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EOS-1D Mark II N

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8.5 fps for up to 48 full-resolution JPEGs in a burst.
With its continuous shooting speed of approximately 8.5 frames-per-second, the EOS-1D Mark II N is fast. This amazing speed is achieved even when recording in the Large JPEG setting (approx. 3,504 x 2,336 pixels) - a major triumph. 8.5 fps are maintained during maximum bursts of 48 shots (22 shots in RAW). Bursts are first recorded to the cameras internal memory to ensure maximum speed and then transferred to memory cards for storage. The number of shots remaining during a burst is displayed on the right side of the viewfinder. Photographers can expect an exceptional degree of performance and reliability on par with any film camera they've ever used. Speedy shooting is achieved with lightning-fast 45-point AF, sophisticated tracking and predictive AF technology combined with precise, instant metering, no matter the setting. Shutter lag is a paltry 55 milliseconds. Starting up in 0.2 sec., the EOS-1D Mark II N demonstrates its speed immediately. * As of August 2005.
8.2 Megapixel CMOS Sensor with a convenient 1.3x lens conversion factor, combined with DIGIC II Image Processor for outstanding image quality.
Canon's in-house designed single-plate CMOS sensor with 8-channel reading technology delivers exceptional image quality and accelerated continuous shooting. Large and extremely sensitive, with approximately 8.2 million effective pixels (8.5 million total pixels) and a generous 28.7 x 19.1mm image size, it faithfully captures every nuance of your scene from highlights to shadows. Moreover, extensive noise reduction ensures an extremely high S/N ratio. Framing is natural because the sensor's 3:2 aspect ratio is the same as in 35mm cameras, and the sensor's large size realizes an effective angle of view that's just 1.3 times the focal length indicated on Canon EF lenses. DIGIC II Image Processor<br/> The revolutionary DIGIC II Image Processor complements the EOS-1D Mark II N 's speed in capturing images by processing and saving them with similar speed and precision. Compatible with DDR SDRAM, the DIGIC II processor achieves super high speed processing that results not only in fast shooting, but also accurate processing. This single-chip image processor employs original Canon algorithms to accurately convert signals from the CMOS sensor into crisp, high-quality images with natural color and rich gradation. By handling larger volumes of image data, DIGIC II even contributes to lower power consumption: approximately 1,200 shots can be taken on a full battery at 68&#176; F/20&#176; C, or around 800 shots at 32&#176; F/0&#176; C.
Superb body design and strength - all-metal body and chassis, weather-resistant construction and shutter durability - tested to 200,000 exposures.
Designed as a serious tool for professionals, the EOS-1D Mark II N performs reliably in the most demanding shooting conditions. Its handsome body offers the same high durability as the EOS-1Ds Mark II, thanks to rigid magnesium alloy in the chassis and external covers (top, front, rear and memory card slot cover). The magnesium alloy also contributes to effective electromagnetic shielding, a long-lasting luxurious finish, and extremely low body weight that photographers will surely appreciate. Exceptional durability extends to the inner mechanisms as well, which are shielded from dust and water by protective sealing on all exposed moving parts. Shutter durability of up to 200,000 shutter cycles, ensures the 1D Mark II N will survive almost any situation, for years to come.
New larger 2.5 inch LCD screen can be viewed even at extreme angles up to 170&deg.
The EOS-1D Mark II N features a newly-designed 230,000 pixel, 2.5 inch LCD screen which provides a bigger image for playback and can be viewed 170&#176; from all angles. Advances in playback include zooming from any AF point, an improved magnified view, and more shot information in the display.
Many new user-requested features, including RAW + JPEG recording on separate memory cards, easy switching between memory cards and user-set file prefixes.
The EOS-1D Mark II N incorporates a number of user-requested improvements such as an interchangeable matte focusing screen for critical focus in low light. ISO values can now be changed in the viewfinder, allowing the photographer to change settings without taking the camera from their eye. The1D Mark II N has two memory card slots, one for CompactFlash (CF) and one for Secure Digital (SD) memory, and has the ability to record JPEG and RAW images on different memory cards, simultaneously. These improvements, plus all the shooting modes of the EOS 1 line and shutter speeds from 1/8000 to 30 sec. and bulb make it clear that the1D Mark II N is an incredibly adaptable photographic tool.
New "Picture Style" function for greater control of color rendition and in-camera sharpening.
The EOS-1D Mark II N is one of the easiest cameras to customize to a photographer's personal style of shooting. Six new "Picture Style" settings simulate the characteristics of different film styles, including Snapshot mode, for punchy, print-from-the-camera color, Portrait mode, for softer, more natural skin tones; Landscape, for vivid blues and greens and overall sharpness, plus Neutral, Faithful and Monochrome, which can be customized to emulate color filters with black and white film. By selecting different sharpening parameters, photographers can further ensure that their images will look exactly as they like, right out of the camera, expediting time-sensitive projects where post-processing is unnecessary or inconvenient.




