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Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
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Canon EOS 1D Mark IV Digital Camera

SLR 16.1MP CMOS Aug 2010
Camera Type Megapixel Count Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
As A Leader In Speed And Resolution, The EOS - 1 D Mark IV, Captures The Extraordinary. Freeze Action At 16.1 Megapixels And At 10 Fps Or Full HD, The EOS-1 D Mark IV Video Is Ready For Anything.... More
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22 Reasons For

Good Quality Pictures

A few customers who bought it reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. Technave.com said three years ago “Fast continuous shooting rate” in their review of this digital camera. Technave.com also wrote “10 frames per second shooting speed is still best in class”. Technave.com also mentioned “Increased resolution helps for better cropping”.

Some Canon EOS 1D Mark IV owners who reviewed it agreed that it was able to produce good images. Technave.com wrote in their review of the Canon EOS 1D Mark IV “Superb image capturing”. Technave.com also said “Highly detailed 16MP images in a wide range of conditions”.

One customer who reviewed it said that it had a good image sensor.

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Canon Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Canon has good average reviews for its SLR digital cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range compared to other manufacturers.

Good Product Quality

Three Canon EOS 1D Mark IV reviewers reckoned that it was good quality. Expert website Technave.com said in their review “It's built to a standard to survive hard professional use while delivering images of outstanding quality under adverse conditions”. Technave.com also wrote “Highspeed shooting, fast focusing, high quality LCD screen, unbelievable ISO range”. Technave.com also said “Good image quality”.

Acceptable Noise Level

A number of Canon EOS 1D Mark IV owners mentioned in their reviews that the Canon EOS 1D Mark IV was noisy. Technave.com said in their review of this digital camera three years ago “Excellent noise control”. Technave.com also wrote “Excellent 16-megapixel sensor with very low noise and superb detail”.

Easy to Use

Several Canon EOS 1D Mark IV reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Technave.com wrote “Movie mode could be easier to use”. One person who purchased this digital camera concluded that it had a good experience. Technave.com mentioned “Composing in Live View an excellent experience”.

Good Quality Lens

Three customers said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good autofocus. Three years ago Technave.com mentioned in their Canon EOS 1D Mark IV review “Great AutoFocus”.

Good Video Capture

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good for video recording. Three years ago Technave.com said “Superb HD video recording” in their Canon EOS 1D Mark IV review. Technave.com also said “Superb HD movie mode”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Canon EOS 1D Mark IV owner who purchased it considered that it had a good screen.

Robust

Some customers who bought the Canon EOS 1D Mark IV thought it was well made. Technave.com mentioned “Excellent build and external controls”. Technave.com also wrote “Solid, weatherresistant construction”. One customer mentioned that the product was reliable. Technave.com said in their review of this digital camera “Updated autofocus system is quick and reliable and produces excellent sharpness”.

Good Size

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was good structurally.

Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the EOS 1D Mark IV supports video recording.

There are a number of alternative cameras which support video recording currently available that you might want to look at including a cheaper digital camera such as the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II[plb_1125845_price] or you might consider a higher rated digital camera such as the Canon EOS 60Da[plb_1425495_price], or the Pentax K-30[plb_1717026_price].

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports a CF|MicroDrive|SD|SDHC memory card, which is typical of many SLR digital cameras that are a similar age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this Canon digital camera is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the EOS 600D - Rebel T3i[pl_1102050_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the EOS 60Da[pl_1425495_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) both from Canon or the Sony Alpha A58[plb_1611460_price] (MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports One Image Format

The EOS 1D Mark IV has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of this age and type. The most frequently supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this Canon camera. The image formats JPEG,RAW,JPEG,RAW,JPEG,RAW,JPEG,RAW are also supported by this camera.

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1500 Shots Per Battery Charge

The EOS 1D Mark IV is a camera that takes 1,500 shot shot per battery charge. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the EOS 1D Mark IV take between 220 and 4,699 shots per battery charge.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

Cameras of a comparable type and age to the EOS 1D Mark IV have battery capacities of between 720mAh and 2,300mAh. When compared to other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed the battery capacity of, the EOS 1D Mark IV's battery capacity of 2,300 milliamperes * hour is one of the biggest.

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Has Two Photo Effects

The EOS 1D Mark IV has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera has a Neutral photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the EOS 1D Mark IV. The photo effect "Black&White" is also found on this Canon camera.

