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Canon - EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera (Body Only) - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 457 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fabulous Camera!!!

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    MONDOTREKKER
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    I am in awe of this camera! It's my first full frame DSLR camera which I selected after many hours of research. Research can drive one crazy as there's so much material (ads, videos, reviews, reviewer's and personal preferences, etc.) to read before making a decision about such a large purchase. Do the research though to make sure you get the right camera for you. After nearly 3 weeks in Europe I'm sure I made the right choice. Performance was flawless and operation was easy on this feature-rich camera, Menus are complete, concise and rational. This is hugely important as making adjustments is fast - no searching through excessive or confusing menus to find what you need. While some camera menus systems are good some are absolutely Byzantine! Canon's is, IMO, the best. This is also my first Canon after being a lifetime Nikon shooter. Solid construction and great materials are evident. Button layout and overall ergonomics provide me the easiest handling for a camera of this size and weight. Other cameras of this level (which were all great) just didn't seem as easy to handle or were as nimble in my hands. Not having any full frame lenses made the brand change easy for me. As is said "One buys a camera but marries the lens system." IMO it is difficult if not impossible to beat Canon L glass. Some reviewers did not rate this camera at the top for video performance but the few videos I experimented with looked really excellent to me. I'm not a skilled videographer so take that into account. Still shots are off the chart amazing though. The features of this camera are mind-boggling! I was able to learn a limited number of features and modes before my trip so I was able to get some amazing shots. I expect better after I've read the rest of the 600+ page owner's manual. This is a serious camera one grows into and it will remain functionally relevant for a very long time. I LOVE THIS CAMERA..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Obsessed with it!

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    Guillermo
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    The day I got the camera was a early morning so that I could take it to Mt Hood. Right away I loved how fast it performed and tack sharp it was. I've been rolling with the canon 70d for the longest time as a amateur but later turned it from a hobby to a proffession. I watched a lot of reviews and would visit Best Buy to see which camera I would love. I checked out the Sony A7R iii and saw how many Canon users switched to Sony. But really didn't want to be apart of that group with there expensive lens, plus not spend a lot to change and sell my other Canon lenses like Amy other user would. And it was to small for my not so big hands and to light, which is a good thing for others but I wanted something I could have a good grip and a good weight. And I knew if I was to ever drop the Sony I wouldn't be happy. But I'm happy with the Canon 5d marl iv. And soon to be taking more beautiful photographs. The picture I posted isn't the full resolution one because I can only post a 5 mb image

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Way better than expected

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    Mirza
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    I used original 5D and 5D MkII but skipped MkIII version due to lack of updates in sensor resolution and dynamic range, especially noisy shadows. I've been using Canon 6D instead for the past three years, and I think that it's one of the best values in camera world. I hesitated to even try out the new 5D MkIV and was contemplating jumping ship over to Sony and their amazing a7R II. Well, I can say I'm extremely glad I went with MkIV. Camera is a huge upgrade from 6D in every sense, especially AF, but also enormous sensor quality upgrade compared to 5D MkIII. I'm using 1DX MkII as well, and I prefer 5D MkIV. Camera body is very light, super responsive, AF performance is on par with 1DX MkII, but sensor is simply phenomenal. Dynamic range is 90% identical to Sony a7R II but you get to keep Canon's beautiful colors and skin tones. 30Mpx is plenty (I'm printing 24x36 regularly) and the files are simply beautiful. I'm not shooting lots of video, but from what I've seen so far, the quality is stunning. Yes, 4K video is using 1.7x crop and MJPG codec is using a lot of memory card space, but the quality is simply amazing. Try it, you won't be disappointed. I know I'm not!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    nice but ...

