• 35mm 852.0mm2
  • 11.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 1250
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 16.7 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 1600

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Canon 1Ds advantages over Canon 1Ds Mark II

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 8.81 vs 7.21 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Canon 1Ds Mark II advantages over Canon 1Ds

  • Fast startup
    ~0.30 vs 1.3 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Higher effective ISO
    1,480 vs 954 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1200 vs 600 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More dots on screen
    230k vs 120k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    16.7 vs 11.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    3.9 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    16 vs 10 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    3200 vs 1250 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility


Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Top deck display
    Both provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Pentaprism viewfinder
    Both provide
    Much better viewfinder picture fidelity
  • Dual card slots
    Both provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Neither provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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