Full set of test shots posted from a production model of the Canon EOS-1Ds!|
(Friday, November 22, 2002 - 14:32 EST)
There go my bandwidth bills... Again. ;-) - Canon has finally let me share a full set of standard test photos from the EOS-1Ds with you, and the results are *very* impressive!
Given its 11 megapixel sensor, it's no suprise that the 1Ds blows every other camera that I've tested previously clean out of the water in the resolution department. What I wasn't expecting though, was the incredible dynamic range it shows, and how clean its photos are, particularly those shot at high ISO settings. Overall, this is easily the most impressive digicam I've seen this year. It seems that Canon had to accept no tradeoffs in any significant operating parameter to achieve the high resolution: The 1Ds is a stellar performer in every aspect.
I've posted a full set of my standard test photos, and updated the test results and conclusions of my earlier "First Look" review of the 1Ds. (I've left the gallery of more creative shots, snapped by resident pro Gibbs Frazeur with the prototype camera up as well though, to provide some more "normal" subjects for everyone to look at.)
If you're a Canon shooter looking for the resolution for no-excuses double-truck spreads, or want to shoot true wide angle digitally, there's *no* reason to hold back any longer. The EOS-1Ds is a true technological tour de force, with stellar performance in every aspect! Check it out!