Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II

Released August, 2004
  • 16.6 MP
  • Full frame 36 x 24 mm CMOS
  • 2" LCD
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.
by DPReview (Dec, 2002)
9.7 Out of 10

Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

EOS 1Ds Mark II
10.0
EOS 1D X
10.0
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

EOS 1Ds Mark II
8.7
EOS 1D X
10.0
focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

EOS 1Ds Mark II
10.0
EOS 1D X
10.0
continuous shooting

Reviews

What do the experts think?

EOS 1Ds Mark II
9.7
EOS 1D X
9.5
Reviews from dpreview.com

9.7

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

EOS 1Ds Mark II
9.7
EOS 1D X
9.7

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

EOS 1Ds Mark II
1,480 ISO
Nikon D800
2,979 ISO
EOS 1D X
2,786 ISO

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

EOS 1Ds Mark II
4 fps
EOS 1D X
14 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

EOS 1Ds Mark II
1,200 photos
EOS 1D Mark III
2,200 photos
EOS 1Ds Mark III
1,800 photos

Color depth The number of variations of color the camera can capture

EOS 1Ds Mark II
23.3 bits
Nikon D800
25.6 bits
EOS 7D Mark II
22.4 bits

Dynamic range Maximum range a camera can capture in one image from light to dark

EOS 1Ds Mark II
11.3 ev
Nikon D800
14.4 ev
EOS 6D
12.1 ev

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the camera

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Type CMOS
Megapixels 16.6 MP
Resolution 4992 x 3328
Size Full frame
Area 36 x 24 mm
Crop factor 1.0x
Pixel size 52.0 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 1,600 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 50 ISO to 3,200 ISO
Codecs
  1. RAW
  2. JPEG
Self cleaning sensor No

focus system

Type Contrast detection
Focus points 45
Cross type focus points 7
Supports continuous Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque
Viewfinder Viewfinder
Type Pentaprism
Coverage 100%
Magnification 0.7x
Viewfinder size 0.7x

performance

Max continuous shooting 4 fps
Battery life 1,200 photos
Continuous shooting 4 fps

video

Video None

display

Type LCD
Size 2"
Resolution 230 k dots
Has a touch screen No
Has a flip out screen No
Supports live view No

shutter

Min 30 s
Max 1/8000 s

form factor

Size 156 x 158 x 80 mm
Thickness 80 mm
Weight 1,500 g
Is weather sealed Yes

features

Includes a GPS No
Supports HDR No
Automatic panorama No
Create realistic 3D images No
Image stabilization None
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