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Canon 1D Mark IV

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toptenreviews.com Gold Digicam Buyer.co.uk Editor's Choice tbreak.ae Editor's Choice Ephotozine Highly Recommended
A multi award winning SLR camera, perfect for wildlife photography
SLR 16.1MP CMOS Black Aug 2010
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Canon 1D Mark IV Review

With excellent reviews but good features, we have ranked the Canon 1D Mark IV number 335 across all digital cameras.
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22 Reviews + 6 Awards
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7 Years Old
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Why Has it Scored 50?

It has marvellous expert reviews with an average expert rating of 93%, based on 22 reviews. This digital camera has received six awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from Tbreak.ae plus two other sites and a "Highly Recommended" from Ephotozine. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Canon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report good picture quality.
The 1D Mark IV has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Over 80 Different Canon Lenses Available
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Quite slow camera shutter speed
Does not have a built-in flash

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 267 in wildlife photography cameras. It is also very good for portrait photography, ranking number 238 in portrait photography cameras as well being very good for sports photography, ranking number 279 in sports photography cameras.
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Should You Buy it Now?

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How Big is the Canon 1D Mark IV?

The Canon 1D Mark IV is 156mm wide and 79.9mm tall. It is 156.6mm deep and weighs 1.2kg.

Canon 1D Mark IV front dimensions

Canon 1D Mark IV size in context

Canon 1D Mark IV In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Six Industry Awards

This Canon digital camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from review websites Tbreak.ae, Photoreview.com.au and Digicam Buyer.co.uk all of whom concluded that this camera was brilliant.

An additional two expert review sites liked this camera. This Canon digital camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from review site Ephotozine and it received a "Gold" award from website Toptenreviews.com who concluded it was brilliant.

01net.com gave this Canon camera a "5 Star" award.

Excellent Expert Reviews

Based on 22 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, Ephotozine, Digicam Buyer.co.uk and kamerabild.se the average expert rating of this camera is 93%. That puts this Canon camera in the top 2% of all the digital cameras.

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Excellent Brand

We checked 35,686 expert and owner reviews (including 7,145 verified purchases) for Canon digital cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Canon has excellent reviews specifically for its digital cameras. 96% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Three owners who bought this digital camera wrote that it was able to produce good images.

  • It's built to a standard to survive hard professional use while delivering images of outstanding quality under adverse conditions…
    Technave.com September 2013
  • The better the image quality…
  • Its superbly detailed, high resolution images will blow you away…
    Itp.net August 2010
  • While the cameras have found their way into many other photography niches, at their core, these cameras are made for shooting sports…

Customers Report Good Product Quality

Two customers who purchased it wrote that it was good quality.

  • It's built to a standard to survive hard professional use while delivering images of outstanding quality under adverse conditions…
    Technave.com September 2013
  • The better the image quality…

Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and good features but is over 6 months old, and at £3,469.00 it is more expensive than 97% of cameras.

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Features

Over 80 Different Canon Lenses Available

Canon offers over 80 own brand lenses for their SLR cameras including macro, fixed focal length and zoom lenses allowing for huge creative versatility. More lenses that fit Canon SLR cameras are available from third party manufacturers such as Tamron and Sigma.

Canon lens range

Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the 1D Mark IV of 16.1MP is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera. Canon offers hundreds of lenses ranging in optical zoom from approx 0.5x (8mm focal length) to approx 50x (800mm focal length).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This Canon camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used. Canon offers a wide range of lenses with built in image stabilisation.

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Quite Slow Camera Shutter Speed

The average camera shutter speed of all digital cameras is 0.16s, with the slowest being 0.000062s and the fastest being 8s. The 1D Mark IV's camera shutter speed of only 0.000125s is very slow compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the slowest 2% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Canon offers lenses with apertures ranging from F/1.2 to F/6.3.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The 1D Mark IV does not have a built-in flash, unlike 66% of digital cameras which have a built-in flash.

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Very Heavy

The lightest digital camera is 50g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The weight of the 1D Mark IV of 1.2kg is very heavy compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the heaviest 2% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The 1D Mark IV features multi burst mode, unlike 87% of digital cameras which do not feature multi burst mode.

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1,500 Battery Life

The Canon 1D Mark IV is a digital camera that takes 1,500 shots battery life.

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Has an HDMI Port

The 1D Mark IV has an HDMI port. 71% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Canon lenses range in aperture from F/1.2 to F/6.3.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Canon 1D Mark IV features contrast adjustment, which is unusual. 83% of digital cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Supports Custom Colours

The Canon 1D Mark IV supports custom colours, unlike 94% of digital cameras which do not support custom colours.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The 1D Mark IV features saturation adjustment, unlike 88% of digital cameras which do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Microphone

The 1D Mark IV does not have a built-in microphone, unlike most other digital cameras. 78% of digital cameras have a built-in microphone.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the 1D Mark IV of 3" is relatively standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The 1D Mark IV supports video capability, which is unusual. 67% of digital cameras do not support video capability.

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Supports Live View

The 1D Mark IV supports live view, which is unusual. 84% of digital cameras do not support live view.

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Age

Released Over Seven Years Ago

This Canon camera was released in August 2010.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers code 3822b002, canon eos1d
Barcodes 00013803119602, 00138031196024, 04960999660035, 04960999662466, 08714574543888, 08714574543895, 08714574543901

Frequently Asked Questions About the Canon 1D Mark IV

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