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Canon 1D Mark IV Digital Camera

£3,469.00
SLR 16.1MP CMOS SDHC Aug 2010
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Compatible Memory Cards Release Date
Six industry awards
No manual audio control
Movie mode could be easier to use
45 Reviews + 6 Awards
toptenreviews.com Gold Digicam Buyer.co.uk Editor's Choice tbreak.ae Editor's Choice Ephotozine Highly Recommended
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Reviews

Six Industry Awards

This Canon digital camera has received six awards from experts.

The editors of websites Photoreview.com.au, Digicam Buyer.co.uk and Tbreak.ae all thought that this medium megapixel camera was outstanding and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

Two more expert review sites liked this camera. This medium megapixel camera received an Ephotozine "Highly Recommended" award and it received a "Gold" award from review website Toptenreviews.com who decided it was outstanding.

This Canon camera received a "5 Star" award from 01net.com.

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Expert Reviews Are Excellent

Based on twenty-two expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, Ephotozine, Digicam Buyer.co.uk and photoreview.com.au the average expert rating of this Canon digital camera is 93%. That puts this digital camera in the top 1% of all the medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

Canon Has Excellent Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 34,085 user and expert reviews (including 1,378 verified purchases) for Canon digital cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent reviews. We also found that Canon has excellent reviews specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Support

Poor Support

Two customers who reviewed it agreed that it did not have good technical guidance.


Power

Battery Capacity is Reduced from the Larger Screen

One owner wrote that the product did not have a good battery life. Imaging Resource.com mentioned seven years ago “Battery capacity is reduced from the larger screen” .


Design

No Manual Audio Control

Two customers said that it was not easy to use. Pdnonline.com mentioned “Movie mode could be easier to use”. Videomaker.com said “No manual audio control” in their review of this digital camera.

Two customers agreed that it was not easy to use the menus. Imaging Resource.com mentioned seven years ago “No integrated help system for menus” in their review of this digital camera. Also seven years ago What Digital Camera said “Limited control on video shooting, overcomplicated custom menus”.

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Nice Design

One person who bought the product thought it was good looking. Toptenreviews.com said “Canon has released the EOS-1D Mark IV that offers a vast selection of features that makes it a device that produces beautiful images” in their review of this digital camera.

One person who reviewed it said that it was smooth. Expert review site Photographybay.com said in their review of the Canon 1D Mark IV seven years ago “The prints are quite smooth”.

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Good Image Quality

Five people who purchased the product concluded that it was good quality. Digitalcamerareview.com mentioned “Good image quality” in their Canon 1D Mark IV review but despite that they only scored this digital camera 1 stars. Seven years ago What Digital Camera said “Highspeed shooting, fast focusing, high quality LCD screen, unbelievable ISO range” in their review of this digital camera. Photo.net mentioned “It’s built to a standard to survive hard professional use while delivering images of outstanding quality under adverse condit” in their review of this digital camera.

Solid, Weatherresistant Construction

Four owners who reviewed the Canon 1D Mark IV considered that it was well made. Seven years ago Digitalcamerareview.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Solid, weatherresistant construction”. Videomaker.com mentioned “Excellent build and external controls” in their Canon 1D Mark IV review. Expert website Digit.in wrote in their review of the Canon 1D Mark IV “The 1D Mark 4 is a joy to shoot with and an extremely well built and great performing dSLR - a true pro photography tool” and scored the product 8 stars.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was reliable. Pdnonline.com mentioned “Updated autofocus system is quick and reliable and produces excellent sharpness” however they scored it 14 out of 100.

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Features

This Canon Camera Features an ISO Range of 50 102400

Three people who reviewed the product thought it had good features. Seven years ago Toptenreviews.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “This Canon camera features an ISO range of 50 102400” however despite that they gave it a score of 20 out of 100. Expert review site Digitalcamerainfo.com said “The Canon EOS-D1 Mark IV ($4999 MSRP, body only) appears to be a solid camera with a lot of great features” in their review of this digital camera and gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars.


Price

Reasonably Priced

One customer thought the Canon 1D Mark IV was good value for money. Expert review site Itp.net gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote “Being a professional SLR this camera is priced at a staggering US $5831” in their review of this digital camera.

Not Cheap

We checked 68 cameras of this age and type and they range in price from £30 to £4,689. We think that this camera looks expensive compared to other cameras of this age and type.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product was good structurally.

Very Heavy

The weights of digital cameras of this type and age range from 20g to 1.3kg. When compared to other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago, the weight of the 1D Mark IV of 1.2 kilograms is one of the heaviest.

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Other

Released Over Six Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Canon released the 1D Mark IV.


Audio

Low Noise

Three owners who bought this digital camera said that it was noisy. Techradar.com/au/ said five years ago “Excellent noise control” but despite that they only scored it 19.4 out of 100. Imaging Resource.com mentioned “Excellent 16-megapixel sensor with very low noise and superb detail” in their Canon 1D Mark IV review.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Microphone

The 1D Mark IV does not have a built-in microphone, unlike most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Three owners who bought this digital camera said that it was noisy. Techradar.com/au/ said five years ago “Excellent noise control” but despite that they only scored it 19.4 out of 100. Imaging Resource.com mentioned “Excellent 16-megapixel sensor with very low noise and superb detail” in their Canon 1D Mark IV review.


