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Canon EOS 1DC
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Canon EOS 1DC Digital Camera

SLR 18.1MP CMOS Mar 2013
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27 Reasons For

Canon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Canon has good average reviews for its waterproof cameras as well as across its entire camera range compared to other brands.

4K Ultra HD HD Type

The HD type of this digital camera is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many digital cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Large Screen Size

The screen sizes of digital cameras of this spec and age range from 1.8" to 3.3". With a screen size of 3.2 inches, the EOS 1DC has a quite large screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

There are a number of other 3.2" screen cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the EOS 5D Mark III ($2,084.95), or the EOS 1D X ($4,599.99) both from Canon.

If you want a larger screen size then you might also want to look at the Sony DSC-TX30 ($429.09) (3.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The EOS 1DC supports Full HD video, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras which support Full HD video and we think the TG-620, the Stylus TG-2, and the Stylus Tough TG-830 iHS all from Olympus which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and type, the EOS 1DC has a built-in flash.

Alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Olympus TG-620, the Pentax Optio WG-3 ($290.26), or the Nikon Coolpix AW110.

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Waterproof

The Canon EOS 1DC is waterproof. Most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as the EOS 1DC also are waterproof.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other waterproof digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Olympus TG-620, the Nikon Coolpix AW110, or the Polaroid IE090.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

The lowest megapixel count of digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the EOS 1DC is 5MP, the highest is 23MP, and the average megapixel count is 14MP. The Canon EOS 1DC has a quite high megapixel count (18.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 18.1MP cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS 1D X ($4,599.99) is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel count that might be worth looking at include the Sony DSC-TX30 ($429.09) (18.2MP), or the Canon EOS 70D ($764.99) (20.2MP) which is also higher rated.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on cameras of this age and type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Olympus TG-620, the Canon EOS 70D ($764.99), or the Ricoh WG-4 GPS.

If the sensor type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3 (CCD and higher rated), the Nikon Coolpix S31 (CCD and higher rated), or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro ($691.41) (CCD and higher rated).

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Very Wide Field of View

The EOS 1DC has a very wide field of view (170 percent) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the EOS 1DC. Across all the waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago the field of view range from 96% to 170%, and the average field of view is 100%.

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4096 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Canon EOS 1DC is 4096 x 2160 pixels. That's over five times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 1440 x 1080 pixels. In addition, this camera support video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels and 1920 x 1080 pixels.

A 4096 x 2160 pixels video resolution is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras that are a similar age to the EOS 1DC.

A 320 x 120 pixels video resolution is the worst supported video resolution across similar types of digital camera.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is the most frequently found camera shutter on digital cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Very High Maximum ISO Speed

The maximum ISO speeds of waterproof cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the EOS 1DC range from 200 to 52,000. When compared to other cameras that are a comparable age to the EOS 1DC that we have checked, the Canon EOS 1DC's maximum ISO speed of 51,200 is one of the highest.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the EOS 1DC is more than most waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Canon camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. The image format "RAW" is also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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1120 Shots Per Battery Charge

The EOS 1DC takes more shots per battery charge than most of the digital cameras of this spec and age. This digital camera is a digital camera that takes 1,120 shot shot per battery charge compared to most of the cameras that were released more than two years ago which only take between 120 and 1,119 shots per battery charge.

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Quite High Display Resolution

With a display resolution of 1,040,000 pixel, the EOS 1DC has a quite high display resolution compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. Waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the EOS 1DC have display resolutions of between 150,000 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 530,000 pixels.

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4096 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Canon EOS 1DC is 4096 x 2160 pixels. That's over twenty-eight times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution.

This digital camera's video resolution (4096 x 2160 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution amongst all similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years.

A 320 x 240 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution across similar types of digital camera.

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Has Eight White Balance Modes

The EOS 1DC has a greater number of white balance modes than most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on cameras that have been around for around the same time as the EOS 1DC. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Shade" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Fairly Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

At 30 seconds, the EOS 1DC has a quite long maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the EOS 1DC. The maximum camera shutter speeds of digital cameras that were released around the same time as the EOS 1DC range from 0.03s to 60s.

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± 5EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The EOS 1DC has a ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than the ± 2EV (1/2EV step) light exposure correction found on most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. The worst light exposure correction of all digital cameras of this spec and age is ± 3EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step) and the best is ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step).

