Canon Digital Cameras - Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II

 
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Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II Digital Camera Review

Type
Type Digital AF/AE SLR
Recording Medium Type I or II CF card, SD memory card
Image Format 36.0 x 24.0mm
Compatible Lenses Canon EF lenses (except EF-S lenses)
Lens Mount Canon EF mount
Lens Focal Length Conversion Factor Approx. 1.0 times
Image Sensor
Type High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor
Pixels Approx. 16.7 megapixels
Total Pixels Approx. 17.2 megapixels
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Color Filter System RGB primary color filter
Low-pass Filter Located in front of the image sensor, non-removable
Recording System
Recording Format JPEG and RAW, RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording provided. Backup image recording enabled (Same image recordable on CF card and SD memory card standards, MMC standards)
Image Format JPEG, RAW (12-bit)
File Size L (Large): Approx. 5.5MB (4992 x 3328)
M1 (Medium1): Approx. 3.2MB (3600 x 2400)
M1 (Medium2): Approx. 2.6MB (3072 x 2048)
S (Small): Approx. 1.9MB (2946 x 1664)
RAW: Approx. 14.6MB (4992 x 3328) JPEG quality: can be set from 1 (min. quality, max. compression) to 10 (max. quality, min. compression)
Folders Folder creation/selection enabled
File Numbering Consecutive numbering, Auto reset, Manual reset
Color Space Five standard types plus two types that can be registered with custom color matrix
Image-processing Parameters Standard parameters plus up to three custom processing parameters can be set
Interface IEEE1394 for personal computers; USB for direct printing; Video output (NTSC/PAL)
White Balance
Settings Auto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten light, fluorescent light, flash, custom, color temperature setting, custom white balance (Total 10 settings)
Auto White Balance Auto white balance with the image 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
Viewfinder
Type SLR-type, fixed eye-level pentaprism
Coverage Approx. 100% vertically and horizontally with respect to the effective pixels
Magnification 0.70x (-1 dpt with 50mm lens at infinity)
Eyepoint 20 mm
Dioptric Adjustment 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 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
Depth-of-Field Preview Enabled with depth-of-field preview button (with Speedlite 580EX, 550EX, 420EX, MR-14EX, or MT-24EX, pressing the depth-of-field preview button fires a modeling flash
Eyepiece Shutter Built-in
Autofocus
Type TTL-AREA-SIR with AF-dedicated CMOS Sensor
AF Points 45 AF points (Area AF) 8x15mm (vertical x horizontal)
AF Working Range EV 0-18 (at ISO 100 at 20°C/68°F)
Focusing Modes 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)
Selected AF Point Display Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD screen
AF-assist Beam Emitted by the dedicated Speedlite
Exposure Control
Metering Modes 21-zone TTL full aperture metering
Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point)
Partial metering (approx. 8.5% of viewfinder at center)
Spot metering - Center spot metering (approx. 2.4% of viewfinder at center)
- AF point-linked spot metering (approx. 2.4% of screen)
- Multi-spot metering (Max. 8 spot metering entries)
Centerweighted averaged 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, E-TTL II 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 via menu selection
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 (1 & 2), or 1/2 stop (1) increments (AEB can not be used in combination with 1 and 2
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
Shutter
Type Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speeds 1/8000 to 30 sec. (1/3-stop increments), bulb, X-sync at 1/250 sec
Shutter Release Soft-touch electromagnetic release
Self-timer 10 sec. or 2 sec. delay
Remote Control Remote control with N3 type terminal
External Speedlite
EOS External Flash or Dedicated Speedlites E-TTL II autoflash with EX-series Speedlit
PC Terminal Provided
Drive System
Drive Modes Single, continuous (approx. 4fps), self-timer (10 sec.)
Continuous Shooting Approx. 4 fps (at 1/250 sec. or faster for all recording quality settings)
Max. Burst During Continuous Shooting JPEG: Approx. 32 shots (Large, JPEG 8)
RAW: Approx. 11 shots
LCD Monitor
Type TFT color liquid-crystal monitor
Screen Monitor size 2.0 in
Pixels Approx. 230,000
Coverage 100% with respect to the effective pixels
Brightness Control 100% with respect to the effective pixels
Playback
Image Display Format Single image, single image (INFO.), 4-image index, 9-image index, magnified zoom, manual/automatic rotation
Highlight Alert In the single image and single image (INFO.) formats, the white portions which do not contain image information with blink
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 cancelled
Erase One image, all images in a folder, or all images in the memory card can be erased (except protected images)
Direct Printing from the Camera Enabled
Compatible Printers CP Direct, Bubble Jet Direct, and PictBridge-compatible printers
Settings Printable images: JPEG images (Print ordering enabled with DPOF version 1.1)
Sound Recording
Recording Methods The voice annotation recorded with the built-in microphone is attached to the image
File Format 8 kHz sampling, 8-bit/sample WAV
Recording Time Max. 30 sec. per recording (the audio recording for one image can be extended to over 30 sec.)
Menus
Menu Categories Shooting menu, Playback menu, set-up menu
LCD Monitor Language 12 languages (English, German, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese and Japanese
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. 1200
At 0 C/32 F: Approx. 800
The above figures apply when a fully-charged Ni-MH Pack NP-E3 is used
Battery Check Automatic
Power Saving Provided. Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, or 30 min. before turns off automatically after non-operation
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D) 6.1 x 6.2 x 3.1 in. / 156 x 157.6 x 79.9mm
Weight 42.9 oz. / 1215g (Body only. Battery: 11.8 oz. / 335g)
Operating Environment
Operating Temperature Range 0-45 C / 32-113 F
Operating Humidity Range 85% or less

Reviews
 
Review by: Chris
Lacation: Omaha,Nebraska
Type of Sport: Point and shoot cameras
Review Date: 04-14-2007
Cost Performace

This Camera is has highest resolution 16.7 Megapixel full frame (36 x 24mm)CMOS sensor. This produces file that convert to 50 MB uncondensed TIFF. It is more suitable for professional users, international photo agencies and stock libraries.

 
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