Canon EOS-1D Mark IV

Last week, Nikon released its latest DSLR the Nikon D3S which boasts a monstrous ISO range. Yesterday, Canon fired back with the official release and introduction of the next evolution in the EOS 1D series, the Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Digital SLR camera. Wanna know what’s under the hood? First stop is a 16.1 megapixel APS-H CMOS sensor, then a native ISO range of 100 to 12,800 that can reach an extreme range of 102,400, dual Digic 4 processors, a customizable 45-point area autofocus with 39 high-precision cross-type focusing points, 1080p HD video and an optional WFT-E2 IIA wireless file transmitter that can be used for a 802.11a/b/g and ethernet connection.

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Click here to view the official press release of the Canon EOS-1D Mark IV.

Whenever Nikon or other competitors release a new camera model especially in the DSLR market, Canon always manages to come up with something bigger and better. This time, the Canon EOS-1D Mark IV is not only better in terms of specs but its even cheaper than the Nikon D3S.

The Canon EOS-1D Mark IV is expected to be released at the end of the year and estimated body-only price is around $4,999.

So what do you think of the Canon EOS-1D Mark IV? If you were to choose between the Nikon D3S and the Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, which one would you go for? If you can afford it, would you go and buy one?

[image source: Canon USA]

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13 Comments

  • Noelle Dotillos, October 30, 2009 @ 2:26 AM Reply

    If I have extra, extra money, I still wouldn’t buy this. Haha! :D Photography is my passion, but I wouldn’t go this far. I’ve had my Canon 400D for two years, and although it has a scratch here and there, I still love it to bits. I am craving for an upgrade, but that has to wait. I’d rather spend my money on good lenses. ;) Haha!

    And oh, I’d choose Canon just coz their service center is easy to find. ;) Hahaha!

  • JP Habaradas, October 28, 2009 @ 5:45 AM Reply

    @bw – Ei, good to see you here on my blog. That’s true, its not worth spending that much money on a camera if you’re not a professional photographer. Unless of course you have lots of money to spare, then its ok. Hehe

    Haven’t heard of that 60 megapixel Hasselblad. Anyways, I won’t trade a BMW for a camera. :D

  • bw, October 28, 2009 @ 5:42 AM Reply

    Photography isn’t my source of income so I’m not too keen to spend 5 grand for a hobby :) Come to think of it, this baby is chump change compared to the 60 megapixel Hasselblad which costs around 40 grand. Yeah, you can trade your BMW for a camera ;)

  • JP Habaradas, October 28, 2009 @ 4:30 AM Reply

    @Michael – There are some DSLR models that aren’t too expensive. You can also look for some of the older models that some stores might still have. Regarding the price there in the Phils, just use the current exchange rate of Peso to US $ and multiply it to $4,999. The price should be somewhere close to that. :D

  • Michael, October 28, 2009 @ 4:26 AM Reply

    I really like DSLR cameras but they are very expensive. Canon and nikon amazed me because of their lenses and so…THis one is very superb, I wonder how much would it cost here in the Phil.

  • JP Habaradas, October 27, 2009 @ 1:20 PM Reply

    @Luc J – I know. But then there are some people like professional photographers who need and get to use all the features of powerful cameras like these. I’m sure you’re gonna need a very big memory card for this camera. :D

  • Luc J, October 27, 2009 @ 1:16 PM Reply

    Those specs are over the top (so is the price, at least for an amateur).
    I mean, 45-point autofocus? What will the next model do, focus on each individual pixel?
    I also wonder what the file size will end up to be, my 12 megapixel already has 5 mbyte files, which is slowly getting out of control.

  • JP Habaradas, October 23, 2009 @ 3:00 AM Reply

    @madz – Yeah, that’s true. All types of gadgets and devices get an upgrade almost every other month and they come up with newer models with new features too fast. A Nikon D60? Nice! :D

  • madz, October 23, 2009 @ 2:55 AM Reply

    DSLR seemed to evolve like computers. You were still hungry at owning the latest version, there is already a new release. My angel owned a Nikon D60, btw. I am not really into photography, I more like to be a subject, LOL!

  • JP Habaradas, October 21, 2009 @ 10:55 PM Reply

    @Zorlone – Me too. I’ve had a DSLR on my wishlist for a long time now and I’m hoping that I could cross it out from the list this Christmas. :D

  • Zorlone, October 21, 2009 @ 10:50 PM Reply

    Craving for my own DSLR, but not right now. he he he. I can still hold on to my excitement and wait til the economy improves, i.e., my economy. LOL

    Z

  • JP Habaradas, October 21, 2009 @ 6:05 PM Reply

    @Jhay – Haha..is that so? In some cases maybe. But what I do know, the beauty of the photograph depends on the skill/talent of the photographer, not the camera. :D

  • Jhay, October 21, 2009 @ 6:01 PM Reply

    Well, better specs doesn’t necessarily mean better outputs. :P

    I still like photo quality produced by Nikon’s than that of Canon’s.

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