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    Controler
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    i been on pentax for 6 years and finally went canon , after watching and waiting for 3 years .. when the sale happens and finally this black friday canon took 500 off with free battery grip .. i wanted to go nikon 850 but no price break ,, i finally am going off pentax .. i am not going to state canon specific but just post comparison with pentax ,, i was hoping big difference but it was not so for picture quality .. pentax was limiting me with lens to buy and where to buy pentax which made me leave .. but canon has now let me expand what i wanted .. but of course cost went way up too .. if you know and want certain hardware and specific results . so for final statement, , i will get a 5DS/R soon to compliment the 5D M4 and use one for big zoom and one for wide-macro ,, ,which is what i done with all my pentax hardware .. if the 5ds/r would have been on sale, i would only gotten that .. 4 stars for end result of a photo compared to pentax for this body .. and much higher canon costs .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome features, stunning quality

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    homestead
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    The touch screen features make this camera body incredibly convenient. As well as it's build in wi fi capability. As far as weight it is a heavier body than the 60D which is a crop sensor frame. This again is a convenient camera, especially considering that Apple has not yet updated their software to support RAW files from the Mark IV. The fact that you can print RAW files at 16x20 without any pixel distortion is amazing. I can use my iPhone to shoot photos, change any settings and preview photos from inside my toasty warm vehicle in the dead of winter catching the Northern Lights. The speed at which it can take a photo when you tap the screen is impressive- although it is even faster when not in screen view mode. I love all of the new point options for focus targets. All the photos are with the Canon EF 11-24mm lens with no lens filters and MOBILE quality as the only downfall is I can not yet open any RAW files on my desktop until there's been updates to support them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent camera

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    CvilleNeal
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    I decided to upgrade from my EOS 5D to the current model. I considered switching to one of the high end Nikons which have even more megapixels but elected to stay with the Canon in order to keep using the lenses I already have. A few days after the camera arrived I took it on hiking/photography trip to Great Basin in Nevada and Bryce Canyon in Utah. The camera worked flawlessly and took excellent pictures even in the fully automatic setting. Setting up the Canon software that came with the camera was straightforward, though I use Lightroom to process the pictures rather than the Canon software. I used the camera to shoot a number of pictures in Bryce at night with a full moon and the camera performed well. I used the Canon app to operate the camera in the dark which meant that I could dispense with a cable release/remote. The app is not entirely intuitive, but it works well and allows you to operate the camera remotely with ease. I have had the camera for only a month, but so far it has been excellent and without defect.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Improved AF, In The 5D Mark IV.

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    RexGig0
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    I am not an early adopter, so there is little to say that has not been said before, by others. I will emphasize the most significant reasons I added a 5D Mark IV. The most important factor is the AF, which has not disappointed me, and notably, I have a Nikon D5, for a frame of reference. Unless/Until we can afford a Nikon super-telephoto, perhaps next year, my best bird combo is the 5D IV and EF 100-400L II. (My wife shoots Nikon, so it would make sense for our one really expensive telephoto to be a Nikkor.) A secondary reason to add the 5D IV is the ability to detect flickering light sources, and synchronize the shutter, for consistent exposures and WB. I already had this valuable capability in my 7D II and 5Ds R cameras, and now have it in my newest “general-purpose” DSLR. These two factors were sufficient for me to add a 5D IV. I had skipped the 5D Marks II and III, and while I appreciate my 5Ds R’s resolution, and still love it, the 5Ds R can be quite demanding as a general-purpose DSLR. I believe my 5Ds R and 5D Mark IV (and D5) complement each other quite well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Big step up from Mark III

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    FlDoc
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    After looking at all the online reviews I was not sure that the 5DMarkIV would be enough of an improvement over the Mark III or even over the 7D Mark II. The camera is much better that the reviews. The clarity with high ISO is remarkable. Much better than I had with the Mark III and way better than the 7D. Frames per second is very good for 30 megapixel. I have this paired with my 2.8 70-200 II and 2.8 24-70 II and the results are outstanding. Much better than I had with Mark III & 7D except for the reach on the 7D. You will absolutely love the touch screen. While the controls are very similar to previous body's I started trying the touch screen just out of habit from using smart phones. The touch screen is great. Overall great product. Could it have been better, sure. Is it worth the upgrade from Mark III, I certainly think so!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful images, problematic 4K. I returned it.

