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Canon unveils entry-level pro digital SLR - Continued
Type Single-lens reflex interchangeable lens digital camera
Chassis Polycarbonate and stainless steel
Lens Mount Canon EF mount; metal
Lens Compatibility Canon EF and EF-S
Autofocus System

AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
 9 AF points arranged in vertical diamond pattern
Centre AF point is high-precision cross-type when used with lenses f2.8 or faster; operates as normal-precision cross-type with lenses f/5.6 or faster
 Outer AF points utilize single-axis detection with lenses as slow as f5.6
 Manual AF point selection is possible using 9-way multi-controller on back of camera
 Automatic AF point selection possible (closest subject priority, all 9 AF points considered)
Focus modes: One Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF (Automatically selects One Shot AF or AI Servo AF), Manual focusing (MF)
AF detection range: -0.5 EV to -18 EV (ISO 100, normal temperature)
AF-assist beam: Intermittent firing of built-in flash, effective range:  approx. 13.1 ft/4m at center, approx. 11.5 ft/3.5m at periphery

Shutter Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically-controlled
Shutter controls exposure time
No shutter duty cycle specification released
Shooting Modes/Shooting Speed  5 fps (non-adjustable) at 1/250 or faster
65ms shutter lag specification (71ms in our testing)
115ms mirror blackout time
Approx. 20-44 Large Fine JPEG frame buffer, depending on ISO, scene content and CF card speed; 6 frame RAW/RAW+JPEG buffer
When power switch is turned to OFF, camera finishes writing all photos to the card before powering down
If the card door is opened mid-write, all remaining images in the buffer are lost
Ambient Metering

35-zone TTL full-aperture exposure metering sensor
Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point)
 Partial metering: approx. 9% of viewfinder in centre of frame
 Centre-weighted metering
 EV 1 ~ 20 sensitivity range (all patterns, at normal temperatures)

ISO Range  100 - 1600 in 1 step increments (ISO 3200 available if C. Fn 8-1 is set)
 Automatic ISO setting in Basic Zone modes; base ISO for Auto ISO setting is 400
Exposure 30-1/8000 second in 1/3 step increments, plus Bulb (1/3 or 1/2-step increments); x-sync at 1/250
Long exposure noise reduction possible (when enabled, reduction is applied for exposures of 1 second or longer)

Exposure modes:
Program AE (shiftable)
Shutter-priority AE
Aperture-priority AE
Auto-Depth-of-field AE
Full Auto
Programmed Image Control modes (Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, and Flash OFF)
E-TTL II Autoflash Program AE

Exposure compensation possible:
-2 to +2 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 EV increments
Exposure bracketing possible

E-TTL II flash exposure control with all EX-series Speedlites
1-sec. burst of flash possible at 70Hz when depth-of-field preview button is pressed (580EX, 550EX, 420EX, MR-14EX, MT-24EX and Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2 only)
User-selectable evaluative or averaging through-the-lens flash metering
Hot shoe and PC sync terminal included (maximum PC sync trigger voltage is 250V)
Maximum standard flash sync speed: 1/250; compatible Speedlites will sync with camera above 1/250 only if High Speed Sync mode enabled
Flash sync well above the standard sync speed with non-dedicated flashes isn't possible
Flash exposure compensation of up to +/- 2 stops can be set on the camera body (can also be set on compatible speedlites)

Built-in flash:
Covers lenses as wide as 17mm
Guide Number 13/43 (at ISO 100 in meters/feet); approximate distance range 3 ~ 10 feet (ISO 100)
Pops up 3/4-inch higher than EOS 10D's built-in flash

Viewfinder Eye-level SLR pentaprism
Eyepoint: 20mm
Built-in dioptric correction of -3.0 to +1.0
Frame coverage: Approx. 95%
New Precision Matte Focusing Screen is non-interchangeable
Viewfinder Display Same as 10D, except for the addition of WB icon when White Balance Correction is set to other than default
Orientation Sensor

Yes; photos are tagged internally within the EXIF metadata to indicate their orientation
Canon EOS Viewer Utility, Canon Digital Photo Professional and other compatible software will present photos properly oriented

Self-Timer Yes; 10-sec. delay
Microphone No

 18 Custom Functions with 50 settings
 No Personal Functions or Personal White Balances
Saving and loading of camera settings file not possible

Sensor and Resolution
Type Canon-designed CMOS image sensor with primary RGB filtration

