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Canon EOS 1DS MARK II

A critically acclaimed SLR camera with satisfactory features but high running costs
SLR 16.7MP 3x CMOS Mar 2008
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date

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Canon EOS 1DS MARK II Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Canon EOS 1DS MARK II number 651 across all digital cameras.
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3 Reviews
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9 Years Old
Overall Score
44
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 44?

It has terrific expert reviews with an average expert rating of 93%. Canon digital cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
This Canon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Over 80 Different Canon Lenses Available
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Very slow camera shutter speed
Very heavy

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How Big is the Canon EOS 1DS MARK II?

The Canon EOS 1DS MARK II is 156mm wide and 79.9mm tall. It is 157mm deep and weighs 1.2kg.

Canon EOS 1DS MARK II front dimensions

Canon EOS 1DS MARK II size in context

Canon EOS 1DS MARK II In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

Three experts from sites including CNET.com, asia.cnet.com and about.com have rated this camera on average 93 out of 100. This puts this Canon camera in the top 1% of all the digital cameras when ranked by average expert review score.

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Excellent Brand

We checked 35,794 expert and user reviews (including 7,072 verified purchases) for Canon cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent ratings. 96% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Over 80 Different Canon Lenses Available

Canon offers over 80 own brand lenses for their SLR cameras including macro, fixed focal length and zoom lenses allowing for huge creative versatility. More lenses that fit Canon SLR cameras are available from third party manufacturers such as Tamron and Sigma.

Canon lens range

Average Megapixels

The Canon EOS 1DS MARK II's sensor megapixels of 16.7MP is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 72% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera. Canon offers hundreds of lenses ranging in optical zoom from approx 0.5x (8mm focal length) to approx 50x (800mm focal length).

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Canon offers lenses with apertures ranging from F/1.2 to F/6.3.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This Canon camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used. Canon offers a wide range of lenses with built in image stabilisation.

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Very Slow Camera Shutter Speed

The average camera shutter speed of all cameras is 0.17s, with the slowest being 0.000062s and the fastest being 8s. The camera shutter speed of the EOS 1DS MARK II of only 0.000125s is in the slowest 6% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Heavy

Digital cameras have weights of between 50g and 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The weight of the EOS 1DS MARK II of 1.2kg is very heavy compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the heaviest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The EOS 1DS MARK II has a built-in flash, as do 66% of digital cameras.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The display resolution of the Canon EOS 1DS MARK II of only 230,000 pixels is in the lowest 22% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The average display resolution of all digital cameras is 600,000 pixels, with the lowest being 3 pixels and the highest being 16,000,000 pixels.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Canon EOS 1DS MARK II supports video capability, unlike 67% of digital cameras which do not support video capability.

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Has an Audio Recorder

The Canon EOS 1DS MARK II has an audio recorder, which is unusual. 99% of digital cameras do not have an audio recorder.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the EOS 1DS MARK II of 4x is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 61% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the EOS 1DS MARK II of only 2" is in the smallest 4% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the display diagonals range from 0.5" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Age

Released Over Nine Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since March 2008.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

canon 9443a002

Barcodes:

00013803046274, 04960999250731, 08714574944869, 08714574944883, 08714574944944

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