Canon 1D MII N

 
Canon EOS-1D Mark II N front
 
Portability
50
Imaging
50
Features
40
Overall
46

Canon 1D MII N overview

Canon 1D MII N is Canon's Pro DSLR digital camera originally launched on August of 2005. The camera uses a 8MP, CMOS APS-H sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 3504 x 2336.

Canon launched this model as a way to upgrade the earlier Canon 1D MII (Read Full Comparison) and then brought out the fresher Canon 1D MIII (Read Full Comparison) in an effort to upgrade this camera.

The 1D MII N ranks at #20 out of 35 in Pro DSLR cameras and all round #492 out of 1422 for cameras in our database. You can check our Smart camera finder to find camera listings based on your customized requirements.

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Canon 1D MII N history

The Canon 1D MII N is part of a family of products. You can read the full range below.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
Canon-EOS-1D-Mark-IV front thumbnailCanon 1D MIV
1D MII N vs 1D MIV
16MPAPS-H10.0 fps2010
Canon-EOS-1D-Mark-III front thumbnailCanon 1D MIII
1D MII N vs 1D MIII
10MPAPS-H10.0 fps2007
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Canon-EOS-1D-Mark-II-N front thumbnailCanon 1D MII N8MPAPS-H9.0 fps2005
Canon-EOS-1D-Mark-II front thumbnailCanon 1D MII
1D MII N vs 1D MII
8MPAPS-H9.0 fps2004
Canon-EOS-1D front thumbnailCanon 1D
1D MII N vs 1D
4MPAPS-H8.0 fps2001

Canon 1D MII N Pros and Cons

Below is a list of pluses and minuses of the Canon 1D MII N based on aspects that are oftentimes seen as necessary in a digital camera.

above average min ISO (100)
change lenses (Canon EF mount)
exports RAW formats
great max shutter speed (1/8,000s)
has Top LCD screen
manual focus
sensor size is good (APS-H)
supports phase detect auto focus
two card slots
does not have liveview
heavier than competition in class (1,565 grams)
lack of image stabilization
low resolution screen (230 k dots)
missing HDMI socket
missing headphone socket
missing mic socket
no video shooting
screen does not articulate
screen is not selfie friendly
sensor resolution low (8 megapixels)
small screen (2.5")
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Canon 1D MII N Sensor specifications

The sensor size on the Canon 1D MII N is 28.7mm x 19.1mm (APS-H). The 548 mm² sensor can resolve 3504 x 2336 pixels and aspect ratios of 3:2.

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The CMOS sensor boasts 8 megapixels and supports a standard ISO range of 100 to 3200. RAW format is saved which means that you have wider margin for error.

The picture below displays the 1D MII N's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The 1D MII N sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.3 and is pointed out in green.

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To get an idea of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Canon 1D MII N dimensions

Canon 1D MII N weighs 3.45 pounds (1,565 gr or 55.20 ounces) and features external proportions of 156mm x 158mm x 80mm (6.1" x 6.2" x 3.1"). The weight of general Pro DSLR camera is 1,280 gr and the Canon 1D MII N is weightier when compared to other rivals.

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The following is a visual of the Canon 1D MII N with a soft drink to help you to have a feel for its scale.

Canon EOS-1D Mark II N dimensions scale

The top view directly below will illustrate the button design on the 1D MII N.

Canon EOS-1D Mark II N topview buttons dials

Canon 1D MII N Lens specifications

The 1D MII N works with the Canon EF mount and has 299 lenses available. Below is a small number of the lenses we have in our database which will fit the 1D MII N.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Canon-EF-300mm-f2.8L-IS-USM lensCanon EF 300mm f2.8L IS USM300mmf/2.8 2550g
Sigma-150mm-F2.8-EX-DG-OS-Macro-HSM-Canon-EF lensSigma 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS Macro HSM150mmf/2.8 1150g
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Tamron-AF-55-200mm-F4-5.6-Di-II-LD-Macro-Canon-EF lensTamron AF 55-200mm F4-5.6 Di II LD Macro55-200mmf/4.0-5.6 300g
Canon-EF-600mm-f4.0L-IS-USM lensCanon EF 600mm f4.0L IS USM600mmf/4.0 5360g
Tokina-AT-X-16.5-135mm-f3.5-5.6-DX-Canon-EF lensTokina AT-X 16.5-135mm f3.5-5.6 DX17-135mmf/3.5-5.6 610g
Sigma-85mm-F1.4-DG-HSM-Art-Canon-EF lensSigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art85mmf/1.41130g
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Tamron-SP-AF-90mm-F2.8-Di-Macro-Canon-EF lensTamron SP AF 90mm F2.8 Di Macro90mmf/2.8 405g
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Canon 1D MII N Connectivity

The 1D MII N has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes

Cameras with NFC and Bluetooth compatibility can be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You can transfer images and at times alter camera settings with no need to connect physically to the camera.

Several applications even enable a Liveview and press the shutter when you aren't close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it can be attached to an external screen. The majority of cameras will allow you to charge the battery through the USB port.

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Canon 1D MII N Video specifications

Canon 1D MII N doesn't capture video. If you are looking for a digital camera to take only images, this might not be an issue.

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Canon 1D MII N Weather Sealing

Canon 1D MII N doesn't include weather proofing so wet conditions could affect the camera.

