Canon EOS-1D

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File Canon EOS1D-MarkII Manual13/05/09 4:59 pm5.32 MB

Canon EOS-1 Mark II camera with two lenses.

  1. The EF 28-135mm zoom
  2. TS-E 24mm tilt-shift macro lens

The camera takes a CompactFlash card or a Secure Digital card.

The ARF also has a Pelican box for this camera that holds lenses and battery charger.



Digital AF/AE SLR

Recording Media

Type I or II CF card, SD memory card

Image Sensor Size

28.7 x 19.1mm

Compatible Lenses

Canon EF lenses (except EF-S lens)

Lens Mount

Canon EF mount


Approx. 1.3 time

Image Sensor


High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor


Approx. 8.20 megapixels

Total Pixels

Approx. 8.50 megapixels

Aspect Ratio


Color Filter System

RGB primary color filter

Low-pass Filter

Located in front of the image sensor, non-removable

Recording System

Recording Format

DCF 2.0 (Exif 2.21): JPEG and RAW RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording provided Backup image recording enabled (Same image recordable on CF card and SD memory card)

Image Type

JPEG, RAW (12-bit)

File Size

(1) L (Large): Approx. 2.8 MB (3504 x 2336 pixels) (2) M1 (Medium1): Approx. 2.2 MB (3104 x 2072 pixels) (3) M1 (Medium2): Approx. 1.7 MB (2544 x 1696 pixels) (4) S (Small): Approx. 1.0 MB (1728 x 1152 pixels) (5) RAW: Approx. 8.3 MB (3504 x 2336 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

Color Space

Five standard types plus two types that can be registered with color matrix


Standard parameters plus up to three custom processing parameters can be set


IEEE1394 for personal computers; USB for direct printing; Video output (NTSC/PAL)

Image Processing


Auto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten light, fluorescent light, flash, custom, color temperature setting, custom white balance (Total 10 settings)

Auto White Balance

Auto white balance with the image sensor

Color Temperature Compensation

White balance bracketing: ±3 stops in full-stop increments White balance correction: ±9 stops in full-stop increments *Blue/amber bias or magenta/green bias possible



Eye-level pentaprism


Approx. 100 percent vertically and horizontally with respect to the effective pixels


0.72x (-1 diopter with 50mm lens at infinity)


20 mm

Built-in Dioptric Adjustment

-3.0 - +1.0 diopter

Focusing Screen

Interchangeable (9 types), Standard focusing screen: Ec-CIII


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, exposure warning), flash information (flash ready, FP flash, FE lock, flash exposure level), white balance correction, JPEG recording, number of remaining shots, memory card information

Depth-of-Field Preview

Enabled with depth-of-field preview button

Eyepiece Shutter




TTL-AREA-SIR with a CMOS sensor

AF Points

45 AF points (Area AF)

Metering Range

EV 0-18 (at ISO 100 at 20°C/68°F)

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 viewfinder at center)
(3) Spot metering

  • Center spot metering (approx. 3.8% of viewfinder at center)
  • AF point-linked spot metering (approx. 3.8% of viewfinder)
  • Multi-spot metering (Max. 8 spot metering entries)

(4) Centerweighted averaged metering

Metering Range

EV 0-20 (at 20°C/68°F with 50mm f/1.4 lens, ISO 100)

Exposure Control

Program AE (shiftable), shutter-priority AE, aperture priority AE, E-TTL II autoflash, manual, flash metered manual

ISO Speed (Recommended Exposure Index)

Equivalent to ISO 100-1600 (in 1/3-stop increments), ISO speed can be expanded to ISO 50 and 3200

Exposure Compensation

AEB: +/-3 stops in 1/3-stop increments. Bracketing methods: 1. Shutter speed or aperture 2. ISO speed Manual: +/-3 stops in 1/3-stop increments (can be combined with AEB)

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.



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


10-sec. or 2-sec. delay

Remote Control

Remote control with N3 type terminal

External Speedlite

EOS Dedicated Speedlite

E-TTL II autoflash with EX-series Speedlite

PC Terminal


Drive System

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.

Maximum Burst

JPEG: Approx. 40 shots (Large, JPEG 8)
RAW: Approx. 20 shots

LCD Monitor


TFT color liquid-crystal monitor

Monitor Size

2.0 in.


Approx. 230,000


100% with respect to the effective pixels

Brightness Adjustment

Five levels provided

Image Playback

Display Format

Single image, single image (INFO.), 4-image index, 9-image index, magnified zoom (approx. 1.5x - 10x), rotated image

Highlight Warning

In he single image and single image (INFO.) formats, any overexposed highlight areas will blink in the image display.

Image Protection and Erase


Erase protection of one image, all images in a folder, or all images in the memory card can be applied or cancelled.


One image, all images in a folder, or all images in the memory card can be erased (except protected images).




CP Direct, Bubble Jet Direct, and PictBridge-compatible printers


Printable images: JPEG images (Print ordering enabled with DPOF version 1.1)

New Features

Dust Delete Feature

The voice annotation recorded with the built-in microphone is attached to the image.

Picture Style


Recording Time

Max. 30 sec. per recording

Power Source


One Ni-MH Pack NP-E3
AC power can be supplied via the AC adapter and DC coupler.

Number of Shots

At 20°/68°F: Approx. 1200
At 0°C/32°F: Approx. 800
The above figures apply when a fully-charged Ni-MH Pack NP-E3 is used.

Battery Check


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

Dimensions (WxHxD)

6.1 x 6.2 x 3.1 in. / 156 x 157.6 x 79.9mm


43 oz. / 1220g (Body only. battery: 11.8 oz. / 335g)

Operating Environment

Working Temperature Range

0° C- 45° C / 32° F - 113° F

Working Humidity Range

85% or less