I am in Alaska now on my annual wildlife photography shoot and was informed by my sources Canon will be adding a brand new feature to the upcoming EOS-5D Mark IV camera. They are playing their cards very close to their chest and not revealing much except to generate maximum publicity and excitement for the launch next month.
The EOS-5D Mark IV is Canon's most anticipated pro camera after the EOS-1D X Mark II because it promises a continuation of the highly successful EOS-5D line into a new decade. My latest information points to the camera coming with dual card slots - CFast 2.0 and the newer SDXC UHS-II.
Canon will be announcing the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II lens with the new camera. This is my favorite Canon 'wide to short' zoom 'L' lens and it can really take advantage of an upgrade. Looks like Canon has decided to offer the new camera and lens as a kit. I have not decided whether to buy the EOS-5D Mark IV when it comes out. I view the new camera as a little brother to the EOS-1D X Mark II and a more agile cousin to the EOS-5Ds. However, I will definitely buy the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS Series II lens.
So what brand new feature would you like to see in a pro DSLR body that is unavailable so far? Don't know about you but I certainly would like to see a built-in flash instead of the GPS.
Below is the latest information I have on the new camera right now. The EOS-5D Mark IV will be announced in August, in time for the Photokina Show in Cologne, Germany on September 20. Keep checking back. I am trying to confirm more specs later in between my photo shoots . . . . .
- New 26 to 28MP Sensor. Will be below 30MP.
- DIGIC 7 Processor. Dual DIGIC 6 Processors also possible
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology
- ISO 100 - 51200 with expanded capability to 204800
- 61 point AF system (same as EOS-1D X Mark II)
- Red AF points in AI Servo (same as EOS-1D X Mark II)
- Burst rate of 8 to 10 fps. Most probably 9 fps
- Comes with WiFi and GPS
- Canon Log and Wide DR gamut
- Equipped with SDXC UHS-II and CFast memory slots
- Improved material and ergonomics. Slightly lighter
- May come with tilting touchscreen LCD
- 4K video, slightly exceeding EOS-1D X Mark II's capability
- New Battery Grip - BG-E20
- New Battery - LP-E20
- EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II offered as a kit with camera
- Announcement date - August 2016
- List price - around $3,500 in the U.S.