Canon EOS 1D Review Round-Up

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Digital Photography Review

The EOS-1D is a remarkably important and prestigious camera for Canon. Not only can it deliver beautiful images with great resolution … sharpness and balanced color but it does so from what could be the most robust and best built 35mm SLR bodies ever. The eight frames per second shooting speed is truly unbelievable and in operation the 1D never fails or hesitates. Add to all of this the fact that the camera has the most flexible set of custom and personal functions of any D-SLR … My major concern with the 1D is high ISO banding, while this isn’t apparent in well-exposed shots with most of their detail at the higher end of the grayscale it does become visible especially in darker backgrounds or underexposed shots. … if you’re the type of photographer who will find themselves consistently shooting at high ISO’s (ISO 800 or above) then you really need to go back, check our high ISO samples and decide if you can live with the banding. READ FULL REVIEW

Other Canon EOS 1D Reviews

Steve’s Digicams

Canon’s target market for the EOS-1D are the sports shooters and photojournalists that now use the EOS-1v 35mm SLR camera. In that respect the EOS-1D is a home run, its 8fps burst rate and the same incredibly fast autofocus of the EOS-1v makes it the fastest digital SLR currently available. The 1D has extensive weather proofing (over 70 O-ring and gaskets) to allow it to be used in the worst of conditions which is often where you’ll find the pro sports shooter or photojournalist. The 1D’s image quality is very good, the white balance and color saturation is spot on and requires little to no post-processing at all. We have noticed some noise banding problems at ISO 800 and 1600, mostly in the shadow areas. … The EOS-1D has to be the most customizable digital SLR ever. All things considered, the EOS-1D would be my hands-down pick at this time. READ FULL REVIEW

Luminous Landscape

My initial impression was one of disappointment. Two main things came to mind. The first was that the camera uses a CCD imager rather than the CMOS device used by the D30. Secondly, the 1D only has a 4.1 megapixel chip, not the 6 megapixel imager that everyone was expecting. … The Canon EOS 1D is definitely on! In fact, I can say with confidence that it is possibly the most enjoyable camera that I’ve ever used – and I’ve used a lot. Handling is on a par with the finest cameras out there. Everything from autofocus to metering to user interface is from Canon’s top drawer – which means that it’s pretty much state-of-the-art. The D30’s image quality is very good indeed but the 1D’s is better in many ways. Certainly the resolution is higher, and definitely the imaging chip has lower noise, especially at high ISO settings. READ FULL REVIEW

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