Canon 1D MII N Screen and Viewfinder

The Canon 1D MII N houses a 2.5" fixed display screen supporting a resolution of 230k dots.

Sadly the display screen isn't a touch screen. The 1D MII N also includes a Top LCD screen so you can quickly checkout your settings.

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The ViewFinder specifications regarding Canon 1D MII N are the following:

  • ViewFinder Optical (pentaprism)
  • ViewFinder Coverage 100 percent
  • ViewFinder Magnification 0.72x

Viewfinders can be very beneficial for bright outdoor conditions which can easily make the camera screen washed out and hard to view.

Canon 1D MII N Shutter specifications

Canon 1D MII N can shoot continuously at 9.0 frames/s. The maximum shutter speed is 1/8000s.

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Canon 1D MII N Flash and Hot shoe specifications

Canon 1D MII N has got external flash ability but is without inbuilt flash. The maximum flash sync speed is 1/250s.

Canon 1D MII N Autofocus specifications

Canon 1D MII N has got both Phase Detect AF along with Contrast Based AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is more snappier and accurate when compared to Contrast Based autofocusing.

The AF system boasts 45 focus points to choose from. Canon 1D MII N features manual focusing if needed for low light situations or you want to have more precise focusing control.

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Canon 1D MII N Battery life

The typical Pro DSLR camera battery life is 2438. Nikon D3X has the highest (4400) battery life for this class of cameras.

Here is a listing of Pro DSLR cameras that have the strongest battery life:

ModelVisualizeBattery LifeRAWNFCBluetooth
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Canon 1D MII N for different kinds of photography

The following illustration provides a summation of the Canon 1D MII N for different kinds of photography. To learn more, have a look at the specific section below.

Canon 1D MII N Portrait photography features

The Canon 1D MII N has a rating of 54 which is average, and means the camera is relatively adequate for portraits. Shooting portraits leans greatly towards sensor size, RAW support plus the flexibility to use external lighting.

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has manual focus
sensor size is nice (APS-H)
delivers RAW formats
no liveview
sensor resolution low (8 megapixels)

Street photography with Canon 1D MII N

With a modest rating of 46, the Canon 1D MII N is fairly adequate to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera features a good balance of picture quality and portability.

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decent sensor size (APS-H)
delivers RAW formats
screen does not articulate
no image stabilization
more heavy than competitors (1,565 grams)

Canon 1D MII N Sports photography details

A modest sports photography points tally of 50 means the Canon 1D MII N is reasonably adequate for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs to have very good autofocus and continuous shooting for sports photography.

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maximum shutter speed is high (1/8,000 seconds)
sensor size is nice (APS-H)
supports phase detect autofocus
does not have liveview
does not have image stabilization
sensor resolution low (8 megapixels)

Travel photography with Canon 1D MII N

Weight is very crucial in getting a camera for travel. In general, the Canon 1D MII N gets a terrible 30 for a travel camera which makes it not really very good to take on your trips.

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heavier than average in class (1,565g)
low megapixels (8MP)
screen is not selfie friendly

Canon 1D MII N as a Landscape photography camera

For anybody looking to purchase a camera for landscape photography, the most significant aspect will be image quality. The Canon 1D MII N and it's average grade of 52 as a landscape camera is relatively adequate within the current market.

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manual focus
switch lenses (Canon EF mount)
sensor size is decent (APS-H)
delivers RAW formats
2 card slots
small screen (2.5 inch)
doesn't have liveview
does not have image stabilization
low resolution (8MP)

Canon 1D MII N Vlogging factors

A camera for vlogging should offer a moving display screen, microphone input and ideally IBIS. Taking everything in to account, the Canon 1D MII N is not really very good for vlogging as it gets a terrible rating of 9.

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no video shooting

Canon 1D MII N Alternatives

If you are shopping for alternatives to the 1D MII N, below is a list of the top placed cameras that fall in to the family of Pro DSLR.

The line chart here gives you an overview of the 1D MII N compared to it's top rated competitors listed previously.

These are some more cameras you may look at as alternate options. To review a complete comparison, click the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Manufacturer
Canon
Model type
Canon EOS-1D Mark II N
Class
Pro DSLR
Launched
2005-08-22
Physical type
Large SLR
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CMOS
Sensor size
APS-H
Sensor dimensions
28.7 x 19.1mm
Sensor surface area
548.2mm²
Sensor resolution
8 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
3:2
Highest resolution
3504 x 2336
RAW support
Highest native ISO
3200
Minimum native ISO
100
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points
45
Lens
Lens support
Canon EF
Available lenses
250
Crop factor
1.3
Screen
Type of screen
Fixed Type
Screen sizing
2.5"
Screen resolution
230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage
100 percent
Viewfinder magnification
0.72x
DXO scores
DXO All around rating
66
DXO Color Depth rating
22.3
DXO Dynamic range rating
11.2
DXO Low light rating
975
Features
Lowest shutter speed
30s
Highest shutter speed
1/8000s
Continuous shooting rate
9.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance
no built-in flash
Flash options
External
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Highest flash synchronize
1/250s
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Highest video resolution
None
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 1.0 (1.5 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight
1565 grams (3.45 pounds)
Physical dimensions
156 x 158 x 80mm (6.1" x 6.2" x 3.1")
Other
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type
Compact Flash (Type I or II), SD card
Card slots
Dual
Price at launch
$5,900