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4608 X 3072 Still Image Resolution

The EOS 1DC has a 4608 x 3072 still image resolution which is higher than most waterproof cameras that are a similar age to it. Most cameras of this age and type have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This camera also have still image resolutions of 2592 x 1728 and 3456 x 2304 and 5184 x 3456. Across all digital cameras of this age and type the best still image resolution is 4608 x 3456 and the worst is 480 x 480.

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61 Auto Focus Points

61 auto focus points

The Canon EOS 1DC is a 61 auto focus point camera. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the EOS 1DC have between 9 and 98 auto focus points.

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Quite Many Total Megapixel Count

The total megapixel counts of comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years range from 5MP to 24MP, and the average total megapixel count is 15MP. The Canon EOS 1DC has one of the more total megapixel counts (19.3 megapixels) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Very Big Image Effective Megapixels

The image effective megapixels of cameras of a similar type and age to the EOS 1DC range from 16MP to 19MP, and the average image effective megapixels is 17MP. With an image effective megapixels of 18.1 megapixels, the EOS 1DC has a very big image effective megapixels compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the EOS 1DC.

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Features Two Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the EOS 1DC is more than most waterproof cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. The most commonly featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this Canon digital camera. The auto focus Multi Point Auto Focus and Single Auto Focus are also featured on this Canon camera.

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TFT Display

The Canon EOS 1DC has a TFT display which is better than most waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. Most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Across all waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as the EOS 1DC the display ranges from LCD (worst) to OLED (best).

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Supports One Power Source

The EOS 1DC has a greater number of power sources than most cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This Canon camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most frequently supported power source supported by cameras of a similar spec and age to the EOS 1DC.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is the most frequently found focus on waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Canon EOS 1DC does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as the EOS 1DC which have an image stabiliser.

There are a number of other cameras which also have an image stabiliser which you might want to look at including the Olympus TG-620, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3, or the Polaroid IE090 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Most cameras of a comparable age and spec to the EOS 1DC do not support video recording. The EOS 1DC is no exception to this as it too does not support video recording.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a video recording and we think the Olympus TG-620, the SeaLife DC1400 Pro ($691.41), or the Polaroid IE090 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the EOS 1DC do not have a GPS. The EOS 1DC is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a GPS and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3, the Pentax Optio WG-3 ($290.26), or the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-835 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Canon EOS 1DC is not 3D compatible. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the EOS 1DC are also not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Olympus TG-620, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3, or the Nikon Coolpix AW110 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other cameras of this age and spec, the EOS 1DC does not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity that you might also want to look at including the Coolpix P7100, the Coolpix AW110, or the Coolpix AW120 all from Nikon.

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Very Thick

The depths of waterproof cameras that have been available for more than two years range from 1mm to 83mm, and the average depth is 33mm. The Canon EOS 1DC is one of the thickest waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the EOS 1DC (82.7 millimeters) amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

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Very Wide

The EOS 1DC is very wide (158 millimeters) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. Across all the waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the EOS 1DC the widths range from 50mm to 160mm, and the average width is 110mm.

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Very Heavy

With a weight of 1.4 kilograms, the EOS 1DC is one of the heaviest digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the EOS 1DC amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. Waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as the EOS 1DC have weights of between 36g and 1.4kg, and the average weight is 260g.

If you would consider a digital camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the EOS 7D ($1,359.55) (820g and higher rated), the EOS 5D Mark III ($2,084.95) (950g and higher rated), or the EOS 1D X ($4,599.99) (1.3kg and higher rated) all from Canon.

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1 Other reason to consider the Canon EOS 1DC

Released Over Three Years Ago

Canon released the EOS 1DC over three years ago.

Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Body Material
Protection Feature
Lens System
Lens Mount Interface
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Point
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Camera File System
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Near Field Communication
Bluetooth
Other Features
Photo Mode
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Image Effective Megapixels

Expert Reviews

31 March 2014

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 3 December 2013 by Al.Marshed
Al.Marshed would recommend the Canon EOS 1D (Verified Purchase)

I used this camera for filming, it's a very good camera easy to use but the only thing that i didn't like is the 4GB file limit. It's enough when you shoot in HD but when you shoot in 4K that... Read more…

Easy to Use
Great Picture Quality
4k
Good Image Stabilization
Good in Low Light
Bit Heavy
Banding In Shadows
C-log Useless
Slow 4k Compression
Slow Workflow For 4k

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon f28, canon f28l
Barcodes 00013803160130, 08714574595122
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