DPReview: Canon EOS-1Ds reviewed|
(Wednesday, December 18, 2002 - 23:00 EST)
Our friends at the Digital Photography Review have now posted an in-depth look at Canon's 11 megapixel digital SLR, the EOS-1Ds.
Phil does his usual impressive job, with an in-depth look at the camera's controls, interface and image quality. There's 26 gorgeous sample images showing the camera in a wide range of situations, as well as standard test images. Phil concludes:
"Canon's full size CMOS sensor is certainly something that their R&D department should be proud of, it's clearly cutting edge technology to be able to firstly (a) have a full 35 mm size sensor which is economic enough to produce, (b) deliver a huge pixel count across that large frame size and (c) have enough bandwidth and processing power to shoot at up to three frames per second. On top of all that image quality is simply superb, great resolution, low noise and the excellent color response that we've come to expect from Canon Digital SLR's. For more, read the full review, and when you're done get a second opinion from our own look at the camera. You'll also find another review from the folks at Steve's Digicams, and yet another opinion from the Digital Camera Resource Page. If you're considering buying an $8000 camera, you're going to want to read all of the reviews to be sure its the right camera for you... :)
What more can I say? I love this camera, it's addictive, you get the first hit when you pick it up, look through the viewfinder and press that shutter release, it's one of the most effective and rewarding photographic tools you can use. The next hit comes when you see the images on a monitor (and prints look even better still). Simply the best (at the time of writing this review)."