Canon today announced the 5D Mark IV, the fourth iteration of the company’s popular full-frame DSLR camera originally launched in 2005. It’s the first Canon DSLR to shoot 4K video, and it’s also the first 5D to come with Wi-Fi connectivity and a touchscreen. The 5D Mark IV will be available in early September for $3,499.
Just about everything inside the 5D Mark IV is an upgrade over its successor, the 5D Mark III — welcome news, if a bit unsurprising, since that camera was released in 2012. The Mark IV employs an all-new 30.4-megapixel sensor, has a native ISO range of 100-32,000 (which is expandable to 50-102,400), and uses Canon’s Digic 6+ image processor. It gets a small bump up in shooting speed, too — 7 frames per second versus 6 on the Mark III.
While the Mark IV has the same size 3.2-inch LCD screen as the Mark III, the resolution gets a bump up to 1.62 million dots. Better yet, the panel is now touch-sensitive, which makes it possible for users to tap to select their focus point or to pinch-and-zoom when reviewing images. And the camera features Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity as well as built-in GPS, all firsts for a 5D.