Driven by the revolutionary new DIGIC II Image Processor, the EOS-1Ds Mark II has been supercharged for unprecedented performance and image quality, no matter the situation. Thanks to the DIGIC II Image Processor, the EOS-1Ds MARK II is capable of shooting up to 4 frames-per-second for up to 32 JPEG or 11 RAW images. The information captured by the sensor is processed and assembled into images of exceptional clarity and resolution. For the first time, photographers can expect precise, natural colors with smooth, lifelike gradations, spot-on white balance and speed in any number of lighting situations. By handling larger volumes of image data, the DIGIC II Image Processor also contributes to lower power consumption: up to about 1,200 shots can be taken on a full battery at 20° C/68° F, or around 800 shots at 0° C/32° F. With a startup time of 0.3 seconds, the benefits of the DIGIC II Image Processor are immediately evident.
RAW + JPEG
Images can be recorded in the JPEG image format, the RAW image format, or both formats simultaneously, with unprecedented control over image quality. The JPEG format is ideal when reduced file sizes are desired, while Canon's newly developed proprietary CR2 RAW format offers higher image quality, with rich 12-bit gradation and lossless image compression. Amazing results can be achieved when processing RAW images on a computer.