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Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II
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Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II Digital Camera

16.7MP 3x CMOS 4x Mar 2008
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
EOS-1Ds Mark II. The Digital SLR that delivers the hair-splitting, super-fine detail of 50MB files. It has all the features and disaster-proof build quality expected from a professional EOS... More
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15 Reasons For

Good Quality Pictures

Some people agreed that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Digitalcameraworld.com wrote “Tremendous resolution”. Digitalcameraworld.com also mentioned “Superb resolution and detail”.

Two Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Digitalcameraworld.com said “If youre terribly honest, you may not be able to live with the fraudulently excellent pictures this camera enables you to produce” in their review of the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II.

One Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II owner wrote that the product was good in low light. Digitalcameraworld.com wrote in their review of the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II “Excellent low-light performance, huge resolution, dual memory slot types (CF”.

One customer said that it had a good image sensor. Digitalcameraworld.com mentioned “Astonishing 17-megapixel full-frame sensor” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Brand

On average Canon SLR digital cameras have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all cameras produced by Canon.

Good Product Quality

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. In December last year Digitalcameraworld.com mentioned in their Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II review “Outstanding image quality”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II reviewer who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good viewfinder. Digitalcameraworld.com wrote in December last year “Huge, bright viewfinder view really fills your vision” in their review.

Reasonably Priced

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was good value for money. Digitalcameraworld.com said in December last year “We recently asked our readers on Facebook to tell us which camera they'd love to buy if money were no object” in their review of the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II.

Nice Design

One customer concluded that this digital camera was good looking. Expert review site Digitalcameraworld.com wrote in their review of the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II “The results were pretty interesting, with a few cameras falling into bo”.

Easy to Use

One customer concluded that the product was easy to handle. Digitalcameraworld.com wrote “Superior handling” in their review of this digital camera.

One person reckoned that this digital camera had a good experience. Digitalcameraworld.com wrote last year “Full frame 35 mm size sensor delivers film-like shooting experience, real wide angle” in their review of the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the EOS 1Ds Mark II supports video recording.

We compared all the other cameras which support video recording to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Olympus PEN E-P3[plb_1666913_price], and the Canon EOS 1000D[plb_1438054_price] is also worth considering.

Other digital cameras which also support video recording that you might want to look at include the Canon EOS 1D Mark IV[plb_629598_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the EOS 1Ds Mark II, the EOS 1Ds Mark II has a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to look at including the Sony Alpha A58[plb_1611460_price], the Pentax K-50[plb_2053942_price], or the Olympus PEN E-P3[plb_1666913_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports a cf|microdrive|sd memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on cameras that are a comparable age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this digital camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the EOS 600D - Rebel T3i[pl_1102050_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the EOS 60Da[pl_1425495_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) both from Canon or the Sony Alpha A58[plb_1611460_price] (MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an electronic camera shutter, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has One Shooting Mode

The EOS 1Ds Mark II has a greater number of shooting modes than most SLR digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera has a Manual shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on digital cameras that were released around the same time as the EOS 1Ds Mark II.

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Has One Image Editing Mode

The EOS 1Ds Mark II has a greater number of image editing modes than most cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This Canon digital camera has a Rotating image editing mode, which is the most frequently found image editing mode found on digital cameras of this type and age.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The EOS 1Ds Mark II has a greater number of light exposure modes than most SLR digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto light exposure mode, which is the most frequently found light exposure mode found on cameras of a similar age and spec to the EOS 1Ds Mark II. The light exposure modes "aperture priority AE", "manual" and "shutter priority AE" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto / Manual focus, which is the most frequently found focus on digital cameras of this type and age.

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14 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

One person who bought it wrote that it was not heavy and bulky. Digitalcameraworld.com said “Large and heavy” in their review of the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II.

Poor Exposure Control

One person who purchased it considered that it did not have good exposure controls.

Poor Support

One person who reviewed this digital camera thought it did not have good technical guidance. Digitalcameraworld.com wrote in their review of the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II “Manual aperture control is not intuitive, autofocusing results did not show during Live View mode” .

