Type  Digital, AF/AE single-lens reflex camera with built-in flash
Recording Media  SD/SDHC/SDXC card, via external media (USB v.2.0 hard drive, or via Wireless LAN (Eye-Fi card*))

*Canon cameras are not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions, including wireless transfer. In case of an issue with the Eye-Fi card, please consult with the card manufacturer. The use of Eye-Fi cards may not be approved in all regions, or from one region to another; please contact the card manufacturer for status of approval in the country/region of use.

Image Format  Approx. 22.3mm x 14.9mm
Compatible Lenses  Canon EF lenses including EF-S lenses 

(35mm-equivalent focal length is approx. 1.6x the lens focal length)

Lens Mount  Canon EF mount

Image Sensor

Type  High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor
Pixels  Effective pixels: Approx. 18.00 megapixels

Total pixels: Approx. 18.70 megapixels

Pixel Unit  4.3 µm square
Aspect Ratio  3:2 (Horizontal : Vertical)
Color Filter System  RGB primary color filters
Low Pass Filter  Fixed position in front of the CMOS sensor
Dust Deletion Feature  (1) Manual cleaning

(2) Dust Delete Data acquisition and appending

Recording System

Recording Format  Design rule for Camera File System 2.0 and Exif 2.30
File Size  (1) Large: Approx. 17.90 Megapixels (5184 x 3456)

(2) Medium: Approx. 8.00 Megapixels (3456 x 2304)

(3) Small 1: Approx. 4.50 Megapixels (2592 x 1728)

(4) S2: Approx. 2.50 Megapixels (1920 x 1280)

(5) S3: Approx. 0.35 Megapixels (720 x 480)

(6) RAW: Approx. 17.90 Megapixels (5184 x 3456)

Exact file sizes depend on the subject, ISO speed, Picture Style, etc.

File Numbering  Consecutive numbering, auto reset, manual reset
RAW + JPEG Simultaneous Recording  Provided (RAW + JPEG)
Color Space  sRGB, Adobe RGB
Picture Style  Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined 1-3

White Balance

Auto White Balance  Auto white balance with the image sensor
Color Temperature Compensation  White balance correction: ±9 levels

White balance bracketing: ±3 levels in single-level increments

Blue/amber direction or magenta/green direction possible

Color Temperature Information Transmission  Provided


Type  Eye-level SLR (with fixed pentamirror)
Coverage  Vertical/Horizontal approx. 95%
Magnification  Approx. 0.8x / 22.4° (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1 m-1 (dpt))
Eye Point  Approx. 21 mm (At -1m-1 from the eyepiece lens center)
Dioptric Adjustment Correction  Adjustable from approx. -2.5 to +0.5 m-1 (dpt)
Focusing Screen  Fixed
Mirror  Quick-return half mirror (transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60)
Viewfinder Information  1) AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light)

2) Exposure information (Shutter speed, aperture, ISO speed, AE lock, Exposure level, exposure warning)

3) Flash information (Flash ready, flash exposure compensation, high-speed sync, FE lock, red-eye reduction light)

4) Image information (Highlight tone priority, Monochrome shooting, maximum burst, white balance correction, SD card information)

Depth Of Field Preview  No depth-of-field preview button (Enabled with C.Fn 9-4)


Type  TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
AF Points  9-point AF (f/5.6 cross-type AF point at center)
AF Working Range  Center AF Point: EV 0 - 18 (at 73°F/23°C, ISO 100)

Other AF Points: EV 1 - 18 (at 73°F/23°C, ISO 100)

Focusing Modes  (1) Autofocus
- One-Shot AF
- Predictive AI Servo AF
- AI Focus AF (Switches between One-Shot AF and AI Servo AF automatically)

(2) Manual focus (MF)

AF Point Selection  (1) Manual selection

(2) Auto selection

Selected AF Point Display  Indicated by superimposed display in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor
AF Assist Beam  1) Intermittent firing of built-in flash.

