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Canon unveils EOS-1D Mark II - Continued
Type Single-lens reflex interchangeable lens digital camera
Construction Magnesium alloy
Lens Mount Canon EF
Lens Compatibility Canon EF (not EF-S)
Autofocus System

TTL-AREA-SIR utilizing CMOS-type AF sensor
 45-point Area AF (7 sensors are cross-type with f/2.8 or faster lenses)
AF detection range: 0 EV to +18 EV (ISO 100, normal temperature)
Focus modes: One Shot AF, AI Servo AF and manual
AF point selection: automatic or manual with user-selectable home position
 Two AF microprocessors enables twice as many AF readings per unit of time as EOS-1D for improved AI Servo focus prediction and quicker acquiring of focus initially One Shot or AI Servo
AF-assist beam: none (can use AF-assist beam of compatible Speedlite)

Shutter Focal-plane shutter controls exposure time (in the original EOS-1D, exposure time is set by activating the CCD for an amount of time equivalent to the shutter speed)
Shutter is rated to 200,000+ cycles
Shutter derived from, but not the same as, that found in the EOS-1Ds and EOS-1V
Shooting Modes/Shooting Speed High-Speed Continuous: approx. 8.5 fps (adjustable)
Low-Speed Continuous: approx. 3 fps (adjustable)
55ms shutter lag (can be reduced via Personal Function 26 to 40ms; this shortened lag achievable only when lens is set to maximum aperture)
87ms mirror blackout (1/60th or faster shutter speed)
Approx. 40 frame JPEG buffer, 20 frame RAW/RAW+JPEG buffer (buffer capacity may float depending on JPEG compression setting selected)
When power switch is turned to Off, camera finishes writing all photos to the card before powering down
If the card door is opened mid-write, the camera pauses, then resumes writing once the card door is closed again
Ambient Metering

21-zone TTL full-aperture exposure metering system (outer 4 zones are partially outside EOS-1D Mark II's picture area)
Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point)
 Partial metering: approx. 13.5% of viewfinder in centre of frame
 Centreweighted averaging metering
Spot Metering: 3.8% of viewfinder, either center focus point or active focus point
Multi-spot metering: up to 8 readings will be averaged

ISO Range 100 - 1600 in 1/3 step increments, plus 50 and 3200
Exposure 30-1/8000 second in 1/3 step increments, plus Bulb
Long exposure noise reduction possible (when enabled, reduction is applied for exposures of 1 second or longer)

Exposure modes:
Program (shiftable)
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority

Exposure compensation possible:
-3 to +3 EV in 1/3 EV increments
Exposure bracketing and ISO speed bracketing possible
Flash E-TTL II flash exposure control with compatible Speedlite (including 550EX, 420EX and 380EX)
User selectable evaluative or averaging through-the-lens flash metering
Hot shoe and PC sync terminal included
Maximum standard flash sync speed: 1/250; compatible Speedlites will sync with camera above 1/250 only if High Speed Sync mode enabled
Flash sync well above the standard sync speed with non-dedicated flashes isn't expected to be possible, owing to the control of the exposure time by the shutter in the EOS-1D Mark II
Viewfinder Eye-level pentaprism
Eyepoint: 20mm
Built-in diopter adjustment of -3.0 to +1.0
Frame coverage: Approx. 100%
Focusing screen is interrchangeable; Ec-CIII focusing screen standard; 9 focusing screens available in all
Built-in eyepiece shutter
Viewfinder Display AF points
Focus confirmation light
Exposure information including metering mode and ISO
Flash information including FE Lock indication
WB correction
JPEG format selected indicator
Remaining frames
CF/SD card information
Orientation Sensor

Yes; photos are tagged internally within the EXIF metadata to indicate their orientation
Canon EOS Viewer Utility, Canon Digital Photo Professional and other compatible software will be able to present photos properly oriented

Self-Timer Yes; 2 and 10 seconds
Microphone Yes; camera records WAV format sound files up to 30 seconds in length

21 Custom Functions with 67 settings
27 Personal Functions
Saving and loading of camera settings file possible

Sensor and Resolution
Type Canon-designed CMOS image sensor with 8-channel readout
Bayer pattern RGB filter array
Dimensions 28.7mm x 19.1mm sensor size
8.2m x 8.2m pixel pitch
Sensor Output 12-bits per colour
Image data processed with Canon-designed DIGIC II processor
Actual Image Size Large: 3504 x 2336 pixels (about 8.2 megapixels)
Medium1: 3104 x 2072 pixels (about 6.4 megapixels)
Medium2: 2544 x 1696 pixels (about 4.3 megapixels)
Small: 1728 x 1152 pixels (about 2.0 megapixels)
Focal length cropping factor Approx. 1.3x (relative to 35mm film frame)
Low-Pass Filter? Yes; multi-layer design incorporates two Lithium Niobate layers to reduce image aliasing, as well as two layers to reduce the amount of infrared light reaching the sensor
Located in front of, and attached to, the image sensor
 Design is similar to that of the EOS-1Ds, though optimized for the pixel pitch of the EOS-1D Mark II
Microlenses Yes
File Formats and Image Controls
File Formats

