Canon 1D Mark IV Price Watch and Availability

First published on: Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Canon EOS 1D Mark IV

The prices of most digital cameras trend downwards over time, and the same price drop should occur in the case of the Canon EOS 1D Mark IV professional digital SLR camera.

I’m not planning for any scheduled updates, but do check back here from time to time for the best and latest prices and availability information on the 1D4 and accessories.

The 1D Mark 4 is available as a body only option on Amazon. There are no official lens kit or packages for sale.

Click on the links to access the latest in-stock and availability information.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Canon EOS 1D Mark IV 16.1 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 3-Inch LCD and 1080p HD Video (Body Only): $4,740.00 ($209 price reduction since the last update).

Battery options and accessories for the 1D Mark 4
Refer to Canon 1D Mark IV Battery Life to help with your decision on whether to purchase additional batteries.

Canon Rechargeable LP-E4 Lithium-ion Battery Pack, 11.1 V DC, 2300 mAh: $111.19. A single battery is already included in the box, but it’s a good idea to get a second unit for your 1D4 as a backup. A second, fully-charged battery is the best way to ensure that your camera continues to have a power source when the one inside the camera runs out of juice.

For storage, UDMA CF / CompactFlash memory cards generally give the fastest write speeds and performance.

Refer to Rob Galbraith’s card write speed tests (done on a Nikon D3X) to get an idea of the relative write and read speeds of the various brands of cards available on the market.

At the time of writing, the four fastest CF cards are SanDisk Extreme Ducati 4GB, SanDisk Extreme IV 2GB, SanDisk Extreme Ducati 8GB and SanDisk Extreme IV 45MB/s Edition 16GB.

Newer, faster and higher-capacity UDMA CF cards are now available. Some examples are Lexar Professional Series UDMA 16 GB 300x, SanDisk 60MB/s Extreme and 90 MB/s Extreme Pro series cards.

The 1D Mark IV has a second memory card slot that accepts either SD or SDHC cards.

Refer to Rob Galbraith’s SD / SDHC card write speed tests (done on a Nikon D90) to get an idea on the relative write and read speeds of different brands of cards. At the time of writing (Oct 29, 2009), the SanDisk Extreme III SDHC cards occupy the top two spots.

To ensure smooth recording of video and high resolution images, go for Class 6 or faster cards.

Good luck shopping for your 1D4!

Price History Archive / Trend

Thursday, August 05, 2010
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV 16.1 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 3-Inch LCD and 1080p HD Video (Body Only): $4,949.00

Friday, May 14, 2010
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV 16.1 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 3-Inch LCD and 1080p HD Video (Body Only): $4,999.00

Monday, April 19, 2010
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV 16.1 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 3-Inch LCD and 1080p HD Video (Body Only): $4,999.00

Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV 16.1 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 3-Inch LCD and 1080p HD Video (Body Only): $6,199.99.

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