Whether you are an amateur or professional photographer, if you need a workhorse camera, the black Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II 16.7 megapixel digital SLR camera body is your solution. Featuring 16.7 MP, the camera lets you enlarge and crop your photos to create the composition you want while giving you the option to create crisp, clear, and vibrant large-scale prints. The 2-inch LCD monitor lets you share snaps instantly, and a rechargeable NiMH battery lasts while you shoot at length. The full-size, 18-millimeter lens means no field-of-view cropping. With the two memory slots, choose the amount of storage you need. Add your favorite compatible lenses for a great addition to your camera kit.The 2.7-pound Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II has some great specs to take your photography to a new level. An ISO range of 100-1600, four frames per second continuous shooting, powerful 45-point autofocus, and a 1.0x full-frame, 35-millimeter sensor are just a few. The viewfinder offers a 100 percent view. It also has USB 1.1 for direct printing and a 100mbps Firewire connection. The 16 megapixels produce billboard-quality photo resolution. The shutter mechanism is designed to last for at least 200,000 activations and operate at a minimum of 30 seconds and a maximum of 1/8000 seconds. The EOS 1Ds Mark II turns on in less than a second. Compact flash and SD memory cards are used at the same time to save your photo files. Use the three-color histogram analysis to find blown out channels and adjust accordingly. This Canon camera's superior image quality is especially obvious in low-light settings at high ISOs. Refine file sizes of JPGs to fit any job. Save your custom settings to a memory card, which is great for multiple users or multiple settings. The 1Ds Mark II also has video out capability for connecting directly to a TV monitor for viewing. The updated flash metering system from Canon called E-TTL II adds a smart aspect to automated flash mode. The system calculates distance information taken from the lens for perfect exposure and white balance on the first try. Sensors in the digital camera's body rotate images automatically for quicker processing. A customizable readout shows the ISO setting, file number, and shots remaining. Expand your photography options and results with a range of accessories, including Canon EF-mount lenses and a Wi-Fi G transmitter for instant sharing.This is a full-featured, rugged Canon DSLR that is water- and dust-resistant. Rubber gaskets protect buttons and openings against dust and water. The Canon EOS Mark II 1Ds tactile body helps you keep a good grip no matter the weather and stands up to wear and tear. The rechargeable battery keeps up with a long day or two of shooting, too. The four frames per second capture every step of a subject on the move. For the photographer who wants control over every aspect of a photo, the 21 custom functions and 32 personal functions of the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II digital camera should do the trick.