Canon EOS1 Ds MARKII User manual

Canon EOS1 Ds MARKII User manual
Table of Contents
A. Improved Image Playback Functions
New LCD Screen
Magnified View From Any AF Point
Magnified View During Quick Review
Last Displayed Image Remembered and Improved Magnified Images
More Complete INFO Display
B. Improved Image Recording Performance
More Burst Frames
New Split Recording for RAW+JPEG
New Simple Recording Slot Switching
Automatic New Folder Creation
User-settable File Names
Automatic Noise Reduction for Long Exposures
C. More Functional Improvements
Picture Style
New Ec-S Focusing Screen
ISO Set Through Finder
Reduced Startup Time
Enhanced Range of Settings for Continuous Shooting Speed
Access to Menu Options During Image Recording
New Custom Functions and Personal Functions
Low Level Formatting of SD Cards
D. Enhanced PictBridge Functions
New “Contact” Printing
Two New Layouts With Exif Data
Face Brightener
New Paper Sizes
E. Continuation of Key Elements of EOS-1D Mark II
World’s Fastest Autofocus Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera
Superior Sensor
DIGIC II Image Processor
1-Series Tradition: A Complete Range of Functions
Basic Operation Ease
Reliability and Durability
Extensive Software Package
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The Canon EOS-1D Mark II N Digital SLR is both the successor to, and a thorough
reconsideration of, the EOS-1D Mark II camera. It preserves the speed, responsiveness,
image quality and reliability of the EOS-1D Mark II model while incorporating newly
refined features that make the camera easier to use and more precise. The N model
inherits the mantle of world’s fastest digital SLR, firing at 8.5 fps for up to 48 fullresolution JPEGs in a burst (vs. the same firing rate and a 40 JPEG burst for the 1D Mark II
camera). It retains the superb 8.2 megapixel CMOS Sensor of the 1D Mark II camera,
with its convenient 1.3x lens conversion factor, and continues to use the DIGIC II Image
Processor for outstanding image quality. The EOS-1D Mark II N digital SLR shares with
the “1 Series” family its all-metal body and chassis and weather-resistant construction,
and its shutter is still durability-tested to 200,000 exposures.
The new 2.5 inch, wide-angle view LCD/TFT screen brings with it larger, easier-to-see text
in 15 languages. Picture Style makes image control easier. ISO speed changes, memory
card selection and new folder creation have all been simplified. The optional Ec-S screen
makes manual focusing easier. More burst frames are now possible and burst speed
settings are more flexible. Info display is more complete. Many menus can now be
accessed during image recording. Several improvements to magnified view make focus
checking easier. Last displayed image view makes image review easier and less stressful.
User-settable file names make it easier to identify and index one’s work. Automatic
noise reduction eliminates uncertainty from low-light photography. Enhanced printing
functions will make keeping track of images easier. The result is a superb professional
photographic instrument.
The estimated selling price of the new camera, $3,999 , is actually $500 less than the
initial price of its predecessor. This aggressive pricing makes the EOS-1D Mark II N camera
a terrific deal. Photographers upgrading from older or less robust equipment, or from film,
will see that the N model is the clear choice in all-around professional performance. The
great success of the camera’s predecessors is on display at any sporting event where
legions of white L Series lenses mark Canon as the overwhelming preference of
1Ds Mark II
1D Mark II N
Digital Rebel XT
professional sports photographers. The same is true in wedding and fashion photography.
Many of these cameras have seen long and hard service and could be replaced if a
persuasive opportunity presented itself.
Purchasing managers for news organizations and studio operations will certainly find
the combination of value and significant evolutionary improvements an excellent
argument for “cycling through” existing 1-Series equipment in service. Further, while
the EOS-1D Mark II N camera is easier to use, its complete compatibility with existing
Canon lenses, Speedlites and accessories means that its introduction into an equipment
pool will not require any sort of re-engineering, avoiding additional expense,
complication and nuisance.
Working photographers will feel at home immediately with the EOS-1D Mark II N camera.
It has the feel and responsiveness they know and rely on combined with a new ease of
use they will appreciate and enjoy. Pros of every stripe will recognize it instantly for
what it is: the new professional standard.
Actual selling prices are set by dealers and may vary.
