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Now the EOS-1Ds brings unprecedented 11.1 megapixel image quali ty with

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The numbers are staggering:

11.1 million pixels. 3 fps for up to

10 consecutive frames in a burst.

It’s digital like you’ve never seen before.

Canon EOS-1Ds CMOS sensor with an imaging area of

24 x 36mm

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Camera: Canon EOS-1Ds, Lens: EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM, Width: 4064 pixels, Height: 2704 pixels, ISO Speed: 100, Aperture: f/5.6,

Shutter: 1/400, Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority AE, Drive Mode: Single Frame, Metering Mode: Evaluative, White Balance: Auto

The EOS-1Ds advantage starts at the imaging sensor.

And what a tremendous breakthrough it is.

A full-frame CMOS sensor manufactured by Canon – with an imaging area of

24 x 36mm, the same dimensions used by full-frame 35mm SLRs. It has 11.1 million effective pixels with a maximum resolution of 4,064 x 2,704 pixels. This is almost double the resolution currently considered state-of-the-art by most professionals.

The proven performance of

Canon’s own CMOS technology evolves to the next level.

The EOS D30 and D60 showed the world how Canon-developed CMOS imaging sensors combine superb colour, dynamic range and low noise.

The EOS-1Ds almost doubles the EOS

D60’s resolution for a quantum leap in digital image quality. This is achieved with all the same Canon CMOS sensor benefits photographers rely on, such as far lower power consumption than equivalent

CCD sensors.

Your wide-angle lenses act like wide-angle lenses.

Finally, every EF lens will work the same on a digital SLR as it does on your 35mm film cameras, with the same coverage. It’s one less thing for the pro to think about on location, and it’s one more thing to ease the transition from film into digital. Even for wide-angle shooters.

More exclusive technology:

Canon’s imaging engine.

Unprecedented file sizes, processed with unprecedented quality at unprecedented speed.

The EOS-1Ds imaging engine is one of the keys to its exceptional image quality. This advanced “chip” processes and assembles image data captured by the sensor to achieve the same colour accuracy and wide tonal range as regular film-based cameras.

And even with almost twice the pixel resolution of previous pro cameras, the imaging engine still supports a 10-frame buffer memory at framing rates up to 3 fps!

Colour Matrix 1

(sRGB compatible: Natural colouring)

Overall natural hues and saturation.

Colour Matrix 2

(sRGB compatible: Natural skin colour)

Hues and saturation ideal for portraits,with natural skin colour.

Colour Matrix 1

Colour Matrix 2

Colour Matrix 3

(sRGB compatible: Vivid colouring)

Hues and saturation similar to high saturation slide film.

Ideal when vivid colours are desired.

Colour Matrix 3

Colour Matrix 4

(Optimised for Adobe RGB 1998)

Expanded Adobe RGB 1998 colour space, a broad colour spectrum with low saturation. Ideal when later fine saturation adjustment or profile conversion is planned.

Canon EOS-1Ds imaging engine

Extensive noise reduction measures ensure images of consistent high quality.

The EOS-1Ds reduces noise through various refinements. Dark current countermeasures and noise reduction processing in the imaging engine, for example, contribute to an extremely high

S/N ratio, and an extremely low level of noise in the EOS-1Ds’ images.

Colour Matrix.

It’s like choosing different types of colour film.

Since the best rendition for a particular shot depends on photographer preference as well as shooting conditions, Canon provides a unique Colour Matrix function that lets you select different colour characteristics as if you were choosing different types of film. The five selectable modes cater to different shooting needs.

Colour Matrix settings can be applied to both JPEG and RAW EOS-1Ds images.

Colour Matrix 5

(sRGB compatible)

Moderate hues and saturation.

Ideal when later fine tuning of saturation is planned.

Custom “development” parameters let you pursue the ideal image you have in mind.

In digital cameras, the equivalent of film development is the conversion of CMOS sensor signals into images. By altering parameters in the conversion process, you can “develop” your images however you like using the EOS-1Ds. The EOS-1Ds allows in-camera selection of sharpness,

JPEG quality and tone curves that can be created by the EOS-1Ds’ software and downloaded to the camera. The camera can then store up to three combined settings, eliminating the need to constantly create new “development” parameters.

Colour Matrix 4

Colour Matrix 5

• Colour spectrum comparison

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Auto Overcast Flash

Daylight Tungsten Custom

Shade Fluorescent 4000K

Ten White Balance modes, and new White Balance Bracketing.

