Number of Shots (Still Photos)/Total Hours (Movies) that can be Saved on Memory Cards (EOS 5D Mark IV)
Article ID: ART166278 | Date published: 08/26/2016 | Date last updated: 09/12/2017
 

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Number of Shots (Still Photos)/Total Hours (Movies) that can be Saved on Memory Cards (EOS 5D Mark IV)

Solution

Still Photos: Number of Shots that can be Saved on Memory Cards

Guide to Image-recording Quality Settings (Approx.)
Image QualityPixels RecordedPrint SizeFile Size (MB)Possible ShotsMaximum Burst
CF CardSD Card
StandardHigh SpeedStandardHigh Speed
JPEG 30 MA28.8820110Full130Full
4.51590FullFullFullFull
13 MA34.71530FullFullFullFull
2.42970FullFullFullFull
7.5MA43.02350FullFullFullFull
1.54560FullFullFullFull
2.5 M9x13 cm1.35420FullFullFullFull
0.3 M-0.320330FullFullFullFull
RAW 30 MA236.817017211719
30 M66.9907777
17 M27.722023322326
7.5 MA418.931035743648
RAW + JPEG
30 M
30 M
A2
A2
36.8
8.8
14013161314

17 M
30 M
A2
A2
27.7
8.8
17013171415

7.5 M
30 M
A4
A2
18.9
8.8
22015221518

NOTE
  • [ ] is suitable for playing the images on a digital photo frame, etc.
  • [ ] is suitable for emailing the image or using it on a Web site.
  • [ ] and •[ ] will be in [ ] (Fine) quality.
  • Even if you use a UDMA CF card or high-speed SD card, the maximum burst indicator remains the same. However, the maximum burst shown in the table on the preceding page applies to continuous shooting.
  • If you select both RAW and JPEG, the same image will be recorded simultaneously to the card in both RAW and JPEG at the imagerecording qualities that were set. The two images will be recorded with the same file numbers (file extension: .JPG for JPEG and .CR2 for RAW).
  • The image-recording quality icons indicate as follows: [ ] (RAW), [ ] (Medium RAW), [ ] (Small RAW), JPEG (JPEG), [ ] (Fine), [ ] (Normal), [ ] (Large), [ ] (Medium), and [ ] (Small).
REFERENCE
  • The number of possible shots is based on Canon’s testing standards and an 8 GB card.
  • The maximum burst is with Canon’s standard testing CF card (Standard: 8 GB, High speed: UDMA Mode 7, 64 GB) and SD card (Standard: 8 GB, High speed: UHS-I, 16 GB), and based on the following conditions set by the Canon’s testing standard: <> High-speed continuous shooting, 3:2 aspect ratio, ISO 100, Dual Pixel RAW shooting disabled, Standard Picture Style, IPTC information not appended.
  • The file size, number of possible shots, and maximum burst will vary depending on the subject, card brand, ISO speed, Picture Style, Custom Functions, and other settings.
  • "Full" indicates that shooting is possible until the card becomes full with the listed conditions.

Movies: Total Recording Time to Memory Card and File Size Per Minute

In MOV Format (Approx.)
Movie Recording QualityTotal Possible Recording Time on CardFile Size
8GB32GB128GB
: 4K
2 min.8 min.34 min.3587MB/ min.
: Full HD
5 min.23 min.94 min.1298MB/ min.
17 min.69 min.277 min.440MB/ min.
11 min.46 min.186 min.654MB/ min.
33 min.135 min.541 min.225MB/ min.
HDR movie shooting33 min.135 min.541 min.225MB/ min.
: HD
6 min.26 min.105 min.1155MB/ min.

In MP4 Format (Approx.)
Movie Recording QualityTotal Possible Recording Time on CardFile Size
8GB32GB128GB
: Full HD
17 min.70 min.283 min.431MB/ min.
35 min.140 min.563 min.216MB/ min.
HDR movie shooting35 min.140 min.563 min.216MB/ min.
86 min.347 min.1391 min.87MB/ min.
Frame rate
119.9p / 59.94p / 29.97pFor areas where the TV system is [ NTSC ] (North America, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, etc.).
100.0fps / 50.00fps / 25.00fpsFor areas where the TV system is [ PAL ] (Europe, Russia, China, Australia, etc.).
23.98fps / 24.00fpsMainly for motion pictures.

