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Digital, AF/AE single-lens reflex, camera with built-in flash
SD/SDHC/SDXC card, via external media (USB v.2.0 hard drive, or via Wireless LAN (Eye-Fi card*))
*Canon cameras are not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions, including wireless transfer. In case of an issue with the Eye-Fi card, please consult with the card manufacturer. The use of Eye-Fi cards may not be approved in all regions, or from one region to another; please contact the card manufacturer for status of approval in the country/region of use.
Approx. 22.0 mm x 14.7 mm
Canon EF lenses including EF-S lenses
(35mm-equivalent focal length is approx.1.6x the lens focal length)
Canon EF mount
High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor
Effective pixels: Approx. 12.20 megapixels
Total pixels: Approx. 12.60 megapixels
3:2 (Horizontal : Vertical)
Color Filter System
RGB primary color filters
Low Pass Filter
Fixed position in front of the CMOS sensor
Dust Deletion Feature
(1) Manual cleaning
(2) Dust Delete Data acquisition and appending
Design rule for Camera File System 2.0 and Exif 2.30
(1) Large: Approx. 12.20 Megapixels (4272 x 2848)
(2) Medium: Approx. 6.30 Megapixels (3088 x 2056)
(3) Small: Approx. 3.40 Megapixels (2256 x 1504)
(4) S2: Approx. 2.50 Megapixels (1920 x 1280)
(5) S3: Approx. 0.35 Megapixels (720 x 480)
(6) RAW: Approx. 12.20 Megapixels (4272 x 2848)
Exact file sizes depend on the subject, ISO speed, Picture Style, etc.
Images record directly to the SD card. Creating new folders and selecting folders in the card possible.
Consecutive numbering, auto reset, manual reset.
RAW + JPEG Simultaneous Recording
Provided (RAW + JPEG)
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined 1-3
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom (Custom WB)
Auto White Balance
Auto white balance with the image sensor
Color Temperature Compensation
White balance correction: ±9 levels
White balance bracketing: ±3 levels in single-level increments
Blue/amber direction or magenta/green direction possible
Color Temperature Information Transmission
Eye-level SLR (with fixed pentamirror)
Vertical/Horizontal approx. 95% (TD)
Approx. 0.8x / 22.4° (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1 m-1 (dpt))
Approx. 21 mm (At -1m-1 from the eyepiece lens center)
Dioptric Adjustment Correction
Adjustable from approx. -2.5 to +0.5 m-1 (dpt)
Quick-return half mirror (transmittance: reflectance ratio of 40:60)
1) AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light)
2) Exposure information (Shutter speed, aperture, ISO speed, AE lock, exposure level, exposure warning)
3) Flash information (Flash ready, flash exposure compensation, high-speed sync, FE lock, red-eye reduction light)
4) Image information (Highlight tone priority, Monochrome shooting, maximum burst, white balance correction, SD card information)
Depth Of Field Preview
No depth-of-field preview button (Enabled with C.Fn-8-5 and pressing SET)
TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
9 Points (center AF point is cross-type vertical-line sensitive f/5.6)
AF Working Range
EV 0 - 18 (at 73°F/23°C, ISO 100)
AF Point Selection
(1) Manual selection
(2) Auto selection
Selected AF Point Display
Indicated by superimposed display in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor
AF Assist Beam
1) Intermittent firing of built-in flash.
2) Effective range: Approx. 4 m/13.1 ft at center, approx. 3.5 m/11.5 ft at periphery.
63-zone SPC TTL metering with selectable modes
EV 1.0 - EV 20.0 (at 73°F/23°C with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Exposure Control Systems
(1) Program AE (program-shift possible)
(2) Shutter-priority AE
(3) Aperture-priority AE
(4) Manual exposure
(5) Automatic depth-of-field AE
(6) Full Auto
(7) Flash Off
(8) Creative Auto
(9) Program AE with ambience selection
(10) E-TTL II autoflash program AE
ISO Speed Range
Auto, ISO 100 - 6400 (in whole-stop increments)
(1) Manual: ±5 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
(2) AEB : ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
Auto AE Lock: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved.
