Canon 1Ds MII with Nikon D3S Comparison

Canon 1Ds MII and Nikon D3S Main Features

  • October, 2005
  • February, 2010
  • 17 MP Full frame CMOS Sensor
  • 12 MP Full frame CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • 200 - 12800 ISO
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • 4.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 11.0 fps continuous shooting
  • -
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 156 x 158 x 80 mm, 1565g.
  • 160 x 157 x 88 mm, 1240g.
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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

Nikon D3S Scores


Imaging score
71
Features score
58
Value for money score
66
Portability score
48
Overall score
66

Nikon D3S with Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II Overview


Let's compare Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II with Nikon D3S. These models are included in the Pro DSLR cameras. Canon 1Ds MII was released in 2005, and Nikon D3S in 2010. D3S is newer, which is a plus. EOS-1Ds Mark II 5 years older.
The sensor resolution of EOS-1Ds Mark II is greater than that of D3S. The difference of 5 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 second camera (D3S), 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 Nikon D3S, the maximum ISO is greater by 9600. Nikon D3S 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 11.0 fps continuous shooting. Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II has 11.0 fps continuous shooting.

General EOS-1Ds Mark II D3S
Brand Canon Nikon
Model EOS-1Ds Mark II D3S
Announced October, 2005 February, 2010
Body Type Large SLR Large SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Canon EF Nikon F
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1 1
Number of Lenses 272 305
Macro Focus Range n/a n/a
Screen
Screen Size 2" 3"
Screen Type Fixed Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels 921k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.7 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 51
Number of Cross Focus Points 0 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 4.0 fps 11.0 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 Front curtain, Rear curtain, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Full frame Full frame
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 36 x 24 mm 36 x 23.9 mm
Sensor Area 864.0 mm² 860.4 mm²
Sensor Resolution 17 MP 12 MP
Max Image Resolution 4992 x 3328 4256 x 2832
Max Native ISO 3200 12800
Min Native ISO 100 200
Max Boosted ISO 0 102400
Min Boosted ISO 0 100
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution None 1280 x 720
Video Formats Motion JPEG
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None Optional
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 4200 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model EN-EL4a
Physical
Weight 1565 g 1240 g
Physical Dimensions 156 x 158 x 80 mm 160 x 157 x 88 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 Compact Flash (Type I or II) x 2, UDMA
Storage Slots 2 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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