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Old 26-12-2008
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best SLR camera 2008

Canon EOS – 1Ds Mark III

Superb image quality: entirely new 21.1 Megapixel Full-Frame Canon CMOS Sensor, Highlight Tone Priority, and 14-bit A/D conversions for outstanding color tones.

Dual "DIGIC III" Image Processor for excellent image quality and processing speed.

Live View Function capabilities, displayed on the large 3.0-inch LCD monitor.

Outstanding durability thanks to a shutter durability-tested to 300,000 cycles, dust- and water-resistant design, and EOS Integrated Cleaning System.

Up to 5 fps, burst rate up to 12 consecutive RAW images or 56 full-resolution JPEGs, and compatible with newest UDMA high-speed CF cards.

Fast and precise AF system, with 19 high-precision, cross-type AF points with f/2.8 or faster lenses and 26 additional "Assist Points."
Compatible with wireless file transmitter WFT-E2A, extensive remote control accessories, and 15 different interchangeable Ec-series focus screens.

Specifications:

Type Digital AF/AE SLR
  • Recording Media CF Card Type I and II, SD/SDHC Memory Card (1 slot each), and/or External media (USB v.2.0 hard drive, via optional Canon WFT-E2A transmitter), compatible with UDMA-compliant CF cards, and SDHC SD cards
  • Image Sensor Size 1.42 x 0.94 in./36.0 x 24.0mm (full-frame sensor)
  • Compatible Lenses Canon EF, TS-E, and MP-E lenses (except EF-S lenses)
  • Lens Mount Canon EF mount

Image Sensor
  • Type Full-frame, high-sensitivity, high-resolution, single-plate, CMOS sensor
  • Pixels Approx. 21.10 megapixels
  • Total Pixels Approx. 21.90 megapixels
  • 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) Automatic sensor cleaning
(2) User-activated sensor cleaning
(3) Dust Delete Data appended to the captured image

Recording System
  • Recording Format DCF 2.0 (Exif 2.21): JPEG, RAW and RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording possible. Multiple options for recording images on two memory cards, and onto compatible external USB hard drives (via optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E2A)
  • Image Type JPEG, RAW (14-bit, Canon original)
  • File Name Preset code, User setting 1 (4 characters); User setting 2 (3 characters + 1 image size character)
File Size
1. JPEG/Large: Approx. (TBA) MB (5,616 x 3,744)
2. JPEG/Medium 1: Approx. (TBA) MB (4,992 x 3,328)
3. JPEG/Medium 2: Approx. (TBA) MB (4,080 x 2,720)
4. JPEG/Small: Approx. (TBA) MB (2,784 x 1,856)
5. RAW: Approx. (TBA) MB (5,616 x 3,744)
6. sRAW: Approx. (TBA) MB (2,784 x 1,856)
Folder Setting Folder creation/selection enabled

Recording Functions
(1) Standard
(2) Auto switch media (recording media switched automatically)
(3) Rec. separately (specified image size for each recording media)
(4) Rec. to multiple (same image recorded to all recording media)

Backup Recording With WFT-E2/E2A attached, all images and folders in the CF card and SD card can be backed up to USB external media

File Numbering
1. Continuous numbering
2. Auto reset
3. Manual reset (the image numbering is reset to 0001, a new folder is created automatically)
  • Image Copy Image copying between recording media enabled (images with checkmarks or all images in folder or card)
  • RAW + JPEG Simultaneous Recording Provided (sRAW + JPEG also possible)
  • Color Space Selectable between sRGB and Adobe RGB
  • Picture Style Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1-3

Image Processing
  • Type Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, five Custom WB settings (1-5), user-set Color Temperature (2,500~10,000K), five Personal White Balance PC-1 to PC-5
  • Auto White Balance Auto white balance, taken from imaging sensor
  • Color Temperature Compensation 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.
  • Color Temperature Information Transmission Provided

