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77%
Mar 31, 2011
77%
Apr 1, 2010
84%
Nov 6, 2009
79%
Feb 13, 2009
Feb 7, 2011
Feb 8, 2010
Sep 1, 2009
Sep 17, 2008
 
Compact SLR
Compact SLR
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
 
5184 x 3456
5184 x 3456
5184 x 3456
5616 x 3744
5184 x 2912, 4608 x 3456,3456 x 3456, 3456 x 2304, 3456 x 1944, 3072 x 2304, 2592 x 1728, 2592 x 1456, 2304 x 1728, 2304 x 2304, 1920 x 1280, 1920 x 1080, 1728 x 1728, 1696 x 1280, 1280 x 1280, 720 x 480, 720 x 400, 640 x 480, 480 x 480
3456 x 2304, 2592 x 1728
5184 x 3456, 3888 x 2592, 3456 x 2304, 2592 x 1728
4080 x 2720, 2784 x 1856, 5616 x 3744, 3861 x 2574, 2784 x 1856
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
3:2
3:2
3:2
18 megapixels
18 megapixels
18 megapixels
21 megapixels
19 megapixels
19 megapixels
19 megapixels
22 megapixels
APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Digic 4
Digic 4
Dual Digic 4
Digic 4
 
 
Primary Color Filter
 
 
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, (12800 with boost)
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 (with boost)
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, (12800 with boost)
Auto, 100 - 6400 in 1/3 stops, plus 50, 12800, 25600 as option
6
6
6
6
Yes
Yes
Yes (1)
Yes (1)
No
No
No
No
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
Fine, Normal
Fine, Normal
Fine, Normal
Fine, Normal
 
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Yes (3-10x )
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
9
9
19
9
Canon EF/EF-S
Canon EF/EF-S
Canon EF/EF-S
Canon EF
1.6×
1.6×
1.6×
1×
 
Fully articulated
Fixed
Fixed
Fixed
3
3
3
3
1,040,000
1,040,000
920,000
920,000
No
No
No
No
TFT color LCD, liquid-crystal monitor
TFT color liquid-crystal LCD
TFT color LCD, liquid-crystal monitor
TFT liquid-crystal color LCD
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optical (pentamirror)
Optical (pentamirror)
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
95%
95%
100%
98%
0.85×
0.87×
1×
0.71×
 
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
No
13.00 m
13.00 m
12.00 m
 
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)
Yes (Hot-shoe, E-TTL II)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
 
3.7 fps
3.7 fps
8.0 fps
3.9 fps
Yes (2 sec or 10 sec)
Yes (2 sec or 10 sec)
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • 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 steps)
±2 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 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 (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
 
1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (60, 50 fps)
1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (60, 50 fps)
1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (60, 50 fps)
1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
MPEG-4, H.264
H.264
H.264
H.264
Mono
Stereo
Mono
Mono
Mono
 
None
Mono
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
Compact Flash (Type I or II), UDMA, Microdrive cards
Compact Flash (Type I or II), UDMA, Microdrive
None
None
None
None
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes (HDMI mini)
Yes (HDMI mini)
Yes
Yes (HDMI mini)
Eye-Fi Connected
Eye-Fi Connected
 
 
 
 
 
(Optional)
Yes (E3 connector, InfraRed)
Yes (E3 connector, InfraRed)
Yes (N3 connector)
Yes (N3 connector)
 
No
No
Yes (Water-resistant, Dust-resistant)
Yes
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Lithium-Ion LP-E8 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E8 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
440
 
800
850
570 g (1.26 lb / 20.11 oz)
530 g (1.17 lb / 18.70 oz)
860 g (1.90 lb / 30.34 oz)
850 g (1.87 lb / 29.98 oz)
133 x 100 x 80 mm (5.24 x 3.94 x 3.15)
129 x 98 x 62 mm (5.08 x 3.86 x 2.44)
148 x 111 x 74 mm (5.83 x 4.37 x 2.91)
152 x 114 x 75 mm (5.98 x 4.49 x 2.95)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (by USB cable and PC)
Yes (by USB cable and PC)
Yes (by USB cable and PC)
Yes (by cable and PC)
None
None
Optional
None
 
 
GP-E2