Canon EOS 1D

APS-H AF digital SLR camera

Canon EOS 1D

Specification

Production details
Announced:September 2001
System: Canon EOS (1987)
Imaging plane
Maximum format:APS-H
Mount and Flange focal distance:Canon EF [44mm]
Imaging plane:28.7 × 19.1mm CCD sensor
Resolution:2464 × 1648 - 4 MP
Shutter
Type:Focal-plane
Model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:30 - 1/16000 + B
Sensor-shift image stabilization:-
Exposure
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Programmed Auto
Aperture-priority Auto
Shutter-priority Auto
Manual
Physical characteristics
Weight:1250g
Dimensions:156x157.6x79.9mm

Manufacturer description #1

Steptember 25, 2001

CANON INTRODUCES THE WORLD'S FASTEST PROFESSIONAL DIGITAL CAMERA: THE EOS-1D

Canon's new flagship EOS-1D claims the position of the world's leading all round professional digital camera and is a staggering 50% faster than its nearest competitor. This unique camera has a continuous shooting speed of 8 frames per second in either Single Shot or AI Servo mode and can sustain this for 21 frame bursts. The high resolution XL (eXtra Large) CCD uses 4.15 Megapixels to create a true 11.7 MB file in a photographic 2:3 aspect ratio.

Shooting has been prioritised on the EOS 1D, so photographers can immediately start photographing again even whilst displaying a recorded image. Professionals no longer need to sacrifice either the speed demanded by sports photography or the high resolution required for studio shoots, for the EOS-1D offers both.

Robert King, Marketing Manager, Canon (UK) Ltd said "We are investing heavily in R&D; activities and we are extremely proud of our acheivements in this area. On average, Canon registers over 7 technology patents every working day resulting in world leading products such as the EOS-1D. The combination of both speed and image quality makes the EOS-1D the most well balanced professional camera available today."

Photographers can now enjoy a digital camera that incorporates the highest professional features acclaimed in the current award winning EOS-1V. These include 45-point area auto focus, 21 zone metering, familiar EOS ergonomic layout and the camera's renowned toughness and durability. The shutter has been tested to an awesome 150,000 exposures.

However, the EOS-1D offers much more than just incredible speed and resolution. Images can be saved simultaneously to the CF card, in both lower resolution JPEG, for easy and quick transmission, and Canon's RAW file format, for high quality archiving and image control. Deadline critical news can be sent to the Picture Desk in lower resolution JPEG, with the peace of mind that the highest resolution exists in RAW format if needed.

The new XL CCD is 20% bigger than that of the closest competitor, offering a low focal length magnification of 1.3x, which permits wide-angle photography, and thus makes a big step in overcoming a traditional limitation of digital SLR cameras. In combination with Canon's new EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L USM lens, a 1.3x magnification, or 21-45.5mm (35mm equivelant) wide angle zoom results. This reduces the need for an expensive dedicated lens for wide-angle photography.

Photographers can enjoy approximately 100% image coverage through the viewfinder, so that what they see is what they get, perfect for accurate composition.

Other leading innovations include the ability to dial in colour temperatures to meet specific lighting conditions. ISO speed bracketing allows photographers to fix aperture and shutter speed, yet shoot at 3 different equivalent film speeds. Such advances offer the professional photographer extreme creative flexibility.

Not only can the EOS-1D deliver high frames per second throughout, but it also provides the incredibly high shutter speeds demanded by pro photographers. The camera's shutter speed can reach 1/16,000 of a second and the flash can be fully synched to 1/500 of a second. High speed flash can be engaged at all available shutter speeds.

Also, the ability to adjust the camera's file name settings makes for an efficient imaging workflow.

The EOS-1D utilises a tough, weather resistant magnesium-alloy body and has over 70 moisture resistant seals, plus a new Ni Mh battery pack with protective sealing.

Entirely new software is available for the EOS-1D with powerful new tools for image control and camera customisation for both Windows and Mac. The camera features a CF card type I/II compatible slot and a high-speed IEEE1394 interface.

