WHITE PAPER
THE CANON EOS-1D MARK IV:
THE NEXT CHAPTER OF EOS,
A NEW STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE
I.
Overview
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II.
Summary of New and Improved Features
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III.
Summary of Differences from EOS-1D Mark III
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IV.
Detailed Discussion
1. New 45-Point Autofocus System
• New AI Servo AF algorithm
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• Improved AF-related controls
• High-precision, cross-type sensors
• Low noise AF sensors
• Automatic point-of-focus compensation for spectral source variation
• AF Point Selection
• Enhanced AF Customization
• Release/Tracking priority
• Spot AF
• AF point expansion
• Use of Multi-controller
• Selectable AF points
• Switch to registered AF point
• AF-assist beam firing
• Orientation linked AF point
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2. Amazing High ISO Performance
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3. EOS HD Video Capture
• Video recording formats
• Video frame rates
• Image processing and high ISOs
• Audio recording
• Focusing
• Auto exposure control
• Manual exposure control
• Apertures, sensor size and depth-of-field
• Some video shooting tips
• Photographing stills during video shooting
• Video playback on the camera’s LCD monitor
• Video playback on a connected TV set and saving to a hard disk recorder
• Playback, editing and stills extraction on a personal computer
• In-Camera Video editing
• Capturing video while connected to a TV set
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4. New CMOS Sensor
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5. Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors
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6. Three RAW Image Sizes
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7. Improved JPEG Workflow
• Peripheral Illumination Correction
• Auto Lighting Optimizer
• Highlight Tone Priority
• Picture Style
• New default image settings
• High ISO Speed Noise Reduction
• Copyright information
• EOS Integrated Cleaning System
• Improved white balance algorithm and Auto White Balance
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8. Customization
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9. Drive
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10. Shutter
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11. Exposure Control
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12. Viewfinder
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13. External Flash
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14. Live View
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15. LCD Monitor
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16. Menu Display and Functions
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17. Image Playback
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18. Shooting Function Settings Display
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19. Compatible with UDMA
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20. Interface
• Digital terminal
• New external microphone IN terminal
• Compatible With External Media
• PictBridge printing functions
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21. Design and Construction
• Design
• Construction
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22. Power Source
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23. Image Processing and Recording
• Overall improvement in image quality
• Image-recording quality
• Noise reduction
• Image recording
• Voice memo (Audio clips)
• Folder name, file name and file extension
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24. Accessories
• WFT-E2 II A Wireless File Transmitter
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25. Software
• EOS Utility ver. 2.7.2 (Windows/Macintosh)
• Digital Photo Professional Ver. 3.7.3 (Windows/Macintosh)
• Other software
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V.
Specifications
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VI.
Conclusion
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I. OVERVIEW
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I. OVERVIEW
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Canon’s new professional DSLR, the EOS-1D Mark IV, enters a much more competitive and
difficult market than the one that greeted the EOS-1D Mark III in February of 2007. More
manufacturers are serious about competing in the professional segment and long-time favorite
brands of pros have upgraded their offerings. The world’s economy has been in turmoil for
more than two years, causing distress for dealers, distributors and manufacturers as well as for
their customers. How does a distributor or dealer order an inventory of cameras when its
traditional lines of commercial credit have dried up? And certainly, any individual’s purchase
that can be described as discretionary must take its place in line behind life’s necessities.
Canon understands that the EOS-1D Mark IV has to be prepared to answer all questions,
vanquish all competitors and appeal strongly to any and all who would use it to make their
living. This is an epic challenge. Canon’s vast R&D staff has worked furiously to produce
just such a camera. As you read in detail about the many aspects of the EOS-1D Mark IV’s
excellence, it becomes apparent that Canon’s engineers, designers and scientists have
indeed succeeded.
For whom is the EOS-1D Mark IV designed? To begin with, it is for the EOS-1 Series’
traditional constituency: professional photographers in virtually every category from photojournalism and sports through nature, wedding, portrait and fashion to commercial, industrial
and law enforcement. There is a great deal here to appeal to all of them in its new AF system,
refined image quality, advanced workflow, customizable controls and incredible responsiveness.
But there is a second camera inside the body of the EOS-1D Mark IV, an HD video camera
with amazing low-light performance, outstanding portability, a huge sensor similar in size
to the Super 35mm motion picture film format and a level of durability unheard of in most
HD video cameras. Professional videographers will recognize it immediately, the way they
identified the video potential of the EOS 5D Mark II. Still photographers at a wedding,
at a runway show, at a fire, will realize that they have with them an extraordinary tool
with which to capture the events before them and to distribute those results on the rapidly
growing universe of web video sites (YouTube.com™, Vimeo.com™ and so many others)
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plus all the other media providers, such as newspapers and magazines that routinely offer
video as part of their online mix.
Then there’s the value argument. The EOS-1D Mark IV will have an estimated retail price
of $4,999 at introduction, a highly competitive opening price for a state-of-the-art, go anywhere, do anything professional DSLR with great speed, outstanding image quality and
remarkable convenience. Now, throw in that Full HD video capability. It’s hard to say
exactly how much this is worth because there is no direct equivalent in the world of pro
video — but it’s fair to say that the EOS-1D Mark IV’s video functionality alone is worth
several thousand dollars at least. If you are a still photographer, you’ve paid nothing whatsoever for this incredible video capability. If you are a videographer accustomed to spending
five figures or even higher for a professional camera, it will be well worth it to buy at least
several EOS-1D Mark IV cameras for serious production work; the images are that good
and the price is so appealing.
This paper details the ways in which the EOS-1D Mark IV has been designed to produce
terrific still images and videos, afford its users a tremendous range of configurability, be a
precise and rugged companion, and be a pleasure to use. Follow the discussion and see if
you don’t agree.
II. SUMMARY OF NEW AND IMPROVED FEATURES
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II. SUMMARY OF NEW AND IMPROVED FEATURES
EOS-1D Mark IV
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Completely Redesigned Autofocus System
Outstanding ISO Sensitivity
Full HD Video Recording at Selectable Frame Rates
Large 27.9mm x 18.6mm APS-H (super 35) image sensor
Fine Detail and High Image Quality
High Speed and Quick Response for Fast 10 fps Shooting
High-Performance and High-End Features
Advanced Features to Expand Shooting Possibilities
High Reliability and Solid Body for Adverse Conditions
Customization to Suit the Scene and Shooting Style
Expandable System to Extend Shooting Possibilities
Superior Features of the EOS-1D Mark III Retained and Refined
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III. SUMMARY OF DIFFERENCES FROM EOS-1D MARK III
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III. SUMMARY OF DIFFERENCES FROM EOS-1D MARK III
Feature
Effective pixels [Approx. megapixels]
Imaging processor
UDMA compatible
M-RAW (M-RAW+JPEG)
Auto Lighting Optimizer
Lens peripheral illumination correction
High ISO speed noise reduction [settings]
AF sensor
ISO speed
Maximum burst
[Approx. shots,
( )=UDMA]
Live View
shooting
Movie shooting
Cross-type AF points
(f/2.8 for horizontal + f/5.6 for vertical)
AF points (f/5.6 for vertical)
Setting range [Normal]
ISO expansion
JPEG Large
RAW
RAW+JPEG Large
Focusing
Grid [types]
Recording size [pixels] /
Frame rate [fps]
Exposure control
Stills during movie shooting
Dots [Approx.]
Angle of view [Approx. °]
LCD monitor
Anti-glare/Reinforced glass
Interface languages
Jump display [types]
Slide show
Playback
Movie playback/Simple editing
Voice memo playback
Transfer order/Direct image transfer
Custom Functions [Qty]
- AF point switching [points]
- AF point expansion [items]
- AI Servo AF operation method and release timing change [items]
- Spot AF
- Vertical/Horizontal AF point setting
- AE/FE Microadjustment
Operation ease (Improved shape, stroke, height of button)
HDMI mini OUT terminal
External microphone IN terminal
Number of possible shots [23°C/73°F] (CIPA)
Weight [g, body only]
WFT-E2 II/II A / WFT-E2/E2A compatibility
EOS-1D Mark IV
16.10
Dual “DIGIC 4”
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
4
11
EOS-1D Mark III
10.10
Dual “DIGIC III”
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—
—
—
2
39 (Manual selection)
19
6
Auto, 100 - 12,800
L:50, H1:25,600,
H2:51,200, H3:102,400
85 (121)
26 (28)
20 (20)
Live /
Live / Quick / Manual
2
1920x1080 / 30,25,24
1280x720 / 60,50
640x480 / 60,50
Movie P, Movie M
Yes
920,000
160
Yes / Yes
25 (In Japan: J-E only)
7
Yes
Yes / Yes
Yes
—/—
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26 Assist
100 - 3200
45 / 19 / 11 / inner 9 / outer 9
4
4
Yes
Yes
Yes / Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
1500
1180
Yes / Yes (Firm Ver.2.0.0)
*If WFT-E2 II is attached to EOS-1D Mark III, the camera's firmware must be updated.
L:50, H:6400
110
30
22
Manual
1
—
230,000
140
—/—
18
6
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—/—
—
Yes / Yes
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19 / inner 9 / outer 9
3
3
—
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—
—
—
—
2200
1155
Yes* / Yes
IV. DETAILED DISCUSSION
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IV–1.
NEW 45-POINT AUTOFOCUS SYSTEM
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The EOS-1D Mark IV's AF system has been comprehensively reconsidered from its design
components (sensor, firmware and mechanism) to its manufacturing execution. The design
objectives were improved stability, reliability, precision and function. These objectives have
been achieved with a totally new AF system, featuring totally new AF hardware and incamera software. The result is a highly intelligent, fast, customizable and solid professional
autofocus system that is both stable and responsive.
AF Sensor
Sensor vertical-line
sensitive at f/2.8
AF Unit Configuration
[For manual selection]
Light shield mask 1
Sensor horizontal-line
sensitive at f/5.6
Infrared-blocking holder
Infrared-blocking glass
Diaphragm
Secondary imaging lens
Light shield mask 2
[For automatic selection]
Mirror box
Sensor vertical-line
sensitive at f/2.8
Sensor horizontal-line
sensitive at f/5.6
Adjuster
Sensor adjuster
Sensor holder
Reflective mirror
AF body
AF sensor
Cross-type points (Vertical-line sensitive at f/2.8
+ Horizontal-line sensitive at f/5.6)
Screw
Horizontal-line sensitive at f/5.6
AF flexible board
The EOS-1D Mark IV’s newly designed low-noise AF sensor has 45 user-selectable AF
points, 39 of which are cross-type (functional with all f/2.8 and faster EF lenses as well as some
f/4 EF lenses) and distributed throughout the focusing area; the result is higher precision and
extremely reliable subject tracking. (Note that the EOS-1D Mark III has 19 cross-type sensors,
and the EOS-1D Mark II/n had only 7.) AF detection precision has also been substantially
improved because some of the AF points’ f/5.6-sensitive sensors now have two lines and the
f/2.8-sensitive line sensors have been improved. In addition, compared to the AF sensor in the
EOS-1D Mark III, the new unit also has Spot AF and other functional enhancements.
Comparison of AF Sensor's Basic Specifications
Specif ication
EOS-1D Mark IV
T otal AF poi nts
45
Cross-type points (f/2.8 horizontal + f/5.6 vertical)
f /4 l ens: 39 c r oss- ty pe A F
f/4 lens: Cross-type AF
Center AF point
EOS-1D Mark III
f/8 lens: AF
Gross defocus compatibility
AF br i g htness r ang e
39
19
–
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
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As with the EOS-1D Mark III, AF processing, which includes focusing calculations as
well as lens driving, is divided between a dedicated AF CPU and the camera CPU. It thus
uses a distributed processor configuration. To attain the maximum speed of approximately
10 fps in AI Servo AF, the AF CPU and camera CPU are both high-speed microcomputers
(48MHz 32-bit RISC for AF and 40MHz 32-bit RISC for camera).
The AF sensor’s basic configuration and focusing optics are similar to those of the
EOS-1D Mark III. However, there are now 39 cross-type AF points available for manual
AF point selection. (Note that these 39 points work as cross-type points only during
manual AF point selection. During automatic AF point selection, the same 19 AF points
as on the EOS-1D Mark III will work as
cross-type points.) Increasing the number
of cross-type AF points to 39 was made
possible by the high-speed, vertical linesensitive f/2.8 sensor components whose
reading position is switchable. The new
reading method improves both AF precision
and the subject tracking success rate. The
precision of the focusing optics has also
been enhanced with stricter AF adjustment
standards and improvements in the manufacturing process to improve the stability of
AF performance.
New AI Servo AF algorithm
AF Optics
Main mirror
Oblong,
secondary
mirror
Cover glass
Reflective mirror
Infrared-blocking glass
AF sensor
Secondary imageformation lens
To go along with the hardware and manufacturing process improvements, Canon also
completely revamped the firmware used to calculate predictive focus. As a result, a
significantly improved AI Servo AF algorithm now called AI Servo II AF eliminates
focusing errors, maintains tracking and improves response. In the past, Canon AF system
development concentrated on achieving fast response. Highly responsive AF systems offer
accurate predictive AF (they focus quickly on subjects in the AF frame), but they have
difficulty stabilizing focus if the subject leaves the AF frame during AI Servo AF continuous
shooting. The 1D Mark III, highly responsive by design, consequently has a lower probability
of accurately focusing on fast-moving subjects that are hard to keep within the AF frame.
With the new 1D Mark IV AI Servo II AF algorithm, stability, reliability and AF precision
have all been improved without a sacrifice in responsiveness. Predictive AF is more intelligent
and avoids over-response, and difficult lighting — both low contrast and very bright
conditions — is handled better. Canon has conducted numerous field tests with professional
photographers both in the US and abroad and the resulting feedback has helped to make the
algorithm precisely suited to the shooting needs of pro users.
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Predictive Subject Tracking
100
[m]
Subject distance
20
10
8
1
5
10
50
15
During predictive focus with the revised AI Servo II AF algorithm, if a continuous focusing
result is not obtained, the focusing result for the missing moments is ignored. Stable lens
driving is executed based on the next obtainable continuous focusing result.
Also with AI Servo II AF, even if an obstacle is detected or if the AF point
loses the subject, the subject tracking continues with predictive control
based on the focusing result immediately before the obstacle was detected
or before the subject was lost. If there is a sudden abnormal measurement, it
is disregarded. Instead, focusing is based on the most recent successful
measurement. To enable instantaneous response to the subject’s movement,
the camera can now start predictive control with the measurements taken
immediately after the subject starts to move. In sum, the success rates for
focusing moving subjects and for subjects whose distance keeps changing, as
100
500
Subject's speed [Km/h]
is often the case in hand-held close-up shooting, are substantially improved.
AI Servo AF operation characteristics and AF point expansion have also been improved to
work effectively with the new Spot AF and orientation-linked AF point selection features.
As an example, with an EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM lens, the EOS-1D Mark IV can track a
subject approaching at 50 kph/31 mph up to about 8 meters/26.2 feet away. This is the same
specification as the EOS-1D Mark III. However, with the 39 cross-type AF points and totally
updated in-camera AF processing, the Mark IV’s subject detection and tracking performance
have improved substantially over the EOS-1D Mark III’s. This combination of hardware and software (AI Servo II AF algorithm) improvements enables a much more stable AI Servo AF control.
Improved Controls
Multi-controller key
Improved, more protruding shape
AF-related and other controls in the
1D Mark III were not user-friendly
enough (buttons were not easy to
press all the way, etc.). Canon has
improved these controls to ensure
easier, more stable operation.
AF On button for horizontal position
Enhanced counterbore
Improved, more protruding shape
Shorter stroke
AE lock button
Greater protrusion
Shorter stroke
AF point selection
button
Shorter stroke
Play back button
Enhanced dent around button
Shorter stroke
AF On button for
vertical position
Greater protrusion
Shorter stroke
Function and PS buttons
Shorter stroke
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The AF-related controls on the EOS-1D Mark IV have been revised to provide more
convenient and more accurate operation. For example, the shape, stroke, and protrusion of the
AF Start button have been improved, as has the stroke of the AF point selection button
(horizontal/vertical orientation). Other examples can be found on the diagram provided here.
High-precision, cross-type
sensors
As was the case with the EOS-1D Mark III, the center AF point of the EOS-1D Mark IV
has a cross-type sensor which is vertical line-sensitive up to a maximum aperture of f/4 and
horizontal line-sensitive to a maximum aperture of f/8. Therefore, with a lens
(or lens-plus-extender combo) whose maximum effective aperture is f/4 or faster, highprecision, cross-type focusing is possible. With lenses or lens/extender combinations
whose maximum aperture is between f/4 and f/8, AF is possible at the center point
with horizontal-line detection. The center row of cross-type AF points, including the
center AF point, have a thin line sensor for
AF Point Field of View
vertical line detection with f/2.8 or faster EF
3.00
lenses. This allows focus with lower contrast
2.25
subjects and improves detection precision.
Also, the center AF point uses a new double
line design that enables it to detect the subject
even when it is grossly out of focus. This
4.5
6.6
reduces the lens’ searching to detect the subject,
7.50
making AF control faster and easier.
4.00
Improved AF-related
controls
2.00
Low noise AF sensors
Low noise is just as important for AF sensors as it is for imaging sensors. AF sensor noise
contaminates the signal-to-noise ratio and makes accurate focusing in difficult light problematic. Phase difference detection, the judging of the focusing error, becomes difficult. The
new low-noise CMOS AF unit in the EOS-1D Mark IV, designed and manufactured by
Canon, improves detection accuracy and provides greater stability in dark, super-bright and
low-contrast conditions.
As with the EOS-1D Mark III, the sensitivity range of AF extends from EV -1 to EV 18
(at 23°C/73°F, ISO 100). The configuration of AF points as seen in the viewfinder is also
the same as the EOS-1D Mark III’s. But even though what the photographer sees in the
viewfinder looks the same as with the previous EOS-1D Mark III, it’s important to know
that the actual AF sensor is a totally new design in the EOS-1D Mark IV.
Automatic point-of-focus
compensation for spectral
source variation
The EOS-1D Mark IV can automatically correct the slight error in the point of focus
caused by differing spectral characteristics of light sources, resulting in a more consistent AF.
This correction feature is especially effective under artificial light sources. It is achieved with
a dedicated light source detection sensor on the back of the pentaprism.
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AF Point Selection
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During manual AF point selection, 38 (or 18 during automatic AF point selection) cross-type
AF points (excluding the center AF point) provide high-precision, cross-type performance
with lenses whose maximum apertures are f/2.8 or faster. Their horizontal line sensors (sensitive
to vertical detail) provide up to 3 times the precision of the vertical sensors, providing added
focusing accuracy with wide-aperture lenses where it’s needed most. When lenses with slower
maximum apertures are used (with some notable exceptions — see below), the vertical line
sensor becomes the only component used, allowing AF with lenses or lens/extender
combinations that are f/5.6 or faster. The center AF point, as mentioned above, can perform
AF with lenses as slow as f/8 (such as an f/4 lens with a Canon EF Extender 2X or 2X II
attached). Whenever lenses slower than f/4 are used, the center point reverts to a single vertical
AF line sensor, which is sensitive to horizontal detail.
Note that although the maximum aperture of the following lenses or combinations is f/4,
cross-type focusing with 39 AF points is now possible with these current lenses:
•EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
•EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
•EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM + Extender EF1.4x II
•EF 200mm f/2L IS USM + Extender EF2x II
•EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM + Extender EF1.4x II
•EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM + Extender EF1.4x II
The following current EF lenses are compatible with f/2.8-sensitive cross-type sensors1:
Lens
EF
EF
EF
EF
EF
EF
EF
EF
EF
EF
EF
EF
EF
EF
EF
EF
EF
EF
EF
EF
EF
EF
EF
EF
EF
16-35mm f/2.8L I I USM
24-70mm f/2.8L USM
70-200mm f /2.8L USM
70-200mm f /2.8L I S USM
15mm f /2.8 F ish E y e
14mm f/2.8L I I USM
20mm f/2.8 USM
24mm f/1.4L I I USM
24mm f /2.8
28mm f /1.8 USM
28mm f 2.8
35mm f /1.4L USM
35mm f /2
50mm f /1.2L USM
50mm f /1.4 USM
50mm f /1.8 I I
85mm f /1.2L I I USM
85mm f /1.8 USM
100mm f /2 USM
135mm f /2L USM
135mm f /2.8 Sof t-F ocus
200mm f /2.8L I I USM
200mm f /2L I S USM
300mm f /2.8L I S USM
400mm f /2.8L I S USM
35mm format focal length
equivalent
21-46
31-91
91-260
91-260
20
18
26
31
31
36
36
46
46
65
65
65
110
110
130
175
175
260
260
390
520
1 Discontinued EF lenses with maximum apertures of f/2.8 and larger are also compatible with
the 39 cross-type focusing points.
AF Sensor Configuration
[For manual selection]
[For automatic selection]
: Cross-type sensor
: AF point
: f/2.8-sensitive sensor (f/4-sensitive at center AF point)
: f/5.6-sensitive sensor (f/8-sensitive at center AF point)
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During manual AF point selection, the six single-axis AF points (or 26 AF points during
automatic AF point selection) other than the 39 cross-type AF points will work as horizontal
line-sensitive sensors at maximum apertures up to f/5.6. They have the same detection performance
as the EOS-1D Mark III’s assist points working at maximum apertures up to f/5.6. The two AF
points at the immediate top and bottom of the center AF point have improved detection
performance and precision due to the doubling of the number of lines for the f/5.6 sensor.
The 45 AF points can be selected automatically, or any one of them can be selected manually.
(With the EOS-1D Mark III, only 19 AF points could be selected manually.) To select an
AF point, press the AF point selection button; then use the Multi-controller, Main Dial or
Quick Control Dial. Pressing the Multi-controller straight in selects the center AF point.
With the center AF point selected, pressing the Multi-controller again will set automatic
AF point selection. Pushing the Multi-controller up,
AF Point Selection
down or to the side selects the AF point in the respective
direction. Turning the Main Dial selects a horizontal
AF point, while the Quick Control Dial selects a
vertical AF point. While the 45 AF points are
selectable, if you use the Multi-controller or Main/Quick
Control Dial to move vertically among the AF points,
the AF point selection will switch as follows:
Single AF point -> Two AF points -> Single AF point.
(This is the same as with the EOS-1D Mark II N.)
If AF is executed while two AF points are selected,
automatic AF point selection with the two AF
points will take effect.
Enhanced AF
Customization
Enhanced AF Customization
Yes
(with 2 & Quick
mode)
Yes
(with Quick
mode)
Yes
(except 4:
with Quick
mode)
Yes
(with Quick
mode)
Yes
(with Quick
mode)
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NEW 45-POINT AUTOFOCUS SYSTEM
AI Servo 1st/2nd Image Priority
Cross-type AF sensor illustration
First frame during continuous shooting
All subsequent frames in burst
0 AF priority/Tracking priority
Shutter is released once subject is in
focus.
There may be a delay when image is
blurred.
Focus is prioritized.
Continuous shooting speed may slow down
depending on amount of blur , contrast and
brightness.
1 AF priority/Drive speed priority
Shutter is released once subject is in
focus.
There may be a delay when image is
blurred.
Continuous shooting speed is prioritized.
Continuous shooting may slow down
(depending on amount of blur , contrast and
brightness) but is faster than for tracking
priority.
2 Release/Drive speed priority
Shutter is released even if subject is out of
focus.
Continuous shooting speed is prioritized.
Subject tracking may not be active depending
on amount of blur , contrast and brightness.
Shutter is released even if subject is out of
focus.
Focus is prioritized.
Release timing may be delayed depending on
amount of blur , contrast and brightness.
3 Release/ Tracking priority
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Standard AF sensor area
f/5.6 sensor
f/2.8 sensor
Area displayed
on viewfinder
Spot AF sensor area
(smaller)
Release/Tracking priority
C.Fn III-3: (AI Servo 1st/2nd image priority) has had the optional [3: Release/Tracking priority]
setting added. Shutter-release priority (rather than focus priority) is given to the first shot.
During continuous shooting (from the second shot onward), stable focus-tracking of the subject
is given priority. This new setting, which was the only option for AI Servo AF release/tracking
priority with the original EOS-1D, EOS-1D Mark II and EOS-1D Mark II N, was
conspicuously absent on the EOS-1D Mark III. Now, EOS-1D Mark IV users will have the
best of both worlds together with the new improvements to AF hardware and software.
Spot AF
The new AF system allows for considerable customization, particularly because new controls
have been added to the complement of Custom Functions. For example, when C.Fn III-6-7
is set and you press the AF Stop button on a super telephoto lens that has AF Stop buttons,
the focusing line sensor’s usable area becomes narrower; the focusing field of view is reduced
by about half. The AF system can then focus on a smaller area, reducing errors caused, for
example, when a sensor sees a bit of extraneous background.
Spot AF (Conceptual Diagram)
For normal AF
For spot AF
Some examples of situations in which Spot AF will be effective include staying focused on
the eye of a helmeted driver in an open-cockpit racing car, capturing an athlete on a distant
victory stand without using a telephoto lens and being confident the cropped photo will be
clear enough, capturing baseball players through the backstop and photographing wild
animals through trees in a forest.
Spot AF works regardless of the AF mode and AF point selection method. It is especially effective
for manual AF point selection. However, since the decrease in size may make it difficult to keep
the AF point centered on an erratically moving subject, focusing might be difficult. When starting
with a scene entirely out of focus, Spot AF focusing may be slow. As a reminder that Spot AF
has been set, the AF point display in the viewfinder will flash brighter than normal.
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AF Point Expansion
With C.Fn III-8 and a manually-selected AF point, the effective size of the AF point can be
expanded by using the AF points adjacent to the selected AF point. If the manually-selected AF
point cannot achieve focus, focus can be achieved with one of the adjacent (expanded) AF points.