Digital AF/AE SLR

Recording Media

CF Card Type I and II, SD Memory Card (1 slot each)

Image Format

1.13 x 0.75 in./28.7 x 19.1mm

Compatible Lenses

Canon EF lenses (except EF-S lenses)

Lens Mount

Canon EF mount

Image Sensor


High-sensitivity, High-resolution, Single-plate CMOS Sensor


Approx. 8.2 megapixels

Total Pixels

Approx. 8.5 megapixels

Aspect Ratio

3:2 (Horizontal : Vertical)

Color Filter System

RGB primary color filters

Low Pass Filter

Located in front of the image sensor, non-removable

Recording System

Recording Format

DCF 2.0 (Exif 2.21): JPEG, RAW and RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording provided Backup image recording enabled (Same image recordable on CF card and SD memory card)

Image Format

JPEG, RAW (12-bit)

File Size

(1) L (Large): Approx. 3.2MB (3,504 x 2,336)
(2) M1 (Medium1): Approx. 2.6MB (3,104 x 2,072)
(3) M2 (Medium2): Approx. 1.9MB (2,544x 1,696)
(4) S (Small): Approx. 1.1MB (1,728 x 1,152)
(5) RAW: Approx. 7.9MB (3,504 x 2,336) JPEG quality: 8. Exact file sizes depend on the JPEG quality, subject, ISO speed, etc.


Folder creation/selection enabled

File Numbering

(1) Continuous numbering (2) Auto reset (3) Manual reset

Color Space

Five standard types plus two types that can be registered with color matrix


IEEE1394 for image data, USB 1.1 for direct printing, NTSC/PAL for video output

White Balance


Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Color temperature, PC-1 to PC-3 (Total 10 settings)

Auto White Balance

Auto white balance with the image sensor

Color Temperature Compensation

White balance bracketing: ±3 stops in full-stop increments*
White balance correction: ±9 stops in full-stop increments*
*Blue/Amber bias and Magenta/Green bias cannot be set together during white balance bracketing



Eye-level SLR with fixed pentaprism


Approx. 100% horizontally and vertically with respect to the effective pixels


0.72x (-1 dpt with 50mm lens at infinity)

Eye Point


Dioptric Adjustment Correction

-3.0 to +1.0 diopter

Focusing Screen

Interchangeable (10 types), Standard focusing screen: Ec-CIII


Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 37:63, no mirror cut-off with EF 1200mm f/5.6 or shorter lens)

Viewfinder Information

AF (AF points, focus confirmation light), Exposure (shutter speed, aperture, manual exposure, spot metering circle, ISO speed, exposure level), Flash (flash ready, FP flash, FE lock, flash exposure level), White balance compensation, JPEG recording, Number of remaining shots, Memory card information

