Canon 1Ds MII with Leica S2 Comparison

Canon 1Ds MII and Leica S2 Main Features

  • October, 2005
  • September, 2008
  • 17 MP Full frame CMOS Sensor
  • 38 MP Medium format CCD Sensor
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • 80 - 1250 ISO
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • 4.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 2.0 fps continuous shooting
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 156 x 158 x 80 mm, 1565g.
  • 160 x 120 x 81 mm, 1410g.
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Canon 1Ds MII Scores


Imaging score
63
Features score
35
Value for money score
47
Portability score
43
Overall score
51

Leica S2 Scores


Imaging score
78
Features score
39
Value for money score
77
Portability score
51
Overall score
61

Leica S2 with Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II Overview


Let's compare Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II with Leica S2. These models are included in the Pro DSLR cameras. Canon 1Ds MII was released in 2005, and Leica S2 in 2008. S2 is newer, which is a plus. EOS-1Ds Mark II 3 years older.
The sensor resolution of S2 is greater than that of EOS-1Ds Mark II. The difference of 21 MP is quite a lot. The more megapixels the camera has, the more detailed and clear the picture will be. The number of megapixels will also affect the maximum size of the photos, which then can be printed without loss of quality.
At the first camera (EOS-1Ds Mark II), the minimum ISO value is lower, which gives more opportunities for shooting in daylight. A larger maximum ISO allows you to take good pictures in the dark. At Canon 1Ds MII, the maximum ISO is greater by 1950. Leica S2 has a larger 3-inch Fixed screen, the other camera has a 2-inch Fixed screen.
Both cameras have a optical (pentaprism) viewfinder. All viewfinders has no electronic viewfinderk dot resolution. Burst mode, also called continuous shooting mode, sports mode or continuous high speed mode, is a shooting mode in still cameras. Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II has 2.0 fps continuous shooting. Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II has 2.0 fps continuous shooting.

General EOS-1Ds Mark II S2
Brand Canon Leica
Model EOS-1Ds Mark II S2
Announced October, 2005 September, 2008
Body Type Large SLR Large SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Canon EF Leica L
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1 n/a
Number of Lenses 272 29
Macro Focus Range n/a n/a
Screen
Screen Size 2" 3"
Screen Type Fixed Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels 460k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 96%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.7 0.86
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 0
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec 1/32 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 4.0 fps 2.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash Modes External no built-in flash
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Full frame Medium format
Sensor Type CMOS CCD
Sensor Dimensions 36 x 24 mm 45 x 30 mm
Sensor Area 864.0 mm² 1350.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 17 MP 38 MP
Max Image Resolution 4992 x 3328 7500 x 5000
Max Native ISO 3200 1250
Min Native ISO 100 80
Max Boosted ISO 0 0
Min Boosted ISO 0 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution None None
Video Formats
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 1.0 (1.5 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots 1000 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 1565 g 1410 g
Physical Dimensions 156 x 158 x 80 mm 160 x 120 x 81 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 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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