EOS 5D Mark IV and open source software

Today Canon released the new EOS 5D Mark IV featuring a new 30.4 Megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor with ISO range 100–32,000; expandable up to 50–102,400. It records 4K Motion JPEG video and allows to grab 8.8-Megapixel still frames from the movie file.

In addition it comes with an enhanced autofocus, up to 7.0 fps continuous shooting speed, a touch screen and a new Dual Pixel RAW format.

The new “Dual Pixel RAW” technology lets the camera capture separate info from each of the two photodiodes of a “dual pixel“. In postprocessing this allows you to correct microfocus errors, apply a “bokeh shift,” and correct ghosting or flare. You can access any of these features via the freely available Canon Digital Photo Professional Software.

For all opensource enthusiasts, we have to see how fast the community will be able to integrate the dual pixel technology into their software.

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