Canon EOS 1D SLR Review

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Compare the EOS-1D and
EOS D30 Cameras




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(The Canon EOS D30 is shown with optional battery grip)

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Resolution and CCD Canon EOS-1D Canon EOS D30
Sensor type Interline Transfer CCD w/RGB color filter array CMOS w/RGB color filter array
Effective pixels 4.15 million (RAW)
4.06 million (JPEG)
3.11 million
Pixel layout 2464 x 1648 (JPEG)
2496 x 1662 (RAW)
2160 x 1440
Sensor size 28.7 x 19.1 mm 22.7 x 15.1 mm
Pixel size 11.5 microns x 11.5 microns 10.5 microns x 10.5 microns
Low-pass filter? Yes; in front of imager, fixed Yes; in front of imager, fixed
Aspect ratio 2:3 2:3
Finished file size
(inside of an editor)
11.7MB, 8 bits per color (Large JPEG)
11.9MB, 8 bits per color (RAW)
23.8MB, 16 bits per color (RAW)

Note: Reduced resolution JPEG not listed

8.9MB, 8 bits per color, (Large JPEG, RAW)
17.8MB, 16 bits per color (RAW)

Note: Reduced resolution JPEG not listed

Focal length conversion factor (relative to 35mm format) 1.3x
(varies slightly between JPEG and RAW)
1.6x
ISO Range 200-1600 in 1/3 stop increments
ISO 100 and ISO 3200 via Custom Function
ISO 100-1600 in 1 stop increments
Shooting Speed
Maximum burst 8 frames per second 3 frames per second
Burst depth 21 frames (JPEG, ISO 800 or lower)
16 frames (RAW or RAW + JPEG, ISO 800 or lower)
14 frames (Above ISO 800, all formats)
8-30+ frames (Large/Fine JPEG; varies with ISO and scene content; camera switches to processing images if shutter button released at any point in a sequence, causing delay before shooting can recommence)
3 frames (RAW)
Shutter lag 55ms Approx. 100ms
Shutter speeds 1/16,000 to 30 sec plus Bulb 1/4000 to 30 sec. plus Bulb
Top flash sync speed (standard flash mode, dedicated flash) 1/500 1/200
AF System 45-point Area AF (7 cross-type AF sensors) 3-point Wide-area (1 cross-type AF sensor)
AF Modes One-Shot AF
AI Servo AF
Manual focusing (MF)
One-Shot AF
AI Servo AF with focus prediction
AI Servo AF
Manual focusing (MF)
AF-assist beam Emitted by external speedlight Built into camera
Color LCD
Type 2.0-inch low-temperature TFT type, approx. 120,000 pixels; displays captured images, menus, etc. 1.8-inch low-temperature TFT type, approx. 114,000 pixels; displays captured images, menus, etc.
Viewfinder
Type Glass pentaprism, eye-level type with eyesight correction, 100% coverage vertically and horizontally with respect the effective pixels, 20mm eyepoint, interchangeable (9 types) focusing screens, eyepiece shutter. Full-frame reflex type with eyesight correction, coverage approximately 95% horizontal and vertical, 0.88X magnification and 20mm eyepoint, no interchangeable focusing screens.
Information displayed AF information (AF points, focus confirmation 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 AF points, in-focus indicator, AE/FE Lock, flash ready, shutter speed, aperture, focusing point indicators, exposure level
Image Storage
Storage media Single CompactFlash slot; compatible with CompactFlash Type I/II, including Microdrive Single CompactFlash slot; compatible with CompactFlash Type I/II, including Microdrive
RAW files TIFF-based lossless compression Canon CRW lossless compression
JPEGs Large Fine (full-res)
Large Normal (full-res)
Small Fine (reduced-res)
Large Fine (full-res)
Large Normal (full-res)
Small Fine (reduced-res)
Small Normal (reduced-res)
Custom JPEG compression Yes; Fine and Normal settings can be tuned in 5 increments for a total of 10 compression levels in-camera. These are stored in parameter sets, Standard plus three that can be defined by the user - requires computer connection No
Simultaneous JPEG + RAW Yes No
User can create folders? Yes No
Interface
Computer I/O 400mbps FireWire USB 1.1 (12mbps)
Tethered operation? Yes; with supplied RemoteCapture software Yes; with supplied RemoteCapture software
Remote control? Yes; socket for Remote Switch RS-80N3, Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3 or the Wireless Controller LC-4 Yes; socket for Remote Switch RS-80N3, Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3 or the Wireless Controller LC-4.
Voice annotation? Yes No
Video out? No Yes; NTSC or PAL selectable
Serial? No No
Flash sync? Yes; dedicated hot shoe for Canon EX series speedlights and standard PC type sync connector Yes; dedicated hot shoe for Canon EX series speedlights and standard PC type sync connector
Exposure and Color
Exposure modes Program AE (shiftable), shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, depth-of-field AE, E-TTL flash AE, manual, flash metered manual AUTO, Program AE, shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, depth-of-field AE, full Manual or one of the EOS Image Zone modes (Sports, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Night.)
Exposure bracketing +/- 3 stops in 1/3 stop increments +/- 2 stops in 1/3 stop increments
Bracketing methods 1) Shutter speed or Aperture
2) ISO speed Manual: +/- 3 stops in 1/3 stop increments (can be combined with AEB)
Shutter speed or aperture
Evaluative metering? Yes; 21 zone Evaluative Yes; 35 zone Evaluative
Spot metering? Yes (3 types)
1) 3.8% central-area
2) AF point-linked spot (3.8% at center)
3) Multi-spot (Max. 8 spot metering entries)
Yes
9.5% central-area
Flash metering E-TTL E-TTL
Wireless TTL? Yes Yes
WB settings Shade
Overcast
Daylight
Flash
Fluorescent
Tungsten
Hybrid Auto WB
Custom WB (can store 3 in camera)
K (Color Temperature)
Overcast
Daylight
Flash
Fluorescent
Tungsten
Auto WB
Custom WB
Color space sRGB (4 types)
AdobeRGB
sRGB
Custom settings Yes; 20 custom functions and 25 personal settings (must use computer to program personal settings) Yes; 13 custom functions and 3 sets of special functions (must use computer to program the special functions)
Camera Body
Construction Magnesium chassis and exterior, dust and moisture resistant, same as EOS-1v Steel chassis with polycarbonate exterior, no weather proofing
Dimensions
(W x H x D)
6.1 x 6.2 x 3.1 inches
155 x 157 x 79 mm
5.9 x 4.2 x 3.0 inches
150 x 107 x 76 mm
Weight 44.1 oz / 1250 g. (w/out battery) 27.5 oz / 780 g. (w/out battery or grip)
Battery Removable 1650mAh NiMH Removable 1100mAh Lithium Ion

(Most table data is courtesy of www.RobGalbraith.com)

This isn't a complete list of all the differences between these two fine cameras,
but it does cover the most important ones.




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