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

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 1D Mark II and Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Canon EOS 1D Mark II
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufacturered by Canon.

These two camera models were both released 2004.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Canon EOS 1D Mark II Canon 2004
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II Canon 2004

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS 1D Mark II has a "APSH"-sensor while Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II has a "FF"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also effect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Canon EOS 1D Mark II 65 mm (a Canon APS-H sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.3)
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II 50 mm (a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)

Resolution

Canon EOS 1D Mark II has a 8,2 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II has 16,6 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Canon EOS 1D Mark II 8,2 MP 8185344 3504 2336
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II 16,6 MP 16613376 4992 3328

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II has a 103 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 1D Mark II. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Both of these cameras offers the exact same ISO range. They both have 50 to 3200.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS 1D Mark II 50-3200
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II 50-3200

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that supports autofocus, does not have a autofocus motor of their own but this wont cause any problems with these two cameras.

Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 1D Mark II
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Canon EOS 1D Mark II can shoot up to 8,5 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II can shoot up to 4 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS 1D Mark II 8,5
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II 4

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

Though, neither Canon EOS 1D Mark II or Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II can shoot movies so if that is a functionality that you are really looking for you should look elsewhere.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, carried around, for several hours at the time.

These two cameras weigh exactly the same so there is no diffence there. Please see the details below.

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS 1D Mark II 1565 gr 3,45 lb
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II 1565 gr 3,45 lb