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Oct 18, 2011
82%
May 22, 2012
84%
Jun 11, 2012
82%
Jun 11, 2012
Oct 18, 2011
Mar 2, 2012
Feb 7, 2012
Feb 7, 2012
 
 
Body only: $3499, €3299, £2999 with 24-105mm: $4299
US: $3,299.95 UK: £2689.99 EU: €3171
US: $2999.95 UK: £2599.99 EU: €2829
 
Large SLR
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
 
Magnesium alloy
Magnesium alloy
Magnesium alloy
 
5184 x 3456
5760 x 3840
7360 x 4912
7360 x 4912
4608 x 3072, 3456 x 2304, 2592 x 1728
3840 x 2560, 2880 x 1920, 1920 x 1280, 720 x 480
6144 x 4912, 6144 x 4080, 5520 x 3680, 4800 x 3200, 4608 x 3680, 4608 x 3056, 3680 x 2456, 3600 x 2400, 3072 x 2456, 3072 x 2040, 2400 x 1600
6144 x 4912, 6144 x 4080, 5520 x 3680, 4800 x 3200, 4608 x 3680, 4608 x 3056, 3680 x 2456, 3600 x 2400, 3072 x 2456, 3072 x 2040, 2400 x 1600
3:2
3:2
5:4, 3:2
5:4, 3:2
18 megapixels
22 megapixels
36 megapixels
36 megapixels
19 megapixels
23 megapixels
37 megapixels
37 megapixels
Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)
Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Dual Digic 5+
Digic 5+
Expeed 3
Expeed 3
 
sRGB,Adobe RGB
sRGB, Adobe RGB
sRGB, Adobe RGB
 
RGB Color Filter Array
Primary Color Filter
Primary Color Filter
 
100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, 51200 (50, 102400 and 204800 with boost)
Auto, 100 - 25600 in 1/3 stops, plus 50, 51200, 102400 as option
100 - 6400 in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps (50 - 25600 with boost)
100 - 6400 in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps (50 - 25600 with boost)
6
6
12
12
Yes (5)
Yes (1)
Yes (5)
Yes (5)
No
No
No
No
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
Fine, Normal
Fine, Normal
Fine, Normal, Basic
Fine, Normal, Basic
 
  • JPEG (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant)
  • Design rule for Camera File system (2.0)
  • RAW: RAW, sRAW1, sRAW2 (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition)
  • Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
  • NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed or uncompressed
  • TIFF (RGB)
  • JPEG
  • NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed or uncompressed
  • TIFF (RGB)
  • JPEG
 
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
 
by optional dedicated Speedlite
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
61
61
51
51
Canon EF
Canon EF
Nikon F
Nikon F
1×
1×
1×
1×
 
Fixed
Fixed
Fixed
Fixed
3.2
3.2
3.2
3.2
1,040,000
1,040,000
921,000
921,000
No
No
No
No
Clear View II TFT LCD
Clear View II TFT LCD
TFT Color LCD with 170 degrees wide-viewing angle
TFT Color LCD with 170 degrees wide-viewing angle
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
100%
100%
100%
100%
0.76×
0.71×
0.7×
0.7×
 
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
 
  • Auto+
  • Program AE
  • Shutter priority AE
  • Aperture priority AE
  • Manual (Stills and Movie)
  • Custom (x3)
  • Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
  • Shutter-priority (S)
  • Aperture priority (A)
  • Manual (M)
  • Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
  • Shutter-priority (S)
  • Aperture priority (A)
  • Manual (M)
No
No
Yes (pop-up)
Yes (pop-up)
 
 
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Yes (Hot-shoe plus Sync connector)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector)
E-TTL II Auto Flash, Metered Manual
 
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain, High-speed sync
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain, High-speed sync
 
1/200 sec
1/250 sec
1/250 sec
 
 
  • S (single frame)
  • CL (continuous low speed)
  • CH (continuous high speed)
  • Q (quiet shutter-release)
  • MUP (mirror up)
  • Self-timer
  • S (single frame)
  • CL (continuous low speed)
  • CH (continuous high speed)
  • Q (quiet shutter-release)
  • MUP (mirror up)
  • Self-timer
14 fps
6 fps
4 fps
4 fps
Yes (2 or 10 sec, remote)
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Yes (2 to 20 sec, 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2 or 3 sec)
Yes (2 to 20 sec, 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2 or 3 sec)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Average
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Average
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Average
  • Spot
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
±3 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±3 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
(2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
(2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Yes (2 to 9 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3)
Yes (2 to 9 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3)
 
1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps, 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (60, 50 fps)
1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps fps), 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (25, 30 fps)
1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps)
1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps)
MPEG-4, H.264
H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
 
1080 and 720 intra or inter frame, 480 inter frame
 
 
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
None
Mono
Mono
Mono
 
Compact Flash (Type I or II), UDMA compatible
Compact Flash Type I (UDMA compatible), SD/SDHC/SDXC
Compact Flash (Type I), SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-I compliant
Compact Flash (Type I), SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-I compliant
None
None
None
None
 
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
Yes (Mini)
Yes (HDMI mini)
Yes (Mini Type C)
Yes (Mini Type C)
Optional
Optional
 
 
LC-5
Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7
 
 
Yes (N3 connector)
Yes (Remote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5, Remote Controller RC-6)
Yes (Optional, wired or wireless )
Yes (Optional, wired or wireless )
 
Yes (Water and dust resistant)
Yes
Yes (Water and dust resistant)
Yes (Water and dust resistant)
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Lithium-Ion LP-E4N rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger
 
950
 
 
 
950 g (2.09 lb / 33.51 oz)
1000 g (2.20 lb / 35.27 oz)
1000 g (2.20 lb / 35.27 oz)
158 x 164 x 83 mm (6.22 x 6.46 x 3.27)
152 x 116 x 76 mm (5.98 x 4.57 x 2.99)
146 x 123 x 82 mm (5.75 x 4.84 x 3.23)
146 x 123 x 82 mm (5.75 x 4.84 x 3.23)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (by cable and PC)
Yes (by cable and PC)
Yes
Yes
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
GP-E1, GPE2
With optional GP-E2 unit
GP-1
GP-1