Canon EOS-1D

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Canon EOS-1D
TypeSingle-lens reflex
ReleasedDecember 2001
Intro price750,000¥[1]
LensInterchangeable (EF)
Sensor28.7 mm x 19.1 mm CCD
Maximum resolution2464 x 1648 (4.15 megapixels)
Film speed200–1600 in 1/3 EV steps, 100 and 3200 in extended mode
Storage mediaCompactFlash(CF) (Type I or Type II) / max 2GB
Focus modesOne-shot, AI Servo, Manual
Focus areas45 autofocus points
Focus bracketingnone
Exposure modesFull auto, programmed, shutter-priority, aperture priority, manual
Exposure meteringTTL full aperture, evaluative, partial, spot, center-weighted
Metering modesEvaluative, Partial, Spot, C/Wgt Average
Flashnone, hot-shoe
Flash bracketingnone
ShutterElectronic shutter, all speeds electronically controlled
Shutter speed range1/16,000 to 30s, Bulb
Continuous shooting8.0 frame/s., up to 21 frames
Image processing
White balance10 presets, Auto and custom
WB bracketing3 images, +/-3 levels
LCD screen2.0 in (51 mm), 120,000 pixels
BatteryNi-MH NP-E3 rechargeable
Optional battery packsnone
Weight1,250g (body only)
Made inJapan
PredecessorCanon EOS-1V[1]
SuccessorCanon EOS-1D Mark II,[2] Canon EOS-1Ds[3]

The Canon EOS-1D is a professional digital single-lens reflex camera launched in November 2001 as part of Canon's flagship EOS-1 series.[4] It was the first digital camera in the EOS-1 line, succeeding Canon's final flagship film camera, the 1V.[1] It was also the first professional-level digital camera developed and released entirely by Canon, the previous D2000 being a collaborative effort with Kodak. It has a 1.3x crop factor with a CCDTooltip Charge-coupled device image sensor sourced from Panasonic[citation needed]. The camera shares its body design with the Canon EOS-1V 35mm camera (with the additional battery grip attached). It was complemented by the slower, higher-resolution 1Ds in 2002[4] and succeeded by the 1D Mark II in April 2004.[5]


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 JPEG encoding, and it could shoot at eight 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.[6] 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 its DSLR cameras).


  1. ^ a b c "EOS-1D - Canon Camera Museum".
  2. ^ "EOS-1D Mark II - Canon Camera Museum".
  3. ^ "Canon EOS-1Ds - Canon Camera Museum".
  4. ^ a b "Canon commemorates 25 years since launch of flagship-model EOS-1 series SLR cameras". Archived from the original on 2016-08-30. Retrieved 2016-12-14.
  5. ^ "20 Years of Canon EOS".
  6. ^ "Canon EOS-1D Review" by Phil Askey at Nov 2001. Retrieved 16 Oct 2010.

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