The EOS-1D is compatible with Canon's full range of EF lenses. Canon has also extended its professional photographic system by introducing the Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX for extremely versatile flash photography

Other features include 10 white balance modes and white balance bracketing functions as standard, with the ability to set white balance using degrees Kelvin.

The EOS 1D is available from the beginning of December for RRP Ł5,499.99

Manufacturer description #2

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.

Manufacturer description #3

Canon's new flagship EOS-1D claims the position of the world's leading all around professional digital camera. The EOS-1D is a staggering 50% faster than its nearest competitor. This unique camera has a continuous shooting speed of 8 frames per second in either Single Shot or AI Servo mode and can sustain this for 21 frame bursts. The high resolution XL (eXtra Large) CCD uses 4.15 Megapixels to create a true 11.7 MB file in a photographic 2:3 aspect ratio.

The combination of both speed and image quality makes the EOS-1D the most well balanced professional camera available today. Professionals no longer need to sacrifice either the speed demanded by the F1 sports photographer, or the high resolution required for studio shoots, for the EOS-1D offers both.

"We are extremely proud of our record in R&D" says Mr Komatsuzaki, Executive Vice President of Canon Consumer Imaging. "On average, Canon registers over 7 technology patents every working day resulting in world leading products such as the EOS-1D."

Photographers can now enjoy a digital camera that incorporates the highest professional features acclaimed in the current award winning EOS-1V. These include 45-point area auto focus, 21 zone metering, familiar EOS ergonomic layout and the camera's renowned toughness & durability.

However, the EOS-1D offers much more than just incredible speed and resolution.

Images can be saved simultaneously to the CF card, in both lower resolution JPEG, for easy and quick transmission, and Canon's RAW file format, for high quality archiving and image control. Deadline critical news can be sent to the Picture Desk in lower resolution JPEG, with the peace of mind that the highest resolution exists in RAW format if needed.

The new XL CCD is 20% bigger than that of the closest competitor, offering a low focal length magnification of 1.3x, which permits wide-angle photography, & thus makes a big step in overcoming a traditional limitation of digital SLR cameras. In combination with Canon's new EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L USM lens, a 1.3x magnification, or 21-45.5mm wide angle zoom results. This reduces the need for an expensive dedicated lens for wide-angle photography.

Photographers can enjoy approx. 100% image coverage through the viewfinder, so that what they see is what they get, perfect for accurate composition.

Other leading innovations include the ability to dial in colour temperatures to meet specific lighting conditions. ISO speed bracketing allows photographers to fix aperture and shutter speed, yet shoot at 3 different equivalent film speeds. Such advances offer the professional extreme creative flexibility.

Not only can the EOS-1D deliver high frames per second throughput, but it also provides the incredibly high shutter speeds demanded by pro photographers. The camera's shutter speed can reach 1/16,000 of a second and the flash can be fully synched to 1/500 of a second. FP flash can be engaged at all available shutter speeds.

Also, the ability to adjust the camera's file name settings makes for an efficient imaging workflow.

The EOS-1D utilises a tough, weather resistant magnesium-alloy body and has over 70 moisture resistant seals, plus a new Ni Mh battery pack with protective sealing. The shutter has been tested to an awesome 150,000 exposures.

Entirely new software is available for the EOS-1D with powerful new tools for image control and camera customisation for both Windows and Mac. The camera features a CF card type I/II compatible slot and a high-speed IEEE1394 interface.

The EOS-1D is compatible with over 50 of Canon's EF lenses. Canon has also extended its professional photographic system by introducing the Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX (see other press release) for extremely versatile flash photography.

Other features include 10 white balance modes and white balance bracketing functions as standard, with the ability to set white balance using degrees Kelvin. Shooting has been prioritised so photographers can immediately start photographing again even when displaying a recorded image.

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35mm full frame

43.27 24 36
  • Dimensions: 36 × 24mm
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Diagonal: 43.27mm
  • Area: 864mm2

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Image stabilizer

A technology used for reducing or even eliminating the effects of camera shake. Gyro sensors inside the lens detect camera shake and pass the data to a microcomputer. Then an image stabilization group of elements controlled by the microcomputer moves inside the lens and compensates camera shake in order to keep the image static on the imaging sensor or film.