The range of expandable AF points is shown in the diagram given here. These settings can be
effective for shooting a moving subject that is difficult to track with just one AF point, or
with subjects that don’t have lots of detail or contrast. The [1: Left/right AF point] and
[2:Surrounding AF points] options are the
AF Expansion (Example)
same as the EOS-1D Mark III. These give
With single AF
With two AF
With right AF
the photographer a moveable “cluster” of
point selected
points selected
point selected
either three (via option 1) or up to eight
(via option 2) AF points, which can be moved
C.Fn III -8-1
freely around the AF coverage area. The
[3: All 45 points area] setting is a very powerful
option that’s new to the 1D series. It effectively
C.Fn III -8-2
allows the photographer to manually select the
starting point for focus detection while gaining
the ability to track the subject anywhere it
With C.Fn III -8-3
moves
within the 45-point Area AF ellipse
AI Servo AF
indicated on the focusing screen. (By comparison,
AF point manually selected
Points for AF expansion
when automatic focusing point selection is
combined with AI Servo AF, the subject must
be initially detected with the center AF point.) In addition, C.Fn III-8-3 allows
the camera to display the active focusing point in the viewfinder as it follows the
subject during a burst shooting sequence. Here’s how it works: When C.Fn III-8-3
is combined with AI Servo AF, up to 18 AF points adjacent to the manuallyselected AF point will become active. Each time the subject moves to another
AF point, the expanded AF points will also shift to surround the AF point covering
the subject. In response to the subject’s movement, the AF point lit in red also
shifts continuously. Since the clump of active focusing points can shift automatically
according to subject movement, all 45 focusing points are effectively available for
burst mode shooting.
C.Fn III-8: AF Point Expansion
As long as the subject is within the Area AF frame, autofocusing of the subject will continue.
This is the same logic as with automatic AF point selection. However, since the focusing is
concentrated over a smaller area than during automatic AF point selection, focusing on a particular
subject is easier. Also, if the main AF point loses the subject by a considerable amount during
automatic AF point selection, all 45 AF points are used to search for the subject. With C.Fn III-8-3,
the 18 expanded AF points are instead used to search for the subject. For example, even if there
is an object closer than the main subject, the camera can still quickly and securely track the main
subject. If One-Shot AF is set and focus cannot be achieved with the manually-selected
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AF point, focus is executed with an expanded area of up to 44 AF points. Subject detection is
done in three instant steps, with 6, 18, then 44 AF points. Because the manually-selected AF
point is where the subject is supposed to be, focusing is easier and more accurate using the AF
points closer to the main AF point. Better yet, DPP 3.7.3 and higher can display the active
focusing point for each image when C.Fn III-8-3 is used together with manual focusing point
selection, even when the active focusing point differs from the manually selected focusing point.
Differences Between C.Fn III-8-3 and Automatic AF Point Selection with AI Servo AF
C.Fn III -8-3
AF Starting Position
Expansion Area
Action when Main AF Point Greatly Misses Subject
Focusing Positon Check During Shooting
Automatic Selection
Manually - selected AF point
Main AF point + 18 points
Center
Main AF point + 44 points
Search by 18 points
Possible
Search by 45 points
Not provided
Possible
Not provided
Point of Focus Check with DPP
AF for Subject Tracking (C.Fn III-8-3)
C.Fn III-8-1, III-8-2 or III-8-3 must be on for C.Fn III-4 (AI Servo AF tracking method)
to become fully effective. The exception occurs when using Automatic Focusing Point
Selection, in which case both settings for C.Fn III-4 are effective even when C.Fn III-8 is off.
Regardless of which C.Fn III-4 setting is used, the C.Fn III-2 setting [AI Servo tracking
sensitivity] generally takes priority. However, if a subject blocks the main subject when the C.Fn III-4
setting is 0, the camera refocuses on the new subject regardless of the C.Fn III-2 setting.
AF Custom Function Explanation
Disabling C.Fn III-8 disables C.Fn III-4 as well*
III-8 AF
On
Off
C.Fn III-4
Enabled
C.Fn III-4
Disabled
C.Fn III-8 is a new feature of C.Fn III-4 and must be on for C.Fn III-4 to work*
* The exception is when using the Auto (45 points) setting for AF point selection,
in which case C.Fn III-4 works even when C.Fn III-8 is off.
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AF Custom Function Explanation
C.Fn III-8 AF point expansion with selected point + C.Fn III-4 AI Servo AF tracking method
+ C.Fn III-2 AI Servo tracking sensitivity
C.Fn III-4 setting “1” complements C.Fn III-2
C.Fn III-4
III-8 AF
On
0: Main focus
point priority
C.Fn III-4
1: Continuous
AF tracking
priority
The C.Fn III-2 setting (Fast or Slow) generally
takes priority over the C.Fn III-4 setting.
If a subject blocks the main subject, however,
the camera refocuses on the new subject
regardless of the C.Fn III-2 setting.
The C.Fn III-2 setting determines regular
focusing.
Regardless of which C.Fn III-4 setting is used, the C.Fn III-2 setting (Fast
or Slow) generally takes priority. However, if a subject blocks the main
subject when the C.Fn III-4 setting is “0”, the camera refocuses on the
new subject regardless of the C.Fn III-2 setting.
Use of Multi-controller
While exposure metering is active, the new
C.Fn III-9 enables/disables the Multicontroller’s ability to select an AF point.
This setting was included in the EOS-1D
Mark III (C.Fn III-9: Selectable AF point).
It is now a separate Custom Function.
Selectable AF points
With C.Fn III-10, you can control the number
of manually-selectable AF points. At the
default setting (III-10-0), all 45 points are
C.Fn Ill -9 enables AF point selection via the multicontroller
while metering.
manually selectable. Other options include 19
points, 9 inner points or 9 outer points (the same options as the EOS-1D Mark III), or 11
AF points (an option that was available with the EOS-1D Mark II/n). During automatic AF
point selection, AF will be executed with 45 AF points regardless of the C.Fn III-10 setting.
Fn III -10: Number of AF Points
C.Fn III -10: AF Point Selection
Outer 9 points
Automatic selection
Automatic selection
Automatic selection
[Outer 9 points]
Automatic selection
[Inner 9 points]
Automatic selection
Inner 9 points
Automatic selection
11 points
19 points
Automatic
selection
[11 points]
Automatic selection
45 points
Automatic selection
[19 points]
Automatic
selection
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Switch to registered
AF point
For [C.Fn III-11: Switch to registered AF point], the [2: Only while <AE lock button> is
pressed] setting has been added. The setting name for 1 has been changed to [1: Switch
with <Multicontroller>].
AF-assist beam firing
[C.Fn III-15: AF-assist beam firing] has had the [2: IR AF assist beam only] setting
added. Set this to disable the series of small flashes fired as the AF-assist beam, as with
Speedlite 270EX.
Orientation linked AF point
With C.Fn III-16-1, you can set the AF
point for vertical shooting separately from
the AF point for horizontal shooting.
During shooting, the camera detects the
change in the orientation and instantly
switches to the corresponding AF point that
was set. With C.Fn III-16-1, you can also
select the AF point to be used in three
different camera orientations: horizontal,
vertical (grip on top) and vertical (grip on
C.Fn Ill -16
bottom). Automatic AF point selection is also selectable in any orientation as the corresponding AF point. When you change the camera orientation, the AF point will also
change automatically. If you clear the camera settings to their defaults, the selected AF
points for the respective orientations will all be reset to the center AF point.
AF Point Registration Function
Effect of C.Fn III -16
Automatic AF
point switching
Vertical
shooting
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EOS-1D Mark IV features a new
AI Servo II AF focus tracking
and 10 frames-per-second
high-speed continuous
shooting for sharp, detailed
photographs in every shot.
More Accurate Focus in More Situations
Both One-Shot AF and new AI Servo II AF modes are provided
to cover a wide variety of shooting situations. The AI Servo II
AF mode has been re-engineered to help ensure improved speed
and stability with more reliable focus-tracking performance. The
new algorithms make it possible to more accurately track subjects
that move irregularly. In addition, AI Servo II AF greatly enhances
macro photography with algorithms that automatically sense the
use of a macro-focusing lens at close distances, appropriately
adjusting AF operating parameters to better accommodate
unpredictable camera/subject movement.
:Cross-type sensor
:AF points
:f/2.8 sensitive sensor
(Center AF point is f/4)
:f/5.6 sensitive sensor
(Center AF point is f/8)
With Auto AF selection, 19 points are cross-type AF sensors.
AF Point Expansion Selections
45-point
19-point
11-point
Outer 9-point
Inner 9-point
AF Point Expansion
Powerful, Customizable AF Operation
The photographer can select any one of the 45 AF points
manually or allow the camera to make the selection automatically.
To select an AF point manually, the user can press the AF point
selection button, then use either the Multi-controller or a
combination of the Main and Quick Control Dials to highlight
the desired point in the viewfinder. As with previous EOS 1series cameras, the photographer can use a Custom Function to
automatically expand a manually selected AF point. The expansion
of points can be limited by the user to 19, 11, inner 9 or outer 9.
A Custom Function (C.Fn III-16) can be used to pre-register
an AF point for automatic AF point switching to the registered
point when the camera orientation is changed from the
horizontal to vertical position, or vice versa. Another Custom
Function enables the user to enable or disable the burst of short
flashes when a flash unit without an IR AF-assist beam is used.
With single AF
point selected
With two AF
points selected
With right AF
point selected
C.Fn III-8-1
C.Fn III-8-2
With
C.Fn III-8-3 AI
Servo II AF
AF point manually selected
Points for AF expansion
AF Point Registration C.Fn III-16
Automatic AF point switching to registered AF
point when camera orientation is changed.
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At high ISO speeds, the EOS-1D Mark IV achieves exceptionally high image quality,
including high resolution, minimal noise and a sense of atmosphere and depth, all without
compromising shooting performance (burst rate, continuous shooting speed and so forth).
These advantages enable new possibilities for image making.
For example, it is now possible to capture high-resolution images at a 1/1,000 second shutter
speed in almost any night game setting. The EOS-1D Mark IV is ideal for stopping the
motion of athletes in dimly lit places such as stadiums, gyms and indoor swimming pools.
The low light shooting capability of the EOS-1D Mark IV extends even further when
shutter speeds slower than 1/1000 are used. This feature allows the new camera to create
usable images in light so low that other cameras with less sensitive image sensors may miss
the shot completely.
ISO 12,800 is now within the normal ISO speed range, two stops higher than before. The
normal ISO speed range is the widest among EOS Digital cameras with ISO 100-12,800 (in
1/3-stop increments). ISO speed expansion offers L: 50, H1: 25,600, H2: 51,200 and
H3: 102,400. Also, this is the first EOS-1D Series camera with ISO Auto. The default
setting sets the ISO speed automatically within ISO 100-12,800. When ISO Auto is set,
even if the upper ISO speed limit has been set to H1, H2, H3 and the lower ISO speed
limit to L with C.Fn I-3, ISO range expansion does not take effect. However, if the
upper/lower ISO speed limit have been set narrower than the normal ISO speed range,
ISO Auto will set the ISO speed within the range set. With most previous EOS cameras
having ISO Auto, the ISO speed was fixed at ISO 400 when the Manual shooting mode
was combined with ISO Auto. ISO Auto Speed Setting Range
However, with the EOS-1D
Shooting Mode
C.Fn I -3
ISO Speed Setting
Mark IV, the ISO speed is
Default
ISO 100 - 12,800
now adjusted automatically
P, Tv, Av, M Expanded ISO 100 - 12,800
to obtain correct exposure for
Limited
Upper limit to lower limit
the shutter speed and aperture
Bulb, Flash
Fixed at ISO 400
that have been set. This
feature effectively functions
as ISO priority.
Of the approximately two stops higher sensitivity that the EOS-1D Mark IV has over the
EOS-1D Mark III, one stop is due to the improved CMOS sensor (see the section on the
sensor) and the other is attributable to the performance boost of the Dual DIGIC 4
Image Processors rather than DIGIC III Image Processors (see the section “Dual DIGIC 4”).
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New video capture features, such as manual
exposure control for video shooting, as well
as new video recording sizes and new frame
rates have been added to the EOS-1D Mark
IV based on user feedback from the EOS 5D
Mark II. Some users found setting the 5D
Mark II’s [LV func. setting] difficult to figure
out, so the procedure has been simplified. Now,
video shooting settings are selected with the
[Live View/Movie func. set.] screen When
you choose [LV Still Photos/Movie set.] ->
[Movie], the video screen will be displayed
when Live View is activated.
Live View/Movie function setting
With the Live View image displayed, press
Movie Shooting Information Display
the FEL button to start recording video.
Movie shooting remaining time/Elapsed time
Image size
Press it again to stop recording. (NOTE:
White balance
Recording movie
Picture Style
AF point
This is a big difference compared to the
Auto Lighting
(
)
Optimizer
•
: Standard
EOS 5D Mark II, which used the SET
•
: Low
•
: Strong
: Movie display
button to start and stop video recording.
•
: Disable
Movie-recording size
Battery check
With the EOS-1D Mark IV, you can press
AE lock
Highlight tone priority
Frame rate
the SET button to start Live View, but if
ISO speed
Shutter speed
Shots remaining
Aperture
you press it again, Live View will be shut
AF mode
Drive mode
•
: Live mode
off.) With [LV Still Photos/Movie set.] set
Exposure level
•
: Face detection Live mode
•
: Quick mode
to [Movie] and C.Fn IV-11 [Start movie
shooting] set to [1: Quick start (<FEL> btn.)], you can just press the FEL button during
shooting to activate Live View and start capturing video immediately.
Video recording formats
The video compression is MPEG-4 AVC, variable (averaged) bit rate. (The bit rate is the
amount of data per second of video, expressed as bps, bits per second. The higher the bit
rate, the higher the image quality.
Of course, as bit rates increase,
the file size does become larger.
Variable bit rate increases for
scenes with rapid movement
and decreases for static subjects.
The optimum bit rate is set for
specific types of scenes. The
audio recording is linear PCM
NTSC
PAL
(pulse code modulation).
Movie Recording Size/Frame Rate
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uncompressed. The video is recorded as a .MOV file. The range of available frame rates
depends on the NTSC/PAL video format setting.
Video recording sizes and
frame rates
Three video recording sizes are provided: 1920x1080 pixels (Full HD), 1280x720 pixels (HD)
and 640x480 pixels (SD). The adjustable frame rate can be selected for the respective
recording size: Full HD: 30p/25p/24p fps, HD/SD: 60p/50p fps. (The actual frame rates
are as follows: 30 fps: 29.97 fps, 25 fps: 25.00 fps, 24 fps: 23.976 fps, 60 fps: 59.94 fps, 50
fps: 50.00 fps. Progressive scanning is used for all frame rates.) During video recording, the
picture is displayed on the screen in the recording quality’s aspect ratio. (A semi-transparent
mask covers the parts not recorded.)
Movie Shooting Area
Full HD quality (1920x1080)
HD quality (1280x720)
SD quality (640x480)
The displayed frame rate options will change automatically depending on the video output
format (NTSC/PAL). Based on user requests, the frame rate has been changed to conform
to the NTSC/PAL format and motion picture standard. The frame rate for HD and SD
quality has been doubled compared to the EOS Rebel T1i, making videos look less jerky for
fast-moving subjects and action. (The frame rate for SD quality is also twice as fast as the
EOS 5D Mark II.)
Movie Recording Size and Frame Rate
Movie Recording Size
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1280x720 (HD)
640x480 (SD)
Frame Rate [fps]
Scanning Method
Indication
Actual fps
30
29.97
25
25
24
23.976
60
59.94
Progressive
50
50
60
59.94
50
50
Video OUT
Format
NTSC
PA L
NT SC/PA L
NT SC
PA L
NT SC
PA L
An actual frame rate of 29.97 fps in NTSC mode was chosen as the default setting for Full
HD video recording in order to match the North American NTSC TV standard. Video
clips shot at this frame rate with the EOS-1D Mark IV can therefore be combined with
separately recorded audio and video sources shot at the same frame rate for use with
professional NLE (non-linear editing) software systems.
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Image development during movie shooting
Image
quality
Full HD
Frame
rate
Use
Notes
30P
NTSC
The format (video output settings) varies
depending on the region.
(29.97fps)
25P
PAL
24P
Shooting movies
This format is requested by people in the film industry
who believe 24p provides more appealing results.
NTSC
This format captures more realistic
movement thanks to higher frame rates
than the Full HD format.
It can be utilized for double-speed recording.
(23.976fps)
HD/
VGA
60P
(59.94fps)
50P
PAL
Rapid subject movement — and camera movement — look less smooth at 24 fps than they
do at 30 or 60 fps, but the resulting video looks similar to traditional movies shot at 24 fps.
Especially at slower shutter speeds, 1/50th of a second or slower, there is a definite “look” to
these settings that many users prefer. The actual framing rate of the EOS-1D Mark IV (and
the EOS 7D) when set to 24 fps is 23.976 fps, to match industry standards for professional
editing and production workflows.
At the reduced recording sizes of 1280x720 (HD) and 640x480 (SD), the 60 fps
(59.94 actual fps) and 50 fps frame rates of the EOS-1D Mark IV are great for rapid
subject movement, such as action sports or wildlife. With frame rates from 24 to 60 fps, the
EOS-1D Mark IV can handle a wide variety of professional video assignments.
Image processing and
high ISOs
Video clips are shot according to the
Picture Style that’s been selected by the
user. User-selected settings for Auto
Lighting Optimizer and Peripheral
Illumination Correction will also be
reflected in video clips. The image
processing settings for video capture are
given in the following table:
Picture Style
Image development during movie shooting
Parameter
Picture Style
White balance
Auto Lighting Optimizer
Peripheral illumination correction
Highlight tone priority
High ISO speed noise reduction
Long exposure noise reduction
Setting
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Not functional
Not applicable since there is no exposure longer than 1 sec.
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The EOS-1D Mark IV has an amazing top ISO of 102,400. This sensitivity is available for
both video capture and still photos, making the camera a great tool for shooting videos, as
well as stills, at night. Intrepid journalists and documentarians in search of those aspects of
human nature seen infrequently, as well as the usual police and fire drama, will find the
EOS-1D Mark IV a superb professional companion.
Audio recording
Audio recording is possible with the built-in microphone (positioned just below the EOS-1
logo on the front of the camera) or with a range of commercially available external microphones connected to the camera via a 3.5mm stereo plug. Audio recording can be turned
ON or OFF with a menu item, [Sound recording: On/Off ]. Sound is recorded in linear
(uncompressed) PCM that has no audio degradation and facilitates extraction in bit parts
and editing. The sampling frequency is 48 KHz, and the bit count is 16 bits for both Left
and Right channels. With the built-in microphone or an external microphone, the sound
volume is adjusted automatically.
The built-in microphone records monaural sound. The audio IC has a wind shield feature
that reduces wind noise automatically during outdoor shooting. There is also a feature to
automatically reduce aperture drive noise in video clips recorded with the built-in microphone, a feature that’s available for the first time in an EOS Digital SLR. However, the
built-in microphone may still pick up noise from operating the camera dials, lens, Image
Stabilizer, AF motor and so forth.
A commercially available, electret condenser microphone with a 3.5mm diameter stereo mini
plug can be connected as an external microphone. Because the camera provides plug-in
power, it is compatible with most electret condenser microphones. The camera cannot use
dynamic or phantom-powered condenser microphones. The wind shield and aperture noise
reduction features will not work with an external microphone.
Focusing
Before video shooting starts, focus can be achieved in Live Mode AF, (face detection) Live
Mode AF, or Quick Mode AF by pressing the shutter button halfway or by pressing the AFON button. If you attempt to autofocus
during a video recording with the 1D Mark IV
set to Quick Mode AF, the camera will switch
automatically to Live Mode AF. During
video shooting, you can press the AF-ON
button to focus again. (Pressing the shutter
button halfway will not operate AF while
recording videos.) However, doing so may
throw off the focus temporarily and/or
change the exposure. Note that the built-in AF/Drive
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microphone will pick up AF motor noise. Automatic focusing during video capture is thus
not recommended. There will be no focus confirmation beeper sound during video capture, if
focus is lost and re-achieved with AF. There is no continuous autofocusing as found in video
cameras. If the lens in use has an Image Stabilizer, the IS function will work during video
capture. Image Stabilizer modes 1 and 2 can be used. Mode 2 is recommended for panning.
Auto exposure control
If you select a shooting mode of P, Tv, Av or Bulb in movie mode, the default setting of
“Auto exposure shooting” takes effect. The M mode is used for “Manual exposure shooting.”
Movie Exposure Control
Shooting Mode
Setting
ISO speed
Shutter speed
P, T v, A v, B ulb
Manual
ISO Auto
30/25/24 fps
Not possible
(ISO100-12800, H1, H2, H3)
Auto (1/30 - 1/4000 sec.)
60/50 fps
Auto (1/60 - 1/4000 sec.)
Aperture
Exposure compensation / AE lock
Auto
Yes / Yes
M
*2
ISO100 - 12800, H1, H2, H3)
Auto (ISO100 - 12800) *3
1/30 - 1/4000 sec. *4
1/60 - 1/4000 sec.
*1
*5
Manual *4
— /—
*1: If the upper ISO speed limit is set to H1, H2, H3 with C.Fn I-3, the ISO speed will be manually settable within that
range. However, even if L (equivalent to ISO 50) is set as lower ISO speed limit, it cannot be set. If the upper and lower
ISO speed limits are set to a narrower range, the ISO speed will be manually settable within that range.
*2: If the upper ISO speed limi t is set to H1, H2, H3 with C.Fn I-3, the ISO speed will be automatically set within that
range. However, if the upper and lower ISOspeed limits are set to a narrower range, the automatically set ISO speed
range will not be narrowed.
*3: Automatically set within the normal ISO speed range, regardless of C.Fn I-3 setting.
*4: If C.Fn I -12 limits the range narrower than 1/30 sec. to 1/4000 sec., the narrowed range will take effect.
*5: If C.Fn I -13 limits the settable aperture range, the limited range will take effect.
To obtain stable video exposures, center-weighted average metering (metering with the imaging
element) is used. The metering mode is not user selectable. If the AF mode is (face detection)
Live mode, evaluative metering linked to the detected face (AF point) is used for exposure
control. With Program AE for videos, auto exposure control is executed with a varying signal
accumulation time (“signal accumulation time” is digital video terminology for shutter speed),
varying aperture, and automatic adjustment of the ISO speed. When lighting conditions allow,
a signal accumulation time within 1/30 sec. to 1/125 sec. and ISO 100 are set. Under bright
conditions, the signal accumulation time can become as fast as 1/4000 sec. Under low light, the
ISO speed is normally set as high as ISO 12,800. If C.Fn I-3 [Set ISO speed range] is used to
set the upper limit for ISO to include [H1], [H2] or [H3],
ISO Speed Settings for Automatic Exposure
the ISO speed will be expanded up to the upper limit.
During Movie Shooting
However, even if [L] is set, the ISO speed will not be expanded
Movie Shooting
Automatic
to the low-speed end. Also, even if the upper and lower limits
Exposure
Off
100 - 12800
are set to narrow the range from the default range, the
High ISO speed ISO speed
L - H3
100 - H3
noise reduction: range
narrowed range will not take effect.
Limited
100 - 12800
Disable
expansion
High ISO speed ISO speed
noise reduction: range
Enable
expansion
range*
Off
L - H3
Limited
range*
200 - 12800
200 - 12800
200 - 12800
* Sample applicable with ISO 6400 as the upper limit and ISO
100 as the lower limit.
If C.Fn II-2 [High ISO speed noise reduction] is set, the
auto ISO speed range will be ISO 200-12,800 regardless of
the C.Fn I-3 setting.
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During auto exposure video shooting, exposure compensation and AE lock are available.
Exposure compensation can be set for up to ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments. Press
the AE lock button before or during video recording to lock the exposure. (An asterisk will
appear below the scene on the LCD monitor as a reminder that exposure is locked.) As the
camera moves through light and dark areas, the exposure will remain constant. To cancel AE
lock, press the adjacent AF point selection button. Pressing the AE lock button a second
time will simply take a new reading and lock that in place. Metering can be set to operate
for 4, 16 or 30 seconds or 1, 10 or 30 minutes.
Manual exposure control
Many serious video shooters prefer manual exposure control, especially when the light is
interesting (dark and moody, heavily back- or side-lit and so forth). When the EOS-1D
Mark IV is set to Manual exposure mode, users can manually control the camera’s shutter
speed, aperture and ISO settings in movie mode. Under most conditions, center-weighted
average metering (with the image sensor) is employed during video capture. However, if the
AF mode is (face detection) Live mode, evaluative metering linked to the detected face
(AF point) is executed. The metering mode is not user selectable in video mode.
ISO Auto can be set or the ISO speed can be set manually. When ISO Auto is active, the
video can be shot in a mode similar to aperture-priority AE (fixed aperture and correct
exposure), but the user sets the shutter speed/aperture combination and the camera varies
the ISO.
The ISO Auto speed range will be ISO 100–12,800, regardless of the C.Fn I-3 [Set ISO
speed range] setting. If C.Fn II-2 [High ISO speed noise reduction] is set, the range will be
ISO 200–12,800.
When the ISO speed is manually set, ISO 100–12,800 can be set in 1/3-stop or whole-stop
increments. If the [H1], [H2] and [H3] upper limit is set with C.Fn I-3 [Set ISO speed
range], the ISO speed will be expanded up to the upper limit that was set. However, even if the
[L] lower limit is set, the ISO speed will not expand to the lower limit. Also, if the upper and
lower limits are set to narrow the ISO speed range, it will be narrowed compared to the default
range. If C.Fn II-2 [High ISO speed noise reduction] is set, the default ISO speed range will
be ISO 200-12,800. Even if C.Fn I-3’s [H1], [H2] and [H3] upper limit and [L] lower limit
are set, ISO expansion will not take effect (ISO 200–12,800). If the upper and lower limits are
set to narrow the default range, the ISO speed range will be narrowed.
