Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II


The EOS-1Ds Mark II is a digital SLR camera body introduced by Canon Inc. in 2004.[3] It was the top model in the Canon EOS line of digital cameras until April 2007, with a full-frame 16.7 megapixel CMOS sensor. The EOS-1Ds Mark II had the highest pixel count available in a 35mm format digital SLR at the time of its introduction until its successor was announced in August 2007. It uses the EF lens mount. The EOS-1Ds Mark II is a professional grade camera body and is large, ruggedly built, and dust/weather-resistant.

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II
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TypeSingle-lens reflex
ReleasedNovember 2004
LensInterchangeable (EF)
Sensor36 mm × 24 mm CMOS
Maximum resolution4,992 × 3,328 (16.6 million)
Film speed100–1600 in 1/3 stops, plus 50, 3200 as option
Storage mediaCompactFlash (Type I or Type II) and/or Secure Digital (SDHC)
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 s (1/3-stop increments), bulb, X-sync at 1/250 s
Continuous shootingApprox. 4.5 frame/s
LCD screen2.0 inch, 230,000 pixels
BatteryNi-MH battery pack
Weight1,215 g (42.9 oz) (body only)
Made inJapan
ReplacedCanon EOS-1Ds[1]
SuccessorCanon EOS-1Ds Mark III[2]

Being an autofocus camera, it has multiple autofocus modes and uses a 45-point autofocus system, and an option for manual focusing. Its viewfinder is a "fixed pentaprism". It also has a 2", TFT color LCD. Its dimensions are 156 mm in width, 157.6 mm in height, and 79.9 mm in depth (6.14 in × 6.20 in × 3.15 in). Its mass (without a battery) is 1,215 grams (42.9 oz).

The camera's image sensor is a single-plate CMOS-based integrated circuit, 24 mm × 36 mm in size; the same as 35mm film. It has approximately 17.2 million total photosites (16.7 million effective pixels in the final output). It uses a RGB primary color filter.

The shutter is an electronically controlled focal-plane shutter. Its maximum speed is 1/8000 of one second and it is rated for 200,000 actuations. Soft-touch shutter release occurs via electromagnetic signaling.

On 20 August 2007, Canon announced the successor to the Mark II: the Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III.


  1. ^ "Canon EOS-1Ds – Canon Camera Museum".
  2. ^ "Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III – Canon Camera Museum".
  3. ^ "Canon EOS-1Ds 1Ds Mk II".

External linksEdit

  • Canon USA page on the EOS-1Ds Mark II.
  • Review and specific information at
  • Firmware version 1.1.6