2) Effective range: Approx. 4 m/13.1 ft at center, approx. 3.5 m/11.5 ft at periphery.

Exposure Control

Metering Modes  63-zone SPC TTL metering with selectable modes
Metering Range  EV 1.0 - EV 20.0 (at 73°F/23°C with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Exposure Control Systems  Creative Zone modes:
(1) Program AE (program-shift possible)
(2) Shutter-priority AE
(3) Aperture-priority AE
(4) Manual exposure (including bulb)

Basic Zone modes:
(1) Scene Intelligent Auto (Program AE, non-shiftable)
(2) Flash Off
(3) Creative Auto
(4) Portrait
(5) Landscape
(6) Close-up
(7) Sports
(8) Night Portrait

Exposure Compensation  (1) Manual: ±5 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments

(2) AEB : ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments

AE Lock  Auto AE Lock: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved.

Manual: By AE lock button in P, Tv and Av modes


Type  Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically controlled.
Shutter Speeds  1/4000 to 30 sec., Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode.); X-sync at 1/200 sec.
Shutter Release  Soft-touch electromagnetic release
Self Timer  10-sec. or 2-sec. delay
Shutter Lag Time  (1) During SW-1 ON, time lag between SW-2 ON and start of exposure:
Approx. 0.12 sec.

(2) Time lag between simultaneous SW-1/SW-2 ON and start of exposure: Approx. 0.24 sec.

Remote Control  Compatible with Remote Switch RS-60E3. There is no wireless remote control sensor.

Built in Flash

Type  Auto pop-up, retractable, built-in flash in the pentamirror
Flash Metering System  E-TTL II autoflash (Evaluative, Average), FE lock
Guide Number  Approx. 9.2/30.2 (at ISO 100 in meters/feet)
Recycling Time  Approx. 2 sec.
Flash Ready Indicator  Flash-ready icon lights in viewfinder
Flash Coverage  Up to 17mm focal length (equivalent to approx. 28mm in 135 format)
FE Lock  Provided

External Speedlite

Flash Metering  E-TTL II autoflash (evaluative flash metering and average flash metering), FE lock
Flash Exposure Compensation  ±2 stops in 1/3-stop or 1/2-stop increments

Drive System

Drive Modes  (1) Single shooting 

(2) Continuous shooting 

(3) 10-sec. self-timer 

(4) 2-sec. self-timer 

(5) Continuous shooting after 10-sec. self-timer (2 to 10 shots)

Continuous Shooting Speed  JPEG & RAW: Max. approx. 3.0 fps
Maximum Burst  (1) JPEG: 69 shots

(2) RAW: 6 shots

(3) RAW+JPEG: 4 shots

Live View Functions

Shooting Modes  Still photo shooting and video shooting
Focusing  1) Autofocus
- FlexiZone-Single
- Face Detection Live mode
- Quick mode

2) Manual Focus

Metering Modes  Real-time Evaluative metering with image sensor
Metering Range  EV 0 to EV 20 (At 23°C/73°F, ISO 100)
Grid Display  (1) Grid 1: Pair of vertical and horizontal lines

(2) Grid 2: 5 vertical and 3 horizontal lines

Exposure Simulation  Provided
Silent Shooting  Not provided

Video Shooting

File Format  MOV (image data: H.264; audio: Linear PCM (monaural))
File Size  [Full HD]
1920 x 1080 (30 fps/25 fps/24 fps): 330 MB/min. 

1280 x 720 (60 fps/50fps): 330 MB/min. 

640 x 480 (30 fps/25fps): 82.5 MB/min.

* If the file size exceeds 4GB, a new file will be automatically created.
** SD Class 6 or higher required.

