Canon 1Ds MII overview
Canon 1Ds MII is Canon's Pro DSLR camera originally released on October of 2005. It uses a 17 MegaPixel, CMOS Full frame size sensor with a maximum resolution of 4992 x 3328.
Canon brought out this camera as a way to improve the previous Canon 1Ds (Read Full Comparison) & afterwards introduced the more recent Canon 1Ds MIII (Read Full Comparison) in order to improve this camera.
The 1Ds MII is rated #17 out of 35 in Pro DSLR cameras & all-around #362 out of 1436 for cameras in our database. Remember to try our Advanced camera search to get camera results based on your customized requirements.
Below is a chart of multiple criteria used in the scoring system.
Canon 1Ds MII family
The Canon 1Ds MII has a history of related cameras. Underneath, you can find all previous and more recent models as well as key specifications.
Canon 1Ds MII Gallery
You can view the 1Ds MII from different angles in the gallery underneath.
Canon 1Ds MII Pros and Cons
Here is a shortlist of positives and negatives of the Canon 1Ds MII based on criterias that are typically viewed as necessary in a camera.
Canon 1Ds MII Sensor specs
The sensor dimension on the Canon 1Ds MII is 36mm x 24mm (Full frame). The 864 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 4992 x 3328 pixels with aspect ratios of 3:2.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The CMOS sensor has 17 megapixels and supports a native ISO range of 100 to 3200. RAW format is saved so the user has more margin for error.
The picture below shows the 1Ds MII's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The 1Ds MII sensor has a crop factor of 1 and is outlined in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Canon 1Ds MII dimensions
Canon 1Ds MII is 3.45 lbs (1,565g or 55.20 oz) & has outside size of 156mm x 158mm x 80mm (6.1" x 6.2" x 3.1"). The weight of normal Pro DSLR camera is 1,280g and the Canon 1Ds MII is heavier compared to various rivals.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Below is a visual of the Canon 1Ds MII alongside a softdrink to help you get a sense of its size.
The top view directly below will highlight the button arrangement on the 1Ds MII.
Canon 1Ds MII Lens details
The 1Ds MII fits the Canon EF mount and has 306 lenses available to buy. Here is some of the lenses we have in our collection that will fit the 1Ds MII.
Canon 1Ds MII Connectivity
The 1Ds MII has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras that have NFC or Bluetooth compatibility can easily be used wirelessly through smartphones. You will be able to send photos and usually adjust camera settings without the hassle of connecting directly with the camera.
Certain apps also give a Liveview and click the shutter when you aren't near the camera. If the camera features a HDMI port, it could be hooked up to an external monitor. A lot of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery using the USB socket.
Canon 1Ds MII Video details
Canon 1Ds MII does not record video. If you are shopping for a camera to shoot just photos, it is not a problem.
Canon 1Ds MII Weather Sealing
Canon 1Ds MII has weather sealing making it a excellent selection for use in tough conditions. This can be particularly handy any time you are unsure about the elements you may face in outdoor photography.
Canon 1Ds MII Display and Viewfinder
The Canon 1Ds MII houses a 2" fixed screen with a resolution of 230k dots.
Please note that the screen has no touch support. The 1Ds MII also has a Top display so its possible to quickly view the camera's settings.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The View Finder specifications for Canon 1Ds MII are as follows:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentaprism)
- ViewFinder Coverage 100 percent
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.7x
Viewfinders are really useful in bright outdoor situations which will make the camera display washed out and hard to see.
Canon 1Ds MII Shutter details
Canon 1Ds MII has the ability to shoot continuously at 4.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/8000s.
Canon 1Ds MII Flash and Hot shoe details
Canon 1Ds MII features external flash ability but is without inbuilt flash. The highest flash sync speed is 1/250s.
Canon 1Ds MII Autofocus details
Canon 1Ds MII features both Phase Detect Autofocus as well as Contrast Based Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more snappier and precise compared to Contrast Based focusing.
It boasts 45 focus points to select from. Canon 1Ds MII can use manual focusing when required in low light conditions or you require more accurate control on focusing.
Canon 1Ds MII Battery life
The general Pro DSLR camera battery life is 2438. Nikon D3X has the highest possible (4400) battery life in this category of cameras.
Here is a collection of Pro DSLR cameras that come with the strongest battery life:
Canon 1Ds MII for specific types of photography
The following chart shows a analysis of the Canon 1Ds MII for specific types of photography. To find out more, check out the specific section below.
Canon 1Ds MII as a Portrait photography camera
The Canon 1Ds MII receives a rating of 68 which is nice, and means the camera is a good fit to use for portrait photography. Taking portraits leans greatly towards sensor dimension, RAW support in addition to the option to utilize off-camera flash.
Street photography with Canon 1Ds MII
With a reasonable points total of 52, the Canon 1Ds MII is reasonably suited to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera has a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.
Canon 1Ds MII as a Sports photography camera
A above average sports photography score of 61 suggests the Canon 1Ds MII is a very decent fit for taking pictures of sports. A camera must have fantastic focusing and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Canon 1Ds MII Travel photography factors
Portability is extremely critical when picking a travel camera. Overall, the Canon 1Ds MII gets a reasonable 52 as a travelling camera which is somewhat suitable to take on your holidays.
Canon 1Ds MII Landscape photography highlights
For anybody looking to buy a camera for landscape pictures, the most important aspect will be image quality. The Canon 1Ds MII and it's very good grade of 64 for a landscape camera is a good option within the current market.
Canon 1Ds MII Vlogging information
A vlogging camera should have a articulating display, mic port and if possible IBIS. Taking all things into account, the Canon 1Ds MII is just not very good as a vlog camera as it receives a lousy score of 9.
Canon 1Ds MII Alternatives
If you are trying to find replacements to the 1Ds MII, here is a list of the top scored cameras which fall into the family of Pro DSLR.
The line graph here gives you a summary of the 1Ds MII compared to it's highest ranked competitors shown earlier.
There are more cameras you might look into as alternate options. To go through a extensive comparison, go to the "compare" link.