Perusing through all the camera discussion websites like EOSHD, Cinenma5D, Planet5D, DPReview, Canon Rumors, Philip Bloom, to name a few, I am not seeing (reading) any body really jumping up and down with excitement over this long awaited up graded 5D.
The new 30 MP FX-Format sensor with Dual Pixel AF is certainly nice and will meet most middle of the road shooting applications for stills photography.
The biggest disappointment with the release of the Canon 5D MKIV is with the video specs.
O.K. The 4K is not full frame, or even 1.3x crop like the 1DC or 1DXmk II. What sucks is that it’s down in the neighborhood of a 1.74x crop factor, which is huge considering APS-C 1.5 to 1.6x crop is closer to industry standard Super 35 format. If you want to shoot wide, plan on having something like a FX format lens like Canon’s 8-15 f/4.
On a more realistic note, while in camera HD (1080) recording is ALL-I (good, but could have been better) there is no C-Log mode. We do get 1080p 50p/60p, which is also fine, however anything faster lis still only 720p. The 1DX MKII does 1920 x 1080p up to 120fps.
My biggest gripe is that Canon still refuses to provide any true video functions we really can use like peaking and zebras for focusing, nor punch in focus check whilst recording.
To make matters worse, in addition to not having 4K HDMI out (so you are stuck with in camera recording of huge motion jpeg in 3GB blocks) the media cards Canon chose for this camera is yesteryears CompactFlash technology when their 1DXnk II has CFact?
Come on, really! Even Nikon had the wisdom to add XQD media to their D500 which is better than compact flash or SDXC.