3 fps for 10 Consecutive Frames, 45-point AF, 5-mode 21-zone Metering System
3 fps Continuous Shooting
3 fps continuous shooting for up to 10 shots, even at the highest quality setting, is made possible by the speedy data reading of the CMOS sensor and the rapid image processing of the high-performance imaging engine. The EOS-1Ds delivers all the strength, responsiveness, and versatility you expect from Canon.
The Area AF system offers a 45-point Area AF for framing freedom and reliable AF performance. It also offes 45-point Manual, 11-point Manual, and 9-point Manual settings. Points are spread over an 8 x 15mm AF ellipse that covers a large part of the image.
6 Metering Options
Six metering options provide total exposure control in almost any situation. In addition to 21-zone Evaluative Metering, there is Center-weighted Metering, Central Partial Metering, Central Spot Metering, Focusing Point-linked Spot Metering and Canon's unique Multi-Spot metering - the EOS-1Ds can automatically average up to eight separate spot meter readings.
Custom Function Custom Functions provide a method of tailoring certain features and controls to meet your needs. The EOS-1Ds has 21 Custom Functions, many similar to the EOS-1v professional film camera, but of course some exclusive to digital.
26 Personal Functions are part of the EOS-1Ds's driver software and can be installed in the camera at any time. Combined with the built-in Custom Functions, they provide professional flexibility unmatched by any other digital SLR.
Quick Response The EOS-1Ds offers highly reponsive performance. Its shutter release time lag of 55ms matches that of the professional EOS-1v film camera. Black-out time between exposures is a barely perceptible 87ms and Canon's "Active Mirror Control" technology regulates the up and down movement of the miror to minimize vibration and stabilize the viewfinder image.
High Speed Shutter
The same durable, high-speed, high-precision mechanicl shutter that professionals have come to trust in the EOS-1v is employed in the EOS-1Ds. Shutter speed can be selected between 1/8000 and 30 seconds in 1/3-stop increments, with X-sync up to 1/250 sec.