Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera with built-in flash

Recording media

Type I or II CF card
*Compatible with Microdrive and 2GB or larger CF cards

Image sensor size

22.2 x 14.8mm

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
Imaging Element


High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor


Effective pixels: Approx. 10.10 megapixels
Total pixels: Approx. 10.50 megapixels

Aspect ratio


Color filter system

RGB primary color filter

Low-pass filter

Located in front of the image sensor, non-removable

Dust deletion feature

(1) Sensor cleaning: Auto
(2) Sensor cleaning: Manual
(3) Dust delete data appended to image data

Recording System

Recording format

Design rule for Camera File System 2.0

Image type

JPEG, RAW (12bit, Canon original)

simultaneous recording


File size

(1) Large/Fine: Approx. 3.8MB (3888 x 2592 pixels)
(2) Large/Normal: Approx. 2.0MB (3888 x 2592 pixels)
(3) Medium/Fine: Approx. 2.3MB (2816 x 1880 pixels)
(4) Medium/Normal: Approx. 1.2MB (2816 x 1880 pixels)
(5) Small/Fine: Approx. 1.3MB (1936 x 1288 pixels)
(6) Small/Normal: Approx. 0.7MB (1936 x 1288 pixels)
(7) RAW: Approx. 9.8MB (3888 x 2592 pixels)
*Exact file sizes depend on the subject, ISO speed, Picture Style, etc.

File numbering

Consecutive numbering, auto reset, manual reset

Color space

sRGB, Adobe RGB

Picture Style

Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1 - 3


USB port (Hi-Speed USB): For connection to a personal computer and direct printing Video OUT terminal (NTSC/PAL)
White Balance


Auto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten, white fluorescent light, flash, custom

Auto white balance

Auto white balance with the image sensor

Color temperature compensation

White balance correction: ±9 stops in full-stop increments
White balance bracketing: ±3 stops in full-stop increments
* Blue/amber bias or magenta/green bias possible

Color temperature
information transmission



Eye-level pentamirror


Vertical/Horizontal approx. 95%


Approx. 0.8x (-1 m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity)


Approx. 21 mm (from eyepiece lens center)

Built-in dioptric adjustment

-3.0 - +1.0 m-1 (diopter)

Focusing screen

Fixed, precision matte


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, exposure warning), flash information (flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation), white balance correction, maximum burst, CF card information

Depth-of-field preview

Enabled with depth-of-field preview button


TTL secondary image-registration, phase detection

AF points

9 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

Auto, manual

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. 4.0m/13.1ft. at center, approx. 3.5m/11.5ft. at periphery

Exposure Control

Metering modes

35-zone TTL full aperture metering
· Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point)
· Partial metering (approx. 9% 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

Basic Zone modes: ISO 100 - 400 set automatically
Creative Zone modes: Equivalent to ISO 100 - 1600 (in 1-stop increments)

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

Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluativemetering when focus is achieved
Manual: By AE lock button in all metering modes



Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter

Shutter speeds

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.)

Shutter release

Soft-touch electromagnetic release


10-sec. Delay

Remote control:

Remote Switch RS-60E3
Remote Controller RC-5/RC-1

Built-in Flash


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

FE lock


Flash exposure compensation

±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
External Speedlite

EOS-dedicated Speedlite

E-TTL II autoflash with EX-series Speedlite

Zooming to match lens focal length

Drive System

Drive modes

Single, continuous, and self-timer


Max. 3 shots per sec.

Maximum burst

JPEG (Large/Fine): Approx. 27
RAW: Approx. 10
RAW+JPEG (Large/Fine): Approx. 8
*Based on Canon’s testing conditions with a 512MB CF card
*Varies depending on the subject, ISO speed, Picture Style, etc.

LCD Monitor


TFT color liquid-crystal monitor

Monitor size

2.5 in.


Approx. 230,000


Approx. 100%

Brightness adjustment

7 levels provided

Interface languages

Image Playback

Display format

Single image, shooting information, 9-image index, magnified view (approx. 1.5x - 10x), autoplay, image rotation, and jump (by 10 or 100 images, by date)

Highlight warning

In the shooting information mode, any overexposed highlight areas with no image information will blink


Brightness, RGB
Image Protection and Erase


Single images can be erase-protected or not.


One image or all images in the CF card can be erased (except protected images)
Direct Printing

Compatible printers

PictBridge, CP Direct, and Bubble Jet Direct-compatible printers

Printable images

JPEG images (DPOF printing possible)

Easy Print feature

DPOF: Digital Print Order Format


Version 1.1 compatible
Direct Image Transfer

Compatible images

JPEG and RAW images
* Images to be used for wallpaper on the personal computer screen must be JPEG images


Custom Functions

11 Custom Functions with 29 settings
Power Source


Battery Pack NB-2LH, quantity 1
* AC power enabled with AC Adapter ACK-DC20
* With Battery Grip BG-E3, 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 500 360
At 0°C / 32°F 370 280
*The above figures apply when a fully-charged Battery Pack NB-2LH is used
*The figures above are based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards

Battery check


Power saving

Power turns off after 30 sec., 1, 2, 4, 8, or 15 min.

Date/Time battery

One CR2016 lithium battery

Startup time

Approx. 0.2 sec.
Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions (W x H x D)

126.5 x 94.2 x 65 mm / 5.0 x 3.7 x 2.6 in.


Approx. 510 g / 18 oz. (body only)
Operation Environment

Working temperature range

0°C - 40°C / 32°F - 104°F

Working humidity

85% or less
Battery Pack NB-2LH


Rechargeable lithium ion battery

Rated voltage

7.4 V DC

Battery capacity

720 mAh

Dimensions (W x H x D)

33.3 x 16.2 x 45.2 mm / 1.3 x 0.6 x 1.8 in.


Approx. 43 g / 1.5 oz.
Battery Charger CB-2LW

Compatible battery

Battery Pack NB-2LH

Recharging time

Approx. 105 min.

Rated input

100 - 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz

Rated output

8.4 V DC

Working temperature range

0°C - 40°C / 32°F - 104°F

Working humidity

85% or less

Dimensions (W x H x D)

91 x 56 x 22.5 mm / 3.6 x 2.2 x 0.9 in.


Approx. 68 g / 2.4 oz.
Battery Charger CB-2LWE

Compatible battery

Battery Pack NB-2LH

Recharging time

Approx. 105 min.

Rated input

100 - 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz

Rated output

8.4 V DC

Working temperature range

0°C - 40°C / 32°F - 104°F

Working humidity

85% or less

Dimensions (W x H x D)

91 x 56 x 22.5 mm / 3.6 x 2.2 x 0.9 in.


Approx. 61 g / 2.2 oz. (without power cord)
EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ll

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

0.28 m / 0.92 ft. (from image sensor plane)

Maximum magnification
and field of view

18mm: 0.10x (248 x 161 mm / 9.8 x 6.3 in.)
55mm: 0.28x (81 x 54 mm / 3.2 x 2.1 in.)

Filter size




Diameter x length

68.5 x 66 mm / 2.7 x 2.6 in.


Approx. 190 g / 6.7 oz.



*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 lens maker.