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    Jason302
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    Hi, I am a long time canon user and will continue to be. I have owned the mk3 the 6d the t3i and the t2i. I am heavily invested in canon and their glass so I was extremely excited and waited a very long time for this camera to come out. I purchased it from the local Best Buy in launch day, it is a spectacular camera for stills and 1080p video. The autofocus system is excellent, it's fast and even in live view it is nearly as fast as it is through the viewfinder. I also love the touch screen it makes navigating the menu and making adjustments so much quicker and you can pinch to zoom on your pictures. I had a major problem with the 4K though, the codec this camera stores it in is so huge that it was unusable on my early 2016 MacBook Pro. It would lag while watching it and even trying it edit it was nearly impossible. I'm unsure why canon went with such huge codec but I returned it because of this. It's not enough different for me to justify the expense with the 4K codec. I will just wait for the next 6d and hope the issue is resolved by then. If your looking for a great stills camera by all means get this bad boy, if you have a mk3 and want a 4K upgrade its not quite there yet unfortunately

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So Amazing

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    Macky
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    So I started off by buying a Canon 80D. Amazing camera but I just wasn't satisfied with a crop sensor. I just had this insane urge to move to a full frame. So I decided let's by a 5D mark iii. Loved the full frame and amazing build quality. Being that it's a 4 year old camera it was missing things from the 80D that I grown to love. That was wifi and the auto focus seemed to feel more accurate. I made the executive decision and shelled out another $1000 for the 5D mark IV. With this camera I had the best of both worlds. Amazing picture quality,camera build and felt confident that this will last me a long time and be able to keep up with all my risky adventures. If you can afford to get it and the upgraded features such as wifi and touch screen I say go for it. If those don't work for you I suggest the 5D mark iii as it's about $1000 less.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What you’d expect, and More!

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    LokiVelez
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    I knew going in that I was investing in a flagship Canon, and after the success of the 5D Mark iii, how could one go wrong here. Even still, I am floored by how clear and detailed my shots of my son came out in a room with no light execpt for the computer screen my son was playing keyboard on. The clarity and detail, and noise handling of this camera,,,I was blown away. No turning back from full-frame for me,,,and I look forward to growing into this camera over the next few years. You CAN NOT go wrong with this body. I paired it with the 50mm 1.8 ii (updated nifty fifty) and the results are beyond impressive. I’ll add shots of some pics I took in Union Square with this combo.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Canon 5D Mark IV is an excellent camera!

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    NBPhotography
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    The new Canon 5D Mark IV is so much better than I thought it could be. I have only had this body for a month, but coming from a Canon 7D, the 5DM4 is so much better with: button control placement, focus is fast and accurate, viewfinder information is magnificent, the framing level indicator helps me keep my images straight, and image quality with the same lenses (5DM4 vs 7D) are so much better with the full frame sensor. The Canon 5D Mark IV is everything I needed in an update. The camera is worth every dollar if you are looking at purchasing a camera body in the 5D series. One may need to work harder or save up, but if this camera body is within your budget, just buy it. I have had my 7D for years and needed a full frame upgrade. The newest bodies in the 5D series are great and the 5DM4 combines a lot of those excellent features into a camera body that excites. I am back into photography with this Canon! NB

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera

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    rikstir
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    I’ve been a Canon user for many years so I’m familiar with their products. I used to shoot professionally but changed careers several years ago. I picked this camera because I felt it was the best camera available in this price range from Canon. So far I’m happy with it. The image quality is very nice, the high ISO performance is good for a camera with this pixel count. I think there are so many options and they are all very good so you really have to pick the camera for what you want to shoot. If you want to shoot sports your probably going to want a 7D MKII or a 1DX MKII. I picked the 5D because I wanted the increase in MP and high ISO performance vs the 7D and I didn’t want to spend what a 1DX costs. I also already own several L series Canon lenses so that keeps me in the Canon ecosystem. If I was starting from scratch this would be a tougher choice with Nikon’s newly announced D850.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worthy upgrade in every respect.

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    Woody76
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    I have been shooting Canon DSLR's for close to 10 years now. I started with a 40D, then a 7D, then a 5D2, 5D3 and as soon as the 5D4 was announced I was drooling. Initially the dual pixel raw was the most interesting feature to me. Once I started using the camera, it was the continuous video AF and live view AF shooting. The touch screen was a surprisingly pleasant new feature that I find more useful than I thought I would. I love the GPS geotagging every shot while I travel. The improvements in dynamic range are understated. You can shoot for the highlights and recover shadows by 2 stops easy without excessive noise. The only thing to keep in mind is with the higher MP count, you will need to shoot with slightly faster shutter speeds than you were previously used to. If you are coming from anything prior to a 5D3, this upgrade is a real no brainer. If you can afford it, it's a very worthwhile upgrade from the 5D3 even.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best still camera! Period!

