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Type Recording Media Image Sensor Size Compatible Lenses Lens Mount Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera with built-in flash CF Card Type I and II, UDMA-compliant CF cards, via external media (USB v.2.0 hard drive, via optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E3A) 22.3mm x 14.9mm Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses) (35mm-equivalent focal length is approx. 1.6x the lens focal length) Canon EF mount

Image Sensor
Type Pixels Total Pixels Aspect Ratio Color Filter System Low-pass Filter Dust Deletion feature High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor Effective pixels: Approx. 15.10 megapixels Total pixels: Approx. 15.50 megapixels 3:2 (Horizontal: Vertical) RGB primary color filters Fixed position in front of the CMOS sensor (1) Automatic sensor cleaning (2) Manual cleaning of sensor (3) Dust Delete Data appended to the captured image

Recording System
Recording Format Image Type File Size Design rule for Camera File System 2.0 JPEG, RAW (14-bit, Canon original), sRAW, RAW+JPEG (1) Large/Fine: Approx. 5.0MB (4752 x 3168 pixels) (2) Large/Nomal: Approx. 2.5MB (4752 x 3168 pixels) (3) Medium/Fine: Approx. 3.0MB (3456 x 2304 pixels) (4) Medium/Normal: Approx. 1.6MB (3456 x 2304 pixels) (5) Small/Fine: Approx. 1.7MB (2352 x 1568 pixels) (6) Small/Normal: Approx. 0.9MB (2352 x 1568 pixels) (7) RAW: Approx. 20.2MB (4752 x 3168 pixels) (8) RAW+Large/Fine: Approx. 20.2+5.0MB (4752 x 3168 pixels) (9) sRAW 1: Approx. 12.6MB (3267 x 2178 pixels) (10) sRAW 1+Large/Fine: Approx. 12.6+5.0MB (3267 x 2178 pixels) (11) sRAW 2: Approx. 9.2MB (2376 x 1584 pixels) (12) sRAW 2+Large/Fine: Approx. 9.2+5.0MB (2376 x 1584 pixels) Exact file sizes depend on the subject, ISO speed, Picture Style, etc. With the WFT-E3A attached, image recording to the CF card and to the USB external media connected to the WFT-E3A will be possible as follows: (1) Standard (2) Automatic switching of recording media (3) Separate recordings according to image-recording quality (4) Recording images having the same size Enabled with WFT-E3A attached Consecutive numbering, auto reset, manual reset. Possible to create new folders and select folders in the CF card Provided (sRAW+JPEG also possible)

Recording Functions

Backup Recording File Numbering RAW + JPEG Simultaneous Recording Color Space Picture Style

sRGB, Adobe RGB Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1-3

Image Processing
Type Auto White Balance Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature setting Auto white balance with the image sensor

Auto White Balance Color Temperature Compensation Color Temperature Information Transmission

Auto white balance with the image sensor White balance correction: 9 stops in full-stop increments White balance bracketing: 3 stops in full-stop increments Blue/amber direction or magenta/green direction possible Provided

Type Coverage Magnification Eyepoint Built-in Dioptric Adjustment Focusing Screen Mirror Viewfinder Information Eye-level pentaprism Vertical/Horizontal approx. 95% Approx. 0.95x (-1m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity) Approx. 22mm (from eyepiece lens center) -3.0 to +1.0m-1 (diopter) Interchangeable (Ef-D: Grid lines, Ef-S {point of Focus), Ef-A standard focusing screen provided Quick-return half mirror (transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4L IS USM or shorter lenses) AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light), Exposure information (shutter speed, aperture, ISO speed, AE lock, exposure level, spot metering circle), Flash information (flash ready, flash exposure compensation, High-speed sync, FE lock, Red-eye reduction light), Image information (Highlight tone priority, monochrome shooting, maximum burst, white balance correction, CF card information) Enabled with depth-of-field preview button

Depth-of-Field Preview

Type AF Points Metering Range Focusing Modes AF Point Selection Selected AF Point Display AF-assist Beam TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor 9 (Cross-type) EV 0.5-18 (at 73F/23C, ISO 100) Auto, One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing (MF) Automatic selection, manual selection Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD panel Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash Effective range: Approx. 13.1 ft./4.0m at center, approx. 11.5 ft./3.5m at periphery

Exposure Control
Metering Modes 35-zone TTL full-aperture metering Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point) Partial metering (approx. 9% of viewfinder at center) Spot metering (approx. 3.8% of viewfinder at center) Center-weighted average metering

Metering Range Exposure Control

EV 1-20 (at 73F/23C with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100) Program AE (Shiftable), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Depth-of-field AE, Creative Auto, Full auto, Programmed image control modes (portrait, landscape, close-up, sports, night portrait, flash off), Manual exposure, E-TTL II autoflash program AE Automatically set, ISO 100-6400 (in 1/3-stop or 1-stop increments) Basic Zone modes: ISO 100-3200 set automatically Extension settable (with C.Fn.I-3-1): ISO 12800 High Tone Priority settable: ISO 200-1600 Manual: 3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments (can be combined with AEB) Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved Manual: By AE lock button

