Keep Separate Exposure for Photo and Video on Canon 5D Mark IV

by Sol
(Texas)

Canon 5D Mark IV

Canon 5D Mark IV

I have a canon 6D. I can change between video and photo mode and have different settings (iso, ss, exposure) in both, that's amazing because when shooting I don't mess up my video by forgetting to change back the fps when taking pictures.

My Canon 5D Mark IV however doesn't seem to have that option, unless there's a setting or upgrade for that, I would like to know how to do it. Being a more expensive body, I expected to have that function as well, that would for sure save me a lot of headaches.
-Sol


Hi Sol,
Thanks for your question about switching settings between video and stills with your Canon 5D Mark IV and sorry for your troubles. It's a fascinating question. On both my Canon 5D Mark III and my Canon 70D, the settings for video and still images stay independent of each other.

I actually prefer it this way-setting them independently, but I understand your frustration. I like shooting my video at higher ISO rates to insure crisper video and don't have to be concerned about any noise since I'm not enlarging video to anything bigger than a computer screen.

I set my camera settings for the still photos based on the specific subject and conditions, often wanting a different f/stop to control depth of field differently than the video.

Canon 5D Mark IV Video Vs. Photo Settings

I don't of any specific way to change the default on your 5D Mark IV and don't know why Canon did it this way differently. When I can't find a trustworthy resource online to answer a technical question about Canon gear. I sometimes go directly to a trained Canon USA expert, the old fashioned way, by phone. 800-652-2666.

Good Luck,
Bruce

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