• Larger, 2.5 inch LCD/TFT screen with wide viewing angle
• More burst frames: 22 RAW (from 20), big increase in small JPEG burst
• Improved image processing sequence
• Startup time 0.2 sec (from 0.3 sec)
• Estimated selling price of US $3,999 ($500 less than EOS-1D Mark II at introduction)
• New Picture Style settings, easier than Parameters, 6 pre-set, 3 user-defined
• Enhanced recording functions to 2 card slots: split recording CF/SD
• New, simple memory card switching function, CF/SD
• Low-level, physical formatting of SD cards, faster and more secure
• Magnified view from any selected AF point on playback
• Magnified view during Quick Review
• Improved image quality in Magnified view
• Last displayed image is remembered
• More complete info display includes file sizes, monochrome and R/G/B indicators
• Automatic new folder creation
• User-settable file names- first 4 characters
• More settings for Custom Functions and Personal Functions
• New access to menu options during image processing and recording
• Contact sheets, Exif printing info, Face Brightener function, new paper sizes
with PictBridge
• New optional Ec-S focusing screen for more accurate manual focusing
• Automatic noise reduction menu option for long exposures
• ISO adjustable while looking in the finder
• Enhanced range of settings for burst frames
• New IEEE1394 locking cap
• Canon logo now with sunken lettering and fill-in paint
• Key features of the EOS-1D Mark II retained
• Complete EOS system compatibility
• Magnesium alloy body and stainless steel chassis create a rugged camera with a solid,
high quality, professional feel.
• New software package, included at no extra cost, includes Canon’s new Digital Photo
Professional, ZoomBrowser EX, ImageBrowser and EOS Capture.
• Accessory Data Verification Kit, DVK-E2, permits verification of original, untampered
image data.
Actual price set by dealers and may vary.
A. Improved Image Playback Functions
New LCD Screen
The EOS-1D Mark II N camera has a new, 2.5 inch LCD/
TFT screen with 230,000 pixels. Its area is more than
50% larger than a 2.0 inch screen. Its backlight, with
six LED modules, is brighter. Examining photographed
images, checking focus and selecting menu items
are now all easier. The improved display enables
viewing angles up to a remarkable 170 degrees from
LCD Screen
any direction.
Magnified View From
Any AF Point
Sharing the stage with the new, 2.5 inch LCD wide-angle
view display are five significant improvements to image
playback. First, one can have magnified view from any
selected AF point. Previously, magnified views took the
center of the image as the starting point. If the selected
AF point was not in the center, one had to scroll around
the image, an awkward and time-consuming process.
Now, a menu item, [Enlarge from selected AF point],
Enlarge display setting screen
enables the user to magnify the image and check focus in a single operation: the press
of one button. Magnification starts at approximately 100% and ranges in 15 steps
from 1.5x to 10x, the same as the EOS-1D Mark II camera.
Magnified View During
Quick Review
Next, magnified view during Quick Review is enabled. This means that, when an image is
displayed on the LCD screen immediately after capture, magnified view in 15 steps is now
possible, speeding and simplifying focus checking, as well as reducing the time until the
next shot can be taken.
1. Quick Review
image appears
after the shot
is taken.
Last Displayed Image
Remembered and
Improved Magnified
2. Hold down the
<Magnified> button
and press the
<Magnify> button to
magnify the image.
Third, increased internal memory capacity has improved image quality in Magnified view.
Improved memory function has also made it possible for the EOS-1D Mark II N camera to
remember the last displayed image. Previously, when the user resumed image playback
after clearing the display by pressing the shutter button or AE lock button, the image
shown was the last one shot, a particular inconvenience when checking large numbers
of images. Now, when playback is resumed after stopping, the specification has been
revised so that the most recently displayed image reappears.
More Complete
INFO Display
Last, the information display now shows file sizes and includes notations for monochrome
(B/W) and R/G/B when the RGB histogram is enabled. File size has become a critical
piece of data with the practical limitations imposed by the widespread adoption of
wireless networks (enabled by transmitters such as the Canon WFT-E1A) for image
transfer. The indications of monochrome and RGB are an aid to photographers who are
fully or partially color blind. Additionally, it is now easier to distinguish between actual
monochrome images and those with a limited palette that appear to be monochrome.
