LCD and Viewfinder
Canon 5D MIV has a Fixed Type 3.2″ LCD screen with a resolution of 1,620k dots. The Canon 5D MIV's 3.2″ screen is larger than average and its resolution is up to the class standarts.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips.
5D MIV has a built-in Optical (pentaprism) viewfinder. The viewfinder has a coverage of 100% and a magnification ratio of 0.71x. 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 5D MIV can shoot continuously at max speed of 7.0 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/8000 sec.
Unfortunately 5D MIV doesn't have a built-in flash but it has a flash shoe for mounting external flashes.
Canon 5D 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 61 focus points and 41 of these sensors are of Cross-type. Cross-type sensors locks focus faster and more accurate compared to single type sensors.
Canon 5D MIV also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Canon 5D MIV, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 4096 x 2160 at 29.97p, 24p, 23.98p fps and save in MPEG-4 and Motion JPEG formats. This means that Canon 5D MIV provides 4K (Ultra-HD) video, highest resolution that is available in the market today. When viewed on a 4K screen, you will be amazed by the level of details and the crispness.It is also a big step up from its predecessor 5D MIII which has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 only. If you are thinking of upgrading your 5D MIII and shoot a lot of video, this is a big factor to consider in favor of 5D MIV.
5D MIV has a built-in Yes microphone and a Mono speaker. Canon 5D MIV also has a port for an external microphone and a headphone port for connecting external headphones which make Canon 5D MIV a very suitable camera high quality videography.
4K Photo Mode
Utilizing its 4K Video recording abilities in a creative way, Canon 5D MIV sports a 4K Photo Mode where you can capture 8 MP photos from 4K videos.
Using a software such as Adobe Lightroom on your PC or in-camera function, you can review the 4K video frame by frame and extract the image that you like the most.
Connectivity and Storage
Canon 5D MIV features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n + NFC) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection. With its NFC feature, 5D MIV can communicate with devices such as smartphones which are also equipped with this technology by simply touching each other.One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our 5D MIV. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect 5D MIV to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec) port.
Battery Canon 5D MIV is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 900 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of DSLR type cameras is 883 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras
Nikon D850 with its 1840shots is the model with longest battery life among Semi-Pro DSLR cameras. Check the comparison of Canon 5D MIV vs Nikon D850 or take a look at Longest Battery Life DSLR cameras list.
Canon 5D MIV Features Compared to Main Competitors