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Feb 7, 2011
Feb 7, 2011
Aug 26, 2010
Sep 1, 2009
Mar 2, 2012
Oct 18, 2011
 
 
 
 
 
Body only: $3499, €3299, £2999 with 24-105mm: $4299
 
 
Compact SLR
Compact SLR
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
Large SLR
 
 
 
 
Magnesium alloy
 
 
4272 x 2848
5184 x 3456
5184 x 3456
5184 x 3456
5760 x 3840
5184 x 3456
3088 x 2056, 2256 x 1504, 1920 x 1280, 720 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
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
5184 x 3456, 3888 x 2592, 3456 x 2304, 2592 x 1728
3840 x 2560, 2880 x 1920, 1920 x 1280, 720 x 480
4608 x 3072, 3456 x 2304, 2592 x 1728
3:2
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
3:2
3:2
3:2
12 megapixels
18 megapixels
18 megapixels
18 megapixels
22 megapixels
18 megapixels
13 megapixels
19 megapixels
19 megapixels
19 megapixels
23 megapixels
19 megapixels
APS-C (22.2 x 14.8 mm)
APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Digic 4
Digic 4
Digic 4
Dual Digic 4
Digic 5+
Dual Digic 5+
 
 
 
 
sRGB,Adobe RGB
 
 
 
 
Primary Color Filter
RGB Color Filter Array
 
 
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, (12800 with boost)
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, (12800 with boost)
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, (12800 with boost)
Auto, 100 - 25600 in 1/3 stops, plus 50, 51200, 102400 as option
100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, 51200 (50, 102400 and 204800 with boost)
 
 
 
 
50
50
 
12800
12800
12800
102400
204800
6
6
6
6
6
6
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (1)
Yes (1)
Yes (5)
No
No
No
No
No
No
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
Fine, Normal
Fine, Normal
Fine, Normal
Fine, Normal
Fine, Normal
Fine, Normal
 
 
 
 
  • JPEG (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant)
  • Design rule for Camera File system (2.0)
  • RAW: RAW, sRAW1, sRAW2 (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition)
  • Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
 
 
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
 
 
 
 
by optional dedicated Speedlite
 
No
Yes (3-10x )
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
9
9
9
19
61
61
Canon EF/EF-S
Canon EF/EF-S
Canon EF/EF-S
Canon EF/EF-S
Canon EF
Canon EF
1.6×
1.6×
1.6×
1.6×
1×
1×
 
Fixed
Fully articulated
Fully articulated
Fixed
Fixed
Fixed
2.7
3
3
3
3.2
3.2
230,000
1,040,000
1,040,000
920,000
1,040,000
1,040,000
No
No
No
No
No
No
TFT color LCD, liquid-crystal monitor
TFT color LCD, liquid-crystal monitor
Clear View TFT color LCD
TFT color LCD, liquid-crystal monitor
Clear View II TFT LCD
Clear View II TFT LCD
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optical (pentamirror)
Optical (pentamirror)
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
95%
95%
96%
100%
100%
100%
0.8×
0.85×
0.95×
1×
0.71×
0.76×
 
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
No
No
 
 
 
 
  • Auto+
  • Program AE
  • Shutter priority AE
  • Aperture priority AE
  • Manual (Stills and Movie)
  • Custom (x3)
 
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
No
No
9.20 m
13.00 m
13.00 m
12.00 m
 
 
Yes (Hot-shoe, E-TTL II)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)
Yes (Hot-shoe plus Sync connector)
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
 
E-TTL II Auto Flash, Metered Manual
 
 
 
 
1/200 sec
 
3.0 fps
3.7 fps
5.3 fps
8.0 fps
6.0 fps
14.0 fps
Yes (10 sec (2 sec with mirror lock-up))
Yes (2 sec or 10 sec)
Yes (2 or 10 sec, remote)
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Yes (2 or 10 sec, remote)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Partial
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Average
  • 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 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±3 (2, 3, 5, 7 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 images at -/+ 3 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 (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
 
1280 x 720 (29.97, 25 fps)
1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (60, 50 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 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (60, 50 fps)
1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps fps), 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (25, 30 fps)
1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps, 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (60, 50 fps)
H.264, Motion JPEG
MPEG-4, H.264
H.264
H.264
H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
 
 
 
 
1080 and 720 intra or inter frame, 480 inter frame
 
Stereo
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
 
Mono
Mono
None
Mono
None
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC card
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
Compact Flash (Type I or II), UDMA, Microdrive cards
Compact Flash Type I (UDMA compatible), SD/SDHC/SDXC
Compact Flash (Type I or II), UDMA compatible
None
None
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)
 
Yes (HDMI mini)
Yes (HDMI mini)
Yes (HDMI mini)
Yes
Yes (HDMI mini)
Yes (Mini)
Eye-Fi Connected
Eye-Fi Connected
Eye-Fi Connected
 
Optional
Optional
 
 
 
 
Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7
LC-5
Yes (E3 connector)
Yes (E3 connector, InfraRed)
Yes (Optional)
Yes (N3 connector)
Yes (Remote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5, Remote Controller RC-6)
Yes (N3 connector)
 
No
No
Yes (Water and Dust resistant)
Yes (Water-resistant, Dust-resistant)
Yes
Yes (Water and dust resistant)
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Lithium-Ion LP-E10 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E8 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E4N rechargeable battery & charger
700
440
1100
800
950
 
495 g (1.09 lb / 17.46 oz)
570 g (1.26 lb / 20.11 oz)
755 g (1.66 lb / 26.63 oz)
860 g (1.90 lb / 30.34 oz)
950 g (2.09 lb / 33.51 oz)
 
130 x 100 x 78 mm (5.12 x 3.94 x 3.07)
133 x 100 x 80 mm (5.24 x 3.94 x 3.15)
145 x 106 x 79 mm (5.71 x 4.17 x 3.11)
148 x 111 x 74 mm (5.83 x 4.37 x 2.91)
152 x 116 x 76 mm (5.98 x 4.57 x 2.99)
158 x 164 x 83 mm (6.22 x 6.46 x 3.27)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (by USB cable and PC)
Yes (by USB cable and PC)
Yes (by USB cable and PC)
Yes (by USB cable and PC)
Yes (by cable and PC)
Yes (by cable and PC)
None
None
None
Optional
Optional
Optional
 
 
 
GP-E2
With optional GP-E2 unit
GP-E1, GPE2