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Mar 21, 2013
Feb 6, 2015
Feb 6, 2015
Jul 2, 2013
 
$899.99/£849 with 18-55mm STM
$749/£599/€799 (body only), $899/£689/€899 (with 18-55 STM lens), $1099 (with 18-135 STM lens)
$849/£649/£859 (body only), $1199 (with 18-135mm STM lens)
£1079.99 / $1199 / €1099 body only. £1199.99 / $1340 / €1249 with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM. £1399.99 $1549 / €1499 with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
 
Compact SLR
Compact SLR
Compact SLR
Mid-size SLR
Stainless Steel and polycarbonate resin with glass fiber
Aluminum alloy chassis, composite exterior
Aluminum alloy chassis, composite exterior
 
 
5184 x 3456
6000 x 4000
6000 x 4000
5472 x 3648
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
 
 
3468x2432, 2736x1824, 1920x1280, 720x480, 4864x3648, 3248x2432, 2432x1824, 1696x1280, 640x480,5472x3072, 3468x2048, 2736x1536, 1920x1080, 720x408, 3648x3648, 2432x2432, 1824x1824, 1280x1280, 480x480
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
18 megapixels
24 megapixels
24 megapixels
20 megapixels
19 megapixels
25 megapixels
25 megapixels
21 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)
APS-C (22.5 x 15 mm)
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Digic 5
DIGIC 6
DIGIC 6
Digic 5+
sRGB, Adobe RGB
sRGB, Adobe RGB
sRGB, Adobe RGB
sRGB, Adobe RGB
RGB Color Filter Array
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
 
 
 
Auto, 100-12800 (expandable to 25600)
Auto, 100-12800 (expandable to 25600)
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 (25600 with boost)
25600
25600
25600
25600
6
8
8
6
Yes (1)
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
 
Fine, normal
Fine, normal
Fine, Normal
  • JPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.3 compliant)
  • Design rule for Camera File system (2.0),
  • RAW: 14bit RAW
  • Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3, DPOF v2.0)
  • Raw (Canon CR2)
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3, DPOF v2.0)
  • Raw (Canon CR2)
  • JPEG: Fine, Normal.
  • RAW: RAW, M-RAW, S-RAW (14bit)
 
  • 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
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
by built-in flash
Yes (via flash)
Yes (via flash)
Intermittent firing of built-in flash
No
 
 
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
9
19
19
19
Canon EF/EF-S
Canon EF/EF-S
Canon EF/EF-S
Canon EF/EF-S
1.6×
1.6×
1.6×
1.6×
 
Fully articulated
Fully articulated
Fully articulated
Fully articulated
3
3
3
3
1,040,000
1,040,000
1,040,000
1,040,000
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Clear View II TFT LCD
TFT-LCD
TFT-LCD
Clear View II TFT color LCD
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optical (pentamirror)
Optical (pentamirror)
Optical (pentamirror)
Optical (pentaprism)
95%
95%
95%
98%
0.85× (0.53× 35mm equiv.)
0.82× (0.51× 35mm equiv.)
0.82× (0.51× 35mm equiv.)
0.95× (0.59× 35mm equiv.)
 
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
1/8000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
  • Program AE
  • Shutter priority AE
  • Aperture priority AE
  • Manual (Stills and Movie)
  • Scene Intelligent Auto (Stills and Movie)
  • No Flash
  • Creative Auto
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Close-up
  • Sports
  • SCN
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
  • Scene Intelligent Auto
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
  • Scene Intelligent Auto
 
  • Night Portrait
  • Handheld Night Scene
  • HDR Backlight Control)
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Close-up
  • Sports
  • Kids
  • Food
  • Candlelight
  • Night portrait
  • Handheld night scene
  • HDR backlight control
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Close-up
  • Sports
  • Kids
  • Food
  • Candlelight
  • Night portrait
  • Handheld night scene
  • HDR backlight control
  • Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes
Yes
Yes (Pop-up)
13.00 m
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
12.00 m
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)
Yes (via hot shoe)
Yes (via hot shoe)
Yes (Built-in flash works as wireless commander)
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
 
 
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
1/200 sec
1/200 sec
1/200 sec
1/250 sec
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self timer (2s, 10s+remote, 10s + continuous shots 2-10)
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Silent single shot
  • Silent continuous
  • Self-timer
  • Continuous after self-timer
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Silent single shot
  • Silent continuous
  • Self-timer
  • Continuous after self-timer
  • Single, Continuous L, Continuous H, Self timer (2s+remote, 10s +remote), Silent single shooting, Silent continuous shooting
5.0 fps
5.0 fps
5.0 fps
7.0 fps
 
Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Yes (2 or 10 sec, remote)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
±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)
±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±3 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Yes
Yes
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 (30, 25 fps)
1920 x 1080 (30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p)
1920 x 1080 (30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p)
1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps), 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (59.94, 50 fps)
H.264, Motion JPEG
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
H.264
 
Choice of compression (standard, lightweight)
Choice of compression (standard, lightweight). HDR movie mode.
 
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
SD/SDHC/SDXC
 
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-HDMI)
Yes (mini-HDMI)
Yes (HDMI mini)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
Eye-Fi Connected
Built-In
Built-In
Built-In
 
802.11b/g/n with NFC
802.11b/g/n with NFC
 
Yes (RC-6 connector)
Yes (wired or via smartphone)
Yes (wired or via smartphone)
Yes (RS-60E3 cable release, RC-6 wireless remote, or using smartphone over Wi-Fi)
 
 
No
No
Yes (Water and Dust resistant)
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Lithium-Ion LP-E8 rechargeable battery & charger
LP-E17 lithium-ion battery @ charger
LP-E17 lithium-ion battery @ charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
440
440
440
920
580 g (1.28 lb / 20.46 oz)
555 g (1.22 lb / 19.58 oz)
565 g (1.25 lb / 19.93 oz)
755 g (1.66 lb / 26.63 oz)
133 x 100 x 79 mm (5.24 x 3.94 x 3.11)
132 x 101 x 78 mm (5.2 x 3.98 x 3.07)
132 x 111 x 78 mm (5.2 x 4.37 x 3.07)
139 x 104 x 79 mm (5.47 x 4.11 x 3.09)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (by USB cable and PC)
 
 
Yes (by USB cable and PC)
Optional
None
None
Optional
via GPE2