Canon EOS-1D Specifications

Camera System
Name   Canon EOS-1D
Type   Digital AF SLR (CCD sensor /Direct� Imaging)
Body material   Magnesium alloy, rubber panels covering majority of camera body
Body seals   90 waterproof seals (O-rings around buttons)
Price - body only

(as quoted by Canon regional companies in their press release)

Canon USA: $6,499 $5,500 here
Canon UK: £ 5,499 (RRP)
Canon Europa: € 8,500
Canon France: 56,000 FF
Canon Germany: 15,644 DM
Canon Japan: 750,000 YEN

Production numbers   3,000 per month
Format   Digital SLR (Professional EOS series)
Imager Click for help 4.48 megapixel CCD Sensor
Imager effective pixels Click for help 2,496 x 1,662 (4.15 million)
JPEG final pixels Click for help 2,464 x 1,648 (4.06 million)
Colour filter array Click for help Primary (GRGB) colour filter array, non-removable low-pass filter
Imager ratio   3:2
Imager total size   28.7 x 19.1 mm
Effective imager size   27.0 x 17.8 mm
Cell size (pixel size)   10.8 x 10.8 µm
Imager output   36-bit (12-bits per colour)
ADC   12-bit
ISO sensitivities Click for help ISO 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600
ISO expand: L = ISO 100, H = ISO 3200
Image Processing
Colour spaces
(Color Matrix)
  1. sRGB natural
2. sRGB portrait (sets hue / chroma balance suitable for portraits)
3. sRGB high chroma (similar to high-chroma slide film)
4. Adobe RGB
5. sRGB wide (will require adjustment later in photo package)
Processing parameters  

Up to three user-defined sets of: *SW
1. Tone curve
2. Sharpness level
   a. Intensity: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
   b. Pattern: rough, moderately rough, standard, moderately fine, fine
3. JPEG quality
   a. Fine: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
   b. Normal: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Lens compatilibity   Canon EF lenses
Focal length multiplier Click for help 1.3 x (cropping effect because imager is smaller than 35 mm frame)
Auto Focus
Auto Focus   TTL-AREA-SIR with CMOS sensor
Focus points   45 AF points - automatic or manually selectable (W x H: 15mm x 8mm)
Working range   EV 0-18 (at ISO 100)
Focus point selection   1. Automatic selection
2. Manual point selection
Focus modes Click for help 1. One-shot AF: shutter can only be released once focus made
2. AI servo AF: tracks subject movement until start of metering, includes predicitive focusing, shutter can be released at any time regardless of focus (predictive drive has priority in continuous shooting) indicator blinks if focus fails.
3. Manual focus
Selected AF point   Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on top LCD panel
AF-assist light   Dedicated Speedlite's built-in AF-assist beam
Metering / Exposure
Metering Click for help

1. Evaluative metering (21 area)
2. Partial metering (13.5% of viewfinder center)
3. Spot metering
   a. Center spot metering (3.8% of viewfinder center)
   b. AF point linked spot (3.8% of image at selected spot)
   c. Multi-spot metering (max 8 spots can be selected)
4. Center-weighted average metering

Metering range   0 to 20 EV (at 20°C with 50mm F1.4 lens at ISO 100)
Exposure modes  

1. Program AE (flexible program)
2. Shutter speed priority
3. Aperture priority
4. Auto depth-of-field AE
5. E-TTL auto-flash program
6. Manual
7. Flash metered manual

Exposure compensation Click for help 1. Manual: +/- 3 EV in 1/2 EV or 1/3 EV steps
2. AEB (bracketing): +/- 3 EV in 1/2 EV or 1/3 EV steps
AE Lock   1. Auto AE lock
2. Manual AE lock button
Bracketing   1. Shutter speed or aperture
2. ISO speed
3. Manual
White Balance
Settings Click for help 1. Auto
2. Daylight
3. Shade
4. Overcast
5. Tungsten
6. Fluorescent
7. Flash
8. Custom
9. Colour temperature K(elvin)
10. Personal WB settings (PC-1, PC-2, PC-3)) *SW
Auto white balance   Hybrid auto white balance with CCD sensor and external sensor
Personal white balance   Up to three personal white balance settings can be programmed
White balance bracket.   +/-3 steps
Image storage
Storage media Click for help CompactFlash Type I or II (Microdrive compatible)
Image sizes   2,464 x 1,648
1,232 x 824
RAW data recorded   2,496 x 1,662
Recording formats Click for help

