Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II Review

Overall Score

51

Main Features

  • 17 MP Full frame CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • 4 fps continuous shooting
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 156 x 158 x 80 mm, 1565g.
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  • Replaced: EOS-1Ds
  • Replaced by: EOS-1Ds Mark III

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Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II Overview


First introduced in October, 2005, Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II is a 17 MP DSLR with a Full frame (36 x 24 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Canon replaced the older Canon 1Ds with EOS-1Ds Mark II. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Canon 1Ds MII with Canon 1Ds

Canon replaced EOS-1Ds Mark II with Canon 1Ds MIII. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Canon 1Ds MII with Canon 1Ds MIII


Canon 1Ds MII comes with a Full Frame sensor - 36 x 24 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 43.27 mm

- Full Frame, approximate the actual size shown above

Sensor resolution of Canon 1Ds MII ~ 5049 x 3366 pixels.

Canon 1Ds MII has Crop Factor: 1.0

The sensor has a surface area of 864.0 mm².

There are approximate 16,994,934 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Canon 1Ds MII Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Canon 1D X III 2020 20MP 100 - 102400 1440g 158 x 168 x 83mm
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Canon 1D X II 2016 20MP 100 - 51200 1530g 158 x 168 x 83mm
Canon EOS-1D C Canon 1D C 2012 18MP 100 - 51200 1500g 158 x 164 x 83mm
Canon EOS-1D X Canon 1D X 2011 18MP 100 - 51200 1340g 158 x 164 x 83mm
Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Canon 1D MIV 2010 16MP 100 - 12800 1230g 156 x 157 x 80mm

Proc and Cons of Canon 1Ds MII


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II with competitors in pro dslr cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Optical Viewfinder
4.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
Environmental Sealing
45 Focus Points
±3 AE Bracketing Range
200000 cycles Shutter Life Expectancy
External Flash
RAW Support
1/8000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
Timelapse Recording
2 Storage Slots
Flash Sync Port
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Image Stabilization
Small LCD Screen: 2"
Slow Continuous Shooting: 230 fps
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No AF Face Detection
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
Weight: 1565g
Type Scores

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II has an Overall Score of 51/100 and ranked #142 out of 206 in DSLR cameras, and ranked #483 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Canon 1Ds MII Scores
Imaging score
63
Features score
35
Value for money score
47
Portability score
43
Overall score
51
Average Scores in Pro DSLR
Imaging Score
57
Features Score
49
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
49
Overall score
55

Physical Dimensions of Canon 1Ds MII


Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II weighs 1565g and has external dimensions of 156 x 158 x 80mm (6.14 x 6.22 x 3.15"). Considering that the average weight of Pro DSLR cameras is 1280g, Canon 1Ds MII is 285 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Pro DSLR Cameras


Canon 1Ds MII
1565g
Average weight
1280g
Min weight
735g
Max weight
1585g

Thickness Comparison
Pro DSLR Cameras


Canon 1Ds MII
80mm
Average Thickness
85mm
Min Thickness
74mm
Max Thickness
123mm

Here is the front and top view image of Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II with the dimensions:

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight EOS-1Ds Mark II Dimensions EOS-1Ds Mark II
Canon EOS-1D Mark III Canon 1D MIII 1335 g 1565 g 156 x 157 x 80 mm 156 x 158 x 80 mm
Canon EOS 6D Canon 6D 770 g 1565 g 145 x 111 x 71 mm 156 x 158 x 80 mm
Canon EOS 5D Mark II Canon 5D MII 850 g 1565 g 152 x 114 x 75 mm 156 x 158 x 80 mm
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III Canon 1Ds MIII 1385 g 1565 g 150 x 160 x 80 mm 156 x 158 x 80 mm
Canon EOS-1D X Canon 1D X 1340 g 1565 g 158 x 164 x 83 mm 156 x 158 x 80 mm
Nikon D2X Nikon D2X 1200 g 1565 g 158 x 150 x 86 mm 156 x 158 x 80 mm
Canon EOS 70D Canon 70D 755 g 1565 g 139 x 104 x 79 mm 156 x 158 x 80 mm
Canon EOS-1Ds Canon 1Ds 1585 g 1565 g 156 x 158 x 80 mm 156 x 158 x 80 mm

Specifications of Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II


General
Brand Canon
Model EOS-1Ds Mark II
Announced October, 2005
Body Type Large SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Canon EF
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1
Number of Lenses 272
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 2"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.7
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 45
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 4.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes External
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Full frame
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 36 x 24 mm
Sensor Area 864.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 17 MP
Max Image Resolution 4992 x 3328
Max Native ISO 3200
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution None
Video Formats
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 1.0 (1.5 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 1565 g
Physical Dimensions 156 x 158 x 80 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type Compact Flash (Type I or II), SD card
Storage Slots 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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