Canon EOS-1Ds 11.1MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)

April 5, 2016 - Comment

Perfect for journalists, studio and wedding photographers, or anyone who wants the highest possible resolution from their digital SLR, the EOS-1Ds sets a new standard, raising the bar on image quality while retaining EOS performance. Withan 11.1 million pixel full-frame CMOS sensor, the EOS-1Ds is the first Canon digital SLR to use the entire line

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Perfect for journalists, studio and wedding photographers, or anyone who wants the highest possible resolution from their digital SLR, the EOS-1Ds sets a new standard, raising the bar on image quality while retaining EOS performance. Withan 11.1 million pixel full-frame CMOS sensor, the EOS-1Ds is the first Canon digital SLR to use the entire line of Canon autofocus lenses without a conversion factor, making for no compromise wide-angle photography, and tremendous image files. The EOS-1Ds has outstanding performance features such asfast 45-point AF, 3 fps for 10 consecutive frames, a 5-mode 21-zone metering systems, 10 modes of white balance and 5 modes of color options. It is capable of simultaneous RAW and JPEG recording, utilizes Canon’s advanced flash technologies, including E-TTL wireless autoflash, and comes bundled with powerful new software utilities for both Mac OS and Windows. The EOS-1Ds advantage begins with a full-frame CMOS sensor – developed and manufactured by Canon – with an imaging area of 24 x 36mm, the same dimensions used by full-frame 35mm SLRs. Finally, every EF lens will work the same on a digital SLR as it does on your 35mm film cameras, with the same coverage. Even for wide-angle shooters. The CMOS sensor of the EOS-1Ds has 11.1 million effective pixels with a maximum resolution of 4,064 x 2,704 pixels. This almost doubles the resolution currentlyconsidered state-of-the-art by most professionals, resulting in a quantum leapCanon EOS-1Ds is the world’s highest-resolution professional digital camera, featuring the first-ever full-frame 35mm sensor with 11.1 million effective pixels. The EOS-1Ds captures astounding detail and color, almost doubling the resolution considered state of the art for a digital SLR camera in the world today (September 2002).

With its extremely high resolution, the EOS-1Ds is designed to meet the needs of a wide range of professional photographers–including studio, commercial, reportage, or fashion photography–who need the ultimate in digital image quality.

Optics
The camera’s imaging engine is one of the keys to its exceptional quality. The advanced chip assembles and processes image data captured by the sensor to achieve color accuracy and wide tonal range equivalent to digitally scanned images from conventional film-based cameras.

The EOS-1Ds can capture images at approximately 3 frames per second for a 10-frame burst, even at the highest-quality setting. It also has almost three times as many pixels as the super-fast EOS-1D.

Each of the camera’s 45 focusing points is linked directly to Canon’s exclusive 21-zone metering system. In addition, the metering system also allows photographers to choose from center weighted, central partial, central spot, focusing-point linked spot, or multispot metering.

The EOS-1Ds features a color matrix function: Five settings provide a choice of two color spaces (standard sRGB or expanded Adobe RGB 1998) and four variations in color characteristics for sRGB. This feature applies to JPEG as well as RAW images, and allows EOS-1Ds image quality to be matched to the requirements of the subject or output device, ranging from four-color offset presses to desktop color Bubble Jet printers.

More Features
Ability to dial in color temperatures to meet specific lighting conditions 10 white balance (WB) modes and WB bracketing provide maximum flexibility and superb color accuracy ISO speed bracketing allows you to fix aperture and shutter speeds, yet shoot at three different equivalent film speeds Fully compatible with all Canon EF lenses, from ultrawide-angle to super-telephoto

Image Sizes
RAW: 11.4 MB (4,064 x 2,704 pixels) Large/fine: 4.1 MB (4,064 x 2,704 pixels) Large/normal: 1.7 MB (4,064 x 2,704 pixels) Small/fine: 1.4 MB (,032 x 1,352 pixels)

Storage and Transfer
The EOS-1Ds comes equipped with an IEEE 1394 (FireWire) interface, allowing speedy plug-and-play data communication with computers. For studio photography, new 4.5-meter FireWire cables are available. The camera automatically formats the CF card for either FAT16 or FAT32, according to the maximum storage capacity (FAT 32 is selected for capacity higher than 2 GB).

Images are stored on CompactFlash Type I or II cards (Microdrive compatible). You can create up to 500 subfolders on each CF card with each folder storing up to 9,999 images

Power, Size, and Contents
The camera is powered by a rechargeable NiHM battery pack (included). It measures 6.1 by 6.2 by 3.1 inches and weighs 44.6 ounces. This package includes the EOS-1Ds digital camera body (no lens included), NiMH battery pack (NP-E3), NiMH battery charger (NC-E2), DC coupler kit (DCK-E1), AC adapter (PA-V16), FireWire interface cable (IFC-200D6), neck strap, hand strap, eyecup (EC-II), EOS Digital Solutions CD-ROM, Adobe Photoshop 5.0 LE CD-ROM.

Comments

Max J. Pucher says:

If you don’t want to limit your creativity … this is it. After years of being a very faithful Sony user (I still like Sony and their products) I finally did the big leap, as in my mind the technology is finally there … I bought a Canon EOS-1Ds 11.1 Megapixel camera body. Out of necessity I had to buy a set of EF lenses as well. I spent this years toy budget on just one purchase, but then THIS IS NOT TOY! 

Timothy Price says:

Fantastic Body I hadn’t planned on buying a used 1-Ds, but the low price for a “like-new” body with low shutter count was too tempting to pass up. It’s a fantastic camera, and once I learned how to use it (required reading the manual), I understand why the 1D series bodies are so expensive new. I have a 5D Mark II, but I have hardly used it since I got the 1Ds. Here are what I think are the pros and cons of the 1Ds given it’s 8 to 10 year old technology: 

Anonymous says:

Prosumer I have shot 35mm for 30 years and paid for the best prints from the best labs and they just can’t compare with high end digital prints. The detail goes way beyond 35mm and easily challenges medium format. I am still learning color manipulation on the computer and occasionally I get better color from a Velvia slide – which I am now shooting with the same Canon lenses and a 1v body – but overall it is becoming increasingly clear that film is as dead as video tape and vinyl records. I traded up…

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