Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II SLR Review

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Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II




1Ds Mark II Specifications
Improvements over 1Ds shown in RED








..Type
Type
Digital AF/AE SLR
Digital AF/AE SLR
Recording medium
Type I or II CF card, SD memory card
Type I or II CF card
Compatible lenses
Canon EF lenses (except EF-S lens)
Canon EF lenses (except EF-S lens)
Lens mount
Canon EF mount
Canon EF mount
..Imaging Element
Type
High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor, 7.2µm pixel pitch
High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor
Imager size
36 x 24 mm
35.8 x 23.8 mm
Pixels
Effective pixels: Approx. 16.70 megapixels
Total pixels: Approx. 17.20 megapixels
Effective pixels: Approx. 11.1 megapixels
Total pixels: Approx. 11.4 megapixels
Aspect ratio
3:2
3:2
Color filter system
RGB primary color filter
RGB primary color filter
Low-pass filter
Located in front of the image sensor, non-removable
Located in front of the image sensor, non-removable
..Recording System
Recording format Design rule for Camera File System 2.0: JPEG and RAW Design rule for Camera File System (except Color Matrix 4) and RAW
Image format JPEG, RAW (12bit) JPEG, RAW (12bit)
RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording Provided Provided
File size
(1) L (Large): Approx. 5.5 MB (4992 x 3328 pixels)
(2) M1 (Medium1): Approx. 3.2 MB (3600 x 2400 pixels)
(3) M2 (Medium2): Approx. 2.6 MB (3072 x 2048 pixels)
(4) S (Small): Approx. 1.9 MB (2496 x 1664 pixels)
(5) RAW: Approx. 14.6 MB (4992 x 3328 pixels)
* JPEG quality: 8
* Exact file sizes depend on the JPEG quality, subject, ISO speed, etc.
(1) Large/Fine: Approx. 4.1 MB (4064 x 2704 pixels)
(2) Large/Normal: Approx. 1.7 MB (4064 x 2704 pixels)
(3) Small/Fine: Approx. 1.4 MB (2032 x 1352 pixels)
(4) RAW: Approx. 11.4 MB (4064 x 2704 pixels)
* Exact file sizes depend on the subject and ISO speed.
Folders Folder creation/selection enabled Folder creation/selection enabled
File numbering
(1) Consecutive numbering
(2) Auto reset
(3) Manual reset
(1) Consecutive numbering
(2) Auto reset
(3) Manual reset
Processing parameters Standard parameters plus up to three custom processing parameters can be set Standard parameters plus up to three custom processing parameters can be set
Color Matrix Five standard types plus two types that can be registered with color matrix Two types of color space, sRGB and Adobe RGB. Preferable type is selectable out of four types of color tone in sRGB (Total 5 types).
Backup image recording Enabled (Same image recordable on CF card and SD memory card)
Interface IEEE1394 for personal computers
USB for direct printing
Video output (NTSC/PAL)
IEEE 1394 (with dedicated cable)
..White Balance
Settings
Auto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten light, fluorescent light, flash, custom, color temperature setting, Personal white balance (Total 10 settings)
Auto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten light, fluorescent light, flash, custom, color temperature setting, Personal white balance (Total 10 settings)
Auto white balance
Auto white balance with the image sensor
Hybrid auto white balance with the CMOS sensor and a dedicated, external sensor
Color temperature compensation
White balance bracketing:
±3 stops in full-stop increments
White balance correction:
±9 stops in full-stop increments
*Blue/amber bias or magenta/green bias possible
White balance bracketing:
±3 stops in full-stop increments
..Viewfinder
Type
Eye-level pentaprism
Eye-level pentaprism
Coverage
Approx. 100 percent vertically and horizontally with respect to the effective pixels
Approx. 100 percent vertically and horizontally with respect to the effective pixels
Magnification
0.7x (-1 diopter with 50mm lens at infinity)
0.7x (-1 diopter with 50mm lens at infinity)
Eyepoint
20 mm
20 mm
Built-in dioptric adjustment
-3.0 - +1.0 diopter
-3.0 - +1.0 diopter
Focusing screen
Interchangeable (9 types), Standard focusing screen: Ec-CIII
Interchangeable (9 types), Standard focusing screen: Ec-CIII
Mirror Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 37:63, no mirror cut-off with EF 1200mm f/5.6 or shorter lens) Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 37:63, 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, spot metering circle, ISO speed, exposure level, exposure warning), flash information (flash ready, FP flash, FE lock, flash exposure level), white balance correction, JPEG recording, number of remaining shots, memory card 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 Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
Eyepiece shutter Built-in Built-in
..Autofocus
Type
TTL-AREA-SIR with a CMOS sensor
TTL-AREA-SIR with a CMOS sensor
AF points
45 AF points (Area AF)
45 AF points (Area AF)
AF working range
EV 0-18 (at ISO 100 at 20°C/68°F)
EV 0-18 (at ISO 100)
Focusing modes
One-Shot AF (ONE SHOT)
AI Servo AF (AI SERVO)
Manual focusing (MF)
One-Shot AF (ONE SHOT)
AI Servo AF (AI SERVO)
Manual focusing (MF)
AF point selection
Automatic selection, manual selection, home position (switch to registered AF point)
Automatic selection, manual selection, home position (switch to registered AF point)
Selected AF point display
Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD panel
Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD panel
AF-assist beam
Emitted by the dedicated Speedlite
Emitted by the dedicated Speedlite
..Exposure Control
Metering modes
