Summary Canon 1Ds Mark II

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Body only
Unknown
Kit
Unknown
Score Snapsort rank
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 5
Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help Full frame 36x24mm
Screen resolution
Help 230k dots
Megapixels
Help 16.6 MP
Movie format
Help None
Screen size
Help 2"
Light sensitivity
Help 1,600 ISO
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Pros

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The Canon 1Ds Mark II vs other recent DSLRs

Viewfinder size Large viewfinder Help
0.70x
Battery life Above average battery life Help
1200 shots
Storage slots More storage slots Help
2
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
100%
Fastest shutter speed Fast shutter speed Help
1/8000 of a second

Cons

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The Canon 1Ds Mark II vs other recent DSLRs

Dynamic range Very narrow dynamic range Help
11.3 EV
Live view No live view Help
Preview with viewfinder
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Announced Old Help
August 2004
Size Quite large Help
Large (156×158×80 mm)
Weight Very heavy Help
1,500 g
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Autofocus contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
GPS No GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
Won't autofocus with all lenses
Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
Professional
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The Canon 1Ds Mark II vs other recent pro DSLRs

Low light performance Noisy at high ISO Help
1,480 ISO
Color depth Less color depth Help
23.3 bits
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
230k dots
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
4 fps
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
16.6 MP
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points Help
7
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Light sensitivity (boost) Low boost light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Overall image quality Low overall image quality Help
74.0
Movie format No movies Help
None
Screen size Very small screen Help
2"
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Autofocus Manual focus only Help
None
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
45
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor Help
May require cleaning

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