introduced 2005

• 8.2 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor

• 8.5fps continuous shooting

• Burst rate of 48 frames (Large JPEG)

• High-performance DIGIC II

• High resolution 2.5 inch LCD monitor

• 45-point autofocus system

• Picture Style pre-sets

• Metering modes include spot and multispot

• Photo effects include monochrome (with filter and toning effects)

• Low level card format option for secure image file deletion

• Foldercreation and selection is possible

• Top shutter speed of 1/8000 second (X-sync at 1/250 second)

• 21 Custom Functions and 27 Personal Functions

• Sound memo (up to 30 seconds per image)

• Digital Photo Professional (DPP) RAW file processing software

• Compatible with EF lenses and EX-series Speedlites

• Compatible with Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E1

An upgrade of the award winning EOS-1D Mark II. Still featuring 8.2 Megapixel performance at 8.5 frames per second, the upgraded camera has a higher performance buffer to deliver a 48 frame burst in JPEG and 22 frame burst in RAW. LCD monitor size increases from 2.0 inches to a 2.5 inches, and dual CF and SD memory card slots provide for separate RAW and JPEG recording. Colour Matrix and parameter settings are replaced with Canon’s new Picture Style – six pre-sets that simplify in-camera control over image optimisation and processing.

Image sensor
Type: 28.7 x 19.1 mm CMOS
Effective Pixels: Approx. 8.2M
Total Pixels: Approx. 8.5M
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Low-Pass Filter: Built in/ Fixed
Colour Filter Type: Primary Colour

Image processor

Lens Mount: EF (excludes EF-S lenses)
Focal Length: 1.3x Multiplication with EF lens fitted

Type: TTL-AREA-SIR with a CMOS sensor
AF System/Points: 45 -point AF (Area AF)
AF working range: EV 0-18 (at 20°C & ISO 100)
AF Modes: One Shot; AI Servo
AF Point Selection: Automatic selection; Manual selection; Home position (switch to registered AF point)
Selected AF point display: Superimposed in viewfinder
Predictive AF: Yes
AF Lock: Locked when shutter button is pressed half way in One Shot AF mode.
AF Assist Beam: Emitted by an optional dedicated Speedlite
Manual Focus: Selected on lens

Exposure control
Metering modes: TTL full aperture metering with 21 zone SPC
• Evaluative metering (linked to any AF point)
• Partial metering (approx. 13.5% of viewfinder at centre)
• Spot metering
• Center spot metering (approx. 3.8% viewfinder at center)
• AF point-linked spot metering (approx. 3.8% of viewfinder)
• Multi/Spot metering (Max 8 spot metering entries)
• Center weighted average metering
Metering Range: EV 0-20 (at 20°C with 50mm f1.4 lens ISO 100)
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
Exposure Compensation: +/-3 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB)
Autoexposure bracketing: +/-3 EV in 1/3-stop increments; 1/2-stop increments selectable with C.Fn-06; Bracketing methods: Shutter speed or aperture; ISO speed
ISO Speed Equivalent: 100-1600 (in 1/3-stop increments); ISO can be expanded to L: 50 or H: 3200 (selected on shooting menu)

Type: Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter
Speeds: 30 - 1/8000 seconds (1/3 stop increments), Bulb,
Shutter release: Soft touch electromagnetic release

White balance
Type: Auto white balance with the imaging sensor
Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, White Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Colour Temperature Setting, Personal WB, (Total 10 Settings), White balance compensation: Blue/Amber +/-9 orMagenta/ Green +/-9.
Personal White Balance: Up to 3 personal WB settings can be registered
WB Bracketing: +/-3 stops in full stop increments; three bracketed images per shutter release. Method: Blue/Amber or Magenta/Green.

Colour matrix
Type: sRGB and Adobe RGB.

Type: Pentaprism
Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal): Approx. 100% (for JPEG images)
Magnification: 0.72x
Eyepoint: 20mm
Dioptre Correction: -3 to +1 dpt
Focusing Screen: Interchangeable (10 types); Standard Focusing Screen Ec-CIII
Mirror: Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 37:63, no mirror cut-off with EF1200mm f5.6 or shorter)
Viewfinder Information: AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light), exposure information (shutter speed, aperture, manual exposure, spot metering circle, ISO speed, exposure level, exposure warning), flash information (flash ready, FP flash, FE lock, flash exposure level), white balance correction, JPEG recording, number of remaining shots, memory card information.
Depth of field preview: Yes
Eyepiece shutter: Built-in

LCD monitor
Monitor: 2.5 inch TFT, approx. 230K pixels
Coverage: Approx. 100% (for JPEG images)
Brightness: Adjustable to one of five levels

Modes: E-TTL II Auto Flash, Metered Manual
HotShoe/PC terminal: Yes/ Yes
X-sync: 1/250sec
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/-3 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments with EX series Speedlites
Flash Exposure Bracketing: Yes
Flash Exposure Lock: Yes
Second Curtain Synchronisation: Yes
External Flash: E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support.

