Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II Digital SLR Camera Kit, 16.7 Megapixels, Interchangeable Lens.

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The Mark Of Ascendancy, Canon EOS IDS Mark II...

16.7 Megapixel 35mm full-size CMOS Sensor: Originally developed by Canon, this new super-high resolution CMOS sensor features a record-breaking 16.7 million effective pixels. The same size as 35mm film (36 x 24mm), it also brings out the full potential of Canon's professional EF lenses. From smooth gradations & wide ISO speed range to effective suppression of noise & false colors, this sensor meets the highest expectations of the most demanding professionals.

High Speed High Quality Digic II Imaging Engine: DIGIC II processes the massive data generated by the extra-large 16.7-megapixel imaging sensor at extremely high speed, resulting in high-precision images, natural color reproduction & highly responsive user-friendly operation.

Approximatly 4-FPS Continuous Shoting , for up-to 32 Shots: The accelerated image processing of DIGIC II combines with high-speed data reading from the imaging sensor to achieve fast continuous shooting at approx. 4frames per second for maximum bursts of 32 shots in JPEG Large (11 shots in RAW).

Remarkably Responsive Performance: The EOS-1Ds Mark II is ready to shoot just 0.3 seconds after turning on its power. More shots can also be taken in less time, thanks to a short shutter-release time lag, faster data writing to media, and a viewfinder blackout time of approximately 87 ms at 1/60 or faster shutter speeds. With the new EOS-1Ds Mark II, you'll be ready whenever shutter opportunities arise.

Refined Basic Functionality: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II inherits a number of leading features from its EOS digital predecessors, including E-TTL II autoflash, an RGB histogram display, dual card slots (CF Card and SD Memory Card) & a 230,000-pixel high-precision LCD monitor. It also offers an ISO speed range of 100 to 1600 with selectable 50 & 3200 settings via extension menu.

Designed for Profesionals: The EOS-1Ds Mark II is based on the highly acclaimed EOS-1Ds, but satisfies the higher demands of today's professionals. Viewfinder coverage is 100%, since the effective area of its CMOS sensor is the same as 35mm film, & wide-angle lenses can be used in exactly the same way as on 35mm cameras. Simultaneous recording of RAW and JPEG image data, without any speed penalty, supports a highly efficient workflow. Moreover, shutter speeds range from 30 to 1/8000 sec., with an X-sync at 1/250 sec.

Durable Magnesium Alloy Body: The EOS-1Ds Mark II meets the demands of professional field photographers. Lightweight and highly rigid, its magnesium alloy chassis & external covers (top, front, rear & memory card slot covers) contribute to excellent durability and electromagnetic shielding. Moving parts are tightly sealed to ensure water and dust resistance on a par with the EOS-1Ds. And the exceptionally reliable performance includes a shutter durability of 200,000 cycles.

The Mark II is compatible with numerous advanced accessories.

Canon Features

  • 16.7 Megapixel, Full Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC II Image Processor
  • Fast and Responsive, EOS-1 Class Performance
  • Improved Image Display
  • Compatible with Canon's Full Line of EOS Lenses and Accessories
  • Professional-level Image Software

