Nikon D700 vs Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II
ManufacturingNikon D700 were released 2008 and Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II was released 2004. That is a 4 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.
|Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II||Canon||2004|
Type of camera
Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.
Sensors / crop factor
Even though the camera sensors might be called differently they are both considered Full frame which means that the focal length of the lenses is not effected. There is no crop factor on any of these cameras and sensors.
|Camera||Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")|
|Nikon D700||50 mm||(a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)|
|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 (Nikon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)
|Camera||Megapixels||Pixel (total)||Pixels (width)||Pixels (height)|
|Nikon D700||12,1 MP||12052992||4256||2832|
|Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II||16,6 MP||16613376||4992||3328|
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II has a 38 % larger resolution than Nikon D700. 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.
|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.
Here is a complete overview of which lenses that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D700
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. Nikon D700 can shoot up to 5-8 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II can shoot up to 4 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II||4|
Ability to record movies
It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.
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.
|Camera||Weight (in gram)||Weight (in pounds)|
|Nikon D700||1074 gr||2,37 lb|
|Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II||1565 gr||3,45 lb|