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80%
Nov 30, 2010
84%
Nov 6, 2009
Sep 15, 2010
Sep 1, 2009
 
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
 
4928 x 3264
5184 x 3456
3696 x 2448, 2464 x 1632
5184 x 3456, 3888 x 2592, 3456 x 2304, 2592 x 1728
3:2
3:2
16 megapixels
18 megapixels
17 megapixels
19 megapixels
APS-C (23.6 x 15.7 mm)
APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
CMOS
CMOS
Expeed 2
Dual Digic 4
 
Primary Color Filter
 
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)
12
6
Yes (5)
Yes (1)
No
No
RAW
RAW
Fine, Normal, Basic
Fine, Normal
 
  • 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
No
No
Yes
Yes
39
19
Nikon F
Canon EF/EF-S
1.5×
1.6×
 
Fixed
Fixed
3
3
921,000
920,000
No
No
TFT LCD monitor
TFT color LCD, liquid-crystal monitor
Yes
Yes
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
100%
100%
0.95×
1×
 
30 sec
30 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
12.00 m
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
6 fps
8 fps
Yes (2 or 10 seconds)
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Average
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (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)
Yes (2 or 3 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3 mired)
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
 
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)
MPEG-4, H.264
H.264
Mono
Mono
Mono
None
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC
Compact Flash (Type I or II), UDMA, Microdrive cards
 
None
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes (Mini Type C)
Yes
Eye-Fi Connected
 
Yes (Optional, wired or wireless )
Yes (N3 connector)
 
Yes (Weather and dust resistant)
Yes (Water-resistant, Dust-resistant)
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Lithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
1050
800
780 g (1.72 lb / 27.51 oz)
860 g (1.90 lb / 30.34 oz)
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)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (by USB cable and PC)
Optional
Optional
GP-1
GP-E2