Frame Rates  1920 x 1080 (Full HD): 30p (29.97) / 24p (23.976) / 25p

1280 x 720 (HD): 60p (59.94) / 50p

640 x 480 (SD): 30p (29.97) / 25p

Continuous Shooting Time  Approx. 29 min. 59 sec.
Focusing  Autofocus: FlexiZone-Single, Quick mode, Face Detection Live mode; manual
Exposure Control  (1) Program AE for movie shooting

* Shutter speed 1/30 - 1/4000 sec. (signal accumulation time), aperture and ISO speed automatically set

(2) Manual Exposure

Exposure Compensation  ± 3 stops in 1/3-stop increments

LCD Monitor

Type  TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor Size  3.0-inch (Screen aspect ratio of 4:3)
Pixels  Approx. 460,000 dots
Coverage  Approx. 100%
Brightness Control  Adjustable to one of seven brightness levels
Coating  None
Interface Languages  25 (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Hungarian, Czech, Romanian, Ukraine, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese)


Display Format  (1) Single image display
  • Single image, basic information, detailed information, histogram display

(2) Index display

  • 4-image index and 9-image index.

(3) Jump display (Image jump w/ Main Dial)

  • 1/10/100 images, shooting date, by folder, movies, stills, rating
Highlight Alert  On the detailed information and histogram displays, highlight areas with no image data will blink.

Quick Control Function

Items  When you press the Quick Control button under the following conditions, you can set the functions below (The settable functions depend on the shooting mode):

(1) With viewfinder shooting:
Shutter speed, aperture, ISO speed, exposure compensation, AEB, flash exposure compensation, Picture Style, white balance, Auto Lighting Optimizer, raise built-in flash, AF mode, drive mode, metering mode, and image-recording quality.

(2) With Live View shooting:
AF mode, drive mode, white balance, Picture Style, Auto Lighting Optimizer, image-recording quality, ISO speed and raise built-in flash (with C.Fn).

(3) With movie shooting:
AF mode, white balance, Picture Style, and Auto Lighting Optimizer.

Image Protection and Erase

Protection  Erase protection can be applied/canceled for a single image, all images in a folder, or all images in the card.
Erase  Erase single image, erase selected images, erase all images on folder, erase all images in a card, or erase only unprotected images.

Direct Printing

Compatible Printers  PictBridge-compatible printers
Printable Images  JPEG images complying to Design rule for Camera File System

DPOF: Digital Print Order Format

DPOF  Version 1.1 compatible


Custom Functions  11 Custom Functions with 33 settings settable with the camera
Custom Controls  Not Provided
Camera User Settings  Not provided
My Menu Registration  Up to six top-tier menu options and Custom Function settings can be registered.


USB Terminal  Hi-Speed USB-standard mini-B terminal for personal computer communications and PictBridge.
Video Out Terminal  1) Type C (Switches automatically to suit the resolution)

2) Video output: 1. 1080/60i, 2. 1080/50i, 3. 480/60p, 4. 576/50p

* Switches automatically to 1, 2, 3, or 4 to suit the TV.

Extension System Terminal  Compatible with Remote Switch RS-60E3
Gigabit-Ethernet  Compatible (*Canon cameras are not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions, including wireless transfer. In case of an issue with the Eye-Fi card, please consult with the card manufacturer. The use of Eye-Fi cards may not be approved in all regions, or from one region to another; please contact the card manufacturer for status of approval in the country/region of use.)

Power Source

Battery  Battery Pack LP-E10 x 1 * With the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E10, AC power is possible.
Battery Life  Number of shots (approx.)
Battery Check  Automatic battery level check when power is turned ON. Battery level indicated in one of four levels on LCD monitor.
Power Saving  Provided. Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 min.
Date/Time Battery  Built-in secondary battery. When fully-charged, the date/time can be maintained for about three months.

* Recharge time for backup battery: Approx. 8 hours

Start-up Time  Approx. 0.1 sec. (Based on CIPA testing standards)

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions (W x H x D)  Approx. 5.10 (W) x 3.93 (H) x 3.07 (D) in./ Approx. 129.6 (W) x 99.7 (H) x 77.9 (D) mm
Weight  Approx. 16.93 oz. / 480g (CIPA Standard)

Approx. 15.34 oz. / 435g (Body only)

Operating Environment

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

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