Canon EOS Kiss M2 vs Canon EOS 1Ds

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS Kiss M2 and Canon EOS 1Ds. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.


These cameras are both manufactured by Canon.

Canon EOS Kiss M2 were released 2020 and Canon EOS 1Ds was released 2002. That is a 18 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS Kiss M2 2020
Canon EOS 1Ds 2002

Type of camera

Canon EOS Kiss M2 is a Mirrorless camera while Canon EOS 1Ds is a DSLR camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS Kiss M2 has a "APSC"-sensor while Canon EOS 1Ds has a "FF"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Canon EOS Kiss M2 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
Canon EOS 1Ds 50 mm
Full-frame sensor
No crop factor/focal length multiplier

** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"

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


Canon EOS Kiss M2 has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 1Ds has 11 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Canon EOS Kiss M2 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000
Canon EOS 1Ds 11 MP
10989056 pixels
4064 x 2704

Canon EOS Kiss M2 has a 118 % 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, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Canon EOS Kiss M2 has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 1Ds. Canon EOS Kiss M2 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Canon EOS 1Ds has 50 to 1250.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS Kiss M2 100-25600
Canon EOS 1Ds 50-1250

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.

Worth mentioning is that Canon EOS Kiss M2 belongs to the Canon EOS M-system and needs an adapter to work with Canons EF, EF-S, MP-E, and TS-E lenses. You can read more about this adapter here:
Canon Lens Mount Adapter EF-EOS M

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Kiss M2
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 1Ds

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS Kiss M2 can shoot up to 10 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 1Ds can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS Kiss M2 10
Canon EOS 1Ds 3

Ability to record movies

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

When comparing these two cameras there is only one of them that can shoot movies and that is Canon EOS Kiss M2. Unfortunately Canon EOS 1Ds does not support recording movies and movie clips.


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

Canon EOS 1Ds weighs 1585 gr (equal to 3,49 lb) which is 310% heavier than Canon EOS Kiss M2 and its 387 gr (or 0,85 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS Kiss M2 387 gr
0,85 lb
Canon EOS 1Ds 1585 gr
3,49 lb