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Canon EOS 300D


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Canon EOS 300D, image (c) 2003 Steve's Digicams

Canon EOS 300D, image (c) 2003 Steve's Digicams

Canon EOS 300D, image (c) 2003 Steve's Digicams Canon EOS 300D, image (c) 2003 Steve's Digicams

Canon EOS 300D, image (c) 2003 Steve's Digicams

Canon EOS 300D, image (c) 2003 Steve's Digicams





Canon EOS 300D, image (c) 2003 Steve's Digicams

April 2004, Canon Japan announces a black body model of the Kiss Digital.
Available in Japan but so far we don't know if it will be made available
in any other market areas.



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Canon EOS 300D, image (c) 2003 Steve's Digicams

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Canon EOS 300D, image (c) 2003 Steve's Digicams

Canon EOS 300D, image (c) 2003 Steve's Digicams





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Canon EOS 300D Specifications

Type Digital AF/AE SLR
Recording Medium Type I and II CF card and Microdrives
FAT-16 and FAT-32 compatible for devices over 2GB in capacity.
Imaging Size 0.89 x 0.59 in. (22.7 x 15.1mm)
Compatible Lenses Canon EF including EF-S lenses
Focal length conversion factor: approx. 1.6x compared to 35mm format
Lens Mount Canon EF mount
IMAGING ELEMENT
Type High-sensitivity, high-resolution, single-plate, color CMOS
Pixels Effective pixels: Approx. 6.3 megapixels.
Total pixels Approx. 6.5 megapixels
Aspect Ratio 2:3 (Vertical:Horizontal)
Color Filter System RGB primary color filter
IR Cut Low-pass Filter Located in front of the imaging element, non-removable
RECORDING SYSTEM
Recording Format Design rule for Camera File system (JPEG) and RAW
Exif 2.2 compliant.
Image Format JPEG and Canon RAW (CRW)
File Size
(on CF card)
JPEG:
Large/Fine: Approx. 3.1MB (3072 x 2048)
Large/ Normal: Approx. 1.8MB (3072 x 2048)
Middle/Fine: Approx. 1.8MB (2048 x 1360)
Middle/Normal: Approx. 1.2MB (2048 x 1360)
Small/Fine: Approx. 1.4MB (1536 x 1024)
Small/Normal: Approx. 0.9MB (1536 x 1024)

RAW: Approx. 7MB (3072 x 2048)
(RAW mode embeds a Middle size JPEG image that can be extracted with the provided software.)

