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Old August 24th, 2016, 09:41 PM   #1
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Canon USA reveals EOS 5D Mk. IV with 4K, new L-Series Lenses

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The camera’s 30.4 megapixel 35mm Full Frame Canon CMOS sensor offers stunning image quality while the DIGIC 6+ Image Processor delivers 4K 30P video and up to and seven frames per second (fps) continuous shooting. To make video shooting even easier, the camera also features Canon’s propriety Dual Pixel CMOS AF, even when shooting 4K to help ensure sharp focus and subject tracking.
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Old August 25th, 2016, 12:11 AM   #2
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I was right about windowed 4K. (And DPAF, but that was a no-brainer.) Windowed 4K is the cleanest way to get alias-free video from a DSLR. Unlike the 5D3, no digital filtering is needed and the native anti-aliasing filter does its intended job. I wonder how full frame HD will look and if it will be any crisper than 5D3 video.

The big missing item for me is HDR. There's no mention of it in the press release. Low compression Motion JPEG is nice, especially if it's 4:2:2 as expected, but these days I'm looking for bit depth above most all else.

No doubt, this is a killer stills camera and it should be able to capture very crisp, clean video. Wi-Fi and GPS should really simplify publish-now workflows. (But can we get shallow DOF, high res Pokemon Go shots?)

Can't wait to see some low-light images and learn about more of the details.
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Old August 25th, 2016, 12:13 AM   #3
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I received a mail from a Dutch store with the price: 4129 euro for the body while the mark 3 is currently 2900 euro.
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Old August 25th, 2016, 03:51 AM   #4
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Rediculous because in the USA they offer at B&H $3499,-- . Is Europe putting 600 more on this camera ;>((
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Old August 25th, 2016, 06:47 AM   #5
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The big missing item for me is HDR. There's no mention of it in the press release.

According to the notes I took during a recent press briefing, HDR is indeed available in video mode at HD 1080p30. But not in 4K it seems.
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Old August 25th, 2016, 10:35 AM   #6
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4129 euro for the body while the mark 3 is currently 2900 euro.
I got an email from Canon Europe they want 4,899.99 according to their web site, i'll be keeping the 5D Mk III for a while yet.
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Old August 25th, 2016, 10:51 AM   #7
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If you wait long enough I'm sure the price will go down significantly.
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According to the notes I took during a recent press briefing, HDR is indeed available in video mode at HD 1080p30. But not in 4K it seems.
Excellent. Hopefully, HD (with HDR) will be crisp.

I'm watching the B&H panel live. It seems that HDR is a dual-exposure solution that blends 60 fps to create a 30 fps result. So this is more of a "photo HDR" style where you put a wider range into an 8-bit output. This is as compared to "video HDR" that uses more bits and uses a transfer function such as PQ (SMPTE ST2084) or HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma).

On HD resolution, 30.4 MP means 6753 x 4502 or so photosites. Crop to 16x9 and it's 6753 x 3799. In one dimension, that's roughly 3.5 photosites per pixel. That's R-G-B-G/2 ;). Like the 5D3, it would be too much data to read out for processing in the DIGIC chip. There would need to be some upstream hardware to pre-filter and decimate the content before output. Hopefully, the hardware filters are complex enough to keep things sharp.
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Old August 25th, 2016, 12:41 PM   #9
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I feel Canon has done well by full-frame video shooters in this release:

* DPAF - excellent AF, a no-brainer as Jon pointed out above. Unexpected but very welcome is the first touch screen on a 5D. This really unleashes AF as a professional-level tool.

Though I started many decades ago with MF broadcast cameras, I really can't say enough about Canon's latest gen DPAF/touchscreen as a pro-level tool. After decades of AF that was useless for pros, it's finally come of age.

* 4k, of course. If a little behind at 30p max, we'd expect it to be a good implementation.

* New versions of the already excellent 16-35 f/2.8 and 24-105 f/4. Though, it will be hard for some shooters to give up the EF-S (crop only) 17-55 f/2.8.

* Low light performance isn't highlighted in the press release, but the web site lists improvements in sensor and image processing S/N.

* I do wonder if the cam will continue to record in 4k if you plug in a monitor to the HDMI port, which is FullHD only.