Viewfinder
  • Type Eye-level SLR with fixed pentaprism
  • Coverage Approx. 100% horizontally and vertically
  • Magnification 0.76x (-1 dpt with 50mm lens at infinity)
  • Eyepoint Approx. 20mm
  • Built-in Dioptric Adjustment -3.0 to +1.0 m-1 (diopter)
  • Focusing Screen Interchangeable (11 types, sold separately), Standard focusing screen: Ec-C IV
  • Mirror Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 37:63)
  • Viewfinder Information AF (AF points, focus confirmation light, point selection mode, registration), Exposure (metering mode, spot metering area, shutter speed, aperture, manual exposure, AE lock, ISO speed, exposure level, exposure warning), Flash (flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure level), Image (JPEG recording, RAW recording, shots remaining, maximum burst, white balance correction, memory card information), Battery check
  • Depth-of-Field Preview Enabled with depth-of-field preview button; possible in Live View Function
  • Eyepiece Shutter Built-in

Autofocus
  • Type TTL-AREA-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
  • AF Points 45-point (19 high-precision cross-type AF points plus 26 Assist AF points)
  • Metering Range EV -1 ~18 (ISO 100 at 73?F/23?C)
  • Focusing Modes Autofocus (One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF), Manual Focus (MF)
  • AF Point Selection Automatic selection; Manual selection: 19 AF points, or only inner 9 AF points (C.Fn III-9-1), or outer 9 AF points (C.Fn III-9-2)
  • Selected AF Point Display Superimposed in viewfinder and on LCD panel
  • AF-assist Beam None. Emitted by EX-series Speedlite or optional ST-E2 Speedlite Transmitter

Exposure Control
Metering Modes 63-zone TTL full aperture metering
1. Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
2. Partial metering (approx. 8.5% of viewfinder)
3. Spot metering (approx. 2.4% of viewfinder)
  • Center spot metering
  • AF point-linked spot metering (C.Fn. I-7-1)
  • Multi-spot metering (max. 8 spot metering entries)
4. Center-weighted average metering
  • Metering Range EV 0-20 (ISO 100 at 73?F/23?C with EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
  • Exposure Control Program AE (shiftable), Shutter speed-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, E-TTL II program AE (Evaluative flash metering, Averaged flash metering), Manual, Bulb
  • ISO Speed (Recommended Exposure Index) Equivalent to ISO 100-1600* (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments), ISO speed can be expanded to ISO 50 and 3200 (via C.Fn I-3)

Standard output sensitivity. Recommended exposure index.

Exposure Compensation Exposure Compensation (user-set): up to +/-3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-half increments
Auto Bracketing (AEB): 3 shots, up to +/- 3 stops, in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments, in all exposure modes. Sequence can be changed via C.Fn I-5
AE Lock Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
Manual (user-set): By AE lock button in all metering modes

Shutter
  • Type Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically controlled
  • Shutter Speeds 1/8000 to 30 sec. (1/3-, 1/2- or 1-stop increments), X-sync at 1/250 sec. (with EOS dedicated external Speedlites; 1/250 maximum with other shoe-mount flashes, and 1/60th-1/250th with studio strobes*)

maximum sync speed with studio strobes will depend upon flash characteristics and connection method; testing is encouraged to verify fastest possible sync speed with specific studio flash equipment Shutter Release Soft-touch electromagnetic release Self-timer 10 sec. delay, 2 sec. delay Remote Control Canon N3 type terminal

External Speedlite
  • EOS Dedicated Speedlite E-TTL II autoflash with all EX Series Speedlites
  • Zooming to Match Focal Length Provided
  • Compatible Flash EX series Speedlites
  • Flash Metering E-TTL II autoflash
  • Flash Exposure Compensation ?3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
  • FE Lock Provided
  • External Flash Settings Flash function settings, Flash C.Fn settings
  • PC Terminal Provided; accepts third-party flash units with sync line voltages up to 250V maximum

Drive System
  • Drive Modes Single, silent, high-speed continuous (approx. 5 fps), low-speed continuous (approx. 3 fps), 10- or 2-sec. self-timer
  • Continuous Shooting Speed Approx. 5 fps (at a shutter speed of 1/(TBA) sec. or faster in all recording modes)
  • Maximum Burst JPEG: approx. 56 frames
  • RAW: approx. 12 frames
  • RAW+JPEG: approx. (TBA) frames (Large/Fine)