The fastest shutter speed (signal accumulation time) available is 1/4000 second. The slowest
will vary depending on the frame rate. At 24, 25 or 30 fps, the shutter speed will be limited
to 1/30 second. At 50 or 60 fps, it will be limited to 1/60 second. The aperture can be set
without limit anywhere within the lens’ maximum and minimum apertures.
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If the shutter speed is set between around 1/30 second to 1/125 second, subject movement
will look smooth in finished video files. The faster the shutter speed, the less smooth the
subject movement will look. However, you could intentionally use a fast shutter speed and
then use ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser to extract still images (several tens of frames per
second) from the video clip.
Apertures, sensor size and
depth-of-field
The large apertures (f/2, f/1.4 and f/1.2) and long focal lengths available with many Canon
EOS system lenses make shallow depth-of-field/selective focus easy to achieve with the
EOS-1D Mark IV. The large APS-H size sensor (approximately super 35 format), midway
between the full size sensor of the EOS 5D Mark II and the APS-C sensor of the EOS 7D,
also contributes to effortless shallow DOF. (The larger the sensor, the longer the focal
length required to produce an equivalent field of view. All else being equal, a longer lens has
a narrower field of view and shallower DOF.)
The majority of professional video cameras in the $20,000 to $80,000+ range have sensors
that are described as 2/3'', according to published product data. These sensors measure
approximately 8.08mm by 6.6mm with a consequent diagonal of 11.0mm. The EOS-1D
Mark IV’s APS-H sensor is 27.9mm by 18.6mm (33.5mm diagonal). By area, then, the
sensor of the EOS-1D Mark IV is approximately 9.8 times larger than the most common
sensor size of professional ENG camcorders. In addition to the implications for depthof-field, the EOS-1D Mark IV’s larger sensor size makes high resolution with relatively
large photodiodes possible, resulting in significantly greater low light sensitivity and less
noise than smaller sensors at equivalent ISO settings.
Comparing crop factors is interesting, too. In the world of digital SLRs, crop factor is
defined as the ratio of the diagonal of a full 35mm frame, 43.2mm, to the diagonal of the
frame in question. It often comes up in considerations of how lenses will work on various
camera bodies. Smaller sensors have larger crop factors. The EOS 5D Mark II has a crop
factor of 1. The EOS-1D Mark IV’s is nominally 1.3 and the EOS 7D’s is 1.6. A 50mm
lens has an effective focal length of 50mm on a 5D Mark II, 65mm on an EOS-1D Mark IV
and 80mm on an EOS 7D, in terms of angle of view. On a pro camcorder with a 2/3''
sensor, the crop factor of 3.93 yields an effective focal length of 196.5mm for a 50mm lens.
These numbers help to quantify the new realms of focus differentiation that are achievable
with Canon’s new HD video-capable DSLRs.
Some video shooting tips
With the camera ready to shoot a video, the time lag between pressing the FE lock button
and when the video starts shooting is approximately 0.2 second.
To save videos to a CF card, the card's actual writing and reading speed must be 8MB/second
or faster. If recording to an SDHC memory card, the card must be Speed Class 6 or higher.
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If the card’s writing speed is slow, the internal memory will fill up and the LCD monitor
will indicate the remaining capacity of the internal memory. If the internal memory becomes
full, video shooting will stop automatically. If you take still photos during video shooting,
use a UDMA CF card.
Note that a video cannot be recorded simultaneously to multiple recording media. File size
is limited to 4 GB per video clip or less due to file system restrictions. Note, too, that even if
the video file is smaller than 4 GB, a single video cannot be longer than 29 minutes and 59
seconds. If the video exceeds either the file size limit or video length limit, video shooting
will stop automatically. However, if video shooting exceeds the limit, stops and goes on
standby, you can shoot another video immediately afterward.
Total Movie Recording Time and File Size Per Minute (Approx.)
Movie
Frame Rate
Recording Size
30fps
1920x1080
25fps
24fps
60fps
1280x720
50fps
60fps
640x480
50fps
Total Movie Recording Time
4GB Card
16GB Card
File Size
12 min.
49 min.
330 MB/min.
12 min.
49 min.
330 MB/min.
24 min.
1 hr. 39 min.
165 MB/min.
Focus first before shooting a video clip (an obvious-but-useful tip). As noted earlier in this
document, it’s possible to autofocus while recording video, but it’s not recommended for
several reasons.
To minimize recording camera operation noise, please follow these guidelines:
- Do not operate any dials while shooting a video.
- If the Image Stabilizer is unnecessary, turn it off to silence the IS operation noise.
(In movie mode, the Image Stabilizer is always operating, even when the camera is
not recording video. Turning IS off to save power is recommended.)
- Use an external microphone for maximum audio quality.
- If audio recording is unnecessary, set [Sound recording: Off ].
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Photographing stills
during video shooting
When the reduced resolution of a frame grab won’t do, full quality (RAW, JPEG, or even
RAW+JPEG) still photos can be obtained while shooting video. (There will be a pause of
approximately 1 second in the recorded video.) Regardless of the shooting mode in use, you
can press the shutter button to take a still photo either before
Still photo shooting during Movie Recording (Conceptual diagram)
or during video shooting. The still photo will be captured in
CF card
the recording quality (image size and JPEG compression
(2) (3)
(1)
(4)
rate) which was previously set. Still photos can be captured
Movie file
Still photo file
in all image sizes including RAW+JPEG. Still photos are
recorded separately from the video file. The video file and
still photo file will be recorded to the same media. They
Pressed Recording completed
cannot be recorded to different media, but if [Recording
completely
LV reappears
func.] is set to [Rec. separately] or [Rec. to multiple], the
Movie
Still display
Movie
still photo will be recorded to each card in the image size
Approx. 1 sec.
that was set.
During auto exposure video shooting, exposure control for still shooting is done with a
Program AE dedicated to still shooting. The ISO, shutter speed and aperture displayed on
the bottom of the screen when you press the shutter button halfway are the exposure settings
that will be used for still shooting. The exposure setting for video shooting is not displayed.
Function Settings for Shooting Stills During Movie Shooting
Parameter
Image Size
JPEG compression
Picture Style
White balance
Color space
Auto Lighting Optimizer
Peripheral illumination correction
Highlight tone priority
High ISO speed noise reduction
Long exposure noise reduction
Exposure control
External flash
Depth-of-field preview
Drive mode
Setting
Movies: Automatic exposure shooting
Movies: Manual exposure shooting
(all images sizes including RAW +JPEG)
1 - 10
1-5
PC-1 - 5
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Not functional
Not applicable since there is no exposure longer than 1 sec.
Automatic
Exposure setting for movie shooting
Flash off
Not possible
Not possible
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For manual exposure video shooting, the exposure settings (ISO speed, shutter speed, and
aperture) set for the video shooting will be used for still shooting. When you press the
shutter button during video shooting, a frozen video image (minimum-size still photo) will
be recorded during a 1-second delay. An imitation shutter sound will also be heard. When
the still photo has been recorded to the memory card and the Live View image appears,
video shooting resumes automatically. The card will have recordings of one video file along
with separate files of the still photos taken.
Although continuous shooting of stills during video recording is also possible, the LCD
monitor will be shut off until the still shooting sequence ends. A UDMA-compatible CF card
is recommended for continuous still shooting, but even with a UDMA-compatible CF card,
the video shooting might stop automatically while shooting depending on the number of
still shots, still image size, subject, CF card brand and so forth.
During single-image display, a video icon is displayed on the upper left part of the screen for
video files. On 4-image and 9-image index displays, the left edge of the video clip’s thumbnail
image will have a perforation. If you wish to display only videos, use the [Image jump
w/Quick Control Dial] menu to select [Movies]. During single-image display with this
setting active, turning the Main Dial will browse through videos only.
Video playback on the
camera’s LCD monitor
Pressing SET while a video is displayed will display the playback panel on the bottom of the
LCD monitor display. You can select Play, Slow motion, First frame, Previous frame, Next frame,
Last frame or Edit. The built-in speaker
is on the lower right on the camera back.
On the playback screen, the sound volume
can be adjusted to one of six levels including mute. Videos shot with the EOS 5D
Mark II, EOS 7D or the EOS Rebel T1i can
be played back on the EOS-1D Mark IV.
However, although videos shot with the
EOS-1D Mark IV can be played back on the
1D Mark IV or the 7D, they cannot be
Single-Image Display
played back on the 5D Mark II or the T1i.
Video playback on a
connected TV set and
saving to a hard disk
recorder
Playing back a video with the camera and viewing it on a TV set is the easiest way to see
the EOS-1D Mark IV’s beautiful image quality. When the camera is connected with an
HDMI (or AV) cable, the camera will automatically set the optimum resolution to match
the TV set. The HDMI video output options are: 1080/60i, 1080/50i, 480/60p and
576/50p. Because the camera sets the optimum resolution automatically, there is nothing
special you need to do.
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When saving the video to a standard definition DVD recorder or hard disk recorder,
connect the camera with an AV cable and play back the video to save it. Recording devices
such as hard disk recorders usually do not have an HDMI input terminal because of
copyright concerns. Therefore, captured videos cannot be saved directly digitally. Also, since
the EOS-1D Mark IV’s digital terminal is for connecting to a personal computer, it cannot
be connected to video camera accessories such as a DVD or hard disk recorder. If an OSK-E3
Data Security Verification Kit is used to try to play back an encrypted still image via an
HDMI connection, “Cannot playback” will appear and the image will not be displayed.
Playback, editing and
stills extraction on a
personal computer
You can use ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided with the EOS-1D Mark IV) and a
personal computer (Windows or Macintosh) to do such things as view and edit the video,
extract still images and convert file formats. However, for smooth playback in Full HD or
for HD quality, a personal computer with Core2 Duo 2.6GHz or faster CPU and 2GB or
higher RAM is recommended.
With ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser, you can also copy a lightly edited video back to the
card. The camera can play back the edited video only if the editing was limited to editing
out the first and last scenes; it cannot play back videos edited in more sophisticated ways.
Videos cannot be played back with Canon camcorders compatible with the AVCHD format
nor with the M80 Canon media storage device.
If you play back a video with the camera while the “Shooting information display” is enabled,
the shooting mode, shutter speed, and aperture will not be displayed. However, the settings
at the start of video shooting will be recorded to the Exif image information. If the video is
set to manual exposure and the ISO speed is set manually, the ISO speed will be displayed
on the shooting information screen. The ISO speed will not be displayed if ISO Auto is set
along with automatic or manual exposure of the video.
In-Camera Video Editing
You can edit out the first and last scenes of a
video clip shot with the EOS-1D Mark IV in
about 1 second increments. When you select
[Edit] on the video playback screen, the editing
panel will appear at the screen bottom. You
can select from [Cut beginning/Cut end/
Play/Save]. While watching the edit bar, use
the Multi-controller and Quick Control Dial
to mark the editing point. With Save, the
edited clip can be saved as a new video clip or
it can overwrite the original clip.
Simple Movie Editing
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While playing the video clip in Edit mode, tilt the Multi-controller left or right for frameby-frame viewing. Press it in to fast-forward. Turning the Quick Control Dial once will go
to the previous or next frame. However, as video clips are cut in 1-second increments
(position where the scissors’ mark is displayed on the left of the edit bar), the position you
indicated and the position where the clip is actually cut may be slightly different.
A high-performance personal computer is required to convert MOV files to DVD-Video
(SD quality) or AVCHD formats with commercially available software. First-time
filmmakers should be advised that conversion can take several times longer than the length
of the video itself.
Capturing video while
connected to a TV set
The video output from the camera’s A/V OUT or HDMI terminal during Live View or
video recording will appear in the 4:3 aspect ratio (dotted red line in the figure given here),
as displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. Therefore, when the output is displayed on a
16:9 TV set, the picture size will not fill the
frame. The video itself will be recorded in
the size (Full HD, HD or SD) that was set.
If you connect the camera to a TV set and
shoot a video, the TV will not output any
sound during the video shooting, avoiding
unfortunate audio artifacts. Nonetheless,
sound will be recorded normally.
Monitor picture as it will appear on a TV with 16:9 aspect ratio
I. CHAPTER
EOS
HD VIDEO
TITLE
CAPTURE
38
The EOS-1D Mark IV
captures Full HD Video
(1920 x 1080) at 30
(29.97), 25 or 24
(23.976) fps.
EOS HD Video: An Exciting New Tool for Motion Picture Capture
With the introduction of Canon EOS digital SLRs capable of
HD video capture, professional photographers, videographers and
cinematographers have at hand an important new imaging tool.
They have discovered not only the convenience, but also the very
special qualities of Canon EOS HD Video. By shooting video
with a large sensor camera (HD recording area of the EOS-1D
Mark IV CMOS sensor of 27.9mm x 15.7mm approx. is similiar
when compared to 24.89 x 18.65mm of Super 35 motion picture
film), it’s simple to take advantage of the image quality and
characteristics intrinsic to SLR photography.The EOS-1D Mark IV
increases flexibility for the photographer in that it also allows for
full use of Canon’s extensive EF lens line-up, including wide
angle, macro, super-telephoto, tilt-shift and fish-eye, providing a
wealth of depth-of-field and other creative shooting options once
reserved only for still photography. The resulting HD video is a
standout in its stunning depth-of-field characteristics, remarkable
capture capability under poor lighting conditions and deep clean
blacks with nearly undetectable noise.
Comprehensive Choice of Frame Rates and Formats
The EOS-1D Mark IV is the first EOS 1-Series digital SLR
to provide HD video capture capability, setting new standards
for image quality and professional versatility. It supports a
wide range of frame rates and video formats, enabling
photographers to tailor their footage to specific needs and markets.
For Full HD (1920 x 1080), the available frame rates are 30
(29.97) fps, 25 fps and 24 (23.976) fps for cinematography.
For Standard HD (1280 x 720), the available frame rates are
60 (59.94) fps and 50 fps. For SD (VGA — 640 x 480), the
available frame rates are 60 (59.94) fps and 50 fps. Video is
captured with progressive scanning and recorded in the MOV
format (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video, uncompressed linear
PCM audio) using a variable bit rate. This helps ensure highquality image and sound while keeping file size to a minimum.
Advanced Exposure Control
When shooting HD video, including Full HD, the EOS-1D
Mark IV employs Center-Weighted average metering (using
the imaging sensor) to help ensure stable motion-picture
exposure. If the AF mode is set to Face Detection Live View,
the camera will use Evaluative metering linked to the AF point
corresponding to the face to calculate exposure. Program AE
mode is used when set in P, Tv, Av and Bulb shooting modes.
ISO speed is automatically set between 100–12,800, and shutter
speed is automatically set between 1/30 – 1/4,000 second at
30/25/24 fps and between 1/60 – 1/4,000 second at 60/50 fps.
With these shooting modes, aperture is also automatically
selected. (If ISO speed expansion has been selected, the range
can be extended to 102,400.) As with still shooting, AE lock is
available for video. Exposure compensation is available in the
range of ±3 stops. Full manual exposure control can also be used
when shooting video. ISO speed can be set automatically or
manually between 100 and 12,800. Shutter speed can be manually
set from 1/30 to 1/4000 of a second. Available aperture settings
are specific to the lens used.
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SENSOR
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The EOS-1D Mark IV camera has a new APS-H-size (imaging area 27.9 x 18.6mm,
approximately 1.3x lens crop) CMOS sensor developed and manufactured by Canon, using
semiconductor manufacturing equipment also designed and manufactured by Canon.
This sensor enables professional-level performance in every respect. Its resolution is
approximately 16.1 Megapixels (4896 x 3264 pixels). Its normal ISO range is 100 to
12,800. The range can be extended via ISO Expansion down to L: 50 and up, via H1, H2
and H3 to 25,600, 51,200 and, incredibly, to 102,400 Its low noise, high-speed signal
reading produces 10 fps in continuous
ISO Speed Range
shooting, even with noise reduction
ISO speed range
Pixel size [μm square]
on. In addition, the sensor handles
50 L
1D Mark IV 5.7
H1 H2 H3 102400
100 - 12800
Live View full HD video shooting.
100 - 3200
1D Mark III 7.2
50 L
H 6400
100 - 6400
50 L
H1 H2 25600
5D Mark II
6.4
In all, it is a remarkable example of
cutting-edge sensor technology.
CMOS Sensor Specifications
Specification
Effective pixels
Total pixels
Effective sensor size
[Approx. mm]
Pixel size [µm]
Color filter
A spect ratio
EOS-1D Mark IV
Approx. 16.10 million
(4912 x 3270)
Approx. 17.00 million
(5136 x 3306)
EOS-1D Mark III
Approx. 10.10 million
(3904 x 2598)
Approx. 10.70 million
(4080 x 2622)
27.9 x 18.6
28.1 x 18.7
5.7 x 5.7
7.2 x 7.2
RGB primary color filter
3:2
Despite a smaller pixel size than that of the EOS-1D Mark III (5.7 versus 7.2 microns),
design objectives—now achieved— for the new sensor included: a superb S/N ratio,
high-speed and low-noise image development, high ISO speeds and wide dynamic range.
Opening ratio (Conceptual Diagram)
Photo diode size
Pixel size
EOS-1D Mark IV
EOS-1D Mark III
(5.7 x 5.7 μm)
(7.2 x 7.2 μm)
Canon’s improved semiconductor fabrication technology has enabled a
new method of photodiode construction. Photodiode area is optimized
and photoelectric conversion efficiency is improved. This allows more
light energy to be accumulated and transferred even though pixel size has
been reduced.
To improve light-gathering efficiency further, another new and critical
process has been incorporated in the fabrication of the microlens over
the sensor so that there is no gap at all between the microlenses.
Additionally, the distance from the microlenses to the photodiodes
has been reduced compared to earlier designs, improving efficiency
even further.
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Gapless Microlens (Conceptual Diagram)
Pixel size
Gap between microlenses
Photo diode size
EOS-1D Mark IV
Pixel pitch
Photo diode
EOS-1D Mark III
Several additional significant technical developments contribute to increased S/N performance.
A new material used for the sensor unit’s RGB primary color filters improves transmittance.
In addition, the circuit for applying high gain now suppresses noise from outside the sensor,
improving resistance to noise and resulting in low noise even at high ISO speeds. Finally, a
preamp whose internal gain has been doubled is incorporated, further increasing S/N.
LPF construction
Dichroic mirror
(Reflects infrared rays)
Infrared-absorbing glass
CMOS
sensor
Low-pass filter
(Separates image in
vertical direction)
Phaser layer
(Converts linear polarized
light into circular polarized light)
Low-pass filter
(Separates image in
horizontal direction)
The gapless microlenses, the higher photodiode area ratio (photodiode area divided by pixel
size), the new color filter material, the reduced microlens-to-photodiode space, the improved
external noise suppression and the high-output preamp all enable the admirably improved
S/N ratio that is, in turn, directly responsible for the higher ISO speeds, low noise and
wide dynamic range that distinguish the EOS-1D Mark IV’s performance. Compared to the
EOS-1D Mark III, the result is an improvement of approximately 1 stop in sensitivity
despite the reduction in pixel size, and this is without considering the additional 1 stop of
improvement for in-camera JPEGs that’s made possible by the advanced image processing
technology of the Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors. Therefore, all EOS-1D Mark IV
users can benefit from the camera’s image quality improvements, even those users
who prefer RAW captures only.
As in the case of the EOS-1D Mark III, one-line,
8-channel readout is incorporated. The highspeed amp, faster reading sequence, and higher
reading frequency enable approximately 10 fps
continuous shooting.
The basic construction and performance of the
infrared-blocking, low-pass filter on the front of
the sensor unit are the same as that of the EOS-1D
Mark III. However, the top surface of the
infrared-absorption glass now has a fluorine
coating to prevent dust adhesion.
8-channel signal reading
(Conceptual diagram)
Time
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41
The DIGIC 4 Image Processor has approximately six times more processing power than
the DIGIC III Image Processor. It can match the III’s very fine image detail and natural
color reproduction while attaining even faster signal processing. Because of the huge computing capability required by the 16.1 Megapixel sensor, its 10 fps maximum continuous
shooting speed and the EOS-1D Mark IV’s HD video functions, two DIGIC 4 Image
Processors are provided. Processing speeds are more than three times faster than those of
the EOS-1D Mark III despite the increase in the number of pixels. Thus, for example, the
Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processor array can prevent the burst rate reduction previously
caused by Standard and Low High ISO noise reduction settings.
DUAL DIGIC 4 Imaging Processor
DDR2
SDRAM
A/D conversion
A/D conversion
A/D conversion
A/D conversion
Front-end
Processing
circuit
Front-end
Processing
circuit
DIGIC 4
DIGIC 4
DDR2
SDRAM
CF card
SD card
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The S-RAW file originally introduced with the EOS-1D Mark III camera provided
photographers who did not require large files but who wanted to retain full control over
image processing with an option that they found appealing. In the EOS-1D Mark IV, there
are now three RAW image sizes and four JPEG image sizes with the new M-RAW
(Medium RAW) size added to RAW and S-RAW. M-RAW+JPEG or S-RAW+JPEG can
also be recorded. The image size setting screen has the same design as with the latest EOS
cameras, but it can also be set on the rear LCD data panel below the LCD monitor, as with
the EOS-1D Mark III. Each JPEG image size can be compressed to one of ten compression
rates, as in the case of the EOS-1D Mark III.
Image Size and Recorded Pixels
Image Size
Large
Medium 1
Medium 2
Small
RAW
M-RAW
S-RAW
Recorded Pixels
Approx. 16.00 Megapixels (4896 x 3264)
Approx. 12.40 Megapixels (4320 x 2880)
Approx. 8.40 Megapixels (3552 x 2368)
Approx. 4.00 Megapixels (2448 x 1632)
Approx. 16.00 Megapixels (4896 x 3264)
Approx. 9.00 Megapixels (3672 x 2448)
Approx. 4.00 Megapixels (2448 x 1632)
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43
While much attention is paid to the quality of the RAW output of modern DSLRs, many
users of these cameras are journalists or event photographers in a mad rush to get their work
submitted. These people don’t have the time to enjoy the exquisite control of RAW image
development; they shoot JPEGs. The closer a camera can get to giving them the image
characteristics they require straight away, the happier (or, at least, the less tense) they are.
Canon has continued to refine a group of image control features that, taken as an ensemble,
help the EOS-1D Mark IV to turn out extremely high quality, precisely configured JPEGs.
Function Availability Table
○ : User selectable
: Set automatically
Viewfinder Shooting
:
: Not selectable/Disabled
P
TV
AV
M
Bulb
z LV
Shooting
JPEG
○
○
○
○
○
○
Image size RAW
○
○
○
○
○
○
RAW+JPEG
○
○
○
○
○
○
Auto
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
Manual
○
○
○
○
○
○
Enabled in M
movie mode
Standard
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
Portrait
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
Landscape
○
○
○
○
○
○
Neutral
○
○
○
○
○
Faithful
○
○
○
○
Monochrome
○
○
○
User Defined
○
○
○
Auto WB
○
○
Preset WB
○
Custom WB
Color temperature
setting
Function
k Movie
Shooting
Viewfinder Shooting
Function
z LV
Shooting
k Movie
Shooting
P
TV
AV
M
Bulb
One-Shot
○
○
○
○
○
AI Servo
○
○
○
○
○
Auto
○
○
○
○
○
Manual
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
Quick mode
○
○
○
○
○
○
Before
shooting starts
○
Evaluative
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
Partial
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
Spot
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
Center-weighted
average
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
Program shift
○
○
○
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Exposure
compensation
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AE lock
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AEB
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Depth-of-field preview
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WB correction
○
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Single shooting
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WB-BKT
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sRGB
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High-speed
continuous shooting
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Adobe RGB
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Low-speed
continuous shooting
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Auto Lighting Optimizer
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10-sec. self-timer
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2-sec. self-timer
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Silent single shooting
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FE lock
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Flash exposure
compensation
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ISO speed
Picture
Style
White
balance
Color
space
Lens peripheral illumination
correction
○
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(Still photo)
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High ISO speed noise reduction
○
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(Still photo)
Highlight tone priority
○
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AF point
selection
Live mode
Live mode
Metering
Exposure
Drive
○
Long exposure noise reduction
AF
External
Speedlite
With
With
With
Other than M
movie mode
(Still photo)
(Still photo)
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Peripheral Illumination
Correction
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Matching the peripheral light falloff
characteristics of more than 85 Canon EF
lenses introduced over the past 22 years, the
light level at the four corners of the image
is automatically corrected, using a custom
algorithm for each supported lens that reads
the aperture in use and, when possible, the
distance setting. With JPEG images, the
light falloff is corrected during image
capture. With RAW images, the correction
Peripheral Illumination Correction
can be done with Digital Photo Professional’s
“Shot settings.” The degree of in-camera correction is about 70% of what can be done with
Digital Photo Professional. Lenses that do not have distance information cannot be corrected
based on the shooting distance. With such lenses, the camera can make the correction only
up to about 50 percent of DPP’s maximum.
At high ISO speeds, noise along the image periphery is prone to increase. Therefore, the
higher the ISO speed, the lower the peripheral illumination correction will be. The minimum
correction will be about 20 percent of DPP's maximum. (With lenses not having distance
information, it will be about 15 percent.)
Peripheral illumination correction data for up to 40 lenses can be registered in the camera.
Upon factory shipment, the camera will have the correction data for approximately 29 lenses.
The correction data can be registered or deleted from the camera with EOS Utility software.
EOS Utility is updated as new EF lenses are introduced, thus ensuring forward compatibility.
Lenses whose lens peripheral illumination correction data
is registered in the camera upon factory shipment
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
EF 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6
EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6 II
EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6 III
EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5USM
EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM
EF 28-105mm f/4-5.6 USM
EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM
EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM
EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM
EF 20mm f/2.8 USM
EF 24mm f/1.4LII USM
EF 24mm f/1.4L USM
EF 24mm f/2.8
EF 28mm f/1.8 USM
EF 28mm f/2.8
EF 35mm f/1.4L USM
EF 35mm f/2
EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
EF 50mm f/1.8 II
EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
* The EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6/II/III lenses will be displayed as “EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6,” and
the EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5/II lenses will be displayed as “EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5.”
