Canon EOS M vs Canon EOS 1Ds

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

Canon EOS M
Canon EOS 1Ds

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufacturered by Canon.

Canon EOS M were released 2012 and Canon EOS 1Ds was released 2002. That is a 10 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Canon EOS M Canon 2012
Canon EOS 1Ds Canon 2002

Type of camera

Canon EOS M 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 M has a "APSC"-sensor while Canon EOS 1Ds 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 M 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)
Canon EOS 1Ds 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 M has a 18 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 Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Canon EOS M 18 MP 17915904 5184 3456
Canon EOS 1Ds 11 MP 10989056 4064 2704

Canon EOS M has a 63 % 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 M has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 1Ds. Canon EOS M has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 12800 while Canon EOS 1Ds has 50 to 1250.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS M 100-12800
Canon EOS 1Ds 50-1250

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 M 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 M
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 1Ds

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Canon EOS M can shoot up to 4,3 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 1Ds can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS M 4,3
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 M. Unfortunately Canon EOS 1Ds does not support recording movies and movie clips.

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 432% heavier than Canon EOS M and its 298 gr (or 0,66 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS M 298 gr 0,66 lb
Canon EOS 1Ds 1585 gr 3,49 lb