Canon has released details of the latest addition to the legendary EOS 5D family, the 30.4-megapixel EOS 5D Mark IV.


 Angled view of the EOS 5D Mark IV with the new EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II lens. (Source: Canon.)

The long-awaited successor to the EOS 5D Mark III, the new camera is marginally smaller and lighter than its predecessor and justifiably claimed as ‘the most versatile EOS model yet’. As well as offering higher resolution than its predecessor, it also supports cinematic 4K movie recording (4096 x 2160 at 30/25/24 fps) and includes built-in Wi-Fi and GPS. A new Dual Pixel RAW file format, premiered in the 5D Mark IV, allows photographers to fine-tune images in post-production by adjusting or correcting the point of sharpness, shifting the foreground bokeh or reducing image ghosting.

Features handed down from the EOS-1D X Mark II include the DIGIC 6+ processor chip, which supports native ISO sensitivities from 100 to 32000 with expansion down to ISO 50 and up to ISO 102400 as well as continuous shooting at up to seven frames/second.  The 5D IV uses the same 61-point AF system as the professional camera, with 41 cross-type AF points covering an expanded sensor area and the ability to use extenders with all telephoto lenses for f/8 AF with all 61 points, including 21 cross type for higher precision.

Dual CF and SD memory card slots support the latest high-speed, high-capacity memory cards (although not UHS-II SDHC/SDXC cards).

Check out our detailed Canon EOS 5D Mark IV  FIRST LOOK article for more information on the new camera.  [UPDATE:  See test results and ratings]

Tune in here at 2pm, 25 August and watch a live stream unboxing and overview of the new EOS 5D Mark IV.

Canon will also stream a live Q&A at 6:00pm EST on Wednesday, 30 August. For further information visit Canon.