JPEG (10 different compression levels, choosable in the camera, and 4 different output resolutions: Large, Medium1, Medium2 and Small)
RAW .CR2 (compressed, Large output resolution only)
Camera adheres to DCF 2.0 and EXIF 2.2.1 specifications

Note: The file dimensions of Medium1, Medium2 and Small are generated by downsampling the sensor's full resolution image data

Colour Looks

Five standard colour looks are choosable in the camera, each of which combines a colour look and a colour space:
Color Matrix 1 (sRGB)
Color Matrix 2 (sRGB)
Color Matrix 3 (sRGB)
Color Matrix 4 (Adobe RGB (1998))
Color Matrix 5 (sRGB)

Two additional Color Matrix settings are user-configurable, allowing for the creation of personal colour looks
 An ICC profile isn't embedded into photos. The camera does, however, mark any photos it has processed out to Adobe RGB (1998) as such, through a clunky method allowed under the DCF 2.0/EXIF 2.2.1 specifications.
Camera includes White Balance Compensation function that enables adjustment of blue/amber and magenta/green colour bias in +/-9 steps

Auto White Balance 3000K to 7000K operating range
Auto white balance calculation performed from image data exclusively
Manual WB

Tungsten (3200K)
Fluorescent (4000K)
Daylight (5200K)
Flash (5600K)
Cloudy (6000K)
Shade (7000K)
Kelvin: 2800K - 10,000K in 100K increments
White Balance Bracketing (+/-3 steps in 5, 10 or 15 mired increments)

Custom WB Custom White Balance (CWB) is read from area within spot metering circle
Up to 3 Personal White Balance settings can be stored in the camera
Parameters Standard, plus 3 sets that are user-configurable in the camera
Contrast Standard tone curve
Up to 3 additional tone curves may be loaded into the camera
5 increment Contrast control is combined with the active tone curve, allowing for a reduction or increase in contrast relative to the active tone curve
Sharpening 6 increments; includes a setting that applies no sharpening
Storage, Connectivity and Firmware
Image Storage Two card slots: CompactFlash Type I/II (including Microdrive) and Secure Digital (SD) slot
FAT12/16 support
FAT32 support for cards over 2GB
Lexar's Write Acceleration (WA) technology is not supported
Camera can write to CompactFlash and SD cards simultaneously or separately; it's not possible to store RAW files on one card and JPEGs on the other
Remote Control Remote triggering via N3-type terminal
 Remote control and image transfer via FireWire (4-pin port) connection to a computer
Direct Printing

Yes; EOS-1D Mark II includes a USB 1.1 port for direct connection to a compatible printer
CP Direct, Direct Photo and PictBridge printing protocols supported
Printing of JPEGs only
USB port for printer connection only; tethering to a computer via USB not supported
Simultaneous connection of FireWire and USB cables to camera not possible

GPS Support No
Video Out Yes, NTSC and PAL
Tripod Socket Yes; 1/4 in.
User-Upgradeable Firmware? Yes
Rear LCD Monitor 2.0", 230,000-dot TFT LCD with white LED backlighting
5-increment brightness adjustment
Playback Modes Single image viewing
Single image with saturated highlights display
Single image with shooting information (including luminosity or individual R,G,B channels histogram)
Single image with shooting information and saturated highlights display (including luminosity or individual R,G,B channel histogram)
4-up image viewing
9-up image viewing
15-step zoom (1.5x to 10x magnification) and scroll
Dimensions and Power Source
Dimensions 156 x 157.6 x 79.9mm (6.1 x 6.2 x 3.1 in.)
Weight 1220g (43 oz.) without battery
1555g (54.8 oz.) with NP-E3 battery

12V DC/1650mAH NP-E3 NiMH rechargeable battery
 NP-E3 weighs 335g (11.8 oz.)
Frames per charge: approx. 1200 at 20C/68F; approx. 800 at 0C/32F
 Third-party external battery solutions from Digital Camera Battery, Quantum and others that are designed for the EOS-1D should also be compatible with the EOS-1D Mark II

AC power:
DC Coupler Kit DCK-E1

Software and accessories
Included Software (may vary by region) EOS Viewer Utility
EOS Capture
Digital Photo Professional
TWAIN driver (Windows only)
WIA module (Windows only)
Included Accessories (may vary by region) NiMH Battery Pack NP-E3
NiMH Battery Charger NC-E2
DC Coupler Kit DCK-E1
 4-pin FireWire cable
USB cable
Video Cable VC-100
Wide Strap
EOS Digital Solution Disk
Digital Photo Professional Disk
Optional Accessories Data Verification Kit DVK-E2 (works with EOS-1Ds also)

Canon EOS-1D Mark II kit contents

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