Canon Specifications

Image Sensor
High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor
Image size: 36 x 24 mm (appx 1.4 x 1 in)
Effective pixels: Approx. 16.7 megapixels
Total pixels: Approx. 17.12 megapixels
Lens Mount
Canon EF lens mount
LCD monitor/LCD Info
2" TFT color LCD monitor
Pixels Approx. 230,000
Coverage 100% with respect to the effective pixels
Brightness control Five levels provided
Interface languages 12
Coverage: Approx. 100 percent vertically and horizontally with respect to the effective pixels
Magnification: 0.7x
Built-In Diopter
Viewfinder information: AF info (AF points, focus confirmation light), exposure info(shutter speed, aperture, manual exposure, spot metering circle, ISO speed, exposure level, exposure warning), flash info flash ready, FP flash, FE lock, flash exposure level), white balance correction, JPEG recording, number of remaining shots, memory card information
Color depth
RGB primary colors
Low-pass filter Located in front of the image sensor, non-removable
Focal lengh multiplier
3:2 Aspect ratio
Focusing Type
TTL-AREA-SIR with a CMOS sensor
45 AF points (Area AF)
AF working range EV 0-18 (at ISO 100 at 20°C/68°F)
Focus Modes
One-Shot AF (ONE SHOT)
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 panel
AF-assist beam Emitted by the dedicated Speedlite
Sensitivity (ISO equiv film speed)
Equivalent to ISO 100-1600 (in 1/3-stop increments),ISO speed can be expanded toISO 50 and 3200
White balance
Auto, daylight, shade, overcast, tungsten light, fluorescent light, flash, custom, color temperature setting, personal white balance Total 10 settings)
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
Exposure Modes
Exposure control systems Program AE (shiftable), shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, E-TTL II autoflash, manual, flash metered manual
Exposure Metering
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 viewfinder) Multi-spot metering (Max. 8 spot metering entries) (4) Centerweighted average metering
Exposure Compensation
Auto exposure bracketing (AEB): +/- 3 stops in 1/3 stop increments
Auto Bracketing
1) Shutter speed or aperture (2) ISO speed Manual: +/- 3 stops in 1/3 stop increments (can be combined with AEB)
Shutter type
Electronic shutter with the CCD sensor and vertical-travel, local-plane shutter with all speeds electronically-controlled
Shutter release; Soft-touch electromagnetic release
Shutter Speed
1/8,000 to 30 sec. (1/3 stop increments), bulb, X-synch at 1/250th sec.
Mirror Lock-Up
Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 37:63, no mirror cut-off with EF 1200mm f/5.6 or shorter lens)
Diopter Correction
-3.0 - +1.0 diopter
Built-In Flash
External Flash Sync
Speedlite EX series E-TTL autoflash
PC terminal Provided; operates regardless of sync polarity
Video Out
IEEE1394 for personal computers) USB for direct printing Video output (NTSC/PAL)
Processing parameters: Standard parameters plus up to three custom processing parameters can be set
Color Matrix: Five standard types plus two types that can be registered with color matrix
Backup image recording Enabled (Same image recordable on CF card and SD memory card)
Burst rate
Drive modes:Single/Continuous
Continuous shooting speed Approx. 4 shots/sec.
Max. burst during continuous shooting JPEG: Approx. 32 shots (Large, JPEG 8) RAW: Approx. 11 shots
Video mode
Audio annotation
built-in microphone WAV file Max. 30 sec. per recording to image
Internal Memory/Memory card
Dual Memory Card Slots CF and SD
Resolution/Images per memory card
(1) L (Large): Approx. 5.5 MB (4992 x 3328 pixels) (2) M1 (Medium1): Approx. 3.2 MB (3600 x 2400 pixels) (3) M2 (Medium2): Approx. 2.6 MB (3072 x 2048 pixels) (4) S (Small): Approx. 1.9 MB (2496 x 1664 pixels) (5) RAW: Approx. 14.6 MB (4992 x 3328 pixels) * JPEG quality: 8 * Exact file sizes
Image modes
Recording format: Design rule for Camera File System 2.0: JPEG and RAW
Image format JPEG, RAW (12bit)
RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording Provided
Self Timer
10-sec. or 2-sec. Delay
Remote Control
Remote switch N3-type terminal provided
Depth of Field Preview
Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
Eyepiece shutter Built-in
Power Source
One Ni-MH Pack NP-E3 *AC power can be supplied via the AC adapter and DC coupler
backup One CR2025 lithium battery
Power saving Provided. Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, or 30 min.
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-MHPack NP-E3 is used.
156 x 157.6 x 79.9 mm / 6.1 x 6.2 x 3.1 in.
1215 g / 42.9 oz. (body only. battery: 335 g / 11.8 oz. )
System requirements
Windows 98 SE, 2000, ME, XP; Mac OS 8.6-9.x
Special features
20 Custom Functions with 65 settings and 27 Personal Functions
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Most Liked Positive Review


Magic in Your Hands!

