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|Munch||9:43am on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010|
|Easy to use and focus. Superb photos. Strong construction High Price but fair component pricing Excellent all around digital system. Amazing photo quality. Very expensive|
|lobo||12:53am on Thursday, June 24th, 2010|
|If you own or are planning to purchase this camera,you must have the following: Canon EF 400mm f4 DO IS USM, Canon EF 28-300mm f3.5-5.6L IS USM.|
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|albright||8:52pm on Friday, April 16th, 2010|
|Canon commemorates the 15th anniversary of the EOS system by releasing their first digital SLR with a full-frame, 11.1-Megapixel CMOS sensor.|
|lawfinger||4:45pm on Wednesday, April 7th, 2010|
|First professional digital SLR from Canon since the EOS-D2000 (introduced in March 1998 which was a collaborative effort with Kodak. The Canon EOS 1Ds is the King...at least for now. Best of the best. Large image size. Clean images. Great contrast and saturation.|
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Canon has also found a way to reconfigure the microlenses that distribute light to individual pixels. The spaces between them are smaller and the way light strikes the sensor is more intelligent. The result is that less light is lost, again improving image quality. Some of the benefit of this sophistication can be found in the new ISO range of the EOS-1D Mark III, 100 to 3200 with extensions to 50 and 6400, the last figure unimaginable in a DSLR until now. Photographers will be amazed when they discover the high quality and low noise of ISOs 3200 and 6400 on the 1D Mark III. The beautiful signal from the sensor is sent via a very fast 8-channel readout to two new DIGIC III imaging engines. In the past, one such device has always sufficed, but with the EOS-1D Mark III, there was to be no compromise of either speed or image quality. The Dual DIGIC III Image Processors perform parallel processing, common nowadays in serious computers but unique among cameras, to speed through information. Their workload is increased by the fact that the new sensor captures 14-bit depth color rather than 12. The result, particularly because the 1D Mark III has the horsepower to handle these files, is exquisite gradation, 16,384 levels per color rather than 4,096 at 12 bits. Even when JPEGs (at 8 bits) are created, they are made from a superior file and the difference can be seen. Prints made from 1D Mark III files are spectacular. The dual processors make themselves known, too, in the burst performance of the EOS-1D Mark III. Large size JPEGs at compression level 8 (of 10) can be fired in barrages of 110 frames (at 10 frames per second with 10.1-megapixel files). RAW images can be shot in bursts of 30. Paparazzi of the world, your new camera has arrived. Canon has been an acknowledged leader in autofocus technology for many years. The EOS-1D Mark III project presented Canon engineers with the opportunity to perform a complete reconsideration of professional autofocus. The result is an entirely new Area AF sensor that has 19 high-precision, cross-type AF points and 26 assist AF points. The cross-type points are spread out, reaching even the extreme edges of the Area AF coverage area. The logic of AF point selection has been reconsidered, too. Any of the cross-type points can be manually selected, and they can be sorted into an outer group and an inner group so you dont have to cycle through 45 AF points any more to get to the one you want to use. Micro adjustment of autofocusing accuracy is now possible, something many pros didnt even know they could wish for, but which they will adopt with great enthusiasm. Even focus-tracking sensitivity is now adjustable. Have you ever put your camera in a spot where it was hard to look through the finder? Too high? Too low? Edge of a precipice? In the rafters at Madison Square Garden or on the inside railing at Churchill Downs? Canon has the answer: a professional Live View system, usable with camera only (you can see what the lens sees on the new, large 3.0-inch LCD monitor), or by remote control, either with a wire from the camera to a computer (in a studio, perhaps) or wirelessly with the new WFT-E2A Dedicated Wireless File Transmitter. When a computer is involved, the newly updated EOS Utility 2.0 software (included with the camera) takes care of just about everythingvirtually real-time viewing, focusing, exposure, composition, firingthe lot.
Photo diode area Pixel Size
Gap between microlenses
Pixel Size EOS-1D Mark III (7.2 x 7.2mm)
Photo diode area
EOS-1Ds Mark II (7.2 x 7.2mm)
EOS-1D Mark III (7.2 x 7.2mm)
EOS-1D Mark II N (8.2 x 8.2mm)
noise, the EOS-1D Mark III has a new feed-through output amp that attains both high speed and low noise. Low noise is also achieved with an improved manufacturing process, an optimized pixel amp and an optimized reading circuit. As with the EOS-1D Mark II N, single-line, 8-channel reading is employed. With a faster output amp and optimized read circuit, a continuous shooting speed of approximately 10 fps is attained.
To minimize the higher power consumption required by the faster signal reading, the output amp's power consumption has been reduced. Also, as in the EOS-1D Mark II N, during long exposures, power to the output amp is turned off and the standard current driving the circuit is also cut off to save power. In addition, during Live View shooting, the power distribution for the signal-reading operation is optimized for more pinpoint power-saving control. Previously, in front of the sensor, there was an infrared-absorption glass integrated with a three-layer, optical crystal plate for point image separation. However, for the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit, the infrared-absorption glass is now separate from the three-layer, optical crystal plate. This makes the dust-shaking plate lighter, saving power and making it easier to control.
Dichroic mirror (Reflects infrared rays)
The infrared filter has a hybrid construction; it has an infraredabsorption glass with multiple coatings to reflect infrared and ultraviolet rays, the same construction found in EOS-1D series cameras. It effectively reduces red fringing and color casts caused by reflections of the sensor surface. The low-pass filter for point image separation has a phase plate (which converts linear polarization to circular polarization) sandwiched by two single crystal plates. It is optimized for the sensor pitch so the light flux is separated into the horizontal and vertical directions and the fine horizontal- and vertical-line patterns are cleanly separated, effectively reducing color artifacts such as moir. Dual DIGIC III Image Processors
Low-pass filter (Separates image in vertical direction) Phaser layer (Converts linear polarized light into circular polarized light) Low-pass filter (Separates image in horizontal direction)
Previous 45-point sensor EOS-1D Mark III
Here is the new AF point layout:
: Cross-type AF points
: Assist points
: f/2.8 sensors (Center AF point is f/4) : f/5.6 sensors
Note that the 19 high-precision, cross-type points are no longer clustered solely in the center of the frame. The 26 Assist AF points are horizontal-line sensitive at f/5.6, are not user selectable, and operate not only in AI Servo AF mode, but in One-Shot AF as well (C. Fn III-8, 1/2). The Assist AF points achieving focus light up with the super-imposed display (SI). The EOS-1D Mark III features higher precision AF with the 19 user-selectable, cross-type AF points and improved lowlight AF performance. Also, to attain AI Servo AF for 10 fps, the focus computing is faster and an AF adjustment option function is provided. The AF sensor, AF algorithm, and AF-related electronic circuitry have been newly designed especially for the 1D Mark III. Because of improved computing performance and faster reading from the sensor, the AF speed, predictive AF performance, and matching accuracy of the target subject are all the same as with the EOS-1D Mark II N despite the 10 fps continuous shooting speed of the 1D Mark III. Of course, at 8.5 fps, the 1D Mark II N was no slouch itself.
Sensor vertical-line sensitive at f/2.8
Sensor horizontal-line sensitive at f/5.6
Previous 45-point sensor
EOS-1D Mark III Sensor horizontal-line sensitive at f/5.6 Sensor vertical-line sensitive at f/2.8
The 19 cross-type AF points take advantage of the following technologies: With finer processing steps, the peripheral circuit could be made smaller and the f/2.8 AF sensor area could be expanded The secondary image-forming lens (see diagram) is glass mold. By incorporating a newly-developed aspherical surface on the lens, the focusing area of the f/2.8 light flux could be expanded
Prime lens Focusing plane (Image plane)
CMOS area sensor Secondary image-forming lens Subject
As with the EOS-1D Mark II N, the center AF point is a cross-type sensor. It is vertical-line sensitive with maximum apertures as small as f/4, and horizontal-line sensitive with maximum apertures as small as f/8. If the maximum aperture of the attached lens or lens/extender combination is f/4 or faster, high-precision, cross-type focusing is possible. If the maximum aperture of the attached lens or lens/extender combination is f/8 or faster, horizontal-line sensitive AF is possible. Compared with the other 18 cross-type AF points, the center AF point's focusing line width is larger while the : Cross-type AF points : Assist points fill factor for each pixel is larger (f/2.8 field of view). (Not user-selectable) : f/2.8 sensors (Center AF point is f/4) : f/5.6 sensors Also, the number of focusing lines increases along with the brightness (f/5.6 field of view) to attain higher 3.00 2.25 pre-cision. Gross defocus is also detected. The camera can also detect a grossly defocused subject 1.8 times better than with the EOS-1D Mark II N.
