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 #491 out of 1428 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.
Canon 1D MII N Gallery
You can check the 1D MII N from various angles in the gallery underneath.
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.
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.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
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.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
To get an idea of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
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.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
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.
The top view directly below will illustrate the button design on the 1D MII N.
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.
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.
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.
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.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.