Canon EOS-1D Mark II

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Canon EOS 1D Mark II
Canon EOS 1D Mark II N
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TypeSingle-lens reflex
ReleasedApril 2004
LensInterchangeable (EF)
Maximum resolution3,504 × 2,336 (8 million)
Storage mediaCompactFlash (Type I or Type II) or Secure Digital / max CF:8GB SD:2GB (This can be fixed with Firmware Version 1.2.6.)
Made inJapan
ReplacedCanon EOS-1D[1]
SuccessorCanon EOS-1D Mark III[2]

The EOS 1D Mark II is a professional 8.2 megapixel digital single lens reflex camera (DSLR) camera body produced by Canon. The EOS 1D Mark II was the successor of the EOS 1D and was itself replaced by the Canon EOS-1D Mark III in 2007. It was Canon's first dual-card slot EOS camera with one CF slot and one SD slot[3] that was meant easily to use two dominant card types and have a assurance that once a small sized primary and faster CF slot is full, camera can be used to take photographs when recording was continued on secondary and slower card in critical moment. It also now had wireless capabilities. When paired with the new Canon WFT-E1, you could transfer images to a PC using an FTP server.


The EOS 1D Mark II features:

  • 28.7 × 19.1 mm CMOS sensor
  • 8.2 megapixel effective (8.5 megapixel total)
  • DIGIC II image processor
  • Canon EF lens mount (excludes EF-S)
  • 1.3x crop factor
  • 45-point TTL-AREA-SIR autofocus with a dedicated CMOS sensor
  • TTL full aperture metering with 21 zone SPC
  • 100–1600 ISO speed equivalent (ISO can be expanded to L: 50 or H: 3200 with custom function)
  • 30–1/8000 sec. shutter speed and bulb
  • Auto white balance
  • Eye-level pentaprism viewfinder with approx. 100% coverage
  • 230,000 pixel, 2.0" color TFT liquid-crystal monitor with approx. 100% coverage (for JPEG images)
  • E-TTL II flash mode
  • 8.5 frames per second continuous shooting (JPEG: max. 40 frames, raw: max. 20 frames)
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 156 × 158 × 80 mm (6.1 × 6.2 × 3.1 in)
  • Weight (body only): Approx. 1220 g
  • Battery: Canon NP-E3 NiMH: 12v 1650mAh 300 g
  • Microphone for recording voice annotations
  • Shutter lag 40ms

The camera's image sensor is a CMOS-based integrated circuit. It has approximately 8.5 million total pixel sensors in a Bayer filter pattern. A non-removable anti-aliasing filter (optical low-pass filter) is located in front of the image sensor.

The shutter is an electronically controlled focal-plane shutter. Its maximum speed is 1/8000 second. Soft-touch shutter release occurs via an electromagnetic signal.

EOS-1D Mark II N[edit]

1D Mark II N
1D Mark II N

On August 22, 2005, Canon announced the successor to the EOS 1D Mark II. The new Canon EOS-1D Mark II N features the same 8.2 megapixel CMOS sensor, DIGIC II image processor and 8.5 frame per second shooting speed of its predecessor. The primary changes are a new 2.5" wide viewing angle LCD monitor, Evaluative Metering, an improved buffer, and new 'Picture Style' image parameters.



See also[edit]


  1. ^ "EOS-1D Mark II". Canon Camera Museum.
  2. ^ "EOS-1D Mark III". Canon Camera Museum.
  3. ^ "Dual card slots in Canon EOS cameras".
  4. ^ "'Bride' Stripped Bare".

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