Shooting modes
Modes: Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual
Photo Effects: Monochrome (selected from the "Picture Style" menu) with options for Filters and Toning Effects.
Drive modes: Single; Continuous L; Continuous H
Continuous Shooting: Max. Approx. 8.5fps; speed maintained for up to 48 images (JPEG), 22 images (RAW)

Recording pixels/compression
Image Size: (L) 3504x2336, (M1) 3104x2072, (M2) 2544x1696, (S) 1728x1152, (RAW) 3504x2336
Compression: JPEG (1-10 settings, user selectable); RAW (Canon RAW 2nd edition)

File format
Still Image Format: JPEG (Exif 2.21 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0), Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording: Yes (separate formats to seperate cards)
Folders: Folder creation and selection is possible
File Numbering: Consecutive numbering; Auto reset; Manual reset
Processing Parameters: Six Preset 'Picture Styles' with three User defined settings
Sound Files: WAVE (monaural)

Direct print
Canon Printers: Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge
PictBridge: Yes

Other features
Custom Functions: 21 Custom Functions with 69 settings
Personal Functions: 27
LCD Panel (EL) Illumination: Yes
Water/Dust resistance: Yes
Sound Memo: Up to 30sec per image
Intelligent Orientation Sensor: Yes
Histogram: Brightness; RGB
Playback zoom: 1.5x - 10x
Display Formats: Single image with information (inc. file size); Single image; 4-image index; 9-image index; Magnified view
Image Erase Protection: Erase protection of one image, all images in a folder, or all images in the memory card can be applied or cancelled at one time
Image Erase: Single image, All
Self Timer: Approx. 2 or 10 sec.
Menu Categories: Recording Menu; Playback menu; Set-up menu; Custom/ Personal Functions Menu
Menu: Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Russian
Firmware Update: Update possible by the user.

Computer: IEEE 1394 (Supplied with 4-pin dedicated cable), USB 1.1(Mini-B, PTP)
Other: Video output (PAL/ NTSC)

Memory card
Type: CompactFlash Type I/II (Microdrive compatible) – compatible with all memory card capacities, including cards of 2GB and more: SD memory.

Supported operating system
PC: Windows 98SE / 2000 / Me / XP
Macintosh: OS X v10.2-10.4

Browsing & Printing: ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser
Other: PhotoStitch, Remote Capture
Drivers: TWAIN (Windows 98/2000), WIA (Windows Me/XP)
Image Manipulation: Digital Photo Professional (Windows 2000 / XP)

Power source
Batteries: 1x Ni-MH pack NP-E3, 1x CR2025 for date & settings
Battery life: Approx. 1200 exposures (at 20C); Approx. 800 exposures (at 0C)
Battery check: Automatic
Power saving: Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30mins.
AC: Power Supply Power Adapter DCK-E1

Lenses: All EF lenses (excludes EF-S lenses)
Flash: Canon Speedlites (220EX, 380EX, 420EX, 430EX, 550EX, 580EX, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR-14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2)
Remote Controller/Switch: Remote control with N3 type contact
Power Supply & Battery Chargers: DC coupler kit DCK-E1, Battery charger NC-E2

Physical specifications
Body Materials: Magnesium Alloy
Operating Environment: 0-45 °C, 85% or lower humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD): 156.0 x 157.6 x 79.9mm
Weight (body only): Approx. 1225g (battery weight 335g)

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22 August 2005

Professional requirements drive Canon’s new EOS-1D Mark II N

Canon has announced the launch of the EOS-1D Mark II N: an upgrade of the award winning EOS-1D Mark II. Still featuring 8.2 Megapixel performance at 8.5 frames per second, the upgraded camera has a higher performance buffer to deliver a 48 frame burst in JPEG and 22 frame burst in RAW. LCD monitor size increases from 2.0” to a 2.5”, and dual CF and SD memory card slots provide for separate RAW and JPEG recording. Colour Matrix and parameter settings are replaced with Canon’s new Picture Style – six pre-sets that simplify in-camera control over image optimisation and processing.

“The EOS-1D Mark II took photojournalism and sports photography by storm and was chosen by more than 70% of professional photographers at the 2004 Athens Olympics, ” reported Mogens Jensen, Head of Canon Consumer Imaging Europe. “Taking feedback from the professionals as their guide, Canon’s engineers have made a great camera even better.”

Exceptional image quality is assured with an APS-H size (28.7 x 19.1 mm) CMOS sensor and high performance DIGIC II processor. The EOS-1D Mark II N also features 45-point Auto Focus and a start-up time of 0.2 seconds. Its wide 100-1600 ISO speed range is expandable to L:50 and H:3200.

First choice of professional agencies

Launched in January 2004, the EOS-1D Mark II fast became Europe’s best selling professional D-SLR camera . It secured the major share of sports and photojournalism worldwide, with the world’s leading wire agencies such as Reuters, Getty Images and AFP choosing Canon professional products for their photographers. “One of the big pluses of working with Canon is the interaction we get as a ‘body’ of photographers,” explained Stephen Munday, Director of Operations – Editorial, Getty Images. “Canon consults with us about our wish list for new products. When they come to testing a new camera, most of the work has been done because they have listened to their clients – the photographers.”

