Canon EOS-1D

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Canon EOS-1D
Type Single-lens reflex
Sensor 28.7 mm x 19.1 mm CCD
Maximum resolution 2464 x 1648 (4.15 megapixels)
Lens Interchangeable (EF)
Flash none, hot-shoe
Shutter Electronic shutter, all speeds electronically controlled
Shutter speed range 1/16,000 to 30s, Bulb
ASA/ISO range 200-1600 in 1/3 EV steps, 100 and 3200 in extended mode
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
Viewfinder Optical
Flash bracketing none
Focus bracketing none
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
Optional battery packs none
Weight 1,250g (body only)
Made in Japan

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[citation needed]. 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 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.[1] 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).


External links

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