Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Won’t be 4K Ready, Rumors Say
Canon’s line of DSLR products are favored over others by enthusiastic photographers. The company will most likely soon be releasing a new product to compete with Nikon’s recently launched D810. According to new reports, the 5D Mark IV WILL NOT be 4k ready.
Canon will most likely be releasing a successor to the 5D Mark III camera next year, with a rumored release date of early 2015 being given. Over the past few months, a lot of new features were rumored for the DLSR, most of them just wild guesses but some of them having some credibility. Amongst these was the possibility of the camera supporting 4K video shooting, which we covered extensively in a previous article
According to a new report by CanonRumours, it’s very unlikely that we’ll see 4K video support in the upcoming 5D Mark IV, mainly due to the reason that videographer focused purchases of the 5D Mark III was less than total than 10% of the total sales.
On the other hand, we might be seeing such support in the near feature on Canon’s Cinema EOS family of products, which mainly incorporates their camcorders. Currently, Canon’s EOS 1D C and EOS C500 camcorders are two such products which are able to record 4K video.
Again, the main reason that Canon will most likely not introduce 4K video support on their upcoming EOS 5D Mark IV is that the camera is most suited towards photographers. Consumers will undoubtedly appreciate an increase in megapixel count than the company introducing a feature that they’ll barely use.
The current EOS 5D Mark III has a maximum video recording resolution of 1080p, namely 1920 x 1080. Of course, in the end, we’ll take this report with a pinch of salt as we take other rumours. The thing is, nothing is ever final until the company officially announces the product with its features itself. Until then, all we can do is speculate.
The upcoming Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is expected to be releasing early next year. Do be sure to tell us in the comments below whether you’d appreciate a 4K video feature on a DSLR if you’re in the market for one.