Auto Lighting Optimizer
The Auto Lighting Optimizer function (ALO) automatically adjusts the picture during
image processing to obtain optimal brightness and contrast. It corrects AE underexposure,
flash underexposure, low contrast, or backlit underexposure (face detection). The algorithm
works by optimally adjusting brightness and tone based on scene information, including the
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image histogram. This is the first time that the feature has appeared in an EOS-1 series
camera. The EOS-1D Mark IV’s ALO algorithm is one generation newer than that of the
EOS 50D. It is improved in its handling of scenes without faces. For scenes with faces, the
previous algorithm is employed. The default setting is Standard, but optional settings
include Low, Strong and Disable.
ALO
1D Mark IV
(ALO on by default)
50D
(ALO on by default)
ALO off
ALO works with both JPEG and RAW images. With RAW images, photographers can
choose the same settings that the camera offers when processing the images in the supplied
DPP software. You can select from Standard, Low, Strong or Disable. With previous EOS
DIGITAL cameras having ALO, the function worked only in the P, Tv, Av and CA modes.
However, with the EOS-1D Mark IV, ALO now also works in the Manual mode and bulb
as well, in keeping with the idea of enhanced JPEG workflow.
In the case of manual exposures, noise in the areas brightened
by the Auto Lighting Optimizer may increase. The exposure
must be set accordingly to prevent excessive correction. For
incident-light scenes where the subject’s background is dark over
a large area, the correction by the Auto Lighting Optimizer
might turn out to be excessive in rare cases. Therefore, if you
expose the subject correctly (exposed according to the set shutter
speed and aperture), setting the Auto Lighting Optimizer to
[1: Low] or [3: Disable] is recommended.
Auto Lighting Optimizer
When using the continuous shooting mode, AE is enabled and ALO locks. Therefore, when
using continuous shooting mode in environments where brightness is rapidly changing, set ALO
to “1: Low” or “3: Disable.” The reason for this is that the camera adjusts ALO when the first
frame is taken, then employs the same setting for subsequent frames in the sequence. This is
especially important if the first frame happens to be shot when lighting is relatively dark.
Subsequent frames taken in brighter conditions will be overexposed since the camera “locked” the
ALO setting based on the darker lighting conditions of the first frame. (Setting ALO as described
above assures more evenly exposed images whether or not faces are recognized in the composition.)
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When using Manual or Bulb modes, ALO compensation is based on the exposure set by the
photographer. Backlit subjects have a tendency to be underexposed. If the photographer tries
to compensate for this by exposing for the subject, the background becomes overexposed.
However, by enabling ALO and exposing for the background, the main subject will be
brightened for a more balanced image with regard to brightness and contrast between
background and main subject. Adjusting exposure can be tricky when photographing a
brightly lit subject set against a large dark background, such as a shaded forest or crowded
stadium; ALO may be affected by the background and overcompensate. In situations such as
these, expose for the main subject and set ALO to “1: Low” or “3: Disable.”
Highlight tone priority
Highlight tone priority has the same specifications as it did on the EOS-1D Mark III.
The “D+” icon has been added to the LCD
panel and viewfinder to indicate that highlight tone priority has been set. (Since
“D+” is displayed, the ISO speed’s zero
numeral is not displayed small, as with
the EOS-1D Mark III.) If C.Fn II-3-1 is
set, the ISO speed range will be limited
to ISO 200–12,800.
Highlight Tone Priority
Picture Style
The basic image characteristics of each Picture Style are the same as before. However, in
response to user feedback, the following Picture Styles have been fine-tuned: Standard,
Landscape, Portrait and Monochrome. To make images usable as is, without any post-processing,
the default sharpness setting is more aggressive than with the EOS-1D Mark III. This makes
image resolution look better when viewed on a personal computer or print. Neutral and
Faithful are unchanged as their emphasis on plain, unaltered image characteristics is geared for
post-processing. In these Picture Styles, the degree of sharpening at default settings is the
same as with the EOS-1D Mark III. If you view an image at 100% magnification or higher,
image detail will look more natural than with the four Picture Styles listed above.
New default image
settings
Low-noise technology has allowed the achievement of greater sharpness than in the EOS-1D
Mark III without degrading image quality. The “Standard,” “Landscape,” “Portrait” and
“Monochrome” Picture Styles produce sharper, higher-contrast images (because of ALO)
appropriate for use without adjustment. The “Neutral” and “Faithful” Picture Styles use the
previous model’s default settings to provide a natural-looking image that is ideal as a base for
post-processing. Images are optimally sharpened to prevent them from appearing fuzzier
than 1D Mark III images displayed at the same size (because the EOS-1D Mark IV pixel
count is 1.6 times greater).
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Reduction
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C.Fn II-2’s [0] setting has been changed to [Standard] so that the default setting now
executes noise reduction. The noise reduction level can be set to [Standard, Low, Strong or
Disable] to suit the noise level. With the EOS-1D Mark III, if [On] was set, the maximum
burst during continuous shooting would greatly decrease. However, with the EOS-1D Mark IV,
the [Standard/Low/Disable] settings no longer affect the maximum burst. Only if [Strong]
is set will the maximum burst decrease.
At default settings, the standard high ISO speed noise reduction Custom Function setting will
be applied to the recorded images. However, if the image is played back with the camera (on the
LCD monitor or a TV set) or printed directly
(other than RAW, M-RAW and S-RAW+JPEG
Large), the image without the noise reduction
will be used for the display or printing.
Therefore, noise might be noticeable in the
displayed or printed image. The noise reduction
effect will be reflected when the image is
initially displayed with Digital Photo
Professional, and can be adjusted by the
photographer prior to rendering an output file. High ISO Speed Noise Reduction
Copyright information
Previous EOS DIGITAL cameras that had the copyright information feature allowed the
photographer’s name and copyright holder’s name to be registered to the camera only with
EOS Utility. With the EOS-1D Mark IV, the information can now be registered directly
with the camera. When a picture is taken, the copyright information is also recorded as part
of the image’s Exif information. Up to 63 characters each can be entered for the photographer’s
name and copyright holder’s name.
Enter Copyright Details
Copyright Information
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EOS Integrated Cleaning
System
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Related to the workflow issue in the sense that a clean sensor produces files that don’t need
to be spotted, the EOS-1D Mark IV uses the EOS Integrated Cleaning System to minimize
dust generation and dust adhesion to the sensor and to shake dust off the sensor or to make
it less noticeable. Although the preconditions for operation of the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit
and the specifications for obtaining and appending the dust delete data are basically the
same as with the EOS-1D Mark III, the EOS-1D Mark IV’s low-pass filter has a new fluorine
coating on the infrared absorption glass. The coating improves resistance to sticky and moist
dust. Dust removal has been improved with a revamped drive sequence.
Cleaning Sensor Unit Construction Diagram
Low-pass mask
Sealing material
Infrared-absorption glass
CMOS sensor
Low-pass filter
Piezoelectric
element
Support material
Improved white balance
algorithm and auto white
balance
An improved white balance algorithm now makes color reproduction when shooting under
low color temperature light sources (light sources with a strong red cast such as tungsten and
certain mercury varieties) more precise. The preset WB, custom WB, color temperature setting,
personal WB, WB correction, WB-BKT specifications are all the same as with the EOS-1D
Mark III. Note that with
AWB Comparison
bright shots, such as sunsets,
the result is almost the same
as with previous cameras.
Also, if you want the strong
color cast to remain, just set
the color temperature setting
EOS-1D Mark IV
EOS-1D Mark III
manually to around 4000K.
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The EOS-1D Mark IV has a total of 62 Custom Functions. Up to six top-tier menu
options and Custom Function settings can be registered in My Menu. Up to three sets of
Custom Function settings can be registered in the camera. The camera settings can be saved
as a file to a memory card. When the file is read, the saved camera settings take effect. (This
does not include the date/time, language, video output format, C.Fn I-16, C.Fn I-17,
C.Fn III-7 or C.Fn IV-12.)
The following nine basic settings can be registered: shooting mode, white balance, drive
mode, metering mode, AF mode, AF point, color space, image size and Picture Style.
When the basic settings are applied, the nine settings will be set as they were registered.
Note that [Record func.] will be set to [Standard], and the exposure compensation, AEB,
flash exposure compensation, WB correction and WB-BKT settings will be canceled.
The following is a list of Custom Functions that are new or improved compared to the
EOS-1D Mark III. Note that due to the addition of new Custom Functions, the same
Custom Functions on the EOS-1D Mark III may have different Custom Function numbers
in the EOS-1D Mark IV:
• C.Fn I-3: Set ISO speed range, changed. Upper limit: 100–12,800, H1, H2 or H3.
Lower limit: L, 100–12,800
• C.Fn I-12: Set shutter speed range, changed to: Highest speed: 1/8000 sec. – 15 sec.,
Lowest speed: 30 sec. – 1/4000 sec.
• C.Fn I-15: Flash sync. speed in Av mode, the [1: 1/300 – 1/60 sec. auto] setting has
been added. (If C.Fn I-15-1 or I-15-2 is set, high-speed sync will not be possible.)
• C.Fn I-16: AE Microadjustment (New). Users have different perceptions of what a
“standard exposure” is. Quite a few users think the resulting image is either slightly
underexposed or overexposed. So,
based on the user’s subjective tastes,
this new feature enables the user to
fine-tune the standard exposure level
up to ±1 stop in 1/8-stop increments.
If you have multiple cameras, you can
make this adjustment to compensate
for any differences between each
camera in the standard exposure level.
C.Fn I-16
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• C.Fn I-17: FE Microadjustment (New).
For flash photography, the standard
flash exposure level can be fine-tuned
up to ±1 stop in 1/8-stop increments.
• C.Fn II-2: High ISO speed noise
reduction. Four settings are now
provided: [0: Standard, 1: Low, 2:
Strong, 3: Disable]. The EOS-1D
Mark III only had [0: Off ] and [1: On].
C.Fn I-17
• C.Fn II-4: Auto Lighting Optimizer (New). Four settings are available: [0: Standard,
1: Low, 2: Strong, 3: Disable].
• C.Fn II-10: INFO. button when shooting. The default setting has been changed to
[0: Displays shooting functions].
• C.Fn III-3: AI Servo 1st/2nd image priority. The [3: Release/Tracking priority] setting
has been added. Shutter-release priority (rather than focus priority) is given to the first
shot. During continuous shooting (from the second shot onward), focus-tracking of
the subject is given priority.
• C.Fn III-6: Lens AF stop button function. The [7: Spot AF] setting has been added.
During manual/auto AF point selection, if you press the AF Stop button on the super
telephoto lens, the AF line sensor’s usable range will become narrower. This is to
reduce focus detection error prone to occur with a small target subject due to perspective
confusion. With spot AF, the AF point will blink brighter than usual.
• C.Fn III-8: AF expansion with selected AF point. The [3: All 45 points area] setting
has been added. In the AI Servo AF mode, the subject must be tracked with the
manually selected AF point. During manual AF point selection, all 45 points can be
used. So even if the manually selected AF point loses the subject, as long as the subject
is within the Area AF, focusing can continue. Because the EOS-1D Mark IV does not
have Assist AF points, the settings are now called [1: Left/right AF point] and
[2: Surrounding AF points].
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• C.Fn III-9: Multi-controller while
metering (New). While metering is
active, this enables/disables the
Multi-controller for selecting an AF
point. This setting was included in
EOS-1D Mark III’s [C.Fn III-9:
Selectable AF point]. It is now a
separate Custom Function.
• C.Fn III-10: Selectable AF point. The C.Fn III-9
[0: 45 points] and [2: 11 points] settings
have been added. When 2 is set (11 points), it will work in the same way as with the
EOS-1D Mark II/n. The position of the 19 points, 9 inner points and 9 outer points
is the same as with the EOS-1D Mark IV.
• C.Fn III-11: Switch to registered AF point. The [2: Only while <AE Lock> is
pressed] setting has been added. The setting name for 1 has been changed to
[1: Switch with <Multicontroller>].
• C.Fn III-15: AF-assist beam firing. The [2: IR AF assist beam only] setting has been
added. Set this to disable the series of small flashes fired as the AF-assist beam, as
with Speedlite 270EX.
• C.Fn III-16: Orientation-linked AF point (New). When [1: Select different AF
points] is set, the AF point can be selected separately (automatically or manually)
for the Horizontal orientation, 2.
Vertical orientation (grip bottom),
and 3. Vertical orientation (grip
top). The AF point selected for
each orientation will be stored in
the camera’s memory. When you switch
the camera or ientation bet ween
hor izontal and vertical, the AF
point will also switch automatically.
C.Fn III-16
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• C.Fn IV-4: Assign SET button. The function name has been changed from
[SET button when shooting] to [Assign SET button].
• C.Fn IV-9: Protect Images/Voice memo button function. Now that the EOS-1D
Mark IV has a built-in speaker, the [2: Play memo (hold: Record memo)] setting has
been added. To avoid confusion with the video sound recording, the setting name has
been changed to “Memo (Record).”
• C.Fn IV-11: Start movie shooting
(New). When [1: Quick start (<FEL>
btn.)] is set, you can start shooting a
video immediately just by pressing the
FEL button while the camera is ready
to shoot. (This applies when the [Live
View/Movie func. set.] screen has been
set to enable video shooting.)
C.Fn IV-11
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Here is a complete list of the EOS-1D Mark IV’s Custom Functions:
Custom Functions
Group
No.
Item
1
Exposure level
increments
2
ISO speed
setting
increments
0
1
2
0
1
Description
1/3-stop set 1/3-stop comp.
1-stop set 1/3-stop comp.
1/2-stop set 1/2-stop comp.
1/3-stop
1-stop
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
(in Movie
M mode)
Yes
Yes
(in Movie
M mode)
Disable
Enable
3
C.Fn I:
Exposure
Set ISO speed
range
4
Bracketing auto
cancel
5
Bracketing
sequence
6
Number of
bracketed shots
7
Spot meter. link
to AF point
8
Safety shift
9
Select usable
shooting modes
10
Select usable
metering modes
11
12
13
14
Highest ISO speed
Register
Lowest ISO speed
Apply
100 - 12,800, H1,H2,H3
(1-stop increments)
L, 100 - 12,800
0 On
1 Off
0 0, -, +
1 -, 0, +
2 +, 0, 0 3 shots
1 2 shots
2 5 shots
3 7 shots
0 Disable (use center AF point)
1 Enable (use active AF point)
0 Disable
1 Enable (Tv/Av)
2 Enable (ISO speed) *2
Disable
Enable
M
P
Register
Tv
BULB
Apply
Av
Disable
Enable
Register
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
(in Movie
M mode)
Yes
Yes
(in Movie
M mode)
Apply
0 Specified metering mode
1 Evaluative metering
Exposure mode
2 Partial metering
in manual expo.
3 Spot metering
4 Center-weighted average
Disable
Enable
Set shutter speed
Highest speed
8000 - 15” (1-stop increments)
range
Register
Lowest speed
30” -4000(1-stop increments)
Apply
Disable
Enable
Set aperture
Min. aperture (Max. f/) 91 - 1.4 (1-stop increments)
value range
Register Max. aperture (Min. f/) 1.0 - 64 (1-stop increments)
Apply
Disable
Apply shooting/ Enable
metering mode
With AE lock button (AF on)
Register
With AE lock button (AF off)
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Custom Functions
Group
No.
Item
Description
0
Auto
1
1/300-1/60sec. auto
15
21 1 /300sec. (fixed)
C.Fn I:
Disable
AE
Exposure 16
Microadjustment Enable (±1 stops in 1/8-stop increments)
Disable
FE
17
Microadjustment Enable (±1 stops in 1/8-stop increments)
0
Off
Long exp. noise
1
1
Auto
reduction
2
On
0
Standard
1
Low
High ISO speed
2
noise reduction
2
Strong
3
Disable
0
Disable
Highlight tone
3
priority
1
Enable
0
Standard
1
Low
Auto Lighting
4
C.Fn II:
Optimizer
2
Strong
Image/
3
Disable
Flash exp/
0
Evaluative flash metering
E-TTL II flash
Disp
5
metering
1
Average flash metering
0
1st-curtain synchronization
Shutter curtain
6
sync.
1
2nd-curtain synchronization
0
Enable
7 Flash firing
1
Disable
0
Disable
Viewfinder info.
8
during exp.
1
Enable
0
Off
LCD panel illumi.
9
during Bulb
1
On during Bulb
Displays shooting functions
0
INFO. button
10
when shooting
Displays camera settings
1
0
Enable after One-Shot AF
USM lens
1
1
Disable after One-Shot AF
electronic MF
2
Disable in AF mode
Flash sync.
speed in Av
mode
2
3
C.Fn III:
4
Autofocus/
Drive
5
6
AI Servo tracking
Slow: -2 . -1 . 0 . +1 . +2: Fast
sensitivity
0
AF priority/Tracking priority
1
AF priority/Drive speed prior
AI Servo 1st/2nd
img priority
2
Release/Drive speed priority
3
Release/Tracking priority
0
Main focus point priority
AI Servo AF
tracking method
1
Continuous AF track priority
0
Focus search on
Lens drive when
AF impossible
1
Focus search off
0
AF stop
1
AF start
2
AE lock
3
AF point: M -> Auto / Auto -> Ctr
Lens AF stop
button function
4
ONE SHOT <-> AI SERVO
5
IS start
6
Switch to registered AF pt.
Spot AF
7
Yes
Yes
(Still
photo)
Yes
Yes
(Still
photo)
Yes
(Still
photo)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
(with Quick mode)
Except for 4
(Partially possible
in Quick mode
only)
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Custom Functions
Group
No.
Item
Description
Disable
Adjust all by same
AF
1
Forward:-20.....0.....+20:Backward
7
amount
Microadjustment
2 Adjust by lens
Forward:-20.....0.....+20:Backward
0 Disable
AF expansion w/ 1 Left/right AF point
8
selected pt
2 Surrounding AF points
3 All 45 points area
0 Off
Multi-controller
9
while meter.
1 AF point selection
0 45 points
1 19 points
Selectable AF
2 11 points
10
point
3 Inner 9 points
4 Outer 9 points
0 Disable
Switch to
11 registered AF
1 Switch with < >
point
2 Only while < > is pressed
0
direct: disable/
:enable
AF point auto
1
direct: disable/
:disable
12
selection
2
direct: enable/
: enable
C.Fn III:
0 On
Autofocus
AF point display
/Drive
13
1 Off
during focus
2 On (when focus achieved)
0 Normal
AF point
14
brightness
1 Brighter
0 Enable
AF-assist beam
15
1 Disable
firing
2 IR AF assist beam only
0 Same for both vertic./horiz.
Orientation
16
linked AF point
1 Select different AF points
0 Disable
17 Mirror lockup
1 Enable
2 Enable:Down with SET
Disable
Enable
Continuous
18
High speed
10 - 2 fps (per shot)
shooting speed
Register Low speed
1 - 9 fps (per shot)
Apply
Disable
Limit continuous Enable
19
shot count
Limited shots
99 - 2 (per shot)
Register
Apply
0 Metering + AF start
1 Metering + AF start/AF stop
Shutter button/
1
2 Metering start/Meter+AF start
C.Fn IV:
AF-ON button
Operation/
3 AE lock/Metering + AF start
Others
4 Metering + AF start/Disable
0 Disable
AF-ON/AE lock
2
button switch
1 Enable
0
Yes
(with Quick mode)
Yes
(with Quick mode)
Yes
(with Quick mode)
2 + with Quick
mode
Yes
(with Quick mode)
Yes
(with Quick mode)
Yes
(with Quick mode)
Yes
(with Quick mode)
Yes
(with Quick mode)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
IV–8.
CUSTOMIZATION
56
Custom Functions
Group
No.
Item
3
Quick Control
Dial in meter.
4
Assign SET
button
5
Tv/Av setting for
Manual exp.
6
Dial direction
during Tv/Av
7
8
9
Av setting
without lens
WB + media/
image size
setting
button
function
C.Fn IV:
Operation
Button function
10
/Others
when
11
<OFF>
Start movie
shooting
12 Focusing Screen
13
Timer length for
timer
14
Shortened
release time lag
15
Add aspect ratio
information
16
Add original
verification data
0
1
2
3
4
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
Description
Exposure comp./Aperture
AF point selection
ISO speed
*4
AF point selection+ <->
*4
ISO speed+ <->
Normal (disabled)
White balance
Image size
ISO speed
Picture Style
Record func. + media/folder
Menu display
Image playback
Tv=
/ Av=
Tv=
/ Av=
Normal
Reverse direction
Disable
Enable
Rear LCD panel
1
LCD monitor
0 Protect (hold:Record memo)
1 Record memo(Protect:Disabled)
2 Play memo (hold: Record memo)
0 Normal(enable)
1 Disable
, ,Multi-controll.
0 Default (from LV)
1 Quick start (<FEL> btn.)
0
Ec-CIV
1
Ec-A,B,C,CII,CIII,D,H,I,L
2
Ec-S
3
Ec-N,R
Disable
Enable
6 sec. timer
0 - 59 sec., 1 - 60 min.
16 sec. timer
0 - 59 sec., 1 - 60 min.
Register
Timer after release
0 - 59 sec., 1 - 60 min.
Apply
0 Disable
1 Enable
0 Off
1 Aspect ratio 6:6
2 Aspect ratio 3:4
3 Aspect ratio 4:5
4 Aspect ratio 6:7
5 Aspect ratio 10:12
6 Aspect ratio 5:7
0 Off
1 On
Yes
(For 1 and 3, only
with Quick mode)
(Movie + 2, 4 in
Movie M)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
[Timer after
release] only
Yes
(Still
photo)
Yes
(Still
photo)
IV–9.
DRIVE
57
The EOS-1D Mark IV has a maximum continuous shooting speed of approximately 10 fps
(in both One-Shot AF and AI SERVO AF) thanks to a two-motor system, mirror-bounce
suppression (an active mirror stopper), 8-channel signal reading, Dual DIGIC 4 Image
Processors and other improvements, even though the camera has about 1.6 times more pixels than the EOS-1D Mark III. As long as the high speed continuous drive mode icon is not
blinking, the maximum 10 fps continuous shooting is possible. The shutter-release time lag
is normally 55 ms. When optimized with C.Fn IV-14-1, it is approximately 40 ms when
the lens is set to its maximum aperture, which is the same as the EOS-1D Mark III.
The two-motor system employs one motor each for mirror cocking and shutter cocking. The
high-torque, dedicated motors are matched to the respective load torque requirements of the
mirror and the shutter, for the mirror a 12mm diameter motor and for the shutter a 15mm
diameter motor. The motors are given gear ratios appropriate for high efficiency and highspeed cocking. A gear clutch is employed to ensure that the drive operates even under low
temperatures when the load increases. The active mirror stopper controls mirror rebound
and keeps the mirror down and working for as long as possible, contributing to a stable
viewfinder image and successful high-precision AI Servo AF (allowing more time for focusing)
during high-speed continuous shooting. The motors’ floating support enables silent operation
and reduces unwanted vibrations.
As with the EOS-1D Mark III, the following are provided: single frame shooting, highspeed continuous shooting (10 fps), low-speed continuous shooting (3 fps), 10-second
self-timer, 2-second self-timer and silent single shooting. Continuous framing rates can be
adjusted in 1 fps increments via Custom Function control, like the EOS-1D Mark III.
Drive System
Main mirror
Shutter-cocking
motor
DDR2 SDRAM serves as the buffer memory, enabling high-speed data transfers. Also,
Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors perform parallel image processing. During high-speed
continuous shooting with a non-UDMA CF card, the following maximum bursts are
attained: JPEG Large, approx. 85 shots;
RAW, approx. 26 shots, and RAW+JPEG,
approx. 20 shots. W ith a UDMAShutter unit
compliant CF card, the following maxiMirror-bound
mum bursts are attained: JPEG Large,
prevention
approx. 121 shots; RAW, approx. 28 shots
mechanism
and RAW+JPEG, approx. 20 shots. (Canon
testing conditions: 4GB CF card, JPEG
quality 8, ISO 100, Standard Picture Style.)
The maximum burst can vary depending on
Mirror-cocking
motor
the subject, memory card brand, ISO
speed, Picture Style, and so forth.
IV–10.
SHUTTER
The vertical-travel, mechanical, focalplane shutter with all speeds electronically
controlled is the same as the unit in the
EOS-1D Mark III, with a durability of
300,000 cycles, 1/8000 sec. maximum
shutter speed.
58
Shutter Unit
IV–11.
EXPOSURE CONTROL
59
The metering sensor is the same 63-zone metering unit as
the EOS-1D Mark III’s. The metering sensor’s zone correlation has been optimized for the Area AF frame’s 45 AF
points. Evaluative, Partial, Spot, and Center-weighted average
metering are provided. Partial metering uses about 13.5% of
the viewfinder area at the center. Spot metering uses about 3.8%
of the viewfinder area at the center. The Evaluative metering
algorithm has been improved for less metering dependence
on the subject and more consistent metering control.
Metering Sensor
Metering Area
Evaluative/Center-weighted
average metering
Partial metering
Spot metering
* If C.Fn I -7-1 is set, spot metering linked to the
AF point is possible
Based on the EOS-1D Mark III’s E-TTL II autoflash algorithm, the EOS-1D Mark IV’s
improved E-TTL II autoflash algorithm takes further advantage of lens distance information.
This data helps to obtain correct flash exposures more consistently without being misled by
the subject’s clothing, color or size. It is especially effective at wide angles with a small
subject or when the subject or background is dark.
Comparison of Flash Metering
35mm
EOS-1D
Mark III
EOS-1D
Mark IV
70mm
70mm
IV–11.
EXPOSURE CONTROL
60
As with the EOS-1D Mark III, the shooting modes provided are P, Tv, Av, M and Bulb.
ISO 12,800 is now within the normal ISO speed range, two stops higher than before. The
ISO speeds that can be set manually and the auto ISO speed range are the same for both
viewfinder shooting and Live View shooting. (For a discussion of ISO speed for videos,
please see the video shooting section.)
