Canon EOS 5D DSLR Camera

Last updated date: February 18, 2019

DWYM Score
9.4

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 145 expert reviews, the Canon Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera placed 2nd when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
9.2
17 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.6
1,984 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Given the updates, the autofocus is likely faster, especially for Live View.
- CNET
August 26, 2016 | Full review
The 5D Mark IV also inherits Canon's Dual Pixel AF technology, meaning there are phase-detection points on the imaging sensor itself, promising quicker AF acquisition than we saw in the 5D Mark III, and performance as speedy as in a lot of mirrorless cameras.
- Tech Radar
November 21, 2018 | Full review
It’s a good all-around lens that covers a nice range, from wide-angle to short telephoto.
- Digital Trends
A wide array of professional-grade features. Exceptional image quality.
- BestReviews
April 1, 2019 | Full review
It is built around a new 30.4MP CMOS sensor and uses the Digic 6+ processor. The AF system is from the flagship 1D X Mark II and contains 61 AF points (41 of which are cross-type) with up to 24% expanded vertical coverage compared with the system in the Mark III. The center point is sensitive to -3EV in One Shot (AF-S) mode (in Live View the sensor is sensitive to -4EV with a fast lens).
- DP Review
September 14, 2016 | Full review
Since there's no interframe compression, image quality in 4K mode is good.
- Imaging Resource
The biggest boost in usability actually comes as a result of making the screen touch-sensitive.
- Trusted Reviews
October 4, 2018 | Full review
30MP full-frame image sensor.
- PG Magazine - SE Asia
With its 30.4MP sensor capable of yielding superb image quality (even at high ISO), an advanced 61-point AF system, 7 fps continuous shooting speed, 4K video recording, built-in WiFi / GPS and superb Dual Pixel AF when using Live View, the Canon 5D Mark IV is a formidable tool for enthusiast and professional photographers.
- Photography Life
This model adds 4K Cinematic Video recording capability (24,25,& 30 fps). You can extract 8.8 megapixel screen grabs from each frame of video.
- Smart Review
May 22, 2018 | Full review
Takes very good photos. Photos generally were very sharp. Images taken in low light (no flash) were sharp. Has full frame sensor. Photos displayed almost no visual noise, even in low light. Video quality is excellent, better than most models. Very fast start-up time, much better than most models. Very good and quick at being ready for next shot, better than many models. LCD has excellent quality. It includes two slots for using two memory cards. Captures excellent audio when recording video. Secure feeling on the ergonomic grip with rubber inlays.
- Consumer Reports
Excellent battery life, top-notch manual controls, and a weatherproof body make this camera one of Canon's most capable offerings available today. To make the most of its capabilities, it's essential that you invest in high-quality lenses.
- Best Products
February 28, 2019 | Full review
Full-frame sensor. Dual Pixel AF is a game changer for video. Superior high ISO capability. Touchscreen is useful. Wi Fi.
- Tech Spot
30MP full-frame image sensor. Fast 61-point autofocus system. 7fps continuous shooting. Unlimited JPG shooting buffer. Pro-grade build. Dual Pixel AF Live View focus system. 3.2-inch touch screen. Integrated GPS and Wi-Fi. CF and SD card slots.
- PC Magazine
May 2, 2018 | Full review
The EOS 5D MkIV is one of the most capable options on the market for shooters who prefer to use this type of body design when shooting videos, as it records in 4K, and its 61-point autofocus can keep your movies sharp with minimal effort.
- Wiki EZ Vid
April 1, 2018 | Full review
This camera has a nice 61-point autofocus due to which the photos are always accurate and fine. In fact, that’s one of the best results you can find nowadays as other cameras have no more than 51-point autofocus. As to the shooting speed, it reaches up to 7 fps.
- The Tech Lounge
March 25, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
The biggest disappointment to me is the unchanged ISO sensitivity range; a high maximum usually means important improvements in noise reduction in the middle of the range.
- CNET
August 26, 2016 | Full review
Expensive compared to rivals.
- Tech Radar
November 21, 2018 | Full review
It can’t output 4K over HDMI, so monitoring and external recording are limited to 1080p. Worse, shooting in 4K incurs a significant crop of 1.64x.
- Digital Trends
No built-in flash. Complex operation may be difficult for amateurs to navigate. Expensive, but you get what you pay for.
- BestReviews
April 1, 2019 | Full review
iTR subject tracking lacks precision and reliability compared to some peers.
- DP Review
September 14, 2016 | Full review
JPEG files look soft at default settings; 1/200s flash sync
- Imaging Resource
Frame rate isn’t particularly high
- Trusted Reviews
October 4, 2018 | Full review
Dual Pixel Raw function slows camera and offers limited benefits.
- PG Magazine - SE Asia
Lacks an image stabilizer. Its kit lens has a fixed focal length with no zoom capability. Has no wide-angle capability with the kit lens. Heavier than the typical SLR. Camera may be slightly too heavy for some users. Heavier than average in its class. Lacks built-in flash.
- Consumer Reports
ITR subject tracking lacks precision and reliability compared to some peers. Optimization of AF settings takes practice. HDMI-out limited to 1080p.
- Tech Spot
Cropped 4K video. Clean HDMI output is 1080p only. Dual Pixel Raw function slows camera and offers limited benefits. 4K video files are quite large. Omits in-body flash.
- PC Magazine
May 2, 2018 | Full review
It has a clear button panel and has such additional functions as GPS and Wi-Fi. Still, bear in mind that this Canon camera is pricey and costs about $3,500.
- The Tech Lounge
March 25, 2019 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

