Interchangeable Lens Digital Cameras

Digital SLR Camera




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Marketed December 2001
Original Price 750,000 yen (with accessories)

EOS-1D was designed to meet the rigorous demands of professional news, sports and studio photographers. It delivers enhanced image quality and responsiveness through a newly developed large-size, high resolution CCD sensor, with an effective pixel area of 28.7 x 19.1mm and Canon’s proprietary high-speed digital signal-processing IC, which performs detailed image processing and makes possible natural color rendition.

EOS-1D, which achieves a shutter release lag time of just 0.55 seconds and a blackout time of 0.87 seconds for exceptional responsiveness, inherits the same outstanding levels of basic functionality and operability as Canon’s top-of-the-line conventional film SLR model EOS-1V. The technology ensures that professionals never miss a decisive shot, and that users can be assured of a consistently stable viewfinder image during continuous shooting.

The camera features a lightweight, heavy-duty magnesium alloy exterior, and thorough water- and dust-resistant sealing on all switches and body seams.

The EOS-1D has also cleared the stringent 150,000 shot operational durability trial, and ensures users of unfailing reliability under even the most grueling conditions.

The latest and most advanced addition to Canon’s range of professional digital SLRs, the EOS-1D inherits and expands on many of the innovative functions and applications possessed by the EOS-1V. These include the company’s proprietary 45-point area autofocus, which eliminates the need to position the subject at the center of the picture to facilitate instant shooting and dynamic image photography, a 21-Zone Evaluative metering sensor to ensure ideal exposure performance, an advanced full-frame viewfinder and Custom Function control, allowing users to tailor camera operations to their individual preferences.

Type Digital AF/AE SLR
Recording medium Type I or II CF card
Image size 28.7 x 19.1 mm (1.13 x 0.75 in)
Compatible lenses Canon EF lenses
(Effective angle of view is approx. 1.3 x of indicated lens focal length.)
Lens mount Canon EF mount
Imaging Element
Type High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CCD sensor
Pixels Effective pixels: Approx. 4.15 megapixels (2496×1662)
Total pixels: Approx. 4.48 megapixels (2664×1681)
Aspect ratio 3:2
Color filter system RGB primary color filter
Low-pass filter Located in front of the CCD sensor, non-removable
Recording System
Recording format Design rule for Camera File system (JPEG) and RAW
Image format JPEG, RAW (12bit)
RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording Provided
File size (1) Large/Fine: Approx. 2.4 MB (2464×1648 pixels)
(2) Large/Normal: Approx. 1.3 MB (2464×1648 pixels)
(3) Small/Fine: Approx. 1.1 MB (1232×824 pixels)
(4) RAW: Approx. 4.8 MB (2496×1662 pixels)

* Exact file sizes depend on the subject and ISO speed.

