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Philip Ryan

ONE OF THE MOST popular DSLRs available, Canon’s EOS 5D Mark III, won’t be immediately discontinued now that the new 5D Mark IV is here, but its new sibling’s advances will likely be enough to push it aside soon. The Mark IV is, essentially, everything that we expected it would be.

The resolution jumps up to 30.4MP—not nearly the highest resolution out there, but then neither was the Mark III’s 22.3MP when it was announced more than four years ago. That’s because this series of camera bodies is about being able to tackle almost any shooting scenario possible, so cleaner images at higher ISOs are more important than pushing resolution to its theoretical maximum.

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