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Oct 10, 2000
89%
Feb 22, 2010
May 17, 2000
Oct 20, 2009
 
Mid-size SLR
Large SLR
 
2160 x 1440
4896 x 3264
1440 x 960
4320 x 2880, 3672 x 2448, 3552 x 2368, 2448 x 1632
3:2
3:2
3 megapixels
16 megapixels
3 megapixels
17 megapixels
APS-C (22.7 x 15.1 mm)
APS-H (27.9 x 18.6 mm)
CMOS
CMOS
 
Digic 4
 
100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 (50, 25600, 51200 and 102400 with boost)
5
8
Yes
Yes
No
No
RAW
RAW
Fine, Normal
Fine, Normal (can have ratios programmed)
 
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
No
No
Yes
Yes
3
45
Canon EF
Canon EF
1.6×
1.3×
 
 
Fixed
1.8
3
 
920,000
No
No
No
Yes
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
95%
100%
0.88×
0.76×
 
30 sec
30 sec
1/4000 sec
1/8000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
 
No
Yes (pop-up)
No
12.00 m (ISO 100)
 
Yes (hot-shoe & sync)
Yes (Hot-shoe plus Sync connector)
Auto, On, Red-eye reduction, Off
External
3 fps
10 fps
Yes (10 sec)
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
 
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
±2 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
 
±3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
 
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)
 
H.264
 
Stereo
 
Compact Flash (Type I or II)
Compact Flash (Type I or II), UDMA, SD/SDHC card
16 MB CompactFlash
None
 
USB 1.0 (1.5 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
No
Yes
 
Eye-Fi Connected
 
(Optional)
Yes (N3 connector)
Yes (N3 connector)
 
No
Yes
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
 
Lithium-Ion LP-E4 rechargeable battery & charger
 
1500
855 g (1.88 lb / 30.16 oz)
1230 g (2.71 lb / 43.39 oz)
150 x 107 x 75 mm (5.91 x 4.21 x 2.95)
156 x 157 x 80 mm (6.14 x 6.18 x 3.15)
 
No
Yes
Yes (by USB cable and PC)
Yes (by cable and PC)
 
None