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Canon 1D Mk2 N – comparison with 1D Mk2

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3rd August 2006

Major Specifications Comparison between EOS-1D Mark II N and EOS-1D Mark II

Item EOS-1D
Mark II N
EOS-1D Mark II
Imaging Sensor Imaging Sensor CMOS
Effective Pixels
8.2 megapixel
Effective Sensor Size (mm) 28.7 x 19.1
Color Filter System RGB primary color filter
Low-pass Filter 3 Layers/Built-in, Non-removable
35mm-Equivalent Focal Length 1.3x
Recording Media CF Card
(Type I, II)
SD Card
Card Slots 2
Recording Pixels (Approx.) Large 8.2 megapixel
Middle 1 6.4 megapixel
Middle 2 4.3 megapixel
Small 2.0 megapixel
RAW 8.2 megapixel
JPEG Quality (Compression Ratio) Settings 10
Picture Styles (Setting)  (6+3)
Processing Parameters Integrated in Picture Style
Color Matrix  (5+2)
Color Space sRGB/Adobe RGB
RAW+JPEG Simultaneous Recording  (Either as RAW/JPEG image)
RAW+JPEG Recording on Separate
Memory Cards Selectable as RAW/JPEG
Recording Slot Switching
Backup Mode  (CF/SD same file recording)
Automatic Folder Creation
Folder Selection
o Save Images
Max. Number of Images Saved per Folder 9999
User-Defined File Name
Noise Reduction Yes/Auto/No Yes/No
Low Level Format
for SD Card
Support for 2GB and Larger Memory Card
Auto White Balance (AWB) Image Sensor
WB Settings 12
WB Bracketing Amount ±3 steps in full steps
Method Blue/Amber
Release 3 Bracketed Image per Shutter Release
White Balance Compensation Levels ±9 steps in full steps
Viewfinder Magnification
(-1dpt, 50mm lens at infinity)
Coverage (%) 100
Focusing Screen Standard Ec-C III (Laser Matte)
Ec-S Support
Interchangeable Focusing Screen  (10)  (9)
Eye Point 20mm
Dioptric Adjustment -3 to +1 (dpt.)
Autofocus AF Points 45
AF Frame Selection Quick Control Dial
Focusing Range (EV) 0 to 18
AF Speed, Accuracy Excellent
Predictive AF Minimum Distance
(50 km/h, 300/2.8L)
AF-assist Beam External Flash
Exposure Control P, Tv, Av, M and Bulb
Light Metering Mode (%) Evaluative Metering (No. of Zones)  (21)
Partial (%) 8.5
Spot (%) 2.4
Metering Area (50/1.4; ISO 100) [EV] 0-20
ISO Speed Normal
100 – 1600 (1/3 step)
Expansion (C. Fn) L:50, H:3200
Autoflash Evaluating Metering E-TTL II
Average Metering (C. Fn)
Shutter Shutter Speed 1/8000 to 30 sec., Bulb
X-sync Speed 1/250 sec.
Release Time Normal 55ms
Minimum 40ms (P.Fn-26)
Drive System Drive Mode Single/Continuous
Continuous Shooting Speed (Approximate) 8.5 fps
Max. Burst Shots JPEG/L/F 48 40
RAW 22 20
LCD Monitor Size 2.5” 2”
Pixels (Approximate) 230,000
Wide Picture coverage
Playback Display Formats Single Image
Shooting Info
(file-size display)
4-image Index
9-image Index
Histogram Brightness
Highlight Alert
AF Frame Display
Magnified View Magnification 1.5x to 10x
Default Position Center
AF point
Image Review after Shooting
Image Quality Excellent
Rotate Manual/Auto
Playback Image Position (Playback OFF → Playback) From the last playback image From the last shot image
Sound Recording
Menu Languages 15 15 (supported by firmware-upgrade)
Menu Operation during Image
Processing/Data Writing
Printing CP Direct, Bubble Jet Direct
DCF/Exif [Ver.] 2.0/2.21
Customization Custom Functions 21 Functions/69 Settings 21 Functions/67 Settings
Personal Functions 27
Camera Settings Storage  (CF Card)
Original Image Data Evaluation System
Add IPTC information
Support for Wireless Transmitter WFT-E1
External Interface PC Terminal IEEE1394
Video OUT
X-sync Terminal
Remote Control Terminal N3-type
Shutter Durability (Release Cycles) 200,000
Power Source Battery NP-E3
Battery Life 1200 shots
Start-up time 0.2 sec. 0.3 sec.
Exterior Material Magnesium
Color Black
Water/Dust-Resistance Excellent
Chassis Material Magnesium
Dimensions (W x H x D) 156 x 157.6 x 79.9mm
Weight 1225g 1220g
Price Open Open
Release September 2005 April 2004