Live View Function
  • Shooting Modes (1) Remote Live View shooting (with a personal computer installed with EOS Utility)
  • (2) Live View shooting
  • Focusing Manual focus
  • Metering Modes Evaluative metering with the image sensor
  • Metering Range EV 0-20 (at 23?C/73?F with EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
  • Magnified View Magnifiable by 5x or 10x at AF point
  • Grid Display Provided
  • Exposure Simulation Provided

LCD Monitor
  • Type TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
  • Monitor Size 3.0 in., diagonal
  • Dots Approx. 230,000 pixels
  • Coverage Approx. 100%
  • Brightness Adjustment 7 levels provided

Image Playback
  • Display Format Single image, 4-image index, 9-image index, Jump, AF point, Magnified zoom (approx. 1.5x to 10x), Brightness or RGB Histogram, Auto rotate, Rotate
  • Live View Function: view image before shooting on LCD monitor; live histogram and live simulation of exposure level possible with C.Fn IV-16-1
  • Highlight Warning In the single image display and (INFO) display, over-exposed highlight areas will blink

Image Protection and Erase
  • Protect Single image, all images in a folder, or all images in the memory card can be protected or cancel the image protection
  • Erase Single image, all images in a folder, all images in the memory card or check-marked images can be erased or unprotected.

Direct Printing
  • Compatible Printers PictBridge-compatible printers
  • Printable Images JPEG images compliant to Design rule for Camera File System (DPOF printing possible) and RAW/sRAW images captured with the EOS-1Ds Mark III

Direct Image Transfer
  • Compatible Images JPEG and RAW/sRAW images
  • Only JPEG images can be transferred as wallpaper on the personal computer screen

Customization
  • Custom Functions Total 57
  • My Menu Registration Provided
  • Save Camera Settings Provided
  • Register Basic Camera Settings Provided
  • C.Fn Registration Settings Provided

Interface
  • USB Terminal For personal computer communication and direct printing (Hi-Speed USB)
  • Video Out Terminal NTSC/PAL selectable
  • Extension System Terminal For connection to WFT-E2/E2A

New Features
  • Dust Delete Feature The sound clip recorded with the built-in microphone is attached to the image
  • Picture Style WAV
  • Recording Time Max. 30 sec. per sound clip

Power Source
  • Battery One dedicated lithium-ion battery pack LP-E4 AC power can be supplied via the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E4 (included)
  • Battery Life At 73?F/23?C: Approx. (TBA)
  • At 32?F/0?C: Approx. (TBA)
  • The above figures apply when a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E4 is used
  • Battery Check Automatic, displayed in six levels. Precise readout of percentage remaining, shots taken since last charge, calibration recommended, and approx. remaining battery life are displayed with Battery Info menu setting.
  • Power Saving Provided. Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30 min.
  • Date/Time Battery One CR2025 lithium battery

Dimensions and Weight
  • Dimensions (WxHxD) 6.1 x 6.3 x 3.1 in./156 x 159.6 x 79.9mm
  • Weight 42.5 oz./1,205g

Operating Environment
  • Working Temperature Range 32-113?F/0-45?C
  • Working Humidity Range 85% or less

Battery Pack
  • Type For LP-E4
  • Rechargeable lithium ion battery
  • Rated Voltage 11.1 V DC
  • Battery Capacity 2300mHh
  • Dimensions (WxHxD) 68.4 x 34.2 x 92.8mm/2.7 x 1.3 x 3.7 in.
  • Weight 180g/6.3 oz. (excluding protective cover)

