Type Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera with built-in flash
Recording media SD memory card, SDHC memory card
Image sensor size 22.2 mm x 14.8 mm
Compatible lenses Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses) (35mm-equivalent focal length is approx.1.6 times the lens focal length)
Lens mount Canon EF mount
Image Sensor
Type High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor
Pixels Effective pixels: Approx. 10.10 megapixels
Total pixels: Approx. 10.50 megapixels
Aspect ratio 3:2
Color filter system RGB primary color filter
Low-pass filter Located in front of the image sensor, non-removable
Dust deletion feature (1) Automatic sensor cleaning
(2) Manual cleaning of sensor
(3) Dust Delete Data appended to the captured image
Recording System
Recording format Design rule for Camera File System 2.0
Image type JPEG, RAW (12-bit Canon original)
RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording Provided
File size
(1) Large/Fine: Approx. 3.8 MB (3888 x 2592 pixels)
(2) Large/Normal: Approx. 2.0 MB (3888 x 2592 pixels)
(3) Medium/Fine: Approx. 2.3 MB (2816 x 1880 pixels)
(4) Medium/Normal: Approx. 1.2 MB (2816 x 1880 pixels)
(5) Small/Fine: Approx. 1.3 MB (1936 x 1288 pixels)
(6) Small/Normal: Approx. 0.7 MB (1936 x 1288 pixels)
(7) RAW: Approx. 9.8 MB (3888 x 2592 pixels)
* Exact file sizes depend on the subject, ISO speed, Picture Style, etc.
File numbering Consecutive numbering, auto reset, manual reset
Image Processing
Color space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Picture Styles Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1 - 3
White balance Auto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten, white fluorescent light, flash, custom
Color temperature compensation White balance correction: ±9 stops in full-stop increments
White balance bracketing: ±3 stops in full-stop increments
* Blue/amber direction or magenta/green direction possible
Color temperature
information transmission
Noise reduction Noise reduction for long exposures
High ISO speed noise reduction
Automatic image
brightness correction
Auto Lighting Optimizer
Add original image
verification data
Provided (Verified by Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3)
Type Eye-level pentamirror
Coverage Vertical/Horizontal approx. 95%
Magnification Approx. 0.81x (-1 m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity)
Eyepoint Approx. 21 mm (from eyepiece lens center)
Built-in dioptric adjustment -3.0 - +1.0 m-1 (dpt)
Focusing screen Fixed, Precision Matte
Mirror Quick-return half mirror (Transmission:reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4L IS USM or shorter lenses)
Viewfinder information AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light), exposure information (shutter speed, aperture, AE lock, exposure level, ISO speed, exposure warning), flash information (flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation), monochrome shooting, white balance correction, maximum burst, memory card information
Depth-of-field preview Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
Type TTL secondary image-registration, phase detection
AF points 7 AF points
Metering range EV 0.5 - 18 (at 23°C/73°F, ISO 100)
Focus modes One-Shot AF, AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing (MF)
AF point selection Automatic selection, manual selection
Selected AF point display Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD monitor
AF-assist beam Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash
Effective range: Approx. 4.0 m/13.1 ft. at center, approx. 3.5 m/11.5 ft. at periphery
Exposure Control
Metering modes 35-zone TTL full-aperture metering
• Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point)
• Partial metering (approx. 10% of viewfinder at center)
• Center-weighted average metering
Metering range EV 1 - 20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Exposure control Program AE (Full Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Flash Off, Program), shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, depth-of-field AE, manual exposure, E-TTL II autoflash
ISO speed (Recommended Exposure Index) Basic Zone modes: ISO 100 - 800 set automatically
Creative Zone modes: ISO 100 - 1600 (in 1-stop increments), Auto
Exposure compensation Manual: ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments (can be combined with AEB)
AEB: ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
AE lock Automatic: When focus achieved with evaluative metering and One-Shot AF
Manual: By AE lock button
Type Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
Shutter speeds 1/4000 sec. to 1/60 sec., X-sync at 1/200 sec.
1/4000 sec. to 30 sec., bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode.)
Shutter release Soft-touch electromagnetic release
Self-timer 10-sec. or 2-sec. delay or 10-sec. delay plus continuous shooting
Built-in Flash
Type Retractable, auto pop-up flash
Flash metering E-TTL II autoflash
Guide No. 13/43 (ISO 100, in meters/feet)
Recycle time Approx. 3 sec.
Flash-ready indicator Flash-ready icon lights in viewfinder
Flash coverage 17mm lens angle of view
Flash exposure compensation ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
FE lock Provided
External Speedlite
Compatible flash EX-series Speedlites
Flash metering E-TTL II autoflash
Flash exposure compensation ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
FE lock Provided
External flash settings Flash function settings, Flash C.Fn settings
Zooming to match lens focal length Provided
Drive System
Drive mode Single shooting, continuous shooting, self-timer (10-sec., 2-sec., multiple shots)
Continuous shooting speed JPEG: Max. approx. 3 shots/sec.
RAW: Max. approx. 1.5 shots/sec.
RAW+JPEG (Large/Fine): Max. approx. 1.5 shots/sec.
