Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

alaTest has collected and analyzed 241 reviews of Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the durability and lens are generally positive. The image quality and usability are also appreciated, but there are mixed opinions on the shutter and image stabilizer. There are some less positive opinions about the energy efficiency and storage.

performance, usability, image quality, lens, durability

price, flash, storage, energy

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 95/100 = Excellent quality.

See all Canon Digital Cameras

Review analysis

(Based on 241 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Features

Showing 163 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews

Disclaimer:

Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 10 of 163 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (78)

Expert review by: Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

 

The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is exactly what we expected form Canon. The addition of a few new features, 4K video and a boost in performance enhance an already fantastic camera. Read more in our Full Conclusion.

Incredible image quality in all shooting modes, with easily adjustable settings and color profiles ; Very low noise relative to ISO settings throughout ISO range · Outstanding speed in both image capture and AF ; GPS and WiFi add some great...

Very large body ; 4K video requires CF UDMA7 (100MB/sec. or faster); SD UHS-I (90MB/sec. or higher) - New cards to purchase ; Screen does not tilt or swivel, which would be helpful when shooting video at difficult angles ; 3,500 is out of most price...

The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is exactly what we expected form Canon. The addition of a few new features, 4K video and a boost in performance enhance an already fantastic camera. Read more in our

May, 2017

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by: David Elrich (digitaltrends.com)

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

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

 

The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV balances resolution and shooting rate, making it an ideal camera for professional photographers.

30MP full-frame image sensor. Fast 61-point autofocus system. 7fps continuous shooting. Unlimited JPG shooting buffer. Pro-grade build. Dual Pixel AF Live View focus system. 3.2-inch touch screen. Integrated GPS and Wi-Fi. CF and SD card slots.

Cropped 4K video. Clean HDMI output is 1080p only. Dual Pixel Raw function slows camera and offers limited benefits. 4K video files are quite large. Omits in-body flash.

The EOS 5D Mark IV is a big upgrade for pro photographers invested in the Canon system. It ups the resolution, putting it in the same class with Nikon's D810, while also bettering its closest competitor in frame rate, video capture capabilities, and...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Bryan Carnathan (the-digital-picture.com)

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

Highly Recommended

Expert review by: Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review

 

The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is a new professional digital SLR camera. The 5D Mark IV features a 30.4 megapixel CMOS sensor, 7fps continuous shooting with full AF/AE tracking, internal 4K movie recording (4096 x 2160pixels) at 30/25/24 fps and 8.8...

The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV builds on the proven design of its popular 4-year-old predecessor, the 5D Mark III, upgrading just about every aspect of its performance, which all adds up to a much better, yet still familiar, all-round camera for stills and...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Mike Tomkins (imaging-resource.com)

Canon 5D Mark IV Review

 

The Canon 5D Mark IV offers a ton of new features and performance upgrades, but keeps things modest and familiar with its similar yet refined design. The fourth iteration of Canon's popular 5D series gains a new, higher-res sensor, a faster processor,...

Superb image quality from RAW files; Improved dynamic range; Excellent high ISO performance; Fast 7fps burst rate with unlimited JPEG buffer; High-quality cinema 4K video; Built-in Wi-Fi; Dual Pixel CMOS AF is very good

JPEG files look soft at default settings; 1/200s flash sync; 4K video codec is cumbersome; 29:59 continuous video recording limit

Imaging Resource © 1998 - 2017. Material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted or otherwise used without the prior written consent of The Imaging Resource.

Feb, 2017

Expert review by: Eric Reagan (photographybay.com)

Canon 5D Mark IV with Canon Log Gamma Now Available

 

The Canon 5D Mark IV is now available with the Canon Log Gamma upgrade pre-loaded. We saw this back at NAB and knew it was coming soon. Now, it's here. Canon Log Gamma gives you “flat i…

Yes.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: Eric Reagan (photographybay.com)

Canon 5D Mark IV vs. Rebel T3i: Why Photographers Hate Being Asked What Camera They Use

 

How many of you are asked regularly what camera you use? Because just anyone can buy a Canon 5D Mark IV from B&H Photo and shoot “professional” photos, right? The guys from Mango St…

The point of the video is well taken though. Focus on your craft and then you will know what you really “need” to buy next.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Marcus Wong (hardwarezone.com)

Hands-on with the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV *updated*

 

It's been a long time coming, but the successor to the EOS 5D Mark III is finally here. We get a quick first looks at the new 5D Mark IV. Two new lenses are also announced: the EF24-105mm f/4L IS II USM and EF16-35mm f/2.8L III USM.

