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Mar 21, 2013
Jun 8, 2012
Feb 15, 2017
 
$799.99/£799 with 18-55mm STM
$849.99/€899 body only, $949.99/€999 with 18-55mm IS II, $1199/€1,249 with 18-135mm IS STM
$749 (body only), $899 (w/18-55 F4-5.6 IS STM lens), $1299 (w/18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM lens)
 
Compact SLR
Compact SLR
Mid-size SLR
Aluminium alloy and polycarbonate resin with carbon and glass fiber
Stainless Steel and polycarbonate resin with glass fibre
Composite
 
5184 x 3456
5184 x 3456
6000 x 4000
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
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
 
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
18 megapixels
24 megapixels
19 megapixels
19 megapixels
26 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)
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Digic 5
Digic 5
DIGIC 7
sRGB, Adobe RGB
sRGB, Adobe RGB
sRGB, Adobe RGB
RGB Color Filter Array
RGB Color Filter Array
Primary color filter
 
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 (25600 with boost)
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 (25600 with boost)
Auto, 100-25600 (expands to 51200)
25600
25600
51200
6
6
6
Yes (1)
Yes (1)
Yes
No
No
No
RAW
RAW
RAW
 
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: 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)
  • Raw (14-bit Canon CR2)
 
  • 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
  • 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
by built-in flash
by built-in flash
Yes (flash)
 
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
9
45
Canon EF/EF-S
Canon EF/EF-S
Canon EF/EF-S
 
1.6×
1.6×
 
Fixed
Fully articulated
Fully articulated
3
3
3
1,040,000
1,040,000
1,040,000
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Clear View II TFT LCD
TFT LCD
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optical (pentamirror)
Optical (pentamirror)
Optical (pentamirror)
95%
95%
95%
0.87×
0.85× (0.53× 35mm equiv.)
0.82× (0.51× 35mm equiv.)
 
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
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 AE
  • Shutter priority AE
  • Aperture priority AE
  • Manual
  • Scene Intelligent Auto
  • No Flash
  • Creative Auto
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Close-up
  • Sports
  • Night Portrait
  • Handheld Night Scene
  • HDR Backlight Control
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
  • Kids
  • Food
  • Candlelight
  • Night Portrait
  • Handheld Night Scene
  • HDR Backlight Control
 
  • Group Photo
  • Kids
  • Food
  • Candlelight
  • Night Portrait
  • Handheld Night Scene
  • HDR Backlight Control
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Close-up
  • Sports
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes
9.40 m
13.00 m
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Yes (via Hot-shoe)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)
Yes (via hot shoe)
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
 
1/200 sec
1/200 sec
1/200 sec
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self timer (2s, 10s+remote, 10s + continuous shots 2-10)
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self timer (2s, 10s+remote, 10s + continuous shots 2-10)
  • Single
  • High-speed continuous
  • Low-speed continuous
  • Self-timer
  • Self-timer + continuous
4.0 fps
5.0 fps
6.0 fps
Yes (2s, 10s+remote, 10s + continuous shots 2-10))
Yes (2s, 10s+remote, 10s + continuous shots 2-10))
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
  • Multi
  • Average
  • 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)
±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)
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 (30, 25 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, Motion JPEG
MPEG-4, H.264
 
 
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 60 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 30 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 12 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 30 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1280 x 720 @ 60p / 26 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1280 x 720 @ 30p / 4 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Mono
Stereo
Stereo
Mono
Mono
Mono
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
 
None
 
 
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
 
Yes
No
 
No
Eye-Fi Connected
Eye-Fi Connected
Built-In
 
 
Includes Bluetooth LE and NFC
Yes (RC-6)
Yes (E3 connector, InfraRed)
Yes (via smartphone or Bluetooth remote)
 
 
No
No
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Lithium-Ion LP-E12 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E8 rechargeable battery & charger
LP-E17 lithium-ion battery & charger
380
440
600
407 g (0.90 lb / 14.36 oz)
575 g (1.27 lb / 20.28 oz)
532 g (1.17 lb / 18.77 oz)
117 x 91 x 69 mm (4.61 x 3.58 x 2.72)
133 x 100 x 79 mm (5.24 x 3.94 x 3.11)
131 x 100 x 76 mm (5.16 x 3.94 x 2.99)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Yes (by USB cable and PC)
Yes
Optional
Optional
Optional
via GPE2
via GPE2