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Has One Playback Mode

The Canon EOS 1D Mark IV has a greater number of camera playback modes than most SLR digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. The most commonly found playback mode is Single image, but this playback mode is not found on this Canon digital camera. The playback modes slide show are also found on this Canon camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Has Three Light Exposure Modes

The EOS 1D Mark IV has a greater number of light exposure modes than most cameras of this age and spec. The most commonly found light exposure mode is Auto, but this light exposure mode is not found on this camera. The light exposure modes aperture priority AE, manual and shutter priority AE are also found on this Canon camera.

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Supports Five ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the EOS 1D Mark IV is more than most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This Canon digital camera supports a 100 ISO speed, which is the most frequently supported ISO speed supported by SLR digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the EOS 1D Mark IV. The ISO speeds "200", "400", "800" and "1600" are also supported by this camera.

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Features One Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Canon EOS 1D Mark IV is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera features a Single Auto Focus auto focus, which is the most commonly featured auto focus featured on digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto / Manual focus, which is the most commonly found focus on SLR digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago have a built-in flash, however the Canon EOS 1D Mark IV does not have a built-in flash.

There are a number of other cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might also want to look at including the Nikon D750[plb_2497138_price], or the Pentax K-50[plb_2053942_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Canon EOS 1D Mark IV does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the EOS 1D Mark IV.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Nikon D750[plb_2497138_price], the Pentax K-50[plb_2053942_price], or the Sony Alpha A58[plb_1611460_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most cameras of a similar age and type to the EOS 1D Mark IV are not 3D compatible. The EOS 1D Mark IV is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Olympus PEN E-P3[plb_1666913_price], the Nikon D5100[plb_2120682_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1[plb_1663553_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most cameras of this age and type do not have a GPS. The Canon EOS 1D Mark IV is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

Other cameras which also have a GPS that you might want to look at include the Nikon D5100[plb_2120682_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the EOS 1D Mark IV do not support WiFi connectivity. The EOS 1D Mark IV is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity which you might want to look at including the D750[pl_2497138_price], or the D5100[pl_2120682_price] both from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The EOS 1D Mark IV is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the EOS 1D Mark IV are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the EOS 1D Mark IV, the EOS 1D Mark IV does not have an image stabiliser.

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Only Features Two Flash Modes

The EOS 1D Mark IV has a greater number of flash modes than most SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the EOS 1D Mark IV. The flash mode "Manual" is also featured on this Canon camera.

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Heavy

The weights of digital cameras of this type and age range from 230g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 630g. The Canon EOS 1D Mark IV is fairly heavy (1.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that are a similar age to the EOS 1D Mark IV.

If you would consider a camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Canon EOS 1D Mark II N[plb_324111_price] (1.2kg) which is also cheaper.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Canon EOS 1D Mark IV

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the EOS 1D Mark IV has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the Canon EOS 600D - Rebel T3i[plb_1102050_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Cameras with a larger screen size that might be worth considering include the Nikon D750[plb_2497138_price] (3.2") which also has a higher rating.

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Released Over Six Years Ago

This SLR digital camera was released over six years ago.

Average Megapixel Count

The EOS 1D Mark IV has a relatively average megapixel count (16.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

If you want a higher megapixel count then you might want to consider the K-30[pl_1717026_price] (16.28MP), or the K-50[pl_2053942_price] (16.28MP) both from Pentax or the Nikon D5100[plb_2120682_price] (16.2MP) which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many SLR digital cameras that came out around the same time as it.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the EOS 1D Mark II N[pl_324111_price], or the EOS 1Ds Mark II[pl_1125845_price] both from Canon which is cheaper; or the Canon EOS 600D - Rebel T3i[plb_1102050_price] which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a better sensor type that might be worth looking at include the Nikon D3000[plb_993_price] (CCD).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Lens System
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
Custom Colour
Live View
Multi Burst Mode
Playback Mode
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Battery
Battery Size
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Recommended Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Mac Compatible
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Interface
Data Compression
Operating System
Effective Sensor Resolution
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Lens System
Digital SLR

Expert Reviews

30 September 2013

It's built to a standard to survive hard professional use while delivering images of outstanding quality under adverse conditions. It can shoot at 10 fps and in light levels so low that other...

Fullframe sensor
Superb AF
Great exposure system
Excellent noise control
Incredibly fast
No exposure compensation button on vertical grip
Heavy
No rating button
No incamera HDR
Expensive

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon eos1, canon eos1d, canon eos1dm, canon eos1dma, canon 0931c002, canon eos1dmar, canon 3822b002, canon 0931c002i, canon eos1dmark, canon 0931c002iv, canon eos1dmarki, canon eos1dmarkiv
Barcodes 00013803119602, 00013803119619, 00138031196024, 00616348088978, 04960999660035, 04960999662466, 08714574543888, 08714574543895, 08714574543901

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