B. Improved Image Recording Performance
More Burst Frames
An improved image processing sequence and an improved memory management method
have made more burst frames possible. The RAW burst is now 22 frames; RAW+JPEG is
approximately 19 frames (JPEG quality: 8, Picture Style: Standard, ISO 100); JPEG large
is 48 or better; JPEG Medium 1 is 59 or better; JPEG Medium 2 is 77 or better, and JPEG
Small has increased substantially to 135 or better. Professional users in particular will
appreciate the extra margin of comfort that greater burst performance provides.
New Split Recording
As with the EOS-1D Mark II model, the EOS-1D Mark II N digital SLR allows the user to
save the same image simultaneously in both memory cards, slot 1 and slot 2, a highly
effective backup mechanism. Also, one can record to slot 1 until it is full, going on to
slot 2 as a reserve. Now, with the EOS-1D Mark II N camera in RAW+JPEG mode, it is
also possible to save the RAW and JPEG images separately in each memory card. The
RAW images can be saved in slot 1 and the JPEGs, in any of ten quality levels, in slot 2,
or vice versa. Because CF cards tend to be larger, currently, than SD cards, the RAW
files will be likelier to go on the CF card in slot 1, but this is not a requirement. The new
option allows images to be recorded separately according to usage, finally realizing a
great potential benefit of the dual slot configuration.
Screen for RAW+JPEG images separate recording onto two cards
New Simple Recording
Slot Switching
Canon has made a substantial improvement in the way switching between the two card
slots is accomplished. On the EOS-1D Mark II, one had to press the Display button and
turn the Quick Control Dial to select the folder mode before the card slot selection
screen appeared. Holding down the Select memory card button and turning the Quick
Control Dial selected the memory card, a less-than-intuitive procedure. The memory card
selection button of the EOS-1D Mark II N camera accesses the selection screen directly,
a simple and stress-free process.
Automatic New Folder
On the EOS-1D Mark II N digital SLR, when image file number 9999 is reached, a new
folder is started automatically and the file number starts from 0001. On current 1D
models, a dialog box appears at file number 9999 asking the user whether to create a
new folder or not, interrupting shooting and causing a distraction. Also currently, if
there is a DCIM folder on the memory card being used, the last file number stored in
that folder is rejected. The user must then perform a forced reset in advance to reset
the file number to 0001. Now, the user can concentrate on shooting without having
to worry about folders or file numbers.
User-settable File Names
The user can now decide the file name’s first four alphanumeric characters followed by the
camera’s fixed characters. File names are entered on the camera’s rear LCD screen using
the Quick Control Dial and the Select button. This procedure replaces the current system
of unchangeable file names consisting of four random, camera-specific, alpha- numeric
characters set at shipment from the factory plus a file number. Now, users can clearly
identify themselves as the sender when images are transferred during or immediately after
an event. The new system also improves the ease of searching for file names.
Automatic Noise Reduction
for Long Exposures
On the menu’s Noise reduction screen, a new option called Auto has been added. When
Auto is enabled, the camera automatically detects the noise level for exposures one
second or longer. If analysis indicates that noise reduction would be effective for that
shot, it is applied. At present, it is difficult to judge whether or not an image is affected
by noise. Users must compare two images, one with noise reduction enabled and one
without it, and make a judgment based on their appearance on the LCD screen, a
distinctly iffy proposition.
C. More Functional Improvements
Picture Style
Color tone
Color Saturation
The EOS-1D Mark II N digital SLR uses Canon’s new
Picture Style function for easy control of image
characteristics, similar to the way one chose a film to
match one’s visual intent in the past. Picture Style
represents a reorganization of the processing
Picture Style screen
parameters used in previous EOS DSLRs. The six
Picture Styles provided are: Standard (standard
snapshot characteristics, same as Digital Rebel series
Parameter 1), Portrait (softer and more natural skin
tones), Landscape (vivid blues and greens, enhanced
sharpness), Neutral (natural color reproduction with settings that stress image elements,
intended for post-processing, same parameters as the EOS-1D series), Faithful (color
reproduction that colorimetrically matches the original as closely as possible, also
intended for post-processing) and Monochrome (same as on the EOS 20D camera, and
the first time this feature has appeared on an EOS-1 class digital SLR). The first five have
adjustable preset settings for Sharpness, Contrast, Color tone and Saturation.
Monochrome has adjustable preset settings for Sharpness, Contrast, Filter effect and
Toning effect. In addition, there are three user-defined Picture Styles, providing
extensive custom control.
New Ec-S Focusing Screen
For the many professional photographers who
prefer to focus manually in certain situations,
Canon has devised an optional new focusing
screen that uses the precision matte technology
first seen on the EOS 20D camera. Optimized
for lenses with maximum apertures of f/2.8 and
brighter, the Ec-S has a steeper parabola of focus
than the standard screen, the New Laser Matte
Magnified photo of screen
Ec-CIII. The Ec-S’s newly shaped microlens causes
the defocus bokeh characteristic near the point of
focus to be more pronounced. The point of sharpest focus has more snap, making it easier
and faster to find. Note that the Ec-S screen is not recommended for use with lenses slower
than f/2.8. Also, because the Ec-S screen requires a new setting for C.Fn-00, it is not currently
compatible with existing cameras. Canon is reviewing the possibility of providing a firmware
update for earlier EOS-1 class DSLRs.
ISO Set Through Finder
ISO speed and ISO bracketing can now be set while looking through the viewfinder
rather than taking one’s eye away from the finder to look at the top LCD panel. The risk
of missing a photo opportunity is reduced.
Reduced Startup Time
Enhanced Range of
Settings for Continuous
Shooting Speed
The improved system processing sequence and revised operations for camera startup
have lowered startup time to an almost imperceptible 0.2 sec.
The EOS-1D Mark II N camera offers a choice of high-speed continuous shooting (H) ranging
from 2 to 8.5 fps, and low speed continuous shooting (L) with settings from 1 to 7 fps.
Access to these controls is through the new P.Fn 19, [Set continuous shooting speed]. There
was no overlap in the EOS-1D Mark II’s settings; (H) was 4 to 8.5 fps and (L) was 1 to 3 fps.
Professional photographers will appreciate both the new level of control and the greater
range of (L) settings.
Access to Menu Options
The EOS-1D Mark II N camera offers the highly useful feature of permitting access to
During Image Recording
certain menu options while the camera is processing images and recording them on a
memory card. During shooting, changes in [JPEG quality], [Color space], [Picture Style],
[Photographed image review] and ISO expansion can be made, effective with the next
shot. During playback, changes to [Highlight alert], [Display AF points], [Histogram
display] and [Enlarged display set] will all be effective with the next image displayed.
In addition, changes to these settings are applied immediately after being entered:
[Auto Power Off] and [Auto rotate] from Setup menu 1, as well as [Language] and
[Video system] from Setup menu 2.
New Custom Functions and
Personal Function
C.Fn-13 adds [9/Center AF] point to [Number AF points/Spot metering]. This allows spot
metering to remain at the center of the image, regardless of the focusing point selected
from the nine available choices. C.Fn-00, setting 2 [Ec-S] is added to [Focusing screen] to
support the new focusing screen. The new P.Fn-19 is very welcome because it now permits
the selection of [High-speed continuous shooting]: 2-8 or [Low-speed continuous shooting]:
1-7. Finally, with P.Fn-25, [Picture Style] and [Color space] have been added to [Default
settings when cleared].
Low Level Formatting of
SD Cards
Low level formatting, or physical formatting, rewrites all of
the recording media’s sector information. Existing data is
completely erased. In contrast, high level formatting, or
logical formatting, is like erasing only the table of contents
of a book. It may be possible in this case to recover data
with third party software, an advantage or a disadvantage,
depending upon circumstances. The EOS-1D Mark II N
Low-level formatting screen
camera has the Low Level Format feature already incorporated into Canon PowerShot
cameras. When the SD card (Card 2) is selected on the card format screen, a checkbox
to enable Low Level Format will appear. (Low Level Formatting is not possible with CF
cards, so the checkbox does not appear in this case.) When it is selected, writing to the
SD card will be faster and more secure, and permanent deletion of data will be executed.
D. Enhanced PictBridge Functions
New “Contact” Printing
In 2004, primarily as a result of the
introduction of the PIXMA brand (PIXUS
brand in Japan) in the latter half of the year,
unit sales expanded nearly 20% from the
previous year. As a result, Canon showed
excellent performance for the year, returning
to the No. 1 position in the Japanese market
for the first time in eight years. Canon has
applied advances in its semiconductor
production technologies to the nozzle
manufacturing process, resulting in substantial improvements in printer performance.
Software andhardware innovations are combining to make Canon printers work better
than ever. For example, the compatibility of Canon PIXMA photo printers and Canon
cameras has been extended so that, beginning with PictBridge compliant models
introduced in the fall of 2005, useful new functions will be available. First, there’s
Contact Printing, featuring easy-to-see thumbnail images, with a simulated 35mm
filmstrip background. Each frame measures 36mm x 24mm, exactly the size of contact
prints made from 35mm film, in a five-rows-of-seven 35-image layout.
Two New Layouts With
Exif Data
The second new option is a 20image layout with Exif shooting
informationprinted next to each
frame: camera model, lens model,
extender usage, shooting mode,
shutter speed, aperture setting,
exposure compensation (not
shown if no compensation is
used), ISO, white balance, file
number and date. Either of these options offers a useful solution to the problem of
archiving and retrieving digital images. A third new choice makes a single print with Exif
information printed underneath.
Face Brightener
Face Brightener, which makes dark, backlit faces brighter, is an effect that appeared
originally in Easy-Photo-Print Ver. 3.0. It is now available, without a computer, in the
new series of Canon PIXMA Photo Printers. It provides an easy way to correct for
underexposure caused, in most cases, by backlighting of the subject.
Original image
New Paper Sizes
With Face Brightener
Three new paper sizes have been added: 4˝ x 8˝, 8˝ x 10˝ and 10˝ x 12˝. This
enhancement is aimed at the growing group of professionals who may need to print
directly from their cameras while on location, and is compatible with new paper sizes
that are scheduled to be available for Canon PIXMA Photo Printers announced in the
second half of 2005.
E. Continuation of the Key Elements of the EOS-1D Mark II
World’s Fastest Autofocus
The EOS-1D Mark II N camera has the same “top speed” as the EOS-1D Mark II model.
Digital Single Lens
Reflex Camera
At 8.5 frames per second in One Shot AF/AI SERVO AF mode, it still boasts the world’s
fastest continuous shooting speed for an AF DSLR.
Superior Sensor
CMOS sensor
The EOS-1D Mark II N digital SLR has the
same Canon-designed and -manufactured
single-plate CMOS sensor as the EOS-1D
Mark II. The sensor measures 28.7mm x
19.1mm, the generous APS-H size, yielding
a 1.3x lens conversion factor that is better
for wide-angle work than smaller, less
costly sensors. Additionally, the large
sensor means that each of its 8.2
megapixels (3520 horizontal by 2342
vertical) can be a considerable 8.2µm
square. This surface area produces greater
sensitivity to light, higher effective ISOs, better shadow and highlight detail, higher signal
output and exceptionally low noise compared to earlier EOS Digital SLRs.
DIGIC II Image Processor
The DIGIC II provides the EOS-1D Mark II N camera with an ultra-fast
processing system, in part because of its use of DDR-SDRAM
(Double Data Rate Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory)
and eight- channel simultaneous reading from the sensor. The DIGIC
II retains its acclaimed on-chip noise reduction circuit that produces
low levels of noise, even at high ISOs, and provides high-precision
computing for natural color reproduction, superb
color accuracy, wide tonal range, reduced false
signal reading
colors and low power consumption. The DIGIC II
combines the functions of the original DIGIC, the
camera control module and the image processing
module, all on one unit, reducing size, cost and
complexity, and increasing performance
and reliability.
1-Series Tradition:
A Complete Range of
The EOS-1D Mark II N digital SLR shares its heritage with the EOS-1, -1N and –1v film SLRs
and the -1D, -1Ds, -1D Mark II and –1Ds Mark II digital SLRs, a noble family of rugged and
top-performing professional cameras. Necessarily, it has shutter speeds from 1/8000 to
30 seconds plus Bulb, a maximum X-sync of 1/250 second, ISO speeds from 100 to
1600 in 1/3-step increments (with expansion to ISO 50 or 3200 using menu screens),
100% viewfinder coverage, short startup time (0.2 sec), a shutter release lag time of 55
ms (or 40 ms at full aperture with P.Fn-26 set), active mirror control for a finder blackout
time of approximately 87 ms, four JPEG resolution settings, ten JPEG compression settings,
RAW and RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording, precise auto white balance, WB correction
and WB bracketing, 45-point area AF with metering sensors in 21 zones, high-speed AF
and high-speed subject tracking, the E-TTL II advanced flash exposure system, and
IEEE1394 (FireWireTM) for faster image transfers to a personal computer.
In addition to accepting the entire array of Canon EF (but not EF-S) lenses and EX-Series
Speedlites, the EOS-1D Mark II N digital SLR is completely compatible with all system
accessories for the EOS-1D and EOS-1D Mark II cameras (including the DVK-E2 Data
Verification Kit, but not the DVK-E1 or the IFC-200D6/450D6 Interface Cables), wireless/
wired LAN image transfers (with WFT-E1/E1A), IPTC (International Press Telecommunication
Council) information tags for JPEG images, Exif 2.21 (especially for color space and printing
applications), and formatting capabilities for memory cards up to 2 GB and larger.
EF Lenses
Basic Operation Ease
Like all 1-Series cameras, the EOS-1D Mark II N digital SLR is as comfortable to hold
vertically as it is horizontally. It retains the graphical user interface for accessing many
functions, always with a priority on shooting. Most of the improvements from the Mark II
model to Mark II N model make the new camera even easier to use.
Reliability and Durability
As on the EOS-1D Mark II and the EOS-1Ds Mark II cameras, the
Canon logo on the EOS-1D Mark II N camera uses sculpted and
color-filled lettering for a look of quality and sophistication. The
new screen on the back seems enormous and is unmistakable.
On the whole, the 1D Mark II N camera looks like just what it is,
a rugged and elegant professional instrument.
In keeping with 1-Series practice, the EOS-1D Mark II N camera uses magnesium alloy
with a tough, scratch-resistant coating for the top, front, bottom, sides and rear covers,
the memory card slot cover and the chassis. The mirror box is a machined aluminum
casting. The shutter is tested for 200,000 cycles, the highest reliability rating for an SLR
with a focal plane shutter. Extensive use of gaskets and seals gives the camera thorough
dust and water resistance. Noise-resistant electromagnetic shielding and careful
distribution of electronics keeps images noise-free. A new cable protector is bundled
with the camera; it prevents movement of the IEEE1394 cable in its socket and the
damage that could cause.
Extensive Software
The EOS-1D Mark II N camera will be packaged with the EOS Digital Solution Disk, Ver. 11,
which includes ZoomBrowser EX 5.5, ImageBrowser 5.5, EOS Capture 1.5 (Windows/
Macintosh), PhotoStitch 3.1 (Windows/Macintosh), and a set of PTP, WIA and TWAIN
Drivers (Windows). At no extra cost, the camera will also come with Digital Photo
Professional, Ver. 2.0, an immensely useful tool for professional digital workflow.
Camera Type
Imaging Element
Recording System
White Balance
Type: Digital AF/AE SLR
Recording Medium: Type I or II CF card, SD memory card
Image Size: 28.7 x 19.1mm
Compatible Lenses: Canon EF lenses (except EF-S lens)
(35mm-equivalent focal length is equal to approx. 1.3 times the marked focal length. )
Lens mount: Canon EF mount
Type: High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor
Effective Pixels: Approx. 8.20 megapixels
Total Pixels: Approx. 8.50 megapixels
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 (Vertical:Horizontal)
Color Filter System: RGB primary color filter
Low-pass Filter: Located in front of the image sensor, non-removable
Recording Formats: DCF 2.0 (Exif 2.21): JPEG and RAW
Image Formats: JPEG, RAW (12bit)
RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording: Provided
File size: (1) L (Large): Approx. 3.2MB (3,504 x 2,336 pixels) (2) M1 (Medium1): Approx.
2.6MB (3,104 x 2,072 pixels) (3) M2 (Medium2): Approx. 1.9MB (2,544 x 1,696 pixels)
(4) S (Small): Approx. 1.1MB (1,728 x 1,152 pixels) (5) RAW: Approx. 7.9MB (3,504 x
2,336 pixels)* JPEG quality: 8* Exact file sizes depend on the JPEG quality, subject,
ISO speed, etc.
