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Canon EOS-1D Mark IV

alaTest has collected and analyzed 188 reviews of Canon EOS-1D Mark IV. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and reliability. The durability and image quality are also appreciated, but many are critical about the glare and portability. There are some mixed opinions about the shutter and design.

performance, image quality, durability, reliability, screen

price, portability, glare

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon EOS-1D Mark IV is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Canon EOS-1D Mark IV


alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Canon EOS-1D Mark IV from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on People really like the low light performance. The performance is also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the screen and shutter.

reliability, performance, low-light

usability, shutter, screen

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon EOS-1D MARK IV Digital SLR CameraCanon EOS-1D MARK IV Digital SLR Camera

Mar, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for Canon EOS-1D Mark IV


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Canon EOS-1D Mark IV from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: EOS 1D Mark IV Digital SLR Camera BodyEOS 1D Mark IV Digital SLR Camera Body

Mar, 2019

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Canon EOS-1D Mark IV survives marathon 33 page review


Canon's EOS-1D Mark IV has been slinking around at retail availability for some time now, and while we brought you plenty of sample imagery from the camera ove...

Feb, 2010


Expert review by : Richard Butler (

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Review


The Canon EOS 1D Mark IV is the fifth generation of Canon's speed-orientated range of professional DSLRs. It retains the two-grip form factor of the original, 4MP EOS-1D launched in September 2001 (itself building on the integrated grip of the film-era...

Highly detailed 16MP images in a wide range of conditions ; 10 frames per second shooting make it the fastest full-res camera on the market ; Compatible with the most comprehensive lens range on the market ; Excellent AF performance during our testing...

Movie mode (and live view to a lesser extent), feels tacked-on, rather than integrated ; Level of AF customization makes optimization challenging ; Placement and interaction of AF customization options unhelpful ; White balance isn't brilliant in...

Putting the EOS-1D Mk3's demons behind it Canon has produced an upgrade that's not just better, but delivers an incredibly versatile tool that blurs the 'sports camera/studio camera' line more than ever before. The Nikon D3S might beat it in very low...

Feb, 2010

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Canon EOS 1D Mark IV


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Expert review by : Daniel Lim (

SDHC Flash Memory Performance on Canon EOS 1D Mark IV


Digital SLR cameras generally save their images to one of two different types of memory card: the majority support CompactFlash (CF), while others such as Nikon's D3000 and the Canon Rebel XS write data onto Secure Digital (SD) memory cards. The latter...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Mike Tomkins, Shawn Barnett, (

Canon 1D Mark IV


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Excellent 16-megapixel sensor with very low noise and superb detail ; Dust removal technology reduces sensor cleaning chores ; High-resolution 3.0-inch LCD makes checking focus and composing in Live View an excellent experience ; Status display...

Automatic white balance much too warm in incandescent lighting ; Battery capacity is reduced from the larger screen and dust off system ; No integrated help system for menus ; Predictive autofocus tracking is not always reliable, very complicated ;...

As the company's more popular professional camera in terms of units sold, Canon's 1D Mark IV came a little early in its development cycle with two major improvements, along with a resolution increase. Movie mode was important to compete with the Nikon...

Expert review by : gary (

Canon brings forth EOS-1D X DSLR, takes top honors of Mark IV


If you thought that Canon would take a while to replace the EOS-1Ds Mark III and the EOS-1D Mark IV then here's a surprise. The EOS-1D X storms in with substantial goodness of an 18-megapixel camera, dial DIGIC 5+ Imaging Processors, 14-bit A/D data...

Oct, 2011

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Canon EOS 1D Mark 4 Review


The 1D Mark 4 is a joy to shoot with and an extremely well built and great performing dSLR - a true pro photography tool. We'd like button placement to be a little more optimised (like the 7D), but that aside, there's little to complain about. The real...

Very well built with good environment sealing, Great low light performance, the sensor is noise free at ISO 3200, Excellent resolution and sharpness, Fast and responsive

Expensive - some full frame cameras are cheaper, Bulky and heavy, Button placement not as good as the 7D, Not compatible with EF-S lenses

May, 2011


Expert review by : Mansoor Mughal (

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Review


Only for the pros.

Incredibly fast, Great Auto-Focus, Superb HD video recording

Expensive, Complex to understand

Let’s face it, Canon has been around since 1933, and if you are doing something for 80 years you are supposed be good at it, and Canon EOS-1D Mark IV is a prime example of that. We all agree that digital photography has changed the world, there are...

Jan, 2011

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Canon EOS-1D Mark IV


The Mark IV weighs 1.4kg, packs a 16.1-megapixel image sensor, dual DIGIC IV image processors and a 45-point auto focus system

There’s nothing that holds a candle to the Mark IV's still image captures. Its superbly detailed, high resolution images will blow you away.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Videomaker (

Canon EOS 1D Mark IV Digital SLR Camera Review


With full 1080P resolution at 24 to 30 frames per second and low noise capabilities, Canon once again gives filmmakers a compelling reason to trade in their camcorders for a DSLR.

Shallow DoF, Many frame rate and resolution choices, Excellent build and external controls

No manual audio control, Complex autofocus, No dedicated switch between stills and video

Aug, 2010

Product Specifications


Built-in Microphone:No / Yes


Battery Capacity:2300
Battery life (CIPA standard):1500
Battery performance:2300
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:LP-E4


Built-in processor:Dual "DIGIC 4"
Camera playback:Single image, Slide show / Slide show
Contrast adjustment: Yes
Custom color: Yes
Histogram: Yes
Live view: Yes
Multi burst mode: Yes
Photo effects:Black&White, Neutral / Black&White, Neutral, Sepia
Playback zoom:10
Playback zoom (max):10
Saturation adjustment: Yes
Scene modes:Close-up (macro), Landscape, Portrait / Landscape, Portrait
Self-timer delay:2
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Manual, Shade, Tungsten / Auto, Flash, Manual


Color of product:Black


Display Diagonal:3
Display resolution (numeric):920000
Field of view:100
Touch screen: No
Vari-angle LCD display: No


Flash modes:Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Manual, Pre-flash, Red-eye reduction, Second curtain synchro, Slow synchronization, Suppressed / Auto, Manual


Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Centre weighted Auto Focus, Continuous Auto Focus, Face tracking, Flexible Spot Auto Focus, Monitoring Auto Focus, Multi Point Auto Focus, Selective Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Spot Auto Focus / Single Auto Focus

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 / 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 / 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, Auto
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE / Aperture priority AE, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Spot


Compatible memory cards:CF, MicroDrive, SD, SDHC / CF, SD, SDHC

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 45
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 45
Recommended operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 45

Other Features

Built-in flash: No
Camera effective resolution:17000000
Camera shutter speed:30 - 1/8000
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP (SP2/SP3) / Vista SP1,\nMac OS X v10.4-10.5 / Windows XP (SP2/SP3) / Vista SP1\nMac OS X v10.4-10.5 / Windows XP (SP2/SP3) / Vista SP1\nMac OS X v10.4-10.5 + / Windows XP SP3, Vista, 7\nMac OS X 10.5
Data compression:JPEG, RAW
Digital SLR: Yes
Effective sensor resolution:17000000
HDMI ports quantity:1
Interface:USB / USB 2.0
Lens system:Canon EF / EF
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser / ZoomBrowser EX\nImageBrowser

Picture Quality

Camera Type:SLR Camera Body
Image Stabilizer:No / Yes
Maximum image resolution:4896 x 3264
Scan technology:CMOS
Sensor Type:CMOS
Supported aspect ratios:3:2

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
PictBridge: Yes


Camera shutter type:Mechanical

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes


HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG frame rate:29.97, 10 / 30
Video compression format:MOV
Video formats supported:MOV
Video Frame Rate:29.97, 10 / 30
Video recording: Yes


Camera viewfinder:Optical
Viewfinder type:Optical

Weight & Dimensions

Height:6.17 / 6.18
Weight:2.6 / 2.65 / 42.3