|Sensor||28.7 mm x 19.1 mm CCD|
|Maximum resolution||2464 x 1648 (4.15 megapixels)|
|Shutter||Electronic shutter, all speeds electronically controlled|
|Shutter speed range||1/16,000 to 30s, Bulb|
|Exposure metering||TTL full aperture, evaluative, partial, spot, center-weighted|
|Exposure modes||Full auto, programmed, shutter-priority, aperture priority, manual|
|Metering modes||Evaluative, Partial, Spot, C/Wgt Average|
|Focus areas||45 autofocus points|
|Focus modes||One-shot, AI Servo, Manual|
|Continuous shooting||8.0 frame/s., up to 21 frames|
|ASA/ISO range||200-1600 in 1/3 EV steps, 100 and 3200 in extended mode|
|Custom WB||10 presets, Auto and custom|
|WB bracketing||3 images, +/-3 levels|
|Rear LCD monitor||2.0 in (51 mm), 120,000 pixels|
|Storage||CompactFlash(CF) (Type I or Type II) / max 2GB|
|Battery||Ni-MH NP-E3 rechargeable|
|Weight||1,250g (body only)|
|Optional battery packs||none|
The Canon EOS-1D is a 4-megapixel professional digital single-lens reflex camera launched in November 2001. It was Canon's first professional-level digital camera developed and released by themselves, the previous D2000 being a collaborative effort with Kodak. It has a 1.3x crop factor with a CCD image sensor sourced from Panasonic. The camera shares its body design with the Canon EOS-1V 35mm camera (with the additional battery grip attached). It was succeeded by the 1D Mark II in January 2004.
The 1D was seen as a major breakthrough for a professional news and sports camera after its predecessors, the Canon EOS DCS series and EOS D2000, which had both been produced in co-operation with Kodak. In comparison with those cameras the 1D had faster image processing speed, much cleaner high ISO speeds, realtime JPG encoding, and it could shoot at 8 frames per second, something which was then unheard of in the world of digital cameras. In addition to offering a wide range of image settings, it had many features that are not present in its successors:
- Features a CCD sensor instead of a CMOS sensor.
- The only Canon SLR (film or digital) to have an X-sync speed of up to 1/500 of a second.
- The only Canon SLR (film or digital) to have a shutter speed of up to 1/16000 of a second.
- The only PC connectivity was provided via an IEEE 1394 (Firewire) connection, as USB was still only on version 1.1, which was far too slow for transferring large amounts of high-resolution image files.
- While not a feature, it was the only 1D Pro Digital camera from Canon to have no magnify in playback.
The 1D also included a microphone for voice annotation. This feature had been present in the earlier DCS and D2000, and was retained on later models. It was added to the 5D line on the 5D Mark II, though this was mainly intended to be used with the camera's video recording mode. In addition the camera used an externally-mounted white balance sensor, another feature which had earlier appeared on the D2000.
The 1D is the first Canon DSLR to store 9,999 images to one folder - a feature that eventually became the standard for subsequent Canon products (from its compact point and shoots to prosumer DSLR cameras).
- "Canon EOS-1D Review" by Phil Askey at dpreview.com Nov 2001 (accessed 16 Oct 2010)
Media related to Canon EOS-1D at Wikimedia Commons
- Canon's Camera Museum EOS 1D Product Page
- www.dpreview.com's Canon 1D Review
- www.imaging-resource.com's Canon EOS-1D Review
- www.luminous-landscape.com Canon EOS-1D, A Reviewer's Notebook
- www.luminous-landscape.com Canon EOS 1D Digital, A formal Review
- www.digitaljournalist.org The EOS-1D Digital Camera
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