Depth Of Field Preview

Enabled with depth-of-field preview button

Eyepiece Shutter




TTL-AREA-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS Sensor

AF Points

45 AF points

AF Working Range

EV 0-18 (at ISO 100 at 68° F/20° C)

Focusing Modes

Autofocus, One-Shot AF (ONE SHOT), AI Servo AF (AI SERVO), Manual Focus (MF)

AF Point Selection

Automatic selection, Manual selection, Home position (switch to register AF point)

Selected AF Point Display

Superimposed in viewfinder

AF Assist Beam

Emitted by the dedicated Speedlite

Exposure Control

Metering Modes

21-zone TTL full aperture metering
(1) Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 13.5% of screen)
(3) Spot metering
Center spot metering (approx. 3.8% of screen) AF point-linked spot metering (approx. 2.4% of screen) Multi-spot metering (Max. 8 spot metering entries) (4) Center weighted average metering

Metering Range

EV 1-20 (at 68° F/20° C with 50mm f/1.4 lens, ISO 100)

ISO Speed Range

Equivalent to ISO 100-1600 (in 1/3-stop increments), ISO speed can be expanded to ISO 50 and 3200

Exposure Compensation

AEB: +/-3 stops in 1/3-stop increments. Bracketing methods: 1. Shutter speed or aperture 2. ISO speed;
Manual: +/-3 stops in 1/3-stop or 1/2-stop increments

AE Lock

Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved.
Manual: By AE lock button in all metering modes


Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter 1/8000 to 30 sec. (1/3-stop increments), X-sync at 1/250 sec. Soft-touch electromagnetic release 10 sec. or 2 sec. delay Remote control with N3 type terminal


Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter

Shutter Speeds

1/8000 to 30 sec. (1/3-stop increments), X-sync at 1/250 sec.

Shutter Release

Soft-touch electromagnetic release

Self Timer

10 sec. or 2 sec. delay

Remote Control

Remote control with N3 type terminal

External Speedlite

EOS Dedicated Speedlite

E-TTL II autoflash with EX-series Speedlite

PC Terminal


Drive System

Drive Modes

Single, low-speed continuous, high-speed continuous, Self-timer

Continuous Shooting Speed

Low-speed continuous: Approx. 3 shots/sec. High-speed continuous: Approx. 8.5 shots/sec.

Maximum Burst

JPEG: Approx. 48 frames (Large/JPEG 8)
RAW: Approx. 22 frames
JPEG+RAW: Approx. 19 frames

LCD Monitor


TFT color liquid-crystal monitor

Monitor Size

2.5 in.


Approx. 230,000


100% with respect to the effective pixels

Brightness Control

Five levels provided


Display Format

Single image, Single image (INFO.). 4-image index, 9-image index, Magnified zoom (approx. 1.5x-10x), Rotated image

Highlight Alert

In the single image and single image (INFO.) formats, any overexposed highlight areas will blink in the image display

Image Protection and Erase


Erase protection of one image, all images in a folder, or all images in the memory card can be applied or cancelled


One image, all images in a folder, or all images in the memory card can be erased (except protected images)

Sound Recording

Recording Methods

The voice annotation recorded with the built-in microphone is attached to the image

File Format


Recording Time

Max. 30 sec. per recording


Menu Categories

(1) Shooting (2) Playback (3) Setup

LCD Monitor Language

15 (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Russian, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese)

Power Source


One NiMH Pack NP-E3
AC power can be supplied via the AC adapter and DC coupler

Number of Shots

At 68° F/20° C: Approx. 1200
At 32° F/0° C: Approx. 800
The above figures apply when a fully-charged Ni-MH Pack NP-E3 is used

Battery Check


Power Saving

Provided. Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30 min.

Back-up Battery

One CR2025 button battery

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions (W x H x D)

6.1 x 6.2 x 3.1 in./156 x 157.6 x 79.9mm


43.2 oz./1,225g

Operating Environment

Working Temperature Range

32-104° F/0-40° C

Working Humidity Range

85% or less



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