Summary Canon 1D Mark IV

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#n/a of 6
Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help APS-H 27.9x18.6mm
Screen resolution
Help 920k dots
Help 16 MP
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 30fps
Screen size
Help 3"
Light sensitivity
Help 12,800 ISO
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Canon has replaced the EOS 1D Mark IV with the 1D X.

Canon EOS 1D X
Canon EOS 1D X announced October 2011
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder

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reviewsWhat are people saying about the 1D Mark IV

"Excellent AF performance during our testing" | talking about the camera's auto-focus
"Highly detailed 16MP images in a wide range of condition" | talking about the camera's image-quality
"Good, Full-HD video with a wide range of shooting options" | talking about the camera's video-quality


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The Canon 1D Mark IV vs other recent DSLRs

Continuous shooting Rapid fire Help
10 fps
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Cross type focus points Many cross-type focus points Help
Focus points Many focus points Help
Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
Fastest shutter speed Fast shutter speed Help
1/8000 of a second
Startup delay Short startup delay Help
400 ms startup delay
Battery life Above average battery life Help
1500 shots
External mic jack External mic jack Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Storage slots More storage slots Help
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The Canon 1D Mark IV vs other recent pro DSLRs

Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 30fps
Shutter lag Incredible shutter lag Help
104 ms shutter lag


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The Canon 1D Mark IV vs other recent DSLRs

Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Size Quite large Help
Large (156×157×80 mm)
Thickness Thick Help
Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
12,800 ISO
Announced Old Help
October 2009
Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
Won't autofocus with all lenses
Weight Very heavy Help
1,230 g
Popularity Not so popular Help
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The Canon 1D Mark IV vs other recent pro DSLRs

Low light performance Noisy at high ISO Help
1,320 ISO
Color depth Little color depth Help
22.8 bits
Screen resolution Low resolution screen Help
920k dots
Viewfinder size Small viewfinder Help
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Overall image quality Very low overall image quality Help
Dynamic range Narrower dynamic range Help
12 EV
Screen size Small screen Help
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
16 MP




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