Battery Charger
  • Type For LC-E4
  • Charger dedicated to the Battery Pack LP-E4
  • Recharging Time Approx. 120 min. (for 1 pack)
  • Rated Input 100-240 V AC (50/60 Hz)
  • 12 V/24 V DC
  • Rated Output 12.6 V DC, 1.55 A
  • Working Temperature Range 0?C-40?C/32?F - 104?F
  • Working Humidity Range 85% or less
  • Dimensions (WxHxD) 155 x 52.3 x 95mm/6.1 x 2.1 x 3.7 in.
  • Weight 340g/12.0 oz. (excluding power cord and protective covers)

AC Adapter
  • Type For ACK-E4
  • Rated Input 12.6 V DC
  • Rated Output 11.1 V DC
  • Cord Length Approx. 2.3 m/7.5 ft.
  • Working Temperature 0?C-45?C/32?F-113?F
  • Working Humidity 85% or less
  • Dimensions (WxHxD) 68.4 x 34.2 x 92.8mm/2.7 x 1.3 x 3.7 in.
  • Weight (Approx.) 165g/5.8 oz. (excluding protective cover)

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Sony DSLR-A300K

Sony DSLR-A300K



Sony α (alpha) DSLR-A300: the camera that links you and your subject. For first-time DSLR users, Sony combines superb 10.2 MP quality, a high quality DT 18-70mm f3.5-5.6 standard zoom lens, and Live Preview in a large tilting 2.7" LCD monitor for point-and-shoot simplicity. You'll have super-quick AF response, continuous shooting speed up to 3 fps with viewfinder and up to 2 fps in live view mode, plus high sensitivity (ISO 3200) for great low-light shots. What's more, you get simple controls, Creative Style settings and in-camera Super SteadyShot? image stabilization that work with every Sony, Carl Zeiss? and legacy Minolta a-mount lens. Stamina? power for up to 730 shots, Auto Pop-up Flash and many more features make DSLR model an excellent choice for your favorite new hobby.

Specification:

Weights and Measurements
? Dimensions (Approx.) : (WHD) 5 1/4" x 4" x 3" (130.8 x 98.5 x 74.7 mm)
? Weight (Approx.) : 1 lb. 4.5 oz (582g) body, not including battery, lens and media

Convenience
? Burst Mode : Max 3 FPS with optical viewfinder. 2FPS in live view mode., Shooting Capacity: JPEG (L size, Fine): Until memory card is full. RAW: 6 frames. RAW + JPEG: 3 frames.
? Color Mode(s) : Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Night view, Sunset, Black & White, Adobe RGB (Except for Adobe RGB, all other color modes use the sRGB color space)
? Red-Eye Reduction : On/Off (all modes)
? Self Timer : Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds, Off)
? White Balance : Auto plus 8 Modes (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash, Color Tempature/Color filter, Custom), each with +/-3 adjustable step.

Hardware
? LCD : Tiltable 2.7"1 TFT (230k pixels) LCD with Clear Photo? design
? Microphone : N/A
? Viewfinder : Optical: TTL, 0.74x magnification with 50mm lens at infinity; 95% coverage

Power
? Battery Capacity : 7.2V, 1600 mAh; CIPA standard: approx. 730 pictures with viewfinder, approx. 410 pictures in live view mode
? Battery Type : NP-FM500H Lithium-ion rechargeable battery

General
? Imaging Device : 10.2 (effective) APS CCD Sensor; 23.6 x 15.8 mm; RGB primary color filter
? Megapixel : 10.2MP

Convenience Features
? AF Illuminator Light : Yes, On/Off Select
? Clear RAW NR : N/A
? Histogram Display : Yes - RGB, playback only
? Live View : Yes
? Movie Mode(s) : N/A
? Multi-Pattern Measuring : 40 Segment, Center Weighted, Spot
? Scene Mode(s) : Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night View/Night Portrait
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Re: best SLR camera 2008

Nikon D90



12.3-megapixel DX-format CMOS imaging sensor: Coupled with Nikon's EXPEED image processing technologies and NIKKOR optics, breathtaking image fidelity is assured.

Continuous shooting as fast as 4.5 frames-per-second: Combined with fast 0.15ms power-up and split-second 65ms shooting lag, dramatic action and decisive moments are captured easily.

