Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Review

By on January 10, 2011
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Only for the pros.

Good: Incredibly fast, Great Auto-Focus, Superb HD video recording
Bad: Expensive, Complex to understand
Price: AED 22,000
* The price is the Suggested Retail Price at the time of review. Please call a retailer to confirm the latest price for this product.

Let’s face it, Canon has been around since 1933, and if you are doing something for 80 years you are supposed be good at it, and Canon EOS-1D Mark IV is a prime example of that. We all agree that digital photography has changed the world, there are more photos taken every second than ever before, even more shared and uploaded. But all photos taken and shared might not be of equal quality. When precision matters, that’s where professional equipment kicks in, especially in photography where there are moments which can’t be missed.

For those moments (and people) Canon has their 1D series, and the EOS-1D Mark IV is definitely not a letdown, targeting serious photographers, photojournalist, sports photographers; this camera will deliver what it is required to do. The Canon 1D series have always meant serious business, “1” refers to their top of the range cameras. What makes the Canon 1D Mark IV series unique is its autofocus system of 45 points and a speed of 10fps! Here is an example of Burj Khalifa, these shots are handheld and shot with the following settings:

Lens – Canon 24mm f1.4 1/30 ISO 400 shot RAW+JPEG

Card: SANDISK Extreme 8GB 60MB/s UDMA

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  • Mansoor

    Dear TBreak,
    generally i like your articles and your “take” on everything IT… however i am kind of disappointed on the above review…
    you have failed to mention ISO performance… sure it has 102400 but what about the noise?

    i regret to point out that the review contains specs and info that is easily available from 1001 websites online… however i would suggest that next time let the reviewer express his/her personal opinion on what they found nice or bad… if you title an article as “review” then please review it and give your own opinion on what you found as improvements or helpful or what could be better… a more opinionated article would help us readers… obviously not all of us get to play with these uber cool toys… you are kind of our source of info and opinion…

    the above article has taken ton of info from brochure or website and put it here…

    love you guys as my local IT mag, but you need to stand out by being more objective and opinionated about your product reviews…


    • Mansoor

      oh and if you wish to print above type article… then lets call it “featured product” rather than review ;)

    • Mansoor Ahmed

      Point taken will surely keep that in mind! thanks!

  • Le Vogue

    Check out the YouTube portion of this link:
    Although I disagree with some of the concluding recommendations, I found this information useful.

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