Excerpt: A lot of people are coming to the party late; just getting into high-end digital SLRs for the first time during the past year or two. But, if you've been an observer or participant since the early 90's you'll recognize that $8,000 for the latest state-of-the-art digital SLR is not out of line. In fact it's downright cheap.
Conclusion: * At the time of publication of this review * Although at the same print size noise will be less visible due to the larger image size of the 1Ds The EOS-1D broke several barriers, it was the first digital SLR with full environmental seals (and apart from the 1Ds still is), it was also the first digital SLR to deliver that huge 8 frames per second shooting speed (and still is).
Pros: Class leading resolution, the best we've ever seen *, First full 35 mm size sensor digital SLR, offers excellent wide angle opportunities, Excellent color response with good selection of color matrices (inc. Adobe RGB), Based on the superb EOS-1D/1V, Controls intuitive for EOS-1V and EOS-D2000 / D6000 users, Very large viewfinder view, 100% field of view and 87 ms blackout time, Low noise, even at high sensitivities, ISO 50 offers even cleaner images (less dynamic ran...
Cons: Some moiré occasionally visible, ISO 100, ISO 200 noise levels not as low as EOS-D60, better at higher sensitivities *, Full size sensor means that edge lens aberrations are now more visible than APS-size sensor, Maximum sensitivity of ISO 1250 may be limiting to some photographers, JPEG files are not tagged with color profile when Adobe RGB color matrix is selected, Slow RAW conversion, Canon File Viewer Utility feels lethargic, Menu system can at first be frustratin...
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Excerpt: The good news is, of course, that I have a 1Ds for testing and that Canon has not placed any restrictions on me in terms of my being able to publish and comment on images that I shoot with it. I'm afraid though that there are a couple of items of bad news.
me start by saying that the Canon EOS-1Ds is the first digital camera
to produce what I consider to be film-quality images. At it's best settings
it produces a 4064 X 2704 pixel image that translates into a 31.5 Mb
TIFF file. As a comparison a 2700 dpi scanner (like a Nikon LS-2000
Coolscan) will produce a 28 Mb scan from a 35mm negative. That's good
enough for a magazine cover or a double page spread and that's something
that hasn't been available before now.
Excerpt: EOS-1Ds Mark II. La reflex digitale che garantisce la massima precisione dei dettagli con file da 50MB. Dalle caratteristiche e dai materiali ad alte prestazioni tipici delle fotocamere EOS professionali. Il sensore CMOS a pieno formato (36 x 24 mm) della EOS-1Ds Mark II da 16.7 Megapixel è in grado di realizzare TIFF non compressi di 50MB, con una profondità colore di ben 24 bit: la qualità standard per le migliori agenzie fotografiche e per archivi di immagini.