The technology allows to increase the shutter speed by several stops and shoot handheld in such lighting conditions and at such focal lengths where without image stabilizer you have to use tripod, decrease the shutter speed and/or increase the ISO setting which can lead to blurry and noisy images.

Original name

Lens name as indicated on the lens barrel (usually on the front ring). With lenses from film era, may vary slightly from batch to batch.

Format

Format refers to the shape and size of film or image sensor.

35mm is the common name of the 36x24mm film format or image sensor format. It has an aspect ratio of 3:2, and a diagonal measurement of approximately 43mm. The name originates with the total width of the 135 film which was the primary medium of the format prior to the invention of the full frame digital SLR. Historically the 35mm format was sometimes called small format to distinguish it from the medium and large formats.

APS-C is an image sensor format approximately equivalent in size to the film negatives of 25.1x16.7mm with an aspect ratio of 3:2.

Medium format is a film format or image sensor format larger than 36x24mm (35mm) but smaller than 4x5in (large format).

Angle of view

Angle of view describes the angular extent of a given scene that is imaged by a camera. It is used interchangeably with the more general term field of view.

As the focal length changes, the angle of view also changes. The shorter the focal length (eg 18mm), the wider the angle of view. Conversely, the longer the focal length (eg 55mm), the smaller the angle of view.

A camera's angle of view depends not only on the lens, but also on the sensor. Imaging sensors are sometimes smaller than 35mm film frame, and this causes the lens to have a narrower angle of view than with 35mm film, by a certain factor for each sensor (called the crop factor).

This website does not use the angles of view provided by lens manufacturers, but calculates them automatically by the following formula: 114.6 * arctan (21.622 / CF * FL),

where:

CF – crop-factor of a sensor,
FL – focal length of a lens.

Mount

A lens mount is an interface — mechanical and often also electrical — between a camera body and a lens.

A lens mount may be a screw-threaded type, a bayonet-type, or a breech-lock type. Modern camera lens mounts are of the bayonet type, because the bayonet mechanism precisely aligns mechanical and electrical features between lens and body, unlike screw-threaded mounts.

Lens mounts of competing manufacturers (Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony etc.) are always incompatible. In addition to the mechanical and electrical interface variations, the flange focal distance can also be different.

The flange focal distance (FFD) is the distance from the mechanical rear end surface of the lens mount to the focal plane.

Lens construction

Lens construction – a specific arrangement of elements and groups that make up the optical design, including type and size of elements, type of used materials etc.

Element - an individual piece of glass which makes up one component of a photographic lens. Photographic lenses are nearly always built up of multiple such elements.

Group – a cemented together pieces of glass which form a single unit or an individual piece of glass. The advantage is that there is no glass-air surfaces between cemented together pieces of glass, which reduces reflections.

Focal length

The focal length is the factor that determines the size of the image reproduced on the focal plane, picture angle which covers the area of the subject to be photographed, depth of field, etc.

Speed

The largest opening or stop at which a lens can be used is referred to as the speed of the lens. The larger the maximum aperture is, the faster the lens is considered to be. Lenses that offer a large maximum aperture are commonly referred to as fast lenses, and lenses with smaller maximum aperture are regarded as slow.

In low-light situations, having a wider maximum aperture means that you can shoot at a faster shutter speed or work at a lower ISO, or both.

Closest focusing distance

The minimum distance from the focal plane (film or sensor) to the subject where the lens is still able to focus.

Closest working distance

The distance from the front edge of the lens to the subject at the maximum magnification.

Magnification ratio

Determines how large the subject will appear in the final image. For example, a magnification ratio of 1:1 means that the image of the subject formed on the film or sensor will be the same size as the subject in real life. For this reason, a 1:1 ratio is often called "life-size".

Manual focus override in autofocus mode

Allows to perform final focusing manually after the camera has locked the focus automatically. Note that you don't have to switch camera and/or lens to manual focus mode.

Manual focus override in autofocus mode

Allows to perform final focusing manually after the camera has locked the focus automatically. Note that you don't have to switch camera and/or lens to manual focus mode.

Electronic manual focus override is performed in the following way: half-press the shutter button, wait until the camera has finished the autofocusing and then focus manually without releasing the shutter button using the focusing ring.

