Canon finally launches EOS 5D Mark IV full-frame DSLR

 Canon finally launches the highly-anticipated full-frame DSLR EOS 5D Mark IV four years after its predecessor.
Canon finally launches the highly-anticipated full-frame DSLR EOS 5D Mark IV four years after its predecessor. ST PHOTO: TREVOR TAN
 Canon finally launches the highly-anticipated full-frame DSLR EOS 5D Mark IV four years after its predecessor.
Canon finally launches the highly-anticipated full-frame DSLR EOS 5D Mark IV four years after its predecessor. ST PHOTO: TREVOR TAN

SINGAPORE - It took four years, but Canon finally launched the fourth version of its popular EOS 5D full-frame DSLR.

The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV features a 30.4-megapixel full-frame image sensor (up from 22.3-megapixel in 5D Mark III) for better image quality, a Digic 6+ image processor for faster image processing and an in-camera Digital Lens Optimiser to process Jpeg files for chromatic aberration and diffraction correction.

The Mark IV is able to shoot up to 7 frames per second, while its Dual Pixel CMOS AF (auto-focusing) - found in EOS 1D X Mark II - and 61-point AF points allows for quick focusing. It now also supports 4K (4,096 x 2,160 pixels) video recording as well as 4K frame grabs, allowing photographers to be able to shoot both stills and videos at the same time.

Another new feature is the Dual Pixel Raw format that allows post-processing adjustments, such as re-positioning the sharpness point, shifting the foreground bokeh and reducing ghosting, to be made using Canon's Digital Photo Professional software.

At the same time, Canon also launched the EF24-105mm f/4L IS II USM lens with improved optical performance, better flare and ghosting suppression as well as quieter operation.

Local pricing and availability of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and EF24-105mm f/4L IS II USM will be confirmed at a later date. But pricing for the 5D Mark IV in the US is US$3,499 (body only) or S$4,737, while the camera with the EF24-105mm f/4L IS II USM will cost US$4,599.