All digital SLRs provide white balance control. But few provide the variety of options available in the EOS-1Ds. From totally automatic control to precise dialling-in of the colour temperature in

Kelvin values, white balance is an example of the designed-in flexibility of the

EOS-1Ds, and an example of Canon’s belief that in a professional camera, decisions should be left to the photographer.


EOS-1Ds auto white balance is unique because it reads data off the CMOS imaging sensor, as well as incident data through an external sensor on the front of the body. This

“hybrid” white balance mode is ideal for shooting quickly in rapidly changing lighting conditions. (Approx. 3000~7,000K colour temperature.)


Ideal for shooting outside on sunny days.

(Approx. 5,200K colour temperature.)


Ideal for shooting outside in the shade on sunny days.

(Approx. 7,000K colour temperature.)


Ideal for shooting outside on cloudy days, at dusk, or at dawn.

(Approx. 6,000K colour temperature.)


Ideal for shooting under incandescent light.

(Approx. 3,200K colour temperature.)

Fluorescent Light

Ideal for shooting under typical fluorescent lighting.

(Approx. 4,000K colour temperature.)


Ideal for shooting with an EOS Speedlite.

(Approx. 6,000K colour temperature.)


Custom white balance is sometimes the best method of all to obtain accurate colour when shooting in mixed lighting or other unusual conditions. Photograph a white object or a grey card so that it covers the Spot metering circle in the centre of the viewfinder, and use the EOS-1Ds’s m enu settings to dial-in a custom white balance based on the lighting in that shot. (Approx. 2,000~10,000K colour temperature.)

Manual Colour Temperature Setting

With this option, the EOS-1Ds brings precise white balance control to a new level. It permits dialing in precise colour values in

Kelvin values

, in 100-degree increments for amazingly fine control. The range available is from 2,800K to 10,000K.

Personal White Balance Setting

Up to three personal white balance settings can be uploaded from your PC to the

EOS1 Ds for use in different shooting situations, including studio shots with special light sources.

White Balance Bracketing for greater creative control.

A built-in white balance bracketing function shoots a set of 3 images at the same exposure level while shifting the white balance up to +/- 3 steps in 1-step increments. Each step is equivalent to

5 Mireds (Micro-reciprocal degrees).

Flexible ISO speed settings and a new ISO speed bracketing function.

Unlike a film camera, a digital SLR’s imaging sensor’s ISO sensitivity can be altered freely from shot to shot, depending on the lighting and desires of the photographer. The EOS-1Ds provides a normal ISO range of

100~1,250 in 1/3-stop increments, and a

Custom Function expands this range down to 50 ISO. Another new professional control – ISO speed bracketing – allows the photographer to keep the same shutter speed and aperture settings, and have the

EOS-1Ds alter the ISO sensitivity to vary the exposure. Finally, Custom Function

8-1 and 8-2 allow the user-set ISO speed to be displayed in the camera’s viewfinder.

• Single image (Info.)

ISO Bracket - 1 Stop

ISO Bracket + 1 Stop

ISO Bracket +/- 0 Stop

JPEG mode or RAW mode.

Decisions, decisions.

In addition to three JPEG file options, the EOS-1Ds offers a proprietary RAW file mode for the finest possible image quality. RAW files from the EOS-1Ds must first be “processed” or converted into

8-bit or 16-bit TIFF files before they can be opened in your computer’s imageediting software.

RAW files from the EOS-1Ds have a number of quality advantages. Their data are recorded at 12-bits per pixel, which provides a wider range of tones and superior detail in bright highlights and deep shadows. A variety of processing options and parameters provide incredible control over the finished file. And finally, it provides the option of converting RAW files into a standard 8-bit per channel TIFF file, or for maximum tonal range, a 16-bit

TIFF file that can be opened directly in most image-editing software programs.

Folder management returns to the photographer.

Images on the CF card are stored in one master “DCIM” folder. Within this folder, the photographer can create additional folders – up to 500* on a single CF card – and assign images to any folder, with the ability to add new folders or change to a previous folder at any time.

All this is done within the EOS-1Ds using its menu controls, and no connection to a computer is needed. Various file numbering options are available, as well, for up to 9,999* images per folder.

Simultaneous RAW and JPEG image recording for ultimate quality and convenience.

The RAW image format is ideal for printing and processing, while the JPEG format is convenient for quickly checking images and transferring data. With the

EOS-1Ds you can record every shot in both of these formats simultaneously, at full speed, for maximum productivity.

