Features & Controls

Canon's EF-Mount camera system offers you one of the best selections of lenses available for any type of shooting. Behind the mount you will find the 30.4-Megapixel Full-Frame CMOS imaging sensor, DIGIC 6+ processor, Dual Pixel CMOS AF and a 150,000-pixel Metering sensor; that all work together to provide unmatched image quality and performance from any other camera in its class.

Here is the 5D Mark IV with the EF 16-35mm F/2.8 L III lens that was used to help test the camera. This is just one of the fantastic lenses that make up the huge selection offered by Canon.

On the top-left, you will find the mode dial and power switch. Inside the mode dial is the button that releases the lock and allows the mode dial to be turned. This makes sure that your shooting mode never gets changed by accident. To the far right is the camera's hot shoe, allowing you to attach powered accessories to the camera, such as an external Speedlite flash.

The top-right has a very familiar feel for anyone used to an EOS camera. The LCD window, displaying the shooting settings is at the bottom. Above it are shortcut buttons for the WB, Metering, Drive mode, AF mode, Flash compensation and ISO. The last button turns the LCD light on and off. At the top are the Shutter Release, Command dial and M-Fn (multi-function) button. The far left is the small lever for the dioptic adjustment for the Optical Viewfinder.

Looking at the back of the camera you will find the MENU, INFO and Still Image/Video Switch along the top surrounding the OVF. Inside the Still Image/Video switch is the Start/Stop button for video recording. The OVF shows approx. 100% field-of-view and the option to show 16 exposure settings with the transparent LCD display.


To the left of the LCD screen are the Menu and INFO along the top; followed by the Creative Photo/Comparative Playback, Rate, Index/Magnify, Playback and Delete buttons. This mainly takes care of the menu system and Playback controls.


The right side offers more shooting and navigation controls. Starting with the AF-On, AE Lock and AF Point Selection buttons along the top. Under the video switch, you will find the Multi-Controller, AF Area Selection button, Quick Control Button, Quick Control Dial/Set button and the Multi-Function Lock Switch.


On the left side of the camera you will find its input/output ports. Here you will find a Flash, HDMI and Audio output; as well as a Microphone input and High Speed USB port for incredibly fast image transfers.


The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV accepts both UHS-1 SD/SDHC/SDXC and CF Type 1 memory cards. There is one slot for each, allowing you to carry a very high amount of storage in-camera and ready at all times. It also offers some great selective recording options based on what you want the camera to do.

Powering the 5D Mark IV is the LP-E6N; a 7.2V, 1865mAh rechargeable Li-Ion battery. This battery is capable of capturing up to 900 images on a single charge shooting with the optical viewfinder or 300 images using the LCD screen. The camera does accept the BG-E20 battery grip, allowing you to use two batteries, doubling the battery life and number of images that you can capture without stopping to swap out the batteries.

Here the camera is shown with a third party lens, the Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 Super Telephoto lens. These great lenses from Tamron and others add even more choices and versatility to the Canon line of cameras.

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