ISO Speed for Viewfinder and Live View Shooting
Highlight
ISO speed
tonepriority:
expansion
Disable
Highlight
ISO speed
tonepriority:
expansion
Enable
Off
L - H3
Limited
range*
Off
L - H3
Limited
range*
Viewfinder Shooting
Live View Shooting
Auto ISO
Manual ISO
100 - 12,800
100 - 12,800 100 - H3
100 - 6400
200 - 12,800
200 - 12,800
200 - 6400
*Sample applicable with ISO 6400 as the upper limit and ISO 100 as
the lower limit.
Standard levels for Metering and flash exposure can be adjusted by the user via the AE and
FE Microadjustment Custom Functions. With AE Microadjustment, the standard metering
level can be adjusted by 1/8 EV step, max. +/- 1 step. With the FE microadjustment function
(flash exposure standard level adjustment function), the flash exposure standard level can
also be adjusted by 1/8 EV step, max. +/- 1 step. When using multiple cameras at the same
time, it is also possible to match minor individual differences accurately with these
microadjustment functions.
There have been some changes to the shutter speed control range limits during flash
photography with EX-series Speedlites. Previously, the upper limit was 1/300 second, and
the lower limit was 1/60 second. Now, the upper and lower limits can now be set to a range
of 1/8000 – 30 seconds.
When using ISO Auto in the EOS-1D Mark IV’s Manual exposure mode, the aperture and
shutter speed are fixed and the ISO speed for the correct exposure is set automatically, and
displayed in the viewfinder, on the top LCD data panel or on the LCD monitor during Live
View when the shutter button is pressed halfway. When shooting in places such as a stadium
with a mixture of bright light and shadows where there are large differences between the
high and low values, this is a handy function. In situations where neither aperture value
(depth of field) nor shutter speed (avoidance of subject blurring) can be sacrificed, ISO Auto
+ Manual exposure mode can be a welcome answer.
IV–11.
EXPOSURE CONTROL
61
With all C.Fns at their default settings, ISO Auto for still photography with the 1D Mark IV
is always automatically set within the range of ISO 100–12,800. Even if the upper ISO speed
limit is set to H1, H2 or H3 and/or the lower ISO speed limit to L with C.Fn I-3, the ISO
Auto speed range for still photos will be ISO 100–12,800. However, if the lower and higher
ISO speed limits have been set to a narrower range via C.Fn I-3, ISO speed will be automatically set within that range. Also, if ISO Auto is used in Bulb mode or with flash, the ISO
speed will be fixed at 400. However, the ISO Auto speed range during video capture in
Manual exposure mode can extend from 100 all the way to 102,400 if H3 is selected as the
upper limit in C.Fn I-3.
In the P, Tv and Av modes with C.Fn I-8-2 (Tv/Av safety shift) set, C.Fn I-3’s ISO range
limit will be canceled when the standard exposure cannot be obtained, even if C.Fn I-3 has
set the lowest and highest settable ISO speed to a narrower range. It will be automatically
controlled within the range of ISO100–12,800.
In ISO Auto with C.Fn I-8-1 (Tv/Av safety shift) set, C.Fn I-12’s shutter speed range limit
and C.Fn I-13’s aperture range limit will be canceled when the standard exposure cannot be
obtained. C.Fn I-3’s upper and lower limits will be applied to control the ISO speed range.
IV–12.
VIEWFINDER
62
The viewfinder optics (pentaprism and eyepiece optics), superimposition display optics,
focusing screen, eyepiece shutter and viewfinder accessories are the same as the EOS-1D
Mark III's. The viewfinder has 100% coverage, approx. 0.76x magnification, 28.3° angle of
view, approx. 20mm eyepoint, -3 to 1 dpt. dioptric adjustment and an eyepiece shutter.
The Laser-matte Ec-C IV standard focusing screen is the same as the EOS-1D Mark III’s,
featuring easy focusing, excellent brightness, less grain, and natural background blur. The
camera is compatible with all Ec focusing screens used by EOS-1-series cameras.
The viewfinder’s information display now has the “D+”
icon to indicate highlight tone priority, and the ISO
speed display now has five digits. The EOS-1D Mark IV
is compatible with all of the EOS-1D Mark III’s
viewfinder accessories.
Viewfinder Optics 1
Pentaprism
SI Display Optics
Pentaprism
SI mirror
Metering sensor
Metering lens
SI lens 1
SI-LCD
SI lens 2
SI lens 1
SI-LCD
LED projection lens
SI-LED
SI lens 2
SI dome lens 2
SI dichroic mirror
SI dome lens 1
V-LCD prism
Focusing screen
V-LCD
Condenser lens
H-LCD
Dichroic mirror
H-LCD prism
Eyepiece lens
Viewfinder Coverage
Viewfinder Information Display
IV–13.
EXTERNAL FLASH
63
The improved flash metering algorithm resolves the previous problem of flash overexposure
of the main subject that occupied a small area in wide-angle shots.
The EOS-1D Mark IV is compatible with all EX-series Speedlites and the AF-assist flashes
fired by Speedlite 270EX.
With the 580EX II, 580EX, 550EX, or ST-E2 the AF-assist beam linked to the EOS-1D
Mark IV’s Area AF frame is emitted automatically. With EOS-dedicated Speedlites other
than these, focusing with the AF-assist beam might not work with certain AF points.
With the 580EX II, 430EX II and 270EX
Speedlites, the camera can set the Speedlite
settings and flash Custom Functions. (The
displayed information may differ, depending
on EX-series Speedlite model being used
and Custom Function settings for flash.)
With other Speedlites, the camera can set
only certain Speedlite settings: [E-TTL II],
[Flash exposure compensation] and
[Flash firing].
Flash Function Settings
On its side panel, the EOS-1D Mark IV has a PC terminal with no polarity. Because large
studio flash units have different flash duration times, the flash sync should be tested beforehand. Simultaneous use of hot shoe and PC-fired flash is possible.
IV–14.
LIVE VIEW
64
The EOS-1D Mark IV’s Live View function is designed to appeal to press, studio product,
architecture, fashion, portrait, nature and landscape photographers. The new item in this list,
compared with earlier versions of Live View, is press photographers, and it is there because
of the EOS-1D Mark IV’s new Live View AF. The new, high-definition Clear View LCD
II is an important part of the Live View system. It offers improved visibility, even in bright
locations, and facilitates close examination of images before and after capture.
Compared with the EOS-1D Mark III’s Live View shooting feature, the EOS-1D Mark IV’s
Live View has been improved by having 3 new autofocusing functions. It has most of the same
Live View shooting features as the EOS 7D.
In the Live AF mode and the Face Detection Live AF mode, contrast detection AF with
the image sensor is now faster compared to the EOS 50D and the EOS 5D Mark II. This
was made possible by changing the AF control microcomputer to the same MPU used for
phase-detection AF, and an improved lens control sequence. A silent shooting feature with
the electronic 1st-curtain is not provided.
Switching the Shooting Information Display
Live View Shooting Information Display
AF point (
Image size
)
Histogram
White balance
Picture Style
AEB
Auto Lighting
Optimizer
•
: Standard
: Low
•
: Strong
•
: Disable
•
FEB
: Exposure
simulation
: Standard
brightness
Battery check
AE lock
Highlight tone priority
ISO speed
Shots remaining
Shutter speed
Flash-ready
Aperture
Drive mode
Exposure level indicator
• Upper indicator:
Exposure level/AEB range
• Lower indicator:
Flash exposure level/FEB range
Flash exposure compensation
AF mode
: Live mode
•
•
: Face detection Live mode
•
: Quick mode
With the [Live View/Movie func. set.] screen, you can set all Live View shooting settings
(except C.Fn IV-11 and C.Fn IV-15). Under [LV Stills/Movie set.], select [Stills]. The options
displayed on the [Live View/Movie func. set.] screen will change depending on the
[LV Stills/Movie set.] setting.
While Live View is displayed, you can now display the menu and playback images. When
you are finished with the menu settings or image playback, the Live View display reappears.
While Live View is displayed, you can also press the AF/Drive mode button, or the ISO
speed button to display the respective screen and set it as desired.
IV–14.
LIVE VIEW
Live View/Movie Function Setting
65
AF/Drive
Press SET to display the Live View image. With the EOS-1D Mark IV, you can now press
the shutter button halfway to autofocus (in addition to using the AF-ON button), prior to
the start of video recording.
Live View focus can be achieved with the three AF modes. Also, you can magnify the image
by 5x or 10x and focus manually (except with Face Detection Live AF). Live AF mode is
the default AF mode.
In the Live mode, AF is achieved with the image sensor’s contrast detection. You can use
the Multi-controller to change the position of the single AF point.
Face Detection Live AF mode detects human faces automatically and focuses with contrast
detection AF. If multiple faces are detected, the largest face closest to the center is selected
to be focused automatically. If it is not the desired target face, the Multi-controller can be
used to select the target face.
In Quick AF mode, phase detection AF with the full, 45-point AF sensor is used in the
One-Shot AF mode. The AF point can be selected automatically or one AF point can be
selected manually. When you press the shutter
button halfway or press the AF-ON button,
the mirror goes down and autofocus is executed.
(The Live View image is momentarily interrupted.) When focus is achieved the manually
selected AF point lights up on the LCD
monitor, and the Live View image reappears
automatically. During automatic AF point
selection, only the AF point or points achieving
focus is or are displayed in red.
AF Mode
IV–15.
LCD MONITOR
66
The 3-inch LCD monitor features approximately 920,000 dots (VGA res), a wide (160º)
viewing angle, high brightness and low power consumption. Colors and color reproduction
have been improved over the EOS-1D Mark III. Natural-looking images close to the sRGB
color space are obtained. Also, even with the magnified view, the resolution is appropriate
for checking focus precision. In sum, the new LCD delivers the finest performance Canon
has ever offered.
Clear View LCD II Improves Visibility
Ambient light
Ambient light
Reflected light
Reflected light
Anti-reflection coat
Strengthen glass
Resin panel
Layer of air
LCD panel
LCD panel
Photoelastic material
Clear View II LCD Monitor
Clear View LCD Monitor
With older LCD designs, light reflections on and in the LCD monitor hindered visibility.
These reflections occurred because the protective cover surface and liquid crystal panel
surface had air (with a different refractive index than those surfaces) between them.
Previously, these surfaces had anti-glare coatings to reduce reflections.With the EOS-1D
Mark IV, instead of just reducing reflections, the idea was to eliminate the cause altogether.
The space between the protective cover and liquid crystal panel is filled with an optical elastic
resin material that has a carefully matched refractive index. The filling creates a borderless
structure. Light reflections inside the LCD monitor have thereby been drastically reduced.
As a result, the blacks look crisp and the display has high contrast. Also, menus and displayed
images can be viewed closer to the protective cover’s top surface.
The material used for the protective cover has been changed from acrylic to reinforced
glass to prevent any force applied to the protective cover from reaching the LCD panel
through the optical elastic material. The protective cover is also now much more resistant
LCD Monitor Anti-Glare Construction (Conceptual Diagram)
Previous LCD monitor
Clear View LCD
Anti-glare
coating
Protective cover
LCD panel
Clear View LCD II
Protective cover
Optical elastic material
LCD panel
IV–15.
LCD MONITOR
67
to scratching. Scratches on the protective cover that can hinder screen visibility no longer
pose a problem. The EOS-1D Mark IV’s LCD monitor’s glass surface has an anti-reflective
coating and a smudge-resistant coating. Together with the internal reflection-reduction
technologies already mentioned, the LCD monitor is now easier to see even under sunny
outdoor conditions.
D ur ing image play bac k, pressing the
illumination button will now display the
[LCD brightness] screen, permitting immediate adjustment of the brightness level.
LCD Brightness
IV–16.
MENU DISPLAY AND FUNCTIONS
68
EOS-1D Mark IV cameras sold outside Japan provide these 25 menu interface languages:
English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian,
Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian,
Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese.
The menu screens look neat and crisp with 256 colors, proportional fonts, gradations
and animations.
Menu Screen
What is displayed when you
press the INFO. button while
the c amer a is ready to shoot can
be set with C.Fn II-10. I f 0 is se t
(the default setting), the
INFO. button will display the
shooting function settings. While
looking at the LCD monitor, you
can set the shooting functions.
When you shoot, the captured
image will be displayed for 2
seconds and then the shooting
function settings will reappear.
Shooting Function Settings
IV–16.
MENU DISPLAY AND FUNCTIONS
69
Also, if you turn off the power (including auto power off ) while the shooting
function settings are displayed, the image will be displayed again automatically when
you turn on the power. If 1 is set, the camera settings will be displayed. What is
displayed is the same as with the EOS-1D Mark III except for the addition of the
AE/FE microadjustment setting.
To make it easier to identify the nature of an error, Err99 has been itemized. Errors are
displayed as Err10 to Err80, and Err99, the same as with EOS-1D Mark III firmware Ver.
1.2.5 and later. Other error codes are the same as the EOS-1D Mark III's, but the previous
Err01, 02, 04, 06 and 99 messages have been made more detailed to Err10, 20, 30, 40, 50,
60, 70, 80 and 99.
Error Codes
No.
Message
Solution
Err 01
Communications between the camera and
lens is faulty. Clean the lens contacts.
Clean the electrical contacts on the camera
and lens and use a Canon lens.
Err 02
Card cannot be accessed. Reinsert/change
card or format card with camera.
Remove and install the card again, replace
the card, or format the card.
Err 04
Cannot save images because card is full.
Replace card.
Replace the card, erase unnecessary images,
or format the card.
Err 06
Sensor cleaning is not possible. Turn the
camera off and on again.
Operate the power switch.
Err 10, 20, 30,
40, 50, 60, 70,
80, 99
Shooting is not possible due to an error. Turn
Operate the power switch, remove and install
the camera off and on again or re-install the
the battery pack again, or use a Canon lens.
battery.
IV–16.
MENU DISPLAY AND FUNCTIONS
All of the menu settings and the options available in each case are given here:
Menu Settings
Item
Shooting 1
White balance
Custom WB regist.
WB SHIFT/BKT
Color space
Picture Style
Peripheral illumin. correct.
Description
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom 1 - 5,
Manual (2500 – 10000K) / PC1 – 5 *1
Register image on card / Record and register image / Edit caption / Set as white balance
(WB correction): B/A/M/G bias, 9 levels each
(WB-BKT): B/A and M/G bias, ±3 levels in single-level increments
sRGB / Adobe RGB
Standard / Portrait / Landscape /Neutral / Faithful /
Monochrome /User Def. 1 /User Def. 2 / User Def. 3
Attached lens:
Correction data available / Correction data not available
Correction: Enable / Disable
Shooting 2
L: 1, 2, 3, 4 ,5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
M1: 1, 2, 3, 4 ,5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
M2: 1, 2, 3, 4 ,5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
S: 1, 2, 3, 4 ,5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Standard / Auto switch media / Rec. to multiple
RAW: -, RAW, M-RAW , S-RAW
JPEG: -, L, M1, M2, S
Image size
Rec. separately
Card 1: L, M1, M2, S, RAW, M-RAW , S-RAW
Card 2: L, M1, M2, S, RAW, M-RAW , S-RAW
External recording media: L, M1, M2, S, RAW, M-RAW , S-RAW
Review time
Off / 2 sec. / 4 sec. / 8 sec. / Hold
B eep
O n / O ff
Release shutter without card Enable / Disable
Dust Delete Data
(Data acquisition screen)
External Speedlite control
Flash function settings / Flash C.Fn settings / Clear all Speedlite C.Fn’s
Playback 1
Select images / All images in folder / Clear all images in folder / All images on card
Protect images
/ Clear all images on card
R otate
( I mage selection screen: SE T button: 90° -> 270 ° -> 0 °)
Erase images
Select and erase images / All images in folder / All images on card
Print order
Sel.Image / By folder / All image / Set up / Print *2
Image copy
Sel.Image / By folder / All image
External media backup *3
Quick backup / Backup
Playback 2
Highlight alert
Disable / Enable
AF point disp.
Disable / Enable
Histogram
Brightness / RGB
Enlarge display
Enlarge from image center (Center) / Enlarge from selected AF point (AF point)
Image jump w/
1 image / 10 images / 100 images / Date / Folder /Movies/ Stills
(Playback image count)
(Playback image) All images / Folder / Date / Movies / Stills
Set up: Play time: 1 sec. / 2 sec. / 3 sec. / 5 sec.
Slide show
Repeat: On / Off
Start
JPEG quality
*1: Only when personal WB has been registered. *2: Only when a printer is connected.
*3: Only when WFT-E2 II A, WFT-E2/E2A (Firmware Ver. 2.0.0 or higher) and external recording media are connected.
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IV–16.
MENU DISPLAY AND FUNCTIONS
Menu Settings
Item
Set-up 1
Auto power off
Description
1 min. / 2 min. / 4 min. / 8 min. / 15 min. / 30 min. / Off
File numbering
File name setting
Record func.: Standard / Auto switch media / Rec. separately / Rec. to multiple
Record/play (Playback): CF/SD/External USB Storage Device *3
Folder: xxxEOS1D
Continuous / Auto reset / Manual reset
File name / Change User setting 1 / Change User setting 2
Auto rotate
Format
On with Camera & Computer/On with Computer/Off
CF/SD
Record func+media/folder sel.
Set-up 2
LCD brightness
Date/Time
Language
Video system
Battery info.
Live View/Movie func. set.
1.2.3.4.5.6.7 (7 levels)
yy/mm/dd/hr./min./sec. [yy/mm/dd, dd/mm /yy, mm/dd/yy]
(Cameras sold in Japan): Japanese / English (2 languages only)
(Cameras sold outside Japan):
English / German / French / Dutch / Danish / Portuguese / Finnish / Italian / Ukraine /
Norwegian / Swedish / Spanish / Greek / Russian / Polish / Czech / Hungarian /
Romanian / Turkish / Thai / Arabic / Simplified Chinese / Traditional Chinese / Korean /
Japanese (25 languages)
NTSC / PAL
Power source / Remaining cap. / Shutter count / Recharge performance
LV Stills/Movie / set.: Disable / Stills / Movie
AF mode: Live mode / Face Detection Live mode / Quick mode
Grid display: Off / Grid 1 Coarse / Grid 2 Fine
Expo. Simulation *4 : On / Off
Movie rec. size *5*7 : 1920x1080 30 / 1920x1080 25 / 1920x1080 24 /
1280x720 60 / 1280x720 50 / 640x480 60 / 640x480 50
Sound recording*5 : On / Off
Metering timer: 4 sec. / 16 sec. / 30 sec. / 1 min. / 10 min. / 30 min.
Set-up 3
Save/load settings on media
Regist/apply basic se ttings
Save / Load
Register / Apply
Clear all camera settings
(Confirmation screen)
Copyright information
Sensor cleaning
Firmware Ver. x.x.x
WFT settings *6
Custom Functions
Display copyright info. / Enter author’s name / Enter copyright details / Delete copyright
information
Auto cleaning: Enable / Disable
Clean now
Clean manually
(Firmware update screen)
(WFT-E2 II/II A & WFT-E2/E2A setting screen)
C.Fn I: Exposure
C.Fn II: Image/ Flash exp/Disp
C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive
C.Fn IV: Operation/Others
Clear all Custom Func. (C.Fn)
(17)
(10)
(19)
(16)
(Confirmation screen)
C.Fn setting register/apply
My Menu
My Menu settings
Register / Apply / Confirm settings / Return
Register / Sort / Delete / Delete all items / Display from My Menu
*3: Only when WFT-E2 II A, WFT-E2/E2A (Firmware Ver. 2.0.0 or higher) and external recording media are connected.
*4: Displayed only when [Stills] is selected. *5: Displayed only when [Movie] is selected.
*6: Only when WFT-E2 II A and WFT-E2/E2A (Firmware Ver. 2.0.0 or higher) are connected.
*7: What is displayed differs depending on the NTSC/PAL setting.
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IV–17.
IMAGE PLAYBACK
72
If [AF expansion with selected point] is set, the magnified view can now start from the AF
point that achieved focus. Normally, the manually selected AF point is regarded as the point
where focus is achieved. However, when C.Fn III-8-1, 2 or 3 is set, the AF point is expanded
and the manually-selected AF point might be different from the one that achieved focus.
Now that the magnified view can start from the AF point that did achieve focus, you can
easily check focus regardless of the AF point selection.
Slide show is a new feature. The slide show format (All images, by folder, by date, videos or
stills), playback interval and repeat playback can be set. Continuous playback is also possible.
You can now jump through still photos only or videos only.
With C.Fn IV-9-2, you can now press the Microphone button to play back the voice
memo when displaying an image to which a voice memo recording has been appended. To
prevent confusion with the video’s sound recording, the “Memo” name is used in the camera
nomenclature, GUI and so forth.
Slide Show
Image Browsing
Voice Memo Playback
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SHOOTING FUNCTION SETTINGS DISPLAY
73
With C.Fn II-10-0 (the default), the shooting function settings are now displayed. With the
camera ready to shoot, pressing the INFO button will display the shooting function settings
on the LCD monitor. While the settings are displayed, you can press the shooting mode
selection button, ISO speed button, or AF point selection button and display the respective
setting screen. You can then set the function while looking at the screen. The Quick Control
function operated by the Multi-controller is not provided. The settings displayed when
C.Fn II-10-1 is set are, with the exception of AE/FE Microadjustment that is new, the
same as with EOS-1D Mark III.
Shooting Functions
Setting Screens
Camera Settings
IV–19.
COMPATIBLE WITH UDMA
74
The EOS-1D Mark IV is compatible with UDMA (Ultra Direct Memory Access) up to
Mode 6. With a UDMA CF card, the writing speed is faster. UDMA cards are recommended
for burst mode shooting and video capture.
IV–20.
INTERFACE
Digital terminal
New external microphone
IN terminal
Compatible With External
Media
75
As with the EOS-1D Mark III, the digital terminal is
Cable Protector
compatible with Hi-speed USB. The cable can be the
Interface Cable IFC-200U or the IFC-500U as before.
Thanks to the Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors and a
more efficient internal interface, the transfer speed is
faster than with the EOS-1D Mark IV. Smooth image
transfers with EOS Utility, and still/video shooting with
remote Live View, are possible. Note that the cable protector has been changed due to the new position of the terminal. Besides securing the interface
cable, it can now support the HTC-100 HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) Cable.
A new audio input terminal has been added to the EOS-1D Mark IV for video shooting.
With Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E2 II/II A and WFT-E2/E2A (with firmware
Ver. 2.0.0 or higher), you can use external media equipped with a USB port and record
videos to those devices. Recording functions, file name setting, image copying, backup to
external media and other video-recording functions are basically the same as with the
EOS-1D Mark III. (See the separate discussion of the WFT-E2 II/II A.)
The EOS-1D Mark IV is compatible with all
EOS-1D Mark III accessories except Video Cable
VC-100. Instead of the VC-100, the EOS-1D
Mark IV is provided with the new Stereo AV
Cable AVC-DC400ST. The AVC-DC400ST
connects the EOS-1D Mark IV ’s audio/video
OUT terminal (also the digital terminal) to the
TV set's AV terminal (video, audio L/R).
The new HTC-100 HDMI Cable connects the
EOS-1D Mark IV’s HDMI mini OUT terminal
to a TV set’s HDMI terminal. Since HDMI can
transmit digital signals as is (compared with
analog, with minimal signal transmission loss
and minimal errors with digital/analog conversion),
very fine video and high-quality audio can be
enjoyed on a TV set equipped with HDMI input
and the appropriate internal circuitry.
AVC-DC400ST
HTC-100
IV–20.
INTERFACE
PictBridge printing
functions
76
The EOS-1D Mark IV incorporates the latest PictBridge features, such as tilt correction.
(Using the trimming screen, the image can be tilted up to ±10° in 0.5° increments.)
The PictBridge feature set is the same as in the EOS-1Ds Mark III, the EOS 5D Mark II and
the EOS 7D. RAW images (including the new M-RAW and recent S-RAW) can also be
printed, but only those RAW/M-RAW/S-RAW images captured by the EOS-1D Mark IV.
When a RAW image is printed, the JPEG Large image included in the RAW image file is
used for printing (except with RAW+JPEG Large images).
Videos cannot be printed. The EOS-1D Mark IV is not compatible with Bubble Jet Direct
nor CP Direct. Since a survey found that these features are not really used anymore, Direct
image transfer and Transfer order have been discontinued.
IV–21.
DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
Design
77
EOS-1 cameras have won many prestigious design awards around the world. While retaining
the basic design of the EOS-1D Mark III, the EOS-1D Mark IV has been further refined as
a shooting tool based on user suggestions. The design concepts are: first, “form, as an expression
of power and refinement”, and second, “improvements to make operation even easier”.
Nomenclature
Hot shoe
FE lock/Multi-spot metering/
Movie shooting button
Shooting mode selection button
AF mode selection/
Drive mode selection button
AEB set button
Main Dial
Metering mode selection/
Flash exposure compensation
button
Shutter button
Strap mount
Wireless File Transmitter
mounting hole
Self-timer lamp
Movie microphone
Grip
Extension system terminal
Battery release handle
Battery
Lens mount
Depth-of-field preview
button
Vertical-grip
shutter button
Vertical-grip
Main Dial
Lens mount index
Lens release button
HDMI mini OUT terminal
PC terminal
Remote control terminal
Vertical-grip
Hand strap mount
Tripod socket
External microphone IN
terminal
Audio/video OUT/
Digital terminal
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DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
78
Nomenclature
Eyepiece shutter lever
Flash-sync contacts
Viewfinder eyepiece
LCD panel illumination button
Exposure compensation/
Aperture button
Eyecup
ISO speed setting button
Strap mount
LCD monitor
AF point selection/
Magnify button
Rear LCD panel
AE lock/Reduce button
Playback button
AF start button
Erase button
Card slot cover
Vertical-grip FE lock/
Multi-spot metering button
Function button
Vertical-grip Main Dial
Picture Style selection/
Protect/Voice memo button
Focal plane mark
Vertical-grip on/off switch
Top LCD panel
Dioptric adjustment
knob
Multi-controller
Setting/Live View
shooting button
Quick Control Dial
Card slot cover
release handle
Menu button
Info/Trimming
orientation button
Access lamp
Vertical-grip
AF start button
Vertical-grip AE lock/
Reduce button
Voice memo microphone
Power/Quick Control
Dial switch
Vertical-grip AF point
selection/Magnify button
Speaker
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DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
79
To improve ease of operation, the camera controls indicated in the illustration have been
refined with regard to button stroke, height, shape and so forth, based on user suggestions.