Adjust all lenses by same amount
Adjust individually for each lens
Note that since the camera does not recognize the unique ID of the lens, the same shift amount will be applied to the same lens model even if it has a different serial number. In the case of zoom lenses which have variable maximum apertures, the focus shift amount is technically different at the wide-angle end and telephoto end. However, since the focus shift amount cannot be adjusted individually for the wide and telephoto ends (there is only one shift amount per lens), adjusting it for the telephoto end is better. If an extender can be attached, the camera recognizes whether it is 1.4x or 2x and makes a different shift adjustment from when no extender is attached. When an extender is attached, the adjustment screen will display the lens name and extender name. To delete the registered lens settings, select 1 or 2, then press the Erase button. All the registered AF micro-adjustment settings will be cleared.
When the 580EX II, 430EX, 220EX, or ST-E2 is attached to the camera, an AF-assist beam linked to the AF point can be emitted automatically whether AF point selection is automatic or manual. This will help the camera to focus. With other EOS-dedicated Speedlites, the AF-assist beam might not align with the selected AF point.
VI. LIVE VIEW MODE
Live View is a significant addition to the professional DSLR shooters arsenal. It is a terrific problem-solver for all those situations in which it would be awkward, difficult or impossible to look through the viewfinder to compose, meter and shoot. In response to the particular requests of studio and remote sports photographers, EVF (electronic viewfinder) shooting with a computer, wired or wireless, is now possible with the EOS-1D Mark III. By connecting the camera via USB to a computer with the EOS Utility 2.0 software provided, the computer will display in real-time the image output by the camera's imaging element. Then you can check and adjust the focus, subject framing and so forth in real-time and shoot remotely. With the optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E2A attached, you can use a wireless LAN and see the Remote Live View on a computer without using a cable. Key features of Live View include a 100% field of view, precise manual focusing with 5x and 10x magnification, the ability to previsualize exposure, framing and focusing on a computer monitor, easy checking for moir and false color, displays of film-related aspect ratios, and a video-out terminal for TV display.
Live View enabled
Pressing the depth-of-field preview button stops down to the aperture which will be used to take the picture. It will simulate with 10x Magnification the shooting exposure and you can check both the exposure level and depth of field. If you use depth-of-field preview during regular viewfinder shooting, the viewfinder will look dark and it may be difficult to see the depth of field. However, with Live View shooting, a clever simulation is displayed so checking the depth of field is easier as long as the exposure setting is near the metering's correct exposure.
Metering and Exposure
Evaluative metering with the imaging element is used. The metering mode cannot be changed. The metering range is EV 0 to EV 20 (at 23C/73F, with EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens). Any shooting mode and drive mode can be used. Also, AE lock, exposure compensation, AEB, and depth-of-field preview are possible. During magnified view, AE lock is automatically applied to the meter reading for the entire image. If C. Fn IV -16 [Live View exposure simulation] is set to [1: Enable (simulates exposure)] and the shooting mode is P, Tv, Av, or M, then the LCD monitor's brightness will change in response to the exposure setting so you can see how the exposure will look before you take the picture. When you press the shutter button completely, the opened shutter will close; the shutter will be cocked and released, and the picture will be taken.
If flash is used, the mirror must come down briefly. Pressing the shutter button completely will cancel the mirror lockup and the metering sensor will execute E-TTL II flash metering control (preflash fired and the correct flash output is retained). Then the reflex mirror is locked up again and the picture is taken. For continuous shooting, the same 10 fps maximum shooting speed as with normal shooting can be achieved. During continuous shooting, the LCD monitor is off. After the shooting ends, the captured image is displayed on the LCD monitor. When the image display ends, the camera returns to the Live View display automatically. As with viewfinder shooting, pressing the AE lock button during Live View shooting will lock the current exposure and an asterisk will appear on the LCD monitor. During magnified view, AE lock will be applied automatically to the exposure level of the full view display. The Tv and Av settings will be displayed in orange. During the magnified view, the AE lock button will not work. With C. Fn IV -16-1, the picture brightness is also locked. Normally, the Live View picture displayed by the LCD monitor is always displayed at the correct brightness, regardless of the exposure setting, for easy viewing similar to compact digital cameras. However, if C. Fn IV -16 [Live View exposure simulation] is set to 1, the picture is No compensation displayed based on the exposure setting's brightness. This enables you to see the exposure condition before taking the picture. The picture will be displayed at almost the same brightness as how the actual exposure will look. However, under low light or bright light (outside the displayable brightness range), the picture brightness might 1 1/3 stop compensation not look the way the actual exposure will be. Exposure simulation will not work with flash or bulb exposures. If you press the depth-of-field preview button, exposure simulation will be active at all times regardless of the C. Fn IV -16 setting.
Pixels [Approx. MB]
L (Large) M1 (Medium1) M2 (Medium2) S (Small) RAW L (Large) RAW+ M1 (Medium1) M2 (Medium2) S (Small) sRAW
10.1 (3,888x2,592) 8.0 (3,456x2,304) 5.3 (2,816x1,880) 2.5 (1,936x1,288) 10.1 (3,888x2,592)
* The number of possible shots (battery life) and continuous shooting speed are based on Canons testing standards and a 1GB CF card. * The size of one image, number of possible shots (battery life), and continuous shooting speed are based on JPEG quality 8, ISO 100, and the Standard Picture Style. (These figures vary depending on the subject, memory card brands, ISO speed, Picture Style, etc.)
You can protect individual images, all images in a folder, or all images on the card. Alternately, you can cancel image protection. You can erase individual images, all images in a folder, all images in the card, or just check-marked images (a new feature). Unprotected images will be erased.
VIII. ROCK SOLID RELIABILITY
Improved Body Design and Construction
The EOS-1D Mark III retains and refines the beautiful curved surfaces and superb basic layout of the EOS-1 series. Ease of operation and holding comfort have been improved appreciably, as has ease of operation with accessories. The new camera is designed to be easier to understand and more reassuring. The massive strength of its magnesium alloy body and chassis, combined with complete environmental sealing, means that the 1D Mark III stands with its forebears as an instrument worthy of the photographers who risk their lives daily to take pictures.
Most of the major body components are arranged in the same way as with the EOS-1D Mark II N. The following major units are new or different: Self Cleaning Sensor Unit LCD monitor now 3.0 inches (was 2.5 inches) To attain 10 fps, two drive motors are incorporated Extension system terminal is provided for the WFT-E2A Wireless File Transmitter Lower cost has been achieved with a less costly imaging element developed and manufactured by Canon and by downsizing electronic circuits with smaller boards and higher circuit integration resulting in fewer parts.
Item Optics Mechanical Parts Electrical Parts Lead Wires Total (Official) Screws and washers Total EOS-1D Mark III 27 EOS-1D Mark II N 24
* The shutter unit is counted as 1 part. * The DC/DC converter is counted as 1 part. * The E-ring is counted as a washer. * The official total excludes the screws and washers.
Dimensions and Weight
The dimensions of the EOS-1D Mark III are (W x H x D): 156 x 156.6 x 79.9 mm/6.1 x 6.2 x 3.1 inches. The weight is 1155 g/40.7 oz. (body only, no battery, no memory cards), 1335 g/47.1 oz. (with battery). Compared to the EOS-1D Mark II N, the height is 1 mm shorter; the body-only weight is a significant 70 g/2.5 oz. lighter, and the weight with battery is a remarkable 225 g/7.9 oz. lighter. The LP-E4 battery of the EOS-1D Mark III weighs 180 g/6.3 oz.; the NP-E3 Weight Image-recording Quality Body Only With Battery weighs 335 g/11.8 oz.
A top continuous shooting speed of 10 fps is attained in both the One-Shot AF and AI Servo AF modes even though the EOS-1D Mark III has about 1.23 times more pixels than the EOS-1D Mark II N. This was made possible by the new drive mechanism (a new bound/ bounce prevention mechanism for the reflex mirror's downward motion, a dedicated motor for mirror cocking, and a dedicated motor for shutter cocking), a CMOS sensor enabling 8-channel high-speed signal reading, a newly-developed shutter unit, and Dual DIGIC III Image Processors for high-speed image processing. 10 fps
Maximum burst DDR SDRAMs with double the capacity of the EOS-1D Mark II Ns EOS-1D Mark III 1D MarkIIN (8.2M/8.5fps) (10.1M/10fps) memory chips are employed for 48 JPEG Large 110 the buffer memory, facilitating 22 RAW 30 high-speed data transfer. 19 RAW + JPEG Large 22 Together with Dual DIGIC III Image *The number of maximum burst apply to a 1GB (for EOS-1D Mark III)/512MB (for 1D MarkII ) Processors for parallel processing Memory Card based on Canons testing standard. of images, a maximum burst of approximately 110 shots in JPEG Large (quality 8), approximately 30 shots in RAW, and approximately 22 shots in RAW+JPEG is attained at 10 fps. The maximum burst varies depending on the subject, memory card performance, recording quality, ISO speed, drive mode and Picture Style setting.
