Canon EOS-1 Mark IV: Preproduction Hands-On


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TrustedReviews to get its hands-on with Canon‘s EOS-1 Mark IV DSLR at the Canon Pro Photo Solutions 09 show in at the Business Design Centre in London.

  • Handling: “… impossible not to be impressed.” The EOS-1 Mark IV weighs 1.2kg (2.65-pounds) without a lens.
  • LCD: “… superb…” The 3-inch LCD has 920,000 pixels with viewing angles of 170/170. The cover glass is scratch-resistant. There is even a transparent plastic layer between the LCD and the cover glass to reduce glare and internal reflection.
  • 16.1 Megapixel CMOS Sensor: “The most significant improvement…” This is an APS-H sized image sensor with a 27.9 x 18.6mm dimension and a 1.3x crop factor. The image sensor works with dual DIGIC 4 image processors leading to outstanding performance: 10fps continuous shooting with full continuous autofocus for up to 121 shots.
  • ISO: “… the highest sensitivity of any current digital SLR camera.” The ISO range is 100 – 12,800 and expandable to 50 – 102,400.
  • Autofocus: “… extremely fast…” It has 45-points of which 39 are cross-type that are more sensitive and accurate. Lots of light, not enough light… it doesn’t matter: “… the tracking function works superbly…”
  • HD Video: The video recording system uses the same one used in the EOS-5D Mark II so that means 1080p. Stereo audio is only via an optional external microphone. 720p and VGA video resolutions are supported. Full manual exposure is supported while filming.

Looks like the EOS-1 Mark IV will unsurprisingly be the most advanced DSLR in existence come December. You can pre-order the EOS-1D Mark IV from Amazon.


  • “Canon EOS 1D Mk IV – Hands-on Preview” – TrustedReviews
  • “Canon EOS-1D Mark IV lands for a pre-production hands-on” – Engadget

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