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Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II

Canon upgrades their "ultimate" d-SLR with 16.7 megapixels of resolution and significant performance improvements.

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 9/26/2005

Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II


Model Name:

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II 
Model Number: 1Ds Mark II 
Camera Format: Pro SLR 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $7999.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2008-03-06
Date Available: 2004-10-01
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Wired 
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material: Metal 
Operating System:  
Weight: 55.1 oz (1,563 g)
Weight With Batteries? checked 
Size: 6.1 x 6.2 x 3.1 in.
(156 x 158 x 80 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4992x3328, 3600x2400, 3072x2048, 2496x1664
Movie Resolution:  
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 16.70
CCD Size (inches): 35mm 
CCD Filter Type: RGBG 
CCD Manufacturer: Canon 
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.01
Movie Audio:  
Quality Levels: 10
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):  
Zoom Ratio:  
Digital Zoom:  
Digital Zoom Values:  
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: TTL-AREA-SIR, AF-dedicated CMOS sensor, 45 AF points 
Auto Focus Assist Light? No 
Auto Focus Min Illum: 0.1000
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus: Yes 
Manual Focus Steps:  
Normal Focus Range:  
Macro Focus Range:  
Min Macro Area:  
Min Aperture:  
Max Aperture:  
Aperture Range Description:  
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: SLR type, eye-level pentaprism 
Optical VF Accuracy: 100%
LCD Viewfinder:  
LCD VF Accuracy:  
LCD Size (inches): 2.0
LCD Resolution: 230,000 dots
OLED Screen:  
Max Playback Zoom: 10.00
ISO Settings: 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
ISO Rating Max: 3200
Number of White Balance Settings: 9
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash, Manual, Kelvin 
Manual White Balance: Yes 
Longest Shutter Time: 30 
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/8000 
Exp Adj Range: 3.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.33 EV
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Partial (8.5% of VF), Center-weighted averaging, Spot (Center or AF Point), Multi-spot 
Spot Metering: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Self Timer: 10, 2
Internal Flash: No 
No of Flash Modes: n/a
Flash Modes: n/a
Flash Guide Number (Meters): n/a
Flash Range Default ISO (meters): n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a
No of Flash "Pops": n/a
Ext Flash:  
Ext Flash Connection: PC sync, Standard hot shoe with extra terminals for Canon strobes 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CompactFlash Type 1, CompactFlash Type 2, Microdrive, SD/MMC 
Other Memory Types:  
Memory Included (MB):  
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: Yes 
Compressed Format: JPEG 
Movie File Format:  
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No 
External Connections: USB 1.1, USB 2.0 Full (LOW) Speed, USB 2.0 High Speed, Firewire
Other Connection:  
Included Software:  
OS Compatibility:  
Performance Timing
Startup Time: 0.300 seconds
Shutdown Time:  
Play -> Record:  
Record -> Play (max res): 3.400 seconds
Record -> Play (min res): 1.200 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE:  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE: 0.180 seconds
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus: 0.057 seconds
Shutter Lag, Prefocus: 0.052 seconds
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format: 0.550 seconds
Cycle Time Max Res: 0.510 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res: 0.520 seconds
Buffer Frames, Max Res: 17
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 3.930
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec):  
Movie Sec @ Max Res:  
Movie Sec @ Min Res:  
Download speed, KB/second: 2226.00
Battery Form Factor: Custom 
Usable Battery Types: Canon NP-E3 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-E3 NiMH rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
More Information
Notes & Features: Default ISO range is 100-1600. Menu option expands to 50-3200. USB appears to be v1.1, max download speed is 543 KB/sec. Download speed with FireWire is 2226 KB/sec with a fast card. (Lexar 80x CF card used for testing.) 
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
Photo Gallery URL:  
Device Forum URL:  
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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