The EOS 5D Mark IV camera builds on the powerful legacy of the 5D series, offering amazing refinements in image quality, performance and versatility. Canon’s commitment to imaging excellence is the soul of the EOS 5D Mark IV. Wedding and portrait photographers, nature and landscape shooters, as well as creative videographers will appreciate the brilliance and power that the EOS 5D Mark IV delivers. The EOS 5D Mark IV camera builds on the powerful legacy of the 5D series, offering amazing refinements in image quality, performance and versatility. Canon’s commitment to imaging excellence is the soul of the EOS 5D Mark IV. Wedding and portrait photographers, nature and landscape shooters, as well as creative videographers will appreciate the brilliance and power that the EOS 5D Mark IV delivers. Superb image quality is achieved with Canon’s all-new 30.4 Megapixel full-frame sensor, and highly-detailed 4K video is captured with ease. Focus accuracy has been improved with a refined 61-point AF system and Canon’s revolutionary Dual Pixel CMOS AF for quick, smooth AF for both video and Live View shooting. Fast operation is enhanced with Canon’s DIGIC 6+ Image Processor, which provides continuous shooting at up to 7.0 fps*. Built-in Wi-Fi**, GPS*** and an easy-to-navigate touch-panel LCD allow the camera to become an extension of you. When quality matters, the EOS 5D Mark IV helps deliver results to inspire even the most discerning imagemaker. Continuous shooting speed may vary depending on the shutter speed, the aperture, the lens being used, the battery charge and various camera settings. ** Compatible with iOS versions 8.0/8.1/8.2/8.3/8.4/9.0/9.1/9.2/9.3, Android™Â smartphone and tablet versions 4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4/5.0/5.1/6.0. Data charges may apply with the download of the free Canon Camera Connect app. This app helps enable you to upload images to social media services. Please note that image files may contain personally identifiable information that may implicate privacy laws. Canon disclaims and has no responsibility for your use of such images. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this app. *** In certain countries and regions, the use of GPS may be restricted. Therefore be sure to use GPS in accordance with the laws and regulations of your country or region. Be particularly careful when traveling outside your home country. As a signal is received from GPS satellites, take sufficient measures when using in locations where the use of electronics is regulated.

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