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Canon EOS-1D Mark II

alaTest has collected and analyzed 409 reviews of Canon EOS-1D Mark II. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and image quality. The price and usability are also appreciated. Many are negative about the flash and portability.

performance, usability, price, image quality, size

portability, flash

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon EOS-1D Mark II is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon EOS-1D Mark II

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Canon EOS-1D Mark II from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the image quality and portability are on the whole positive. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed views about the color.

usability, price, performance, portability, image quality

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon EOS 1D Mark II Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)Canon EOS 1D Mark II Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon EOS-1D Mark II

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 127 user reviews of Canon EOS-1D Mark II from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and reliability. The image quality and price also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the usability, while there are some critical views about the portability.

performance, price, image quality, reliability, design

portability

96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon EOS 1D Mark II N 8.2MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)Canon EOS 1D Mark II N 8.2MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)

Oct, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : David Bergman (cnet.com)

Canon EOS-1D Mark II N review

 

Review summary Canon maintains its pro leadership with its 8-megapixel EOS-1D Mark II N, the fastest-shooting digital SLR on the market. Made for magazine photographers covering news and sports, the Mark II N also works well for portrait shooters who...

Combination of fast drive mode and high resolution; large buffer; highly customizable; saves custom camera setups to media, supports cards greater than 2GB.

Noise in underexposed image areas; imperfections appear when paired with lower-quality lenses.

In a league by itself, the Mark II offers professional photographers extensive customization, excellent photo quality, and market-leading speed.

Aug, 2006

CNET Editors' Choice

Expert review by : David Bergman (cnet.com)

Canon EOS 1D review: Canon EOS 1D

 

Review summary Canon ups the ante with its 8-megapixel EOS-1D Mark II, the fastest-shooting digital SLR on the market. Made for magazine photographers covering news and sports, the Mark II also works well for portrait shooters who want a versatile,...

Combination of fast drive mode and high resolution; large buffer; highly customizable; saves custom camera setups to media; improved E-TTL II flash performance.

Noise in underexposed image areas; LCD lacks sharpness when zooming in review mode; slow image review; imperfections appear when paired with lower-quality lenses; requires fast, high-capacity memory cards to store large files.

In a league by itself, the Mark II offers professional photographers extensive customization, excellent photo quality, and market-leading speed.

Aug, 2004

Expert review by : Phil Askey (dpreview.com)

Canon EOS-1D Mark II Review

 

The new Canon EOS-1D Mark II is the successor to the Canon EOS-1D which was announced and introduced at the end of 2001. This new generation of digital SLR almost doubles resolution with its new eight megapixel CMOS sensor, doubles the size of the...

Excellent resolution, not just a step change from the EOS-1D but a leap Switch from CCD to CMOS delivers very clean images with no pattern noise Maintains EOS-1D's amazing 8.3 fps and increases buffer to 40 frames (JPEG) Superbly well built, 'a solid...

Startup delay - on a camera at this level we expect no startup delay JPEG images appear a little soft, can be improved by increasing sharpness setting Control system can be a little confusing at first, menu operation different to other D-SLR's...

The original EOS-1D was a very important camera for Canon, their first home grown professional digital SLR built to EOS-1V standards and carrying that all important '1' label (indicating the best in their range). As such it was a camera which made its...

Jun, 2004

Expert review by : Phil Askey (dpreview.com)

Canon EOS-1D Mark II

 

The new Canon EOS-1D Mark II is the successor to the CanonEOS-1D which was announced and introduced at the end of 2001. This newgeneration of digital SLR almost doubles resolution with its new eightmegapixel CMOS sensor, doubles the size of the...

Excellent resolution, not just a step change from the EOS-1D but a leap ; Switch from CCD to CMOS delivers very clean images with no pattern noise ; Maintains EOS-1D's amazing 8.3 fps and increases buffer to 40 frames (JPEG) ; Superbly well built, 'a...

Startup delay - on a camera at this level we expect no startup delay ; JPEG images appear a little soft, can be improved by increasing sharpness setting ; Control system can be a little confusing at first, menu operation different to other D-SLR's ;...

The original EOS-1D was a very important camera for Canon, their first home grown professional digital SLR built to EOS-1V standards and carrying that all important '1' label (indicating the best in their range). As such it was a camera which made its...

Jun, 2004

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Canon EOS 1D Mark II N SLR

 

Physical Views The EOS-1D Mark II N is extremely rugged thanks to its solid magnesium chassis/body. Red indicates areas that have been weather-proofed for dirt and moisture resistance. Continue on to Features & Controls 1D Mark II N Specifications Type...

Oct, 2005

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Canon EOS 1D Mark II SLR

 

Continue on to Specifications Return To Our Reviews Menu Jump to Page: EOS 1D Mark II SLR Specifications Physical Views Features & Controls Playback Features Features & Controls (cont.) Camera Menus Bundled Software Steve's Conclusion Sample Pictures...

