Canon Announces The EOS 5D Mark IV, Along with Two New Professional Quality EF Lenses

Canon has just released the forth generation of their extremely popular, full frame EOD 5D series of DSLRs. The new 5D Mark IV offers a plethora of upgrades over the Mark III, several of which are borrowed from Canon's flagship EOS 1DX Mark II.

Canon_5D_MARKIV_EF24-105_BGE20_1000px.jpgFor starters, Canon has includes a 30.4MP, Full Frame CMOS image sensor. They claim that 30-megapixels is the "sweet" spot" between the 5D Mark III and EOS 5Ds' 22MP and 50MP sensors. On top of capturing super high resolution still images, the 5D MK4 is also capable of recording 4K DCI video at up to 30fps, along with various 1080p and 720p video options (including a high-speed 120fps mode at 720p with no sound).

The 5D MK4 borrows the 61-point Dual Pixel CMOS AF system found on the 1DX Mark II, which offers 41 cross-type points (which are sensitive down to f/8.0). Thanks to the DIGIC 6+ processor, the MK4 can shoot at up to 7fps, with a native ISO range from 100 - 32.000.

Other interesting features include built-in Wi-Fi with NFC, built-in GPS, their Intelligent VF2 viewfinder, a mirror vibration control system (same as found on the 5Ds), dual memory card slots (one CF, one SD), and improved weather sealing.

For more details, see our Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Preview.

Alongside side EOS 5D Mark IV announcement, Canon has unveiled two newly updated EF lenses.

The new lenses are the EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L III USM and the EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS II USM. Both are updated versions of existing lenses, with Canon noting improvements to sharpness, durability, and reduced fare and ghosting. The EF 24-105mm f/4 IS II USM also offers improved image stabilization, with up to four stops of compensation. These new lens models will sell for $2,199 and $1,099, respectively.