Monday, February 22, 2010

DPReview: Canon 1D Mark IV

The much anticipated DPReview article on the Canon 1D Mark IV was posted today.

The article is relatively innocuous yet I would say it paints the 1D Mark IV in a pretty positive light.  They do some simple comparisons to the 7D and D3S, which is really interesting.

It's also interesting to note that the article mentions that the 1D4 does quite well in their autofocus tests.  They shot some sports in bright light and not so bright light, and said that they had a high keeper rate.  This is encouraging to see given the Rob Galbraith article where he all but condemns the 1D4 and claims it's completely unreliable.

It seems that this most recent review suggests that perhaps Rob G was in fact a bit off his nut when he published his findings from his weekend of shooting the 1D Mark IV.

One interesting note is that DPReview claims that the 1D4 RAW files have 12 EV of dynamic range.  Wow, 12 stops, really?  That's quite impressive and means you can really push the 1D's RAW files around in post with minimal loss of detail.

Overall I would say this is a very positive review of the 1D Mark IV.  Check it out and let me know what you think in the comments section below.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for review, it was excellent and very informative.
    thank you :)