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Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II

alaTest has collected and analyzed 173 reviews of Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability and size. The usability and image quality also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the memory and zoom. Views about the exposure and focus are different.

performance, image quality, usability, size, durability

portability, price, zoom, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Canon EOS-1Ds 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.

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

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 user reviews of Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size and color. The design and image quality also get good comments. Some have doubts about the focus and usability.

performance, image quality, design, color, size

price, portability, usability, focus

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

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Gordon Laing (techadvisor.co.uk)

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II

 

Canon's 1Ds Mark II is the company's new flagship D-SLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera. Replacing the 11Mp 1Ds, the Mark II boasts an industry-leading 16.7Mp resolution, incredibly tough body and a price tag just shy of six grand. So it's firmly...

Canon's EOS-1Ds Mark II trumps all rivals with its 16.7Mp resolution, out-resolving 35mm film. Its sensor is also full frame, so lenses perform as they would on a 35mm body. Such technology doesn't come cheap, but the 1Ds Mark II is the pinnacle of...

Jul, 2005

TIPA Award!

Expert review by : TIPA (tipa.com)

Best D-SLR Professional: Canon EOS-1 DS Mark II

 

The real sensation of the year, this EOS 1Ds Mark II has pushed digital photography to a new level, by creating image files up to 16.

Apr, 2005

Best Buy!

Expert review by : Joanne Carter (digitalartsonline.co.uk)

EOS-1Ds Mark II

 

The update to Canon's EOS-1Ds hardly comes as a surprise. It's the studio-&-location version of the sports- and press-oriented EOS-1D, which was updated last year. However, the timing of the EOS-1Ds Mark II's release is surprising - Canon announced it...

Full frame CMOS panel allows unrestricted use of Canon's wide-angle EF lenses. The 16.7mp resolution permits a double-page spread at 300dpi with minimal interpolation.

Menu system is poor. Frame-lines for only three focal lengths.

Other changes and improvements include a more detailed screen, and the addition of an SD card slot next to the standard CF Type II bay, which can be used individually or to write files simultaneously, as back-up. Faster processing is claimed, and it's...

Mar, 2005

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Declan McCullagh (cnet.com)

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II review

 

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II

Tremendous resolution; professional body; many improvements over original EOS 1Ds; superior handling; optional wireless photo transfer.

Expensive; large and heavy; requires high-capacity memory cards.

Canon's EOS 1Ds Mark II offers a wealth of features and the highest resolution of any small-format digital SLR, with a price to match.

Oct, 2005

Expert review by : Phil Askey (dpreview.com)

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II Review

 

The EOS-1Ds Mark II is the sixteen (point seven) megapixel successor to the EOS-1Ds which was announced almost exactly two years earlier. Carrying on from the EOS-1Ds the Mark II has a full size 35 mm (36 x 24 mm) sensor which means it introduces no...

Superb resolution and detail, the highest resolution digital SLR to date Full frame 35 mm size sensor delivers film-like shooting experience, real wide angle Huge, bright viewfinder view really fills your vision Very low noise at higher sensitivities,...

Edge softness / chromatic aberrations with wide angle lenses, needs good glass Control system can be a little confusing at first, menu operation different to other D-SLR's Default sharpness setting is zero which can lead to an initial impression of...

Back in September 2002 at the Photokina tradeshow Canon revealed the EOS-1Ds, their first full frame (35 mm sensor) double-digit megapixel digital SLR (arguably they weren't quite the first as Kodak announced the DCS 14n just the day before, Contax has...

Oct, 2005

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

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II SLR

 

Continue on to Specifications Return To Our Reviews Menu Jump to Page: EOS 1Ds Mark II SLR Specifications (EOS-1Ds vs Mark II) Physical Views Features, Accessories & Camera Kit Playback Features Camera Settings & Menus Digital & Camera Controls Canon...

Jan, 2005

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

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II

 

Sixteen point six megapixels of effective resolution is really nice. Of course, the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II costs about the same per megapixel as the Canon EOS 1D Mark II - 2x as much money

If you are not sure which Mark II is for you, the white paper link in the "More Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II Reviews" section below has some great information in it (dial-up users be warned - it is a large file).

Expert review by (electronicsme.com)

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II

 

Overall, though this camera is an expensive splurge, it is an investment as well. The photos you take with the Mark II will display an incredibly high quality and resolution. Loaded with the latest features and SLR technologies, this camera will fill...

Expensive but definitely worth the investmentShutter durability of up to 200,000 cycles and integrated16.7 megapixel sensors that allow full 35mm range captured with smaller lensesMax resolution of 4992 x 3328 pixels and speeds from 1/8000 to 30...

If you are a professional looking for the latest in digital photography...

May, 2009

Expert review by : Declan McCullagh (cnet.com.au)

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II

 

Canon's EOS 1Ds Mark II offers a wealth of features and the highest resolution of any small-format digital SLR, with a price to match.

Tremendous resolution ; Professional body ; Many improvements over original EOS 1Ds ; Superior handling ; Optional wireless photo transfer

Expensive ; Large and heavy ; Requires high-capacity memory cards

The downside of the 1Ds Mark II's image quality is that your lenses must be up to the task. There's little point in spending so much for a camera and shackling it with inferior glass. I found that my 2X teleconverter wasn't up to the demands of the...

Oct, 2005

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

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

 

Canon has held a commanding position at the high end of the professional SLR market, ever since they introduced the original EOS-1D in late 2001. The full-frame 11-megapixel EOS-1Ds was likewise a breakthrough product when announced in 2002. In late...

Sep, 2005

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