* Theoretical limit on one CF card.

A large, 2-inch TFT LCD monitor – now with the option to magnify images.

The high-definition LCD monitor on the back of the EOS-1Ds can display vital information such as shooting and image data, a histogram and highlighted alerts.

An enlargement mode available via

Personal Function allows you to check the focus more closely by selecting and enlarging one of 25 sections of the image.

CompactFlash™ card storage, including Microdrive™* compatibility.

The EOS-1Ds records image data on large-capacity CompactFlash™ (CF) cards that are small and easy to handle.

Both Type I and Type II cards are supported, allowing use of compatible

Microdrives™* for even greater storage capacity.

* Not all Microdrives are compatible.

Simplicity. Speed. FireWire™.

Direct-connection to compatible Windows and Macintosh computers is via an IEEE

1394 (“FireWire”) interface. It provides reliable plug-and-play operation, and is ideal for fast downloading of EOS-1Ds image files to the computer. (Note that not all IEEE 1394 “boards” will provide full compatibility with the EOS-1Ds.)


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Metering Mode: Evaluative, White Balance: Auto

3fps - for a burst of up to

10 frames.

Until you experience the EOS-1Ds’ performance in your hands, its specs are just numbers. It’s when you pick it up and feel its responsiveness…feel a USM lens zip into focus without hesitation…sense the immediacy of the shutter’s response

… the almost instant mirror movement and scarcely perceptible black-out in the finder during exposure … and hear it run through frames that you know you’re in the presence of something truly special.

Many factors go into making this professional performance possible.

Significant advances in large-volume data processing technology, a completely new imaging engine, and advancements in mirror speed technology learned during development of the 35mm EOS-1V all contribute to the EOS-1Ds’ speed. Its 3 fps top shooting speed is possible both in One-

Shot AF and when tracking a moving subject in AI Servo AF.

Exclusive new technology meets the challenge of processing large files.

Today’s digital professionals demand speed and responsiveness along with high quality. Canon has developed new

2-channel reading to ensure that the

EOS-1Ds delivers both. It doubles the reading speed of previous systems, and turns the dream of combining incredible

11.1 million pixel resolution with 3 fps shooting speeds into a reality.

A viewfinder indication is updated instantly to advise you of remaining frames in a burst.

Capture the exact moment with a top shutter speed of 1/8000 sec.

The same durable, high-speed, highprecision mechanical shutter that professionals have come to trust in the

EOS-1V is employed in the EOS-1Ds.

Shutter speed can be selected between

1/8000 and 30 seconds in 1/3-stop increments, with X-sync up to 1/250 sec.

Shutter unit

Shutter release time lag of just 55ms.

Once again, the EOS-1Ds’ total performance is not just a number, it’s something you feel at work every time you shoot. The shutter release lag time, reduced to 55ms to match that of the professional EOS-1V film camera, is a case in point. It’s responsiveness that professionals dream about in a digital SLR.

A highly responsive viewfinder, courtesy of Canon’s original

Active Mirror Control method.

One of the key hurdles to faster shooting speeds in an SLR was the speed the mirror could move up and down, while stopping long enough between frames for an AF system to get updated information.

With the EOS-1V professional film camera, this problem was solved with new technologies under the umbrella of

“Active Mirror Control”. This same performance is carried over into the

EOS-1Ds. Black-out time between exposures is a barely perceptible 45ms, and contributes to the sense of solid responsiveness you get using the EOS-1Ds.

• Active Mirror Control operation

• Power source

Battery life has been improved by reducing power consumption.

Battery longevity is an important consideration, particularly when shooting outdoors. Fortunately, CMOS sensors consume less power than CCD sensors of the same resolution. Moreover, the

EOS-1Ds’ electronic circuits ensure that electricity flows only to active components, in the absolute minimum required amounts. Thanks to the EOS-1Ds’ efficiency, the NP-E3 battery pack lasts up to 600 exposures (at normal temperatures) on a single charge.

For freedom from battery concerns, the

EOS-1Ds is also supplied with an AC adapter** unit that replaces the Ni-MH battery pack in the camera, and permits unlimited shooting using AC power.

* Measured at 20°C/68°F and 0°C/32°F.

** AC adaptor is not compatible with PB-E2.

Continuous shoot at up to

3 frames per second in a burst of up to 10 frames.

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Frame, Metering Mode: Evaluative, White Balance: Auto

The world’s fastest AF system, covering the world’s largest

AF area.

The EOS-1Ds uses the same Area AF system perfected in the EOS-1V professional

35mm camera. Forty-five AF points cover the picture area, making focusing and composing of off-centre subjects a one-step operation. And it’s a versatile system, allowing the photographer numerous methods to manually select an AF point, or allowing the EOS-1Ds to automatically select the AF point instead.

and reliable focusing than conventional sensors because they track subjects in both the vertical and horizontal directions. The

EOS-1Ds is generously equipped with seven cross-type AF sensors, each of which operates with an aperture of f/5.6 for horizontal-line focusing and f/2.8 for vertical-line focusing.

These sensors perform accurately with any of Canon’s wide-ranging large-diameter

EF lenses (f/2.8 or higher aperture), thus expanding your creative options.

EOS-1Ds performance carries over to this powerful AF system. The world’s fastest, it responds almost instantly, and can track a subject moving at the speed of a Formula 1 car (186mph/300km/h) with the 300mm f/2.8L IS lens until it’s as close as

66 feet/20m. And it can consistently maintain sharp focus, shot to shot, even at its maximum frame rate.

Not just fast autofocus.

Reliable autofocus.

What you can’t see is sometimes as important as what you can see. Like the

EOS-1V, reliability is the foundation upon which the EOS-1Ds is built. The AF system is a case in point: to ensure that it’s ready for the harshest conditions and temperature extremes, the AF system’s optics are protected to a level matched only by the EOS-1V and EOS-1D.

7 cross-type AF sensors for the utmost focusing and tracking accuracy.

Cross-type AF sensors allow more accurate

To avoid even the chance that the accuracy and precision of the AF optical system in the body might be compromised by shock or continuous vibration, the entire system is enclosed in a precise metal chassis. The most critical component – the Secondary

Image-Forming lens – is made out of optical glass, instead of molded plastic or acrylic as on other digital SLRs, to ensure that under extreme temperatures AF precision is not lost due to expansion or contraction of this vital optical element.

Forty-five focusing points.

One decision. Yours.

The EOS-1Ds’ versatile Area AF system provides speed with total control. To a professional, that’s the definition of performance. Sometimes, when working quickly, it’s an advantage to let the camera select the AF point for you automatically.

And there are other times where the photographer’s selection of the AF point provides the compositional assist needed for that special image. Either way, the Area

AF system provides the answer.

• Automatic (45 focusing points)

Automatic AF point selection is ideal when you’re working quickly. It takes maximum advantage of the power of the EOS-1Ds’ Large Area AF.

Stationary subjects in One-Shot AF mode

can be anywhere within the AF Area Ellipse and the EOS-1Ds will focus on the closest subject with reliable detail. Moving subjects can be tracked in AI Servo AF anywhere they move inside the Ellipse, once you’ve started to track them with the centre AF point.

• Manual (45 focusing points)

Dial in any one (or two) AF points within the AF Area Ellipse. EOS-1Ds autofocus will operate with precision using only that

AF point, until you change it with a push of a button and turn of a dial.

Whether you need the precision and exact nature of using a single AF point, or the focusing power that comes from using a larger “cluster” of active AF points to track a rapidly moving subject, Canon’s remarkable Area AF system provides answers lesser systems simply cannot.

weighted metering for photographers who prefer to apply their own compensation.

Partial metering (8.5% of the central area) and Spot metering (2.4% of the central area) are, of course, available for total control.

Spot metering provides added professional performance: you can link Spot metering to any of 11 or 9 AF points (instead of metering in the centre of the frame), and you can automatically average up to eight separate

Spot meter readings using Canon’s Multi

Spot metering.

• Manual (11 focusing points)

C.Fn-13-1, 2

Simplify the process of manually selecting an AF point. Reduce the number of available AF points from 45 to 11. You even have the option to link Spot metering to the

AF point you’re using (C.Fn-13-2).

• Manual (9 focusing points) C.Fn-13-3

Speed is sometimes of the essence. C.Fn-13-3 lets you instantly dial-in the centre AF point or any of eight around the outer edge of the AF Ellipse in the viewfinder by just turning the Quick Control Dial. Switch to centre focusing point by pressing the Assist

Button on the back of the camera.

• Manual expansion C.Fn-17-1

Using C.Fn-17-1, when you manually select a single AF point, an invisible “ring” of six surrounding AF points join it to form a larger active AF zone. Since the AF system has seven times the amount of focusing information to work with, it’s ideal for fast-moving subjects, as well as in low-light conditions or with subjects that lack detail and contrast.

