So you’re shopping for a new high end camera, and you come across the Canon 1D Mark 4.
Looks pretty good, doesn’t it? You’re looking at other high end cameras, and hey, they look pretty good too, don’t they? so, is the Canon 1D Mark 4 a step above? Is it worth it’s $5,500 price?
Well, short answer, in my opinion yes it is. Bet let’s talk about what sets it apart from other cameras.
Alright, well probably the first thing you’ll notice is the 16 Megapixels that this camera has. Now, if you’re anything like me, you’ll see that, and wonder why it’s not higher.
Yea? Am I right? I mean the other high-end camera in Canon’s dSLR series is the 1Ds Mark III, and it has 21, so what gives with this camera?
I felt the same way, but then I realized something, and after doing a bit of research my suspicions were confirmed.
See, one thing that some people sometimes forget about higher Megapixel counts is that at those higher levels you are much more susceptible to noise.in other words the camera doesn’t handle extreme ISOs very well.
The Canon 1D Mark 4 handles it’s highest ISO just as well as it handles the easy, mid range ones.
Even in the dimmest settings, you’ll find little to noise in any photo.
That 16 Megapixel isn’t looking so bad anymore, is it?
Alright, so it handles extreme ISO well, so what? If I’m paying that much money for a camera I’d expect nothing less
But it just keeps getting better.
See, the Canon 1D Mark 4 is running on dual DIGIC IV processors. this means that not only is it incredibly fast, but the image quality you’re capable of getting is through the roof. in addition, the resolution of the images you get with this camera is actually higher than it’s 21 Megapixel predecessor.
Not only that, but the Mark 4′s auto focus system is flawless. It’s rare that you find a camera with auto focus this good. Canon put a lot into making this camera’s auto focus as near perfect as possible, since the 1D Mark IIIs had so much trouble with it.
Obviously I could go on all day about the neat little features that the camera possesses, but I think that you’re starting to get the point, and I don’t want to write a 10 page article about this camera, so here’s what I’m going to do for you: