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EOS-1Ds Mark II

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16.7 Megapixel, Full Frame CMOS Sensor with DIGIC II Image Processor
Canon's newly developed, 16.7 megapixel full Size CMOS sensor captures more pixels faster, for no-compromise high-resolution photography. With a recorded image size of 4992 x 3328 pixels, and low noise levels comparable to the EOS-1D Mark II, the EOS-1Ds Mark II can create images large enough for almost any purpose, whether on location or in the studio. With ISO ratings of 50-3200, there's almost nowhere this sensor won't perform. As with its predecessor, the EOS-1Ds Mark II's sensor is full frame, meaning no focal length conversion factor-lenses will have the same angle of view as they would on a 35mm camera. With RAW plus four JPEG file sizes available, from 16.7 megapixels down to 4.2 megapixels, the EOS-1Ds MARK II can be adjusted to conserve space on memory cards if large images are not the priority of the shoot.
DIGIC II Image Processor
Driven by the revolutionary new DIGIC II Image Processor, the EOS-1Ds Mark II has been supercharged for unprecedented performance and image quality, no matter the situation. Thanks to the DIGIC II Image Processor, the EOS-1Ds MARK II is capable of shooting up to 4 frames-per-second for up to 32 JPEG or 11 RAW images. The information captured by the sensor is processed and assembled into images of exceptional clarity and resolution. For the first time, photographers can expect precise, natural colors with smooth, lifelike gradations, spot-on white balance and speed in any number of lighting situations. By handling larger volumes of image data, the DIGIC II Image Processor also contributes to lower power consumption: up to about 1,200 shots can be taken on a full battery at 20&deg C/68&deg F, or around 800 shots at 0&deg C/32&deg F. With a startup time of 0.3 seconds, the benefits of the DIGIC II Image Processor are immediately evident. RAW + JPEG<br/> Images can be recorded in the JPEG image format, the RAW image format, or both formats simultaneously, with unprecedented control over image quality. The JPEG format is ideal when reduced file sizes are desired, while Canon's newly developed proprietary CR2 RAW format offers higher image quality, with rich 12-bit gradation and lossless image compression. Amazing results can be achieved when processing RAW images on a computer.
Fast and Responsive, EOS-1 Class Performance
As the "1" designation has always been used for the flagship models in the EOS line, Canon has made no compromises with the construction and performance of the EOS-1Ds Mark II. With shutter speeds from 1/8000 to 30 sec. and bulb; a 1/250 sec. flash synchronization; E-TTL II flash metering; ISO Speeds of 100-1600 in 1/3-stop increments (expandable to 50 or 3200 using Custom Functions), as well as 100% viewfinder coverage, the EOS-1Ds Mark II behaves as a professional camera body should. Photographers can expect performance on par with every EOS-1 from the EOS-1V and on. Shutter lag is a paltry 55 milliseconds, focus is achieved with near-instant precision using a 45-point AF system, exposure is measured precisely with a 21-zone metering sensor, and the camera features 20 Custom Functions with 65 settings and 27 personal function settings (with the use of dedicated software) for the ultimate in customization. Features shared with the EOS-1D Mark II<br/> Like Canon's other Flagship EOS the EOS-1D Mark II, the EOS-1Ds Mark II features a number of improvements to enable better digital photography. Dual Card Slots<br/> The EOS-1Ds Mark II comes equipped with two card slots, one for CompactFlash (CF) and one for Secure Digital (SD) Memory cards. The camera can be set up to record images on either card for maximum storage capacity, or, for extra security, the same image can be recorded simultaneously on both cards. The card slot cover release knob has been redesigned to enable photographers to open the slot easily, even with their gloves on. Settings saved<br/> Reflecting the tremendous amount of customization possible with EOS digital SLRs, an entire camera's settings can now be saved to a memory card and shared with multiple cameras. If service is needed, personal settings can be stored and reloaded onto the camera, minimizing redundant settings work. New Interfaces<br/> Reflecting the wide range of viewing and image transfer possibilities available today, the EOS-1Ds Mark II has a new video OUT terminal, perfect for viewing images on a television screen. And in addition to the standard professional IEEE1394 (Firewire) port, the EOS-1Ds Mark II includes a USB port for connection to older computers or direct connection to PictBridge-compatible printers. Rugged Build Quality<br/> Like the EOS-1D Mark II, the EOS-1Ds Mark II has a rigid, well coated magnesium alloy body, as well as improved dust-proofing and waterproofing for shooting in even the most inclement conditions. In addition, the shutter is designed to endure 200,000 cycles. With a newly strengthened accessory shoe, electromagnetic shielding to help reduce noise, all in an elegant comfortable to carry body, the EOS-1Ds Mark II is a pleasure to hold and use.
Improved Image Display
New Monitor<br/> The EOS-1Ds Mark II's high-definition, 230,000 pixel 2.0-inch color TFT LCD offers nearly twice the resolution of monitors on other EOS digital models. It displays nearly 100% of JPEG images, features a new, bolder typeface that simplifies reading of text menus, and five brightness settings. Users can choose to display one to 9 images on the screen, and can see all of their image information when looking at a single image. Expanded Zoom Displays<br/> Displayed photos can be magnified from 1.5x to 10x in 15 stops, allowing users to check the focus and exposure of images with a new level of precision. Operation is simple: users press the Enlarge/Reduce button in combination with the AF point selector to zoom in, the AE lock button to zoom out, the Main Dial to scroll horizontally, or the Quick Control Dial to scroll vertically. RGB Histogram<br/> The RGB histogram is a unique feature newly available on only high-end Canon digital SLRs. This professional feature enables separate checking of color information for the red, green and blue channels, as well as inspection of other color information such as white balance, color balance, saturation and gradation compression. Available when viewing any recorded image in the Single (Info.) image playback mode, the RGB histogram is displayed as an alternate to the brightness histogram, which draws attention to white portions of the image that lack image information. Auto Rotation of Vertical Images<br/> To enable easier viewing, images shot vertically are automatically rotated when played back on the LCD monitor. Manual clockwise rotation of the image is also possible by 90, 270 or 0 degrees through the image rotation menu.
Compatible with Canon's Full Line of EOS Lenses and Accessories
EF Lenses<br/> Canon's world-renowned lineup of professional EF Lenses includes over 50 models ranging from 14mm ultra-wide-angle to 1,200mm super-telephoto. All of these extraordinary lenses, except the EF-S series, are compatible with the EOS-1Ds Mark II. Through Canon's advanced optical know-how and sub-micron precision engineering, EF Lenses offer unprecedented capabilities that meet wide-ranging needs. Leading features include a high precision Ultrasonic Motor that silently drives the autofocus mechanism, an Image Stabilizer that automatically compensates for camera shake, advanced Aspherical optics, fluorite lenses, Ultra Low Dispersion (UD) lenses, and Super UD lenses. Canon's sophisticated electronic lens mount technology communicates with the camera as soon as the lens is mounted, transferring information about the lens type, aperture and focal length, ensuring fast, precise control from the camera. Accessories<br/> The EOS-1Ds Mark II is compatible with all accessories available for the EOS-1D, EOS-1D Mark II and EOS-1Ds (except the DVK-E1, IFC-450D6, IFC-200D6). These accessories include the Ni-MH battery pack NP-E3 and Ni-MH battery charger NC-E2, DC coupler kit DCK-E1, various interface cables, a range of Speedlites, including the all new Speedlite 580EX, the Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, and much, much more. Speedlite 580EX<br/> The new flagship of the Speedlite line, the Speedlite 580EX is optimized for use with digital cameras and is a perfect complement to the EOS-1Ds Mark II. With a higher maximum guide number, shorter recycle times, and compatibility with Canon's E-TTL II flash metering, the Speedlite 580EX is the perfect flash for professionals to advanced amateurs, who want easy, powerful, customizable control. Data Verification Kit DVK-E2<br/> While ease of manipulation is usually considered a key benefit of digital photography, officials involved in data verification considered it a liability until Canon's release of the DVK-E1, the world's first data verification kit for digital SLRs. This breakthrough was introduced as an option for the EOS-1Ds camera. And now Canon is offering a new improved version - the DVK-E2 - as an option for the EOS-1Ds Mark II, EOS-1D Mark II, EOS-1Ds and EOS 20D. Like its predecessor, this kit can verify whether or not a photo is an untouched original. But its use of a Secure Mobile (SM) card reader, instead of an IC card reader, makes it more compact and affordable than the previous version. Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E1<br/> This new accessory allows photographers to transmit images from their cameras directly to a computer over a local area network (LAN). It is compatible with the EOS-1Ds Mark II, and with the EOS-1D MARK II and EOS 20D through firmware upgrades. Includes a mini-antenna and IEEE1394 cable.
Professional-level Image Software
The EOS-1Ds Mark II comes bundled with Canon's EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (Version 9.0), and Digital Photo Professional (Ver. 1.5), a perfect combination of powerful, easy to use tools designed to seamlessly transform data captured by the EOS-1Ds Mark II into a spectacular digital file, perfect for any application the photographer may have in mind. EOS Solution Disk
The EOS Solution Disk 9.0 includes EOS Viewer Utility 1.2, which provides dedicated support for downloading and simple RAW image adjustment. EOS Capture 1.2 is a remote capture tool for tethered operation, which offers improvements in both speed and usability over previous programs, and PhotoStitch allows for the creation of panoramic images from several different photographs. Digital Photo Professional (Version 1.5)
Digital Photo Professional is a new RAW image processing application featuring a newly designed, dedicated image processing engine which is optimized to streamline the workflow demands of professional digital photographers. It enables high-speed RAW image processing and preview, support for sRGB, Adobe RGB and Wide Gamut RGB color spaces, and is CMS (Color Management System) compatible. In addition to numerous controls for exposure and color settings, it also includes a new cropping tool, a navigation tool, CMYK printer simulation, batch conversion, multiple image download and download to applications other than Photoshop. Compatibility Chart
EOS-1Ds Mark II Canon Direct Printers iP8500 iP6000D iP5000 iP4000R iP4000 iP3000 iP2000 iP1500 i9900 i960 i900D i860 i560 i475D S830D S530D i80 i70 CP-330 CP-300 CP-220 CP-200 CP-100 CP-10 Direct Photo Printers
For desktop large-format printing, try one of the Direct Photo Printers which allow you to print directly in one of two ways: plug the compatible PowerShot camera into the Direct Photo Printer using the supplied cable, or simply insert a memory card with supplied adapter. You can also connect the printer to your computer for more options. Print high resolution borderless images in post card size or 8.5"x11" size within minutes. For more detailed information, select a model below:
iP8500 Photo Printer iP6000D Photo Printer iP5000 Photo Printer iP4000 Photo Printer iP4000R Photo Printer iP3000 Photo Printer iP2000 Photo Printer iP1500 Photo Printer i9900 Photo Printer i900D Photo Printer i960 Photo Printer i860 Desktop Photo Printer i560 Desktop Photo Printer i475D Desktop Photo Printer i70 Desktop Photo Printer i80 Color Bubble Jet Printer   Compact Photo Printers
Compact Photo Printers let you produce versatile fun 4"x8" greeting card, credit card size, post card size or wide size prints in just three easy steps: connect, press and print. Control the printer right from your camera's LCD screen. Bordered and borderless options are available. Available paper types let you create mini or credit card size labels. You can even take the CP-330 printer to a party or an outdoor picnic using its included rechargeable battery. For more detailed information, select a model below:
CP-220 Compact Photo Printer CP-330 Compact Photo Printer PictBridge
The Card Photo Printers CP330, CP220, CP-300 and CP-200 support PictBridge, a new print standard. This standard enables any digital camera that supports PictBridge to connect and print to any PictBridge compliant printer.




Digital AF/AE SLR

Recording Media

Type I or II CF card, SD memory card

Image Format

36.0 x 24.0mm

Compatible Lenses

Canon EF lenses (except EF-S lenses)

Lens Mount

Canon EF mount

Image Sensor


High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor


Approx. 16.7 megapixels

Total Pixels

Approx. 17.2 megapixels

Aspect Ratio


Color Filter System

RGB primary color filter

Low Pass Filter

Located in front of the image sensor, non-removable

Recording System

Recording Format

JPEG and RAW, RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording provided. Backup image recording enabled (Same image recordable on CF card and SD memory card standards, MMC standards)

Image Format

JPEG, RAW (12-bit)

File Size

(1) L (Large): Approx. 5.5MB (4992 x 3328)
(2) M1 (Medium1): Approx. 3.2MB (3600 x 2400)
(3) M1 (Medium2): Approx. 2.6MB (3072 x 2048)
(4) S (Small): Approx. 1.9MB (2946 x 1664)
(5) RAW: Approx. 14.6MB (4992 x 3328) JPEG quality: can be set from 1 (min. quality, max. compression) to 10 (max. quality, min. compression).


Folder creation/selection enabled

File Numbering

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

Color Space

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


IEEE1394 for personal computers; USB for direct printing; Video output (NTSC/PAL)

White Balance


Auto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten light, fluorescent light, flash, custom, color temperature setting, custom white balance (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 or magenta/green bias possible



SLR-type, fixed eye-level pentaprism


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


0.70x (-1 dpt with 50mm lens at infinity)

Eye Point

20 mm

Dioptric Adjustment Correction

-3.0 - +1.0 diopter

Focusing Screen

Interchangeable (9 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 information (AF points, focus confirmation light), exposure information (shutter speed, aperture, manual exposure, spot metering circle, ISO speed, exposure level, exposure warning), flash information (flash ready, FP flash, FE lock, flash exposure level), white balance correction, JPEG recording, number of remaining shots, memory card information

Depth Of Field Preview

Enabled with depth-of-field preview button (with Speedlite 580EX, 550EX, 420EX, MR-14EX, or MT-24EX, pressing the depth-of-field preview button fires a modeling flash)

Eyepiece Shutter




TTL-AREA-SIR with AF-dedicated CMOS Sensor

AF Points

45 AF points (Area AF) 8x15mm (vertical x horizontal)

AF Working Range

EV 0-18 (at ISO 100 at 20°C/68°F)

Focusing Modes

One-Shot AF (ONE SHOT); AI Servo AF (AI SERVO); Manual Focusing (MF)

AF Point Selection

Automatic selection, manual selection, home position (switch to registered AF point)

Selected AF Point Display

Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD screen

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. 8.5% of viewfinder at center)
(3) Spot metering- Center spot metering (approx. 2.4% of viewfinder at center)
- AF point-linked spot metering (approx. 2.4% of screen)
- Multi-spot metering (Max. 8 spot metering entries)
(4) Center weighted averaged metering

Metering Range

EV 0-20 (at 20°C/68°F 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 via menu selection

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 (1 & 2), or 1/2 stop (1) increments (AEB can not be used in combination with 1 and 2)

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), bulb, 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), bulb, 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, continuous (approx. 4fps), self-timer (10 sec.)

Continuous Shooting Speed

Approx. 4 fps (at 1/250 sec. or faster for all recording quality settings)

Maximum Burst

JPEG: Approx. 32 shots (Large, JPEG 8)
RAW: Approx. 11 shots

LCD Monitor


TFT color liquid-crystal monitor

Monitor Size

2.0 in.


Approx. 230,000


100% with respect to the effective pixels

Brightness Control

100% with respect to the effective pixels


Display Format

Single image, single image (INFO.), 4-image index, 9-image index, magnified zoom, manual/automatic rotation

Highlight Alert

In the single image and single image (INFO.) formats, the white portions which do not contain image information with blink.

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

8 kHz sampling, 8-bit/sample WAV

Recording Time

Max. 30 sec. per recording (the audio recording for one image can be extended to over 30 sec.)


Menu Categories

Shooting menu, Playback menu, set-up menu

LCD Monitor Language

12 languages (English, German, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese and Japanese)

Power Source


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

Number of Shots

At 20° C/68° F: Approx. 1200
At 0° C/32° F: 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, or 30 min. before turns off automatically after non-operation.

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


42.9 oz. / 1215g (Body only. Battery: 11.8 oz. / 335g)

Operating Environment

Working Temperature Range

0-45° C / 32-113° F

Working Humidity Range

85% or less

EOS-1Ds Mark II Kit Contents

EOS-1Ds Mark II Kit Contents EOS-1Ds Mark II Body (A) Eyecup EC-II (not shown) Neck Strap L4 (C) Video Cable VC-100 (D) DC Coupler Kit DCK-E1 (I) Interface Cable IFC-450D6 (F) Ni-MH Pack NP-E3 (G) Ni-MH Charger NC-E2 (H) USB Cable Protector (I) AC Adapter Kit ACK-E4 (J) Canon EOS Digital Solution Disc and Digital Photo Professional Disc (J) Software Instruction Manual (Not Shown)

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