Canon EOS-1D Mark IV

The EOS-1D Mark IV is a professional 16.1 effective megapixels digital single lens reflex camera (DSLR) camera body produced by Canon. The EOS-1D Mark IV is the successor of the Canon EOS-1D Mark III and was announced on 20 October 2009,[4] just four days after Nikon announced the D3s. It used to be the only Canon APS-H format DSLR to feature HD video recording at 1080p resolution.[5]

Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
TypeDigital single-lens reflex
ReleasedDecember 2009[1]
Intro priceUS$4999.00
LensInterchangeable (EF)
Sensor27.9mm × 18.6mm (1.3x conversion factor); CMOS, APS-H Format (16.1 effective megapixels)
Maximum resolution4896 × 3264 (16.0 recorded megapixels)
Storage mediaCompactFlash (Type I or Type II), Secure Digital
Focus modesAutofocus (One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF), Manual Focus (MF)
Focus areas45 AF points with 39 cross-type AF points
Exposure metering63-zone TTL full aperture metering
Metering modesEvaluative metering, Partial metering, Spot metering, Centerweighted average metering
ShutterVertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically controlled
Shutter speed range1/8000 to 30 sec. (1/3-stop increments) and bulb
Continuous shooting10fps up to 28/121 frames (raw/JPEG Large Fine)
Viewfinder100% coverage optical pentaprism
LCD screen3.0 in, 920,000 dots TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
Weight1180 g
Made inJapan
ReplacedCanon EOS-1D Mark III[2]
SuccessorCanon EOS-1D X[3]

It was discontinued in mid-2012 with the introduction of the Canon EOS-1D X, which replaced both the EOS-1D Mk IV and the EOS-1Ds Mk III.[6]

It received a Gold Award from Digital Photography Review.


  • 27.9mm × 18.6mm; 16.1 effective megapixels APS-H CMOS sensor[5]
  • Dual DIGIC 4 image processors
  • Canon EF lens mount (excludes EF-S)
  • New autofocus module (45 AF points with 39 cross-type AF points)
  • Integrated sensor cleaning system
  • 1.3× crop factor
  • 100–12800 ISO speed equivalent (expandable to L: 50, H1: 25600, H2: 51200 or H3: 102400)
  • 30–1/8000 sec. shutter speed and bulb
  • Shutter unit tested to 300,000 cycles
  • Auto Lighting Optimizer
  • Magnesium Alloy weather sealed body
  • Eye-level pentaprism viewfinder with approx. 100% coverage at 0.76× magnification[5]
  • Live preview mode
  • 3.0 in, 920,000 dots Clear View II TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor with 160° viewing angle
  • 10 frames per second continuous shooting (Large JPEG: max. 121 frames, raw: max. 28 frames)
  • Dimensions (W×H×D): 156 × 156.6 × 89.9 mm

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "EOS-1D Mark IV". Canon Camera Museum.
  2. ^ "What's New in the EOS-1D Mark IV: Improved CMOS Sensor".
  3. ^ "Canon EOS-1D X". Canon Camera Museum.
  4. ^ "Canon Europe – Introducing the Canon EOS-1D Mark IV". 20 October 2009. Retrieved 20 October 2009.
  5. ^ a b c "Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Digital SLR". 20 October 2009. Retrieved 20 October 2009.
  6. ^ Alexandra Chang (19 October 2011). "Canon announces EOS-1D X DSLR camera for pros". Macworld. Retrieved 9 January 2012.

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