Folder Setting Automatic
File Numbering (1) Serial numbering, (2) Auto reset
Processing Parameters Standard parameters plus up to three custom processing parameter sets can be set with sharpness, saturation, color tone and contrast.
Interface USB v1.1
WHITE BALANCE
Setting Preset: (Auto, daylight, shade, overcast, tungsten bulb, fluorescent light, flash.) Manual : (Custom: read off photo quality gray card or white subject.)
VIEWFINDER
Type Eye-level SLR (with fixed pentamirror)
Coverage Approx. 95% vertically and horizontally (Coverage against JPEG Large)
Magnification 0.8x (-1 diopter with 50mm lens at infinity)
Eyepoint 21mm
Built-in Dioptric Correction -3.0 - +1.0 diopter
Focusing Screen Fixed
Mirror Quick-return half mirror (Transmittance: reflectance ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with lenses up to EF 600mm f/4)
Viewfinder Information AF points, AE lock, FE lock, AEB in progress, flash ready, improper FE lock warning, high-speed sync, flash exposure compensation, shutter speed, bulb, FE lock, processing data, aperture, exposure level (exposure compensation, manual exposure level, AEB level, flash exposure compensation, red-eye reduction lamp-on indicator), Max. burst during continuous shooting, AF/MF focus confirmation, CF card full, CF card error, no CF card
Depth-of-field Preview Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
Eyepiece Shutter None ( provided with neck strap)
AUTOFOCUS
Type TTL-CT-SIR with AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
AF Points 7
AF Working Range EV 0.5 - 18 (at ISO 100)
Focusing Modes One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF (Automatically selects One-Shot AF or AI Servo AF selected according to shooting mode), Manual Focusing (MF)
AF Point Selection Automatic selection, manual selection
Selected AF Point Display Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD panel.
AF-assist Beam Intermittent firing of built-in flash, effective range: approx. 13.1 ft/4m at center, approx. 11.5 ft/3.5m at periphery
EXPOSURE CONTROL
Metering Modes Metering Modes: Max. aperture TTL metering with 35-zone SPC
(1) Evaluative metering
(2) Partial metering at center (approx. 9% of viewfinder)
(3) Center weighted average metering (in manual exposure mode)
Metering Range EV 1-20 (at 68°F/20°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens at ISO 100)
Exposure Control System Program AE (shiftable)
Shutter-priority AE
Aperture-priority AE
Depth-of-field AE
Full auto
Programmed modes: Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, and Flash OFF
E-TTL autoflash program AE
Manual.
ISO Speed Range Equivalent to ISO 100-1600
AE Lock Auto: Operates in One-Shot AF mode evaluative metering when focus is achieved. Manual: Enabled with AE lock button. No AE lock in Basic Zone modes.
SHUTTER
Type Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically-controlled.
Shutter Speeds 1/4000 to 30 sec. (1/3 increments), bulb, X-sync at 1/200 sec.
Shutter Release Soft-touch electromagnetic release
Noise Reduction None (Not necessary)
Self-timer 10-sec. delay.
Remote Control Remote control with RS-60E3 terminal or wireless Remote Controller RC-1 and RC-5.
FLASH
Built-in Flash Type: Auto pop-up, retractable, built-in flash in the pentamirror hump.
Guide No: 13/43 (at ISO 100 in meters/feet)
Recycling time: Approx. 3 sec.
Flash-ready indicator: Flash-ready indicator lights on in viewfinder
Flash coverage: Up to 18mm focal length (equivalent to approx. 28mm in 35mm format)
EOS-dedicated Speedlite: E-TTL autoflash with EX-series Speedlite.
DRIVE SYSTEM
Drive Modes Single, Continuous selected automatically according to shooting mode, Self-timer
Continuous Shooting Speed Approx. 2.5 fps (at 1/250 sec. or faster for all recording qualities)
Max. Burst Depth 4 shots
LCD MONITOR
Type TFT color LCD monitor
Monitor Size 1.8 inches
Pixels Approx. 118,000 pixels (Displayed pixels)
Coverage Approx. 100% (for JPEG images)
Brightness Adjustment 5-levels (settable with menu's "LCD brightness")
IMAGE PLAYBACK
Image Display Format (1) Single image, (2) Single image with information, (3) 9-image index,
(4) Enlarged 1.5x - 10x, (5) Auto play
Highlight Alert In the single image with information display mode, the highlight portions containing no image information will blink.
IMAGE PROTECTION AND ERASE
Protection A single image can be protected or unprotected
Erase A single image or all images stored in a CompactFlash card can be erased if they are unprotected.
MENUS
Menu Categories (1) Shooting Menus [8], (2) Playback Menus [4], (3) Setup Menus [14]
LCD Monitor Language English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Chinese (simplified), and Japanese.
Firmware Updating Enabled by the user
POWER SOURCE
Battery One Battery Pack BP-511/512 (lithium ion rechargeable battery)
Number of Shots
Configuration No Flash Used 50% With Flash
Body Normal temp (68°F/20°C) 600 frames 400 frames
Low temp (32°F/0°c) 450 frames 350 frames
w/BG-E1
(BP-511x2)
Normal temp (68°F/20°C) 1200 frames 800 frames
Low temp (32°F/0°c) 900 frames 700 frames
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Dimensions (W x H x D): 5.6 x 3.9 x 2.9 in. / 142 x 99 x 72.4mm
Weight 19.7 oz. / 560g
WORKING CONDITIONS
Working Temperature Range 0 - 40° C / 32-104° F
Working Humidity 85% or less



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