Shutter-release stroke and pressure The shutter-release mechanism is the State Stroke Pressure same as the EOS-1D Mark II N's. The Normal position SW-1 ON 0.6mm 85g /3.0 oz. SW-1 ON to SW-2 ON 0.3mm 350g /12.3 oz. shutter-release stroke and torque are Beyond SW-2 ON 0.2mm the same as well. However, to make vertical shooting feel the same as horizontal shooting, the vertical grip's shutterrelease stroke and torque have been altered. They are now almost the same as with horizontal shooting. Also, to make the camera operation feel the same as that of the 1D Mark II N, the shutter-release time lag from SW-1 ON is 55 ms (up to 3 stops from the maximum aperture). The viewfinder blackout time is 80 ms (87 ms with the 1D Mark II N). The shutter-release time lag at maximum aperture can be shortened to approx. 40 ms with C. Fn IV-13 [Shortened release time lag].
Metering and Exposure Control
The EOS-1D Mark III incorporates a newly-developed, 63-zone metering sensor linked to the 19 AF points. The metering sensor is located at the rear of the pentaprism. The 19 AF points in the Area AF are a highly favorable match for the metering sensors zones. The metering range is EV 0 to EV 20 (at 23C/73F, EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100).
The new evaluative metering algorithm is based on the algorithm for the previous 21-zone and 35-zone metering systems. With the optimized 63-zone metering sensor and improved algorithm, more consistent and correct ambient and flash exposures are obtained with less influence by the subject. The basic concepts for the evaluative metering algorithm are: 1. Metering is weighted on the linked AF point. 2. If there is a very bright object in the picture, the exposure will be increased. 3. In backlit scenes, the exposure will be increased. With dark backgrounds, the exposure will be reduced. The E-TTL II autoflash algorithm uses the newly-developed 63-zone metering sensor. While based on the previous algorithm which weighted the metering based on the preflash reading, this algorithm has been further improved to obtain consistent flash exposures. The major improvements are: 1. Correct flash exposures are obtained even with off-center subjects. 2. The incorporation of lens distance information has been optimized to obtain more accurate flash exposures even with highly reflective backgrounds. The following metering modes are provided: evaluative, partial, spot, and center-weighted average (the same as the EOS-1D Mark II N). Also, multiple spot metering and AF pointlinked spot metering is possible with C. Fn I -7-1. Partial metering reads approximately 13.5% of the viewfinder and spot metering reads approximately 3.8%. The ISO bracketing feature has been eliminated because a survey has shown it to be used very infrequently.
Evaluative/Center-weighted average metering Partial metering Spot metering
* C.Fn I -7-1 enables AF point-linked spot metering.
The following shooting modes are provided: P, Tv, Av, M, and Bulb (the same as the EOS-1D Mark II N). A convenient and helpful ISO speed safety shift is provided via C.Fn I -8-2. If the correct exposure cannot be obtained with the P, Tv, or Av mode, the ISO speed is automatically shifted within ISO 100 - 3200 to obtain the correct exposure.
Safety Shift is a practical feature that is enabled/disabled through C.Fn I-8. 0 disables the function. 1 enables either a shutter or an aperture preferred shift and 2 enables an ISO shift. The function makes it less likely that a busy shooter will get caught out as conditions change rapidly.
The USB 2.0 Hi-Speed is now incorporated, replacing IEEE 1394/Firewire. Thanks to the higher efficiency of the internal interface with DIGIC III, data transfer speed is much faster than with the EOS-1D Mark II N. Since the USB speed also greatly depends on the personal computer hardware environment, the transfer speed might not be about 2.5 times as fast in all user environments. The USB interface cable is about 6.6 ft./2m long with both ends having a ferrite core-equipped A: Mini B connector. It can be used to connect the camera to a personal computer, printer, external media (via WFT-E2A), or GPS. An optional 16.4 ft./5m cable has also been developed. A cable protector for the EOS-1D Mark III has also been developed to prevent deformation or damage of the terminal due to excessive strain on the terminal, to reduce wear, and to prevent the USB cable from being disconnected accidentally. The cable protector is designed to be usable even while the WFT-E2A is attached to the camera.
A 15-pin extension system terminal is provided for connection to the Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E2A. Because this terminal is located behind the USB and other connections, the other terminals can still be used even while the WFT-E2A is attached. Terminals other than these are the same as with the EOS-1D Mark II N: PC terminal, video out terminal (NTSC/PAL), and remote control terminal (N3 type).
The EOS-1D Mark III's power source system has been changed from the old EOS-1D power source system. The new, dedicated, high-performance, lithium-ion Battery Pack LP-E4 (3 cells, 11.1V, 2300 mAh) is compact and lightweight, taking full advantage of current lithium-ion Battery Info. technology. Compared to the NP-E3, it is much smaller (40% less volume) and lighter (46% lighter). It can also communicate the following information with the camera: Power source type, remaining capacity 6-level icon, display in 1% increments, shutter count, and recharge performance (3 levels). This information can be viewed with the [Battery info.] menu. The new system also consists of Battery Charger LC-E4 and AC Adapter Kit ACK-E4.
Thanks to the newly-developed, large-capacity (2300 mAh), lithium-ion battery pack, the new DIGIC III imaging engine, revised circuits, the new LCD monitor with low power consumption, and fine power control, the number of possible shots is approximately 2200 at 23C/73F and 1700 at 0C/ 32F. (The EOS-1D Mark II N: 1200 shots at 23C/ 73F or 800 shots at 0C/32F) For the date/time (backup) battery, the same CR2025 lithium battery as the EOS-1D Mark II N is used. The battery life is 5 years. The AC Adapter Kit ACK-E4 supplies household AC power to the EOS-1D Mark III. It consists of the AC adapter, power cord, and DC coupler. The DC coupler has a DC cord. The plug at the end of the DC cord connects to the AC adapter's terminal; it prevents accidental disconnection. The previous AC Adapter Kit had the DC cord and AC adapter as one unit, and the plug was connected to the DC coupler.
AC Adapter Kit ACK-E4
IX. CONTROLS AND DISPLAY
Ease of Operation
In order to provide ease of operation that befits a new-generation EOS-1D series camera, Canon has thoroughly investigated ways to make camera operation easier. The camera retains the EOS Digital line's basic operation method with the Main Dial, Quick Control Dial, Multi-Controller, SET button, and other buttons to select and set various functions. Also, the ISO speed button, AF Start (AF-ON) button, Picture Style button, and Memory selection/Image size/White balance function button have been newly added to make camera operation easier. With the older EOS-1D series cameras, the basic shooting operation logic consisted of holding down a button and turning the Main Dial or Quick Control Dial to select a setting. However, with the EOS-1D Mark III, when you press a button, it remains active for a while so you can let it go and then turn a dial to set something. Also, the three buttons on the top left of the camera accept double pressing. You can therefore set something (except AEB) with just one button. With the EOS 5D and 30D, the Multi-Controller serves as the AF point selector. However, with the EOS-1D Mark III, we concluded that it was best to use the Quick Control Dial or Main Dial to select one of the 19 AF points. The Multi-Controller serves as a supplemental camera control for the digital operation's UI. If you press the AF point selection button and then press the Multi-Controller, the center AF point/automatic AF point selection can be made. Any other AF point (other than center AF point) cannot be selected.
* Up to five white balance data set with the provided software can be registered.
The old Personal Functions have been consolidated with Custom Functions (C.Fn), 57 in all, with a new numbering system. They are organized in groups I to IV. Custom Functions are now pleasantly faster to select and set.
