Canon 5D Mark 4

On August 2016, Cannon announced the  release of Canon 5D Mark IV.

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera (Body Only)Canon 5D Mark IV – Video Specs review and [[my opinions]]
    • S$5199 (body only – as at October 2016)
    • 30.4-megapixel full frame sensor
    • 60g lighter than Canon 5D Mark III [[60g isn’t much of a weight change!!??]]
    • Shoots 4K video… internally [[this should have been there a long long long time ago]]
      • 4096×2160
      • 4:2:2:2 8 bit quality
    • In-camera realtime downconvert from 4K to full HD
    • HDR effect at 1080p30
    • Touchscreen functionality [[a must-have feature in this touch-screen mobile device era]]
    • SD memory card slots AND CompactFlash [[this is great! SD cards can be found everywhere and cheaper]]
    • Includes headphone and mic jacks with full audio control
    • The cons
      • 4K cropped at 1.74x, while HD is full frame
      • MJPEG compression type, [[this old video compression is going to eat up a lot of memory]]
      • Recording of long video is split into 4GB files
      • Rolling shutter [[oh come on, what the…]]
      • Slow motion at 120fps only available in 720p [[this is shameful, iPhone 6S and iPone 7 and do better]]
      • 30-minute cut off! Maximum recording time is 29:58 minutes
      • No tilting or articulating screen [[hence it’s definitely NOT designed for the Videographer]]
      • No C-LOG
    • Accessories and Kit
      • Tokina 11-16mm crop lens to counter the 4K crop factor without vignetting
    •  Competition
      • Sony A7s II [[still my preferred choice for DSLR video]]
      • Canon’s own EOS C series [[that’s why they intentionally made shooting video on 5D difficult]]
      • Panasonic GH4
    • Other notes:
      • Sensor size is 6720×4480 pixels, but 4K video uses only 4096×2160 pixels, hence the crop factor.
      • The Canon 5D Mark IV is made for Professional Photographers who want to shoot video and not for professional Videographers.
      • As I read comments in articles, people are still comparing with 35mm film and the sorts [[WAKE UP! This is the touch-screen era!]]
      • The first 5D was launched in 2005, followed by 5D Mark II – the first DSLR to feature Full HD video recording… that changed the game of videography.
      • Then came Mark III in 2013 and Mark 4 in 2016.
    • Sources:
    • DCI 4K = true 4 = 4069×2160
    • [[This video sums up exactly what I think of the 2016 Canon 5D Mark IV… ]] https://youtu.be/2KLXxq19Zz8
    • Some even call it the C-roll camera
    • People are hoping the next Magic Lantern can help
    • [[That being said, you can still shoot great looking videos with this camera]]
    • How to shoot great looking videos with the Canon 5D Mark IV
  • Sidetrack
  • See how the mirror works in the DSLR camera [[this is so OBSOLETE, PLEEEASE, go mirrorless]] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptfSW4eW25g
  • As at 2016, TV stations don’t need 4K, they are still at HD or less.
  • Specs are not everything. What matters most is the image quality
  • Best Selling Cameras – 2015… http://www.adorama.com/alc/8358/article/10-best-selling-digital-cameras-2015-plus-4-pro-best-sellers
  • Shooting video with a Canon DSLR
    • Set to Manual Mode
    • Set up Live View screen-shot-2016-09-20-at-11-23-44-pm
      • Select Stills+moviescreen-shot-2016-09-20-at-11-25-00-pm
      • Activate Movie Display screen-shot-2016-09-20-at-11-27-07-pm
      • After setting live view your will see this screen-shot-2016-09-20-at-11-28-18-pm
    • Set Movie recording size to 1920×1080 25fps screen-shot-2016-09-20-at-10-31-15-pm
    • Set White balance to Manual screen-shot-2016-09-20-at-11-31-59-pm
      • Press the Live View button > WB button > Adjust the dial.
    • Set Movie exposure to Manual Set Movie exposure to Manual
    • Set shutter speed to 1/50  screen-shot-2016-09-20-at-10-40-34-pm
    • Set Picture Style to Neutral screen-shot-2016-09-20-at-10-34-41-pm
    • Set Sound recording mode to Manual screen-shot-2016-09-20-at-10-50-39-pm
    • Adjust ISO: Press and hold the ISO button and adjust the main dial. screen-shot-2016-09-20-at-11-41-11-pm
    • Adjusting Aperture: Use the quick control dial.
    • To start recording, press the Live View button, then the set button.
    • To stop recording, press the set button again.
    • Recommended Lenses
      • Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens
      • Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens
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