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77%
Mar 31, 2011
76%
Apr 26, 2011
79%
Nov 10, 2010
80%
Nov 30, 2010
84%
Nov 6, 2009
82%
Nov 16, 2009
Feb 7, 2011
Apr 5, 2011
Aug 26, 2010
Sep 15, 2010
Sep 1, 2009
Jul 30, 2009
 
Compact SLR
Compact SLR
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
 
5184 x 3456
4928 x 3264
5184 x 3456
4928 x 3264
5184 x 3456
4288 x 2848
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
3696 x 2448, 2464 x 1632
5184 x 2912, 4608 x 3456, 3456 x 3456, 3456 x 2304, 3456 x 1944, 3072 x 2304, 2592 x 1456, 2592 x 1728, 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
3696 x 2448, 2464 x 1632
5184 x 3456, 3888 x 2592, 3456 x 2304, 2592 x 1728
3216 x 2136, 2144 x 1424
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
3:2
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
3:2
3:2
3:2
18 megapixels
16 megapixels
18 megapixels
16 megapixels
18 megapixels
12 megapixels
19 megapixels
 
19 megapixels
17 megapixels
19 megapixels
13 megapixels
APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
APS-C (23.6 x 15.7 mm)
APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
APS-C (23.6 x 15.7 mm)
APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
APS-C (23.6 x 15.8 mm)
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Digic 4
Expeed 2
Digic 4
Expeed 2
Dual Digic 4
Expeed
 
 
 
 
Primary Color Filter
 
 
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, (12800 with boost)
Auto, 100- 6400 (plus 12800, 25600 with boost)
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, (12800 with boost)
100 - 6400 in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps (100 - 25600 with boost)
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, (12800 with boost)
200 - 3200 in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps (100 - 6400 with boost)
6
12
6
12
6
12
Yes
Yes (5)
Yes
Yes (5)
Yes (1)
Yes (5)
No
No
No
No
No
No
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW + TIFF
Fine, Normal
Fine, Normal, Basic
Fine, Normal
Fine, Normal, Basic
Fine, Normal
Fine, Normal, Basic
 
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • 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
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • 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
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Yes (3-10x )
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
9
11
9
39
19
51
Canon EF/EF-S
Nikon F
Canon EF/EF-S
Nikon F
Canon EF/EF-S
Nikon F
1.6×
1.5×
1.6×
1.5×
1.6×
1.5×
 
Fully articulated
Fully articulated
Fully articulated
Fixed
Fixed
Fixed
3
3
3
3
3
3
1,040,000
921,000
1,040,000
921,000
920,000
920,000
No
No
No
No
No
No
TFT color LCD, liquid-crystal monitor
TFT LCD monitor
Clear View TFT color LCD
TFT LCD monitor
TFT color LCD, liquid-crystal monitor
Super Density TFT color LCD with wide-viewing angle
Yes
Yes (With contrast-detect AF, face detection and subject tracking)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optical (pentamirror)
Optical (pentamirror)
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
95%
95%
96%
100%
100%
100%
0.85×
0.78×
0.95×
0.95×
1×
0.94×
 
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 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
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
13.00 m
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
13.00 m
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
12.00 m
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)
Yes (Hot-shoe)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector)
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
3.7 fps
4.0 fps
5.3 fps
6.0 fps
8.0 fps
7.0 fps
Yes (2 sec or 10 sec)
Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
Yes (2 or 10 sec, remote)
Yes (2 or 10 seconds)
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Average
  • Spot
  • 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)
±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 (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)
(3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
±3 (3 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)
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 (2 or 3 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3 mired)
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Yes (2 or 9 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3 mired)
 
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 (30, 25, 24 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)
1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps), 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (59.94, 50 fps)
1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (24, 25, 30 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps)
1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (60, 50 fps)
1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (24 fps), 320 x 240 (24 fps)
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4
H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
H.264
Motion JPEG
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
Stereo
Mono
 
Mono
Mono
None
None
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
Compact Flash (Type I or II), UDMA, Microdrive cards
Compact Flash Type I/SD/SDHC
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)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes (HDMI mini)
Yes (Mini Type C)
Yes (HDMI mini)
Yes (Mini Type C)
Yes
Yes (Mini Type C)
Eye-Fi Connected
Eye-Fi Connected
Eye-Fi Connected
Eye-Fi Connected
 
Eye-Fi Connected
Yes (E3 connector, InfraRed)
Yes (Optional ML-L3)
Yes (Optional)
Yes (Optional, wired or wireless )
Yes (N3 connector)
Yes (Optional, wired or wireless )
 
No
No
Yes (Water and Dust resistant)
Yes (Weather and dust resistant)
Yes (Water-resistant, Dust-resistant)
Yes (Water and dust resistant)
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Lithium-Ion LP-E8 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion EN-EL14 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion EN-EL3e rechargeable battery & charger
440
 
1100
1050
800
950
570 g (1.26 lb / 20.11 oz)
560 g (1.23 lb / 19.75 oz)
755 g (1.66 lb / 26.63 oz)
780 g (1.72 lb / 27.51 oz)
860 g (1.90 lb / 30.34 oz)
938 g (2.07 lb / 33.09 oz)
133 x 100 x 80 mm (5.24 x 3.94 x 3.15)
128 x 97 x 79 mm (5.04 x 3.82 x 3.11)
145 x 106 x 79 mm (5.71 x 4.17 x 3.11)
132 x 105 x 77 mm (5.2 x 4.13 x 3.03)
148 x 111 x 74 mm (5.83 x 4.37 x 2.91)
147 x 114 x 74 mm (5.79 x 4.49 x 2.91)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (by USB cable and PC)
Yes
Yes (by USB cable and PC)
Yes
Yes (by USB cable and PC)
Yes
None
Optional
None
Optional
Optional
Optional
 
GP-1
 
GP-1
GP-E2
GP-1