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Sep 17, 2008
Mar 2, 2012
Aug 25, 2016
 
 
Body only: $3499, €3299, £2999 with 24-105mm: $4299
$3499 (body only), $4399 (w/24-70 F4L lens), $4599 (w/24-105 F4L IS USM lens)
 
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
 
Magnesium alloy
Magnesium alloy
 
5616 x 3744
5760 x 3840
6720 x 4480
4080 x 2720, 2784 x 1856, 5616 x 3744, 3861 x 2574, 2784 x 1856
3840 x 2560, 2880 x 1920, 1920 x 1280, 720 x 480
 
3:2
3:2
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
21 megapixels
22 megapixels
30 megapixels
22 megapixels
23 megapixels
32 megapixels
Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
 
 
sRaw suppoorted in all aspect ratio. Size between 5 and 7.5 megapixel.
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Digic 4
Digic 5+
Digic 6+
 
sRGB,Adobe RGB
sRGB, AdobeRGB
 
RGB Color Filter Array
Primary color filter
 
Auto, 100 - 6400 in 1/3 stops, plus 50, 12800, 25600 as option
Auto, 100 - 25600 in 1/3 stops, plus 50, 51200, 102400 as option
Auto, 100-32000 (expands to 50-102400)
50
50
50
25600
102400
102400
6
6
6
Yes (1)
Yes (1)
Yes
No
No
No
RAW
RAW
RAW
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
  • JPEG (Exif v.2.3)
  • Raw (Canon CRW, 14-bit)
 
  • 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
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
 
by optional dedicated Speedlite
Yes
No
No
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
9
61
61
Canon EF
Canon EF
Canon EF
1×
1×
1×
 
Fixed
Fixed
Fixed
3
3.2
3.2
920,000
1,040,000
1,620,000
No
No
Yes
TFT liquid-crystal color LCD
Clear View II TFT LCD
TFT LCD
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
98%
100%
100%
0.71×
0.71×
0.71×
 
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
 
  • Auto+
  • Program AE
  • Shutter priority AE
  • Aperture priority AE
  • Manual (Stills and Movie)
  • Custom (x3)
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
  • Bulb
  • Scene Intelligent Auto
No
No
No
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)
Yes (via hot shoe or flash sync port)
 
1/200 sec
1/200 sec
 
 
  • Single shooting
  • Continuous hi/lo
  • Silent single shooting
  • Silent continuous
  • 2/10 sec self-timer / remote control
3.9 fps
6.0 fps
7.0 fps
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
±2 (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)
±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 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Yes
 
1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps fps), 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (25, 30 fps)
4096 x 2160 (29.97p, 24p, 23.98p), 1920 x 1080 (59.94p, 29.97p, 24p, 23.98p), 1280 x 720 (119.9p)
H.264
H.264
MPEG-4, Motion JPEG
 
1080 and 720 intra or inter frame, 480 inter frame
8.8MP stills can be grabbed from 4K video; camera supports ALL-I, IPB and IPB Light compression.
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
 
Compact Flash (Type I or II), UDMA, Microdrive
Compact Flash Type I (UDMA compatible), SD/SDHC/SDXC
CompactFlash + SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I enabled)
None
None
 
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
Yes (HDMI mini)
Yes (HDMI mini)
Yes (mini-HDMI)
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
 
Optional
Built-In
(Optional)
Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7
802.11b/g/n + NFC
Yes (N3 connector)
Yes (Remote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5, Remote Controller RC-6)
Yes (wired, wireless, or smartphone)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
LP-E6N lithium-ion battery & charger
850
950
900
850 g (1.87 lb / 29.98 oz)
950 g (2.09 lb / 33.51 oz)
890 g (1.96 lb / 31.39 oz)
152 x 114 x 75 mm (5.98 x 4.49 x 2.95)
152 x 116 x 76 mm (5.98 x 4.57 x 2.99)
151 x 116 x 76 mm (5.94 x 4.57 x 2.99)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (by cable and PC)
Yes (by cable and PC)
 
None
Optional
Built-in
 
With optional GP-E2 unit