Movie recording method/Compression rate
MJPGSelectable when the movie recording format is [MOV]. Motion JPEG is used to compress the movie for recording. Without any compression between frames, one frame at a time is compressed for recording. The compression rate is therefore low. Also, since the image size is large with 4K quality, the file size will be large.
ALL-I (For editing/I-only)Selectable when the movie recording format is [MOV]. Compresses one frame at a time for recording. Although the file size is larger than with IPB (Standard), the movie is better suited to the editing process.
IPB (Standard)Compresses multiple frames at a time efficiently for recording. Since the file size is smaller than with ALL-I (For editing), movie shooting time will be longer (with a card of the same capacity).
IPB (Light)Selectable when the movie recording format is [MP4]. Since the movie is recorded at a bit rate lower than with IPB (Standard), the file size will be smaller than with IPB (Standard) and the playback compatibility will be higher. Of the four movie-recording methods, this one provides the longest possible shooting time (with a card of the same capacity).

IMPORTANT
  • When shooting movies, use a large-capacity card. For information on compatible cards, see "Compatible Cards (EOS 5D Mark IV)".
  • Before shooting 4K movies, format the card.
  • If you use a slow-writing card when shooting movies, the movie may not be recorded properly. Also, if you play back a movie on a card with a slow reading speed, the movie may not be played back properly.
  • When movies cannot be recorded normally, format the card and try again. If formatting the card does not resolve the problem, refer to the card manufacturer’s Web site.
  • The camera is not compatible with UHS-II SDHC/SDXC cards. (Compatible with UHS-I.) With a UHS-II SDHC/SDXC card, high-speed transfer via UHS-I may not be possible, depending on the card specification.
  • To optimize the use of the card, formatting the card with the camera before shooting movies is recommended.
  • To check the card’s reading/writing speed, refer to the card manufacturer’s Web site.
  • An increase of the camera’s internal temperature may cause movie shooting to stop before the total recording time shown in the table.
NOTE
<Movie Files Exceeding 4 GB>
Even if you shoot a movie exceeding 4 GB, you can keep shooting without interruption.
  • Using CF cards up to 128 GB and SD/SDHC cards formatted with the camera If you use the camera to format a CF card with 128 GB or less in capacity or an SD/SDHC card, the camera will format it in FAT32. With a FAT32-formatted card, if you shoot a movie and the file size exceeds 4 GB, a new movie file will be created automatically. When you play back the movie, you will have to play each movie file individually. Movie files cannot be played back automatically in consecutive order. After the movie playback ends, select the next movie and play it back.
  • Using CF cards exceeding 128 GB and SDXC cards formatted with the camera If you use the camera to format a CF card with more than 128 GB in capacity or an SDXC card, the camera will format it in exFAT. When using an exFAT-formatted card, even if the file size exceeds 4 GB during movie shooting, the movie will be saved as a single file (rather than being split into multiple files).
<Movie Shooting Time Limit>
  • When shooting movies other than High Frame Rate movies
The maximum recording time of one movie clip is 29 min. 59 sec. If the movie shooting time reaches 29 min. 59 sec., the movie shooting will stop automatically. You can start shooting a movie again by pressing the < > button. (The movie will be recorded as a new movie file.)
  • When shooting High Frame Rate movies
The maximum recording time of one movie clip is 7 min. 29 sec. If the movie shooting time reaches 7 min. 29 sec., the movie shooting will stop automatically. You can start shooting a High Frame Rate movie again by pressing the < > button. (The movie will be recorded as a new movie file.)
<4K movie shooting>
  • Shooting 4K movies requires a high-performance card.
  • Shooting 4K movies or High Frame Rate movies greatly increases the processing load. Compared with normal movie shooting, the camera’s internal temperature may increase faster or may become higher. If the red [ ] icon appears during movie shooting, it indicates that the card may be hot. Stop the movie shooting and let the camera cool down before removing the card. (Do not remove the card right away.)
  • From a 4K movie, you can select any desired frame to save it as an approx. 8.8 megapixel (4096x2160) JPEG still image to the card.


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