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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews of Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and screen. The image quality and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the flash and storage, and there are mixed opinions on the size and portability.

performance, usability, image quality, screen, durability

price, storage, flash

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Mike Lowe (

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV review: The 30-megapixel monster


Canon has stepped things up a gear in recent years by leading with higher-resolution DSLR cameras. It had long been said that the 24-megapixel mark would be the company's limit until lenses could make the best of the capture resolution - a concept that...

Autofocus system rarely bettered in viewfinder or screen-based use, image quality is solid, clever Dual Pixel RAW re-focus, touchscreen works well

No vari-angle LCD screen, no light-up buttons, the 30MP sensor might be too high-res for some, 4K video has limited file types, expensive

It's been four years since the 5D Mk III hit the market, so has the Mark IV version been worth the wait? Absolutely.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Phil Hall (

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV review


Performance, at a price

Touchscreen interface ; Advanced AF system ; Excellent sensor performance ; Connectivity

Expensive compared to rivals ; ISO range hasn't increased ; 4K video options limited

if you can justify the outlay, then the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV has to be one of the most well-rounded and complete DSLRs we've seen. Suited to a range of subjects, from landscapes to sports and wildlife, it'll perform superbly in any situation.

Sep, 2016

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Amy Davies (

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV


Canon's 5D Mark IV is a top performer - but you'll be paying a premium for it. Top-notch images are promised from this camera, which will be all too familiar to existing users of the 5D Mark III or 5D Mark II.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: (

Canon EOS 5D mark IV review


The king is dead, long live the king - Canon's latest 5D is a real champion

Genuine improvements like touchscreen control ; Dual pixel RAW is incredible (when it works) ; Fantastic video and still photo quality

New features mean a higher debut price ; Some bugs to iron out in dual pixel RAW

Canon does it again with a 5D camera to be proud of. The Mark IV builds on the heritage of previous models and brings new improvements that make it simply superb.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Mark Peters (

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV


Canon EOS 5D Mark IV digital SLR camera : Canon is proud to announce the EOS 5D Mark IV D-SLR camera, the next generation of the popular and versatile 5D series of Canon professional cameras. Building on this legendary legacy, the 5D Mark IV body...

The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV digital SLR camera is currently scheduled to be available in early September 2016 for an estimated retail price of $3,499.00 for the body only. The 5D Mark 4 will also be sold as part of body-and-lens kits with the EF24-70mm...

Aug, 2016

Highly Recommended

Expert review by: Joshua Waller (

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Expert Review


We review the new Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, with a 30 megapixel full-frame sensor and 4K video recording, could this be the best DSLR from Canon yet?

The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV introduces a new 30.4-megapixel full-frame sensor, with dual-pixels, which can be used for quicker AF, as well as Canon's new "Dual Pixel Raw Optimizer" for fine adjustment of raw files after you've taken the shot. 4K CINE...

Oct, 2016

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by: David Elrich (

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV review


For an all-around camera, the 5D Mark IV can handle just about anything you throw at it.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Bryan Carnathan (

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV


The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV boasts a huge array of high end features, including a 30 megapixel full frame CMOS imaging sensor and Canon's latest AF system, for a significantly lower price than Canon's current 1-Series model.This value and versatility, as...

My expectations were that the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV was going to be at least as wildly successful as its predecessors were, but that expectation was not very hard to realize.The Canon EOS 5-series cameras have become synonymous with value and...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Michael Palmer (

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV


UPDATE: for first impressions and lots of sample images, check out Hands On: Ballooning with the Canon EOS Mark IV over in the Darkroom.

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (

The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV pro dSLR brings 4K video, GPS and more


It's been a whopping four years since Canon first shipped its full-frame EOS 5D Mark III dSLR, a popular model for professional photographers who don't need the speed of a model the size of, say, a 1D X Mark II. And even then the 5DM3 wasn't a huge...

Aug, 2016

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:AAC
Audio system:Mono
Built-In Microphone: Yes


Battery level indicator: Yes
Battery life (CIPA standard):900
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:LP-E6N
Power source type:Battery


Brightness adjustment: Yes
Camera file system:DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.3
Camera playback:Highlights, Movie, Single image
Diopter adjustment (D-D):-3 - 1
Dioptre correction: Yes
Direct printing: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Histogram: Yes
Image editing:Crop, Resizing, Rotating
Live view: Yes
Orientation sensor: Yes
Photo effects:black&white
Playback modes:Next, Previous, Slideshow, Zoom
Playback zoom (max):10
Scene modes:Landscape, Portrait
Self-timer delay:2,10
Shooting modes:Aperture priority, Auto, Manual, Scene, Shutter priority
Tripod mountable: Yes
White Balance:auto, Cloudy, custom modes, daylight, flash, Fluorescent, Shade, Tungsten


Colour of product:Black
Dust resistant: Yes
Waterproof: Yes


Display diagonal:8.13
Display diagonal (metric):8.1
Display resolution (numeric):1620000
Field of view:100
Touchscreen: No
Vari-angle LCD display: No


External flash connector: Yes
Flash exposure compensation: Yes
Flash exposure correction:±3EV (1/3 EV step)
Flash exposure lock: Yes
Flash Modes:Auto, Manual
Flash sync-speed:1/200
Shoe mounting point: Yes
Shoe mounting point type:Hot


Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) points:61
Auto Focus (AF) points selection:Auto, Manual
Auto focusing (AF) modes:AI Focus, Multi Point Auto Focus, Servo Auto Focus
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Lens System

Lens mount interface:Canon EF

Light exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock: Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 25600, 51200, 102400
ISO sensitivity (max):32000
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 5EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Auto, Manual
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Partial, Spot


Compatible memory cards:CF, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Memory slots:2


Bluetooth: No
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Other features

USB Connectivity: Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Battery charger included: Yes
Bundled software:Digital Photo Professional 4.5 or later (RAW Image Processing), EOS Utility 3.5 (Remote Capture ), Picture Style Editor, Map Utility, EOS Lens Registration Tool, EOS Web Service Registration Tool, Canon Camera connect app (iOS/ Android)
Hand strap: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:SLR Camera Body
Image formats supported:JPG, RAW
Image sensor size (W x H):36 x 24
Maximum image resolution:6720 x 4480
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):6720x4480, 4464x2976, 3360x2240, 1696x1280, 640x480, 5952x4480, 3968x2976, 2976x2240, 1920x1280, 720x480, 6720x3776, 4464x2512, 3360x1888, 1920x1080, 720x408, 4480x4480, 2976x2976, 2240x2240, 1280x1280, 480x480, 5040x3360
Supported aspect ratios:1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Total MegaPixels:31.7

Ports & interfaces

HDMI connector type:Mini
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
USB version:3.0


Camera shutter type:Electronic
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/8000
Slowest camera shutter speed:30

System requirements

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Technical Details

Flash type:E-TTL II
Image processor:DIGIC 6+
Self-timer: Yes


HD type:4K Ultra HD
Maximum Video Resolution:4096 x 2160
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@120fps, 1920x1080@25fps, 1920x1080@30fps, 4096x2160@24fps, 4096x2160@25fps
Video formats supported:AVC, H.264, MOV, MP4, MPEG4
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,4096 x 2160


Viewfinder Type:Optical

Weight & Dimensions

Height :11.6