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  • 8.2-megapixel CMOS sensor delivers 3,504 x 2,336 pixel images
  • SD/MMC and CompactFlash (Type I and II) compatibility
  • Enhanced image review options
  • Full support for RAW file format in-the-box
  • Highly configurable to suit individual shooting needs/styles

The EOS-1D was an impressive digital SLR at its debut, arguably the most rugged, configurable, and fastest then available on the market. The new EOS-1D Mark II raises the bar while maintaining all that made the 1D such a successful and formidable SLR, offering the same great exposure control, but with a much higher resolution, 8.2-megapixel CMOS sensor. Its amazingly rapid shutter sound will make you enjoy each click that much more, to the point that you'll be tempted to put it in high continuous mode and squeeze a few off every once in awhile just to hear the music of the Mark II's shutter. Its heft and excellent control layout make it clear that the Mark II means business, and its image quality is second to none. (Although I do caution readers to shoot in RAW mode and use Canon's Digital Photo Professional software to convert images to JPEG whenever dealing with out-of-gamut colors, particularly reds.) The expanded image review options and inclusion of Video Out and USB jacks are added pluses. Continuing with the same excellent user interface that mimics the 35mm EOS-1v and an amazing range of custom menu options, the Mark II really stands alone with its combination of high resolution, excellent image quality, and astonishing speed. (Needless to say, I'd call it Highly Recommended.)

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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 13
Canon EOS-1D Mark II review by perpera
Review Date: 11/26/2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $2,700.00| Rating: 10 

Pros: Exceptionally good IQ, Exceptionally good AF, PRO
Cons: Heavy

Bought it used (had a 350D before).
It's in my opinion THE action-camera with excellent image quality even at ISO 1600 and a fantastic autofocus.

Registered: November 2006
Posts: 1
Canon EOS-1D Mark II review by bracebd
Review Date: 11/26/2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $4,200.00| Rating: 10 

Pros: Durable, fast, great "feel" to the body when holding it. Battery power just keeps going....
Cons: Weight - it is not a "light" camera and can be difficult to handle for those not used to it.

I purchased this camera back in December 2005. I have shot several weddings, wildlife (particularly Bald Eagles) and portraits. I have shot several baseball games and followed my 3 year old around catching about any shot I could ever want to.

I have traveled with the camera to different locations and the thing is built like a tank. It is very solid.

The image quality is excellent and I have no complaints about it at all. The noise levels on ISO 1000-1600 are easily cleaned up with Neat Image and the ISO 3200 shots...well as with any camera if it is between getting the shot and not, you will get the shot. It is not completely unusable, but I have also restriced sizes down depending on how much noise can be cleaned up.

Overall, the camera is excellent and a very well built piece of equipment. I highly recommend it to anyone who is after the large buffer, frame rate, sealed body, and/or battery life per charge.


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