The 8.2 MP EOS-1D Mark II N is the essential tool of sports and reportage photographers. With pack leading image quality at 8.5 frames per second and 48 frame JPEG burst performance.
* 8.2 MP CMOS sensor
* 8.5 fps/48 JPEG image burst
* 45-point AF
* 2.5" LCD
* Picture Style image processing
* DIGIC II
* CF/SD card slots for JPEG/RAW image recording
* Wide ISO range from L:50 to H:3200
* Tough and Durable
* Digital Photo Professional software
For photographers. By photographers.
With Canon's 8.2 MP CMOS sensor, the EOS-1D Mark II N has all the sensitivity necessary to bring out contrast and subtle detail in dark shadows and highlights. A built-in low-pass filter and on-chip circuitry suppress false colours and noise.
The camera delivers 8.5 fps continuous shooting for up to 48 frame bursts of large JPEG images, or 22 RAW images.
45 focus points cover a wide area of the screen for consistently sharp results - even with off-centre and fast moving subjects.
DIGIC II renders colour and monochrome tones and effects with exceptional accuracy. Power efficient and super fast, DIGIC II also optimises battery life and supports instant 0.2 second start up.
Picture Style pre-sets provide easy control over image processing parameters as well as a monochrome shooting mode. Each style offers a different colour response - similar to the way film types are changed to achieve different effects. Sharpness, contrast, colour tone and saturation are adjustable within each pre-set.
The bright 2.5" 230K pixel LCD is viewable up to 85° in most directions. Use Quick View to check focus and composition without swapping into playback.
Dual card slots
RAW and JPEG images can be written separately to CF or SD memory cards. When writing to a single card, a short cut allows a quick switch to the next card when one card is full. Camera settings can be saved to a card for moving user settings to other cameras.
Wide ISO range
Low (L:50) and high (H:3200) ISO settings extend the standard 100-1600 range. When changing ISO, options are displayed in the viewfinder.
Tough and durable
A rugged weather-resistant magnesium alloy casing contains over 70 moisture resistant seals. Shutter durability is a reliable 200,000 cycles.
Digital Photo Professional software
The Digital Photo Professional software permits high-speed processing of lossless RAW images.
Options and Connectivity
The EOS-1D Mark II N is compatible with all Canon EF lenses (excl. EF-S lenses) and the EX series Speedlite flash range. E-TTL II passes distance information to the Speedlites for consistently accurate flash exposures. The optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E1 allows untethered shooting, while Video Out allows reviewing on a TV screen. Connect with FireWire (IEEE 1394) for fast data uploads or USB for PictBridge direct printing.
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troutmask Active Member
Registered: August 2005 Posts: 48
Review Date: Sun 13, August, 2006
Would you recommend it? Yes |
Total Spent: £2,200.00| Rating: 10
Build quality, autofocus, everything really
Expensive (but you do get value for money)
I have the "old" version of this camera (EOS 1D mk II) and the N version has some relativly minor improvements. I brought mine as old stock just as the N was introduced, hence the low price; you should expect to pay over £2,500 for a new one (from Hong Kong).
This is an absolute dream of a camera to use. The quaity of the images is great, even at really high ISO's of 1600 the images are useable. the sensor size (which is 1.3 crop from full frame) means that the quality is slightly better than the smaller sensor of the EOS 20 and the lens choice a bit wider than full frame cameras like the EOS 5 or the 1D (which really only benifit fully when used with "L" series glass).
The speed of the auto focus and its accuracy isn't bettered by any other camera, and 8 frames a second for 3 seconds with RAW files is amazing. And you have 100% view through the view finder rather than 96% for the semi pro cameras (which really gets on my nerves!).
However the main reason for buying this machine rather than the EOS 5 (which is about the same price) or the EOS20/30 (which is a third of the price) is the build quality. If you want to use a camera in all conditions, not have to worry about it getting wet or covered in snow. If you want a camera that can be bashed around in a rucksac and droped down a slope or two. If you want a camera that will shoot 1,000 images on one battery charge and has a claimed life of 250,000 shutter releases; then this is for you.
If you don't need this sort of build then either save your money and get a EOS 20/30 (the image quality is virtually the same) or for around the same money the EOS 5D with a full frame sensor.
For some reson the scores I gave this camera arn't shown correctly....I gave it
Bevb Active Member
Registered: October 2006 Location: Hullbridge, Essex. Posts: 34
Review Date: Thu 12, October, 2006
Would you recommend it? Yes |
Total Spent: £2,300.00| Rating: 10
Build quality, image quality, 8fps.
Takes some time getting used to buttons/settings. Minor quib but had to mention.
Having used the 20D for 2 years and now upgraded to the MKllN im not disappointed, it has taken some time to get used to the change, as the 20D is quite straight forward compared to this beastie! i mainly photograph wildlife/action so the 8fps is terrific and it fires like a machine gun, the auto focus took some handling, but now i dont know how iv coped without it! terrific piece of kit, yes i agree, expensive, but well worth the expense.
Would you recommend it? Yes |
Total Spent: £2,100.00| Rating: 10
Fast, rugged, ergonomic
I, too, went from a 20D to the N, but I also have an EOD1n film camera and it was like meeting an old friend. It was an absolute joy to use right out of the box, and I can't say enough good things about this camera.