Display

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The 1D Mark IV has one of the larger display diagonals (3 inches) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. Across all the medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera the display diagonals range from 2" to 4.8".

If you want a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Nikon D4S (£3,379.99) (3.2") which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Wide Field of View

At 100 percent, the Canon 1D Mark IV has a fairly wide field of view compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. Across all the comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago the field of views range from 95% to 100%, and the average field of view is 99%.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

Across all the digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera the display resolutions (numeric) range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 430,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of 920,000 pixels, the Canon 1D Mark IV has one of the higher display resolutions (numeric) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Canon 1D Mark IV supports video capability, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Canon 1D Mark IV has an HDMI port, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The 1D Mark IV has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Battery

1500 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera only take between 105 and 1,499 battery life (CIPA standard), however the 1D Mark IV takes 1500 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Camera

Has a Custom Colour

The 1D Mark IV has a custom colour, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Canon 1D Mark IV features saturation adjustment. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also feature saturation adjustment.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Canon 1D Mark IV features contrast adjustment. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also feature contrast adjustment.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The 1D Mark IV features multi burst mode. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera also feature multi burst mode.

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Supports Live View

The 1D Mark IV supports live view. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also support live view.

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Features Histogram

The Canon 1D Mark IV features histogram. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera also feature histogram.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Canon 1D Mark IV supports PictBridge, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the 1D Mark IV is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution amongst all cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera.

Amongst similar types of camera the worst video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Picture Quality

4896 X 3264 Pixels Image Resolution

The Canon 1D Mark IV has a 4896 x 3264 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. The best image resolution of all comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera is 4928 x 3264 pixels and the worst is 4288 x 3216 pixels.

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Movie Mode Could Be Easier to Use

Five people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was not good for video recording. Dp Review wrote on DP Review seven years ago “Movie mode (and live view to a lesser extent), feels tacked-on, rather than integrated” in their review of this digital camera. Akihabaranews.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “No HD video recording capabilities are provided on this device”. Videomaker.com mentioned in their review of the Canon 1D Mark IV “No dedicated switch between stills and video” .

No Exposure Compensation Button On Vertical Grip

One owner reckoned that it did not have good exposure controls. Techradar.com/au/ wrote “No exposure compensation button on vertical grip” in their review of this digital camera.

Status Display Includes M

Two owners concluded that it had a good screen. Imaging Resource.com mentioned “Status display includes m” in their review of the Canon 1D Mark IV.

Great AutoFocus

Four people thought the Canon 1D Mark IV had a good autofocus. Tbreak.ae wrote in their review of this digital camera “Great AutoFocus” but in spite of that they gave it a rating of 1 stars. Seven years ago Imaging Resource.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “High-resolution 3.0-inch LCD makes checking focus and composing in Live View an excellent experience”.

One owner said in their reviews that it had a good lens. Seven years ago Dp Review said on DP Review “Compatible with the most comprehensive lens range on the market” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Image Quality

Fifteen people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Pcmag-Mideast.com said “Superb image capturing” in their Canon 1D Mark IV review. Dp Review wrote on DP Review “Highly detailed 16MP images in a wide range of conditions” in their review of this digital camera however despite that they scored this digital camera 14 out of 100. Pcmag-Mideast.com also mentioned “The better the image quality” in their review.

Ten owners said in their reviews that the product had a good picture resolution. Digitalcamerareview.com said “Fast continuous shooting rate” in their review of this digital camera although they rated this digital camera 1 stars. Pdnonline.com said in their review of this digital camera “Increased resolution helps for better cropping” . Pdnonline.com also wrote “10 frames per second shooting speed is still best in class” in their review.

Six customers said in their reviews that the product had a good ISO range. Pcmag-Mideast.com said “High ISO speeds” but in spite of that they only gave the product a rating of 1 stars. Seven years ago Digitalcamerareview.com mentioned “Wide range of ISO sensitivities” in their review of this digital camera however despite that they gave it a score of 1 stars. Layersmagazine.com mentioned “Insanely high ISOs” but despite that they only gave it a score of 1 stars.

Four people who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had a good image sensor. Techradar.com/au/ said in their review of this digital camera “Fullframe sensor”. Imaging Resource.com said “Dust removal technology reduces sensor cleaning chores”.

One owner who bought it concluded that it was good in low light. Amateurphotographer.co.uk gave it a score of 7 stars and mentioned “The AF system performs well, even in low light, although it is worth paying for fast lenses that get the best from it”.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon eos1dmarkiv, canon 0931c002iv
Barcodes 00013803119602, 00013803119619, 00138031196024, 00616348088978, 04960999660035, 04960999662466, 08714574543888, 08714574543895, 08714574543901

Canon 1D Mark IV Review Sources

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