With Speedlite 580EX II attached, you can set or cancel the Speedlite's Custom Functions (C.Fn-0 to C.Fn-18) with the camera. You can also use the camera to set the Speedlite's flash mode, flash exposure compensation amount, FEB, flash sync, and other Speedlite functions. With an EX-series Speedlite other than the 580EX II, the camera cannot set or External speedlite control clear the Speedlite's functions and Custom Functions. With the 580EX II, the following Custom Functions are available:
Flash C.Fn Settings
No Item Distance indicator display Auto power off No Description Meters (m) Feet (ft) Enabled Disabled Enabled (DOF preview butt.) Enabled (Test firing butt.) Enabled (with both buttons) Disabled Enabled Disabled 0 + 0 + E-TTL II TTL External metering: Auto External metering: Manual No Item Quickflash w/continuous shot Test firing with autoflash AF-assist beam firing Auto zoom for sensor size Slave auto power off timer Slave auto power off cancel Flash recycle w/ exter. power Flash exposure metering set. No Description Disabled Enabled 1/32 Full output Enabled Disabled Enabled Disabled 60 minutes 10 minutes Within 8 hours Within 1 hour Flash and external power External power source Speedlite button and dial Speedlite dial only
FEB auto cancel FEB sequence
Flash metering mode
The Custom Functions corresponding to the EOS-1D Mark II N's C. Fn and P. Fn are shown here. New and substantially altered Custom Functions are explained below.
Corresponding Custom Functions
No. 15 Custom Function Exposure Level Increments ISO Speed Setting Increments Set ISO Speed Range Bracketing Auto Cancel Bracketing Sequence Number of Bracketed Shots Spot Metering Link to AF Point Safety Shift Select Usable Shooting Modes Select Usable Metering Modes Metering Pattern in Manual Mode Set Shutter Speed Range Set Aperture Value Range Apply Shooting/Metering Mode Flash Sync. Speed in Av Mode EOS-1D Mark II N Function Same as C.Fn-06 New Moved to [ISO Expansion]. Setting the max. and min. ISO Speeds are new C.Fn-09 and P.Fn-09 are dispersed to C.Fn I-4 and 5 Same as P.Fn-08 C.Fn-13 now separate and independent Setting 1 is same as C.Fn-16, and setting 2 is new Same as P.Fn-01 Same as P.Fn-02 Same as P.Fn-03 Same as P.Fn-04 Same as P.Fn-05 Based on P.Fn-06. Function partially expanded Same as EOS 5D C.Fn-03 (Sync speed differs) Same as [Noise reduction] New New Same as C.Fn-14 Same as C.Fn-15 Same as EOS 5D C.Fn-07 No. 16 Custom Function USM Lens Electronic MF AI Servo Tracking Sensitivity AI Servo 1st/2nd Image Priority AI Servo AF Tracking Method Lens Drive When AF Impossible Lens AF Stop Button Function AF Microadjustment AF Expansion With Selected Point Selectable AF Point Switch to Registered AF Point AF Point Auto Selection AF Point Display During Focus AF Point Brightness AF-Assist Beam Firing Mirror Lockup Continuous Shooting Speed Limit Continuous Shot Count Long Exposure Noise Reduction AF-ON/AE Lock Button Switch Quick Control Dial in Metering SET Button When Shooting Tv/Av Setting for Manual Exposure Dial Direction During Tv/Av
when it is difficult to view the top LCD panel while shooting, such as when the camera is pointed straight down. Also, while the shooting functions are displayed, you can press the AF point selection button to select an AF point on the LCD monitor.
Shooting function display
C. Fn III 6, [Lens AF stop button function], is the same function as the EOS-1D Mark II N's C. Fn-19 except for the addition of [6: AF point history selection]. When 6 is set, you can switch between the current AF point and the previously-selected AF point by holding down the lens AF Stop button and pressing the FE lock button.
C. Fn III 10, [AF point auto selection], consolidates the EOS-1D Mark II N's C.Fn-11-2 and P.Fn-17/18 to suit the EOS-1D Mark III's AF point selection specifications. For AF point selection, you can enable or disable automatic selection. The setting before the slash is the Quick Control Dial C.Fn III-10 operation while metering is active with C. Fn IV 3-1 set. The setting after the slash is Main Dial's operation when the AF selection button is pressed. C. Fn IV 6, [Dial direction during Tv/Av], is a new function, similar to P. Fn-27. When [1: Reverse direction] is set, turning the dial to set the shutter speed or aperture will work in the reverse direction. In the manual exposure mode, the setting direction of the Main Dial and Quick Control Dial will be C.Fn IV-6 reversed. In other shooting modes, the Main Dial's setting direction will be reversed. This will make the Quick Control Dial's setting direction the same for both the manual exposure mode and exposure compensation setting. With previous EOS-1D cameras, even with P. Fn-27, the Quick Control Dial's setting direction could not be made the same for the manual exposure mode and exposure compensation setting. C. Fn IV 8, [WB + media/image size setting], is a new function. When the camera is ready to shoot and you press the Function button, you can choose to set the white balance, memory card, and image size with the rear LCD panel or with the menu screen. With [1: LCD monitor], each time you press the Function button, the menu screen will change for setting C.Fn IV-8 the white balance, image size, recording function, and media folder setting.
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Type: Eye-level SLR with fixed pentaprism Coverage: Approx. 100% horizontally and vertically Magnification: 0.76x (-1 dpt with 50mm lens at infinity) Eyepoint: Approx. 20mm Dioptric Adjustment Correction: -3.0 to +1.0 diopter Mirror: Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 37:63) Viewfinder Information: AF (AF points, focus confirmation light), Exposure (metering mode, spot metering area, shutter speed, aperture, manual exposure, AE lock, ISO speed, exposure level, exposure compensation, exposure warning), Flash (flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure level), Image (JPEG recording, RAW recording, shots remaining, white balance correction, memory card information), Battery check Depth-of-Field Preview: Enabled with depth-of-field preview button Eyepiece Shutter: Built-in
Type: TTL-AREA-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor AF points: 19 cross-type AF points (plus 26 Assist AF points) AF Working Range: EV -(ISO 100 at 73F/23C) Focusing Modes: Autofocus (One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF), Manual Focus (MF) AF point Selection: Automatic selection; Manual AF point selection: 19 AF points, Inner 9 AF points (C.Fn III-9-1), Outer 9 AF points (C.Fn III-9-2) Selected AF point Display: Superimposed in viewfinder and on LCD panel AF-assist Beam: None. Emitted by EX-series Speedlite
Metering Modes: 63-zone TTL full aperture metering. 1. Evaluative metering (linkable to all AF points); 2. Partial metering (approx. 13.5% of screen); 3. Spot metering (approx. 3.8% of screen): Center spot metering, AF point-linked spot metering, Multi-spot metering (max. 8 spot metering entries); 4. Centerweighted average metering Metering Range: EV 020 (ISO 100 at 73F/23C with EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100) Exposure Control Systems: Program AE (shiftable), Shutter speed-priority AE, Aperturepriority AE, E-TTL II program AE (Evaluative flash metering, Averaged flash metering), Manual ISO Speed Range : Equivalent to ISO 1003200 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments), ISO speed can be expanded to ISO 50 and 6400 (Standard Output Sensitivity. Recommended Exposure Index) Exposure Compensation: AEB: +/-3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments; Bracketing methods: 1. Shutter speed-priority AE, 2. Aperture-priority, 3. Program AE, 4. Manual: +/-3 stops in 1/3-stop or 1/2-stop increments AE Lock: Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved; Manual (user-set): By AE lock button in all metering modes
The EOS-1D Mark III is the ultimate instrument for high pressure, high-speed photography, and it can do much, much more. It has the image quality, the ease of control, the speed and the flexibility to adapt brilliantly to just about any condition. Features such as the new integrated cleaning system make it easier to live with. With Live View, the possibilities are limited only by the imagination. The Dual DIGIC III Image Processors give it dazzling speed and the 14-bit output will help to make superb prints and magnificent magazine spreads. The battery data is a source of reassurance. Additions such as safety shift, highlight tone priority and high ISO noise reduction make stress-free success a given. The retail price of the EOS-1D Mark III at introduction will be very similar to the price at which the EOS-1D Mark II N debuted. Considering all the improvements and meaningful new functions, the new camera is a stunning deal whether it replaces or adds to existing equipment, or represents the beginning of a great new adventure. DSLR cameras are mature products today; people in the market for one have clear expectations and requirements. Looking forward, it seems that the EOS1D Mark III has everything most working photographers could want for years to come: the best autofocus, the lowest noise and the best high ISO performance, beautiful color and excellent resolution, ease of use and thoughtful controls, exceptional reliability, an extensive system, highly controllable flash, and a little less weight, too. Because the value and the performance are so strong, Canon can expect to sell the EOS-1D Mark III to serious photographers of every stripe. Certainly, they will grow even more delighted with the camera over time.