• Automatic expansion C.Fn-17-2

Depending upon the lens in use, subject movement, and your focus mode, the EOS-

1Ds will use a single, manually selected AF point, or expand the coverage automatically to seven or thirteen active AF points.

Memorise and instantly return to any AF point.

Another example of the power of Canon’s

Area AF system is the Assist button on the back of the EOS-1Ds. You can memorise any AF point (or even the Automatic AF point selection mode!) and return to it instantly by pressing the Assist button with your thumb.

Ultimate levels of exposure control.

EOS-1Ds performance extends far beyond metering patterns or exposure modes.

Along with traditional EOS system tools like the Quick Control Dial, which provides instant access to exposure compensation, the EOS-1Ds puts new power in the hands of the professional photographer.

One example is flash control: like previous professional Canon EOS film cameras, the

EOS-1Ds always provides separate controls for compensation of ambient and flash illumination. There are even separate analogue scales in the viewfinder for both.

New is the ability to meter manual flash from a Canon EX-series Speedlite, using the viewfinder scale to determine precise exposure. You can leave your hand-held flash meter at home.

21-zone evaluative metering pattern

Expansion of focusing point selection range.

One of the most important benefits to a professional photographer of the 45-point

Area AF system is the ability to change the size of the AF point you select.

Left: Horizontally held position Right: Vertically held position

21 metering zones, unlimited exposure control.

Using the proven 21-zone Evaluative metering system of the EOS-1V, the

EOS-1Ds provides the same level of precise control. Meter the full image area using Evaluative metering, or Centre-

Partial metering sensitivity chart

Spot metering sensitivity chart

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Mode: Evaluative, White Balance: Daylight

It’s not just metal.

It’s magnesium alloy.

Professional photographers need tools they can depend on in any conditions. Not just ideal conditions. The EOS-1Ds was engineered from the ground-up for this kind of use. Its body is superb: built of cast magnesium alloy, it combines strength, rigidity and effective magnetic shielding of the electronic components with light weight. It’s been engineered to withstand extremes in temperatures, down to the construction of its autofocus optical system underneath the mirror box.

Built to take on the world’s worst conditions.

Like the renowned Canon EOS-1V 35mm professional SLR upon which it is based, the new EOS-1Ds pro digital SLR is the most extensively protected camera in its class.

Seventy-two points on the camera body are specifically gasketed and sealed to protect it, even in the harshest conditions, and the

NP-E3 battery pack is gasketed as well to protect the battery compartment. Even the lens mount has a protective rubber surface, which mates with rubber gaskets on certain professional EF lenses.

An EOS tradition: superior comfort and control.

Smooth ergonomics and efficient operability are an EOS-1 series tradition.

In the EOS-1Ds, Canon blended the best of the analogue and digital worlds to maintain its high standards. Buttons and switches are strategically placed in the same positions as on the acclaimed

EOS-1V. Yet displays and controls that are unique to digital cameras, especially on the back panel, are laid out according to the same operational concept as the previous

EOS D2000 pro digital SLR. The result is operation that is extremely intuitive for seasoned EOS professionals.

Magnesium alloy cover (Red: Main sealing parts)

The industry’s finest professional system.

Professionals know that a great camera is limited without a great system behind it.

More autofocus lenses than any competitive system, including many with

Canon’s unique Image Stabilizer. The only digital SLR system that offers a range of accurate TTL flash units that are totally compatible with digital SLRs, including two specialised macro flash units and, of course, Canon’s exclusive wireless E-TTL flash control. And, many of the same accessories as the EOS-1V professional

35mm film camera, including remote control accessories, nine focusing screens and other viewfinder accessories.

The viewfinder: everything starts with what you see.

The EOS-1Ds’ viewfinder provides true

100% coverage of what is recorded. Finder information breaks new ground, too: there’s a pair of analogue scales for both ambient and flash exposure compensation, an indicator of shots remaining in a burst, and an icon for JPEG image recording. You can even display the ISO setting currently in use.

An adjustable diopter and eyepiece shutter are, of course, included and the diopter range can be extended using E-series diopters for the EOS-1 series.

21 Custom Functions, for even more EOS-1Ds versatility.

Custom Functions are a concept pioneered by Canon over ten years ago, providing photographers a method of tailoring certain features and controls of their cameras to their needs and shooting situations. The EOS-1Ds has 21 Custom

Functions, many similar to the EOS-1V professional film camera but, of course, some exclusive to digital.

• Viewfinder information

Custom Functions


Calibrates exposure meter to match characteristics of focusing screen.


Enables/Disables finder display during exposure.



Enables/Disables shutter release when no

CF card is inserted.



Expands ISO sensitivity range to ISO 50.


On/Off control for shutter button and AE lock button.


Sets Tv/Av values during manual exposure.


Sets increments for exposure level.


Enables/Disables USM lens electronic ring focus.


Sets ISO speed display, etc. on top/rear

LCD panels.

* ISO speed/remaining shots, ISO speed/file number, number of shots in folder/remaining shots.


Sets options for auto bracketing sequence and auto cancellation.

* Applicable to both AEB and WB bracketing.


Enables/Disables focusing point illumination.


Sets focusing point selection method.


Enables/Disables mirror lockup.


Sets number of selectable focusing points and spot metering link.


Enables/Disables automatic reduction of fill-in flash output.


Sets shutter curtain synchronization timing.


Enables/Disables safety shift in Av/Tv priority AE.


Expands manual focusing point selection range.


Determines how registered AF point is recalled.


Reassigns AF stop button on EF Super Telephoto lenses to other functions.


Sets AI Servo AF subject tracking sensitivity.

* Five sensitivity settings, from “Slow” to “Fast”. These settings influence how quickly the AF system responds to sudden changes when tracking a moving subject in AI Servo AF, and do not affect overall AF tracking speed or low-light/low-contrast focusing capability.

*Custom Functions different from those of the

EOS-1V are marked with an asterisk.

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Thumbnail Display

Tone Curve Adjustment

• RAW images: the highest quality and total control.

One of the benefits of the EOS-1Ds’ RAW file format is that digital processing of the image into a finished RGB file is done in the computer, not the camera. As a result

EOS-1Ds software provides tools and controls that can be applied to RAW image files as they are being converted into 8 or

16-bit TIFF files. Brightness and contrast, white balance (including a one-step “click” control), tone curves, sharpness and even colour matrix can be adjusted by the photographer. The original RAW image file remains unaltered, allowing it to be saved as a “digital negative” ideal for archiving.

Preview Display

Totally new EOS-1Ds software provides photographers with new levels of image control.

Canon software supplied with the

EOS-1Ds includes an entirely new application called File Viewer Utility, with extensive capabilities including viewing

JPEG and/or RAW EOS-1Ds images on screen for editing and RAW file conversion.

• Viewing images on screen.

Canon’s new File Viewer Utility for the

EOS-1Ds allows you to view any image you shoot – JPEG or RAW – on your computer monitor almost immediately. Both thumbnail display of multiple images, or a full screen enlarged preview of any single image are possible. File Viewer Utility also permits rotating images on-screen, viewing detailed shooting ‘metadata’ for each image, and playing back sound recordings.

More importantly, it processes the RAW files preferred by photographers demanding the very best image quality to permit image-editing in your computer.

• Personal white balance settings.

Connecting the EOS-1Ds via its IEEE1394 interface to a compatible Macintosh or PC allows up to three personal white balance settings to be created and recalled to be applied at any time. Even a one-step “click” white balance obtained in difficult lighting can be saved and applied whenever that lighting situation arises.

• Sound playback function.

The EOS-1Ds can record sound files up to thirty seconds in length – ideal for photojournalists and other professionals for verbal note-taking in the field. These WAV sound files, attached to a particular image, can be played back on your computer with the EOS-1Ds software by just clicking on a sound icon.

A new dimension in remote control. Remote Capture.

Connect the EOS-1Ds to a compatible

Windows or Macintosh computer with the

IEEE1394 cable, and Canon’s Remote

Capture software will allow you to shoot and save your images onto your computer’s hard drive immediately as they are taken, and view them on the computer’s monitor.

It’s a great option for various types of professional shooting, from studio portraits or catalogue shoots to recording scientific data in a lab. Remote Capture software also includes timing controls for unmanned shooting, with intervals of up to 60 minutes between each shot possible.

Personal Functions: the ultimate professional touch.

Personal Functions are part of the

EOS-1Ds’ driver software, and can be installed into the camera at any time using the IEEE1394 connection to a compatible

Windows or Macintosh computer. Any of the Personal Functions listed can be loaded

Remote Capture into the camera, and once installed, they can be turned on and off just as the EOS-1Ds’ built-in Custom Functions can. Twenty-six

Personal Functions are available, and most match those used in the EOS-1V professional

35mm SLR. Combined with the built-in

Custom Functions, the EOS-1Ds’ Personal

Functions provide professional flexibility unmatched by any other brand of digital SLR.

