- 11MP - Full frame Sensor
- 2" Fixed Screen
- ISO 100 - 1250
- 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
- No Video
- Canon EF Mount
- 1585g - 156 x 158 x 80mm
- Launched December 2002
- Successor is Canon 1Ds MII
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Canon 1Ds summary
Canon 1Ds is Canon's Pro DSLR digital camera initially announced on December of 2002. It features a 11 MegaPixel, CMOS Full frame sized sensor and has a max resolution of 4064 x 2704.
Canon introduced the newer Canon 1Ds MII (Read Full Comparison) to update this model.
The 1Ds is ranked #25 out of 35 in Pro DSLR cameras & over all #575 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our collection. You should look at our Advanced camera filter to see camera ratings based on your custom requirements.
Here is a diagram of different factors used in the rating system.
Canon 1Ds history
The Canon 1Ds has a history of related digital cameras. Down below, you can check out all past and newer models as well as main specs.
1Ds vs 1D X III20MPFull frame20.0 fps2020
1Ds vs 1D X II20MPFull frame16.0 fps2016
1Ds vs 1D C18MPFull frame14.0 fps2012
1Ds vs 1D X18MPFull frame14.0 fps2011
1Ds vs 1Ds MIII21MPFull frame5.0 fps2008
1Ds vs 1Ds MII17MPFull frame4.0 fps2005
Canon 1Ds Gallery
You can check the 1Ds from various angles in the gallery underneath.
Canon 1Ds Pros and Cons
Below is a shortlist of pros and cons of the Canon 1Ds based on things which are oftentimes considered essential in a digital camera.
Canon 1Ds Sensor details
The spec of the sensor on the Canon 1Ds is 35.8mm x 23.8mm (Full frame). The 852 mm² sensor is able to capture 4064 x 2704 pixels and aspect ratios of 3:2.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The CMOS sensor has 11MP and includes a standard ISO range of 100 to 1250. RAW files are saved so the user has wider margin for error.
The image underneath displays the 1Ds's sensor dimensions when compared to other popular sizes. The 1Ds sensor has a crop factor of 1 and is outlined in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get an understanding of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Canon 1Ds dimensions
Canon 1Ds weighs 3.49 lbs (1,585 grams / 55.91 ounces) & the volume of the camera is 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 1Ds is weightier in comparison with other competitors.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
Here is a image of the Canon 1Ds with a soft drink so you can get a sense of its scale.
The top view under will show the button layout on the 1Ds.
Canon 1Ds Lens specs
The 1Ds works with the Canon EF mount and has 306 lenses available to buy. Below is some of the lenses we have in our collection which will fit the 1Ds.
Canon 1Ds Connectivity
The 1Ds has the following connectivity:
Digital cameras that feature NFC and Bluetooth connectivity can be used wirelessly via smartphones. You are able to transfer images and oftentimes change camera settings without connecting physically to the camera.
Many applications even allow a Liveview and hit the shutter if you are not near the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI port, it can be attached to an external screen. Most cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack through the USB port.
Canon 1Ds Video specs
Canon 1Ds does not take video. If you are wanting a digital camera to take only pictures, this might not be an issue.
Canon 1Ds Weather Sealing
Canon 1Ds does not include environment sealing so rainy conditions might affect the camera.
Canon 1Ds Screen and Viewfinder
The Canon 1Ds features a 2 inch fixed display screen supporting a resolution of 120 thousand dots.
Please be aware that the display has no touch support. The 1Ds also comes with a Top LCD screen so it’s possible to instantly checkout camera settings.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The View Finder specs for Canon 1Ds are as follows:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentaprism)
- Coverage 100%
- Magnification 0.7x
For sunny outdoor situations which make the camera displays washed out and hard to see, viewfinders are pretty useful.
Canon 1Ds Shutter specs
Canon 1Ds continuous shooting rate is 3.0 frames/s. The max shutter speed is 1/8000 sec.
Canon 1Ds Flash and Hot shoe specs
Canon 1Ds features external flash support but is without integrated flash. The max flash sync is 1/250 sec.
Canon 1Ds Autofocus specs
Canon 1Ds features both Phase Detect AF plus Contrast Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is more faster & precise in comparison with Contrast Detect focusing.
The Sensor features 45 focus points to select from. Canon 1Ds boasts manual focus in case it is needed during low light situations or you need more accurate control on focus.
Canon 1Ds Battery life
The usual Pro DSLR camera battery life is 2438. Nikon D3X offers the maximum (4400) battery life within this type of cameras.
Following is a listing of Pro DSLR cameras with the highest battery life:
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Canon 1Ds for different types of photography
The following diagram displays a rundown of the Canon 1Ds for different types of photography. To look at more, browse to the specific section underneath.
Canon 1Ds as a Portrait photography camera
The Canon 1Ds has a points tally of 55 which is average, and means the camera is fairly acceptable to use for portrait photography. Taking portraits favors greatly towards sensor dimensions, support for RAW files & flexibility to utilize off-camera flash.
Canon 1Ds Street photography highlights
Getting a lousy points total of 44, the Canon 1Ds is simply not suitable to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera has a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.
Sports photography with Canon 1Ds
A moderate sports photography rating of 47 indicates the Canon 1Ds is fairly acceptable for photographing sports. A camera needs very good autofocus and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Canon 1Ds as a Travel photography camera
Size is super important in choosing a camera for travel. All round, the Canon 1Ds gets a lousy 30 for a travelling camera which makes it simply not suitable for your journeys.
Canon 1Ds Landscape photography highlights
For anybody looking to buy a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most critical factor will be image quality. The Canon 1Ds with it's reasonable score of 48 as a landscape camera is reasonably appropriate among its rivals.
Canon 1Ds Vlogging features
A camera for vlogging ought to have a moving display, microphone port and preferably image stabilization. Considering every thing, the Canon 1Ds is simply not suitable as a vlog camera as it receives a lousy rating of 9.
Canon 1Ds Alternatives
If you are searching for replacements to the 1Ds, here is a list of the highest placed cameras that fall into the class of Pro DSLR.
The graph down below shows you a bird's eye view of the 1Ds versus it's top ranking rivals listed previously.
There are a bunch of cameras you may see as alternate options. To browse through a detailed comparison, visit the "compare" link.