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THE CANON EOS-1D MARK II N CAMERA: THE NEW PROFESSIONAL STANDARD
Table of Contents
I OVERVIEW II SUMMARY OF NEW AND IMPROVED FEATURES III DESIGN FEATURES A. Improved Image Playback Functions New LCD Screen Magnified View From Any AF Point Magnified View During Quick Review Last Displayed Image Remembered and Improved Magnified Images More Complete INFO Display B. Improved Image Recording Performance More Burst Frames New Split Recording for RAW+JPEG New Simple Recording Slot Switching Automatic New Folder Creation User-settable File Names Automatic Noise Reduction for Long Exposures C. More Functional Improvements Picture Style New Ec-S Focusing Screen ISO Set Through Finder Reduced Startup Time Enhanced Range of Settings for Continuous Shooting Speed Access to Menu Options During Image Recording New Custom Functions and Personal Functions Low Level Formatting of SD Cards D. Enhanced PictBridge Functions New Contact Printing Two New Layouts With Exif Data Face Brightener New Paper Sizes E. Continuation of Key Elements of EOS-1D Mark II Worlds Fastest Autofocus Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera Superior Sensor DIGIC II Image Processor 1-Series Tradition: A Complete Range of Functions Compatibility Basic Operation Ease Design Reliability and Durability Extensive Software Package IV SPECIFICATIONS V CONCLUSION
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The Canon EOS-1D Mark II N Digital SLR is both the successor to, and a thorough reconsideration of, the EOS-1D Mark II camera. It preserves the speed, responsiveness, image quality and reliability of the EOS-1D Mark II model while incorporating newly refined features that make the camera easier to use and more precise. The N model inherits the mantle of worlds fastest digital SLR, firing at 8.5 fps for up to 48 fullresolution JPEGs in a burst (vs. the same firing rate and a 40 JPEG burst for the 1D Mark II camera). It retains the superb 8.2 megapixel CMOS Sensor of the 1D Mark II camera, with its convenient 1.3x lens conversion factor, and continues to use the DIGIC II Image Processor for outstanding image quality. The EOS-1D Mark II N digital SLR shares with the 1 Series family its all-metal body and chassis and weather-resistant construction, and its shutter is still durability-tested to 200,000 exposures. The new 2.5 inch, wide-angle view LCD/TFT screen brings with it larger, easier-to-see text in 15 languages. Picture Style makes image control easier. ISO speed changes, memory card selection and new folder creation have all been simplified. The optional Ec-S screen makes manual focusing easier. More burst frames are now possible and burst speed settings are more flexible. Info display is more complete. Many menus can now be accessed during image recording. Several improvements to magnified view make focus checking easier. Last displayed image view makes image review easier and less stressful. User-settable file names make it easier to identify and index ones work. Automatic noise reduction eliminates uncertainty from low-light photography. Enhanced printing functions will make keeping track of images easier. The result is a superb professional photographic instrument. The estimated selling price of the new camera, $3,999 , is actually $500 less than the initial price of its predecessor. This aggressive pricing makes the EOS-1D Mark II N camera a terrific deal. Photographers upgrading from older or less robust equipment, or from film, will see that the N model is the clear choice in all-around professional performance. The great success of the cameras predecessors is on display at any sporting event where legions of white L Series lenses mark Canon as the overwhelming preference of
1Ds Mark II
1D Mark II N
Digital Rebel XT
professional sports photographers. The same is true in wedding and fashion photography. Many of these cameras have seen long and hard service and could be replaced if a persuasive opportunity presented itself. Purchasing managers for news organizations and studio operations will certainly find the combination of value and significant evolutionary improvements an excellent argument for cycling through existing 1-Series equipment in service. Further, while the EOS-1D Mark II N camera is easier to use, its complete compatibility with existing Canon lenses, Speedlites and accessories means that its introduction into an equipment pool will not require any sort of re-engineering, avoiding additional expense, complication and nuisance. Working photographers will feel at home immediately with the EOS-1D Mark II N camera. It has the feel and responsiveness they know and rely on combined with a new ease of use they will appreciate and enjoy. Pros of every stripe will recognize it instantly for what it is: the new professional standard.
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II. SUMMARY OF NEW AND IMPROVED FEATURES
Larger, 2.5 inch LCD/TFT screen with wide viewing angle More burst frames: 22 RAW (from 20), big increase in small JPEG burst Improved image processing sequence Startup time 0.2 sec (from 0.3 sec) Estimated selling price of US $3,999 ($500 less than EOS-1D Mark II at introduction) New Picture Style settings, easier than Parameters, 6 pre-set, 3 user-defined Enhanced recording functions to 2 card slots: split recording CF/SD New, simple memory card switching function, CF/SD Low-level, physical formatting of SD cards, faster and more secure Magnified view from any selected AF point on playback Magnified view during Quick Review Improved image quality in Magnified view Last displayed image is remembered More complete info display includes file sizes, monochrome and R/G/B indicators Automatic new folder creation User-settable file names- first 4 characters More settings for Custom Functions and Personal Functions New access to menu options during image processing and recording Contact sheets, Exif printing info, Face Brightener function, new paper sizes with PictBridge New optional Ec-S focusing screen for more accurate manual focusing Automatic noise reduction menu option for long exposures ISO adjustable while looking in the finder Enhanced range of settings for burst frames New IEEE1394 locking cap Canon logo now with sunken lettering and fill-in paint Key features of the EOS-1D Mark II retained Complete EOS system compatibility Magnesium alloy body and stainless steel chassis create a rugged camera with a solid, high quality, professional feel. New software package, included at no extra cost, includes Canons new Digital Photo Professional, ZoomBrowser EX, ImageBrowser and EOS Capture. Accessory Data Verification Kit, DVK-E2, permits verification of original, untampered image data.
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III. DESIGN FEATURES
A. Improved Image Playback Functions
New LCD Screen The EOS-1D Mark II N camera has a new, 2.5 inch LCD/ TFT screen with 230,000 pixels. Its area is more than 50% larger than a 2.0 inch screen. Its backlight, with six LED modules, is brighter. Examining photographed images, checking focus and selecting menu items are now all easier. The improved display enables viewing angles up to a remarkable 170 degrees from any direction.
Magnified View From Any AF Point
Sharing the stage with the new, 2.5 inch LCD wide-angle view display are five significant improvements to image playback. First, one can have magnified view from any selected AF point. Previously, magnified views took the center of the image as the starting point. If the selected AF point was not in the center, one had to scroll around the image, an awkward and time-consuming process. Now, a menu item, [Enlarge from selected AF point],
Enlarge display setting screen
enables the user to magnify the image and check focus in a single operation: the press of one button. Magnification starts at approximately 100% and ranges in 15 steps from 1.5x to 10x, the same as the EOS-1D Mark II camera.
Magnified View During Quick Review
Next, magnified view during Quick Review is enabled. This means that, when an image is displayed on the LCD screen immediately after capture, magnified view in 15 steps is now possible, speeding and simplifying focus checking, as well as reducing the time until the next shot can be taken.
1. Quick Review image appears after the shot is taken.
2. Hold down the <Magnified> button and press the <Magnify> button to magnify the image.
Last Displayed Image Remembered and Improved Magnified Images
Third, increased internal memory capacity has improved image quality in Magnified view. Improved memory function has also made it possible for the EOS-1D Mark II N camera to remember the last displayed image. Previously, when the user resumed image playback after clearing the display by pressing the shutter button or AE lock button, the image shown was the last one shot, a particular inconvenience when checking large numbers of images. Now, when playback is resumed after stopping, the specification has been revised so that the most recently displayed image reappears.
More Complete INFO Display
Last, the information display now shows file sizes and includes notations for monochrome (B/W) and R/G/B when the RGB histogram is enabled. File size has become a critical piece of data with the practical limitations imposed by the widespread adoption of wireless networks (enabled by transmitters such as the Canon WFT-E1A) for image transfer. The indications of monochrome and RGB are an aid to photographers who are fully or partially color blind. Additionally, it is now easier to distinguish between actual monochrome images and those with a limited palette that appear to be monochrome.
B. Improved Image Recording Performance
More Burst Frames An improved image processing sequence and an improved memory management method have made more burst frames possible. The RAW burst is now 22 frames; RAW+JPEG is approximately 19 frames (JPEG quality: 8, Picture Style: Standard, ISO 100); JPEG large is 48 or better; JPEG Medium 1 is 59 or better; JPEG Medium 2 is 77 or better, and JPEG Small has increased substantially to 135 or better. Professional users in particular will appreciate the extra margin of comfort that greater burst performance provides.
New Split Recording for RAW+JPEG
As with the EOS-1D Mark II model, the EOS-1D Mark II N digital SLR allows the user to save the same image simultaneously in both memory cards, slot 1 and slot 2, a highly effective backup mechanism. Also, one can record to slot 1 until it is full, going on to slot 2 as a reserve. Now, with the EOS-1D Mark II N camera in RAW+JPEG mode, it is also possible to save the RAW and JPEG images separately in each memory card. The RAW images can be saved in slot 1 and the JPEGs, in any of ten quality levels, in slot 2, or vice versa. Because CF cards tend to be larger, currently, than SD cards, the RAW files will be likelier to go on the CF card in slot 1, but this is not a requirement. The new option allows images to be recorded separately according to usage, finally realizing a great potential benefit of the dual slot configuration.