(Please note that P.Fn-11, 12, 22 and 26 are not available on the


Windows Computer

Systems Requirements



IBM PC/AT- compatible machine equipped with an OHCI-compatible

IEEE 1394 port.

Windows 98 Second Edition

Windows ME

Windows 2000 Professional

Windows XP (Home Edition/Professional)


* Preinstalled versions (upgrades not supported)


Windows 98 SE

Windows Me

Windows 2000

Windows XP

Windows 98 SE

Windows Me

Windows 2000

Windows XP


IEEE 1394

Hard Disk

File Viewer Utility



TWAIN Driver

WIA Driver

ZoomBrowser EX

(150 MHz Pentium or better)

(150 MHz Pentium or better)

(150 MHz Pentium or better)

(300 MHz Pentium or better)

(Minimum 128 MB required)

(Minimum 128 MB required)

(Minimum 128 MB required)

(Minimum 256 MB required)

100 MB or more

20 MB or more

25 MB or more

25 MB or more

120 MB or more


(Including the PhotoRecord printing program)

PhotoStich 40 MB or more

Adobe Photoshop 5.0 LE 40 MB or more

800 x 600 dots, 64,000 colours (16-bit colour) or more required 1024 x 768 dots or more recommended.

Macintosh Computer

Systems Requirements

Macintosh computer equipped with a FireWire

(IEEE 1394) port as a standard feature.

Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2

(Mac OS 9.0 or later recommended)

Mac OS X

(version 10.1)

Power PC

Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2

Mac OS X

(Minimum 128 MB required)

(Minimum 256 MB required)

FireWire (IEEE 1394)

File Viewer Utility




100 MB or more

50 MB or more

30 MB or more

15 MB or more

Adobe Photoshop 5.0 LE 40 MB or more

800 x 600 dots, 32,000 colours or more required

1024 x 768 dots or more recommended.

• A CD-ROM drive is required for software installation

• These software programs are not compatible with UFS

(Unix File System) formatted disks on Mac OS X.

• A CD-ROM drive is required for software installation.

Personal Functions

[Custom Function Groups]


Registers/Assigns Custom Function group.

• Can only be set with the camera.



Limits available shooting mode(s).


Limits available metering mode(s).


Designates the metering mode for manual exposure.


Sets the maximum and minimum shutter speeds.


Sets the maximum and minimum apertures.


Registers and switches the shooting mode and metering mode.


Repeats bracketing during continuous shooting.


Sets the number of shots in bracketing sequence.

•Allowing bracketing sequence with preferred number of shots and amount of shift step.


Starts bracketing sequence from over-exposure when C.Fn-09-2 or C.Fn-09-3 is selected.


Prevents cancellation of program shift.



Sets AI Servo AF continuous shooting to drive speed priority.


Disables focus-search drive by lens.


Disables Speedlite AF-auxiliary light.


Enables automatic shooting of subject in focus at fixed focus point.


Disables automatic selection of focusing point.


Enables automatic focusing point selection when

C.Fn-11-2 has been set.



Sets the continuous shooting speed.


Limits the number of continuous shots.


Enables silent operation after shooting

(when shutter button is OFF).



Changes the timer hold duration.


Illuminates LCD panel during bulb exposure.


Sets default settings reverted to when CLEAR button is pressed.


Reverses the direction of the electronic dial.


Disables exposure compensation with Quick

Control Dial.

Shutter speed ( - )

Shots remaining (

( - , ,

Canon EF Lens Line-up

EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye

EF 14mm f/2.8L USM

EF 20mm f/2.8 USM

EF 24mm f/1.4L USM

EF 24mm f/2.8

EF 28mm f/1.8 USM

EF 28mm f/2.8

EF 35mm f/1.4L USM

EF 35mm f/2

EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

EF 50mm f/1.8 II

EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro

Life-Size Converter EF

MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo

EF 85mm f/1.2L USM

EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

EF 100mm f/2 USM

EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM

EF 135mm f/2L USM

EF 135mm f/2.8 (With Softfocus)

EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM

EF 200mm f/1.8L USM

EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM

EF 300mm f/4L IS USM

EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM

EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM

EF 400mm f/5.6L USM

EF 500mm f/4L IS USM

EF 600mm f/4L IS USM

EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM

EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM

EF 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM

EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 V USM

EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6 II USM

EF 28-105mm f/4-5.6 USM

EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM

EF 35-350mm f/3.5-5.6L USM

EF 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 USM

EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM

EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM

EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM

EF 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM

EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

TS-E 24mm f/3.5L

TS-E 45mm f/2.8

TS-E 90mm f/2.8

Extender EF1.4x II

Extender EF2x II

EOS-1Ds System Chart

The worlds largest range of interchangeable SLR camera lenses.

The EOS-1Ds is fully compatible with all

Canon lenses in the extensive EF lineup, which ranges from ultra-wide-angle to super-telephoto lenses. Supported by advanced optical know-how and micron precision engineering, the line-up delivers unprecedented resolution and operability that facilitate artistic expression. Canon’s professional L-series lenses in particular, which use special optical technologies such as Aspherical optics and Fluorite elements, have been universally acclaimed by professional photographers. Another landmark in lens design is Canon’s Image Stabilizer technology, which minimises the effect of camera shake. Its available on ten EF lenses

(as of December, 2002). Canon’s EF lens line-up truly maximises the exceptional quality and liberating performance of the

EOS-1Ds – without compromise.

The world’s first digital SLR that can prove it’s images are unaltered, original files.

An optional accessory Data Verification

Kit DVK-E1 consisting of a dedicated

IC card and card reader, together with special Windows 2000/XP software is available to verify that EOS-1Ds image files are absolutely unaltered. This may well be a landmark for digital imaging in law enforcement and many other documentary uses.

Speedlite 550EX Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX Remote Switch RS-80N3 Ni-MH Pack NP-E3

Data Verification Kit


Other major accessories for the EOS-1Ds :

Ni-MH Charger NC-E2

Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3

Wireless Controller LC-4

Dioptric Adjustment Lens E

Major Specifications


Type Digital

Recording medium

Image size

Compatible lenses


Type I or II CF card

35.8 x 23.8 mm (1.4 x 1 in)

Imaging Element

Aspect ratio

Colour filter system large single-plate CMOS sensor

Total pixels: Approx. 11.4 megapixels


RGB primary colour filter

Recording System

Image format JPEG, RAW (12bit)

RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording Provided

Eyepiece shutter


preview button


AF points

AF working range

45 AF points (Area AF)

EV 0-18 (at ISO 100)

Manual focusing (MF) to registered AF point)

Selected AF point display Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on top LCD panel dedicated Speedlite

Exposure Control

Drive System

Drive modes

Continuous shooting speed


Approx. 3 fps

LCD Monitor



Brightness control

Image Playback

mode, and ISO speed.

TFT colour LCD monitor

Approx. 120,000 effective pixels

Adjustable to one of five levels will blink in the image display.

Image Protection and Erase

subject and ISO speed.

is possible

(3) Manual reset

Processing parameters Standard parameters plus up to


White Balance

parameters can be set

IEEE 1394 (with dedicated cable)

• AF point-linked spot metering metering lens, ISO 100) depth-of-field AE, E-TTL autoflash,

(Total 10 settings)

Personal white balance Up to three personal white balance settings can be registered

Colour temperature compensation White balance bracketing: +/–3 stops in full-stop increments

Colour Matrix

+/–3 stops in 1/3-stop increments.

with AEB)


Type colour tone in sRGB (Total 5 types).

Glass pentaprism the effective pixels

Eyepoint at infinity)

20 mm

Built-in dioptric correction –3.0 - +1.0 diopter

Standard focusing screen: Ec-CIII

EF 1200mm f/5.6 or shorter lens)


metering modes.

plane shutter


Soft-touch electromagnetic release

10-sec. or 2-sec. delay.

Remote control with N3 type contact


EOS-dedicated Speedlite E-TTL autoflash with EX series

Speedlite exposure level, exposure

Sound Recording

Recording time


images) at one time.

attached to the image.

Max. 30 sec. per recording

4.Custom/Personal Functions menu

LCD monitor language Japanese, English, French, German,

Firmware update


Update possible by the user

Customising Function

Power Source

AC adapter and DC coupler.

Battery check Automatic

Pr ovided. Power turns off after 1, 2,

Back-up battery One CR2025 lithium battery

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions (W x H x D) 156 x 157.6 x 79.9 mm / 6.1 x 6.2 x

1265 g / 44.6 oz. (body only. battery:

335 g /11.8 oz.)

Working Conditions

Working temperature range 0 - 45˚C / 32 - 113˚F

Working humidity 85% or lower

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