The Canon EOS-1D brings together the best of both digital and analog worlds of photography. It features one of the largest imaging sensors in a digital SLR, offering 4.15 effective megapixels for stunning, detailed imagery. Significant advances in large-volume data processing technology, a completely new imaging engine, and advancements in mirror-speed technology learned during development of the 35mm EOS-1V all contribute to the EOS-1D's speed and responsiveness.
Optics and Resolution
The EOS-1D's newly developed 4.48-million pixel CCD sensor (4.15-million effective pixels) is a full 28.7mm by 19.1mm in size--with square pixels a full 11.5 microsn by 11.5 microns. Another benefit of the large 4.15-megapixel CCD is that the lens focal length factor is only 1.3x. This means your wide-angle lenses will behave similarly to how they do on a 35mm SLR film camera, a huge benefit to photojournalists, commercial photographers, and many other professional shooters.
The CCD imaging sensor electronically times shutter speeds, and makes possible speeds as fast as 1/16,000 of a second. The EOS-1Ds shutter-release time lag of 55 milliseconds is faster than any contemporary digital SLR. With Canon's Active Mirror Control method, blackout time between exposures is a barely perceptible 45 milliseconds, and thanks to a generous buffer memory, the EOS-1D can fire up to 21 consecutive frames (at up to 8 fps) in its full-resolution mode,
The EOS-1D can record both a RAW image, for optimum image quality and archiving purposes, and a separate full-resolution JPEG file which provides quick access and small files sizes simultaneously.
Professional photographers need tools they can depend on in any conditions. The EOS-1Ds body is built of cast magnesium alloy, combining strength, rigidity, and effective magnetic shielding of the electronic components.
The EOS-1D is the most extensively protected camera in its class. Seventy-two points on the camera body are specifically gasketed and sealed to protect it even in the harshest conditions, and the NP-E3 battery pack is gasketed as well to protect the battery compartment.
Storage and Transfer
Images are stored on standard Type I or II CompactFlash cards, and it is compatible with Microdrives for storage of up to 1 gigabyte (GB). Transfer images to your Mac or Windows PC via high-speed FireWire (IEEE 1394) connection--up to 400 mbps.
- 100 percent viewfinder coverage meeting professional needs with adjustable diopter and eyepiece shutter
- 45-point Area AF for compositional freedom, and 21-zone metering
- 10 white balance modes and WB bracketing functions, including setting Kelvin values
- ISO-speed settings from 200 to 1,600 in 1/3-steps, and Canon's exclusive ISO-speed bracketing
- Voice narration recording with built-in microphone--maximum of 30 seconds
- 21 custom functions and 25 personal functions, which can be stored into function groups
Power, Size, and Contents
The camera is powered by a rechargeable NiMH battery pack (included). It measures 6.1 by 6.2 by 3.1 inches and weighs 2.8 pounds. This package includes the EOS-1D digital camera body (no lens), battery pack and battery charger, DC coupler kit, IEEE 1394 (FireWire) cable, neck strap, hand strap, and EOS Digital Solutions software, Adobe Photoshop 5.0 LE Disk, and USB drivers for Windows and Mac.