STEP 1 STEP 2
RAW+JPEG (L/M1/M2/S) selected
Screen for RAW+JPEG images separate recording onto two cards
New Simple Recording Slot Switching
Canon has made a substantial improvement in the way switching between the two card slots is accomplished. On the EOS-1D Mark II, one had to press the Display button and turn the Quick Control Dial to select the folder mode before the card slot selection screen appeared. Holding down the Select memory card button and turning the Quick Control Dial selected the memory card, a less-than-intuitive procedure. The memory card selection button of the EOS-1D Mark II N camera accesses the selection screen directly, a simple and stress-free process.
Automatic New Folder Creation
On the EOS-1D Mark II N digital SLR, when image file number 9999 is reached, a new folder is started automatically and the file number starts from 0001. On current 1D models, a dialog box appears at file number 9999 asking the user whether to create a new folder or not, interrupting shooting and causing a distraction. Also currently, if there is a DCIM folder on the memory card being used, the last file number stored in that folder is rejected. The user must then perform a forced reset in advance to reset the file number to 0001. Now, the user can concentrate on shooting without having to worry about folders or file numbers.
User-settable File Names
The user can now decide the file names first four alphanumeric characters followed by the cameras fixed characters. File names are entered on the cameras rear LCD screen using the Quick Control Dial and the Select button. This procedure replaces the current system of unchangeable file names consisting of four random, camera-specific, alpha- numeric characters set at shipment from the factory plus a file number. Now, users can clearly identify themselves as the sender when images are transferred during or immediately after an event. The new system also improves the ease of searching for file names.
Automatic Noise Reduction for Long Exposures
On the menus Noise reduction screen, a new option called Auto has been added. When Auto is enabled, the camera automatically detects the noise level for exposures one second or longer. If analysis indicates that noise reduction would be effective for that shot, it is applied. At present, it is difficult to judge whether or not an image is affected by noise. Users must compare two images, one with noise reduction enabled and one without it, and make a judgment based on their appearance on the LCD screen, a distinctly iffy proposition.
C. More Functional Improvements
Color tone Color Saturation Contrast Sharpness
The EOS-1D Mark II N digital SLR uses Canons new Picture Style function for easy control of image characteristics, similar to the way one chose a film to match ones visual intent in the past. Picture Style represents a reorganization of the processing parameters used in previous EOS DSLRs. The six Picture Styles provided are: Standard (standard snapshot characteristics, same as Digital Rebel series Parameter 1), Portrait (softer and more natural skin tones), Landscape (vivid blues and greens, enhanced
Picture Style screen
sharpness), Neutral (natural color reproduction with settings that stress image elements, intended for post-processing, same parameters as the EOS-1D series), Faithful (color reproduction that colorimetrically matches the original as closely as possible, also intended for post-processing) and Monochrome (same as on the EOS 20D camera, and the first time this feature has appeared on an EOS-1 class digital SLR). The first five have adjustable preset settings for Sharpness, Contrast, Color tone and Saturation. Monochrome has adjustable preset settings for Sharpness, Contrast, Filter effect and Toning effect. In addition, there are three user-defined Picture Styles, providing extensive custom control.
New Ec-S Focusing Screen
For the many professional photographers who prefer to focus manually in certain situations, Canon has devised an optional new focusing screen that uses the precision matte technology first seen on the EOS 20D camera. Optimized for lenses with maximum apertures of f/2.8 and brighter, the Ec-S has a steeper parabola of focus than the standard screen, the New Laser Matte Magnified photo of screen Ec-CIII. The Ec-Ss newly shaped microlens causes the defocus bokeh characteristic near the point of focus to be more pronounced. The point of sharpest focus has more snap, making it easier and faster to find. Note that the Ec-S screen is not recommended for use with lenses slower than f/2.8. Also, because the Ec-S screen requires a new setting for C.Fn-00, it is not currently
compatible with existing cameras. Canon is reviewing the possibility of providing a firmware update for earlier EOS-1 class DSLRs.
ISO Set Through Finder
ISO speed and ISO bracketing can now be set while looking through the viewfinder rather than taking ones eye away from the finder to look at the top LCD panel. The risk of missing a photo opportunity is reduced.
Reduced Startup Time
The improved system processing sequence and revised operations for camera startup have lowered startup time to an almost imperceptible 0.2 sec.
Enhanced Range of Settings for Continuous Shooting Speed
The EOS-1D Mark II N camera offers a choice of high-speed continuous shooting (H) ranging from 2 to 8.5 fps, and low speed continuous shooting (L) with settings from 1 to 7 fps. Access to these controls is through the new P.Fn 19, [Set continuous shooting speed]. There was no overlap in the EOS-1D Mark IIs settings; (H) was 4 to 8.5 fps and (L) was 1 to 3 fps. Professional photographers will appreciate both the new level of control and the greater range of (L) settings.
Access to Menu Options During Image Recording
The EOS-1D Mark II N camera offers the highly useful feature of permitting access to certain menu options while the camera is processing images and recording them on a memory card. During shooting, changes in [JPEG quality], [Color space], [Picture Style], [Photographed image review] and ISO expansion can be made, effective with the next shot. During playback, changes to [Highlight alert], [Display AF points], [Histogram display] and [Enlarged display set] will all be effective with the next image displayed. In addition, changes to these settings are applied immediately after being entered: [Auto Power Off] and [Auto rotate] from Setup menu 1, as well as [Language] and [Video system] from Setup menu 2.
New Custom Functions and Personal Function
C.Fn-13 adds [9/Center AF] point to [Number AF points/Spot metering]. This allows spot metering to remain at the center of the image, regardless of the focusing point selected from the nine available choices. C.Fn-00, setting 2 [Ec-S] is added to [Focusing screen] to support the new focusing screen. The new P.Fn-19 is very welcome because it now permits the selection of [High-speed continuous shooting]: 2-8 or [Low-speed continuous shooting]: 1-7. Finally, with P.Fn-25, [Picture Style] and [Color space] have been added to [Default settings when cleared].
Low Level Formatting of SD Cards
Low level formatting, or physical formatting, rewrites all of the recording medias sector information. Existing data is completely erased. In contrast, high level formatting, or logical formatting, is like erasing only the table of contents of a book. It may be possible in this case to recover data with third party software, an advantage or a disadvantage, depending upon circumstances. The EOS-1D Mark II N
Low-level formatting screen
camera has the Low Level Format feature already incorporated into Canon PowerShot cameras. When the SD card (Card 2) is selected on the card format screen, a checkbox to enable Low Level Format will appear. (Low Level Formatting is not possible with CF cards, so the checkbox does not appear in this case.) When it is selected, writing to the SD card will be faster and more secure, and permanent deletion of data will be executed.
D. Enhanced PictBridge Functions
New Contact Printing In 2004, primarily as a result of the introduction of the PIXMA brand (PIXUS brand in Japan) in the latter half of the year, unit sales expanded nearly 20% from the previous year. As a result, Canon showed excellent performance for the year, returning to the No. 1 position in the Japanese market for the first time in eight years. Canon has applied advances in its semiconductor production technologies to the nozzle manufacturing process, resulting in substantial improvements in printer performance. Software andhardware innovations are combining to make Canon printers work better than ever. For example, the compatibility of Canon PIXMA photo printers and Canon cameras has been extended so that, beginning with PictBridge compliant models introduced in the fall of 2005, useful new functions will be available. First, theres Contact Printing, featuring easy-to-see thumbnail images, with a simulated 35mm filmstrip background. Each frame measures 36mm x 24mm, exactly the size of contact prints made from 35mm film, in a five-rows-of-seven 35-image layout.
III. NEW AND IMPROVED DESIGN FEATURES
sensitivity to light, higher effective ISOs, better shadow and highlight detail, higher signal output and exceptionally low noise compared to earlier EOS Digital SLRs.
DIGIC II Image Processor
The DIGIC II provides the EOS-1D Mark II N camera with an ultra-fast processing system, in part because of its use of DDR-SDRAM (Double Data Rate Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory) and eight- channel simultaneous reading from the sensor. The DIGIC II retains its acclaimed on-chip noise reduction circuit that produces low levels of noise, even at high ISOs, and provides high-precision computing for natural color reproduction, superb color accuracy, wide tonal range, reduced false 8-channel signal reading colors and low power consumption. The DIGIC II combines the functions of the original DIGIC, the camera control module and the image processing module, all on one unit, reducing size, cost and complexity, and increasing performance and reliability.
