Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II Review
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II specifications
|Pricing (body only)|
|USA||$ 7,999 [click here]|
|Type||36 x 24 mm CMOS (full 35 mm frame)|
|Effective Pixels||Approx. 16.7 M|
|Total Pixels||Approx. 17.2 M|
|Low-Pass Filter||Built in/ Fixed|
|Colour Filter Type||Primary Colour|
|Lens Mount||EF (excludes EF-S lenses)|
|Focal Length||1.0x Multiplication with EF lens fitted|
|Type||TTL-AREA-SIR with a CMOS sensor|
|AF System/ Points||45 -point AF (Area AF)|
|AF working range||EV 0-18 (at 20�C & ISO 100)|
|AF Modes|| One Shot
|AF Point Selection|| Automatic selection
� Manual selection
� Home position (switch to registered AF point)
|Selected AF point display||Superimposed in viewfinder|
|AF Lock||Locked when shutter button is pressed half way in One Shot AF mode.|
|AF Assist Beam||Emitted by an optional dedicated Speedlite|
|Manual Focus||Selected on lens|
|Metering modes||TTL full aperture metering
with 21 zone SPC
1. Evaluative metering (linked to any AF point)
2. Partial metering (approx. 8.5% of viewfinder at centre)
3. Spot metering: Center spot metering (approx. 2.4% viewfinder at center) AF point-linked spot metering (approx. 2.4% of viewfinder) Multi/Spot metering (Max 8 spot metering entries)
4. Center weighted average metering
|Metering Range||EV 0-20 (at 20�C with 50mm f1.4 lens ISO 100)|
|AE Lock|| Auto: Operates
in 1-shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
Manual: By AE lock button in all metering modes
|Exposure Compensation||+/-3 EV in 1/3-stop increments (can be combined with AEB).|
|AEB|| +/-3 EV in 1/3-stop
1/2-stop increments selectable with C.Fn-06-2.
Bracketing methods: 1 Shutter speed or aperture, 2 ISO speed
|ISO Speed Equivalent|| 100-1600 (in
ISO can be expanded to L: 50 or H: 3200 (selected on shooting menu)
|Type||Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter|
|Speed|| 30 - 1/8000
sec. (1/3 stop increments)
|Shutter release||Soft-touch electromagnetic release|
|Type||Auto white balance with the imaging sensor|
� Tungsten light
� Fluorescent light
� Colour Temperature Setting
� Personal WB
|White balance compen.||• Blue/Amber +/-9
• Magenta/ Green +/-9.
|Personal White Balance||Up to 3 personal WB settings can be registered|
|WB Bracketing|| +/-3 stops in
full stop increments.
• 3 bracketed images per shutter release.
|Type||5 types of colour space:
� Adobe RGB
� 2x user selectable
|Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal)||Approx. 100% (for JPEG Large images)|
|Dioptre Correction||-3 to +1 dpt|
|Focusing Screen||Interchangeable (9 types). Standard Focusing Screen Ec-CIII|
half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 37:63
� no mirror cut-off with EF1200mm f5.6 or shorter
|Viewfinder Information|| AF information:
• AF points
• Focus confirmation light
� Exposure information:
• Shutter speed
� 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
� WB compensation.
|Depth of field preview||Yes|
|Monitor|| 2.0" TFT
� approx. 230K pixels
|Coverage||Approx. 100% (for JPEG images)|
|Brightness||Adjustable to one of five levels|
|Modes|| E-TTL II
� Auto Flash
� Metered Manual
|HotShoe/ PC terminal||Yes/ Yes|
|Flash Exposure Compensation||+/-3 EV in 1/3-stop increments with EX series Speedlites|
|Flash Exposure Bracketing||Yes|
|Flash Exposure Lock||Yes|
|Second Curtain Synchronisation||Yes|
|External Flash|| E-TTL with EX
� Wireless multi-flash support.
|Modes|| Program AE
� Shutter priority AE
� Aperture priority AE
|Continuous Shooting|| Maximum approx.
JPEG: up to 32 images (JPEG quality 8)
� RAW: up to 11 images (2)
|Recording pixels / compression|
|Image Size|| 4992 x 3328 (L)
(16.6 million pixels)
3600 x 2400 (M1)
3072 x 2048 (M2)
2496 x 1664 (S)
4992 x 3328 (RAW)
|Compression|| JPEG (1-10 settings,
� RAW (Canon RAW 2nd edition)
|Still Image Format|| JPEG (Exif 2.21
[Exif Print] compliant)
Design rule for Camera File system (2.0)
� Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
|RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording||Yes|
|Folders||Folder creation & selection is possible|
|File Numbering||• Consecutive numbering
• Auto reset
• Manual reset
|Processing Parameters||3 parameters in 3 sets|
|Sound Files||WAVE (monaural)|
|Canon Printers||Canon Compact Photo Printers and Bubble Jet Printers with the direct print function.|
|Custom Functions||20 Custom Functions with 65 settings|
|LCD Panel (EL) Illumination||Yes|
|Water/ Dust resistance||Yes|
|Sound Memo||Up to 30 sec per image|
|Intelligent Orientation Sensor||Yes|
|Histogram||• Brightness: Yes
• RGB: Yes
|Playback zoom||1.5x - 10x|
|Display Formats||• Single image with
• Single image
• 4 image index
• 9 image index
• Magnified view
|Image Erase Protection||Erase protection of one image, all images in a folder, or all images in the memory card can be applied or cancelled at one time|
|Image Erase|| Single image
|Self Timer||Approx. 2 or 10 sec.|
|Menu Categories||• Recording Menu
• Playback menu
• Set-up menu
• Custom/ Personal Functions Menu
|Menu Languages||• English
� Simplified Chinese
• Traditional Chinese
|Firmware Update||Update possible by the user.|
|Computer|| IEEE 1394 (Supplied
with 4-pin dedicated cable)
� USB 1.1 (Mini-B, PTP)
|Other||Video output (PAL/ NTSC)|
Type I/ II (Microdrive compatible) (3)
� SD memory
• FAT32 support (for cards greater than 2 GB)
|Supported operating system|
|PC||Windows 98 (including SE) / 2000 / Me / XP|
|Macintosh|| OS 9.0 � 9.2
� OS X v10.1 / v10.2 / v10.3
|Browsing & Printing||EOS Viewer Utility/ EOS Capture|
|Drivers|| TWAIN (Windows
98 / 2000)
� WIA (Windows Me)
|Image Manipulation||Digital Photo Professional|
|Batteries|| 1x Ni-MH pack
� 1x CR2025 for date & settings
|Battery life (4)||Approx. 1200 (at 20 °C) Approx. 800 (at 0 °C)|
|Power saving||Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30mins.|
|A/C Power Supply||Power adapter DCK-E1|
|Lenses||All EF lenses (excludes EF-S lenses)|
|Flash||Canon Speedlites (220EX, 380EX, 420EX, 550EX, 580EX, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR-14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2)|
|Remote Controller/ Switch||Remote control with N3 type contact|
|Power Supply & Battery Chargers|| DC coupler kit
� Battery charger NC-E2
|Body Materials||Magnesium Alloy|
|Operating Environment|| 0-45 �C
� 85% or lower humidity
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||156 x 158 x 80 mm (6.1 x 6.2 x 3.1 in)|
|Weight (body only)||Approx. 1.2 kg (battery weight 335 g)|
(1) With 50mm lens at infinity, -1dpt
(2) Depending on memory card speed & capacity
(3) Compatible with 2GB memory cards & larger
(4) Based on the CIPA Standard and using the batteries and memory
card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated
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