Apr, 2004

Expert review by (the-digital-picture.com)

Canon EOS 1D Mark II N

 

After great debate, I have decided to not write a hands-on Canon EOS 1D Mark II N review. It is just me here and I have to prioritize what I am working on. Apparently some of the other camera review sites have come to the same decision

There is probably no better camera available for this purpose. With an excellent 45-point, high sensitivity autofocus system paired to a rugged, weather-sealed body capable of firing 8.5 very high quality frames per second into a deep buffer, the Canon...

Expert review by (the-digital-picture.com)

Canon EOS 1D Mark II

 

The Canon EOS 1D Mark II - it is an EXCELLENT professional grade DSLR Body

was used - at 24mm and f/8

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Canon EOS-1D Mark II Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights

 

The Canon EOS-1D was a groundbreaking digicam when it was first announced in late 2001, and held its ground amazingly well against the competition in all the time since then. In January of 2004, Canon announced the EOS-1D Mark II, a radical update of...

Jan, 2005

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Canon EOS-1D Mark II N Digital Camera - First Shots - The Imaging Resource!

 

The Canon EOS-1D Mark II N shares an almost-identical body with its predecessor, the EOS-1D Mark II , along with the same 8.2 effective megapixel CMOS image sensor and EF lens mount. The only outwardly obvious change is an increase in the LCD display...

All of the picture styles can be tweaked to the user's preference, and serve as a starting point for customisation. There are also three user-defined settings, allowing photographers to separately store their own preferred setups

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:LPCM
Audio system:Mono
Built-in Microphone:Y

Battery

Battery level indicator:Y
Battery life (CIPA standard):1210
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) / Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH)
Battery Type:LP-E19
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:Battery

Camera

Built-in processor:Y
Camera file system:DPOF 1.1,Exif 2.3,RAW
Camera playback:Movie, Single image, Slide show
Diopter adjustment (D-D):-3 - 1
Dioptre correction:Y
Electronic compass:N
GPS (satellite):Y
Histogram:Y
Languages support:Multi
Live view:Y
Orientation sensor:Y
Photo effects:Black&White, Neutral
Playback Modes:Slideshow
Playback zoom (max):10
Scene modes:Landscape, Portrait
Self-timer delay:2,10
Shooting modes:Aperture priority, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority / Manual
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Shade, Tungsten

Design

Color of product:Black
Dustproof:Y
Waterproof:Y

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2 / 3.2
Display resolution (numeric):1620000 / 230000
Field of view:100
Touchscreen:Y
Vari-angle LCD display:N

Flash

Flash exposure compensation:Y
Flash exposure correction:±3EV (1/3 EV step)
Flash exposure lock:Y
Flash modes:Auto / Red-eye reduction
Flash sync-speed:1/250
Shoe mounting point:Y
Shoe mounting point type:Hot

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam:Y
Auto Focus (AF) lock:Y
Auto Focus (AF) points:61
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Servo Auto Focus
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1 / 10
Lens mount interface:Canon EF
Optical Zoom:10

Light Exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock:Y
ISO sensitivity:100, 51200, Auto
ISO sensitivity (max):51200
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Partial

Memory

Compatible memory cards:CF, CFast 2.0 / cf, microdrive, sd
Memory slots:2

Networking

Bluetooth:N
Near Field Communication (NFC):N
Wi-Fi:N

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 80 / 0 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:0 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 45
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 45

Other Features

Camera shutter speed:1/8000 - 30
Compatible operating systems:Windows 98 (including SE) / 2000 / Me / XP\nOS 9.0 – 9.2, OS X v10.1 / v10.2
Data compression:JPEG, RAW
Digital SLR: Yes
Dimensions (WxDxH):6.14 x 6.2 x 3.15
Interface:USB 1.1
Software CD:Y
USB connectivity:Y

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y
Battery charger included:Y
Bundled software:Digital Photo Professional 4, EOS Utility 3, Picture Style Editor
Quick start guide:Y

Picture Quality

Camera Type:SLR Camera Body
Image formats supported:JPG,RAW
Image sensor size (W x H):1.41 x 0.941
Maximum image resolution:5472 x 3648
Megapixel:20.2 / 8.2
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):5472x3648, 4368x2912, 3648x2432, 2736x1824, 5472x3648, 4104x2736, 2736x1824
Supported aspect ratios:3:2
Total megapixels:21.5

Ports & interfaces

HDMI:Y
HDMI connector type:Mini
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:PictBridge\nUSB 1.1\nIEEE 1394\nVideo output (PAL / NTSC)\n
Microphone in:Y
PictBridge:Y
USB version:3.0

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Electronic
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/8000
Slowest camera shutter speed:30

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.7 Lion,Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion,Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Technical Details

Housing material:Magnesium
Image processor:2 x DIGIC 6+
Self-timer:Y

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC,PAL
HD type:4K Ultra HD
Maximum video resolution:4096 x 2160
Motion JPEG frame rate:119.9
Video formats supported:AVC,H.264,M-JPEG,MOV,MPEG4
Video recording:Y
Video Resolutions:1920 x 1080,4096 x 2160

Viewfinder

Magnification:0.76
Viewfinder type:Electronic, Optical

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.15 / 3.25
Height:6.22 / 6.6
Weight:2.69 / 2.95
Width:6.14 / 6.22