Canon EOS-1Ds


The EOS-1Ds is a full-frame 11.1-megapixel digital SLR camera body made by Canon in the 1Ds series, released on 24 September 2002.[3] It was Canon's first full-frame DSLR.[4] Its dimensions are 156 x 157.6 x 79.9 mm (6.1 x 6.2 x 3.1 in.) and mass (without a battery) is 1,265 g.[1]

Canon EOS-1Ds
Canon EOS 1Ds with EF 50mm II.jpg
TypeSingle-lens reflex
ReleasedNovember 2002[1]
LensInterchangeable (EF)
Sensor35.8 mm × 23.8 mm CMOS
Maximum resolution4,064 × 2,704 (11.1 million)
Film speed100–1250 in 1/3 stops, plus 50 (L) as option
Storage mediaCompactFlash (Type I or Type II) / max 8 GB
Focus modesOne-shot, AI Servo, Manual
Focus areas45 AF points
Exposure metering21-zone TTL full aperture metering
Metering modes21 area eval, partial, spot (center, AF point, multi-spot), center-weighted average
ShutterElectronically controlled focal-plane
Shutter speed range1/8000 to 30 sec. (1/3-stop increments), bulb, X-sync at 1/250 sec.
Continuous shootingapprox 3 frame/s, 10 shot burst max
ViewfinderOptical, 100% coverage vertically and horizontally
LCD screen2.0 inch, 120,000 pixels
BatteryNP-E3 1650mAh, 19.8Wh Ni-MH rechargeable battery
Weight44.6 oz. / 1265g (body only)
Made inJapan
PredecessorCanon EOS-1V, Canon EOS-1D[1]
SuccessorCanon EOS-1Ds Mark II[2]

The ~11 megapixel, full size 35mm digital camera was far ahead of other cameras counting usually much less megapixels, and having smaller size frame. The price was $7,999 in 2002 (equivalent to $12,051 in 2021).[5][6]


Being an autofocus camera, it has two autofocus modes, and an option for manual focusing. Its viewfinder is a glass pentaprism. It also has a two-inch, thin-film transistor, color liquid-crystal monitor with approximately 120,000 pixels.

The camera's image sensor is a CMOS-based integrated circuit with Bayer filters for RGB color detection (Canon calls it single-plate, in contrast with three-CCD sensors). It has approximately 11.4 million effective pixels. A non-removable optical anti-aliasing filter is located in front of the image sensor.

The shutter is an electronically controlled focal-plane shutter. Its maximum speed is 1/8,000 of one second. Soft-touch shutter release occurs via an electromagnetic signal.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c "EOS-1Ds". Canon Camera Museum.
  2. ^ "EOS-1Ds Mark II". Canon Camera Museum.
  3. ^ Canon Introduces the EOS-1Ds: A Digital SLR Camera Featuring an 11.1 Megapixel, Full-Frame CMOS Sensor [1]
  4. ^ Askey, Phil (December 2002). "Canon EOS-1Ds Review". Digital Photography Review. Retrieved 29 July 2014.
  5. ^ "1Ds Pricing". Luminous Landscape. 13 January 2009. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  6. ^ Sam, Author. "Canon EOS 1Ds Classic Review". Camera Legend. Retrieved 13 March 2020. {{cite web}}: |first= has generic name (help)

External linksEdit

  • Dpreview EOS-1Ds review, December 2002
  • Latest Canon EOS Firmware