Exterior Changes and Improvements
Multi-controller
LCD monitor
Movie shooting
microphone
• Improved height
• Higher resolution
• Improved shape
• Low-reflectance, high contrast
• Improved color reproduction space
• Protective cover made of reinforced glass
AF Start button
• Improved spot facing
• Improved shape
• Improved stroke
• Improved pressing force
AE lock button
• Improved stroke
• Improved pressing force
AF point selection button
• Improved stroke
• Improved pressing force
Vertical-grip AF Start button
• Improved stroke
• Improved pressing force
Vertical-grip AE lock button
• Improved stroke
• Improved pressing force
Vertical-grip AF point
selection button
System extension terminal
• Cover is now fixed to the body
Speaker
Playback button
• Improved spot facing
• Improved stroke
Function button
• Improved stroke
• Improved pressing force
Picture Style button
• Improved stroke
• Improved stroke
The dimensions are the same as the EOS-1D Mark III’s at 156 x 156.6 x 79.9 mm/6.1 x
6.2 x 3.1 in. (W x H x D). The weight has increased by approximately 1 ounce to about
1180 g/41.6 oz. (body only) due mainly to the LCD monitor’s reinforced glass.
Construction
The EOS-1D Mark IV has the same configuration of external covers (top, front and rear
covers made of magnesium alloy and memory card slot cover) and internal construction
(magnesium-alloy chassis and mirror box) as the EOS-1D Mark III. The external covers
Exterior Changes and Improvements
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DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
80
have a highly durable and grippy baked-on black paint finish. The camera body is thereby
strong, rigid, lightweight and of very high quality both in fact and as a subjective matter
of perception.
The EOS-1D Mark IV has the same dust and water resistance level as the EOS-1D Mark III.
A total of 76 locations at camera controls and external cover seams have been outfitted for dust
and water resistance. When the camera is combined with a water-resistant EF lens and EX-series
Speedlite, the entire system will be water resistant.
Countermeasures for Dust- and Water-Resistance
The configuration of the internal construction and major components is basically the same as
that of the EOS-1D Mark III. The shutter unit has a durability of 300,000 cycles. The mechanical
parts, electronics, optics, operation controls and so forth also have 300,000 cycle durability.
Parts Count
Item
Optics
Mechanical parts
Electrical parts
Circuit boards
Lead wires
Total (Official)
Screws and washers
Total
EOS-1D Mark IV EOS-1D Mark III
27
720
27
675
1751
47
25
1481
42
22
2570
366
2936
2247
325
2572
*The shutter unit is counted as 1 part.
*The DC/DC converter is counted as 1 part.
*The E-ring is counted as a washer.
*The official total excludes the screws and washers.
The same shutter-release mechanism as that of the
EOS-1D Mark III is employed. The shutter-release
stroke and pressing force are also the same. The shutterrelease time lag from SW-1 ON is 55 ms (aperture
stopped down by no more than 3 stops). The viewfinder
Shutter-Release Stroke and Pressure
State
Shutter button protrusion
Standby position to SW-1 ON
SW-1 ON to SW-2 ON
Leeway after SW-2 ON
Stroke
1.5mm
0.6mm
0.3mm
0.2mm
Pressure
–
85g
350g
–
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DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
81
blackout time is 80 ms, the same as on the EOS-1D Mark III. The shutter-release
time lag can be shortened to about 40 ms at the maximum aperture of the lens by
setting C.Fn IV-13 [Shortened release time lag].
The basic configuration of the electrical components is the same as the EOS-1D Mark III’s.
They consist of the imaging control board, digital control board, camera control board,
display control board, power supply circuit board, flexible boards and certain other boards
(16 hard boards and 28 flexible boards).
The imaging control board performs the A/D conversion of the digital signal output by the
CMOS sensor. It also has the video signal processing circuit IC for the TG (Timing
Generator) to generate the CMOS sensor’s drive pulse and the power supply circuit to
supply power to the CMOS sensor.
The digital control board has Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors and the digital imageprocessing circuit that includes the newly developed, front-end processing circuit. It also has
the memory circuit consisting of the DDR2 SDRAM (includes the image buffer
memory), HDMI control circuit, USB control circuit and audio control circuit. (The
terminals are on a separate interface board.)
This camera control board has the main microcomputer IC for controlling the sensors,
mechanical components and other camera operations. It also has the AF-control IC, EFIC
(Electronic Flash Integrated Circuit) for the lens and external Speedlite interfaces,
EEPROM (Electrically Erasable Program Read Only Memory) to store various adjustment
data and flash-control IC.
Major Hard Boards
Imaging control board
Digital control board
Power supply board
Camera control board
Display control board
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DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
82
The display control board has the display IC for the display panel, viewfinder display and
for the drive control of the superimposed display. It also has the motor driver IC for the
shutter motor’s drive control.
The power supply board has the power supply circuit and supplies power to all the boards in
the camera.
The Self Cleaning Sensor Unit board drives and controls the SCSU. It consists of the power
supply section, an oscillator circuit to generate the drive signal, the driver section to output
the drive signal, and the sensor circuit that detects the oscillator’s status. It is controlled by a
signal from the camera control board.
Cross Section at Center
SI mirror
Metering sensor
SI lens 2
Metering lens
Pentaprism
Condenser lens
Laser Matte surface
SI lens 1
S-LCD
SI dome lens 2
SI dome lens 1
SI-LED
Eyepiece lens 1
Eyepiece lens 2
Focusing
screen
Eyepiece lens 4
Eyepiece lens 3
SI dichroic mirror
H-LCD
45° main reflex mirror
Fully-reflective mirror
Fixed aperture
Infrared-absorption
filter
Secondary
image-forming lens
Lithium-ion battery
H-LCD prism
Image sensor
Low-pass filter
Secondary mirror
LCD monitor
AF sensor
Rear LCD panel
IV–22.
POWER SOURCE
83
As with the EOS-1D Mark III, the EOS-1D Mark IV’s power source system consists of
the dedicated, lithium-ion LP-E4 Battery Pack featuring high-capacity, high performance,
compactness, light weight and remaining battery capacity detection. The LC-E4 Battery Charger
is also included in the standard kit, but AC Adapter Kit ACK-E4 is now an optional accessory.
Communications with the LP-E4 Battery Pack enable the battery’s remaining capacity to be
displayed. The remaining capacity is indicated in one of six levels by the battery check icon
displayed on the top LCD panel, in the viewfinder (during metering), and on the [Battery
info.] menu. If there is a communication problem with the battery, an error message will
appear. However, when you select [OK], you can still continue shooting. (The battery level
icon will indicate 0% capacity.)
On the [Battery info.] menu screen, you can
check the battery model, remaining battery
capacity, shutter count and recharge performance (in 3 levels).
The number of possible shots has decreased
compared to the EOS-1D Mark III. This is
due to the much higher power consumption
required by the increased image processing
performance, for the increased pixel count,
Battery Information
and faster memory card access speed.
However, to minimize the decrease in the number of possible shots, low voltage is used for
the circuits and power is minimized for each module when not in operation. Thanks to such
meticulous power-saving measures, a professionally useful number of possible shots is still
the order of the day.
Possible Shots
Shooting Method
Viewfinder shooting
Live View shooting (Stills)
Temperature
At 23°C/73°F
At 0°C/32°F
Approx. 1500 shots
Approx. 1200 shots
Approx. 270 shots
Approx. 230 shots
*Based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E4 and CIPA testing standards.
*With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E4, movie shooting totaling about 2 hours and 40 min. is
possible (at 23°C/73°F). (One movie can be recorded up to 29 min. 59 sec. or 4 GB in file size.)
IV–23.
IMAGE PROCESSING AND RECORDING
84
Two newly developed front-end ICs have been incorporated to handle the 8-channel, highspeed signal reading from the approximately 16.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor. The two ICs
work together with the Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors as a high-speed parallel-processing
circuit to attain approximately 10 fps high-speed continuous shooting.
Image Processing with Dual “DIGIC 4” (Conceptual Diagram)
A/D conversion
A/D conversion
A/D conversion
A/D conversion
Front-end
Processing
circuit
Front-end
Processing
circuit
DDR2
SDRAM
DIGIC 4
DIGIC 4
CF card
SD card
DDR2
SDRAM
Features made possible with DIGIC 4 Image Processors:
• Low-noise processing (DIGIC 4 Image Processor + CMOS -> Normal ISO speed range
increased by 2 stops)
• Faster image processing
• Improved noise reduction at high ISO speeds, with no decrease in maximum burst
• Improved Auto Lighting Optimizer
• Lens Peripheral illumination correction
• Face detection AF during Live View shooting (Face detection Live mode)
• Full HD (Full High-Definition) video shooting
• HDMI OUT
• Compatible with UDMA Mode 6 (CF card)
• LCD monitor VGA
• M-RAW
IV–23.
IMAGE PROCESSING AND RECORDING
Overall improvement in
image quality
One of the many respects in
which EOS DIGITAL cameras
have made continuous progress
is that their low-noise CMOS
sensors have gained megapixels.
At the same time, various
image-processing features have
been incorporated and image
quality has been improving
apace. The EOS-1D Mark IV
has effectively built upon this.
Technology
85
High Image Quality Effects
1. Approx. 16.10
Megapixel CMOS
High resolution, low noise
2. 14-bit A/D conversion,
signal processing
Excellent gradation
3. High ISO speed noise
reduction
Low noise at all ISO speeds
4. Auto Lighting
Optimizer
Automatic correction to obtain
favorable brightness and
contrast
5. Lens peripheral
illumination correction
Automatic correction of
peripheral light fall-off
Overall image quality is clearly improved with both image sensor advances (16 Megapixels,
gapless microlenses and so forth) and image processing function upgrades. The default
settings apply high ISO speed noise reduction, Auto Lighting Optimizer and lens
peripheral illumination correction. In the case of previous cameras, noise reduction at
high ISO speeds greatly reduced the maximum burst during continuous shooting.
However, with the EOS-1D Mark IV and DIGIC 4, this drawback has been eliminated
(except at the “Strong” setting).
Some notes on perceived image quality are appropriate here. First, images shot with the
EOS-1D Mark IV tend to reveal blur and defocus more easily than images shot with
the EOS-1D Mark III or EOS-1D Mark II, especially when viewed at the same size
(for example, when viewing at 100% on a computer monitor). After all, the EOS-1D
Mark IV provides 16.1 Megapixels — approximately 1.6 times more than the EOS-1D
Mark III (10.1 Megapixels) and approximately 2 times more than the EOS-1D Mark II
(8.2 Megapixels).
As long as final print size is the same, the visible effects of blur and defocus are the same
regardless of pixel count. However, it is becoming popular to view images on computer
monitors; thus, clients and photographers are increasingly concerned about blur and defocus
in images shot with high-resolution cameras. EOS-1D Mark II and EOS-1D Mark III
users should understand the increased likelihood of blur and/or defocus when using highresolution cameras. To prevent these image defects, photographers should use faster shutter
speeds at high ISO settings and/or shoot with IS (Image Stabilizer) lenses.
Image-recording quality
As shown in the table here, there are nineteen image sizes to choose from. As with the
EOS-1D Mark III, the JPEG quality (compression rate) can be set to one of ten levels for
each of the L, M1, M2 and S sizes.
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86
Image-Recording Quality Specifications
Image Size
L (Large)
M1 (Medium 1)
M2 (Medium 2)
S (Small)
RAW
M-RAW
S-RAW
L
M1
RAW+
M2
S
L
M1
M-RAW+
M2
S
L
M1
S-RAW+
M2
S
Pixels
[Approx. megapixels]
16.00 (4896 x 3264)
12.40 (4320 x 2880)
8.40 (3552 x 2368)
4.00 (2448 x 1632)
16.00 (4896 x 3264)
9.00 (3672 x 2448)
4.00 (2448 x 1632)
–
–
–
File Size
[Approx.
MB]
5.7
4.5
3.5
2.0
22.2
14.8
9.9
22.2+5.7
22.2+4.5
22.2+3.5
22.2+2.0
14.8+5.7
14.8+4.5
14.8+3.5
14.8+2.0
9.9+5.7
9.9+4.5
9.9+3.5
9.9+2.0
Possible
Shots
[Approx.]
692
874
1148
1957
175
263
397
139
145
152
161
190
202
214
232
251
272
294
329
Maximum Burst [Approx.]
Continuous (H)
85/107/121
111/159/164
182/417 / 309
1957/1957/5447
26/27/28
33/35/35
43/43/43
20/20/20
20/20/20
20/20/20
20/20/20
20/20/20
20/20/20
20/20/20
20/20/20
20/20/20
20/20/20
20/20/20
20/20/20
Continuous (L)
692/692 /2704
874/874 /3414
1148/1148/4480
1957/1957/7632
37/54/ 81
70/172/ 376
285/393/1553
24/30/ 35
25/33/ 37
26/33/ 39
27/34/ 41
32/46/ 62
35/52/ 76
37/57/ 91
41/69/ 89
45/84/121
54/118/266
62/194/1153
86/329/1290
Printing Size
A3 or larger
Around A3
A4 or larger
A5 or larger
A3 or larger
A4 or larger
A5 or larger
–
–
–
• Figures for the possible shots are based on Canon's testing standards (JPEG quality 8, ISO 100, and Standard Picture Style) using a 4GB card.
• The image file size, number of possible shots, and maximum burst will vary depending on the shooting conditions (subject, memory card
brand, ISO speed, Picture Style, Custom Functions, etc.).
• Figures 1)/2)/3) for maximum burst during continuous shooting are when using 1) nominally 30MB/s 4GB CF card, 2) nominally 45MB/s
UDMA compatible 4GB CF card or 3) nominally 90MB UDMA mode 6 compatible 16GB CF card.
• Figures in boldface indicate the number of possible shots until the CF card becomes full (Card Full).
Noise reduction
Noise reduction at high ISO speeds is similar to that of the EOS-1D Mark III and other
EOS Digital cameras going forward; however, the EOS-1D Mark III had only the
“Disable/Enable” setting. The EOS-1D Mark IV now offers four settings: Standard, Low,
Strong and Disable. The default setting(Standard) applies noise reduction. With Dual
DIGIC 4 Image Processor’s high image quality and high-speed processing, excellent noise
reduction is executed at all ISO speeds while the image detail is well retained. Chromatic
Comparison of Image Quality at High ISO Speeds
EOS-1D
Mark IV
ISO3200
ISO6400
ISO3200
H (ISO6400)
EOS-1D
Mark III
ISO12800
H1 (ISO25600)
H2 (ISO51200)
H3 (ISO102400)
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noise in the shadow areas and luminance noise are greatly reduced. The “Standard” setting
obtains better noise reduction than the EOS-1D Mark III’s “Enable” setting. Thanks to
improved noise reduction, a CMOS sensor with a high S/N ratio, and the DIGIC 4
Image Processor's high-speed and low-noise image development, ISO 12,800 can be
included in the normal ISO range and the ISO speed can be expanded to 25,600 (H1),
51,200 (H2) and 102,400 (H3).
Image recording
The EOS-1D Mark IV is compatible with UDMA (Ultra Direct Memory Access) Mode 6,
the fastest category announced to date, enabling a maximum transfer speed of 133
MB/second. UDMA CF cards currently on the market attain maximum writing/reading
speeds of 90 MB per second, so if and when faster UDMA CF cards appear, they will be
compatible with the camera. With the fastest UDMA CF cards currently on the market, the
speed is approximately 4 to 5 times faster than with the EOS-1D Mark III.
The writing methods to recording media are the same as with the EOS-1D Mark III. You
can select [Standard], [Auto switch media], [Rec. separately] or [Rec. to multiple]. During
video shooting, the video cannot be recorded simultaneously to cards 1 and 2 even if
[Record func.] is set to [Rec. separately] or [Rec. to multiple]. The video will be recorded to
the card set for [Playback]. Also, if [Record func.] is set to [Standard] or [Auto switch media],
any stills taken during video shooting will be recorded to the same card as the video.
If [Rec. separately] or [Rec. to multiple] is set, the video will be recorded to the card set for
[Playback] and the still photos will be recorded in the image size set for the card.
Voice memo (Audio clips)
While a still image is played, sound can be recorded with the built-in microphone on the
camera back. (Voice memo recording is not possible with an external microphone or with the
built-in microphone on the camera front for videos. Also, voice memos cannot be recorded
for videos.) The voice memo is recorded as a WAV file having the same file number as the
image. Hold down the Microphone button for 2 seconds to start recording a voice memo.
With C.Fn IV-9-1, press the Microphone button to start recording a voice memo immediately.
The sampling frequency is now 48KHz. It was 8KHz with EOS-1D cameras before the
EOS-1D Mark IV.
The maximum recording time is 30 seconds per voice memo. If multiple voice memos are
recorded for one image, they will be saved as a continuous recording in a single file. During
image review immediately after image capture, only one voice memo can be recorded.
The voice memo appended to an image can be played while the image is played. With
C.Fn IV-9-2 set, pressing the Microphone button can play the voice memo. The voice
memo can also be played on a TV set via HDMI/AV-out.
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IMAGE PROCESSING AND RECORDING
Folder name, file name
and file extension
88
You can create and select folders freely. The folder name format will be 100EOS1D, where
the first 3 numbers are based on the highest folder number existing on the memory card
that’s installed in the camera. The file name can be set to one of three formats:
1. Factory-default, four-character alphanumeric name
2. Any four characters (User setting 1)
3. Any three characters plus the image size (User setting 2)
If 3 is set and an M-RAW image is taken, the fourth character will be “M.” These three
settings also apply to the file name for videos. If Adobe RGB color space is set, the fourth
character will be “_” (underscore). For JPEG images, the file extension will be “.JPG.” For
RAW, M-RAW, and S-RAW, it is “.CR2,” and for videos, “.MOV.”
IV–24
ACCESSORIES
89
Discussed in the “Interface” section of this paper, new accessories added to the Canon EOS
system at this time include the WFT-E2 II/II A wireless file transmitter, the AVC-DC400ST
Stereo AV Cable and the HTC-100 HDMI Cable.
Some system accessories have certain restrictions when used with the EOS-1D Mark IV.
The table here gives that information.
Accessories with Restrictions
Interchangeable Lenses
Lens Mount Converter FD-EOS
Macro Lens Mount Converter FD-EOS
Speedlites
Although they can be used with manual exposure, exposure error occurs.
Therefore, these items will be officially listed as incompatible.
480EG
Compatible with external flash metering and manual flash.
(Full output with TTL autoflash)
540EZ
430EZ
420EZ
ML-3
300EZ
200E
Wired multi-Speedlite accessories
Compatible with manual flash.
(Full output with TTL autoflash)
Flash is always fired at full output.
The Speedlite restrictions above will apply.
The current Canon system map gives some sense of the range of configurational possibilities
that Canon shooters enjoy. For anyone investing in Canon equipment, it is both a comfort
and an encouragement to consider that no matter how one’s needs — or one’s imagination —
System Map
ST-E2
270EX
430EX II
580EX II
Macro Ring Lite
MR-14EX
Macro Twin Lite
MT-24EX
Wireless
Controller
LC-5
Remote
Switch
RS-80N3
Timer Remote
Controller
TC-80N3
EF lenses
Bundled
Accessories
Dioptric Adjustment
Lenses Eg
External microphone
HDMI Cable HTC-100
Anti-Fog
Eyepiece Eg
Eyecup Eg
Wireless File Transmitter
WFT-E2 II A/B/C/D or
WFT-E2/E2A*
Stereo AV Cable
AVC-DC400ST
TV/Video
Cable
protector
Wide Strap
L6
USB external media
USB GPS unit
Interface Cable
IFC-200U
CR2025 lithium battery
Interface Cable
IFC-500U
Angle Finder C
Hand Strap
E1
Wireless LAN
access point
EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction
Solution Disk
Manual
Wireless LAN adapter
Ethernet port
Original Data
Security Kit OSK-E3
USB port
Personal
computer
PC card slot
Windows Vista
Windows XP
Mac OS X
Battery Pack LP-E4
CF card
Focusing
Screen Ec
AC Adapter Kit
ACK-E4
Battery Charger
LC-E4
Car Battery
Cable
CB-570
Card reader
SD memory card PCMCIA adapter
PictBridge-compatible printer
* WFT-E2/E2A: Firmware Ver. 2.0.0 or higher
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change in the future, the pieces exist within the Canon system to facilitate the fulfillment of
almost any requirement, no matter how challenging it may be.
WFT-E2 II A Wireless File
Transmitter
The WFT-E2 II A was developed to enhance the mobile performance of the EOS-1D
Mark IV as an accessory for image transfer via wireless or wired networks.
It is an EOS-1D Mark IV accessory that surpasses the WFT-E2A in the following features:
- It provides essentially the same features as the WFT-E5A (for the EOS 7D camera),
except for media server functionality.
- It can be used over IEEE 802.11a wireless networks. (When the transmitter is
attached to an EOS-1D Mark III or EOS-1Ds Mark III (requires a firmware update
on either camera), IEEE 802.11a is available.
- Wi-Fi Protected Setup support for easy access to wireless LAN access points.
- Enhanced remote shooting, using WFT Server (previously HTTP)
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WFT Server Top Page
JavaScript supported
JavaScript not supported
- Enables linked shooting, with wireless shutter release of multiple sets of the EOS-1D
Mark IV and WFT-E2 II A using EOS Utility
- Can be connected to Bluetooth-compatible GPS devices when a Bluetooth unit is in
the WFT-E2 II A USB port
- Web browsers can be used to download images and shoot remotely over a network.
Improvements include the ability to specify pages of 16, 32, 48 or 64 thumbnails when
viewing images, as well as new icons for image downloading.
- Major improvements were made for remote shooting, in settings for shooting, Live
View shooting, focusing, and so on. Note that the functions are identical to the
WFT-E2A when using browsers that do not support JavaScript.
Remote Capture
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Battery check
Drive mode
Possible shots
AF mode
Release button
AF/MF switch
Shutter speed
Aperture
ISO speed
Exposure compensation
Quality
Shooting mode
White balance
Metering mode
Menu
Live View shooting button
Manual focus button
Live View image screen
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Figure 5 Simple control screen
Figure 6 Remote capture screen without JavaScript support
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JavaScript-compatible browsers offer the choice of [Camera control] and [Simple control]
interfaces. [Camera control] (Figure 4) is suitable for computers and [Simple control]
(Figure 5) for PDAs or other small devices. Note that [Simple control] offers only Live
View shooting and focusing. (In the [Camera control] interface, Live View image size
switching (implemented for the WFT-E5) is not supported due to the system restrictions.)
Linked shooting: Up to 10 slave cameras linked to a master camera can be wirelessly
triggered. The transmission range is approximately 100 m / 328 ft. from the master camera
(when signal strength is favorable). Videos cannot be captured this way. Operation of slave
cameras is linked to pressing the master camera shutter button halfway or fully. Pressing the
master camera shutter button halfway puts slave cameras in the same state as if the shutter
buttons were pressed halfway (at which point AF and AE begin).
After AF and AE on slave cameras, when the slave cameras are waiting for the master
camera shutter button to be fully pressed, the slave cameras will respond as if their shutter
buttons were fully pressed within 0.05 second after the master camera shutter button is fully
pressed. Under these conditions, the linked shooting time lag is within 0.05 second. This
time lag is unrelated to the distance of slave cameras from the master camera. It is the same
whether they are 1 m / 3.3 ft. or 100 m / 328 ft. apart. Note that a time lag ten times as
long (approximately 0.5 second) may occur when images captured by slave cameras are being
developed and written, or when the LCD monitor is used.
These models are inter-compatible for purposes of linked shooting: the EOS-1D Mark IV
and WFT-E2 II A the EOS 5D Mark II (requires firmware update) and WFT-E4 II A, and
the EOS 7D and WFT-E5A. The three models can be freely combined in linked shooting.
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EOS Utility version 2.7.2 (Windows/Macintosh: EOS Utility (referred hereafter as EU) is
software for communicating with EOS DIGITAL cameras that enables you to download
images from your camera to a compatible personal computer, specify camera settings and
take pictures remotely. Its main features are:
- Image downloading from the camera
- Camera settings (conforms to the connected camera specifications)
- Flash setting (conforms to the connected camera and flash specifications)
- Remote shooting
- Timer shooting, interval timer shooting and bulb exposure
- Remote Live View shooting
- Folder monitoring during wireless file transmitter use
- Linkage with software for optional accessories, DPP, ZB/IB and Picture Style Editor
Version 2.7.2 includes the functions described here that were not provided in version 2.7.1.
- Support for the EOS-1D Mark IV
- [Update] button has been added to the flash function settings window. By clicking the
[Update] button, the information displayed in the [Flash function settings] window is
Speedlite Control Menu and Speedlite Control Window
Speedlite control menu
Speedlite control window
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updated so it is synchronized with the current flash settings. Setting changes made with
the flash unit are not reflected in the [Flash function settings] window.
- White balance files (extension “.WBD”) registered in an EOS-1D Mark IV camera can
now be saved to computer. Previously with EOS-1D Mark III and EOS-1Ds Mark III, a
white balance file was saved to computer after adjusting the white balance in RAW Image
Task using a shot RAW image. For the EOS-1D Mark IV, however, as RAW Image Task
was discontinued, a white balance can be registered in the camera after adjustment in the
[Remote Live View window] or [Test shooting] window in EU, which can then be saved
to a computer as a white balance file.
