Thursday, August 25, 2016

Canon 5D Mk IV with Built-in WiFi and 4K Video (Singapore Pricing Added)

You know I love the Canon 5D (see my photos here) series.

Canon has just announced the EOS 5D Mark IV which improves significantly on the popular EOS 5D Mark III with a higher-resolution sensor with Dual Pixel autofocus, 4K video capture, an upgraded AF system, a touchscreen, improved weather-sealing, built-in Wi-Fi/NFC and GPS. I'm excited!

The 30.4 megapixel full-frame high-sensitivity sensor and Dual Pixel CMOS AF makes for rapid focusing speed. The in-camera Digital Lens Optimizer (DLO) allows us to process and optimize JPEG files for chromatic aberration, peripheral illumination, and diffraction correction.

Support for the new Dual Pixel Raw (DPRAW) format enables changes to be made to images after a photo is taken. Users can make micro adjustments to the position of maximum sharpness and resolution based on the depth of subject, reposition the viewpoint to horizontally shift the foreground bokeh, as well as reduce ghosting and flare effects in images.

The EOS 5D Mark IV can shoot dynamic and fast moving subjects and scenes with a high speed continuous shooting at 7 frames per second (fps).

Coupled with its 61-point all points selectable reticular AF system, 41-point cross type AF, this new AF system also covers a wider focusing area and an extended vertical coverage of approximately 24 percent at the sides and approximately 8.6% at centre.

Say hello to 4K movies at a smooth frame rate of 30p, with resolutions of up to 4096 x 2160 and an aspect ratio of 17:9 that matches cinema screens. 

Full HD quality at 60p, and up to 120p for high frame rate HD movie. 

Footage shot in DCI 4K format can be used for various commercial purposes such as in cinema, or broadcasting. 

Users will have the flexibility to shoot videos in MOV format for movie productions, or MP4 format which supports a wide range of usage scenarios, including uploading onto social media sites. 

In addition, the EOS 5D Mark IV is able to transmit, play, and channel video files at uncompressed full HD quality when connected through a HDMI interface.

And the feature that I found missing most in the Mark III is now in the Mark IV: WiFi integration! Seriously useful for uploading on the go.

Here's a quick first look video from DPreview:

A couple of new lenses were also announced.

Canon Lens EF24-105mm f/4L IS II USM

The highly reputed EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, originally released as a kit lens for the EOS 5D in 2005, has now been updated with the latest L series enhancements to match the higher rendering power of the EOS 5D line. These include improved optical performance, significant flare and ghosting suppression through the use of Air Sphere Coating (ASC), IS performance upgrades, fluorine coating for improved durability, and quieter operation to suit videography usage. The EF24-105mm f/4L IS II USM’s zoom range covers everything from wide-angle to mid-telephoto shots, to complement the versatility attainable with the EOS 5D Mark IV.

Canon Lens EF16-35mm f/2.8L III USM

The EF16-35mm f/2.8L III USM is an upgrade from the esteemed EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM which was vastly popular and highly regarded among professional photographers and photography enthusiasts. Imbued with advanced lenses, imaging technology and superior build quality, the EF16-35mm f/2.8L III USM is able to attain outstanding image quality and ensure durability for high levels of performance even in challenging environments.

The pricing for Singapore is as follows:

Recommended Retail Price
EOS 5D Mark IV body
EOS 5D Mark IV Kit (with EF24-70mm f/4L IS USM)
EOS 5D Mark IV Kit (with EF24-105mm f/4L IS II USM)
BG-E20 Battery Grip

Please note that the EOS 5D Mark IV Kit (with EF24-105mm f/4L IS II USM) will only be available in October 2016, and the price of the lens sold separately will be advised at a later date.


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