I love the 5D MKIV

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Dale Garman Contributing Member • Posts: 749
I love the 5D MKIV
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I have now taken about 6k snaps with this camera. Today I took some event pictures of an adoption and as I went through them I was reminded again how good this camera is. I also have a 7D MKII and I liked that camera a lot as well. So I realize it is a subjective judgment, but it seems that the 5D MKIV is a step up in so many ways, especially in IQ. I just find it is a great all around tool. So I'm really enjoying it and now I only use the 7D MKII for a second camera mostly with a longer lens on.

So some specific things I like vs. the 7D MKII

  • Image quality - it is better, and higher ISo is better, and ability to recover shadows is better - yes it's subjective but seems to be the case to me
  • Touch screen - I find this very useful when dong live view.  I had the articulating screen on a 70D but really didn't use that much, but touch I use all the time
  • 61 AF points - I find I use many of the outer ones almost everytime I turn camera on.  Really like this
  • GPS that turns itself off so it doesn't drain battery.

Some of these seem like small points, but they make the camera more usable as a tool.  And you take pictures with the whole package not some theoretical score on the sensor.  I think Canon does a great job with the whole package.  Sure I would like some things to be improved, but then that is life and why manufacturers keep bringing out new products.

 Dale Garman's gear list:Dale Garman's gear list
Canon EOS 7D Canon EOS 70D Canon EOS 7D Mark II Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM +8 more
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Canon EOS 70D Canon EOS 7D
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