Digital Photo Professional Ver. 3.7.3
( Windows/Macintosh): This is image viewing/processing/editing software for EOS
DIGITAL RAW images and is aimed at amateur and professional users who work primarily
with RAW images. Because DPP uses non-destructive image editing processes for both
RAW and TIFF/JPEG images, the many adjustments that can be made to images in DPP
alter only the image processing parameters, leaving the original image data itself untouched.
This gives you the freedom to modify images with no risk of impairing the image quality.
Support for EOS-1D Mark IV models is provided with Ver. 3.7.3.
As before, the main functions of DPP are:
- High speed RAW image display
- Extensive range of image editing functions
1. RAW image adjustment
2. Image adjustments that retain the original image state
3. Image rotation (90° increments left or right)
4. Trimming
5. Dust removal
6. Image correction (copy stamp)
7. Single-image transfer to Photoshop
- RAW image conversion and saving
- Window displays tailored to professional workflows
1. Thumbnail display in the main window
2. Edit window
3. Edit Image window
4. Quick Check window
5. Collection window
- Viewing and editing of JPEG and TIFF images
- Noise reduction function
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- Lens aberration correction
1. Peripheral illumination correction
2. Distortion correction
3. Chromatic aberration correction
4. Color blur correction
- Linkage with Canon’s EOS software
- Direct RAW image printing via linkage with Canon printers
1. Faithful, high quality printing via linkage with Canon inkjet printers
2. Linked printing on Canon large-format printers
- Batch processing of large numbers of RAW images
1. Batch conversion and saving as JPEG/TIFF images
2. Batch transfer to other image editing software
3. Batch conversion of image file names
- Saving and loading recipe data, and batch application of recipe data to other images
- Support for RAW images from almost all EOS DIGITAL cameras (excluding EOS
DCS1 and EOS DCS3)
- Does support RAW images shot with EOS D6000 and EOS D2000 that have been
converted to RAW images using the CR2 Converter
Other software: Of the other software contained on the Digital Solution Disk, Picture Style
Editor Ver. 1.6.1 (Windows/Macintosh) and Original Data Security Tools Ver. 1.7.1
(Windows) have been changed only in that they now support images from the EOS-1D
Mark IV. The following programs have not been changed:
ZoomBrowser EX Ver. 6.4 (Windows) / ImageBrowser Ver. 6.4 (Macintosh), PhotoStitch
Ver. 3.1 (Windows) / Ver. 3.2 (Macintosh), Memory Card Utility Ver. 1.2
(Windows/Macintosh), and WFT Utility Ver. 3.4 (Windows/Macintosh).
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EOS-1D Mark IV
1. Type
1-1 Type:
1-2 Compatible lenses:
1-3 Lens mount:
1-4 Lens restrictions:
1-5 Lens focal length:
Digital AF/AE single-lens reflex camera
Canon EF lenses (except EF-S lenses)
Canon EF mount
None
Equivalent to 1.3x the normal lens focal length
2. Image Sensor
2-1 Type:
2-2 Image sensor size:
2-3 Effective pixels:
2-4 Total pixels:
2-5 Pixel unit:
2-6 Aspect ratio:
2-7 Color filter type:
2-8 Low-pass filter:
2-9 Dust delete feature:
High-sensitivity, high-resolution, single-plate, CMOS sensor
Approx. 27.9 x 18.6 mm (APS-H size)
Approx. 16.10 Megapixels: 4912 (H) x 3270 (V) pixels
Approx. 17.00 Megapixels: 5136 (H) x 3306 (V) pixels
5.7 µm square
2:3 (Vertical:Horizontal)
RGB primary color filters
Fixed position in front of the image sensor
(1) Self Cleaning Sensor Unit
• Removes dust adhering to the low-pass filter.
• Automatic cleaning when power on and off, and manual cleaning.
• Low-pass filter has a fluorine coating.
(2) Dust Delete Data acquisition and appending
• The coordinates of the dust adhering to the low-pass filter are detected by a test shot
and appended to subsequent images.
• The dust coordinate data appended to the image is used by the provided software to
automatically erase the dust spots.
(3) Manual cleaning
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3. Recording System
3-1 Image type:
JPEG, RAW (14-bit Canon original)
Image Size
Large
Medium 1
Medium 2
Small
RAW
M-RAW
S-RAW
3-2 JPEG quality:
3-3 RAW+JPEG simultaneous:
Pixels
Approx. 16.00 Megapixels (4896 x 3264)
Approx. 12.40 Megapixels (4320 x 2880)
Approx. 8.40 Megapixels (3552 x 2368)
Approx. 4.00 Megapixels (2448 x 1632)
Approx. 16.00 Megapixels (4896 x 3264)
Approx. 9.00 Megapixels (3672 x 2448)
Approx. 4.00 Megapixels (2448 x 1632)
Image Type
JPEG
Lossless
RAW
Settable from 1 (low quality due to high compression) to 10 (high
quality due to low compression)
Three RAW types and six JPEG types can be set in any combination
3-4 Image file size, number of possible shots, and maximum burst during continuous shooting:
Maximum Burst [Approx.]
Continuous (H)
Continuous (L)
Image File Size
[Approx. MB]
Possible Shots
[Approx.]
Large
5.7
692
Medium 1
4.5
874
111/159/164
874/874/3414
Medium 2
3.5
1148
182/417/309
1148/1148/4480
Small
2.0
1957
1957/1957/5447
1957/1957/7632
RAW
22.2
175
M-RAW
14.8
263
33/35/35
70/172/376
S-RAW
9.9
397
43/43/43
285/393/1553
Large
22.2+5.7
139
20/20/20
24/30/ 35
Medium 1
22.2+4.5
145
20/20/20
25/33/ 37
Medium 2
22.2+3.5
152
20/20/20
26/33/ 39
Small
22.2+2.0
161
20/20/20
27/34/ 41
Large
14.8+5.7
190
20/20/20
32/46/ 62
Medium 1
14.8+4.5
202
20/20/20
35/52/ 76
Medium 2
14.8+3.5
214
20/20/20
37/57/ 91
Small
14.8+2.0
232
20/20/20
41/69/ 89
Large
9.9+5.7
251
20/20/20
45/84/121
Medium 1
9.9+4.5
272
20/20/20
54/118/266
Medium 2
9.9+3.5
294
20/20/20
62/194/1153
Small
9.9+2.0
329
20/20/20
86/329/1290
Image Size
JPEG
RAW+
JPEG
M-RAW
+
JPEG
S-RAW
+
JPEG
85/107/121
26/27/28
692/692/2704
37/54/81
*Figures for the possible shots are based on Canon's testing standards (JPEG quality 8, ISO 100, and Standard
Picture Style) using a 4GB card.
*The image file size, number of possible shots, and maximum burst w ill vary depending on the shooting
conditions (subject, memory card brand, ISO speed, Pictur e Style, Custom Functions, etc.).
*Figures 1)/2)/3) for maximum burst during continuous shooting are when using 1) nominally 30MB/s 4GB CF
card, 2) nominally 45MB/s UDMA compatible 4GB CF card or 3) nominally 90MB/s UDMA mode 6
compatible 16GB CF card.
*Figures in bold indicate the number of possible shots until the CF card becomes full (Card Full).
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3-5 Image recording format:
3-6 Folder setting:
3-7 Image file name:
3-8 Extension:
3-9 File No.:
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Complies with Design rule for Camera File system 2.0 and Exif 2.21
Creating new folders and selecting folders in the recording media possible
First four characters (ex. xxxx0001.JPG) can be set/selected
(1) Characters assigned by the camera
(2) Any four alphanumeric characters
(3) Any three alphanumeric characters + one character indicating the
image size
• Image size character: Large/RAW: L, Medium/M-RAW: M, Medium2: N,
Small/S-RAW: S.
• RAW and JPEG can be distinguished with the extension.
• For (2) and (3), the first character cannot be an underscore.
• If Adobe RGB is set, the first character will be an underscore (except for
movie files).
• For (3), the fourth character of movie file names will be an underscore.
JPEG: JPG, RAW: CR2 (Canon Raw 2nd edition), Movie: MOV
The following three types of file numbers can be set:
(1) Continuous numbering
• The continuous numbering of captured images will continue even after you
replace the camera’s card. The numbering continues even when the folder changes.
(2) Auto reset
• When you replace the camera’s card, the numbering will be reset to start from
0001. If the new card already contains images, the numbering will continue
from the last recorded image in the card.
(3) Manual reset
• Resets the file number to 0001, and creates a new folder automatically.
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4. Image Processing
4-1 Picture Style:
4-2 Picture Style settings:
(1) Standard (2) Portrait (3) Landscape
(4) Neutral (5) Faithful (6) Monochrome
(7) User Defined 1-3
Item
Base style
Sharpness
Contrast
Color saturation
Color tone
Filter effect
Toning effect
4-3 Color space:
4-4 Auto Lighting Optimizer:
4-5 Highlight tone priority:
Selections / Settings
Standard / Portrait / Landscape / Neutral / Faithful /
Monochrome / Picture Style file
0/1/2/3/4/5/6/7
-4 / -3 / -2 / -1 / 0 / +1 / +2 / +3 / +4
-4 / -3 / -2 / -1 / 0 / +1 / +2 / +3 / +4
-4 / -3 / -2 / -1 / 0 / +1 / +2 / +3 / +4
N: None, Ye: Yellow , Or: Orange, R: Red, G: Green
N: None, S: Sepia,B: Blue, P: Purple, G: Green
Selectable between sRGB and Adobe RGB
Provided (C.Fn II-4)
Provided (C.Fn II-3)
• The ISO speed setting range will be ISO 200–12,800.
4-6 Auto correction of
lens peripheral light:
4-7 Noise reduction:
Possible (set with [Peripheral illumin. correct.] menu)
• Peripheral light data for approx. 29 lenses is stored.
• With EOS Utility, correction data for up to 40 lenses can be registered in the camera.
(1) Long exposure noise reduction (C.Fn II-1)
• Functions with exposures 1 sec. or longer.
(2) High ISO speed noise reduction (C.Fn II-2)
• Operates at all ISO speeds.
• If [Strong] is set, the continuous shooting speed will greatly decrease.
4-8 Appending copyright
information:
The author's (photographer’s) name and copyright holder’s name can be set
with the camera or EOS Utility. This information is appended to the Exif
information when the photo is taken.
• Up to 63 text characters can be entered.
4-9 Appending original
image verification data:
Possible (C.Fn IV-16)
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5. Recording Media Drive
5-1 Recording media:
(1) CF card (2) SD/SDHC memory card
• Accepts CF card Types I and II.
• Compatible with 2 GB and larger cards (Not compatible with SDXC memory cards.).
• High-speed writing with UDMA CF cards.
• With WFT-E2 II A or WFT-E2/E2A (Firmware Ver. 2.0.0 or higher), recording to
external media is possible.
• If an Eye-Fi Card is used, Auto power off cannot be disabled during image
transfers through wireless LAN.
5-2 Recording media
access indicator:
5-3 Read error warning:
5-4 Card formatting:
5-5 “No CF” card warning:
5-6 Recording functions:
Access lamp lights/blinks
The respective error message is displayed in the viewfinder, on the top
LCD panel, and on the LCD monitor. The shutter release also locks.
Enabled
• Low-level formatting with SD/SDHC memory card also enabled.
• External recording media cannot be formatted via WFT-E2 II A or WFT-E2/E2A (with
firmware Ver. 2.0.0 or higher).
Provided
With the CF card, SD/SDHC memory card, and external media, the following
recording functions can be used:
(1) Standard
• No automatic switching of recording media.
(2) Automatic switching of recording media
• When the current recording media becomes full, it switches to another
recording media automatically and continues recording.
(3) Separate recording
• Set the desired image size (L, M1, M2, S, RAW, M-RAW, S-RAW) for each
recording media before shooting.
• The image size set for one captured image will be applied to all the recording media.
(4) Recording of identical images
• The same image is recorded to all recording media. (Also possible with
RAW+JPEG.)
• Movies cannot be recorded simultaneously to multiple recording media.
• If simultaneous recording has been set, movies will be recorded to the
recording media set with [Play] on the [Recording func+media/folder sel.] screen.
• If a still photo is taken during movie shooting and (3) or (4) has been set, the still
photo will be recorded to each recording media in the image size that was set.
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Images can be copied between the CF card, SD/SDHC memory card,
and external recording media as follows:
(1) Selected images (2) Selected folder (3) All images
• The media used as the source of the image to be copied is set with [Play] on
the [Recording func+media/folder sel.] screen.
5-8 Backup to external
recording media:
Enabled
• With external recording media connected via WFT-E2 II A and WFT-E2/E2A
(Firmware Ver. 2.0.0 or higher).
• Two options: 1. Quick backup (Backup folder created automatically and folder
name set automatically.), 2. Backup (Backup folder created manually and folder
name can be entered manually.)
• Images in the card are backed up in the external recording media’s root directory
based on the card’s DCIM folder structure.
6. White Balance
6-1 Type:
6-2 Modes:
Auto white balance with the image sensor
WB Mode
1. Auto
2. Daylight
3. Shade
4. Cloudy, twilight, sunset
5. Tungsten light
6. White fluorescent light
7. Flash
8. Custom (Custom WB) 1-5
9. Color Temperature
10. PC-1 - PC-5
Color Temperature (Kelvin)
Approx. 3,000-7,000
Approx. 5,200
Approx. 7,000
Approx. 6,000
Approx. 3,200
Approx. 4,000
Approx. 6,000
Approx. 2,000-10,000
Approx. 2,500-10,000
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• 10. : Up to five white balance data sets can be registered.
6-3 White balance correction:
6-4 White balance bracketing:
• Blue/amber bias: ±9 levels
• Magenta/green bias: ±9 levels
* Corrected in reference to the current WB modes (any mode listed in 6-2
above) color temperature.
±3 levels, in single-level increments
• With the current WB mode’s (any mode listed in 6-2 above) color temperature as the standard, one image each for “Set value/Blue bias/Amber bias” or “Set value/
Magenta bias/Green bias” is created.
• Both “Blue bias/Amber bias” and “Magenta bias/Green bias” cannot be set together.
• White balance correction and AEB can also be set in combination.
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7. Viewfinder
7-1 Type:
7-2 Focusing screen:
7-3 Dioptric adjustment:
7-4 Eye point:
7-5 Coverage:
7-6 Magnification:
7-7 Viewfinder information:
7-8 Mirror:
7-9 Viewfinder blackout time:
7-10 Mirror lockup:
7-11 Mirror cut-off:
7-12 Depth-of-field preview:
7-13 Eyepiece shutter:
7-14 Misc.:
Eye-level SLR (with fixed pentaprism)
Ec-C IV provided
• Interchangeable with Ec-series screens.
Adjustable from -3.0 to +1.0 m-1 (dpt)
20 mm (at -1 m-1, from eyepiece lens center)
Approx. 100% vertically and horizontally
Approx. 0.76x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1 m-1)
• Angle of view: Approx. 28.3°
AF information
AF points and focus confirmation light
Exposure information
Metering mode, spot metering area, shutter speed, aperture, manual exposure,
AE lock, ISO speed*, exposure level, exposure warning
• ISO speed display now has five digits.
Flash information
Flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure level
Image information
JPEG recording, RAW recording, shots remaining, maximum burst, highlight
tone priority (D+), white balance correction, card information
Power level indicator
Battery check
Quick-return half mirror (Transmittance:reflectance ratio of 37:63)
Approx. 80 ms at 1/60 sec. or faster speeds
Enabled (C.Fn III -17)
No mirror cut-off with lenses up to EF1200mm f/5.6L USM
Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
Built-in
Eyecup Eg provided
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8. Autofocus
8-1 Type:
8-2 AF points:
8-3 Focusing modes:
8-4 Focusing point selection:
8-5 Selected AF point display:
8-6 AF activation:
8-7 AF operation speed:
8-8 Focus confirmation:
8-9 AF working range:
TTL-AREA-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
Area AF with 45 AF points
• 8 mm (H) x 15 mm (W)
• All 45 AF points are horizontal-line sensitive at f/5.6 (vertical). Thirty-nine of the
45 AF points are vertical-line sensitive at f/2.8 for cross-type focusing. For
automatic AF point selection, cross-type focusing with 19 AF points is used. (The
39 cross-type AF points are used only during manual AF point selection.)
• When using some f/4 lenses (including when using f/2.8 lens + Extender 1.4x),
cross-type focusing with 39 AF points is possible.
(1) Autofocus
1. One-Shot AF
2. Predictive AI Servo AF
• The following can be set: C.Fn III-2: Focus-tracking sensitivity, C.Fn III-3:
Servo operation method and shutter-release timing, C.Fn III-4: Servo operation
method in case a closer object enters the focus center during subject-tracking.
(2) Manual focus
(1) Manual selection
1. 45 AF points (C.Fn III-10-0), 2. 19 AF points (C.Fn III-10-1),
3. 11 AF points (C.Fn III-10-2), 4. 9 inner AF points (C.Fn III-10-3),
5. 9 outer AF points (C.Fn III-10-4)
• AF point expansion is possible with C.Fn III-8-1, 2, 3.
(2) Automatic selection
• Toggle between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection by pressing
the Multi-controller.
• With C.Fn III-6-7, spot AF is possible with the lens’ AF stop button (AF point
blinks at high brightness).
• With C.Fn III-9-1, the Multi-controller can select the AF point during the
metering operation.
• With C.Fn III-11-1/2 or C.Fn III-6-6, you can switch to the registered AF point.
• With C.Fn III-16-1, the AF point can be registered separately for the vertical and
horizontal orientations.
Indicated by superimposed display in the viewfinder and on the LCD panel
• If C.Fn II-10-1 is set, press the AF point selection button while the shooting
function settings are displayed, then the selected AF point will be displayed.
Press the shutter button halfway (SW-1) or press the AF start button
Same as EOS-1D Mark III
Indicated by superimposed display in viewfinder, focus confirmation light, and beeper
EV -1 – 18 (at 23°C/73°F and ISO 100, based on Canon's testing standards)
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8-10 Light source detection
feature:
8-11 AF Microadjustment:
8-12 AF-assist beam:
Provided
Enabled (C.Fn III-7)
• This focusing adjustment is done only with the AF sensor (phase-difference detection).
• The Live mode and
(face detection) Live mode AF (contrast detection) during
Live View shooting cannot be adjusted.
None
• When an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite is attached to the camera, the AF-assist
beam from the Speedlite will be emitted when necessary.
• Compatible with the 270EX’s AF-assist beam (a series of small flashes).
9. Exposure Control
9-1 Type:
9-2 Exposure modes:
9-3 Metering range:
Max. aperture TTL metering with 63-zone SPC with the following
selectable modes:
(1) Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
• With One-Shot AF, AE lock is applied when focus is achieved.
(2) Partial metering (approx. 13.5% of viewfinder)
(3) Spot metering (approx. 3.8% of viewfinder)
1. Spot metering at center
2. AF point-linked spot metering (C.Fn I -7)
• If C.Fn III -10-0 and automatic AF point selection is set, spot metering at the
center will take effect.
3. Multi-spot metering
• Up to eight spot meter readings can be obtained.
(4) Center-weighted average metering
• Real-time metering (no AE lock) takes effect for (2), (3), and (4).
(1) Program AE (Program shift/Safety shift possible: C.Fn I -8-2)
(2) Shutter-priority AE (Safety shift possible: C.Fn I -8-1,2)
(3) Aperture-priority AE (Safety shift possible: C.Fn I -8-1,2)
(4) Manual exposure (Safety shift possible: C.Fn I -8-2)
(5) Bulb exposure
(6) E-TTL II program flash AE
1. Evaluative metering
2. Average metering (C.Fn II -5-1)
EV 0–20 (at 23°C/73°F with 50mm f/1.4 lens at ISO 100)
9-4 Exposure beyond
range warning:
Shutter speed or aperture reading blinks on the top LCD panel and in the viewfinder
• If C.Fn II-10-1 is set, the shutter speed and aperture will also blink while the
shooting function settings are displayed.
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9-5 Exposure metering:
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Activated when shutter button is pressed halfway (SW-1 ON)
• AE Microadjustment possible with C.Fn I-16 (standard exposure adjustment),
and FE Microadjustment possible with C.Fn I-17 (standard flash exposure adjustment).
9-6 ISO speed
(Recommended exposure index):
Auto, ISO 100–12,800 (1/3-stop or 1-stop increments: C.Fn I-2), Expandable
• ISO Auto set by default. With all C.Fn to their default setting, automatically set within
ISO 100–12,800.
• With C.Fn I-3 (ISO speed range), the highest and lowest settable ISO speed can
be set. By setting L (ISO 50) for the lowest speed and H1 (ISO 25,600), H2 (ISO
51,200), H3 (ISO 102,400) for the highest, ISO speed expansion is possible.
• In manual ISO setting, if the upper ISO speed limit is set to H1, H2, H3 and
the lower ISO speed limit to L with C.Fn I-3, the settable ISO speed range will be
ISO 100–12,800.
• In ISO Auto, even if the upper ISO speed limit is set to H1, H2, H3 and the
lower ISO speed limit to L with C.Fn I-3, ISO Auto speed range will be ISO 100–
12,800. However, if the lower and higher ISO speed limits have been set to a
narrower range, ISO speed will be automatically set within that range.
• In P, Tv, Av modes and C.Fn I-8-2 (Tv/Av safety shift) is set, C.Fn I-3’s ISO
range limit will be canceled when the standard exposure cannot be obtained, even
if C.Fn I-3 has set the lowest and highest settable ISO speed to a narrower range.
It will be automatically controlled within the range of ISO100–12,800.
• In ISO Auto and C.Fn I-8-1 (Tv/Av safety shift) is set, C.Fn I-12’s shutter
speed range limit and C.Fn I-13’s aperture range limit will be canceled when the
standard exposure cannot be obtained. C.Fn I-3’s upper and lower limits will be
applied to control the ISO speed range.
• With C.Fn II-3 (Highlight tone priority) set, even if C.Fn I-3 has set the lower
ISO speed limit to L and the upper ISO speed limit to H1, H2, H3 the ISO Auto
range and manual ISO range will be ISO 200–12,800. However, if the lower and
higher ISO speed limits have been set to a narrower range with C.Fn I-3, the
settable range will be ISO 200 to the higher speed limit set.
• When checking the ISO speed of still photos or movies shot at H3 (ISO 102,400)
in commercially availbale software, the correct ISO speed value may not be
displayed (The EXIF information standard cannot record ISO 102,400 settings).
• When imprinting the shooting information for images shot at H2, H3 ISO speeds
during ISO speed range expansion, the ISO speed setting may not be correctly printed.
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[ISO Auto Speed Control]
Shooting Mode
1. Program AE
ISO Speed
Description
C.Fn I-3
Default: 100–12,800
Expanded: 100–12,800
Limited: Lowest to highest
ISO speed set
If the shutter speed is too slow(causing camera shake), the
aperture will be shifted to the maximum aperture. If the
maximum aperture is still inadequate, the ISO speed will be
shifted.
If the settable shutter speed and aperture has been limited
with C.Fn I-12/13, the ISO speed will be shifted based on the
limited shutter speed/aperture.
If the aperture hits the minimum or maximum value, the ISO
speed will be shifted.
Based on ISO 100, if the shutter speed would cause camera
shake, the ISO speed will be shifted.
2. Shutter-priority
AE
3. Aperture-priority
AE
The ISO speed is shifted to obtain a correct exposure
4. Manual exposure
5. Bulb *1
Fixed at ISO 400
6. With flash*1 *2 Fixed at ISO 400 (Also for 1 to 5.)
*1: If ISO 400 is not within C.Fn I -3’s upper and lower limits, the ISO speed closest to 400 will be set.
*2: In P mode and if bounce flash is used, the ISO speed will be set automatically within ISO 400-1600.
If daylight flash will result in overexposure, the minimum ISO 100 will be set.
9-7 Exposure compensation:
±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments, Manual, and AEB
Shooting Mode
1. Shutter-priority AE
2. Aperture-priority AE
3. Program A E
C.Fn IV -5-0
4. Manual
C.Fn IV -5-1
Factor
Shutter Speed
Aperture
–
Yes
Yes
–
Yes
Yes
Yes
–
–
Yes
• Manual exposure compensation and AEB can be combined.
• The AEB shooting sequence will be standard exposure, underexposure, and
overexposure.
• With the self-timer, three consecutive shots are taken.
9-8 AE lock:
9-9 Multiple exposures:
(1) Auto AE lock
• In the One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering, AE lock takes effect when
focus is achieved.
(2) Manual AE lock
• In the P, Tv and Av modes, enabled with the AE lock button (press again to update).
• Enabled in all metering modes.
Not possible
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10. Shutter
10-1 Type:
10-2 Shutter speeds:
10-3 Shutter release:
10-4 Shutter-release time lag:
10-5 Camera shake warning:
Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically-controlled
1/8000 to 30 sec. (1/3-, 1/2-, or 1-stop increments: C.Fn I -1), X-sync at 1/300 sec.
The shutter speed range can be limited with C.Fn I-12 and the aperture range
limited with C.Fn I-13.
Soft-touch electromagnetic release
(1) During SW-1 ON, time lag between SW-2 ON and start of exposure:
Approx. 0.055 sec.
(2) Time lag between simultaneous SW-1/SW-2 ON and start of
exposure: Approx. 0.09 sec.
• Time lag with the aperture stopped down by 3 stops or less. Excludes AF
operation time.
None
11. Drive
11-1 Drive mode:
(1) Single shooting
(2) High-speed continuous shooting (Approx. 10 fps)
(3) Low-speed continuous shooting (Approx. 3 fps)
(4) 10 sec. self-timer
(5) 2 sec. self-timer
(6) Silent single shooting
• Continuous shooting speed for (2) and (3) can be set with C.Fn III -18.
11-2 Continuous shooting
speed:
Max. approx. 10 fps
• For all image-recording quality settings in both One-Shot AF and AI Servo AF at
1/500 sec. and higher shutter speeds.
11-3 Self-timer operation
indicator:
11-4 Maximum burst:
Self-timer lamp and top LCD panel indicator
See 3-4
12. Flash
12-1 Sync contacts:
(1) Hot shoe: X-sync contact
• Flash sync at 1/300 sec. or slower.
