Canon 5D Mark IV Review Conclusion: Familiar yet refreshed 5D IV is a top-notch professional DSLR


posted Friday, February 17, 2017 at 1:30 PM EST


Canon's 5D-series has been one of its most popular lineup, a true line of workhorse cameras for professionals and experienced enthusiasts covering a variety of multimedia pursuits. With the refreshed Canon 5D Mark IV, some four long years after the Mark III's debut, the pro-level full-frame DSLR's gains a host of upgrades, though mainly to its internals -- thankfully, Canon's left its tried-and-true exterior design more or less unchanged.

We've just now published our full Canon 5D Mark IV review, complete with our review conclusion -- go ahead and click that link to jump straight to our verdict! Suffice it to say, the 5D IV continues its heritage as an excellent, high-quality, high-performance camera that simply works, and works well.

Catering to both photographers and videographers, the Mark IV offers upgrades to address both sides of aisle, including a higher-resolution CMOS sensor, faster processor for a bit faster burst shooting and excellent buffer performance, built-in Wi-Fi and, finally, 4K video at cinema-friendly DCI-resolution (4096 x 2160). 

The exterior, as mentioned, isn't radically different than the predecessor, and we think that's a great thing, especially for professionals who don't want to re-learn an entirely new camera system. The body, though, is just as rugged, if not more so, and features some nice refinements, such as a fully-functional touchscreen.

70-200mm f/4L IS: 78mm, f/4.5, 1/500s, ISO 5000

For all the details as to why the 5D Mark IV earned a top spot as our pick for Best Professional DSLR of 2016 in our Camera of the Year Awards, read our in-depth Canon 5D Mark IV Review!

35mm f/1.4L II: 35mm, f/1.4, 1/500s, ISO 2000

Canon 5D Mark IV ReviewConclusion