World’s first D-SLR with an HD movie mode: Record cinematic-quality 24fps movie clips with sound at up to 720p HD (1280 x 720 pixels) in Motion JPEG format, enhanced by NIKKOR interchangeable lens quality and versatility.

Low noise ISO sensitivity from 200 to 3200: High signal-to-noise components and design deliver exceptional performance, even at high ISO setting.

3-inch super-density 920,000-dot color LCD monitor: High resolution, 170-degree wide-angle viewing guarantees confident image review and movie playback.

Built-in image sensor cleaning: Effective 4-frequency, ultrasonic sensor cleaning frees image degrading dust particles from the sensor's optical low pass filter.

11-point AF system with Face Priority: Consistently fast and accurate autofocus, reinforced by the Nikon Scene Recognition System, delivers razor sharpness in a wide variety of conditions.

One-button Live View: Easy to use Live View activates access to 3 contrast detection focus modes including Face Priority AF.

Nikon 3D Color Matrix Metering II with Scene Recognition System: Nikon's renowned 420-pixel RGB 3D Color Matrix Metering II, teamed with the exclusive Scene Recognition System, evaluates images, referencing an on-board database of over 30,000 photographic scenes, for unmatched exposure accuracy.

Comprehensive exposure control: Five advanced scene modes plus Program Auto, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority and Manual.

Auto Active D-Lighting:
Selectable and Automatic, Active D-Lighting optimizes details within shadows and highlights, taming high-contrast situations in real time.

Durable, high precision shutter: Testing to over 100,000 cycles assures shutter life and accuracy.

In-Camera Image Editing: Creative freedom stems from exclusive in-camera image editing, featuring Fisheye effect, Straighten and Distortion Control as well as D-Lighting, Red-eye Reduction, Image Overlay, Monochrome and more.

GPS geo-tagging: GP-1 GPS unit (optional) provides automatic real-time geo-tagging.

Specification:


Image Sensor Format
DX

Image Sensor Type
CMOS

Sensor Size
15.8 x 23.6mm

Total Pixels
12.9 million

Effective Pixels
12.3 million

Image Area (L) DX Format

DX-format
  • (L) 4288x2848
  • (M)3216x2136
  • (S)2144x1424


Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution
4.5 frames per second

Continuous Shooting Options (CH)
  • DX-format
  • CH: Up to 4.5 frames per second
  • CL: Up to 4 frames per second


LCD Monitor Size
3 in. diagonal


LCD Monitor Type
Super Density


LCD Monitor Resolution
920,000 Dots


LCD Monitor Angle of View
170-degree wide-viewing angle


LCD Monitor Adjustments
Brightness,7 levels


Shutter type
Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane

Slowest Shutter Speed
  • 30 sec. in steps of 1
  • 1/2
  • 1/3 EV


Fastest Shutter Speed
  • 1/4000 sec. in steps of 1/3
  • 1
  • 1/2 EV

Bulb Shutter Setting
Yes

Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity
  • 200 in steps of 1/3
  • 1
  • 1/2 EV


Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity
  • 3200 in steps of 1
  • 1/3
  • 1/2 EV


Lowest Expanded ISO Sensitivity
Lo-1 (ISO 100 equivalent)


Highest Expanded ISO Sensitvity
Hi-1 (ISO 6400 equivalent)


Expanded ISO Sensitivity Options
  • Lo-1 (ISO 100 equivalent) in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV
  • Hi-1 (ISO 6400 equivalent) in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV


Storage Media
  • SD
  • SDHC

Storage System
  • AVI
  • JPEG: JPEG-baseline-compliant; can be selected from Size priority and Optimal Quality
  • Compressed 12-bit NEF (RAW)


File System
  • Compliant with DCF 2.0
  • EXIF 2.21
  • DPOF


Exposure Modes
  • Aperture-Priority Auto (A)
  • Shutter-Priority Auto (S)
  • Programmed Auto (P) with Flexible Program
  • Auto
  • Manual (M)
  • Auto (flash off) Advanced Scene Modes


Advanced Scene Modes
  • Sports
  • Night Portrait
  • Close-up
  • Portrait
  • Landscape