Electromagnetic diaphragm control system

Provides highly accurate diaphragm control and stable auto exposure performance during continuous shooting.

Manual diaphragm

The diaphragm must be stopped down manually by rotating the detent aperture ring.

Preset diaphragm

The lens has two rings, one is for pre-setting, while the other is for normal diaphragm adjustment. The first ring must be set at the desired aperture, the second ring then should be fully opened for focusing, and turned back for stop down to the pre-set value.

Semi-automatic diaphragm

The lens features spring mechanism in the diaphragm, triggered by the shutter release, which stops down the diaphragm to the pre-set value. The spring needs to be reset manually after each exposure to re-open diaphragm to its maximum value.

Automatic diaphragm

The camera automatically closes the diaphragm down during the shutter operation. On completion of the exposure, the diaphragm re-opens to its maximum value.

Fixed diaphragm

The aperture setting is fixed at F/ on this lens, and cannot be adjusted.

Number of blades

As a general rule, the more blades that are used to create the aperture opening in the lens, the rounder the out-of-focus highlights will be.

Some lenses are designed with curved diaphragm blades, so the roundness of the aperture comes not from the number of blades, but from their shape. However, the fewer blades the diaphragm has, the more difficult it is to form a circle, regardless of rounded edges.

At maximum aperture, the opening will be circular regardless of the number of blades.

Weight

Excluding case or pouch, caps and other detachable accessories (lens hood, close-up adapter, tripod adapter etc.).

Maximum diameter x Length

Excluding case or pouch, caps and other detachable accessories (lens hood, close-up adapter, tripod adapter etc.).

For lenses with collapsible design, the length is indicated for the working (retracted) state.

Weather sealing

A rubber material which is inserted in between each externally exposed part (manual focus and zoom rings, buttons, switch panels etc.) to ensure it is properly sealed against dust and moisture.

Lenses that accept front mounted filters typically do not have gaskets behind the filter mount. It is recommended to use a filter for complete weather resistance when desired.

Fluorine coating

Helps keep lenses clean by reducing the possibility of dust and dirt adhering to the lens and by facilitating cleaning should the need arise. Applied to the outer surface of the front and/or rear lens elements over multi-coatings.

Filters

Lens filters are accessories that can protect lenses from dirt and damage, enhance colors, minimize glare and reflections, and add creative effects to images.

Lens hood

A lens hood or lens shade is a device used on the end of a lens to block the sun or other light source in order to prevent glare and lens flare. Flare occurs when stray light strikes the front element of a lens and then bounces around within the lens. This stray light often comes from very bright light sources, such as the sun, bright studio lights, or a bright white background.

The geometry of the lens hood can vary from a plain cylindrical or conical section to a more complex shape, sometimes called a petal, tulip, or flower hood. This allows the lens hood to block stray light with the higher portions of the lens hood, while allowing more light into the corners of the image through the lowered portions of the hood.

Lens hoods are more prominent in long focus lenses because they have a smaller viewing angle than that of wide-angle lenses. For wide angle lenses, the length of the hood cannot be as long as those for telephoto lenses, as a longer hood would enter the wider field of view of the lens.

Lens hoods are often designed to fit onto the matching lens facing either forward, for normal use, or backwards, so that the hood may be stored with the lens without occupying much additional space. In addition, lens hoods can offer some degree of physical protection for the lens due to the hood extending farther than the lens itself.

Teleconverters

Teleconverters increase the effective focal length of lenses. They also usually maintain the closest focusing distance of lenses, thus increasing the magnification significantly. A lens combined with a teleconverter is normally smaller, lighter and cheaper than a "direct" telephoto lens of the same focal length and speed.

Teleconverters are a convenient way of enhancing telephoto capability, but it comes at a cost − reduced maximum aperture. Also, since teleconverters magnify every detail in the image, they logically also magnify residual aberrations of the lens.

Lens caps

Scratched lens surfaces can spoil the definition and contrast of even the finest lenses. Lens covers are the best and most inexpensive protection available against dust, moisture and abrasion. Safeguard lens elements - both front and rear - whenever the lens is not in use.