Dec, 2016

Highly_rec

Expert review by: Gordon Laing (cameralabs.com)

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV review

 

The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is the successor to the EOS 5D Mark III, and builds on the success of this enormously popular series of full-frame DSLRs. When the original EOS 5D was launched in October 2005, it became the first 'affordable' full-frame DSLR....

High quality stills packed with detail and good dynamic range ; 4k and 1080 video with confident subject-tracking and refocusing ; 61-point AF system inherited from 1Dx Mark II. Great Live View focusing too ; Large touch-screen allows you to tap to...

Dual Pixel RAW files offer very mild adjustments ; 4k video employs a very tight crop similar to APS-C in size ; 4k video employs a very high bit rate ; No log profile, no 4k over HDMI, no focus-peaking or zebras ; Screen doesn't tilt - less convenient...

Canon's EOS 5D Mark IV is the long-awaited fourth model in the enormously popular series of full-frame DSLRs. Coming over four years after the previous EOS 5D Mark III, the Mark IV boosts the resolution to 30.4 Megapixels with a new full-frame sensor...

Oct, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC
Audio system:Mono
Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes

Battery

Battery level indicator:Y / Yes
Battery life (CIPA standard):900
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:LP-E6N
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:Battery

Camera

Brightness adjustment:Y / Yes
Built-in processor:Y
Camera file system:DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.3 / DPOF 1.1,Exif 2.3
Camera playback:Highlights, Movie, Single image
Diopter adjustment (D-D):-3 - 1
Dioptre correction:Y / Yes
Direct printing:Y / Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Histogram:Y / Yes
Image editing:Crop, Resizing, Rotating
Languages support:ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR, UKR / ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, Danish, German, Dutch, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, GRE, HUN, Italian, JPN, KOR, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Swedish, THA, TUR, UKR
Live view:Y / Yes
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Photo effects:Black&White
Playback mode:Next, Previous, Slideshow, Zoom
Playback Modes:Next, Previous, Slideshow, Zoom
Playback zoom:10
Playback zoom (max):10
Scene modes:Landscape, Portrait
Self-timer:2,10
Self-timer delay:2,10
Shooting modes:Aperture priority, Auto, Manual, Scene, Shutter priority
Tripod mountable:Y / Yes
Tripod mounting supported:Y
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Shade, Tungsten

Design

Color of product:Black
Dust-resistant: Yes
Dustproof:Y
Waterproof:Y / Yes

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:3.2
Display Diagonal (metric):3.19
Display resolution (numeric):1620000
Field of view:100
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N
Vari-angle LCD display:N / No

Flash

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

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam:Y / Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock:Y / 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:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Lens System

Filter size:3.03
Lens mount interface:Canon EF
Lens structure (elements/groups):15/12 / 17/12
Minimum aperture number:22
Number of diaphragm blades:10 / 9

Light Exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock:Y / Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 25600, 32000, 51200, 102400 / 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

Memory

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

Networking

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

Operational Conditions

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

Other Features

USB connectivity:Y / Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y / Yes
Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
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) / Digital Photo Professional 4.5, EOS Utility 3.5, Picture Style Editor, Map Utility, EOS Lens Registration Tool, EOS Web Service Registration Tool, Canon Camera connect app (iOS/ Android)
Hand strap:Y / Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:SLR Camera Body / SLR Camera Kit
Image formats supported:JPG, RAW / JPG,RAW
Image sensor size (W x H):1.42 x 0.945
Image Stabilizer:Y
Image stabilizer location:Lens
Maximum image resolution:6720 x 4480
Megapixel:30.4
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:Y / Yes
HDMI connector type:Mini
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y / Yes
PictBridge:Y / Yes
USB version:3.0

Shutter

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 / 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:Y / Yes

Video

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 / 1280x720@120fps,1920x1080@25fps,1920x1080@30fps,4096x2160@24fps,4096x2160@25fps
Video compression format:AVC, H.264, MOV, MP4, MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVC,H.264,MOV,MP4,MPEG4
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,4096 x 2160

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder:Optical
Magnification:0.71
Viewfinder type:Optical

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.99
Height:4.57 / 4.58
Lens diameter:3.28 / 3.29
Lens length:3.66 / 4.65
Lens weight:21.2 / 28
Weight:28.2
Width:5.93 / 5.94