Canon 1D C PDF User Manual
Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Canon EOS-1D C? It happens all too easily, but fortunately Canon makes a soft copy available that you can browse through online, print out, or download (see the pdf file below). It is certainly good practice to carefully familiarize oneself with the many different functionalities and options that the 1DC offers, and the official user manual is without doubt an authoritative and comprehensive source of respective information.
That said, the instruction booklet can be a dry read, so that a dedicated camera guide book from a professional photographer that illustrates the camera's core functions in a real life photography context can be a very helpful complement. Yes, getting one of these camera guides (see here at amazon) would involve an additional expense, but if that book helps to exploit the camera's potential to the full, the (small) additional investment may well be worth it.
In any case, the 1DC is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera was officially introduced on April 12th, 2012, which means that, as of today, the camera is 4333 days old (young?). The camera has meanwhile been discontinued, but there has not been a direct replacement model for the 1DC from Canon.
Canon's instruction manual for the 1DC
The camera's instruction manual is 100 pages long. The pdf version is embedded below. As you browse through, you will hopefully find the information you are looking for. You can also print out a hard copy by right clicking on the manual and then choosing the respective menu option. For convenience, a summary of the key specs of the 1DC is included towards the bottom of this webpage.
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Click on the button below to download the pdf version of the Canon EOS-1D C manual to your computer. The file will open in a new browser window.
If you prefer to read the user guide in another language, please check the respective availability on Canon's support site. That site also provides complementary online resources, such as information on the compatibility of various camera accessories or the availability of firmware updates that are not necessarily comprehensively covered in the instruction manual.
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Canon 1D C FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the 1DC.
What is the technology behind the imaging sensor in the Canon 1D C?
The camera features a CMOS (Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor.
Which image processing chip is used in the Canon 1D C to convert the raw signal into an image file and perform noise reduction and image sharpening?
Canon equipped the 1DC with the DIGIC 5+ (Dual) image processor.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the Canon 1D C?
The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 51200, which can be extended to ISO 50-204800.
What is the life expectancy of the shutter in the Canon EOS-1D C?
Canon does not publish a shutter rating for the 1DC. Yet, shutters in comparable cameras from other manufacturers are said to be good for at least 300 000 actuations. It should be noted, though, that this number represents a Mean Time before Failure. The shutter might fail earlier, or it might last longer. Anyway, in order to exhaust an expected shutter life of 300 000 shots over, say, three years, one would have to take about 300 pictures each and every day.
How do I find the shutter count on my Canon 1D C?
Canon embeds the number of shutter actuations in the camera firmware. You can check the number of shots that your 1DC has taken up to now by using a third-party app, as described on the Canon 1D C shutter count page.
What is the fastest shutter speed that can be used with the Canon 1D C for flash photography?
The 1DC's flash sync speed is 1/250 sec.
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Core camera specifications
Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Canon EOS-1D C.
|Canon 1D C
|Digital single lens reflex
|Canon EF mount lenses
|USD 14 999
|Full Frame Sensor
|36.0 x 24.0 mm
|5 184 x 3 456 pixels
|100 - 51 200 ISO
|50 - 204 800 ISO
|DIGIC 5+ (Dual)
|Viewfinder Field of View
|Manual Focusing Aid
|no Peaking Feature
|Maximum Shutter Speed
|14 shutter flaps/s
|Shutter Life Expectancy
|300 000 actuations
|Time Lapse Photography
|no On-Board Flash
|Single or Dual Card Slots
|Dual card slots
|PC Sync socket
|External MIC port
|LP-E4N power pack
|Battery Life (CIPA)
|1120 shots per charge
158 x 164 x 83 mm
(6.2 x 6.5 x 3.3 in)
|1 545 g (54.5 oz)
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