Canon has finally announced that they are giving the 5D Mark IV the ability to record in Canon Log. This is a feature that users have been requesting for many years – ever since the release of the 5D Mark II in fact. While it may be a case of better late than never, this move by Canon may make some shooters re-consider using the Mark IV for video.
The update, which includes an unspecified hardware change, will be available at Canon’s service centers, starting July. C-Log will also be pre-installed in new 5D Mark IV bodies starting July, retailing for $3599, the current price being $3499.
The camera’s internal capture and output remain 8-bit 4:2:0, so it is unlikely to match the degree of gradability that’s possible with the 10-bit 4:2:2 footage captured with cameras such as the C700. We’re told the Log curve is the same across both cameras, though, to make it easy to match footage.
Here’s a video in which Canon discusses the details and benefits of the new C-Log upgrade: