LCD and Viewfinder
Canon 1D MIV has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 920k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
1D MIV has a built-in Optical (pentaprism) viewfinder. The viewfinder has a coverage of 100% and a magnification ratio of 0.76x. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, helping accurate framing your shots and minimizes the need for cropping images later.
Max Shutter speed
Canon 1D MIV can shoot continuously at max speed of 10 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/8000 sec.
Unfortunately 1D MIV doesn't have a built-in flash but it has a flash shoe for mounting external flashes.
Canon 1D MIV features both Contrast Detection and Phase Detection autofocus (AF) systems which ensures speed and accuracy of focusing in most situations. The AF system has 45 points to choose from.
Canon 1D MIV also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Canon 1D MIV, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 30,25,24 fps and save in and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Canon 1D MIV will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
1D MIV has a built-in Stereo microphone but no speaker. Canon 1D MIV also has a port for an external microphone so you can record high quality sound with the help of an external microphone.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect 1D MIV to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Canon 1D MIV is powered by LP-E4 battery which provides a shooting life of 1500 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of DSLR type cameras is 884 shots, Canon 1D MIV has a good battery life for its class.
Battery Life Comparison in Pro DSLR Cameras
Nikon D3X with its 4400shots is the model with longest battery life among Pro DSLR cameras. Check the comparison of Canon 1D MIV vs Nikon D3X or take a look at Longest Battery Life DSLR cameras list.
Canon 1D MIV Features Compared to Main Competitors
You can download Canon 1D MIV's User Manual here
Current Lowest price for Canon 1D MIV is $4,999.00