New screen

For improved image review and menu readability, the EOS-1D Mark II N is fitted with a larger, brighter 2.5” 230K pixel poly-silicon TFT LCD monitor, giving photographers a significantly larger viewing area. The improved screen has twice the number of backlighting LEDs so that it retains brightness and visibility throughout a wide 170∞ angle of view, both vertically and horizontally. This makes it easy to view images when camera is mounted in a fixed position. With image playback, the magnified view can now be examined straight away on any selected AF point , and magnification is possible during the quick review immediately after image capture.

Meeting photographers’ needs, listening to the market

The EOS-1D Mark II N incorporates a host of improvements to enhance performance, operation and speed. To avoid shooting disruption, new folders are now automatically created when image number 9999 is reached in the current folder. A new memory card selection short cut makes it fast and easy to switch between card slots when choosing recording location. A Low Level Format option executes secure and permanent deletion of SD card data and increases SD card write speeds.

When shooting RAW and JPEG simultaneously, images can now be recorded separately onto a different memory card (CF or SD). In-camera file names are now customisable: users can decide the first four characters of the filename and the camera will append the four digit image number -– a feature particularly useful for agencies and photo libraries dealing with memory cards from multiple photographers.

Ready to use images as standard

New Picture Style pre-sets simplify in-camera control over image quality. The camera’s factory default configuration delivers more immediately usable JPEG images without need for additional menu settings. Picture Style pre-sets can be likened to different film types – each one offering a different colour response. Within each easily selectable pre-set, photographers have control over sharpness, contrast, colour tone and saturation.

The pre-sets include:

• Standard – for crisp, vivid images that don’t require post-processing

• Portrait – optimises colour tone and saturation and weakens sharpening to achieve attractive skin tones

• Landscape – for punchier greens and blues with stronger sharpening to give a crisp edge to mountain, tree and building outlines

• Neutral – ideal for post-processing

• Faithful – adjusts colour to match the subject colour when shot under a colour temperature of 5200K

• Monochrome – for black and white shooting with a range of filter effects (yellow, orange, red and green) and toning effects (sepia, blue, purple and green)

Three additional user defined entries enable the creation of further variations on the in-camera styles. Alternative custom Picture Style files, available for download from Canon’s website, can also be installed.

Picture Style replaces internal image processing previously controlled by setting processing parameters and colour matrix. It is also supported by the supplied Digital Photo Professional and RAW Image Task software.

Exceptional image quality, total reliability

Exceptionally high quality images are assured due to the combination of Canon’s DIGIC II processor and 2nd generation CMOS sensor, which features an on-chip noise elimination circuit to reduce the creation of fixed pattern and random noise. A low-pass filter placed in front of the sensor reduces false colour and moiré effects, while the infrared filter suppresses red fringing caused by sensor reflections and fog.

The EOS-1D Mark II N has a shutter durability of 200,000 cycles, and a weather resistant magnesium-alloy casing with over 70 dust and moisture resistant seals protects the camera.

A new Auto option is available on the Noise reduction menu screen, which offers automatic detection and correction when necessary of noise levels in images with exposures of 1 second or longer.

Compatibility and accessories

The EOS-1D Mark II N is compatible with all Canon EF lenses and the entire EX series Speedlite flash range. Canon's E-TTL II flash system optimises flash exposures by linking distance information from the camera/lens system to the 21-zone evaluative or averaged metering readings from the pre-flash.

The camera’s focusing screens are interchangeable; an optional new Super Precision Matte Ec-S focussing screen enables easier manual focusing with fast lenses.

With the optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E1, photographers can work cable-free as images transfer automatically through a wireless LAN to a computer in seconds . Interfaces include Video Out (for display in both NTSC and PAL formats), IEEE1394 (Firewire) and USB. The camera is PictBridge compliant for PC-less direct printing to any brand of compatible photo printer.

The EOS-1D Mark II N supports the optional Data Verification Kit DVK-E2 v2.2, which verifies the originality of images taken with the camera.

New software

The EOS-1D Mark II N is bundled with the EOS Digital Solutions Disk v11, which includes an upgraded version of Canon’s RAW image processing software Digital Photo Professional (DPP). DPP v2.0 now supports RAW images shot on all EOS digital cameras from the EOS D30 forwards, and includes support for Picture Styles. Improvements and additions are aimed at improving functionality and workflow efficiency for professionals, and include: easy image selection with three levels of check marks; real-time adjustment of sharpness; improved image correction (Copy Stamp); enhanced image transfer function, making single image transfer to PhotoShop possible; extended colour space support, now including Apple RGB and ColorMatch RGB; and an enhanced CMYK simulation function.

Also provided is on the solution disk is ZoomBrowser EX (PC) and ImageBrowser (MAC) v5.5 for managing images, EOS Capture v1.5 for remote shooting, PhotoStitch v3.1, PhotoRecord v2.2 (PC), RAW ImageTask v2.2 and CameraWindow v 5.3. EOS-1D Mark II N is compatible with CANON iMAGE GATEWAY providing a 100 MB online photo album.

Price and availability

The EOS 1D Mark II N will be available from September 2005 for £3049.99 RRP inc. VAT/ €4399.99 RRP inc. VAT.

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