Folder setting: Folder creation/selection enabled
File numbering: (1) Consecutive numbering (2) Auto reset (3) Manual reset
Processing parameters/ Color matrix: Incorporated in Picture Style (6 standard + 2 custom)
Backup image recording: Enabled (Same image recordable on CF card and SD memory
card can simultaneously record JPEG & RAW split between two cards.
Interfaces: IEEE1394 for personal computers, USB for direct printing, Video output
(NTSC/PAL), N3 remote control socket and PC terminal for non-dedicated flash units
Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light, Flash, Color
temperature setting, Custom, PC-1 to PC-3 (Total 10 settings)
Auto white balance: Auto white balance with the image sensor
Color temperature compensation: White balance bracketing: ±3 steps in full-step
increments; White balance correction: ±9 steps in full-step increments
* Blue/amber bias or magenta/green bias possible
Type: Eye-level pentaprism
Coverage: Approx. 100 percent vertically and horizontally with respect
to the effective pixels
Magnification: 0.72x (-1 diopter with 50mm lens at infinity)
Eyepoint: 20mm
Built-in dioptric adjustment: -3.0 – +1.0 diopter
Focusing screen: Interchangeable (11 types), Standard focusing screen: Ec-CIII
Mirror: Quick-return half mirror (Transmission:reflection ratio of 37:63, no mirror cut-off
with EF 1200mm f/5.6 or shorter lens)
Viewfinder information: AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light),
exposure information (shutter speed, aperture, manual exposure, spot metering circle,
ISO speed, exposure level), flash information (flash ready, FP flash, FE lock, flash
exposure level), white balance compensation, JPEG recording, number of remaining shots,
memory card information
Depth-of-field preview: Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
Eyepiece shutter: Built-in
Type: TTL-AREA-SIR with a CMOS sensor
AF points: 45 AF points (Area AF)
AF working range: EV 0-18 (at ISO 100 at 68°F/20°C)
Focusing modes: One-Shot AF (ONE SHOT), AI Servo AF (AI SERVO), Manual focusing (MF)
AF point selection: Automatic selection, manual selection, home position (switch to
registered AF point)
Selected AF point display: Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD panel
AF-assist beam: Emitted by the dedicated Speedlite
Exposure Control
Metering modes: 21-zone TTL full aperture metering (1) Evaluative metering (linkable to
any AF point) (2) Partial metering (approx. 13.5% of screen) (3) Spot metering • Center
spot metering (approx. 3.8% of screen) • AF point-linked spot metering • Multi-spot
metering (Max. 8 spot metering entries) (4) Center-weighted average metering
Metering range: EV 0-20 (at 68°F/20°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens, ISO 100)
Exposure control systems: Program AE (shiftable), shutter-priority AE, aperture priority
AE, E-TTL II autoflash, manual, flash metered manual, bulb
ISO speed range : Equivalent to ISO 100-1600.
Can be expanded to ISO 50 and 3200 with menu.
Exposure compensation: AEB: ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments. Bracketing methods:
1. Shutter speed and aperture 2. ISO speed; Manual: ±3 stops in 1/3-stop or 1/2-stop
AE lock: Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is
achieved. Manual: By AE lock button in all metering modes.
Type: Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
Shutter speeds: 1/8000 to 30 sec. (1/3-stop increments), bulb, X-sync at 1/250 sec.
Shutter release: Soft-touch electromagnetic release
Self-timer: 10-sec. or 2-sec. delay
Remote control: Remote control with N3 type terminal
Self-Timer: 10-sec. delay
Remote Control: Remote Control with Remote Switch RS-80N3, Timer Remote Controller
TC-80N3 or Wireless Controller LC-4
Drive System
E-TTL II autoflash with EX-series Speedlite
Drive modes: Single, low-speed continuous, high-speed continuous, self-timer
Continuous shooting speed: Low-speed continuous: Approx. 3 shots/sec.; High-speed
continuous: Approx. 8.5 shots/sec.
Max. burst: JPEG: Approx. 48 frames (Large, JPEG 8) RAW: Approx. 22 frames; RAW+JPEG:
Approx. 19 frames
LCD Monitor
Image Playback
Type: TFT color liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor size: 2.5 in.
