Canon 1D MII
- 8MP - APS-H Sensor
- 2" Fixed Screen
- ISO 100 - 3200
- 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
- No Video
- Canon EF Mount
- 1565g - 156 x 158 x 80mm
- Revealed June 2004
- Previous Model is Canon 1D
- Later Model is Canon 1D MII N
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Canon 1D MII summary
Canon 1D MII is Canon's Pro DSLR digital camera first launched on June of 2004. It includes a 8 MegaPixel, CMOS APS-H size sensor with a max resolution of 3504 x 2336.
Canon brought out this model as a way to update the earlier Canon 1D (Read Full Comparison) & afterwards launched the newer Canon 1D MII N (Read Full Comparison) to replace this model.
The 1D MII stands at #24 out of 35 in Pro DSLR cameras & over-all #574 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our database. You should try out our Advanced camera filter to see camera results based on your customized factors.
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Canon 1D MII history
The Canon 1D MII is part of a family of products. You can read the full list underneath.
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Canon 1D MII Gallery
You can look at the 1D MII from several angles in the gallery below.
Canon 1D MII Pros and Cons
Here is a collection of benefits and drawbacks of the Canon 1D MII based on things which are oftentimes considered important in a digital camera.
Canon 1D MII Sensor information
The sensor dimension on the Canon 1D MII is 28.7mm x 19.1mm (APS-H). The 548 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 3504 x 2336 pixels using aspect ratios of 3:2.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The CMOS sensor has 8MP and features a standard ISO range of 100 to 3200. RAW photos are saved which means that the user has more margin for error.
The graphic underneath illustrates the 1D MII's sensor size compared to other popular sizes. The 1D MII sensor has a crop factor of 1.3 and is highlighted in green.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Canon 1D MII dimensions
Canon 1D MII has a weight of 3.45 lb (1,565 grams / 55.20 ounces) & has outside size of 156mm x 158mm x 80mm (6.1" x 6.2" x 3.1"). The weight of typical Pro DSLR camera is 1,280 grams and the Canon 1D MII is weightier as compared with its competitors.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
Here is a picture of the Canon 1D MII beside a soft drink to help you get a sense of its size.
The top view underneath will provide the button arrangement on the 1D MII.
Canon 1D MII Lens information
The 1D MII uses the Canon EF mount and has 306 lenses on sale. Here is a few of the lenses we have in our collection that will fit the 1D MII.
Canon 1D MII Connectivity
The 1D MII has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras with NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility can easily be used wirelessly via smartphones. You are able to send files and sometimes change camera settings without connecting directly with the camera.
Some apps also provide a Liveview and hit the shutter when you are not near the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI port, it could be hooked up to an external screen. Many cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack using the USB port.
Canon 1D MII Video information
Canon 1D MII does not record video. If you are shopping for a digital camera to shoot just images, it might not be a concern.
Canon 1D MII Weather Sealing
There is no environment sealing in the Canon 1D MII so you have to be careful in wet and dusty situations.
Canon 1D MII Screen and Viewfinder
The Canon 1D MII includes a 2 inch fixed display having a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Please be aware that the display screen has no touch support. The 1D MII also comes with a Top LCD screen allowing you to instantly look at your settings.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The View Finder specs for Canon 1D MII are the following:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentaprism)
- Coverage 100%
- Magnification 0.72x
Viewfinders can be really helpful in sunny outdoor situations which might make the camera screen washed out and very difficult to see.
Canon 1D MII Shutter information
Canon 1D MII continuous shooting rate is 9.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/8000 seconds.
Canon 1D MII Flash and Hot shoe information
Canon 1D MII features external flash support but does not have integrated flash. The max flash sync is 1/250 seconds.
Canon 1D MII Autofocus information
Canon 1D MII features both Phase Detect Auto Focus plus Contrast Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is more faster & accurate as compared with Contrast Detect focusing.
The Sensor includes 45 focus points to select from. Canon 1D MII features manual focus if needed in low light scenarios or you need more exact focus control.
Canon 1D MII Battery life
The usual Pro DSLR camera battery life is 2438. Nikon D3X offers the maximum (4400) battery life in this range of cameras.
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Canon 1D MII for different forms of photography
The following chart gives a summary of the Canon 1D MII for different forms of photography. To view more, check out the specific section underneath.
Canon 1D MII Portrait photography advice
The Canon 1D MII has a rating of 52 which is average, and means the camera is somewhat suited to use for portraits. Photographing portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor dimension, support for RAW photos and option to utilize off-camera lighting.
Canon 1D MII Street photography info
Getting a lousy rating of 45, the Canon 1D MII is simply not suitable for street photography. A good street photography camera offers a good balance of picture quality plus portability.
Sports photography with Canon 1D MII
A moderate sports photography points total of 49 means the Canon 1D MII is relatively suited for taking photos of sports. A camera needs to have very good tracking and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Canon 1D MII Travel photography factors
Weight is really critical in getting a travel camera. On the whole, the Canon 1D MII gets a lousy 29 for a travel camera which makes it simply not suitable to purchase for your holidays.
Canon 1D MII Landscape photography information
When you're planning to choose a camera for landscape photos, the most important aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Canon 1D MII at it's moderate grade of 49 as a landscape camera is relatively adequate among it's rivals.
Canon 1D MII Vlogging info
A camera for vlogging ought to posses a articulating screen, mic input and ideally IBIS. Taking everything in to account, the Canon 1D MII is simply not suitable for vlogging as it delivers a lousy score of 9.
Canon 1D MII Alternatives
If you are interested in alternatives to the 1D MII, below is a selection of the top rated cameras which fall within the class of Pro DSLR.
The chart down below provides you a bird's eye view of the 1D MII compared to it's highest ranking competitors mentioned previously.
Following are additional cameras you might view as alternate options. To read through a comprehensive comparison, go to the "compare" link.