Canon 5D Mark IV Rumors: Why Budding Filmmakers Will Love The New DSLR

Canon 5D Mark IV Rumors: Why Budding Filmmakers Will Love The New DSLR
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If the latest Canon 5D Mark IV rumors are to be believed, the DSLR would virtually have everything budding filmmakers would need.


From all indications, the 30.4-megapixel, weather-sealed, full frame camera is the upgrade Canon video buffs have been waiting for. For starters, the DSLR records 4K video, which is now among the standard features of mirror-less cameras such as the Panasonic GH4 and Sony’s Alpha series.

This upgrade on the Canon 5D Mark IV – if rumors on the camera turn out to be accurate – is actually a big leap for Canon albeit a bit delayed.

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According to Mashable, the 5D’s ability to record in 4,096×2,160 resolution at 30p or 24p and capture 8.8-megapixel 4K still images should have come a long time ago.

As all professional videographers know, being able to take excellent, high-resolution video should now be a default feature among DSLRs in their arsenal.

And so Canon has upped the ante by including HDR (High Dynamic Range) video recording to prevent blown out highlights, built-in timelapse, HD recording at 120 fps, and a 3.2-inch touchscreen with 1.6 million-dot resolution.

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Based on the latest rumors, other notable features of the Canon 5D Mark IV is its dual-pixel RAW support, which allows shooters to take RAW files and adjust the depth of field in post-editing. In the meantime, Canon Rumors has revealed that the pricing of the EOS 5D Mark IV may come ahead of Canon’s announcement of its new products.

The tech site speculates that the DSLR would sell at $3499 in the United States, $4299 in Canada, and €3700 in Europe.

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It is worth noting that the rumored selling price of the Mark IV in the US was actually the same price of the Mark III when the later was launched.

However, both the Canadian and European prices are significantly higher, which could be due to to currency fluctuations in those countries.

And if current 5D Mark IV rumors turn out to be true, the shipment of the highly-anticipated DSLR will begin within a few weeks after Canon makes its major announcement.

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