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most of the other SLR digital cameras that are a similar age to the EOS 1Ds Mark II support Full HD video, however the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II does not support Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Sony Alpha A58[plb_1611460_price], the Pentax K-50[plb_2053942_price], or the Olympus PEN E-P3[plb_1666913_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II is not 3D compatible. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the EOS 1Ds Mark II are also not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Olympus PEN E-P3[plb_1666913_price], or the Nikon D3200[plb_1947140_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the EOS 1Ds Mark II, the EOS 1Ds Mark II does not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also have a GPS including the D5200[pl_1829432_price], or the D3200[pl_1947140_price] both from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years, the EOS 1Ds Mark II does not support WiFi connectivity.

It is worth also looking at other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the D750[pl_2497138_price], or the D5200[pl_1829432_price] both from Nikon which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

The EOS 1Ds Mark II is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of this age and type are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The EOS 1Ds Mark II does not have an image stabiliser. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the EOS 1Ds Mark II also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The screen size of the EOS 1Ds Mark II of only 2 inches is one of the smallest amongst SLR digital cameras that were released around the same time as the EOS 1Ds Mark II. The average screen size of cameras of a similar spec and age to the EOS 1Ds Mark II is 2.9", and the screen sizes range from 2" to 3.2".

Cameras with a larger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the EOS 1000D[pl_1438054_price] (2.5"), or the EOS 60Da[pl_1425495_price] (3") both from Canon or the Sony Alpha A58[plb_1611460_price] (2.7") which also has a higher rating.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The EOS 1Ds Mark II has a greater number of flash modes than most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the EOS 1Ds Mark II. The flash modes "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Very Low Display Resolution

At only 230,000 pixels, the EOS 1Ds Mark II has a fairly low display resolution compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the EOS 1Ds Mark II. Across all the SLR digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the display resolutions range from 1 pixels to 2,400,000 pixels.

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Heavy

The weights of cameras of a similar age and type to the EOS 1Ds Mark II range from 230g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 630g. The EOS 1Ds Mark II is fairly heavy (1.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that were released around the same time as the EOS 1Ds Mark II.

If you would consider a camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Canon EOS 600D - Rebel T3i[plb_1102050_price] (570g and higher rated); or the Canon EOS 1D Mark II N[plb_324111_price] (1.2kg and cheaper).

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Very Tall

Cameras of this age and spec have heights of between 34mm and 160mm. With a height of 157.6 millimeters, the EOS 1Ds Mark II is very tall compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II

Released Over Nine Years Ago

This Canon camera has been on the market for over nine years.

Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16.7 megapixels, the EOS 1Ds Mark II has a pretty average megapixel count compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the EOS 1Ds Mark II.

If this camera megapixel count is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the Canon EOS 60Da[plb_1425495_price] (18MP and higher rated), the Sony Alpha A58[plb_1611460_price] (20.1MP and higher rated), or the Nikon D5200[plb_1829432_price] (24.1MP and higher rated).

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including a cheaper digital camera such as the Canon EOS 1D Mark II N[plb_324111_price] or you might consider a higher scoring digital camera such as the Canon EOS 600D - Rebel T3i[plb_1102050_price].

If the sensor type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Nikon D3000[plb_993_price] (CCD).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Shutter
Camera Shutter
Flash
Video
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Playback Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Battery Size
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Technical Details
Networking
Certificates
Other Features
Video Recording
Interface
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Digital SLR
Special Features

Expert Reviews

We recently asked our readers on Facebook to tell us which camera they'd love to buy if money were no object and which camera they would realistically buy within their current budget. The results... Read more…

Excellent low-light performance, huge resolution, dual memory slot types (CF and SD), built-in dust reduction
16.7 megapixels
Outstanding image quality
Great speed
Peerless resolution
Manual aperture control is not intuitive, autofocusing results did not show during Live View mode
High price (retailing around 8 000)
Have you got six grand lying about
If youre terribly honest, you may not be able to live with the fraudulently excellent pictures this camera enables you to produce
Expensive

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 9443a002
Barcodes 00013803046274, 04960999250731, 08714574944869, 08714574944883, 08714574944944

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