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Canon’s EOS 5D Mark IV makes a splash for India

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It has been a long wait but Canon has finally updated its flagship EOS 5D DSLR line-up with the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV aimed at both professional photographers and videographers. The camera was globally unveiled yesterday.

The camera has been updated with a brand-new 30.4-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and the Digic 6+ processor. There’s a 61-point autofocus and an in-build digital lens optimizer. There’s NFC, WiFi and a wide ISO range of 100-32,000. All this combined, the highly acclaimed DSLR camera has been made even better, at least that’s what Canon is aiming for.

The 5D was arguably Canon’s first DSLR that sparked a revolution among amateur videographers who could make movies using a compact DSLR. Now, Canon has brought 4K video recording capabilities at 23.98, 24, 25 and 30 fps. But a flip-out screen is still missing. Also, unlike the EOS 1Dx it is limited to 30 frames per second, not 60 at 4K resolutions.

There’s also 1080p shooting at 60 fps and 720p video at 120 fps, making the 5D Mark IV the first full-frame Canon DSLR to be capable of shooting slow-motion videos in HD. There’s also HDR video shooting capabilities, another first for a Canon camera.

The 5D Mark IV, like its older sibling, the 7D Mark II, has a dual-pixel CMOS auto-focus that makes it easier to track objects while making videos. Each pixel on the sensor is now simultaneously capable of both focusing and capturing light, reducing the camera’s need to set the perfect lighting and then come back to focus on the object. This helps, especially while shooting videos. 4K videos are shot at DCI resolution of 4096×2160 instead of Nikon D5’s UHD resolution of 3840×2160.

The LCD panel now comes with a full-interface touch-screen and not only limited to video use. You can touch to select the focus-point and pinch and zoom while reviewing images.

Continuous shooting mode has been upgraded to 7fps, up from 6fps in the 5D Mark III. There’s GPS finally and the body has been made more rugged to endure dust and water.

The camera is compatible with both CompactFlash and SD cards. There’s WiFi, NFC and GPS, all coming for the first time in a 5D model.

The camera comes in two kit lens variants- an EF 24-105mm lens for Rs 3,24,995 and 24-70mm lens at Rs 3,06,995. The price for only the camera body is Rs 2,54,995.

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