Canon EOS 1Ds vs Canon EOS M6 Mark II

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 1Ds and Canon EOS M6 Mark II. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Canon EOS 1Ds
Canon EOS M6 Mark II

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufacturered by Canon.

Canon EOS 1Ds were released 2002 and Canon EOS M6 Mark II was released 2019. That is a 17 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Canon EOS 1Ds Canon 2002
Canon EOS M6 Mark II Canon 2019

Type of camera

Canon EOS 1Ds is a DSLR camera while Canon EOS M6 Mark II is a Mirrorless camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS 1Ds has a "FF"-sensor while Canon EOS M6 Mark II has a "APSC"-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 1Ds 50 mm (a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)
Canon EOS M6 Mark II 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)

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

Resolution

Canon EOS 1Ds has a 11 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS M6 Mark II has 33 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 1Ds 11 MP 10989056 4064 2704
Canon EOS M6 Mark II 33 MP 32294400 6960 4640

Canon EOS M6 Mark II has a 194 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 1Ds. 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

Canon EOS M6 Mark II has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 1Ds. Canon EOS M6 Mark II has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Canon EOS 1Ds has 50 to 1250.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS 1Ds 50-1250
Canon EOS M6 Mark II 100-25600

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.

Worth mentioning is that Canon EOS M6 Mark II belong to the Canon EOS M-system and need an adapter to work with Canons EF, EF-S, MP-E and TS-E lenses. You can read more about this adapter here:
Read more about Canon Lens Mount Adapter EF-EOS M

Here is a complete overview of which lenses that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 1Ds
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS M6 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 1Ds can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS M6 Mark II can shoot up to 14 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS 1Ds 3
Canon EOS M6 Mark II 14

Ability to record movies

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

It is only one of these two cameras that support recording of movies and movie clips and that is Canon EOS M6 Mark II. Sadly, the Canon EOS 1Ds does not support this.

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.

Canon EOS 1Ds weighs 1585 gr (equal to 3,49 lb) which is 288% heavier than Canon EOS M6 Mark II and its 408 gr (or 0,9 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS 1Ds 1585 gr 3,49 lb
Canon EOS M6 Mark II 408 gr 0,9 lb