Beyond my expectation; more power controls than I'd dreamed of. Switching from one memory card to the other, e.g., CF to SF, so esoteric that I do a work-around.


Most Liked Negative Review


too old and slow

technology in camera is old. no usb 2.0 back lcd small 2 inch. you would be better off to get the 1d mark iii

Reviewed by 23 customers


Better than expected


There are a ton of fantastic reviews of this camera online. instead of reviewing the camera I would like to review how I feel about the scary proposition of purchasing a used camera unseen from Adorama instead. Let me just say that once I received the camera all of my apprehension was gone. I don't know how the camera could have been in better condition. Adorama rated this a E+ The camera looked brand new and functions like new. There was no shutter count listed in the ad but this camera had 22K clicks. That is only 11% of its rated shutter life. Everything in the box looked untouched. I'm extremely (understatement) happy with this purchase and would have no issues buying used gear from Adorama again.


too old and slow


technology in camera is old. no usb 2.0 back lcd small 2 inch. you would be better off to get the 1d mark iii


Second time around with this camera


Does well when used at weddings and any landscape or wildlife shoots where you need a full frame camera and the light is good whether that be outdoors or if you use on/off camera flash often. Outstanding image quality even after 8 years since its original release. It will never be a standout in low light or sports photography. If you are able to get your hands on one that has been well taken care of and is priced right then you can use the savings for one or two really good lenses. But, after not too much time you will not have any choice but to upgrade.


One of the best World DSLR made it.


I have the 5d Mark II, 7D, 1d Mark III and I use L series lens but my 1ds Mark II is so greatest.


Remarkable !!


I was debating about purchasing this camera since it is relatively old technology given ther have been two more recent models released. But from my research the more recent models have real difficulty with focus issues. Thrilled I purchased this camera. Focus is a snap, the colors produced and metering of tricky light situations are truly remarkable. I have a 5d mkIi and a 7D and this camera out shines them both in difficult lighting situations. Sunrises and sunsets come out perfect with the large dynamic range this camera is able to produce. Battery is heavy and you need to fully exhaust it before recharging it is the only negative. While solidly built it is not excessively heavy, just a little heavier than a 7D with good glass on the front of it. A winner, if you are debating about purchasing, rest at ease you will love it.


Still one of the best


Canons top of the line camera behind the 1Ds Mk3 is still one of the finest bodies for the money bought used!


Love it!


I use it for all my digital shooting... liked my 1st one so much I bought a 2nd on!

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Flagship is an understatement


I recently purchased the 1Ds Mark II through Adorama as a Demo.[...] I was quite surprised to see a low number of acuations because of it being a demo. When they say flagship and high-end camera, they aren't lying. I switched over from a Nikon D-80 and WOW, what a nice piece of equipment. I just got my new lens for this camera and this sucker rocks. An extremely fast shutter. Compared to my Nikon D-80 anyways. People who first set hands on this say how hard it is to get to know the menu and settings on this thing. It really isn't that bad. Once you read the users manual, it is a piece of cake. Nothing difficult to learn that I have found yet. This camera ROCKS!!!


Great Used Camera


Yes it is a brick. Yes it's controls are cumbersome. But compared to a 5D the 45 AF points and increased number of cross sensors are a big benefit as is the increased resolution. ISO 1600 is perfectly usable with post processing. I always shot with a grip so moving to the full size was no problem. The weather sealing gives me more confidence shooting in the sand, surf or a light rain. If you WANT full-frame but cant afford the 5D Mk II take a serious look at this camera. The E model I purchased here exceeded my expectations showing little wear but a new genuine canon battery would have been good to order then too


Best used product I have ever bought....


I was quite surprised at how few shutter movements this camera had. One scratch but that was all. I would gladly buy this camera again from Adorama!

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