My initial review of the 5D Mark IV. So I've had the chance to test drive the camera for a couple days now. The list I've made are the 6 things that stood out to me about the new camera.
1. Body Design
It's no surprise that Canon keeps their camera bodies nearly identical in design and function from one iteration to the next. It allows it's professional users to be able to jump to a new model with a smaller learning curve. The same could be said about the Canon 5D Mark IV. I was able to get adjusted quickly with the camera right after unboxing it minutes before the football game started.
2. Megapixel Bump
With the growing megapixel war, Canon definitely needed to push it's flagship 5D a little higher on the totem pole. It is a very nice bump, and 5D Mark III users will definitely notice the change.
3. Autofocus Performance
My initial test at a Friday night football game gives me hope that the autofocus performance has definitely improved. I noticed my keeper rate to have gone higher and the camera was able to handle low light situations much better.
4. Touch Screen/Screen Resolution
The touchscreen on the camera is implemented very well. If you've never used it before or had the inkling to use one, you will definitely find yourself using it. Furthermore, the updated screen resolution on the camera is great. The slight improvement makes it easier to see your photos and quickly judge focus.
Having the ability to quickly get your photos off the camera and up to social media is a big deal, and with the 5D Mark IV, things have gotten easier. If you're phone is nfc capable, you can tap your phone up against the camera and quickly activate the wifi connection to allow for transfers. When I say quick, I mean about 25 seconds.
6. High ISO
The high ISO performance on the camera is much improved. I'm liking the results I'm getting at 6400 and even upwards of 25600.