Maximum burst JPEG (Large/Fine): Approx. 514,
RAW: Approx. 5,
RAW+JPEG (Large/Fine): Approx. 4
* Based on Canon’s testing standards with a 2GB SD memory card, ISO 100, and Standard Picture Style
* Varies depending on the subject, memory card brand, image-recording quality, etc.
Live View Functions
Shooting modes (1) Live View shooting
(2) Remote Live View shooting
   (with a personal computer installed with EOS Utility)
Focusing Manual focus
Autofocus (Quick mode, Live mode)
Metering modes Evaluative metering with the image sensor
Metering range EV 0 - 20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Grid display Provided
Exposure display Simulated exposure displayed in real-time
LCD Monitor
Type TFT color liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor size 2.5 in.
Dots Approx. 230,000
Coverage Approx. 100%
Brightness adjustment 7 levels provided
Interface languages 20
Image Playback
Display format Single image, single image + image-recording quality, shooting information, histogram, 4- or 9-image index, magnified view (approx. 1.5x - 10x), rotated image, image jump (by 1/10/100 images, or shooting date)
Highlight alert Provided (Overexposed highlights blink)
Image Protection and Erase
Protect Single images can be erase-protected or not
Erase Single image, checkmarked images, or all images in the card can be erased (except protected images) at one time
Direct Printing
Compatible printers PictBridge-compatible printers
Printable images JPEG image compliant to Design rule for Camera File System (DPOF printing possible)
Easy Print feature Provided
Digital Print Order Format
DPOF Version 1.1 compatible
Direct Image Transfer
Compatible images JPEG and RAW images
* Only JPEG images can be transferred as wallpaper on the personal computer screen
Custom Functions Total 12
My Menu registration Provided
USB terminal For personal computer communication and direct printing (Hi-Speed USB)
Video OUT terminal NTSC/PAL selectable
Remote control terminal For Remote Switch RS-60E3
Power Source
Battery Battery Pack LP-E5 (Quantity 1)
* AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E5
* With Battery Grip BG-E5, size-AA batteries can be used
Battery life
[Number of shots • approx.]
Temperature Shooting Conditions
No Flash 50% Flash Use
At 23°C / 73°F 600 500
At 0°C / 32°F 500 400
* With fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E5
* The figures above are based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards
Battery check Auto
Power saving Provided. Power turns off after 30 sec., 1, 2, 4, 8, or 15 min.
Date/time backup battery Built-in secondary battery
Startup time Approx. 0.1 sec. (Based on CIPA testing standards)
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D) 126.1 x 97.5 x 61.9 mm / 5.0 x 3.8 x 2.4 in.
Weight Approx. 450 g / 15.9 oz. (body only)
Operation Environment
Working temperature range 0°C - 40°C / 32°F - 104°F
Working humidity 85% or less
Battery Pack LP-E5
Type Rechargeable lithium ion battery
Rated voltage 7.4 V DC
Battery capacity 1080 mAh
Dimensions (W x H x D) 36 x 14.7 x 53.1 mm / 1.4 x 0.6 x 2.1 in.
Weight Approx. 50 g / 1.8 oz. (excluding protective cover)
Battery Charger LC-E5
Compatible battery Battery Pack LP-E5
Recharging time Approx. 2 hours
Rated input 100 - 240 V AC (50/60 Hz)
Rated output 8.4 V DC / 700 mA
Working temperature range 0°C - 40°C / 32°F - 104°F
Working humidity 85% or less
Dimensions (W x H x D) 67 x 26 x 87.5 mm / 2.6 x 1.0 x 3.4 in.
Weight Approx. 80 g / 2.8 oz.
Battery Charger LC-E5E
Compatible battery Battery Pack LP-E5
Power cord length Approx. 2 m / 6.6 ft.
Recharging time Approx. 2 hours
Rated input 100 - 240 V AC (50/60 Hz)
Rated output 8.4 V DC / 700 mA
Working temperature range 0°C - 40°C / 32°F - 104°F
Working humidity 85% or less
Dimensions (W x H x D) 67 x 26 x 87.5 mm / 2.6 x 1.0 x 3.4 in.
Weight Approx. 75 g / 2.6 oz.
EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Angle of view Diagonal extent: 74°20’ - 27°50’
Horizontal extent: 64°30’ - 23°20’
Vertical extent: 45°30’ - 15°40’
Lens construction 11 elements in 9 groups
Minimum aperture f/22 - 36
Closest focusing distance 0.25 m / 0.82 ft. (From image sensor plane)
Max. magnification 0.34x (at 55 mm)
Field of view 207 x 134 - 67 x 45 mm / 8.1 x 5.3 - 2.6 x 1.8 in. (at 0.25 m)
Image Stabilizer Lens shift type
Filter size 58 mm
Max. diameter x length Approx. 68.5 x 70 mm / 2.7 x 2.8 in.
Weight Approx. 200 g / 7.1 oz.
Hood EW-60C
Case LP814
*All the specifications above are based on Canon’s testing standards.
*The camera’s specifications and exterior are subject to change without notice.
*If a problem occurs with a non-Canon lens attached to the camera, consult the respective lens maker.


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