Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II has a Full frame sensor with dimensions of 36 x 24 mm and sensor area of 864.00mm2.
Canon 1Ds MII's sensor is 88% larger than the average DSLR sensor in its class. In cases where all the other parameters are the same between two cameras, the one with the larger sensor collects more light per pixel and performs better (less noise) in low light / High ISO conditions . Larger sensors also give the photographer more control on the depth of field.
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