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  • 16.7-megapixel CMOS sensor delivers 4,992 x 3,328 pixel images
  • Sensor covers full 35mm frame area, no focal length multiplier
  • SD/MMC and CompactFlash (Type I and II) compatibility
  • Full support for RAW file format included
  • Very configurable to suit individual shooting styles

The EOS-1Ds was an impressive digital SLR at its debut, carrying forward the incredibly rugged camera platform of the original EOS-1D, and boosting resolution to levels previously unheard of in portable 35mm-style digital SLRs. Now, the EOS-1Ds Mark II ups the ante with nearly 17 million effective pixels, faster processing, lower power consumption, and a host of other enhancements. Canon's advanced CMOS sensor technology delivers impressively low image noise at high ISO, but particularly during long exposures. And of course, the big story with the 1Ds Mark II is that it's a full frame digital SLR, with a sensor the same size as a 35mm film frame, making possible true wide angle shots with standard 35mm focal lengths. (If you've been shooting with a d-SLR with a smaller sensor, wait till you see what the world looks like through a 16-35mm lens on the 1Ds Mark II.) Bottom line, just an excellent digital SLR, easily deserving of its place at the top of Canon's d-SLR lineup. Highly recommended!

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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 12
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II review by sivrajbm
Review Date: 2/22/2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $4,000.00| Rating: 10 

Pros: 16.7 mp, large bright viewfinder, dual memory slots, Handling, AF, IQ, Custom features, Size and Weight, Solid, long lasting battery, 4fps
Cons: None really, if I had to be picky no dual writing like my Mk2N, 4fps

Ok after going up the Canon food chain I've reached the top. I decided last year to shoot with 1-series only after getting spoiled by the performance of the original beast (1D). That led to a Mk2N and now this, man I've got to get more work now .

The images and the detail that this camera puts out are just AWESOME. I'm glad I went with the 1DsMk2 instead of a 1DMk3, I just don't think it could get much better than this. I rarely used the 8.5 fps so 10 really meant nothing to me. Resolution and detail is what I wanted and this camera delivers in SPADES. I can now get much larger prints with much less work and have lots of cropping room.

I doubled the ram in my computers to help handle the extra load this camera brings to the table and all is well. Recently did a school dance and some portraits with this camera and all I can say is WOW. Great upgrade, great camera. I bought it from another FMer who upgraded to the Ds3. The camera had just come back from Canon after being cleaned and adjusted to factory spec.

He gave me a great deal with everything in the box, 2-4gb Extreme cards & a RRS bracket plus the service warranty.
I'm a very happy camper.

Registered: May 2006
Posts: 62
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II review by gadgetguy
Review Date: 12/4/2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 10 

Pros: 16 megapixels! Super fast AF. Built like a tank and made to withstand more than an average photographer might.
Cons: Heavy and large

Canon's ultimate DSLR is worthy of its title. Super fast AF, reliable and made to withstand the abuses of hard work (although ironically you'd probably care for it like ababy since it costs $$$!).

It's unmatched in IQ, especially when paired with a lens that can match up to its 16MP resolution. There is really nothing bad at all to say about his marvel, except that you'll pay through the nose to get one!

It also expects you to think and act like you deserve it - no full auto on this baby! You have to tell it what you want it to do!


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