Specifications of the EOS 1Ds Mark II.

Article ID: ART160075 | Date published: 06/09/2015 | Date last updated: 08/18/2015


Specifications of the EOS 1Ds Mark II.


Type Digital AF/AE SLR
Recording medium Type I or II CF card, SD memory card
Image size 36 x 24 mm
Compatible lenses Canon EF lenses (except EF-S lens)
Lens mount Canon EF mount
Image Sensor
Type High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor
Pixels: Effective pixels Effective pixels: Approx. 16.70 megapixels
Total pixels Total pixels: Approx. 17.20 megapixels
Aspect ratio 3:2
Color filter system RGB primary color filter
Low-pass filter Located in front of the image sensor, non-removable
Recording System
Recording format DCF 2.0 (Exif 2.21): JPEG and RAW
Image format JPEG, RAW (12-bit)
RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording Provided
File size (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 depend on the JPEG quality, subject, ISO speed, etc.
Folder setting Folder creation/selection enabled
File numbering (1) Consecutive numbering
(2) Auto reset
(3) Manual reset
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)
Interface IEEE1394 for personal computers
USB for direct printing
Video output (NTSC/PAL)
White Balance
Settings 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
Type Eye-level pentaprism
Coverage Approx. 100 percent vertically and horizontally with respect to the effective pixels
Magnification 0.7x (-1 diopter with 50mm lens at infinity)
Eye point 20 mm
Built-in dioptric adjustment -3.0 - +1.0 diopter
Focusing screen Interchangeable (9 types), Standard focusing screen: Ec-CIII
Mirror 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
Eyepiece shutter Built-in
Type TTL-AREA-SIR with a CMOS sensor
AF points 45 AF points (Area AF)
AF working range EV 0-18 (at ISO 100 at 20oC/68oF)
Focusing 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
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 viewfinder)
  • Multi-spot metering (Max. 8 spot metering entries)
(4) Centerweighted averaged metering
Metering range EV 0-20 (at 20oC/68oF with 50mm f/1.4 lens, ISO 100)
Exposure control systems Program AE (shiftable), shutter-priority AE, aperture priority AE, E-TTL II autoflash, manual, flash metered manual
ISO speed range Equivalent to ISO 100-1600 (in 1/3-stop increments), ISO speed can be expanded to ISO 50 and 3200
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 increments (can be combined with AEB)
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.
Type 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
EOS-dedicated Speedlite E-TTL II autoflash with EX-series Speedlite
PC terminal Provided
Drive System
Drive modes Single, low-speed continuous, high-speed continuous, self-timer
Continuous shooting speed Approx. 4 shots/sec.
Max. burst JPEG: Approx. 32 shots (Large, JPEG 8)
RAW: Approx. 11 shots
LCD Monitor
Type TFT color liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor size 2.0 inches
Pixels Approx. 230,000
Coverage 100% with respect to the effective pixels
Brightness adjustment Five levels provided
Interface languages 12
Image display format Single image, single image (INFO.), 4-image index, 9-image index, magnified zoom (approx. 1.5x - 10x), rotated image
Highlight alert In the single image and single image (INFO.) formats, any overexposed highlight areas will blink in the image display.
Image Protection and Erase
Protection Erase protection of one image, all images in a folder, or all images in the memory card can be applied or canceled at one time.
Erase One image, all images in a folder, or all images in the memory card can be erased (except protected images) at one time.
Sound Recording
Recording method The voice annotation recorded with the built-in microphone is attached to the image.
File format WAV
Recording time Max. 30 sec. per recording
Direct Printing
Compatible printers CP Direct, Bubble Jet Direct, and PictBridge-compatible printers
Printable images JPEG images
(Print ordering enabled with DPOF version 1.1)
Custom Functions 20 Custom Functions with 65 settings
Personal Functions 27
Camera settings saving/reading Possible
Power Source
Battery One Ni-MH Pack NP-E3
* AC power can be supplied via the AC adapter and DC coupler.
Number of possible shots At 20oC/68oF: Approx. 1200
At 0oC/32oF: Approx. 800
* The above figures apply when a fully-charged Ni-MH Pack NP-E3 is used.
Battery check Automatic
Power saving Provided. Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, or 30 min.
Date/time back-up battery One CR2025 lithium battery
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions 156 (W) x 157.6 (H) x 79.9 (D) mm / 6.1 x 6.2 x 3.1 in.
Weight 1215 g/42.1 oz. (Body only. Battery: 335 g/11.8 oz.)
Working Conditions
Operating temperature range 0oC- 45oC / 32oF - 113oF
Operating humidity range 85% or less
*All the specifications above are based on Canon's testing standards.
*The camera's specifications and physical appearance are subject to change without notice.



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