Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II vs Canon EOS 7D

6.14 in
3.15 in
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II Digital Camera
vs
5.83 in
2.89 in
Canon EOS 7D Digital Camera

Full Comparison

Sensor

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Sensor type
CMOS
CCD
Image sensor format
Full frame
APS-C
Sensor size
24, 36
22.3, 14.9
Sensor photo detectors
17 Mpx
19 Mpx
Effective pixels
17 Mpx
18 Mpx
Image ratio w:h
3:2
3:2
Max resolution
4992, 3328
5184, 3456
Other resolutions
3600x2400, 3072x2048, 2496x1664
5184x3456, 3888x2592, 3456x2304, 2592x1728

Image

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ISO minimum
50
100
ISO maximum
3200
6400
Boosted ISO maximum
3200
12800
White balance presets
8
6
White balance modes
Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Shade, Tungsten
Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Tungsten
Custom white balance
yesyes
Yes (1)
Supported image file formats
JPEG, RAW
JPG, RAW
Image stabilization type
nono
nono
Supported aspect ratios
3:2
3:2
Uncompressed format
RAW
RAW
HDR
nono
nono
AEB/HDR support
yesyes
yesyes

Optics and focus

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Lens mount
Canon EF
Canon EF-S
Optical zoom
3 x
5.6 x
Magnification (Crop factor)
1 x
1.6 x
AF assist (auto-focus assist light)
nono
Flash
Focal length multiplier
1.6×
Autofocus
Center
Face detection, Servo Auto Focus, Spot Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) lock
yesyes
yesyes
Manual focus
yesyes
yesyes
Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
yesyes
yesyes
Number of focus points
45
19
Max number of AF points (incl. assistant)
45
19
Image stabiliser
Lens based only
Lens based only
Phase detection autofocus
yesyes
yesyes

Screen and viewfinder

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Screen size
2.00 in
3.00 in
Articulated LCD
nono
Fixed
Screen technology
LCD
LCD
Screen dots
230000
920000
Touch screen
nono
nono
Live view
nono
yesyes
Viewfinder
Optical (pentaprism)
Electronic
Viewfinder coverage
100 %
100 %
Viewfinder magnification
0.7 x
1 x
Separate info display
yesyes
yesyes

Photography features

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Shooting modes
Manual
Aperture priority, Auto, Manual, Movie, Program, Shutter priority
Camera shutter type
Electronic
Electronic, Mechanical
Minimum shutter speed
30 s
30 s
Maximum shutter speed
1/8000 s
1/8000 s
Shutter priority
yesyes
yesyes
Aperture priority
yesyes
yesyes
Number of exposures
3
3
Exposure compensation plus
3
5
Exposure compensation minus
-3
-5
Expousure compensation steps
1/2, 1/3
1/3, 1/2
Continuous shooting
yesyes
yesyes
Self-timer delay
10 s
2, 10
Flash sync speed
1/250s
1/250s
Built-in flash
yesyes
yesyes
Flash modes
Auto, Flash OFF, Redeye Reduction, Slow Sync
Auto, Flash OFF, Redeye Reduction
External flash connection
Hot shoe, PC terminal
Hot shoe, PC terminal
External flash
yesyes
yesyes
Continuous drive
4.0 fps
8.0 fps
Self-timer
yesyes
yesyes
Manual settings
yesyes
yesyes
Self-timer options
2, 10
2, 10
Speed (JPEG)
4 fps
8 fps
Speed (RAW)
4 fps
8 fps
Exposure bracketing
0.3 - 3.0±EV
0.3 - 3.0±EV

Videography features

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Video recording
yesyes
yesyes
Camera playback
Single image
Single image, Slide show
Motion JPEG frame rate
32 fps
29.97 fps

Audio features

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Built-in microphone
yesyes
yesyes
Voice recording
yesyes
yesyes

Design

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Body type
SLR
SLR
Body material
Metal
Magnesium
Colour of product
Black
Black
Anti-dust system
nono
yesyes
Environmentally sealed
yesyes
yesyes

Dimensions

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Weight
2.68 lb
1.81 lb
Width
6.14 in
5.83 in
Height
3.15 in
2.89 in
Depth
6.20 in
4.36 in

Storage

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Compatible memory cards
CF, MicroDrive, SD
CF, MicroDrive
Storage types
Compact Flash Type I/II, SD
Compact Flash Type I/II, UDMA, SD, SDHC

Power

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Battery technology
Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH)
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of batteries supported
1
1

Connectivity

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HDMI
nono
nono
USB version
2.0
2.0
Remote control
yesyes
yesyes
PictBridge
yesyes
yesyes
NFC
nono
nono
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
nono
nono
Firewire
yesyes
nono

Other features

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Timelapse recording
yesyes
yesyes
GPS
nono
nono
Orientation sensor
yesyes
yesyes
Image editing modes
Rotating
Resizing

Often compared with EOS 7D