22.5mm x 15.0mm sensor size
6.4m x 6.4m pixel pitch

Sensor Output 12-bits per colour
Image data processed with Canon-designed DIGIC II processor
Actual Image Size Large: 3504 x 2336 pixels (about 8.2 megapixels)
Medium: 2544 x 1696 pixels (about 4.3 megapixels)
Small: 1728 x 1152 pixels (about 2.0 megapixels)
Focal length cropping factor Approx. 1.6x (relative to 35mm film frame)
Low-Pass Filter? Yes
Located in front of, and attached to, the image sensor
 Design is similar to that of recent-vintage Canon digital SLR models, though optimized for the pixel pitch of the 20D
Microlenses Yes; higher-efficiency design
File Formats and Image Controls
File Formats

JPEG (2 compression levels, choosable in the camera, and 3 different output resolutions: Large, Medium and Small)
RAW .CR2 (compressed, Large output resolution only)
Camera adheres to DCF 2.0 and EXIF 2.2.1 specifications

Note: The image dimensions of Medium and Small are generated by downsampling the sensor's full resolution image data

Processing Parameters

Contrast, Sharpness, Saturation and Color Tone can be adjusted, in 5 increments, and applied to any of 3 user-definable Parameter Sets
Two canned Parameter Sets included
Sharpening of in-camera JPEGs can't be disabled
 An ICC profile isn't embedded into photos. The camera does, however, mark any photos it has processed out to Adobe RGB (1998) as such, through a clunky method allowed under the DCF 2.0/EXIF 2.2.1 specifications
Camera includes White Balance Correction function that enables adjustment of blue/amber and magenta/green colour bias in +/-9 steps

Black and white shooting possible:
Set via dedicated B/W Parameter Set
Adjust Contrast and Sharpness, in 5 increments
Filter and tone effects may be combined (1 of the 5 filter effects may be combined with 1 of the 5 tone effects)

Auto White Balance 3000K to 7000K operating range
Auto white balance calculation performed from image sensor data exclusively
Manual WB

Tungsten (3200K)
Fluorescent (4000K)
Daylight (5200K)
Flash (5600K)
Cloudy (6000K)
Shade (7000K)
Kelvin: 2800K - 10,000K in 100K increments
White Balance Bracketing (+/-3 steps in 5, 10 or 15 mired increments)

Custom WB Custom White Balance (CWB) is read from area within partial metering circle
CWB range is 2000K - 10,000K
Storage, Connectivity and Firmware
Image Storage One CompactFlash Type I/II (including Microdrive)  slot
FAT12/16 support
FAT32 support for cards over 2GB
Remote Control Remote triggering via Remote Switch RS-80N3, Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3 or Wireless Controller LC-4
 Remote control and image transfer via USB 2.0 mini-B connection to a computer
Direct Printing

CP Direct, Direct Photo and PictBridge printing protocols supported
Printing of JPEGs only (JPEGs shot in RAW + JPEG mode are OK)
USB cable for printer connection (included with camera)

GPS Support No
Video Out Yes (standard TV monitor); NTSC or PAL
Tripod Socket Yes; 1/4 in.
User-Upgradeable Firmware? Yes
Rear LCD Monitor 1.8", 118,000-dot TFT LCD
5-increment brightness adjustment

Single image viewing
Single image with basic shooting information
Single image with shooting information (including brightness histogram and saturated highlights display)
9-up image viewing
15-step zoom (1.5x to 10x magnification) and scroll
Images may be protected, unprotected and erased

Dimensions and Power Source
Dimensions 144 x 105.5 x 71.5mm (5.7 x 4.2 x 2.8 in.)
Weight 685g (24.2 oz.) without battery
Power Sources

Removable, rechargeable Lithium Ion BP-511, BP-511A or BP-512
Battery Grip BG-E2 will accept up to two battery packs, as well as a AA battery clip (included with the BG-E2)
AC Adapter ACK-E2 (consists of Adapter AC-E2, and dummy battery DR-400)

Software and accessories
Included Software (may vary by region) EOS Viewer Utility 1.1
EOS Capture 1.1
Digital Photo Professional 1.1
TWAIN driver (Windows only)
WIA module (Windows only)
Included Accessories (may vary by region) Battery Pack BP-511A
Battery Charger CG-580
USB Cable IFC-400PCU
Video Cable VC-100
Wide Strap
EOS Digital Solution Disc
Digital Photo Professional Disc
Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0 Disc
Optional Accessories

Data Verification Kit DVK-E2 (works with EOS-1Ds and EOS-1D Mark II also)

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