1-Series Tradition: A Complete Range of Functions
The EOS-1D Mark II N digital SLR shares its heritage with the EOS-1, -1N and 1v film SLRs and the -1D, -1Ds, -1D Mark II and 1Ds Mark II digital SLRs, a noble family of rugged and top-performing professional cameras. Necessarily, it has shutter speeds from 1/8000 to 30 seconds plus Bulb, a maximum X-sync of 1/250 second, ISO speeds from 100 to 1600 in 1/3-step increments (with expansion to ISO 50 or 3200 using menu screens), 100% viewfinder coverage, short startup time (0.2 sec), a shutter release lag time of 55 ms (or 40 ms at full aperture with P.Fn-26 set), active mirror control for a finder blackout time of approximately 87 ms, four JPEG resolution settings, ten JPEG compression settings, RAW and RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording, precise auto white balance, WB correction and WB bracketing, 45-point area AF with metering sensors in 21 zones, high-speed AF and high-speed subject tracking, the E-TTL II advanced flash exposure system, and IEEE1394 (FireWireTM) for faster image transfers to a personal computer.
In addition to accepting the entire array of Canon EF (but not EF-S) lenses and EX-Series Speedlites, the EOS-1D Mark II N digital SLR is completely compatible with all system accessories for the EOS-1D and EOS-1D Mark II cameras (including the DVK-E2 Data Verification Kit, but not the DVK-E1 or the IFC-200D6/450D6 Interface Cables), wireless/ wired LAN image transfers (with WFT-E1/E1A), IPTC (International Press Telecommunication
Council) information tags for JPEG images, Exif 2.21 (especially for color space and printing applications), and formatting capabilities for memory cards up to 2 GB and larger.
Basic Operation Ease
Like all 1-Series cameras, the EOS-1D Mark II N digital SLR is as comfortable to hold vertically as it is horizontally. It retains the graphical user interface for accessing many functions, always with a priority on shooting. Most of the improvements from the Mark II model to Mark II N model make the new camera even easier to use.
As on the EOS-1D Mark II and the EOS-1Ds Mark II cameras, the Canon logo on the EOS-1D Mark II N camera uses sculpted and color-filled lettering for a look of quality and sophistication. The new screen on the back seems enormous and is unmistakable. On the whole, the 1D Mark II N camera looks like just what it is, a rugged and elegant professional instrument.
Reliability and Durability
In keeping with 1-Series practice, the EOS-1D Mark II N camera uses magnesium alloy with a tough, scratch-resistant coating for the top, front, bottom, sides and rear covers, the memory card slot cover and the chassis. The mirror box is a machined aluminum casting. The shutter is tested for 200,000 cycles, the highest reliability rating for an SLR with a focal plane shutter. Extensive use of gaskets and seals gives the camera thorough dust and water resistance. Noise-resistant electromagnetic shielding and careful
distribution of electronics keeps images noise-free. A new cable protector is bundled with the camera; it prevents movement of the IEEE1394 cable in its socket and the damage that could cause.
Extensive Software Package
The EOS-1D Mark II N camera will be packaged with the EOS Digital Solution Disk, Ver. 11, which includes ZoomBrowser EX 5.5, ImageBrowser 5.5, EOS Capture 1.5 (Windows/ Macintosh), PhotoStitch 3.1 (Windows/Macintosh), and a set of PTP, WIA and TWAIN Drivers (Windows). At no extra cost, the camera will also come with Digital Photo Professional, Ver. 2.0, an immensely useful tool for professional digital workflow.
Type: Digital AF/AE SLR Recording Medium: Type I or II CF card, SD memory card Image Size: 28.7 x 19.1mm Compatible Lenses: Canon EF lenses (except EF-S lens) (35mm-equivalent focal length is equal to approx. 1.3 times the marked focal length. ) Lens mount: Canon EF mount
Type: High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor Effective Pixels: Approx. 8.20 megapixels Total Pixels: Approx. 8.50 megapixels Aspect Ratio: 3:2 (Vertical:Horizontal) Color Filter System: RGB primary color filter Low-pass Filter: Located in front of the image sensor, non-removable
Recording Formats: DCF 2.0 (Exif 2.21): JPEG and RAW Image Formats: JPEG, RAW (12bit) RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording: Provided File size: (1) L (Large): Approx. 3.2MB (3,504 x 2,336 pixels) (2) M1 (Medium1): Approx. 2.6MB (3,104 x 2,072 pixels) (3) M2 (Medium2): Approx. 1.9MB (2,544 x 1,696 pixels) (4) S (Small): Approx. 1.1MB (1,728 x 1,152 pixels) (5) RAW: Approx. 7.9MB (3,504 x 2,336 pixels)* JPEG quality: 8* Exact file sizes depend on the JPEG quality, subject, ISO speed, etc. Folder setting: Folder creation/selection enabled File numbering: (1) Consecutive numbering (2) Auto reset (3) Manual reset Processing parameters/ Color matrix: Incorporated in Picture Style (6 standard + 2 custom) Backup image recording: Enabled (Same image recordable on CF card and SD memory card can simultaneously record JPEG & RAW split between two cards. Interfaces: IEEE1394 for personal computers, USB for direct printing, Video output (NTSC/PAL), N3 remote control socket and PC terminal for non-dedicated flash units
Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light, Flash, Color temperature setting, Custom, PC-1 to PC-3 (Total 10 settings) Auto white balance: Auto white balance with the image sensor Color temperature compensation: White balance bracketing: 3 steps in full-step increments; White balance correction: 9 steps in full-step increments
* Blue/amber bias or magenta/green bias possible
Type: Eye-level pentaprism Coverage: Approx. 100 percent vertically and horizontally with respect to the effective pixels Magnification: 0.72x (-1 diopter with 50mm lens at infinity) Eyepoint: 20mm Built-in dioptric adjustment: -3.0 +1.0 diopter Focusing screen: Interchangeable (11 types), Standard focusing screen: Ec-CIII Mirror: Quick-return half mirror (Transmission:reflection ratio of 37:63, no mirror cut-off with EF 1200mm f/5.6 or shorter lens) Viewfinder information: AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light), exposure information (shutter speed, aperture, manual exposure, spot metering circle, ISO speed, exposure level), flash information (flash ready, FP flash, FE lock, flash exposure level), white balance compensation, JPEG recording, number of remaining shots, memory card information Depth-of-field preview: Enabled with depth-of-field preview button Eyepiece shutter: Built-in
Type: TTL-AREA-SIR with a CMOS sensor AF points: 45 AF points (Area AF) AF working range: EV 0-18 (at ISO 100 at 68F/20C) Focusing modes: One-Shot AF (ONE SHOT), AI Servo AF (AI SERVO), Manual focusing (MF) AF point selection: Automatic selection, manual selection, home position (switch to registered AF point) Selected AF point display: Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD panel AF-assist beam: Emitted by the dedicated Speedlite
Metering modes: 21-zone TTL full aperture metering (1) Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point) (2) Partial metering (approx. 13.5% of screen) (3) Spot metering Center spot metering (approx. 3.8% of screen) AF point-linked spot metering Multi-spot metering (Max. 8 spot metering entries) (4) Center-weighted average metering Metering range: EV 0-20 (at 68F/20C with 50mm f/1.4 lens, ISO 100) Exposure control systems: Program AE (shiftable), shutter-priority AE, aperture priority AE, E-TTL II autoflash, manual, flash metered manual, bulb ISO speed range : Equivalent to ISO 100-1600. Can be expanded to ISO 50 and 3200 with menu. Exposure compensation: AEB: 3 stops in 1/3-stop increments. Bracketing methods: 1. Shutter speed and aperture 2. ISO speed; Manual: 3 stops in 1/3-stop or 1/2-stop increments AE lock: Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved. Manual: By AE lock button in all metering modes.
Type: Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter Shutter speeds: 1/8000 to 30 sec. (1/3-stop increments), bulb, X-sync at 1/250 sec. Shutter release: Soft-touch electromagnetic release Self-timer: 10-sec. or 2-sec. delay Remote control: Remote control with N3 type terminal Self-Timer: 10-sec. delay Remote Control: Remote Control with Remote Switch RS-80N3, Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3 or Wireless Controller LC-4
E-TTL II autoflash with EX-series Speedlite
Drive modes: Single, low-speed continuous, high-speed continuous, self-timer Continuous shooting speed: Low-speed continuous: Approx. 3 shots/sec.; High-speed continuous: Approx. 8.5 shots/sec. Max. burst: JPEG: Approx. 48 frames (Large, JPEG 8) RAW: Approx. 22 frames; RAW+JPEG: Approx. 19 frames
Type: TFT color liquid-crystal monitor Monitor size: 2.5 in. Pixels: Approx. 230,000 Coverage: 100% with respect to the effective pixels Brightness adjustment: Five levels provided Interface languages: 15
Image display format: Single image, single image (INFO.), 4-image index, 9-image index, magnified zoom (approx. 1.5x - 10x), rotated image Highlight alert: In the single image and single image (INFO.) formats, any overexposed highlight areas will blink in the image display.
