Lake Success, N.Y. – Canon
USA introduced Tuesday the EOS 1D Mark IV digital-SLR camera, offering
FullHD 1080p video recording, 16-megapixel still resolution and the company’s
widest ISO range to date.
The EOS-1D Mark IV, which will ship to dealers in late
December at a $5,000 estimated street retail, incorporates a 16-megapixel Canon
CMOS sensor, Dual DIGIC 4 imaging processors and 14-bit analog-to-digital data
conversion. The camera will shoot stills at up to 10 fps, and includes 1080p HD
video capture at selectable frame rates.
Full manual exposure control is offered for video
recording, along with selectable frame rates and a new APS-H-sized image sensor
that’s similar in size to a Super 35mm motion picture film frame.
The large sensor enables shooting at a shallow depth
of field, just as cinematographers have traditionally done using much costlier
motion picture equipment.
The professional-level camera features the company’s
most rugged and durable body design yet produced, Canon said.
Canon has also introduced in the model an autofocus
system that starts with 45 AF points with 39 cross-type focusing points capable
of tracking fast-moving subjects at speeds up to 10 fps.
The system employs Canon’s most advanced
subject-detection capability and a newly redesigned AI Servo II AF
To enhance the camera’s low-light shooting
capabilities, the EOS-1D Mark IV features an ISO speed settings range from 100
up to 12,800 in 1/3- or ½-stop increments, with ISO expansion settings of L: 50
for bright light or H1: 25,600, H2: 51,200 and H3: 102,400 for dimly lit
High ISO, low-light still images are further enhanced
by an adjustable high ISO noise-reduction feature, which is now a default
setting in the camera.
The d-SLR’s dual DIGIC 4 image processors have
approximately six times the processing power of the DIGIC III, enabling full
14-bit A/D conversion at 10 fps. High-speed continuous shooting up to 121 large
JPEGs is possible using a UDMA CF card.
The camera also features three RAW shooting modes for
versatility with Full RAW (approximately 16 million pixels), M-RAW
(approximately 9 million pixels) and S-RAW (approximately 4 million pixels).
Three additional JPEG recording formats (M1, M2 and Small) are also
Also included in the camera is a peripheral
illumination correction function that corrects darkening that can occur in the
corners of images with most lenses when used at their largest
The camera uses a 3-inch LCD screen with
920,000-dot/VGA resolution and a wide 160-degree viewing angle for enhanced
clarity and more precise color when reviewing images and shooting video.
To accompany the camera, Canon also introduced the
WFT-E2 II wireless file transmitter.
Available by the end of the year at a price to be
announced, the wireless transmitter features digital connectivity options of
802.11a/b/g and Ethernet. A new camera-linking feature allows a single
photographer to simultaneously fire up to 10 cameras remotely, and the updated
WFT Server mode allows remote use of live view, control settings and shooting
over the Internet from anywhere in the world using a standard Web browser or
Geo-tagging is also possible via Bluetooth, using
compatible GPS devices to append coordinate data to the