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Canon EOS-1D Pro SLR

Canon EOS-1D Pro SLR Specifications

Camera Type Digital AF SLR (CCD sensor / Direct imaging)
Recording medium Type I and II CF card
Image format 28.7 x 19.1 mm
Compatible lenses Canon EF lenses
Lens mount Canon EF lens mount
Lens focal length conversion factor* Approx. 1.3 x of indicated lens focal length (*compared to 35mm format)
Imaging Element
Type High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large-area single-plate CCD sensor
Pixels Effective pixels: Approx. 4.15 megapixels (2496 x 1665)
Aspect ratio 2:3
Color filter system RGB primary colors
Low-pass filter Located in front of the CCD sensor, fixed
Recording System
Recording format Design rule for Camera File system
Image format JPEG and RAW, 36-bit true color (12 bits/ RGB color), RAW + JPEG simultaneous recording
Provided file size (1) Large/Fine: approx. 2.4 MB (2464 x 1648 pixels)
(2) Large/Normal: approx. 1.3 MB (2464 x 1648 pixels)
(3) Small/Fine: approx. 1.1 MB (1232 x 824 pixels)
(4) RAW: approx. 4.8 MB (2496 x 1662 pixels)
* Exact file sizes depend on the subject and ISO speed.
Folders Folder creation and selection possible
File numbering Consecutive numbering
Auto reset
Manual reset
Image-Processing Parameters Standard parameters plus up to three custom image processing parameter sets can be set
Interface IEEE 1394 (with dedicated cable)
White Balance
10 Settings Auto, daylight, shade, overcast, tungsten light, fluorescent light, flash, custom, manual color temperature setting, personal white balance
Auto white balance Hybrid auto balance with the CCD sensor and a dedicated, external sensor
Personal white balance Up to three personal white balance settings can be registered
Color temperature compensation White balance bracketing: +/- 3 steps in whole step increments (1 step = 5 mireds)
Color Matrix
Type 5 color matrix settings for color spaces compatible with sRGB and Adobe RGB 1998 (4 settings for standard sRGB color space)
Type Glass pentaprism, eye-level type with eyesight correction
Coverage 100% vertically and horizontally with respect the effective pixels
Magnification 0.72x (-1 diopter with 50mm at infinity)
Eyepoint 20 mm
Built-in dioptic correction -3.0 -- +1.0 diopter
Focusing screen Interchangeable (9 types)Standard focusing screen: Ec-CIII
Mirror Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 63:37, no mirror cut off with EF 1200mm f/5.6 or shorter lens)
Viewfinder Information 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
Depth-of-field preview Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
Eyepiece shutter Built-in
Type TTL-AREA-SIR with CMOS sensor
AF Frame 45-point Area AF (W x H: 15mm x 8mm)
AF working range EV 0-18 (at ISO 100)
Focusing modes One-Shot AF
AI Servo AF
Manual focusing (MF)
AF point selection Automatic selection, manual selection, home position (switch to registered AF point)
Selected AF point display Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on top LCD panel
AF-assist beam Emitted by the dedicated Speedlite's built-in AF-assist beam
Exposure Control
Metering modes TTL full aperture metering with 21-zone SPC
(1) Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 13.5% of viewfinder at center)
(3) Spot metering
a. Center spot metering (approx. 3.8% of viewfinder at center)
b. AF point-linked spot metering (approx. 3.8% of viewfinder at center)
c. Multi-spot metering (Max. 8 spot metering entries)
(4) Centerweighted average metering
Metering range EV 0-20 (at 20 °C/68 °F with 50mm f/1.4 lens, ISO 100)
Exposure control systems Program AE (shiftable), shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, depth-of-field AE, E-TTL flash AE, manual, flash metered manual
ISO speed range Equivalent to ISO 200-1600 (in 1/3 stop increments), ISO speed can be expanded to ISO 100 and 3200
Exposure compensation Auto exposure bracketing (AEB): +/- 3 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)
