Canon EOS 5D Mark 4 ISO Test

Like many of us, I have been waiting for the release of Canon EOS 5D Mark 4 to update my arsenal. I managed to get the new toy - Canon EOS 5D Mark 4 body - last week and it is currently undergoing extensive testing. I would like to start with the ISO test results. Please feel free to download the files yourselves and verify them independently.

Test methodology
I do these tests to get a feel of the quality of the images produced by the new camera. These are in no way executed under controlled conditions. The subjects are chosen depending on what was available when I was free and I had the camera with me.

Test Gear
Body: Canon EOS 5D Mark 4
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
Shooting mode: RAW + JPEG

  • Original RAW files can be downloaded from my git repo, under ISO folder.
  • Original JPEG files can be downloaded from my flickr account.

File naming convention: <Filename>_<Exposure>_<ISO>
Capture Date: 22 September 2015
Capture Time: 6:40 pm onwards
NOTE: These files are shot with Canon's proprietary Dual Pixel Raw technology enabled.

Test Data
NOTE: Only JPEG images are published here. For RAW, please check my git repo.

IMG_0138_1-200 sec at f - 2.8_ISO 400.JPG

IMG_0139_1-250 sec at f - 2.8_ISO 400.JPG

IMG_0140_1-500 sec at f - 2.8_ISO 800.JPG

IMG_0141_1-1000 sec at f - 2.8_ISO 1600.JPG

IMG_0142_1-2000 sec at f - 2.8_ISO 3200.JPG

IMG_0143_1-4000 sec at f - 2.8_ISO 6400.JPG

IMG_0144_1-5000 sec at f - 2.8_ISO 8000.JPG

IMG_0145_1-6400 sec at f - 2.8_ISO 10000.JPG

IMG_0146_1-8000 sec at f - 2.8_ISO 12800.JPG

IMG_0147_1-8000 sec at f - 2.8_ISO 16000.JPG

IMG_0148_1-8000 sec at f - 2.8_ISO 20000.JPG

IMG_0149_1-8000 sec at f - 2.8_ISO 25600.JPG

IMG_0150_1-8000 sec at f - 4.0_ISO 25600.JPG

IMG_0151_1-8000 sec at f - 5.0_ISO 25600.JPG

IMG_0152_1-8000 sec at f - 5.0_ISO 32000.JPG

From what I have seen so far, the ISO performance is far better than all my current EOS 6D bodies and 5D Mk 3 (from my limited experience).

Let me know your thoughts/suggestions/comments and I will try my best to incorporate them in the next post.

Special thanks to Lijesh Photography.