Exposure Metering System
  • Center-weighted
  • 420 pixel RGB sensor 3D Color Matrix Metering II
  • Spot

Metering Range
1) 0 to 20 EV (Matrix or center-weighted metering); 2) 2 to 20 EV (Spot metering) (ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens, at 20 degrees C/68 degrees F)

Exposure Meter Coupling
CPU


Exposure Compensation
?5EV

Exposure Lock

Yes

Exposure Bracketing
  • Yes
  • 2 or 3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1 or 2 EV

Shutter Release Modes
  • Live View [LV] mode
  • Continuous low-speed [CL] mode; 1-4 frames-per-second
  • Single-frame [S] mode
  • Self-timer mode
  • Continuous high-speed [CH] mode: 4.5


Movie Modes
  • Movie with sound
  • HD 1280 x 720/24 fps VGA 640 x 424/24 fps QVGA 320 x 216/24 fps


White Balance
  • Shade
  • Sun
  • Fine Tune by Kelvin color temperature setting
  • Auto
  • Preset
  • Fluorescent
  • Incandescent
  • Flash
  • Auto (TTL white balance with 420-pixel RGB sensor) Seven manual modes with fine-tuning; Sun Shade Fluorescent Incandescent Flash Preset Fine Tune by Kelvin Color temperature setting


White Balance Bracketing
Yes, 2 or 3 exposures, in increments of 1, 2 or 3


D-Lighting Bracketing
2 exposures


Live View Shooting
yes
yes

Playback Functions
  • Auto image rotation
  • Histogram
  • Zoom
  • Shooting data
  • Slideshow
  • Highlight point display
  • Full frame
  • Sound playback
  • Pictmotion
  • D-Movie playback Thumbnail (4, 9, 72 segments) Calendar

Interface
  • HDMI
  • NTSC
  • Hi-speed USB


Lens Mount
Nikon F bayonet mount



1) DX AF NIKKOR: All functions possible
2) D-/G-type AF NIKKOR (excluding IX NIKKORlenses): All functions possible (excluding PC Micro- NIKKOR)
3) AF NIKKOR other than D-/G-type (excluding lenses for F3AF): All functions except 3D-Color Matrix Metering II possible
4) AI-P NIKKOR: All functions except Autofocus, 3D-Color Matrix Metering II possible
5) Non-CPU AI NIKKOR: Autofocus not supported. Can be used in exposure modes A and M but exposure meter does not function. Electronic range finder can be used if maximum aperture is 5.6 or faster; Color Matrix Metering and aperture value display supported if user provides
Compatible Lenses

Picture Angle
1.5


Viewfinder
-2.0 to +1.0 m-1


Viewfinder Frame Coverage
Approx. 96%


Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment
(-2.0 to +1.0 m-1)

Viewfinder Eyepoint
19.5

Reflex Mirror
Quick-return type


Focusing Screen
  • Type-B BriteView Clear Matte screen Mark II with superimposed focus brackets and On-Demand grid lines
  • Type-B BriteView Clear Matte screen Mark II with superimposed focus brackets and On-Demand grid lines


Interchangeable Focusing Screens
No

Viewfinder Magnification
Approx. 0.94


Depth-of-field Control
Yes
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Re: best SLR camera 2008

Canon EOS 50D Digital SLR Camera



New 15.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor with improved noise reduction, wide range ISO 100-3200 (H1: 6400, H2: 12800), 14-bit conversion for smooth color tones and gradations.

Next generation DIGIC 4 Image Processor for faster processing, 6.3 fps up to 90 JPEGS using UDMA CF cards; 60 consecutive JPEGS or 16 RAW using standard CF cards.

3.0-inch Clear View LCD (920,000 dots/VGA) with multiple coatings for improved viewing and smudge-resistant protection.
  • Enhanced Live View shooting includes Face Detection Live mode.
  • 9 cross-type high-precision sensors for accurate target subject acquisition and diagonal center cross-type AF point with f/2.8 and faster lenses.

New Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction setting to automatically even the brightness across the image.

Updated EOS Integrated Cleaning System with a fluorine coating for better resistance to dust.
  • Creative Auto goes a step beyond full auto with on screen setting display.
  • HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) output for displaying full high-resolution images on a High Definition TV.
Compatible with over 60 Canon EF/EF-S lenses and most EOS System accessories.

Specification
  • Type Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera with built-in flash
  • Recording Media 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)
  • Image Sensor Size 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. 15.10 megapixels
  • Total Pixels Total pixels: Approx. 15.50 megapixels
  • 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) Automatic sensor cleaning
(2) Manual cleaning of sensor
(3) Dust Delete Data appended to the captured image

Recording System
  • Recording Format Design rule for Camera File System 2.0
  • Image Type JPEG, RAW (14-bit, Canon original), sRAW, RAW+JPEG

File Size
(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.

Recording Functions 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
  • Backup Recording Enabled with WFT-E3A attached
  • File Numbering Consecutive numbering, auto reset, manual reset. Possible to create new folders and select folders in the CF card
  • RAW + JPEG Simultaneous Recording Provided (sRAW+JPEG also possible)
  • Color Space sRGB, Adobe RGB
  • Picture Style Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1-3

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

Viewfinder
  • Type Eye-level pentaprism
  • Coverage Vertical/Horizontal approx. 95%
  • Magnification Approx. 0.95x (-1m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity)
  • Eyepoint Approx. 22mm (from eyepiece lens center)
  • Built-in Dioptric Adjustment -3.0 to +1.0m-1 (diopter)
  • Focusing Screen Interchangeable (Ef-D: Grid lines, Ef-S {point of Focus), Ef-A standard focusing screen provided
  • Mirror Quick-return half mirror (transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4L IS USM or shorter lenses)
  • Viewfinder Information 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)
  • Depth-of-Field Preview Enabled with depth-of-field preview button

Autofocus
  • Type TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
  • AF Points 9 (Cross-type)
  • Metering Range EV 0.5-18 (at 73?F/23?C, ISO 100)
  • Focusing Modes Auto, One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, 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 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 EV 1-20 (at 73?F/23?C with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
  • Exposure Control 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
  • ISO Speed (Recommended Exposure Index) Basic Zone modes: ISO 100-1600 set automatically

Creative Zone modes: ISO 100-3200 (in 1/3-stop increments), Auto, or ISO speed can be expanded to ISO 6400 or ISO 12800
Extension settable (with C.Fn.I-3-1): ISO 12800
High Tone Priority settable: ISO 200-1600
Exposure Compensation Manual: ?3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments (can be combined with AEB)
AE Lock Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
Manual: By AE lock button

Shutter
  • Type Vertical-travel, mechanical, Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
  • Shutter Speeds 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)
  • Shutter Release Soft-touch electromagnetic release
  • Self-timer 10-sec. or 2-sec. delay
  • Remote Control Remote control with N3-type terminal

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

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

Drive System
  • Drive Modes Single, High-speed continuous, Low-speed continuous, and Self-timer (10 sec. or 2 sec. delay)
  • Continuous Shooting Speed High-speed: Max. 6.3 shots/sec.
  • Low-speed: Max. 3 shots/sec.
  • Maximum Burst 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
(1) Live View shooting
(2) Remote Live View shooting (with a personal computer installed with EOS Utility)

Focusing Manual focus
  • Autofocus (Live View image interrupted for AF): Quick mode, Live mode, Live Face Detection mode
  • Metering Modes Evaluative metering with the image sensor
  • Metering Range EV 0-20 (at 73?F/23?C with EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
  • Magnified View By 5x or 10x at AF point
  • Grid Display Provided
  • Exposure Simulation Provided
  • Silent Shooting Provided (Mode 1 and 2)

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

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

Direct Printing
Compatible Printers PictBridge-compatible printers
Printable Images JPEG images compliant to Design rule for Camera File System (DPOF printing possible) and RAW/sRAW images captured with the EOS 50D
Easy Print feature Provided
  1. DPOF: Digital Print Order Format
  2. 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

Customization
  • Custom Functions Total 25
  • Camera User Settings Register under Mode Dial's C1 and C2 positions
  • My Menu Registration Provided

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

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

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

Operating Environment
  • Working Temperature Range 32-104?F/0-40?C
  • Working Humidity Range 85% or less
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Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi





Outstanding Image Quality: New Canon 12.2-megapixel CMOS sensor, DIGIC III Image Processor, 14-bit conversion for smooth tone, gradations, extensive noise reduction technology, and new Auto Optimization for superior highlight-shadow control.