AE lock Auto: Operates in One-shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
Manual: By AE lock button in all metering modes
Type Electronic shutter with the CCD sensor and vertical-travel, local-plane shutter with all speeds electronically-controlled
Shutter speeds 1/16,000 to 30 sec. (1/3 stop increments), bulb, X-synch at 1/500th sec.
Shutter release Soft-touch electromagnetic release
Noise reduction for long exposure Operate at 1/15th sec. or a slower shutter speeds (including bulb), ??????
Self-timer 10-sec. or 20-sec. delay
Remote control Remote switch N3-type terminal provided
External flash Speedlite EX series E-TTL autoflash
PC terminal Provided; operates regardless of sync polarity
Drive System
Drive modes Single-frame, low-speed continuous, high-speed continuous
Continuous shooting speed Low-speed continuous: 3 fps
High-speed continuous: 8 fps
Max. burst during continuous shooting 21 shots in Large/Fine, Large/Normal, Small/Fine modes
16 shots in RAW, RAW+Large/Fine, RAW+Large/Normal,RAW+Small/Fine modes
*Maximum shots per burst depends on the subject shooting mode, and ISO speed.
LCD Monitor
Type TFT color LCD monitor
Monitor size 2.0 inches
Pixels Approx. 120,000
Coverage Approx. 100% with respect to the effective pixels
Brightness control Adjustable to one of five levels
Image Playback
Image display format (1)Single image with information
(2) Single image
(3) 4-image index
(4) 9-image index
Highlight alert In display formats (1) and (2) above, any overexposed highlight areas will blink in the image display
Active AF point indicator Displayed in the single image with information display format
Image Protection and Erase
Protection Erase protection of one image, all images in folder, or all images in the CF card can be applied or cancelled at one time.
Erase One image, all images in folder, or all images in the CF card can be erased (except protected images) at one time
Sound Recording
Recording method The voice narration recorded with the built-in microphone is attached to the image
File format WAV
Recording time Max. 30 sec. per recording
Menu categories (1) Shooting menu
(2) Image reviewing menu
(3) Setup menu
(4) Custom/Personal functions
LCD monitor language Japanese, English, French, German, Spanish
Firmware update Update possible by the user
Custom functions 21, with 67 possible settings
Personal functions 25, uploadable via IEEE 1394 computer connection
Power Source
Battery One Ni-MH Pack NP-E3
*AC power can be supplied via the AC adapter and DC coupler
Number of shots At 20 °C/68 °F: approx. 500. At 0 °C/32 °F: approx. 350 When a fully-charged Ni-MH Pack NP-E3 battery and EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens are used; the photo image confirmation function is "on"; the confirmation display time is 2 sec.; and the file format is RAW + Large/Fine)
Battery check Automatic
Power saving Provided, Power turn off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, or 30 min.
Back-up battery One CR2025 lithium battery
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D) 156 x 157.6 x 79.9 mm / 6.1 x 6.2 x 3.1 in.
Weight 1250 g. / 44.1 oz. (Body only. Battery: 335 g. / 11.8 oz.)
Working Conditions
Working temperature range 0 - 45 °C / 32 - 113 °F
Working humidity 85% or lower
EOS-1D Box Contents
EOS-1D Pro SLR kit EOS-1D Camera, Hand Strap E1, Neck strap L4, Nickel-hydride Battery Pack NP-E3, Nickel-hydride Battery Charger NC-E2 (charge time 120 minutes), DC Coupler Kit DCK-E1 (DC coupler, DC cord, AC power adapter AC100-240V, 50/60Hz), Interface cable IFC-200D6 (IEEE1394 FireWire), EOS-1D Digital Solution Disk (IEEE1394 Driver, FireWire Driver, RemoteCapture, TWAIN Driver for Card Reader), Photoshop 5.0 LE Disk (Windows and Mac), TWAIN Drivers and Macintosh Plug-in Module, Camera User Guide, Software Starter Guide, System Map and Warranty Card.

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