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GENERAL
Model Canon EOS-1D Mark II Canon EOS-1D Canon EOS-1D Mark II N
Release Date 2004-06-14 2001-12-13 2005-08-22
Camera Type Large SLR" Large SLR" Large SLR"
Current Price $6,499.99 $4,899.00 $5,899.99
SENSOR COMPARISON
Sensor Resolution
8

Megapixel

4

Megapixel

8

Megapixel

Max Image Dimensions 3504 x 2336 2464 x 1648 3504 x 2336
Sensor Type CMOS CCD CMOS
Sensor Size APS-H APS-H APS-H
Sensor Dimensions 28.7 x 19.1 mm 28.7 x 19.1 mm 28.7 x 19.1 mm
Sensor Area
548mm2
548mm2
548mm2
Max ISO

3200

3200

3200

Min ISO

100

100

100

RAW Support
SHOOTING FEATURES COMPARISON
Model Canon EOS-1D Mark II Canon EOS-1D Canon EOS-1D Mark II N
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec 1/16000 sec 1/8000 sec
Min Shutter Speed 30 sec 30 sec 30 sec
Continuous Shooting 9 fps 8 fps 9 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure
Exposure Compensation ±3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) ±3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) ±3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Exposure Metering
Auto Exposure Bracketing
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilizer No No No
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash no built-in flash no built-in flash
Max Flash Sync 1/250s 1/500s 1/250s
Flash Modes External External External
External Flash
AE Bracketing
WB Bracketing
VIEWFINDER COMPARISON
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder no electronic viewfinder no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.72 0.72 0.72
LCD DISPLAY COMPARISON
Display Type Fixed Type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Technology n/a n/a n/a
Screen Size
2"
2"
2.5"
Resolution 230k dots 120k dots 230k dots
Live View
Touch Screen
VIDEO COMPARISON
Model Canon EOS-1D Mark II Canon EOS-1D Canon EOS-1D Mark II N
Video Resolution n/a n/a n/a
Video File Format
Microphone Type None None
Speaker Type
External Microphone Port
External Headphone Port
PHYSICAL SPECS COMPARISON
Weight 1565 g 1585 g 1565 g
Dimensions 156 x 158 x 80 mm 156 x 158 x 80 mm 156 x 158 x 80 mm
Body Sealing No Yes No
BATTERY and STORAGE
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Life

Shots

Shots

Shots

Storage Media Compact Flash (Type I or II), SD card Compact Flash (Type I or II) Compact Flash (Type I or II), SD card
CONNECTIVITY COMPARISON
Wireless Connectivity None None None
HDMI
USB USB 1.0 (1.5 Mbit/sec) none USB 1.0 (1.5 Mbit/sec)
LENS COMPARISON
Model Canon EOS-1D Mark II Canon EOS-1D Canon EOS-1D Mark II N
Lens Mount Canon EF Canon EF Canon EF
Focal Range(35mm) No Lens No Lens No Lens
Focal Length Multiplier 1.3× 1.3× 1.3×
Optical Zoom No Lens No Lens No Lens
Max Aperture No Lens No Lens No Lens
Macro Focus Range No Lens No Lens No Lens
Manual Focus
AUTOFOCUS COMPARISON
Number of Focus Points 45 45 45
Contrast Detection
Phase Detection
AF Modes
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Selective
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Selective
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Selective
  • AF Multi Area
Current Price $6,499.99 $4,899.00 $5,899.99