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Canon EOS-1D Mark II N

alaTest has collected and analyzed 208 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the build quality and image quality are overall positive. The screen and usability also get good views, whereas some have doubts about the flash and exposure.

performance, usability, screen, image quality, build quality

value for money, portability, exposure, flash

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital SLR Cameras the Canon EOS-1D Mark II N is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Canon EOS-1D Mark II N


Editor's note: The design, feature set, and image quality of the EOS-1D Mark II N is essentially the same as that of its predecessor, the Mark II. The II N has faster performance and a larger LCD than the II, so we have simply updated the original...

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.

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EOS 1D Mark II N


The Canon EOS 1D Mark II n is an update of the formidable Canon EOS 1D Mark II, with the same body, 8.2 megapixel imaging chip, processor, and control layout as the older camera. Significant refinements, like a new 2.5-inch LCD, faster image recording,...

Extremely fast burst rate, with a large buffer ; 8.2 megapixel files provide an ideal resolution for editing and processing ; Solid construction and excellent build quality ; Improved 2.5-inch LCD screen ; Autofocus is quick and very accurate

Lacks four-way controller for navigation ; Weighs more than some very small dogs ; Key adjustments require combination of buttons, when they could have dedicated controls ; No handy shorthand for odd name ; NiMH battery is heavy and big

The EOS-1D Mark II n is an excellent camera. We can easily praise the image quality and the speed and accuracy of its mechanical operations. As heavy as it is, it balances well in the hands, and the controls and dials work smoothly and quickly. Our...

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Canon EOS 1D Mark II N SLR


The EOS-1D Mark II N Professional Digital SLR preserves the speed, responsiveness, image quality and reliability of the popular EOS-1D Mark II while incorporating newly refined features that make the camera easier and more precise to use. Firing at the sa

With its 8-megapixel imager, accurate autofocus system, precise metering system and robust performance, the Canon EOS-1D Mark II N is photographic tool that is unrivaled in the industry at the time of this test (October 2005). While users of the original


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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...

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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

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Canon EOS 1D Mark II N Review Round-Up


The Mark II N is essentially Canon's mid-life upgrade to its most popular pro dSLR, the EOS 1D Mark II. Although nearly identical in many ways to its predecessor, the Mark II incorporates a number of refinements in performance, usability and image...

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Canon EOS 1D Mark II N


We have included another Imatest chart below to more clearly illustrate the error between the original colors and those produced by the Canon DSLR. Each square on the chart below represents one of the 24 ideal colors from the GretagMacbeth chart. Each...

Conclusion**The EOS-1D Mark II n is an excellent camera. We can easily praise the image quality and the speed and accuracy of its mechanical operations. As heavy as it is, it balances well in the hands, and the controls and dials work smoothly and...

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Canon EOS


The Canon EOS-1D Mark II N is a fairly minor update of the 1D Mark II. The LCDscreen size has been increased to 2.5", the buffer size has ben incresed to allow22 RAW or 48 JPEG bursts at 8.5 fps. There are also a few firmware tweaks asdescribed below...

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"great camera! its for professionals."


clean shots. appearance.

only EF lenses(the expensive ones).Heavy

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Canon EOS-1D Mark II N


8.2 mp and 8.5 frame per second in more than enough for me

Rather heavy

Product Specifications

Canon's new EOS-1D Mark II N can record 8.5 frames-per-second for up to 48 frames in one burst. It features Canon's proven 8.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor with a 1.3x conversion factor, combined with the speed and intelligence of the DIGIC II Image Processor, all in a rock-solid, metal body. Adding the ability to record RAW and JPEG images on different memory cards, a larger 2.5 inch LCD, Canon's "Picture Style" technology and more, the 1D Mark II N's formidable combination of speed and resolution makes it the choice of pros everywhere.

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Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon NP-E3

Camera Flash

Type: None

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:SLR
Supported Flash Memory:CompactFlash / Microdrive / SD Memory Card/Microdrive / SD Memory Card / CompactFlash

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Landscape / Portrait mode/Portrait mode / Landscape


Model:1D Mark II N
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon EOS

Lens System

Lens for SD:Body only

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:19.1 x 28.7mm
Optical Sensor Size (metric):19.1 x 28.7 mm
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Resolution:8.2Megapixel

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Fixed eye-level pentaprism

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

ISO (Max):3200
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100-1600 / ISO 3200 / ISO 50/ISO 100-1600 / ISO 3200 / ISO 50
Special Effects:Black & White / Faithful / Neutral / Sepia/Faithful / Neutral / Sepia / Black & White
Still Image Format:JPEG / RAW / RAW + JPEG/RAW + JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical