Canon 1D MIV
- 16MP - APS-H Sensor
- 3" Fixed Display
- ISO 100 - 12800 (Push to 102400)
- 1/8000s Max Shutter
- 1920 x 1080 video
- Canon EF Mount
- 1230g - 156 x 157 x 80mm
- Released February 2010
- Old Model is Canon 1D MIII
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Canon 1D MIV overview
Canon 1D MIV is Canon's Pro DSLR camera initially announced on February of 2010. The camera uses a 16MP, CMOS APS-H sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 4896 x 3264.
Canon brought out this camera in an effort to upgrade the previous Canon 1D MIII (Read Full Comparison)
The 1D MIV comes in at #12 out of 35 in Pro DSLR cameras and all-around #255 out of 1459 for cameras in our collection. You can try out our Advanced camera filter to see camera results based on your personal requirements.
Here is a diagram of various criteria used in the scoring system.
Canon 1D MIV family
The Canon 1D MIV comes with a history of related cameras. Below, you can discover all earlier and most recent models as well as key specs.
1D MIV vs 1D MIII10MPAPS-H10.0 fps2007
1D MIV vs 1D MII N8MPAPS-H9.0 fps2005
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1D MIV vs 1D4MPAPS-H8.0 fps2001
Canon 1D MIV Gallery
You can see the 1D MIV from various angles in the gallery here.
Canon 1D MIV Pros and Cons
Below is a checklist of upsides and downsides of the Canon 1D MIV based on criterias which are normally seen as crucial in a camera.
Canon 1D MIV Sensor info
The Canon 1D MIV is run by the Digic 4 chip. The measurement of the sensor in the Canon 1D MIV is 27.9mm x 18.6mm (APS-H). The 519 mm² sensor can resolve 4896 x 3264 pixels at aspect ratios of 3:2.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The CMOS sensor boasts 16 megapixels and supports a native ISO range of 100 - 12800. This ISO can also be expanded electronically to 50 - 102400. RAW files are supported therefore the user has wider room to maneuver in post.
The image underneath shows the 1D MIV's sensor dimensions when compared to other common sizes. The 1D MIV sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.3 and is displayed in green.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
To get an idea of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Canon 1D MIV dimensions
Canon 1D MIV is 2.71 pounds (1,230 grams / 43.39 oz) and features outside proportions of 156mm x 157mm x 80mm (6.1" x 6.2" x 3.1"). The weight of general Pro DSLR camera is 1,280 grams so the Canon 1D MIV is very similar compared to various rivals.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Here is a image of the Canon 1D MIV beside a soft drink to help you to have a sense of its scale.
The top view just below will highlight the button layout on the 1D MIV.
Canon 1D MIV Lens info
The 1D MIV uses the Canon EF mount and has 306 lenses available. Below is a small number of the lenses we have in our collection which will work with the 1D MIV.
Canon 1D MIV Connectivity
The 1D MIV has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that include NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You can copy photos and oftentimes alter settings without connecting directly to the camera.
Some applications even stream a Liveview and press the shutter in case you aren't near the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI out, it could be hooked up to an external screen. Nearly all cameras enable you to recharge the battery using the USB socket.
Canon 1D MIV Video info
The highest video quality in the Canon 1D MIV is 1920 x 1080 and it can capture in H.264 format. 1080p quality gives you an excellent balance between quality versus file sizes but FULL HD isn't going to leave you with much room to crop. Although the camera comes with a mic socket, it is unfortunately lacking a headphone socket which means you won't have the ability to keep an eye on your audio levels.
Canon 1D MIV Weather Sealing
Canon 1D MIV provides weather sealing making it a very good choice to use during rough conditions. This is especially handy when you are unsure about the conditions you might encounter during outdoor photography.
Canon 1D MIV Display and Viewfinder
The Canon 1D MIV houses a 3 inch fixed screen boasting a resolution of 920 thousand dots.
Please note that the screen offers no touch support. The 1D MIV also has a builtin Top LCD display allowing you to quickly see camera settings.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The ViewFinder specs regarding Canon 1D MIV are the following:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentaprism)
- ViewFinder Coverage 100%
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.76x
Viewfinders are very useful during sunny outdoor conditions which can make the camera display washed out and very difficult to view.
Canon 1D MIV Shutter info
Canon 1D MIV can shoot continuously at 10.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/8000s.
Canon 1D MIV Flash and Hot shoe info
Canon 1D MIV has got external flash ability but with no built in flash. The highest flash sync is 1/300s.
Canon 1D MIV Autofocusing info
Canon 1D MIV has got both Phase Detect AF and Contrast Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is more faster & precise compared with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera boasts Face detect which is helpful for portrait photography.
The AF system boasts 45 focus points to pick from. Canon 1D MIV supports manual focus in case it is required during low light scenarios or you need more accurate focus control.
Canon 1D MIV Battery life
The battery power (LP-E4) in the Canon 1D MIV is made to last for 1500 pictures based on the CIPA requirements making it less as compared with its rivals. The typical Pro DSLR camera battery life is 2438. Nikon D3X has got the highest (4400) battery life within this type of cameras.
Below is a number of Pro DSLR cameras with the strongest battery life:
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Canon 1D MIV for various styles of photography
The following diagram presents a summation of the Canon 1D MIV for various styles of photography. To read more, scroll to the specific paragraph underneath.
Canon 1D MIV as a Portrait photography camera
The Canon 1D MIV has a points total of 74 which is very good, and means the camera is a fine option for portrait photos. Taking portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor resolution, support for RAW photos together with the ability to work with off-camera lighting.
Street photography with Canon 1D MIV
Getting a reasonable rating of 55, the Canon 1D MIV is relatively suitable to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera gives a perfect balance of picture quality plus portability.
Canon 1D MIV Sports photography details
A very good sports photography points tally of 64 suggests the Canon 1D MIV is a good option for photographing sports. A camera really should have fantastic tracking plus continuous shooting for sports photography.
Canon 1D MIV Travel photography details
Portability is really important when choosing a travel camera. All round, the Canon 1D MIV gets a average 52 as a travelling camera which is reasonably suited to take with you on your trips.
Canon 1D MIV Landscape photography highlights
In case you're looking to buy a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most significant factor will be image quality. The Canon 1D MIV with it's above average score of 68 as a landscape camera is a very decent pick within the current marketplace.
Canon 1D MIV Vlogging factors
A vlogging camera preferably should come with a articulating display screen, mic port and if possible IBIS. Considering all things, the Canon 1D MIV is not good for vlogging as it comes to a subpar score of 28.
Canon 1D MIV Alternatives
If you are trying to find alternatives to the 1D MIV, here is a number of the top placed cameras that fall under the class of Pro DSLR.
The diagram just below gives you a bird's eye view of the 1D MIV versus it's highest scored competitors suggested previously.
Here are a few more cameras you may see as alternate options. To see a extensive comparison, just click on the "compare" link.