News & Reviews: Canon EOS-1D
Canon clinches 14th consecutive year of No. 1 Share of Global Interchangeable-Lens Digital Camera marketLast Updated: Mar 31, 2017
Today, Canon Inc. is proud to announce that their interchangeable-lens digital cameras (digital SLR and compact-system cameras) is once again the no.1 of market share globally for the 14th year in a row starting from 2003.
Last Updated: Jan 01, 2010
The 1D series cameras are optimized for fast operation and have traditionally been the camera of choice for sports professionals who shoot with Canon. 1D series use an APS-H format sensor (28.1x18.7mm), which is larger than APS-C and so can yield higher image quality, but is smaller than full frame, which means that the file size is smaller and the reflex mirror can be smaller and lighter. This enables the camera can operate at higher speeds (10 frames per sec). Like other professional 1D and 1Ds series cameras, the EOS 1D MkIV has an integrated grip with a second set of controls for vertical shooting and is weather-sealed for operation outdoors in the rain. It also utilizes a high capacity battery pack and has high strength construction to make it rugged enough to stand up to hard professional use.
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV - Design & Build:
The EOS 1D MkIV is a relatively large and heavy camera. The integrated grip and high capacity battery significantly increase the size of the camera body when compared to an EOS 5D MkII and it's much bigger and heavier than something like a digital Rebel T2i. At just over 2.5lbs in weight it's also pretty heavy - and that weight doesn't include a lens!