Image Protection and Erase
Protection: Erase protection of one image, all images in a folder, or all images in the memory card can be applied or canceled at one time. Erase: One image, all images in a folder, or all images in the memory card can be erased (except protected images) at one time.
Recording method: The voice annotation recorded with the built-in microphone is attached to the image. File format: WAV Recording time: Max. 30 sec. per recording
Compatible printers: CP Direct, Direct Photo, and PictBridge-compatible printers Printable images: JPEG images (Print ordering enabled with DPOF version 1.1)
Custom Functions: 21 Custom Functions with 67 settings Picture Style: 5 adjustable preset modes, 3 custom modes plus monochrome Personal Functions: 27 Camera settings saving/reading: Possible
Battery: One NiMH Pack NP-E3 * AC power can be supplied via the AC adapter and DC coupler. Shooting Capacity: At 68F/20C: Approx. 1200 At 32F/0C: Approx. 800 * The above figures apply when a fully-charged Ni-MH Pack NP-E3 is used. Battery check: Automatic Power saving: Provided. Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, or 30 min. Back-up battery: One CR2025 lithium battery
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions: 6.1 x 6.2 x 3.1 in./156 (W) x 157.6 (H) x 79.9 (D) mm Weight: 43.2 oz./ 1,225g (Body only)
Working temperature range: 32F - 113F/ 0C- 45C Working humidity: 85% or less
All the specifications above are based on Canons testing and measuring standards. Shooting capacity specifications comply with CIPA standards. The cameras specifications and physical appearance are subject to change without notice.
Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and / or other countries, Macintosh is a registered trademark or trademark of Apple Computer Inc. in the United States and / or other countries. CompactFlash is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation. Microdrive is a trademark of IBM Corporation. Adobe Photoshop is a registered trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated and its subsidiaries in each country. The other product and brand names appearing in this brochure are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. TFT monitor images shown in this brochure are simulated.
The day after the specifications of a new camera are set for production, an idea for some worthwhile change inevitably presents itself. This is because, first of all, development continues on the product itself. Second, once the camera has been sold in any numbers, there is feedback from users that is worthy of consideration. Then, development continues on the entire line of, in this case, DSLRs, and components developed for one application might be just the ticket for another one as well. If, for example, the cost of developing a new screen could be shared among several cameras, each benefits on both sides of the price/performance equation. So, while the EOS-1D Mark II N digital SLR retains the benchmark features that made the EOS-1D Mark II camera such an overwhelming success, there is a great deal about it which is new and significant. User requests are largely responsible for the separate RAW and JPEG recording, low-level formatting of SD cards, automatic folder creation, user-settable file names, easy switching of recording card slot, ISO setting in the viewfinder display, inclusion of file size in the INFO display, menu operation during image processing and writing, as well as improved settings for both Custom Functions and Personal Functions. The new Ec-S focusing screen was developed to help the many sports and portrait photographers who focus manually. Advances in computing system logic enable faster startup time, greater burst performance, enhanced magnified view options and the new automatic noise reduction option. Two examples of shared technology are the new, large display and the Picture Style approach to controlling image characteristics. As a result of these changes, the EOS-1D Mark II N digital SLR is a camera that will be a source of pleasure to owners and users alike, whether or not they are one and the same. Those who pay for the 1D Mark II N camera will appreciate its rugged durability, long product life, system compatibility and under $4,000 price range. Professional users will value its great speed and responsiveness, its superb image quality, its rugged durability and system compatibility, coupled with its new ease of operation. For those who pay their own hard-earned money for their equipment and who, then, must make a living with what theyve bought, the EOS-1D Mark II N camera makes a perfect argument for itself. It is, clearly, the new professional standard.
Actual prices are set by dealers and may vary.
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|Product Type||Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode, movie recording|
|Body Material||Magnesium alloy|
|Optical Sensor Type||CMOS|
|Total Pixels||17,000,000 pixels|
|Effective Sensor Resolution||16,100,000 pixels|
|Optical Sensor Size||18.6 x 27.9mm|
|Field of View Crop Factor||1.3|
|Sensor Dust Reduction||Yes|
|Sensor Features||EOS Integrated Cleaning System, Anti-Dust coating|
|Light Sensitivity||ISO 50, ISO 102400, ISO auto (100-12800), ISO 51200, ISO 25600, ISO 100-12800|
|Image Processor||Dual DIGIC 4|
|Special Effects||Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, Landscape, Portrait|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/8000 sec|
|Min Shutter Speed||30 sec|
|X-sync Speed||1/300 sec|
|Exposure Metering||Evaluative, multi-spot, spot AF area, partial (13.5%), spot (3.8%)|
|Exposure Modes||Program, bulb, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority, E-TTL II program flash|
|Exposure Range||EV 0-20 ( ISO 100 )|
|Exposure Compensation||±3 EV range, in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps|
|Auto Exposure Bracketing||7 steps in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps|
|Exposure Metering Zones||63|
|White Balance||Custom, automatic, presets|
|White Balance Presets||Fluorescent, cloudy, tungsten light, flash, daylight, shade|
|White Balance Bracketing||Yes|
|Digital Video Format||H.264|
|Still Image Format||JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||10 frames per second|
|Video Capture||H.264 - 1920 x 1080 H.264 - 1280 x 720 H.264 - 640 x 480|
|Memory / Storage|
|Supported Flash Memory||CompactFlash, SD Memory Card, Microdrive, SDHC Memory Card|
|Image Storage||JPEG 4896 x 3264 JPEG 4320 x 2880 JPEG 3552 x 2368 JPEG 2448 x 1632|
|Auto Focus||TTL phase detection|
|Auto Focus Points (Zones)||45|
|Lens System Mounting||Canon EF|
|Self Timer Delay||10 sec, 2 sec|
|Flash Terminal||Hot shoe, PC terminal|
|Additional Features||Audio recording, direct print, USB 2.0 compatibility, RGB primary color filter, auto power save, digital noise reduction, DPOF support, display brightness control, depth-of-field preview button, digital image rotation, camera orientation detection, water resistant, dust resistant, PictBridge support, histogram display, AE lock, AF lock, FE lock, highlight tone priority, built-in eyepiece shutter, LCD live view mode, highlight point display, 1080p Full HD movie recording, Dust Delete Data system, Live Face detection AF mode, face detection, Auto Lighting Optimizer, Exif Print support, peripheral illumination correction|
|Viewfinder Type||Optical - fixed eye-level pentaprism|
|Dioptric Correction Range||-3 to +1|
|Viewfinder Frames||Autofocus frame|
|LCD Display Information||Shutter speed, exposure compensation, AE lock, AF-in-focus, flash charge completion, aperture, white balance, metering system, battery status, frames-remaining counter, flash compensation on/off, highlight tone priority, ISO sensitivity, memory card status, FE lock|
|Type||LCD display - TFT active matrix - 3" - color|
|Display Form Factor||Built-in|
|Display Format||920,000 pixels|
|Type||Microphone - built-in|
|Microphone Technology||Electret condenser|
|Microphone Operation Mode||Mono|
|Connector Type||1 x USB 1 x composite video output 1 x remote control 1 x HDMI output 1 x microphone|
|Expansion Slot(s)||1 x CompactFlash Card - type I/II 1 x SD Memory Card|
|Software||Drivers & Utilities, Canon ZoomBrowser EX, Canon ImageBrowser, Canon Digital Photo Professional|
|System Requirements for PC Connection|
|Operating System Support||Apple Mac OS X 10.4 - 10.5, MS Windows XP SP2 or later, MS Windows Vista|
|Peripheral Devices||USB port, CD-ROM drive|
|Compatible with Windows 7||"Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.|
|Included Accessories||Body cap, neck strap, eyecup|
|Power Device||Power adapter + battery charger - external|
|Supported Battery||Canon LP-E4|
|Supported Battery Details||1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 2300 mAh ( included )|
|Min Operating Temperature||32 °F|
|Max Operating Temperature||113 °F|
|Universal Product Identifiers|
|Part Numbers||3822B002, 3822B002AA|
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