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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 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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13 Reasons For

Good Quality Pictures

Several people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Digitalcameraworld.com said “Tremendous resolution” in their Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II review. Digitalcameraworld.com also mentioned “Superb resolution and detail”.

Several Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II reviewers thought the product 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 this digital camera.

One customer who reviewed it considered that it was good in low light. Two years ago Digitalcameraworld.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Excellent low-light performance, huge resolution, dual memory slot types (CF”.

One Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image sensor. Digitalcameraworld.com said “Astonishing 17-megapixel full-frame sensor” in their review.

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Canon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Canon has good average reviews for its cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range.

Good Product Quality

One person who reviewed the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II reckoned that it was good quality. Digitalcameraworld.com said “Outstanding image quality”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II reviewer who reviewed this digital camera thought it had a good viewfinder. Digitalcameraworld.com wrote “Huge, bright viewfinder view really fills your vision” in their review of this digital camera.

Reasonably Priced

One Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II reviewer wrote that this digital camera was good value for money. Expert website Digitalcameraworld.com mentioned “We recently asked our readers on Facebook to tell us which camera they'd love to buy if money were no object” .

Nice Design

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

Easy to Use

One Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to handle. Two years ago Digitalcameraworld.com mentioned “Superior handling”. One Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II reviewer considered that this digital camera had a good experience. Two years ago Digitalcameraworld.com wrote “Full frame 35 mm size sensor delivers film-like shooting experience, real wide angle”.

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The EOS 1Ds Mark II supports video capability, unlike most of the other cameras of this age and type which do not support video capability.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras. Digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the EOS 1Ds Mark II compatible memory cardss range from MicroSD (TransFlash) (worst) to SDHC (best).

If the memory card type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the DSC-HX200V[pl_2082742_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the NEX-3NL[pl_2618177_price] (Memory Stick (MS)|SD|SDHC|SDXC) both from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly High Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16.7 megapixels, the EOS 1Ds Mark II has a quite high megapixel compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EOS 1Ds Mark II. Across all the cameras that were released more than two years ago the megapixels range from 1.3MP to 21MP.

If this Canon digital camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might also want to consider the DSC-HX200V[pl_2082742_price] (18.2MP), or the DSC-QX30[pl_2444747_price] (20.4MP) both from Sony which is also higher rated.

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Has Seven White Balances

The EOS 1Ds Mark II has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the EOS 1Ds Mark II. The white balances "Cloudy", "custom modes", "daylight", "Fluorescent", "Shade" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon camera.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

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

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Features Three Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The EOS 1Ds Mark II has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most cameras of this age and spec. The most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Centre weighted Auto Focus, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this digital camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess continuous auto focus, selective auto focus and single auto focus are also featured on this camera.

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13 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

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

Poor Exposure Control

One Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II reviewer concluded that the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II did not have good exposure controls.

Poor Support

One customer who reviewed the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II considered that it did not have good technical guidance. Digitalcameraworld.com wrote two years ago “Manual aperture control is not intuitive, autofocusing results did not show during Live View mode” in their review of the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II.

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the EOS 1Ds Mark II also do not have an image stabilizer.

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Sony DSC-HX200V[plb_2082742_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most digital cameras of this age and type do not support Full HD video. The Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

Other digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might want to consider include the Sony DSC-QX30[plb_2444747_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The EOS 1Ds Mark II does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the EOS 1Ds Mark II also do not have a GPS (satellite).

It is worth also looking at alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Sony DSC-HX200V[plb_2082742_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The EOS 1Ds Mark II does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a wi-Fi and we think the Sony ILCE-QX1[plb_2441785_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the EOS 1Ds Mark II, the EOS 1Ds Mark II does not have a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might want to consider including the Sony DSC-HX200V[plb_2082742_price].

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Not Waterproof

The Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EOS 1Ds Mark II are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the EOS 1Ds Mark II, the EOS 1Ds Mark II is not 3D.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago range from 3x to 30x, and the average optical zoom is 12x. With an optical zoom of only 3 times zoom factor, the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the EOS 1Ds Mark II.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth considering include the Sony DSC-F707[plb_2298441_price] (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Only One Number of Batteries Supported

The EOS 1Ds Mark II is a one number of batteries supported camera. Most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to the EOS 1Ds Mark II have between one and three number of batteries supporteds.

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Heavy

Across all the comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago the weights range from 50g to 1.3kg. The Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II is one of the heavier cameras that were released more than two years ago (1.2 kilograms) amongst cameras of this age.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Sony MHS-TS22[plb_363126_price] (148g) which is also higher rated.

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

Released Over Nine Years Ago

This camera was released over nine years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the EOS 1Ds Mark II has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the EOS 1Ds Mark II.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 2 inches, the EOS 1Ds Mark II has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as the EOS 1Ds Mark II.

If you are looking for a camera with a larger display diagonal then you might also want to look at the Sony DSC-HX200V[plb_2082742_price] (3") which is also higher rated.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on digital cameras that came out around the same time as it.

Alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-HX200V[plb_2082742_price].

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Specification

Picture Quality
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Light Metering
Shutter Lag
Shutter
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Exposure Lock
Video
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Magnification
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Image Editing
Camera Playback
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Other Features
Video Capability
Metering
Interface
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Data Compression
Compatible Operating Systems
Camera Shutter Speed
Lens System
Digital SLR

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

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