As a 70D shooter considering the 80D, full-frame on the 5D3 with all the latest AF goodness and more will make it hard to settle for the 80D.
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Old August 25th, 2016, 01:49 PM   #10
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4k, of course. If a little behind at 30p max, we'd expect it to be a good implementation.
I have read the 4K mode is with a 1.74x crop, not sure if that is a good implementation?
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Old August 25th, 2016, 02:21 PM   #11
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I've seen both 1.64 (DPreview) and 1.74 (newsshooter). Realistically this is close to super35, and for a direct read out 4k, it's probably much better than a binned or line skipped 4k if they'd used the entire sensor. Canon's sample video seems to make a big deal out of an early shot that would probably moire like crazy if it had been line-skipped.
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Old August 25th, 2016, 03:19 PM   #12
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I went through the math on the crop factor, assuming an exact 30.4 MP, 3:2, 36x24mm sensor. The actual sensor might vary.

If you just look at the width of the 4096x2160 4K image, it's 1/1.65 of the width of the full-frame sensor. However, if you look at the image circle radius, it's 1/1.75 the radius of the full frame circle. It's a bit weird as the photo circle is around a full frame 3:2 rectangle and the video crop is 17:9. If you look at the UHD, 16x9, 3840x2160 crop, it's 1/1.84 of the image circle.

Whatever. It's within a 1.6x crop, so the corners won't get cropped from an ASP/C lens.

And I agree with Barry that avoiding line skipping is the key to delivering photo-like images.

I watched part of the B&H live panel on the launch. The photographers gushed about being able to shoot 4Kp30, select the best frame, and save that frame to the card. Examples included an infant delivering that perfect micro expression and the rice/petals falling just right in front of a bride's face. Lightning and meteors are other great examples. It's like a 30 fps motor drive.

They also noted that 8.8 MP for the crop is a nice balance point. It's enough resolution to make a nice print, and it's not too large to upload via Wi-Fi to social media sites.

One can capture 30MP RAW or 60MP Dual Pixel RAW. With Dual Pixel, there are three options: 1) micro adjust the focal point, 2) shift the bokeh (like a tilt-shift), or 3) do ghost/flare reduction. One person mentioned that this is perfect for macro work so you can pinpoint the glint off an eye or a diamond ring. Of course, the 4K extraction is another solution. Just shoot macro handheld, drift through the focal point, and select the right frame.

There are more focus points and they have more vertical spread, so you can (finally) focus at the rule of 3rds. There is an additional control that you can assign to selection of focus points. And all the focus points will AF at f/8, which is nice for long lenses with extenders.

The viewfinder has a lot more information too, so you can see more settings without looking at the displays. Given that I wear reading glasses (but not with a diopter on the viewfinder), this is great news for me.

It includes photo flicker reduction (in mirror mode) that detects the cycle of lights and shifts the shutter timing slightly to snap at the brightest point. The 7D2 has this, but the 5D4 has a smarter version that works even if only a portion of the view is affected. I've got a whole slew of badly colored and badly exposed stills that I shot under fluorescent lights. Probably only one in five is ideal. Removing that error is a big win in institutional (school, church, work...) settings.

One DIGIC 6 chip is dedicated to lens compensation. There were some artifacts that could only be cleaned up in Canon's Digital Photo Professional that are now part of the camera's native JPEG workflow. Stand, Shoot, Deliver (I'm yours.)

Lots of good stuff for the shooter who does both stills and video and wants a single body (with a single invoice.)
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Old August 25th, 2016, 03:38 PM   #13
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Re: Canon USA reveals EOS 5D Mk. IV with 4K, new L-Series Lenses

I like the dual pixel AF and touch screen combination.
Judging from a demo, it gives powerful possibilities:


The windowed 4k is a bit limited (you cannot do much wide angle), and I guess that the HDMI is no 4k capable.
The EU price is definitely unreasonable, compared to the USA one (but let's not forget it includes VAT, while USA prices do not include sales tax).

I feel that a 9 Mpixels a7S killer should be next...

Waiting for a 6D mk2 with dual pixel AF and touch screen myself...

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Old August 25th, 2016, 04:01 PM   #14
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Apparently, there are ten speed options for rack focus. In addition, it's now smart enough to ignore objects moving through the frame (such as a car driving between camera and subject) and the sensitivity to unwanted objects is adjustable.
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Old August 26th, 2016, 11:10 AM   #15
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I have watched all of the videos, read all of the reviews. The 5D MKIV is a killer stills camera that can be used to occasionally shoot video, usually by photographers or other light users. Canon really hasn't deviated from the purpose of the camera since the 5D MKII. It seems as if everyone was expecting Canon to answer our wildest dreams with video features, when they have obviously ceded the hybrid mirrorless market to Panasonic, Sony and Fuji. Canon will tell you that if you are a videographer/cinematographer to buy a C300 MKII. Why would they give you a $3,500.00 DSLR that has good video features?

If you want a hybrid stills video camera, ditch Canon and buy a Sony, Panasonic or Fuji. There, all done.
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