1. JPEG (Fine / Normal) (JPEG ratios can be re-programmed) *SW
2. RAW (36-bit - about 4MB per image)
3. RAW + JPEG (saves RAW and JPEG file simultaneously)

LCD monitor
LCD Click for help 2.0" 120,000 pixel TFT
LCD usage   Review only (no live image preview)
Coverage   Approx. 100%
Brightness control   Five levels
Type Click for help Glass pentaprism, eye-level type with eyesight correction
Coverage   100% vertically and horizontally
Magnification   0.72x (-1 dioptre with 50mm lens at Infinity)
Eyepoint   20 mm
Dioptre correction   -3 to +1 dioptre
Focusing screen   Interchangeable (9 types), Standard focusing screen: Ec-CIII
Viewfinder information   AF information (AF points, focusconfirmation light), exposure information (shutter speed, aperture, manual exposure,metering range, ISO speed, exposure level, exposure warning), flash information (flash ready, FP flash, FE lock, flash exposure level), JPEG format, number of remaining shots, CF card information
Mirror   Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 37:63, no mirror cut-off with EF 1200mm f/5.6 or shorter lens)
Mirror black-out   87 ms
Eyepiece shutter   Built-in (lever to right of viewfinder)
Depth-of-field preview   Single button press for preview (viewfinder)
Exposure / Shooting
Shutter   Vertical travel focal-plane shutter with all speeds controlled electronically
Shutter speed range Click for help 30 sec to 1/16,000 sec & BULB
Flash X-Sync   1/500 sec
Self-timer   Electronic, 2 or 10 second delay
Drive modes Click for help 1. Single shot
2. Continuous Low (3 fps)*
3. Continuous High (8 fps)*
4. Self timer
Burst buffer   21 shots in JPEG modes
16 shots in RAW mode (or RAW+JPEG mode)
Buffer method  

With shutter release held, camera will shoot at selected speed (up to 8 fps) until the buffer is full, it will then take one shot as soon as there is space in the buffer for it (typically one shot every 1.5 seconds with a full buffer and a relatively fast CF card).

LCD status panels   Backlit illumination after press of lamp button
Custom functions   21 functions with 64 settings
Personal functions   25 personal functions
Firmware   User updateable
Audible confirmation   Power switch turned to speaker icon:
1. Focus achieved in one-shot AF mode
2. Focus achieved in manual focus mode
External flash   1. E-TTL autoflash
2. High-Speed sync (FP Flash) - up to 1/16,000 sec
3. FE (Flash Exposure) Lock
4. Flash exposure compensation
5. FEB (Flash Exposure Bracketing)
6. E-TTL wireless autoflash with multipple Speedlites
AF Assist beam   Automatic with suitable Canon Speedlite
Flash X-Sync   1/500 sec
Sync termainl   PC terminal
Playback modes  

1. Single image with information (including histogram)
2. Single image
3. Four image index
4. Nine image index

Highlight alert   In display modes 1 or 2, overexposed highlight areas will blink
AF point indicator   In display mode 1
Playback erase   1. Single image
2. All (except protected images)
Sound recording
Recording method  

Voice narration recording with built-in microphone

File format   WAV, maximum 30 secs per recording
Battery / Power
Battery Click for help Canon NP-E3 1650mAh, 12V Ni-MH rechargeable battery (19.8 Wh)
Battery charger   Canon NC-E2 charger, can charge two batteries simultaneously
Input: 100 - 240 V AC
Battery charge time   120 minutes for fully exhausted battery
Backup battery   CR2025 Lithium button battery
AC adapter   Optional DC coupler kit
Included software   The bundled CD-ROM disks* contain software for connecting the EOS-1D with computers, the conversion and display of images, the customization of camera settings and professional image editing.
- TWAIN Driver
- Macintosh Plug-in Module
- IEEE1394 Driver
- FireWire Driver
- RemoteCapture
- TWAIN Driver for Card Reader
* Hybrid CD-ROM for Windows and Macintosh computers
Communications / I/O
Communications Click for help IEEE 1394 (FireWire)
Remote control   Remote switch RS-60E3
Physical specifications
Dimensions   156 x 158 x 80 mm (6.1 x 6.2 x 3.1 in)
Weight (exc. batt)   1250 g (2.8 lb)
Weight (inc. batt)   1585 g (3.5 lb)
Operating temperature   0°C to 45°C (32°F to 113°F)
Operating humidity   85% or lower

Click for help Click for glossary entry / help
*SW Can only be pre-set through supplied EOS-1D TWAIN software via an IEEE 1394 (Firewire) interface.