Canon EOS-1D

Announced Sep 25, 2001 •
4 megapixels | 2 screen | APS-H sensor
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+ No AA-filter means very sharp files with lots of low-contrast detail. + Sharp files require very little sharpening, therefore noise is not sharpened. + Histogram is detailed (most important feature of a DSLR LCD). + Small file size. + Flashsync up to 1/16.000 ! (with manual flashes). + Really inexpensive. + Feels great, responsive, nice shutter sound. - Most used bodies have well used shutters. - Battery life could be better. Banding is not an issue for me: My sample shows very little ...

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dholl
 
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This might just be my favourite camera ever. But it is a very individual choice. The body is big and weighty, but you don't need big hands or be particularly strong to enjoy this. My hands are relatively small compared to bigger guys yet this camera fits me like a tailor-made glove! So, DPR-syle, here's a pro/con list: pros: - handling, ergonomics and feel second to none - relatively cheap way to try the 1D series before deciding to really splash out on the newer models - teaches you to ...

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Canonet17
 
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I purchased one to replace my 20D as I felt it would not focus fast enough. In my opinion, image quaility is much better and reminds me of a film camera moreso than digital. The high ASA noise, to me, also resembles film. I was so impressed by its performance, I purchased another and it has not skipped a beat. Also, the 1/500 sec flash sync is simply remarkable with strobes compared to the 'standard' 1/250 sync speed in most DSLRs today. Problems: Low batter life with Canon batteries but ...

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john lumb
 
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Had mine since 2003 it's a work horse and a tank. dropped in confrontations and battle no real damage just cosmetic. Great images. Ideal as a sports camera never let me down. Get them on ebay for under £600 now so no excuses Problems: Battery life could be better All my purple pics are blue!! Weight could be an issue (I am used to it though)

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hockeyshooter
 
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My work horse - a real sports machine. I upgraded to the 1D from a D30 while covering UK ice hockey for magazines. It was like chalk and cheese! The build quality is amazing - I've used mine in horrendous weather conditions and it just goes on working. I now use it for soccer where its 4Mpixel resolution is plenty good enough for the papers. If you want a taste of what the pros use, pick one of these up second hand off eBay for less than a grand. Problems: Its high ISO performance is, by ...

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julio diaz
 
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I bought a second hand one from studio a year ago. If you found one, go for it without excuses. I had been using for sport photography and portraits too. Full quality with Canon luminous lenses. These days of megapixels battle between brands, a 4.1 mpixel is the perfect and standard choice in my opinion for many reasons. Problems: Too Dusty on the sensor. It will be perfect in 2.5 " lcd but guys, this camera had now 5 years old.

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Photogenie
 
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A god buy if you can find one cheap and in good condition. Good picture quality and built like a tank. Very fast too. Resolution is not a problem and with a quality lens it will give you great results. Problems: Battery life not good. Too many menus and not very user-friendly. Typical Canon.

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Eman FATIH
 
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It's a undoubtedly a great Camera. Those who were used to the EOS 1V will surely like it. Very responsive (sometimes too responsive). With cheaper lenses, check settings with P, AV or TV then set to M and step exposure slightly up (e.g. slower). If you are not planning for printing big posters (A3 or bigger) then 4 Mega pixels is all you need really. Better invest for lenses. I have been intensively using my EOS 1D for three years now, it's very resistant to usage, rain, snow, low/high ...

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dariocro
 
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Great professional camera. Fast, fast and fast. Problems: v/h shutter buttons are not the same. havy camera. dust on sensor.

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John Triebe
 
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This camera is my workhorse and I have put many thousands of pictures through it since acquiring it in early 2002. Image quality and speed are remarkable and I have created 24X36 images that are better than anything I have ever done with film. My only complaint is the lack of a zoom feature on playback that I had on my D-30 and now have on the 10D. Problems: Performance of the camera has been flawless. No problems at all.

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