Pixels: Approx. 230,000
Coverage: 100% with respect to the effective pixels
Brightness adjustment: Five levels provided
Interface languages: 15
Image display format: Single image, single image (INFO.), 4-image index, 9-image index,
magnified zoom (approx. 1.5x - 10x), rotated image
Highlight alert: In the single image and single image (INFO.) formats, any overexposed
highlight areas will blink in the image display.
Image Protection
and Erase
Protection: Erase protection of one image, all images in a folder, or all images in the
memory card can be applied or canceled at one time.
Erase: One image, all images in a folder, or all images
in the memory card can be erased (except protected images) at one time.
Sound Recording
Recording method: The voice annotation recorded with the built-in microphone is
attached to the image.
File format: WAV
Recording time: Max. 30 sec. per recording
Direct Printing
Compatible printers: CP Direct, Direct Photo, and PictBridge-compatible printers
Printable images: JPEG images (Print ordering enabled with DPOF version 1.1)
Custom Functions: 21 Custom Functions with 67 settings
Picture Style: 5 adjustable preset modes, 3 custom modes plus monochrome
Personal Functions: 27
Camera settings saving/reading: Possible
Power Source
Battery: One NiMH Pack NP-E3 * AC power can be supplied via the AC adapter
and DC coupler.
Shooting Capacity: At 68°F/20°C: Approx. 1200
At 32°F/0°C: Approx. 800 * The above figures apply when a fully-charged Ni-MH Pack
NP-E3 is used.
Battery check: Automatic
Power saving: Provided. Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, or 30 min.
Back-up battery: One CR2025 lithium battery
Dimensions and Weight
Working Conditions
Dimensions: 6.1 x 6.2 x 3.1 in./156 (W) x 157.6 (H) x 79.9 (D) mm
Weight: 43.2 oz./ 1,225g (Body only)
Working temperature range: 32°F - 113°F/ 0°C- 45°C
Working humidity: 85% or less
• All the specifications above are based on Canon’s testing and measuring standards. Shooting capacity
specifications comply with CIPA standards.
• The camera’s specifications and physical appearance are subject to change without notice.
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a trademark of IBM Corporation. Adobe Photoshop is a registered trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated and
its subsidiaries in each country. The other product and brand names appearing in this brochure are trademarks
or registered trademarks of their respective owners. TFT monitor images shown in this brochure are simulated.
The day after the specifications of a new camera are set for production, an idea for some
worthwhile change inevitably presents itself. This is because, first of all, development
continues on the product itself. Second, once the camera has been sold in any numbers,
there is feedback from users that is worthy of consideration. Then, development continues
on the entire line of, in this case, DSLRs, and components developed for one application
might be just the ticket for another one as well. If, for example, the cost of developing a
new screen could be shared among several cameras, each benefits on both sides of the
price/performance equation. So, while the EOS-1D Mark II N digital SLR retains the
benchmark features that made the EOS-1D Mark II camera such an overwhelming success,
there is a great deal about it which is new and significant.
User requests are largely responsible for the separate RAW and JPEG recording, low-level
formatting of SD cards, automatic folder creation, user-settable file names, easy switching
of recording card slot, ISO setting in the viewfinder display, inclusion of file size in the
INFO display, menu operation during image processing and writing, as well as improved
settings for both Custom Functions and Personal Functions. The new Ec-S focusing screen
was developed to help the many sports and portrait photographers who focus manually.
Advances in computing system logic enable faster startup time, greater burst performance,
enhanced magnified view options and the new automatic noise reduction option. Two
examples of shared technology are the new, large display and the Picture Style approach
to controlling image characteristics.
As a result of these changes, the EOS-1D Mark II N digital SLR is a camera that will be a
source of pleasure to owners and users alike, whether or not they are one and the same.
Those who pay for the 1D Mark II N camera will appreciate its rugged durability, long
product life, system compatibility and under $4,000 price range. Professional users will
value its great speed and responsiveness, its superb image quality, its rugged durability
and system compatibility, coupled with its new ease of operation. For those who pay
their own hard-earned money for their equipment and who, then, must make a living
with what they’ve bought, the EOS-1D Mark II N camera makes a perfect argument for
itself. It is, clearly, the new professional standard.
Actual prices are set by dealers and may vary.
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