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The finished image size is 2048x1536 (Large), 1024x768 (Medium), or 640x480 (Small) with three levels of JPEG compression available, Super-Fine, Fine or Normal. It does not have an uncompressed mode but the Super-Fine mode produces a JPEG image at just about 100% quality. The CompactFlash Type II card slot handles the 340MB Microdrive as easily as the included 16MB solid state CF card or any other CF or CF/2 storage device. The sensitivity is equivalent to ISO 100 with gain up options of 200 and 400. Exposure metering is center-weighted with a spot metering option available in manual mode.
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Top LED (green steady - ready to
record, green flashing - recording to or reading from CF card, red steady -
ready to record with flash, red flashing - camera blur warning [low light]).
Lower LED lights orange to indicate camera is in Macro mode.
The 4-way control is also used to navigate through the menu system, see page three of this report for the menu screens.
|Image Sensor||3,338,400 pixel CCD sensor (total)
1/1.8" (0.556") size
|Number of Recording Pixels||
|Sensitivity||ISO 100 (gain-up for ISO 200 and 400)|
|Image Data Storage||CompactFlash Type I or II (Microdrive compatible)|
|Image Compression||JPEG standard|
|Compression Modes||Super-Fine / Fine / Normal|
|Image Storage Capacity *
(with 16MB CF card)
|Lens||6.5 - 13mm (35mm film equivalent: 32-64mm)
F2.9 (W) - F4.0 (T)
|Digital Tele-converter||2X, 4X (Maximum 8X digital zoom is available combined with optical zoom)|
|Shutter||Mechanical + Electronic control|
|Shutter Speed||2 - 1/1,000 sec. (2 sec. shutter for Slow Shutter and Night Scene mode)|
|Focusing Method||TTL autofocus|
(from the top of lens barrel)
|AE Method||TTL program AE|
|Light Metering Method||Center-weighted metering / Spot metering|
|White Balance Control||TTL auto white balance plus 4 presets|
|Continuous Shooting Mode||Approx. 1.7 images / sec. (at Large / Fine mode and when LCD finder is off)|
|Flash||Built-in (Auto / Red-eye reduction / On / Off)|
|Optical Viewfinder||Real-image optical viewfinder|
|LCD Monitor||1.8" low-temperture polysilicon color TFT (Approx. 140k pixels)|
|File Format||Design rule for Camera File system (DCF **)|
|Print Order Format||Digital Print Order Format (DPOF)|
|Interface||USB / RS232C
CF card slot (complies with CF Type II standards)
|Power Source||2CR5 lithium battery
NiMH rechargeable battery
CR 2016 lithium battery for date / clock backup
|Operating Environment||Temperature : 0 - 40 degrees C, Humidity : 10 - 90 %|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||105.4 x 69.4 x 33.8 mm (4.1" x 2.7" x 1.3") excluding protrusion|
|Weight||Approx. 270 g (9.5 oz) excluding batteries and CF card|
* These numbers are based on Canon standardized shooting conditions. Actual numbers may differ according to the shooting conditions and photographic subjects.
** "DCF" is an abbreviation of "Design rule for Camera File system" standardized by Japan Electronic Industry Development Association (JEIDA).
|All data is based on Canon's standard testing methods. Subject to change without notice.|
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