Folders Folder creation and selection enabled
File numbering (1) Consecutive numbering
(2) Auto reset
(3) Manual reset
Processing parameters Standard parameters plus up to three custom processing parameters can be set
Interface IEEE 1394 (with dedicated cable)
White Blance
Settings Auto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten light, fluorescent light,flash, custom, color temperature setting, personal white balance
(Total 10 settings)
Auto white balance Hybrid auto white balance with the CCD sensor and a dedicated, external sensor
Personal white balance Up to three personal white balance settings can be registered
Color temperature compensation White balance bracketing: +/-3 stops in full-stop increments
Color Matrix
Type Two types of color space, sRGB and Adobe RGB.
Preferable type is selectable out of four types of color tone in sRGB
(Total 5 types)
Type Glass pentaprism
Coverage Approx. 100 percent vertically and horizontally with respect to the effective pixels
Magnification 0.72x (-1 diopter with 50mm lens at infinity)
Eyepoint 20 mm
Built-in dioptric correction -3.0 – +1.0 diopter
Focusing screen Interchangeable (9 types), Standard focusing screen: Ec-CIII
Mirror Quick-return half mirror
(Transmission:reflection ratio of 37:63, no mirror cut-off with EF 1200mm f/5.6 or shorter lens)
Viewfinder information AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light),
exposure information (shutter speed, aperture, manual exposure, metering range, ISO speed, exposure level, exposure warning),
flash information (flash ready, FP flash, FE lock, flash exposure level),
JPEG format, number of remaining shots, CF card information
Depth-of-field preview Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
Eyepiece shutter Built-in
Type TTL-AREA-SIR with a CMOS sensor
AF points 45 AF points (Area AF)
AF working range EV 0-18 (at ISO 100)
Focusing modes One-Shot AF
AI Servo AF
Manual focusing (MF)
AF point selection Automatic selection, manual selection, home position (switch to registered AF point)
Selected AF point display Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on top LCD panel
AF-assist beam AF-assist beam is emitted by the dedicated Speedlite
Exposure Control
Metering modes TTL full aperture metering with 21-zone SPC
(1) Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 13.5% of viewfinder at center)
(3) Spot metering
-Center spot metering (approx. 3.8% of viewfinder at center)
-AF point-linked spot metering (approx. 3.8% of viewfinder)
-Multi-spot metering (Max. 8 spot metering entries)
(4) Center-weighted average metering
Metering range EV 0-20 (at 20degreeC/68 degreeF with 50mm f/1.4 lens, ISO 100)
Exposure control systems Program AE (shiftable), shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority AE,
depth-of-field AE, E-TTL flash AE, manual, flash metered manual
ISO speed range Equivalent to ISO 200-1600 (in 1/3-stop increments),
ISO speed can be expanded to ISO 100 and 3200.
Exposure compensation Auto exposure bracketing (AEB): +/-3 stops in 1/3 – stop increments.
Bracketing methods:
1. Shutter speed or aperture
2. ISO speed
Manual: +/-3 stops in 1/3 – stop increments
(can be combined with AEB)
AE lock Auto: Operates in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved.
Manual: By AE lock button in all metering modes.
Type Electronic shutter with the CCD sensor and vertical-travel, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically-controlled
Shutter speeds 1/16000 to 30 sec. (1/3-stop increments), bulb,
X-sync at 1/500 sec.
Shutter release Soft-touch electromagnetic release
Noise reduction for long exposures Operates at 1/15 sec. or slower shutter speeds (including bulb)
Self-timer 10-sec. or 2-sec. delay.
Remote control Remote control with N3 type contact
EOS-dedicated Speedlite E-TTL autoflash with EX series Speedlite
PC terminal Provided
Drive System
Drive modes Single frame, high-speed continuous,
low-speed continuous shooting
Continuous shooting speed High-speed continuous: Approx. 8 fps,
low-speed continuous: Approx. 3 fps
Max. burst during continuous shooting 21 shots in Large/Fine, Large/Normal, Small/Fine modes
16 shots in RAW, RAW+Large/Fine, RAW+Large/Normal, RAW+Small/Fine modes
The maximum shots per burst depends on the subject, shooting mode, and ISO speed.
LCD Monitor
Type TFT color LCD monitor
Monitor size 2.0″
Dots Approx. 120,000 dots
Coverage 100% with respect to the effective pixels
Brightness control Adjustable to one of five levels
Image Playback
Image display format (1) Single image with information
(2) Single image
(3) Four -image index
(4) Nine-image index
Highlight alert In display formats 1 and 2 above, any overexposed highlight areas will blink in the image display.
Image Protection and Erase
Protection Erase protection of one image, all images in a folder, or all images in the CF card can be applied or canceled at one time.
Erase One image, all images in a folder, or all images in the CF card can be erased (except protected images) at one time.
Sound Recording
Recording method The voice narration recorded with the built-in microphone is attached to the image.
File format WAV
Recording time Max. 30 sec. per recording
Menu categories (1) Recording menu
(2) Playback menu
(3) Set-up menu
(4) Custom/Personal Functions menu
LCD monitor language Japanese, English, French, German, Spanish
Firmware update Update possible by the user
Power Source
Battery One Ni-MH Pack NP-E3
AC power can be supplied via the AC adapter and DC coupler.
Number of shots At 20 degree C/ 68 degree F: Approx. 500
At 0 degree C/ 32 degree F: Approx. 350
The above figures apply when a fully-charged Ni-MH Pack NP-E3 is used.
Battery check Automatic
Power saving Provided. Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, or 30 min.
Back-up battery One CR2025 lithium battery
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D) 156 x 157.6 x 79.9 mm (6.1 x 6.2 x 3.1 in.)
Weight body only: 1250 g (44.1 oz.), battery: 335 g(11.8 oz.)
Working Conditions
Working temperature range 0 – 45 degree C / 32 – 113 degree F
Working humidity 85% or lower