Offering a comprehensive combination of speed, accuracy and image quality, the EOS-1D Mark IV is the perfect choice for professional photographers and subjectson the move.
With a completely redesigned 45-point AF system including 39 cross-type points, a new AI Servo II AF focus tracking system with improved algorithm combined with 10 fps continuous shooting, the EOS-1D Mark IV can handle even high-speed situations with ease. An APS-H sized 16.1 Megapixel CMOS Sensor, Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors, a spectacular ISO range of 100 - 12800 (up to 102400 in H3 mode) with an advanced noise reduction system helps ensure sharp, low-noise images even in low-light situations.
Add advanced Live View shooting, Full HD movie recording with selectable frame rates and manual exposure control plus a host of new features that enhance every facet of the shooting process. The EOS-1D Mark IV is the choice of professionals looking for the ultimate in SLR performance.
The Canon 1D Mark IV is commonly used for Family photos, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Sports/action, Travel, Video, Weddings, Wildlife and more.The Canon 1D Mark IV is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast, Pro photographer, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Canon 1D Mark IV is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon 1D Mark IV: Easy to use, Excellent image quality, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Fast shutter speed, Good battery life, Good image quality, High ISO performance, Image stabilization, Large clear LCD, Lightweight/portable, Nice features/settings, Quick start-up time, Quiet, Simple controls/menu, Solid operation and Superior build quality
Most Liked Positive Review
Almost hugged the UPS guy !!
Ordered mid-October, received from Adorama last week with as much anticipation as anyone else who had one on order. Other "pro" bodies to compare this to is my 5D (original version), 5D Mark II and a 1D Mark III. I still own the Mark III and the 5D Mark II. After a week of shooting, setting up my custom functions and scrutinizing over Canons 122 page "white paper", which goes over every single feature of this body (the "white paper" is downloadable on Canon's website) I will give you brief r...View full Review
Ordered mid-October, received from Adorama last week with as much anticipation as anyone else who had one on order. Other "pro" bodies to compare this to is my 5D (original version), 5D Mark II and a 1D Mark III. I still own the Mark III and the 5D Mark II. After a week of shooting, setting up my custom functions and scrutinizing over Canons 122 page "white paper", which goes over every single feature of this body (the "white paper" is downloadable on Canon's website) I will give you brief rundown as im sure reviews will soon be pouring in as these are shipped to consumers. I see some substantional improvements over the Mark III, enough to justify the pricetag... 1) low light shooting up to ISO 12600 is simply amazing. ISO above that are really not something you want to use unless absolutely needed. Even with noise reduction, pictures at the high three custom ISO's arent really practical. I believe more of a marketing point than a useable feature a professional would use. 2) HD video at custom frame rates. I personally am not an HD video fan on pro bodies...I have a Canon full HD camcorder for that...but I would be somewhat disappointed if the Mark IV didnt have HD video. 3) Autofocus system retooled with 39 cross-type AF points. Customization of those AF points and their expansion is available as a custom function. 4) A new feature, which I can not belive how much I love is "Auto ISO". You set ISO to Auto, and set camera to manual. You choose shutter speed and f stop, camera figures ISO automatically for proper exposure. This is a godsend in changing light conditions and is amazingly acurate. The only downside, which maybe will be addressed in a future firmware version, is that you can not manually adjust exposure, using the quick control dial in 1/3 step increments. 4) AF point actually changes whether you have camera in landscape or portrait mode. No more changing AF point yourself when shooting portrait. There is a sensor in body which automatically changes AF point to match the cameras orientation. This point is of course programable by the user easily. (Too Cool !) 5) Improved JPEG workflow with such features as "Auto lighting optimizer" reducing over/underexposed shots, and even inbedable copyright infomation which can not be programed directly from the camera. 6) VASTLY improved 3" LDG with 900,000 dot viewing and glare reduction. The same LCD as the 5D Mark II which I love. ...now for my only minor gripe. There is already a firmware update version 1.06 to address AF issues with slow moving subject moving toward you. Canon calls this an "enhancement", hoping to steer clear of the Mark III AF fiasco. In their defense, my body came with the new version already installed so a firmware update was not needed on my part. ---OK....is it worth moving up from the Mark III or the 5D MII....in my humble opinion yes. The update sensor, (which is a technological wonder), amazing low light ability, reworked AF, HD video and a new LCD which is simply amazing make this a no brainer for me. Too bad my Mark III's resale value tanked thanks to the Mark IV. Guess it will make a nice back up body.
Most Liked Negative Review
Missed one important thing...
