Canon 1D Mark IV Review

 
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Model Name: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Predecessor: Canon 1D Mark III
1D Mark III vs 1D Mark IV
Successor:  
General
Model Number: 1D Mark IV
Camera Format: Pro SLR
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $4999.00
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2009-12-31
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 49.0 oz (1,390 g)
includes batteries
Size: 6.1 x 6.2 x 3.1 in.
(156 x 157 x 80 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Canon
Effective Megapixels: 16.1
Sensor Format: APS-H
Sensor size: 518.94mm2 (27.90mm x 18.60mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 5.70 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Built-in image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4896 x 3264 (16.0 MP, 3:2),
4320 x 2880 (12.4 MP, 3:2),
3672 x 2448 (9.0 MP, 3:2),
3552 x 2368 (8.4 MP, 3:2),
2448 x 1632 (4.0 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.21), 14-bit .CR2 RAW
Continuous-mode frames/second: 10.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (29.97)
1920x1080 (25)
1920x1080 (23.976)
1280x720 (59.94)
1280x720 (50)
640x480 (59.94)
640x480 (50)
Movie File Format: H.264 (.MOV)
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Canon EF
Lens Thread: n/a
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):  
Zoom Ratio:  
Aperture Range:  
Normal Focus Range:  
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: 45 user selectable points (39 f/2.8 cross-type) phase detection w/ AI Servo II; LV contrast detect
Auto Focus Assist Light? No
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical
Viewfinder Type: Eye-level fixed pentaprism, 0.76x magnification, 20mm eyepoint, -3.0 to +1.0 diopter correction
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 920,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 12800
Minimum ISO (native): 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100 to 12,800 (standard), 50 to 102,400 (expanded)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent, Flash, Custom (5 settings from camera), Personal (5 settings from PC), Color Temp
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/8000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 63-zone: AF linked evaluative, 13.5% partial, center-weighted average, 3.8% center / AF / multi spot
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes:  
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
Flash
Built-in Flash: No
Flash Modes: E-TTL II / evaluative / averaged; x-sync at 1/250 (1/300 w/ Canon Speedlite)
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot shoe, PC sync
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CF1 / CF2 / SD / SDHC
Dual Card Slots: Yes
Uncompressed Format: 14-bit .CR2 RAW
CCD Raw Format: Yes
Movie File Format: H.264 (.MOV)
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: Yes
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Canon N3 terminal / PC tether
Connections (extended):  
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs): 0.27
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format): 40
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs): 0.29
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG): Unlimited
Cycle Time Min Res (secs)  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 9.95
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): 46
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.104
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.077
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag with Flash:  
Shutter Lag (prefocus): 0.049
Shutter Lag (continuous auto): 0.088
Shutter Lag (notes): Live View: Quick Mode AF: 1.084s Live Mode AF: 1.255s Prefocused: 0.113s
Startup Time: 0.40
Shutdown Time: 2.20
Play -> Record Time: 0.10
Record -> Play Max Res Time: 1.10
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec): 4,434
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary LP-E4
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x proprietary LP-E4 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View):  
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF): 1500
Software
Included Software:  
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: CompactFlash slot supports UDMA Mode 6 cards. Dual storage slots allow copying files between cards, storing different file types on each card, duplicating data on both cards, or using one card as an overflow when the other is full. Camera is powered by dual DIGIC 4 processors. Has live view and HD video modes with contrast detect AF. Has two internal monaural microphones - front panel for video, rear panel for voice memo. Also has stereo mic jack for external mic.

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