Manual: By AE lock button
Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically controlled.
1/4000 to 1/60 sec., X-sync at 1/200 sec.
1/4000 to 30 sec., Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode.)
Soft-touch electromagnetic release
10-sec. or 2-sec. delay
Compatible with Remote Switch RS-60E3. There is no wireless remote control sensor.
Auto pop-up, retractable, built-in flash in the pentaprism
Approx. 9.2/30 (at ISO 100 in meters/feet), Approx. 13/43 (at ISO 200 in meters/ feet)
Approx. 2 sec.
Flash Ready Indicator
Flash-ready icon lights in viewfinder
Up to 17mm focal length (equivalent to approx. 28mm in 135 format)
Flash Exposure Compensation
Up to ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
E-TTL II autoflash (evaluative flash metering and average flash metering), FE lock
Flash Exposure Compensation
±2 stops in 1/3-stop or 1/2-stop increments
(1) Single shooting
(2) Continuous shooting
(3) 10-sec. self-timer
(4) 2-sec. self-timer
(5) Continuous shooting after 10-sec. self-timer (2 to 10 shots)
Continuous Shooting Speed
(1) JPEG: Max. approx. 3.0 fps
(2) RAW: Max. approx. 2.0 fps
(3) RAW+JPEG: Approx. 0.8 fps (averaged value)
(1) JPEG: 830 shots
(2) RAW: 5 shots
(3) RAW+JPEG: 1 shot
Still photo shooting and video shooting
2) Manual Focus
Real-time Evaluative metering with image sensor
EV 0 - EV 20 (At 23°C/73°F, 50mm f/1.4 lens, ISO 100)
(1) Grid 1: Pair of vertical and horizontal lines
(2) Grid 2: 5 vertical and 3 horizontal lines
MOV (image data: H.264; audio: Linear PCM (monaural))
Approx. 222 MB/min.
30fps (29.97), 25fps
Continuous Shooting Time
Approx. 17 min.
Autofocus: Quick mode, Live mode, Face Detection Live mode; manual
Movie Program AE
±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments
TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
2.7-inch (Screen aspect ratio of 4:3)
Approx. 230,000 dots (320 x 240: QVGA)
Viewing Angle: 170°
Adjustable to one of seven brightness levels
25 (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Hungarian, Czech, Romanian, Ukraine, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese)
(1) Single image display
On the detailed information and histogram displays, highlight areas with no image data will blink.
Erase protection can be applied/canceled for a single image, all images in a folder, or all images in the card.
Erase single image, erase selected images, erase all images on folder, erase all images in a card, or erase only unprotected images.
JPEG images complying to Design rule for Camera File System
Version 1.1 compatible
10 Custom Functions with 32 settings settable with the camera
Camera User Settings
My Menu Registration
Up to six top-tier menu options and Custom Function settings can be registered.
Battery Pack LP-E10 x 1
* With the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E10, AC power is possible.
Number of shots (approx.)
|Shooting Method||Shooting Conditions||Temperature|
|At 73°F/23°C||At 32°F/0°C|
|Viewfinder Shooting||No Flash||Approx. 800||Approx. 750|
|50% Flash Use||Approx. 700||Approx. 650|
|Live View Shooting||No Flash||Approx. 240||Approx. 230|
|50% Flash Use||Approx. 220||Approx. 210|
|Video Shooting||Total: 1 hr. 50 min.||Total: 1 hr. 30 min.|
Automatic battery level check when power is turned ON.
Battery level indicated in one of four levels on LCD monitor.
Provided. Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 min.
Built-in secondary battery. When fully-charged, the date/time can be maintained for about three months.
* Recharge time for backup battery: Approx. 8 hours
Approx. 0.1 sec. (Based on CIPA testing standards)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 5.1 (W) x 3.9 (H) x 3.1 (D) in./ Approx. 129.9 (W) x 99.7 (H) x 77.9 (D) mm
Approx. 17.4 oz. / 495g (body only)
Working Temperature Range
Working Humidity Range
85% or less