Canon 5D Mark IV PDF User Manual
Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Canon EOS 5D 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 5D 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 5D Mark IV below.
In any case, the 5D Mark IV is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera was officially introduced on August 25th, 2016, which means that, as of today, the camera is 2660 days old (young?). Given that the 5D Mark IV is a relatively recent model, it forms part of the current Canon product line-up.
Canon's instruction manual for the 5D Mark IV
The camera's instruction manual is 676 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 5D Mark IV is included towards the bottom of this webpage.
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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 5D Mark IV
Perhaps instead of reading through a manual or operations guide, you might prefer to better familiarize yourself with your 5D 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 5D 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 5D Mark IV FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the 5D Mark IV.
What is the technology behind the imaging sensor in the Canon 5D Mark IV?
The camera has a CMOS (Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor at its core.
Which image processing chip is used in the Canon 5D Mark IV to convert the raw signal into an image file and perform noise reduction and image sharpening?
Canon equipped the 5D Mark IV with the DIGIC 6+ image processor.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the Canon 5D Mark IV?
The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 32000, which can be extended to ISO 50-102400.
What is the life expectancy of the shutter in the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV?
Canon mentions a shutter rating of 150 000 actuations for the 5D 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 5D Mark IV over, say, three years, one would have to take about 150 pictures each and every day.
How do I find the shutter count on my Canon 5D Mark IV?
Canon embeds the number of shutter actuations in the camera firmware. You can check the number of shots that your 5D Mark IV has taken up to now by using a third-party app, as described on the Canon 5D Mark IV shutter count page.
Do I need to purchase an external camera trigger to shoot time-lapse sequences with the Canon 5D Mark IV?
No, the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV has an intervalometer built-in, so that low frequency shooting (for example, flower blooming, sunset, moon rise) can be undertaken without the need to purchase a separate external intervalometer and related software.
What is the fastest shutter speed that can be used with the Canon 5D Mark IV for flash photography?
The 5D Mark IV's flash sync speed is 1/200 sec.
Does the Canon 5D Mark IV support the Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus interface for SD cards?
Yes, the camera can indeed use UHS-I cards (data transfer speed of up to 104 MB/s).
Which battery does the Canon 5D Mark IV use?
Is there a vertical grip available for the Canon 5D Mark IV?
Yes, Canon offers the BG-E20 as an optional accessory to facilitate shooting in portrait orientation and to provide additional battery power.
Does the Canon 5D Mark IV support geotagging?
The 5D Mark IV has a built-in GPS (Global Positioning System) module and can embed location information in the EXIF data of the captured image.
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Core camera specifications
Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV.
|Camera Model||Canon 5D Mark IV|
|Camera Type||Digital single lens reflex|
|Camera Lens||Canon EF mount lenses|
|Launch Date||August 2016|
|Launch Price||USD 3 499|
|Sensor Format||Full Frame Sensor|
|Sensor Size||36.0 x 24.0 mm|
|Sensor Area||864 mm2|
|Sensor Diagonal||43.3 mm|
|Sensor Resolution||30.1 Megapixels|
|Image Resolution||6 720 x 4 480 pixels|
|Pixel Pitch||5.36 μm|
|Pixel Density||3.48 MP/cm2|
|Moiré control||Anti-Alias filter|
|Movie Capability||4K/30p Video|
|ISO Setting||100 - 32 000 ISO|
|ISO Boost||50 - 102 400 ISO|
|Image Processor||DIGIC 6+|
|DXO Sensor Quality (score)||91|
|DXO Color Depth (bits)||24.8|
|DXO Dynamic Range (EV)||13.6|
|DXO Low Light (ISO)||2995|
|Viewfinder Type||Optical viewfinder|
|Viewfinder Field of View||100%|
|Top-Level Screen||Control Panel|
|LCD Framing||Live View|
|LCD Size||3.2 inch|
|LCD Resolution||1620k dots|
|LCD Attachment||Fixed screen|
|Focus System||Phase-detect AF|
|Manual Focusing Aid||no Peaking Feature|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/8000s|
|Continuous Shooting||7 shutter flaps/s|
|Shutter Life Expectancy||150 000 actuations|
|Silent Shooting||no E-Shutter|
|Time Lapse Photography||Intervalometer Built-in|
|Fill Flash||no On-Board Flash|
|Storage Medium||CF or SDXC cards|
|Single or Dual Card Slots||Dual card slots|
|UHS card support||UHS-I|
|Studio Flash||PC Sync socket|
|USB Connector||USB 3.0|
|HDMI Port||mini HDMI|
|Microphone Port||External MIC port|
|Headphone Socket||Headphone port|
|Wifi Support||Wifi built-in|
|Near-Field Communication||NFC built-in|
|Environmental Sealing||Weathersealed body|
|Battery Type||LP-E6N power pack|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||900 shots per charge|
151 x 116 x 76 mm
(5.9 x 4.6 x 3.0 in)
|Camera Weight||890 g (31.4 oz)|
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