTL
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe, PC Terminal

General Specs

Battery Type1 x LP-E6N Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1865 mAh
Accessory Mount1 x Hot Shoe Mount
Material of ConstructionMagnesium Alloy
Dimensions (W x H x D)5.9 x 4.6 x 3″ / 150.7 x 116.4 x 75.9 mm
Weight1.76 lb / 800 g (Body Only)

About Author

Alex is the Founder of Capture Arena and has been in Photography for the last eight years. He writes in-depth Photography Guides and Tips to help photographers take better photos.

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