Grizzly bear waiting for fish at waterfall

Precision as standard

In the blink of an eye

Stay focused on the action, with an expanded 61-point AF system that tracks even the most erratic of subjects. In the EOS 5D Mark IV, the 61 AF points1 have been given a wider area in which to operate – an 8 percent more vertical expansion in the central area, and 24 percent more vertical expansion in the peripheral area – giving greater freedom in where subjects can be placed when composing.

Viewfinder focus area of Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Fast, continuous
focusing, even
in low light

With a highly-sensitive AF sensor the focus performance on the EOS 5D Mark IV is assured, even down to light levels as low as EV-32. This is further improved to EV-43 when shooting in Live View with Dual Pixel CMOS AF.

Low light portrait by Paolo Pellegrin with EOS 5D Mark IV

Superior AF accuracy,
even with long lenses

If you are a sports or wildlife photographer, you will often have to use super telephoto lenses with extenders to get closer to your subjects. With a maximum of 61 points with 21 cross-AF type points at f/81, high precision focusing is made that much easier.

Bear in viewfinder captured with EOS 5D Mark IV

150K metering sensor

The EOS 5D Mark IV uses a dedicated 150,000-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor to carry out highly accurate exposure metering. This sensor also works in conjunction with the camera’s AF system to help detect and track coloured objects and perform face recognition.

150k pixel metering sensor in EOS 5D Mark IV

Track your subjects with
even greater accuracy

The EOS 5D Mark IV features the EOS iTR AF system, which greatly enhances the subject tracking performance. Customise the tracking based on your needs with different modes for when focusing and tracking a face or a different subject.

Gannet tracked in focus with 5D Mark IV

Choose the focus
performance to
match your subject

Canon’s AI servo AF III features an AF algorithm that, improves the tracking sensitivity in scenes where subject movements may occur suddenly.

Six customisable AF Case study settings help you choose the most appropriate option for your subject such as Tracking Sensitivity, Acceleration/Deceleration tracking and AF Point Auto Switching.

AF case study settings on the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Capture the moment under any artificial light source

The EOS 5D Mark IV detects flicker frequency of light sources and adapts the shooting timings to capture the image near peak brightness to reduce flicker effects. This function works with a flicker frequency of 100Hz and 120Hz and has an improved algorithm to prevent the incorrect detection of flickering light.

AF Point Selection

A new AF area selection button on the back of the EOS 5D Mark IV makes it easy to switch autofocus points with the camera still held to your eye.

EOS 5D Mark IV AF selection

Footnotes

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