Test pictures Canon 5D mark iv

Since September 2016 I’m the proud owner of a Canon EOS 5D mark iv…

My expectations were high: what would be the results? On September 10th 2016 I woke up early to be outside at the first light. It would be a sunny day, so I wanted to shoot before the sun was shining too powerful. I wanted to test the noise, iso-values and sharpness.

I took all pictures below with a Canon 500 mm-lens (type ii) and a 1.4 extender (type iii) from a monopod tripod. I noticed the camera was faster than the former 5D (mark iii): it takes seven instead of six frames per second. The autofocus is fast and accurate, so that’s even better than the former 5D (mark iii)! There is a high percentage of sharp pictures.

All photos below were taken in jpg (why jpg?). Please don’t analyse the composition and creativity of the pictures, since in this case it’s all about the noise, iso-values and sharpness. First there is always a 1/1 crop from a part of the picture, saved at quality 8 jpg and second there is always a reduction of the total picture to 1024 pixels wide (just after-sharpened and saved on quality 8 jpg).

I see some noise at the pictures with high iso-values (but the amount of noise is still acceptable). The picture is ‘quiet’ and colourfast. The sharpness is beautiful. 

The first picture was taken at iso 1600, the second at iso 2500 and the last at iso 5000.

Again these pictures were taken at 1600, 2500 and 5000 iso.


The first two pictures were taken at iso 2000 and the last picture was taken at iso 2500.

I took this grebe underexposed (1 stop) at iso 2000. The swon was also underexposed (2,3 stop and 2,7 stop) at iso 3200.

Flying birds at iso 2500. This is the complete series of the Greylag Goose (there is no one left out). All photos are pretty sharp.

Backlight pictures of a Pheasant. These pictures were overexposed (2/3 stop), except for the first two pictures.

Blue Heron in the sun. The picture was taken at iso 2500, underexposed (2,7 stop).