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    ipb51966
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    I bought this camera the same day it came out as an upgrade to the beloved Canon 5D MIII and I was in love with its jpegs files right away. I took it with me to a photography trip to both Yellowstone and Teton National Parks and coming back I was surprised with the quality of the RAW files using the newly upgraded LR: color, dynamic range, shadow details, etc are improved compared to the MarkIII. I don't do videos so I can't say anything in favor or against the camera in that regards but as a "photo" camera is more than I can hope for. Did I mentioned that I got this camera at a local Best Buy at 0% interest for 24 months? If you are serious about photography this is the best camera. Period!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera

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    KarenLY
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    I have 2 of the "original" Canon 5d cameras. Yep they still work wonderfully! That said, the technology since those cameras came out has changed tremendously. It was time for a change. My new EOS 5D M IV is great. All the bells and whistles one could ask for, with a nice quiet shutter, and some wonderful touch screen features. I am a still photographer but do plan on exploring motion in the future. I use this particular camera in studio and sync to my Mac and iPad for a larger preview. Its wonderful on an iPad. Battery life is great and working with strobes is awesome - so easy to connect. Great changes in technology…love the wifi, and gps features. I shoot primarily in Manual, but have really enjoyed some of the other preset features in this camera. Absolutely no issues. Thrilled! Seriously wondering why I took so long to upgrade. :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Overly priced, not what i expected

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    tess73
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    Not for beginners confusing options in the menu it may be the same with the mark III? You really have to know what each thing does or what it doesn't do, it maybe easier for someone who has worked with pro level cameras before? color is not the same as most canons (lighter not as vibrant) and that is one thing I wish they didn't change cause I loved canon's color .It was said in a review you rarely miss shots with it , I found I miss just as many shots as I do with my 6D and my T6i and that is using a center focus point, I also used the auto focus and moved focus points and it missed shots. I think people would be better off with the mark iii until the price drops on the IV unless you feel you need the extra MP's and it would be worth it to you paying the higher price. It's not a terrible camera but not worth the high price tag in my opinion.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Sensor issues and dirt in viewfinder

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    Jeff
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    I have had the absolute worst luck obtaining a camera with No Issues. I have been through 6 camera bodies and if it's not one thing it's another. First two bodies had sensor issues see attached image... the second two had an unexceptionable amount of dirt and or dust in the viewfinder... the fourth, fifth as well as the one that I am stuck with now all have the same sensor issues as the first two and the Best Buy in Folsom California refuses to help me in anyway they told me to take it up with Canon... wow thanks a lot I have spent a ton of money with Best Buy and will be taking my business elsewhere from now on!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost so awesome, but not quite.

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    bravoleader
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    Love the image quality! High ISO is really good. Menus and touch screen are excellent. Focus system is very good. Build quality is great. Pictures coming out of this camera with a Canon 70-200 F2.8 IS are breathtaking. Color rendering is very very true to real life. BEST images i've ever seen. Now for the bad news. Coming from a Nikon D800, the 5D button layout is horrible. The nikon is way more friendly to the user (except for the confusing menu's in nikon). Canons menus are much much better. However, I despise the shared function of buttons on the 5D and where they are make no sense really. If i could put nikon's buttons on this camera, it would be 5++ stars. In the end, image quality is everything, so i'll fumble around with this thing just because the product coming out is well worth the user pain.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than expected

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    esmoglo
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    Having owned & used the Canon EOS 5D Mark III for the last three years, I wanted an upgrade. I can assure anyone in the same position it’s worth the upgrade. Auto Focus is vastly improved, AF points more responsive, AF speed is also a treat, dual layer is a memory monster only use this when it's necessary. WIFI function is nice but not a deal breaker, ISO performance is also improved, the touch screen is nice, but I could live without it. It’s hard to fault this new offering it’s just that good. Only negative I can think? Canon EOS 5D Mark III VS the new IV, new IV seems to be a power hog it’s a notable difference. Can’t get near as many shutter clicks as I did with Mark III so get an extra battery you will need it. Also get new upgraded memory cards that’s a must as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend