Canon 1D Mark IV PDF User Manual
Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Canon EOS-1D Mark IV? It happens all too easily, but fortunately Canon makes a soft copy available that you can browse through online, print out, or download (see the pdf file below). It is certainly good practice to carefully familiarize oneself with the many different functionalities and options that the 1D Mark IV offers, and the official user manual is without doubt an authoritative and comprehensive source of respective information.
That said, the instruction booklet can be a dry read, so that a dedicated camera guide book from a professional photographer that illustrates the camera's core functions in a real life photography context can be a very helpful complement. Yes, getting one of these camera guides (see here at amazon) would involve an additional expense, but if that book helps to exploit the camera's potential to the full, the (small) additional investment may well be worth it.
Also, you might want to check out the video tutorial on the Canon EOS-1D Mark IV below.
In any case, the 1D Mark IV is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera was officially introduced on October 20th, 2009, which means that, as of today, the camera is 5165 days old (young?). The camera has meanwhile been discontinued, but there has not been a direct replacement model for the 1D Mark IV from Canon.
Canon's instruction manual for the 1D Mark IV
The camera's instruction manual is 276 pages long. The pdf version is embedded below. As you browse through, you will hopefully find the information you are looking for. You can also print out a hard copy by right clicking on the manual and then choosing the respective menu option. For convenience, a summary of the key specs of the 1D Mark IV is included towards the bottom of this webpage.
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Click on the button below to download the pdf version of the Canon EOS-1D Mark IV manual to your computer. The file will open in a new browser window.
If you prefer to read the user guide in another language, please check the respective availability on Canon's support site. That site also provides complementary online resources, such as information on the compatibility of various camera accessories or the availability of firmware updates that are not necessarily comprehensively covered in the instruction manual.
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Video tutorial for the Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Perhaps instead of reading through a manual or operations guide, you might prefer to better familiarize yourself with your 1D Mark IV by watching a video tutorial. It can notably help to quickly get to know the key functions and to set up your camera according to your particular preferences and needs.
Once again, the Canon 1D Mark IV is a sophisticated imaging tool and not exploiting its capabilities to the full would be a pity. Hence, taking the time to study online information material or to read through a well-written camera guide book is highly recommended to make the most of your purchase.
Canon 1D Mark IV FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the 1D Mark IV.
What is the technology behind the imaging sensor in the Canon 1D Mark IV?
The camera has a CMOS (Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor at its core.
Which image processing chip is used in the Canon 1D Mark IV to convert the raw signal into an image file and perform noise reduction and image sharpening?
Canon equipped the 1D Mark IV with the DIGIC IV image processor.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the Canon 1D Mark IV?
The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 12800, which can be extended to ISO 50-102400.
What is the life expectancy of the shutter in the Canon EOS-1D Mark IV?
Canon mentions a shutter rating of 300 000 actuations for the 1D Mark IV. This number represents a Mean Time before Failure, that is an average value. The shutter might fail earlier, or it might last longer. Anyway, in order to exhaust the expected shutter life of the 1D Mark IV over, say, three years, one would have to take about 300 pictures each and every day.
How do I find the shutter count on my Canon 1D Mark IV?
Canon embeds the number of shutter actuations in the camera firmware. You can check the number of shots that your 1D Mark IV has taken up to now by using a third-party app, as described on the Canon 1D Mark IV shutter count page.
What is the fastest shutter speed that can be used with the Canon 1D Mark IV for flash photography?
The 1D Mark IV's flash sync speed is 1/300 sec.
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Core camera specifications
Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Canon EOS-1D Mark IV.
|Camera Model||Canon 1D Mark IV|
|Camera Type||Digital single lens reflex|
|Camera Lens||Canon EF mount lenses|
|Launch Date||October 2009|
|Launch Price||USD 4 999|
|Sensor Format||APS-H Sensor|
|Sensor Size||27.9 x 18.6 mm|
|Sensor Area||519 mm2|
|Sensor Diagonal||33.5 mm|
|Sensor Resolution||16 Megapixels|
|Image Resolution||4 896 x 3 264 pixels|
|Pixel Pitch||5.70 μm|
|Pixel Density||3.08 MP/cm2|
|Moiré control||Anti-Alias filter|
|Movie Capability||1080/30p Video|
|ISO Setting||100 - 12 800 ISO|
|ISO Boost||50 - 102 400 ISO|
|Image Processor||DIGIC IV|
|DXO Sensor Quality (score)||74|
|DXO Color Depth (bits)||22.8|
|DXO Dynamic Range (EV)||12.0|
|DXO Low Light (ISO)||1320|
|Viewfinder Type||Optical viewfinder|
|Viewfinder Field of View||100%|
|Top-Level Screen||Control Panel|
|LCD Framing||Live View|
|LCD Size||3.0 inch|
|LCD Resolution||920k dots|
|LCD Attachment||Fixed screen|
|Touch Input||No touchscreen|
|Focus System||Phase-detect AF|
|Manual Focusing Aid||no Peaking Feature|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/8000s|
|Continuous Shooting||10 shutter flaps/s|
|Shutter Life Expectancy||300 000 actuations|
|Silent Shooting||no E-Shutter|
|Time Lapse Photography||no Intervalometer|
|Fill Flash||no On-Board Flash|
|Storage Medium||CF or SDHC cards|
|Single or Dual Card Slots||Dual card slots|
|UHS card support||no|
|Studio Flash||PC Sync socket|
|USB Connector||USB 2.0|
|HDMI Port||mini HDMI|
|Microphone Port||External MIC port|
|Wifi Support||no Wifi|
|Environmental Sealing||Weathersealed body|
|Battery Type||LP-E4 power pack|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||1500 shots per charge|
156 x 157 x 80 mm
(6.1 x 6.2 x 3.1 in)
|Camera Weight||1 230 g (43.4 oz)|
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