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Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II

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Expert Review

DP Review
6 January 2008
  • Conclusion: 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 the N Digital which never really made it to market). Two years later and the new EOS-1Ds Mark II raises the megapixel count by 5.6 million pixels, which equates to a 23% increase in horizontal and vertical pixel count.
  • Pros: 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, maintains detail even when noise visible, Impressive four frames per second continuous shooting (considering file sizes), Very well implemented buffering system backed up by fast media throughput, Superbly well built,...
  • Cons: 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 softness, No anti-reflective coating on LCD monitor, Awkward to switch media slot, No option to write different image formats to different media (eg. RAW->CF, JPEG->SD), NiMH battery adds to camera's weight, still no use ...
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Expert Review

19 October 2006
  • Excerpt: How many pixels are enough? That's the question that's most often asked by photographers contemplating the purchase of a digital camera. And can you ever have too many?
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Canon EOS 1DS Mark II Experience Report

Outback Photo
3 November 2005
  • Excerpt: "I have been purchasing the E-Booklets for some time and have never been disappointed. The latest one continues to add new and helpful information. I will continue to upgrade, if not just to show my support for Uwe's fantastic site. We are all lucky to have a resource like this available to us.
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Overall 8

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II

PC Advisor
13 May 2007
  • Summary: 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 targeted at professionals.
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Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II - skutečně profesionální 16 MPix DSLR

3 February 2013
  • Excerpt: 21. září 2004 se na chvíli zastavil fotografický svět! Canon totiž uveřejnil své první oficiální zprávy o nové profesionální 16 MPix digitální zrcadlovce Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II. Jedná se o nástupce předchozího 11 MPix modelu Canon EOS-1Ds. Čím EOS-1Ds Mark II překvapil?
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Test profesionální digitální zrcadlovky Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II

14 November 2007
  • Summary: FotoAparát.cz měl jako první médium v České republice možnost prakticky si vyzkoušet novou vlajkovou loď firmy Canon na poli digitální techniky. Tou je nová profesionální digitální zrcadlovka Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II s čipem velikosti kinofilmového políčka a rekordním rozlišením 16,7 megapixelu.
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Expert Review

7 October 2007
  • Excerpt: Una reflex senza paragoni, ecco com'è la Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II . Anzi, forse un paragone lo si potrebbe fare ma soltanto con la Canon EOS 1D Mark II N , altrettanto professionale e professionalizzante. Fornita di un sensore CMOS a pieno formato da 16.7 Megapixel, la reflex in questione è in grado di realizzare TIFF di 50MB, e lo stesso sensore, combinato con il processore DIGIC II Ce con il sistema buffer, vi permetterà di registrare 32 immagini in JPEG alla velocità di...
  • Pros: Corpo in lega magnesio, Digital Photo Professional, Altissima sensibilità ISO
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Overall 10

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II

Absolut Photo
10 May 2007
  • Excerpt: Canon a fait très fort en sortant son nouveau reflex numérique, l'EOS 1Ds Mark II, dédié aux photographes professionnels. Ce reflex est le plus performant dans le domaine de l'extrême haute résolution puisque Canon y a intégré un capteur de 16 Mégapixels (résolution possible : 3328x4992) ! Rappelons que la série 1Ds emploie un capteur Cmos au format 24x36 ce qui explique la qualité d'image excellente et très peu bruitée.
  • Pros: Une qualité d'image à couper le souffle !, Le viseur, Finition du boitier
  • Cons: Menus pas très intuitifs, L'écran LCD trop petit, Le logiciel de conversion des images RAW
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