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Canon EOS 1D Mark IV review

Canon EOS 1D Mark IV - What's next for DSLRs?

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Aesthetics & Handling

Aesthetics & Handling

The 1D Mark IV retains the same aesthetically pleasing exterior as its predecessor. Therefore current users of the 1D series shouldn't have any problems familiarizing themselves with the 1D Mark IV. For the most part, there are no significant changes as all the functions and buttons of the 1D Mark III were replicated on the Mark IV.

The LCD screen received a much needed upgrade - from a 230k-dot to a 920k dot screen, similar to the 5D Mark II and 7D's screen. The only other perceptible change that you're likely to see are the markings on the camera's output options - the flash sync connector now has a rubber cap, as opposed to the older screw-on cap design; the 1D Mark IV also introduces a HDMI port, now considered by many to be a standard feature for most video capable DSLRs in the market.

Last but not least, the 1D Mark IV sheds 105 grams off its predecessor. The difference may seem slight and negligible, but trust us - it certainly makes a difference, especially if you're on your feet side-slinging the camera for a whole day.