• If a non-Canon flash does not obtain a flash-ready signal, set the sync speed
manually to 1/250 sec. or slower.
(2) Body side at bottom: PC terminal (No polarity)
• Since the flash duration may differ depending on the large, studio flash unit,
set the sync speed to 1/125 sec. to 1/30 sec. beforehand.
• The flash in (1) and (2) can be fired simultaneously.
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E-TTL II autoflash and FE lock
12-3 Flash exposure
compensation:
12-4 Setting operation:
±3 stops in 1/3- and 1/2-stop increments
With Speedlite 580EX II, 430EX II, and 270EX, the [External
Speedlite control] menu can be used to set the following:
(1) Flash function settings
• What is displayed differs depending on the EX Speedlite model and the flash
Custom Function settings.
(2) Flash C.Fn settings / Clear all Speedlite C.Fn’s
• What is displayed differs depending on the EX Speedlite model.
• With EX-series Speedlites other than the above, the camera can only set
[E-TTL II], [Flash exp. comp] and [Flash firing].
13. Live View Shooting
13-1 Type:
13-2 Coverage:
13-3 Frame rate:
13-4 Focusing:
13-5 Metering:
Electronic viewfinder with image sensor
Approx. 100% vertically and horizontally
30 fps
(1) Autofocus (One-Shot AF)
• AF enabled by pressing the shutter button halfway or pressing the AF-ON button.
1. Live mode
• One point, contrast AF. Switching to another AF point possible.
2.
(face detection) Live mode
• Face detection, Contrast AF. When multiple faces are detected, face
selection is possible with the Multi-controller.
• Magnified view not possible.
3. Quick mode
• 45-point, phase-difference AF (Same as viewfinder shooting), One-shot AF.
• Manual AF point selection enabled.
(2) Manual focus
• Magnify the image by 5x or 10x and focus manually.
Real-time Evaluative metering with image sensor
• Metering range: EV 0 - EV 20 (At 23°C/73°F, 50mm f/1.4 lens, ISO 100)
• AE lock possible. The active metering time can be changed.
13-6 ISO speed
(Recommended exposure index):
13-7 Drive mode:
See 9-6
Selectable drive modes listed in 11-1
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13-8 Continuous shooting
speed:
13-9 Image display:
High-speed continuous shooting: Approx. 10 fps,
Low-speed continuous shooting: Approx. 3 fps
Still photos: For stills / Exposure simulation
Movies: For movies
13-10 Depth-of-field
preview:
13-11 Magnified view:
13-12 Grid display:
13-13 Aspect ratio display:
Possible with Depth-of-field preview button
Magnify by 5x or 10x at the AF point position
Grid displayed
(1) 2 vertical lines x 2 horizontal lines,
(2) 5 vertical lines x 3 horizontal lines
Enabled (C.Fn IV -15). Aspect-ratio boundary lines displayed on
screen. Aspect ratio information appended to images automatically
(1) 6:6 (2) 3:4 (3) 4:5 (4) 6:7 (5) 10:12 (6) 5:7
13-14 On-screen
information display:
13-15 Silent shooting:
13-16 Shutter-release time lag:
13-17 Possible shots:
13-18 Possible shooting time:
Switchable with INFO button
• Stills: Three steps, Exposure simulation: 4 steps
Not possible (No Live View silent shooting mode)
(1) With SW-1 ON, time lag from SW-2 ON to the start of the exposure:
Approx. 0.11 sec.
(2) With SW-1 and SW-2 pressed simultaneously, time lag until the start of the exposure:
Approx. 0.12 sec.
• Time lag figures above apply with the aperture stopped down by up to 3 stops
(excluding AF operation time).
• With flash: (1) Approx. 0.28 ms, (2) Approx. 0.31 ms
At 23°C/73°F: Approx. 270 shots, At 0°C/32°F: Approx. 230 shots
• Based on a fully-charged LP-E4 and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products
Association) testing standards.
Approx. 3 continuous hours (at 23°C/73°F, with fully-charged LP-E4)
13-19 Remote Live View
shooting:
Enabled with EOS Utility
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14. Movie Shooting
14-1 Movie compression
method:
14-2 Audio recording method:
14-3 Recording format:
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Variable (average) bit rate
Linear PCM
MOV
• Encryption of movies not possible with OSK-E3.
14-4 Movie recording size
and file size (Bit rate):
1920 x 1080 30p/25p/24p : Approx. 330 MB/min. (Approx. 44 Mbps)
1280 x 720 60p/50p: Approx. 330 MB/min. (Approx. 44 Mbps)
640 x 480 60p/50p: Approx. 165 MB/min. (Approx. 22 Mbps)
14-5 Required card
performance:
14-6 Maximum file size:
Writing/reading speed: 8MB/sec. or faster
• SDHC memory cards must be Class 6 or higher.
4GB
• Limited by file system restriction.
• If continuous movie shooting reaches a 4GB file size, the movie shooting stops
automatically. Another movie can be shot immediately afterward.
• Even with highly-compressed subjects, the shooting will stop when 29 min.
59 sec. is reached.
[Continuous movie shooting time enabled in each recording size until 4
GB is reached]
Movie-recording
Size
1920 x 1080
1280 x 720
640 x 480
14-7 Frame rate:
Frame Rate
30fps
25fps
24fps
60fps
50fps
60fps
50fps
Total Recording Time
Approx. 12 min.
Approx. 12 min.
Approx. 24 min.
[1920 x 1080]
(1) 30p : 29.97fps (2) 25p : 25.0fps (3) 24p : 23.976fps
[1280 x 720]
(4) 60p : 59.94 fps (5) 50p : 50.0fps
[640 x 480]
(6) 60p : 59.94 fps (7) 50p : 50.0fps
• Actual frame rate.
• The selectable movie recording size and frame rate changes automatically
depending on the NTSC/PAL setting. NTSC: 1, 3, 4, 6. PAL: 2, 3, 5, 7
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14-8 Creative image
processing:
14-9 Video range:
14-10 Audio recording:
14-11 Focusing:
14-12 Metering method:
14-13 Exposure control:
Based on current Picture Style
Full range (0 – 255)
(1) Built-in microphone: Monaural recording
(2) External microphone IN terminal: Stereo (with a stereo microphone)
• Audio recording can be enabled/disabled with a menu.
• Recording level automatically adjusted.
• Sampling frequency: 48 KHz, Bits: 16 bit x 2 ch
• External microphone can be a commercially-available, electret condenser
microphone with a 3.5mm dia. stereo mini plug (plug-in power compatible).
Dynamic condenser microphones or those which require phantom power
cannot be used. Compatible with an impedance of 200ø - 2Kø.
• When the built-in microphone is used, the wind-blocking feature and
automatic reduction of aperture noise take effect.
(1) Autofocus (Based on 13-4)
AF with 1, 2, and 3 below is possible before movie shooting and with 1 and 2
during movie shooting
1. Live mode
2.
(Face detection) Live mode
3. Quick mode (One-Shot AF)
(2) Manual focus
• The movie image can be magnified by 5x or 10x and focused manually.
• The movie image cannot be magnified during movie display and shooting.
Center-weighted average metering using the image sensor
• Center-weighted average metering using the image sensor. (If the AF mode is
(Face detection) Live mode, AF point-linked evaluative metering will be set.)
• Metering range: EV 0–20 (At 23°C/73°F with 50mm f/1.4 lens, ISO 100)
(1) Shooting mode: P, Tv, Av, Bulb -> Movie Program AE
• Aperture, ISO speed, and signal accumulation time (shutter speed) automatically set.
• The signal accumulation time is automatically controlled within 1/30 sec. to 1/4000 sec.
(2) Shooting mode: M -> Movie manual exposure
• Shutter speed (signal accumulation time), aperture, and ISO speed set manually.
• For 30/25/24 fps: Settable within 1/30 sec. to 1/4000 sec.
• For 60/50 fps: Settable within 1/60 sec. to 1/4000 sec.
• C.Fn I-12/13 (shutter speed/aperture settable range) takes effect only for
movie manual exposure.
14-14 ISO speed
(Recommended exposure index):
(1) In Movie Program AE: ISO speed automatically set
• By default, ISO speed is automatically set within ISO 100–12,800.
• When the upper ISO speed limit is set to H1,H2, H3 with C.Fn I-3, the ISO speed will be
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automatically set within the defined ISO speed range. However, even if the lower ISO speed
limit is set to L, the ISO speed range will not be expanded. In addition, even if the upper and
lower ISO speed limits are set narrower than the default settings, the ISO speed range will not
be restrained and the ISO speed will be automatically set within the default ISO speed range.
(2) With Movie Manual Exposure: Auto, ISO 100–12,800 (1/3 or whole stop increments:
C.Fn I-2), H1, H2, H3
• With ISO Auto, ISO speed is automatically set within ISO 100–12,800. C.Fn I-3
settings do not take effect.
• With ISO speed manual setting, when the upper ISO speed limit is set to H1,H2,H3
with C.Fn I-3, H1,H2,H3 settings become available in addition to ISO 100-12,800.
However, even if the lower ISO speed limit is set to L, the ISO speed range will not
be expanded. If the upper and lower ISO speed limits are set narrower than the default
settings, only the ISO speed settings within that range will be selectable.
14-15 Exposure
compensation:
14-16 AE lock:
14-17 Grid display:
14-18 Aspect ratio display:
14-19 Image Stabilizer:
14-20 Information display:
14-21 Still photo shooting:
14-22 Flash photography:
Possible (in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments up to ±3 stops)
• Except during movie manual exposure.
Provided
• During movie shooting, press AEL button for AE lock or the AF point selection
button to cancel AE lock (no automatic cancellation).
• With AE lock set before movie shooting, movie shooting can start.
• Not applicable during movie manual.
See 13-12. Not displayable during movie shooting
See 13-13. Not displayable during movie shooting
With an IS lens whose IS switch is ON, the Image Stabilizer operates at
all times during metering and movie shooting
• IS modes 1 and 2 compatible.
Displayed in four screens switchable with the INFO button
Still photo shooting is possible before or during movie shooting when
you press the shutter button completely
• In the P, Tv, Av and Bulb modes, the exposure is controlled automatically based
on the still photo program line (different from the movie program line) for use
during movie shooting.
• In the M mode, still photos are captured with the ISO speed, shutter speed and
aperture set for movie shooting.
• Still photos are captured in the recording quality set for stills and saved to the
recording media as files different from movies.
• When a still photo is captured, the movie will freeze for about 1 sec. The movie
will then continue to be recorded as a single movie file to the recording media.
• For shooting stills during movie shooting, using a UDMA CF card is recommended.
Not possible for Movies
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14-23 Remote control
shooting:
Not possible for Movies
14-24 Quick movie
shooting:
14-25 Shooting time:
14-26 Playback method:
Possible (C.Fn IV -11-1)
• On the [Live View/Movie func. set.] screen, if [LV
set.] is set to
[Movie] and C.Fn IV -11-1 is set, pressing the FEL button when the camera is
ready to shoot will start the movie shooting immediately.
At 23°C/73°F: Total approx. 2 hr. 40 min.
At 0°C/32°F: Total approx. 2 hr. 20 min.
• With fully-charged LP-E4 and movie shooting at 1920x1080, 30 fps.
(1) Playback with EOS-1D Mark IV LCD monitor
(2) Playback on TV set with EOS-1D Mark IV connected via HDMI/AV cable
(3) Playback on PC via ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser
* Recommended are (1) and (2). Option (3) requires a high-performance PC.
14-27 Extracting still
photos:
Possible with ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser provided with EOS-1D Mark IV
• 1920x1080: Approx. 2.073 megapixels, 1280x720: Approx. 921,000 pixels,
640x480: Approx. 307,000 pixels.
15. LCD Monitor
15-1 Type:
15-2 Screen size:
15-3 Dots:
15-4 Coverage:
15-5 Viewing angle:
15-6 Brightness adjustment:
15-7 Anti-glare measures:
15-8 Angle adjustment:
15-9 Protective cover:
TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
3.0 in.
Approx. 920,000 dots (VGA)
Approx. 100%
Approx. 160° vertically and horizontally
Adjustable to one of seven brightness levels
• During playback, illumination adjustable by pressing the illumination button.
Reflections reduced with resin filling between the LCD and glass
Glass surface has an anti-reflective coating
None
None (Reinforced glass incorporated)
16. Playback
16-1 Image review:
16-2 Image display format:
Set to Off, 2/4/8 sec., or hold
[Single image display]
Single-image display, Single image + Image size, shooting information display,
histogram display
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[Index display]
4-image index , 9-index image
[ Jump display]
1 image, 10 images, 100 images, Date, Folder, Stills, Movies
16-3 Display conditions:
16-4 Highlight alert:
16-5 Histogram display:
16-6 Magnify zoom display:
16-7 Rotated display:
16-8 Slide show:
16-9 Movie playback:
16-10 Movie editing:
16-11 Audio/video output:
Images saved in Design rule for Camera File system format
With single-image display, overexposed highlight areas will blink
(1) Brightness (2) RGB
Magnification approx. 1.5x to 10x enabled in 15 steps
• The magnified view starting position can be set to [Enlarge from image center] or
[Enlarge from selected AF point].
(1) Manual (90° -> 270° -> 0°)
(2) Auto rotate
You can select All images or select by folder, by date, movies or stills.
Playback time (1/2/3/5 sec.) and Repeat (On/Off ) can be set
• Continuous playback time: Still: Approx. 10 hr. 30 min., Movie: Approx. 9 hr. 20 min.
(With fully-charged LP-E4 at 23°C/73°F for still photo playback.)
(1) Play (2) Slow motion (variable speed possible)
(3) First frame (4) Previous frame (5) Next frame
(6) Last frame (7) Edit (8) Volume (6 levels)
• Sound volume while connected to a TV is adjustable with the TV set.
The movie’s first and last scenes can be edited out, and the edited movie
can be played and saved.
(1) Cut beginning (2) Cut end (3) Play (4) Save
• With (4), the edited movie can be saved as a new movie or it can overwrite the
original movie.
• Multi-controller can play frame-by-frame or fast forward by holding it down.
• Turning the Quick Control Dial can play it frame-by-frame.
• As movies are cut by 1-second increments (position where the scissors’ mark is
displayed on the left of the edit bar), the position indicated and the position where
the movie is actually cut may be slightly different.
(1) HDMI mini OUT terminal (Type C)
Video output: (1) 1080/60i (2) 1080/50i (3) 480/60p (4) 576/50p
• Switches automatically to 1, 2, 3 or 4 to suit the movie size and TV set.
• If OSK-E3 is used to try and playback an encrypted still image via an HDMI
connection, “Cannot playback” will appear and the image will not be displayed.
(2) Audio/video OUT terminal (NTSC/PAL selectable)
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17. Protection/Deletion of Recorded Images
17-1 Erase protection:
17-2 Erase:
Erase protection (or protection cancellation) of images can be done for
a single image, all images in a folder, or all images in a card (or external
recording media).
Non-protected images can be erased for a single image, checkmarked
images, all images in a folder, or all images in a card (or external
recording media).
18. Voice memo (Audio clips)
18-1 Recording method:
18-2 Recording time:
18-3 Sound playback:
While a still image is played, sound can be recorded with the built-in
microphone on the camera back.
The voice memo is recorded as a WAV file having the same file number as the image
• Voice memos cannot be recorded for movies.
• Hold down the
button for 2 sec. to start recording a voice memo.
• With C.Fn IV -9-1, press the
button to start recording a voice memo immediately.
• 48KHz sampling frequency (previously 8KHz with EOS-1D cameras before
EOS-1D Mark IV)
• Voice memo recording not possible with an external microphone or the built-in
microphone on the camera front for movies. (Recordable only with the
microphone on the camera back.)
Maximum 30 sec. per voice memo
• If multiple voice memos are recorded for an image, they will be saved as a
continuous recording in a single file.
• During the image review immediately after image capture, only one voice memo
can be recorded.
The voice memo appended to an image can be played while the image is played
• With C.Fn IV -9-2 set, pressing the
button can play the voice memo.
• The voice memo can be played on a TV set via HDMI/AV-out.
• Voice memos recorded with an EOS-1D-series camera prior to EOS-1D Mark IV can be
played. (Cannot be played via HDMI/video OUT.)
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19. Menus
19-1 Description:
19-2 LCD monitor language:
19-3 Firmware updating:
Shooting1, 2 / Playback1, 2 / Set-up1, 2, 3 / Custom Function / My Menu
(1) For Japan: Japanese and English only
(2) For other markets: The following 25 languages are selectable:
English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian,
Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech,
Hungarian, Romanian, Ukraine, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified
Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese
Enabled by the user
20. PictBridge
20-1 Paper sizes:
20-2 Paper types:
20-3 Printing effects:
20-4 Layout:
20-5 Trimming:
20-6 Tilt correction:
Credit card size (5.4 cm x 8.6 cm) to A3+/13" x 19", 14" x 17", roll paper
(width 9 cm/4"/13 cm/21 cm)
Plain, Photo, Fast Photo, Fine Art, Semi-gloss
Default, On, Off, Vivid, NR, Vivid+NR, Natural, Natural M, B/W, Cool tone, Warm tone
• Brightness, adjust levels, face brightener, red-eye correction, contrast, color
saturation, color tone, and color balance are adjustable.
• Printing effects preview enabled (except for face brightener and red-eye correction)
• The selectable printing effects may differ depending on the printer.
Borders, borderless, 2/4/8/9/16/20/35-image layout (duplicate images on
one sheet), print + shooting information, 20-image index + shooting
information, 35-image contact sheet index, standard setting
Trim horizontally up to 16 steps, vertically up to 10 steps
With the trimming screen, the image can be tilted up to ±10° in 0.5° increments
20-7 Date and file No.
imprinting:
20-8 DPOF-compatible:
20-9 Printable images:
Date, file No., Both, Off, Default setting
DPOF print ordering provided
• If both Standard and Index are set, only Standard will take effect for printing.
RAW/M-RAW/S-RAW and JPEG images complying to Design rule for
Camera File System
• Regarding RAW/M-RAW/S-RAW images, only those captured by the EOS-1D
Mark IV can be printed.
• Movies cannot be printed.
20-10 BubbleJet Direct and
CP Direct:
Not supported
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21. Print specification (DPOF)
21-1 System:
Complies to DPOF Version 1.1
21-2 Specification with
print screen:
21-3 Print type:
21-4 Date/File No. print:
21-5 Camera direct:
(1) Individual images
(2) All images in folder
(3) All images in the card or external recording media
• RAW/M-RAW/S-RAW images and movies cannot be selected for DPOF.
(1) Standard (2) Index (3) Both
Enabled
• For the index, both the date and image number cannot be set to [On].
All the selected images can be printed in a batch
22. Direct image transfer / transfer order
None (Feature abolished)
23. Customization
23-1 Custom Functions:
A total of 62 Custom Functions from C.Fn I to IV can be set with the camera
23-2 Registering and applying
Custom Function settings:
Up to three sets of Custom Function settings can be registered in the camera.
When a set of Custom Function settings is applied, the Custom
Function settings will take effect
• Does not include C.Fn I-16, C.Fn I-17, C.Fn III -7 and C.Fn IV -12.
23-3 Saving and reading
camera settings:
23-4 My Menu:
The camera settings can be saved as a file to recording media
When the file is read, the saved camera settings take effect
• Save or load the file in the selected card or external media.
• Does not include the date/time, language, video output format, C.Fn I-16, C.Fn I-17,
C.Fn III -7, and C.Fn IV -12.
Up to six top-tier menu options and Custom Function settings can be registered
23-5 Registering and applying
camera’s basic settings:
The following basic settings can be registered: Shooting mode, white
balance, drive mode, metering mode, AF mode, AF point, color space,
image size and Picture Style (9 settings)
When the basic settings are applied, the nine settings will be set as they were registered
• [Record func.] will be set to [Standard], and the exposure compensation, AEB,
flash exposure compensation, WB correction and WB-BKT settings will be canceled.
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24. External Interface
24-1 Digital terminal:
24-2 HDMI mini OUT terminal:
24-3 Remote control terminal:
24-4 PC terminal:
For personal computer communications, direct printing (Hi-Speed USB), audio/video
(NTSC/PAL) output
• Stereo audio output possible.
Type C (Resolution switches automatically)
N3-type terminal
See 12-1 (2)
24-5 External microphone
IN terminal:
3.5mm dia. stereo mini jack
24-6 Extension system
terminal:
For WFT-E2 II A and WFT-E2/E2A (Firmware Ver. 2.0.0 or higher)
25. Power Source
25-1 Battery:
25-2 Battery life:
Battery Pack LP-E4 x 1
• With the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E4, AC power is possible.
Shooting Mode
Viewfinder shooting
Live View shooting
Temperature
At 23°C/73°F
At 0°C/32°F
Approx. 1500
Approx. 1200
Approx. 270
Approx. 230
• Based on a fully-charged LP-E4 and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products
Association) testing standards.
25-3 Bulb exposure time:
25-4 Main switch:
25-5 Start-up time:
25-6 Battery check:
25-7 Battery information:
Approx. 5 hours 40 min.
• With a fully-charged LP-E4
OFF/ON/ON (Quick Control Dial ON), 3 settings
Approx. 0.1 sec. (Based on CIPA testing standards)
• Approx. 0.2 sec. based on previous specification standard.
Automatic battery check when the power switch is turned ON
Displayed in one of six levels
• Displayed on LCD panel, in the viewfinder, and battery information screen.
The power source type, remaining capacity (in 1% increments + 6-level battery
check), shutter count, and recharge performance (3 levels) can be checked
• Battery registration and history not displayed.
25-8 Power-saving feature
(Auto power off):
Power turns off after the set time (1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30 min.) of nonoperation elapses
Lithium CR2025 button battery x 1
25-9 Date/time back-up
battery:
• Battery life approx. 5 years
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26. Body (Chassis) Material
Magnesium alloy
• Chassis and mirror box.
27. Exterior
27-1 Exterior material:
27-2 Exterior color:
27-3 Tripod socket:
27-4 LCD panel illumination:
Magnesium alloy
• Top, front, rear covers, and card slot cover.
Black
• Paint finish and grippy surface.
CU 1/4
Approx. 6-sec. illumination with LCD panel illumination button
28. Dimensions
6.1 (W) x 6.2 (H) x 3.1 (D) in.
156 (W) x 156.6 (H) x 79.9 (D) mm
29. Weight
Approx. 41.6 oz. / 1180 g
• Body only (Excluding Eye-cup, battery and card. With backup battery.)
30. Operating Environment
30-1 Operating temperature:
30-2 Operating humidity:
32°F to 113°F / 0°C to 45°C
85% or less
31. Accessories
31-1 Battery pack:
31-2 Battery charger:
31-3 AC power source:
31-4 Focusing screen:
Battery Pack LP-E4
Battery Charger LC-E4
AC Adapter Kit ACK-E4
• Car Battery Cable CB-570 connectable.
Focusing screen Ec-C IV / Ec-A, B, C, C II, C III, D, H, I, L / Ec-S / Ec-N, R
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31-5 Finder Accessories:
31-6 Interface cable:
31-7 Audio/video cable:
31-8 Transmitter:
Eyecup Eg
Dioptric Adjustment Lens Eg
Anti-Fog Eyepiece Eg
Angle Finder C
Interface Cable IFC-200U, IFC-500U
Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST
HDMI Cable HTC-100
Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E2 II A
Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E2/E2A
• For use with EOS-1D Mark IV, the WFT-E2/E2A’s firmware version must be updated to
2.0.0 or higher.
31-9 Original image verification/
Data encryption / decryption:
31-10 Strap:
Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3
Wide Strap L6
Hand Strap E1
31-11 EOS System
Accessories:
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See the System Accessory Compatibility Table
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VI. CONCLUSION
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The new EOS-1D Mark IV makes a great case for itself. Its new, 45-point AF system
with 39 cross-type sensors for superb tracking of fast moving subjects is certainly a
highlight. The intelligent new AF algorithm and the ability to customize many of the
AF settings to suit very precise shooting techniques will be appreciated by all serious
photographers. Then, there are the many individual improvements (such as gapless
microlenses) that combine to make image noise so low that ISO 12,800 is in the normal
range and ISO 102,400 is available.
The EOS-1D Mark IV’s 1080p HD video function includes 29.97 fps, 25 fps and
23.976 fps in its impressive list of selectable frame rates, a sign to video professionals
that this camera is nothing less than a completely serious tool. The exposure control
options, including manual, the wealth of playback choices and the fantastic look of large
sensor/fast lens images, combined with stunning low-light sensitivity, must suggest
intriguing and unprecedented, possibilities.
The improved JPEG workflow is another feature that measures up to the true needs of
working professionals. Because Canon has refined a group of functions that, individually,
make improvements and corrections in-camera, the output of the EOS-1D Mark IV can
be fine-tuned to any taste without time-consuming post-production work. The team
includes Peripheral Illumination Correction, the Auto Lighting Optimizer, Picture Style,
new and sharper default image settings, High ISO speed noise reduction and a new white
balance algorithm. Each function is handy on its own; as a group, they are exceptional.
The new LCD monitor is a revelation. The optical resin-filled, borderless display is clear
and crisp for watching video playback with saturated colors and without reflections, focusing
precisely with Live View or reading menus with all their choices, even in bright light.
The EOS-1D Mark IV shares with its EOS-1 Series forebears the ultra-rugged, all-weather construction that so many professional photographers have relied on in so many difficult
situations. As part of the Canon EOS system, the EOS-1D Mark IV is compatible with an
encyclopedic list of accessories, including the new WFT-E2 II A wireless file transmitter, a
compact unit that provides an impressive array of connectivity options.
Finally, the EOS-1D Mark IV is a terrific value. Even when judged on its still camera
features alone, this DSLR is a best-in-class professional tool. Combine that with an
essentially free 1080p HD video camera and you have what is, beyond debate, a unique
selling proposition. Canon expects that many people will find that proposition irresistible.