21-zone TTL full aperture metering
(1) Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 8.5% of viewfinder at center)
(3) Spot metering
• Center spot metering (approx. 2.4% of viewfinder at center)
• AF point-linked spot metering (approx. 2.4% of viewfinder)
• Multi-spot metering (Max. 8 spot metering entries)
(4) Centerweighted average metering
21-zone TTL full aperture metering
(1) Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 8.5% of viewfinder at center)
(3) Spot metering
• Center spot metering (approx. 2.4% of viewfinder at center)
• AF point-linked spot metering (approx. 2.4% of viewfinder)
• 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)
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, E-TTL II autoflash, manual, flash metered manual
Program AE (shiftable), shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, depth-of-field AE, E-TTL autoflash, manual, flash metered manual
ISO speed range
Equivalent to ISO 100-1600 (in 1/3-stop increments),ISO speed can be expanded to ISO 50 and 3200
Equivalent to ISO 100-1250 (in 1/3-stop increments), ISO speed can be expanded to ISO 50.
Exposure compensation
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)
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: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved.
Manual: By AE lock button in all metering modes.
Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved.
Manual: By AE lock button in all metering modes.
..Shutter
Type
Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
Shutter speeds
1/8000 to 30 sec. (1/3-stop increments), bulb X-sync at 1/250 sec.
1/8000 to 30 sec. (1/3-stop increments), bulb X-sync at 1/250 sec.
Shutter release
Soft-touch electromagnetic release
Soft-touch electromagnetic release
Self-timer
10-sec. or 2-sec. delay
10-sec. or 2-sec. delay
Remote control
Remote control with N3 type terminal
Remote control with N3 type terminal
..Flash
EOS-dedicated Speedlite
E-TTL II autoflash with EX-series Speedlite
E-TTL autoflash with EX-series Speedlite
PC terminal
Provided
Provided
..Drive System
Drive modes
Single/Continuous
Single/Continuous
Continuous shooting speed
Approx. 4 shots/sec.
Approx. 3 shots/sec.
Max. burst during continuous
shooting
JPEG: Approx. 32 shots (Large, JPEG 8)
RAW: Approx. 11 shots
JPEG: Approx. 10 shots (Large, JPEG 8)
RAW: Approx. 10 shots
..LCD Monitor
Type TFT color liquid-crystal monitor TFT color liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor size 2.0 inches 2.0 inches
Pixels Approx. 230,000 Approx. 120,000
Coverage 100% with respect to the effective pixels 100% with respect to the effective pixels
Brightness control Five levels provided Five levels provided
Interface languages 12 12
..Image Playback
Image display format
Single image, single image (INFO.), 4-image index, 9-image index, magnified zoom (approx. 1.5x - 10x), rotated image
Single image, single image (INFO.), 4-image index, 9-image index
Highlight alert
In the single image and single image (INFO.) formats, any overexposed highlight areas will blink in the image display.
In the single image and single image (INFO.) formats, any overexposed highlight areas will blink in the image display.
..Image Protection and Erase
Protection
Erase protection of one image, all images in a folder, or all images in the memory card can be applied or canceled at one time.
Erase protection of one image, all images in a folder, or all images in the CF card can be applied or canceled at one time.
Erase One image, all images in a folder, or all images in the memory card can be erased (except protected images) at one time. One image, all images in a 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. The voice narration recorded with the built-in microphone is attached to the image.
File format WAV WAV
Recording time Max. 30 sec. per recording Max. 30 sec. per recording
..Direct Printing
Compatible printers CP Direct, Bubble Jet Direct, and PictBridge-compatible printers
Printable images JPEG images (Print ordering enabled with DPOF version 1.1)
..Customization Function
Custom Functions
20 Custom Functions with 65 settings
21 Custom Functions with 67 settings
Personal Functions 27 26
Camera setting saving/reading
Possible
..Power Source
Battery
One Ni-MH Pack NP-E3
* AC power can be supplied via the AC adapter and DC coupler.
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. 1200
At 0°C/32°F: Approx. 800
* The above figures apply when a fully-charged Ni-MH Pack NP-E3 is used.
At 20°C/68°F: Approx. 600
At 0°C/32°F: Approx. 450
*The above figures apply when a fully-charged Ni-MH Pack NP-E3 is used.
Battery check
Automatic
Automatic
Power saving
Provided. Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, or 30 min.
Provided. Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, or 30 min.
Back-up battery
One CR2025 lithium battery
One CR2025 lithium battery
..Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D)
156 (W) x 157.6 (H) x 79.9 (D) mm / 6.1 x 6.2 x 3.1 in.
156 (W) x 157.6 (H) x 79.9 (D) mm / 6.1 x 6.2 x 3.1 in.
Weight
1215 g / 42.9 oz. (body only. battery: 335 g / 11.8 oz. )
1265 g / 44.6 oz. (body only. battery: 335 g / 11.8 oz.)

..Working Conditions

Working temperature range
0° - 45°C / 32 - 113°F
0° - 45°C / 32 - 113°F
Working humidity
85% or less
85% or less
*All the specifications above are based on Canon's testing and measuring standards.
*The camera's specifications and physical appearance are subject to change without notice.





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