Summary Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II

Prices Price
Body only
Score Snapsort rank
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 6
Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help Full frame 36x24mm
Screen resolution
Help 230k dots
Help 16.6 MP
Movie format
Help None
Screen size
Help 2"
Light sensitivity
Help 1,600 ISO
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Lenses Lenses
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The Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II vs other recent DSLRs

Viewfinder size Large viewfinder Help
Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
Fastest shutter speed Fast shutter speed Help
1/8000 of a second
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Storage slots More storage slots Help


The Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II vs other recent DSLRs

Movie format No movies Help
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Announced Old Help
September 2004
Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
Won't autofocus with all lenses
Weight Very heavy Help
1,565 g
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Live view No live view Help
Preview with viewfinder
Autofocus Manual focus only Help
Size Quite large Help
Large (156×158×80 mm)
Thickness Thick Help
Built-in flash No built-in flash Help

The Canon EOS-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
Weather sealed No weather sealing Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Overall image quality Very low overall image quality Help
Dynamic range Very narrow dynamic range Help
11.3 EV
Screen size Very small screen Help
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
16.6 MP
Light sensitivity (boost) Low boost light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO




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Showing 4 comments

canonakias (9:11 PM, October 31, 2014)
no focus motor???? this is for Nikon
Aac1950 (2:58 PM, October 28, 2011)
Плохих фотоаппаратов не бывает, бывают плохие фотографы))))
Mentroulins (9:03 AM, October 16, 2011)
The Canon EOS 1Ds mark ii is 2005-2006 in world shops!!!!!!
Avatar for Jacques Cornell Jacques Cornell (6:28 PM, August 29, 2011)
"No weather sealing" on the 1Ds MkII?
WRONG! ALL of the 1D-series Canons have weather sealing.