This camera would have been PERFECT, except one BIG flaw. NO FULL FRAME sensor, I can point out many many of my pro photographer friends who left canon simply because they couldn't get a low MP full frame sensor. Canon please listen! All of us event photographers, wedding photographers, and photojournalists don't need higher and higher megapixels. We want full frame sensor with good high iso performance. Cut the marketing stuff with higher megapixels! Make your 1d line a low mp fast full fram...View full Review
This camera would have been PERFECT, except one BIG flaw. NO FULL FRAME sensor, I can point out many many of my pro photographer friends who left canon simply because they couldn't get a low MP full frame sensor. Canon please listen! All of us event photographers, wedding photographers, and photojournalists don't need higher and higher megapixels. We want full frame sensor with good high iso performance. Cut the marketing stuff with higher megapixels! Make your 1d line a low mp fast full frame sensor sports cameras, and keep the 1ds has a high resolution for the studio and landscape people. No 1.3X crop in 1d series, not worth 4000 even....let alone the 5k it costs. On the positives the camera does have excellent video, but as a stills photographer only I see that as just a very good bonus. You have to remember that a lot of people who buy this are photographers, not videographers so we need image quality, high iso performance, and autofocus more than anything else! And then the video on the side is great to have. The AF has been much improved, but I still found another company who I shall not name to have a much more consistent AF system. Many reviews and independent tests have confirmed this. The High ISO performance of the equivalent competetitor's model BLOWS this camera away. Also kind of disappointed by the battery life in this camera. All in all, I would have given this camera a perfect in all aspects if it had a FF sensor. I hope canon makes a FF sensor with less than 20 megapixels sometime in the near future, so myself and many others I know who left canon will return back to canon.
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I was looking for a pro series Canon body and saw a very well priced one at Adorama. The condition was rated as an E-, but I would have rated as E++. It's imacculate and in better condition than my Canon 5d3. Highly satisfied with my purchase and great customer service helped me acquire this dream camera of mine!
I am a professional photographer and I shoot a lot of sports in low light situations and this camera is easily the second best camera Canon has made for this type of siutation. The files are very clean up to iso 3200. Iso 4000 to 6400 is very usable. Autofocus is fairly accurate but it does take some work to figure out how best to set it for certian situations. It does struggle quite a bit with low light and subjects wearing darker clothes but I guess that is to be expected. I own two of these cameras and in my opinion they are the best sports option with the exception of the 1DX.
After the first shot I was amazed at the quality of photo as well as the quality of the camera. Although it seems a bit heavy to carry, I never regret taking it along. I use 3 lens - 28 - 105mm, 70 - 200mm, and the 300 prime - all perform exceptionally with the Mark IV.
This camera has a fast buffer so I am not missing important shots waiting for the camera to transfer the images to the memory card.
Excellent all-around camera. Great for fast action or low light. This camera can do it all.
This won't be the typical review of this fine camera for I haven't had a chance to really put it through its paces yet in AI Servo/Continuous Shooting drive mode. However I can say the Single Shot/One Shot focus mode images from this are razor sharp. And the weather sealing was recently a godsend for just last week while I was attempting to cross a mountain stream while carrying my 5D Mark II and the 1D Mark IV the current swept my feet out from under me and down I went, submerging both cameras in the water. The 5D2 was destroyed and I'm waiting for a settlement from my insurance company. However the 1D4 wasn't fazed by the water at all, everything works just the way it should. Next weekend I'll be shooting an event which will give me a test of the 1D4s continuous shooting mode and I'm expecting excellent results from it.
This is one camera that sets the pros from the ameratures. Super fast and great video well beyond 7d's capability in low light. The only thing ive noticed is the battery life is a bit short, but not really a big deal. Solid built and heavy, but thats what you pay for.
This camera is a beast. 10fps will rock your world. I shoot a lot while on the move - in, on and hanging off all manner of transportation in developing countries. Not missing 'the shot' makes this investment very much worthwhile. The low light capability is incredible for both stills and video (which when shot with a 24-70 2.8 blew my mind in regards to quality). She's not cheap, but if you're in the market for pro level quality and pro level options, you won't be disappointed.
I've had my Mk IV less than a month and the results of indoor high school sports have been wonderful. My only concern (so far) is the AF Microadjustment required by my lenses. On page 221 of the manual it says, "Normally,this adjustment is not required." It has been very much required on my camera. 50mm f1.4 +12 85mm f1.2 -3 135mm f2 +14 70-200mm f2.8 -8 Only the 24mm f2.8 has not required an adjustment. Once the AF is adjusted, focus is great.
For outdoors and good indoor lighting: 1- excellent fast accurate focusing. 2- picture quality is great. 3- excellent for sporting events, concerts, weddings. In poor / low lighting, the focusing is slow and inaccurate, especially with lens that is slower than F2.8
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