ISO Speed (Recommended Exposure Index) Exposure Compensation AE Lock

Manual: By AE lock button

Type Shutter Speeds Vertical-travel, mechanical, Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter 1/8000 to 1/60 sec., X-sync at 1/250 sec. 1/8000 to 30 sec., bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode) Soft-touch electromagnetic release 10-sec. or 2-sec. delay Remote control with N3-type terminal

Shutter Release Self-timer Remote Control

Built-in Flash
Type Flash Metering Guide Number Recycling Time Flash-ready Indicator Flash Coverage FE Lock Flash Exposure Compensation Retractable, auto pop-up flash E-TTL II autoflash 13/43 (ISO 100, in meters/feet) Approx. 3 sec. Flash-ready icon lights in viewfinder 17mm lens angle of view Provided Up to 2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments

External Speedlite
Zooming to Match Focal Length Compatible Flash Flash Metering Flash Exposure Compensation FE Lock External Flash Settings Provided EX-series Speedlites E-TTL II autoflash 2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments Provided Flash function settings, Flash C.Fn settings

Drive System
Drive Modes Continuous Shooting Speed Maximum Burst Single, High-speed continuous, Low-speed continuous, and Self-timer (10 sec. or 2 sec. delay) High-speed: Max. 6.3 shots/sec. Low-speed: Max. 3 shots/sec. JPEG (Large/Fine): approx. 60 (CF)/approx. 90 (UDMA CF) RAW: approx. 16 RAW+JPEG (Large/Fine): approx. 11 Based on Canon's testing standards with a 2GB CF card, high-speed continuous shooting, ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style Varies depending on the subject, CF card brand, image-recording quality, ISO speed, drive mode, Picture Style, etc.

Live View Functions

Shooting Modes Focusing (1) Live View shooting (2) Remote Live View shooting (with a personal computer installed with EOS Utility) Manual focus Autofocus (Live View image interrupted for AF): Quick mode, Live mode, Live Face Detection mode Evaluative metering with the image sensor EV 0-20 (at 73F/23C with EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100) By 5x or 10x at AF point

Metering Modes Metering Range Magnified View

Grid Display Exposure Simulation Silent Shooting

Provided Provided Provided (Mode 1 and 2)

LCD Monitor
Type Monitor Size Dots Coverage Brightness Adjustment Interface Languages TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor 3.0 in. Approx. 920,000 (VGA) Approx. 100% (viewing angle: approx. 160) 7 levels provided 25

Image Playback
Display Format Single image, Single image + Image-recording quality/shooting information, histogram, 4- or 9-image index, magnified view (approx. 1.5x-10x), rotated image (auto/manual), image jump (by 10/100 images, index screen, by shooting date, by folder), slide show (all images/selected by date/folder) Provided (Overexposed highlights blink)

Highlight Warning

Image Protection and Erase

Protect Erase Single images can be erase-protected or not Single image, check-marked images or all images in the CF card can be erased (except protected images)

Direct Printing
Compatible Printers Printable Images Easy Print feature PictBridge-compatible printers JPEG images compliant to Design rule for Camera File System (DPOF printing possible) and RAW/sRAW images captured with the EOS 50D Provided

DPOF: Digital Print Order Format

DPOF Version 1.1 compatible

Direct Image Transfer

Compatible Images JPEG and RAW images Only JPEG images can be transferred as wallpaper on the personal computer screen

Custom Functions Total 25

Camera User Settings Register under Mode Dial's C1 and C2 positions My Menu Registration Provided

USB Terminal Video Out Terminal Extension System Terminal For personal computer communication and direct printing (USB 2.0 Hi-Speed) (1) Video OUT terminal: NTSC/PAL selectable (2) HDMI mini OUT terminal For connection to WFT-E3A

Power Source
Battery One Battery Pack BP-511A AC power can be supplied via optional AC Adapter Kit ACK-E2 (with optional Battery Grip BG-E2N or BG-E2 attached, AA-size batteries can be used) Number of shots (approx.)

Number of Shots

Temperature 73F/23C 32F/0C 73F/23C 32F/0C

Shooting Conditions No Flash 800 640 180 140 50% Flash Use 640 540 170 130

Normal Shooting

Live View Shooting

Battery Check Auto Power Saving Date/Time Battery Start-up Time Provided. Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30 min. One CR2016 lithium-ion battery Approx. 0.1 sec. (Based on CIPA testing standards)

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions (WxHxD) Weight Approx. 5.7 x 4.2 x 2.9 in./145.5 x 107.8 x 73.5mm Approx. 25.7 oz./730g (body only)

Operating Environment
Working Temperature 32-104F/0-40C Range Working Humidity Range 85% or less

Note: All the specifications above are based on Canon's testing standards. The camera's specifications and exterior are subject to change without notice.