Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of 7D vs 1Ds Mark I

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

continuous shooting

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Reviews from canonwatch.com, imaging-resource.com, 1001noisycameras.com, dpreview.com and 5 more

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Winner
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark I 

Camera Rocket recommends the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark I  based on its image quality, focusing and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of EOS 7D vs 1Ds Mark I

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

EOS 7D
854 ISO
EOS 1Ds Mark I
1,480 ISO

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

EOS 7D
8 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

EOS 7D
800 photos
EOS 1Ds Mark I
600 photos

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

EOS 7D
22.0 bits
EOS 1Ds Mark I
23.3 bits

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

EOS 7D
11.7 ev
EOS 1Ds Mark I
11.3 ev

Features Key features of the EOS 7D  vs 1Ds Mark I 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

EOS 7D
17.9 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

EOS 7D
12,800 ISO
EOS 1Ds Mark I
1,250 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

EOS 7D
0.62x

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

EOS 7D
18.5 microns
EOS 1Ds Mark I
77.5 microns

Reviews Word on the street

EOS 7D  vs 1Ds Mark I 

9.0
10.0
Despite its size and weight, the camera handles beautifully, with every control both easy and intuitive to operate.
EOS 1Ds Mark I

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

EOS 7D  vs
1Ds Mark I 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 17.9 MP 11 MP
Resolution 5184 x 3456 4064 x 2704
Size APS-C Full frame
Area 22.3 x 14.9 mm 35.8 x 23.8 mm
Crop factor 1.6x 1.0x
Pixel size 18.5 microns 77.5 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO 100 ISO to 1,250 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 100 ISO to 12,800 ISO 50 ISO to 1,250 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
CR2
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes

focus system

Type Phase detection Contrast detection
Focus points 19 45
Cross type focus points 19 0

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentaprism Pentaprism
Coverage 100% 100%
Magnification 1x 0.7x
Viewfinder size 0.62x 0.7x

performance

Max continuous shooting 8 fps 3 fps
Battery life 800 600
Continuous shooting
3 fps @ 4064 x 2704, JPEG, 10 shots
8 fps, RAW

video

EOS 7D  vs
1Ds Mark I 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps None
Shoots video in 24p Yes N/A
Shoots high speed video No N/A
External mic jack 3.5mm N/A
Autofocus while shooting video Manual N/A
Autofocus type N/A N/A
Autofocus supports continuous N/A N/A

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 2"
Resolution 920 k dots 120 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen No No
Supports live view Yes No

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/8000 s 1/8000 s

form factor

Size 148 x 111 x 74 mm 156 x 157.6 x 79.9 mm
Thickness 74 mm 79.9 mm
Weight 860 g 1,600 g
Is weather sealed Yes No

features

Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR No No
Automatic panorama No No
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization
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