Canon EOS 1D Mark IV officially unveiled

The Canon EOS 1D Mark IV can see in the dark
The Canon EOS 1D Mark IV can see in the dark

Canon has officially introduced its latest Full HD capable DSLR to the market – the Canon EOS 1D Mark IV.

The camera sports a 16MP APS-H CMOS sensor, an expanded ISO setting of ISO 102,400 and brand-new AF system which now reaches 45 points.

Canon is pitching the camera at news and sports photographers, and those who "require reliability in fast-paced, high-pressure situations".

Low-light shooting

When it comes to high-burst shooting, the camera can pelt out 10fps, this all down to the device's Dual 'DIGIC 4' processors.

As was the case with Nikon's latest professional shooter, the Nikon D3s, the Canon EOS 1D Mark IV is very capable in low-light, with the camera boasting an ISO range of 100-12,800, which is extendable to 102,400 – the highest seen on any Canon camera.

This makes it ideal for shooting in near-dark situations sans flash.

1080p video recording

The Mark IV's video capabilities are impressive, with the camera able to capture 1080p high definition video at 30, 25 and 24fps and 720p footage at 60 and 50fps.

If you fancy the sound of the Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, then it has a release date of the end of December and is priced at £4,499. Go to for more details.

A more detailed spec list for the Canon EOS 1D Mark IV is below:

  • New 16.1 Megapixel APS-H CMOS sensor
  • 10 frames per second continuous shooting
  • Up to 121 large JPEG images in a single burst
  • New 45-point wide area AF with 39 cross-type sensors with f/2.8 sensitivity
  • High-speed Dual "DIGIC 4" processors for superb image quality
  • 12,800 high ISO expandable up to 102,400
  • Full HD movie recording at 30, 25 and 24 frames per second
  • 3.0" Clear View II LCD with Live View mode
  • Durable dust and water resistant body with 76 rubber seals
  • Compatible with all Canon EF lenses, and Speedlite EX flashes
Marc Chacksfield

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