Excellent performance with 3.5 fps continuous shooting, up to 53 full-resolution JPEGs or 6 RAW images in a burst, and reduced shutter lag time.

Large 3.0-inch LCD monitor, with 170? wide viewing angle, superior viewing in daylight, and Live View Function.
  • Fast 9-point AF system, and two types of AF during Live View Function.
  • Compatible with compact SD and SDHC memory cards.
  • New advanced features include spot metering, external flash settings on the camera?s menu, and a new higher-magnification viewfinder.
  • Fully compatible with over 60 EF/EF-S Lenses and a wide range of EOS System accessories.

Specifications
  • Type Type Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera with built-in flash
  • Recording Media SD memory card, SDHC memory card
  • Image Sensor Size 22.2mm x 14.8mm
  • 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. 12.20 megapixels
Total Pixels Total pixels: Approx. 12.40 megapixels
Aspect Ratio 3:2 (Horizontal : Vertical)

Color Filter System RGB primary color filter
Low-pass Filter Located in front of the image sensor, non-removable
Dust Deletion feature
(1) Automatic sensor cleaning
(2) Manual cleaning of sensor
(3) Dust Delete Data appended to the captured image

Recording System
Recording Format Design rule for Camera File System 2.0
Image Type JPEG, RAW (14-bit Canon original) RAW+JPEG

File Size
(1) Large/Fine : Approx. 4.3MB (4272 x 2848 pixels)
(2) Large/Normal : Approx. 2.2MB (4272 x 2848 pixels)
(3) Medium/Fine : Approx. 2.5MB (3088 x 2056 pixels)
(4) Medium/Normal: Approx. 1.3MB (3088 x 2056 pixels)
(5) Small/Fine : Approx. 1.6MB (2256 x 1504 pixels)
(6) Small/Normal : Approx. 0.8MB (2256 x 1504 pixels)
(7) RAW : Approx. 15.3 MB (4272 x 2848 pixels)
  • 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
  • Color Space sRGB, Adobe RGB
  • Picture Style Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1-3

Image Processing
  • Type Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom
  • Color Temperature Compensation 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
  • Color Temperature Information Transmission Provided

Viewfinder
  • Type Eye-level pentamirror
  • Coverage Vertical/Horizontal approx. 95%
  • Magnification Approx. 0.87x (-1m with 50mm lens at infinity)
  • Eyepoint Approx. 19mm (from eyepiece lens center)
  • Built-in Dioptric Adjustment -3.0 to +1.0 diopter
  • Focusing Screen Fixed, Precision Matte
  • Mirror Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4L IS USM or shorter lenses)
  • Viewfinder Information AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light), exposure information (shutter speed, aperture, AE lock, exposure level, ISO speed, exposure warning), flash information (flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation), monochrome shooting, white balance correction, maximum burst, SD memory card information
  • Depth-of-Field Preview Enabled with depth-of-field preview button

Autofocus
  • Type TTL secondary image-registration, phase detection
  • AF Points 9 AF points
  • Metering Range EV -0.5-18 (at 73?F/23?C, ISO 100)
  • Focusing Modes One-Shot AF, AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing (MF)
  • AF Point Selection Automatic selection, manual selection
  • Selected AF Point Display Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD monitor
  • AF-assist Beam Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash
  • Effective range: Approx. 4.0m/13.1 ft. at center, approx. 3.5m/11.5 ft. 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. 4% of viewfinder at center)
? Center-weighted average metering
  • Metering Range EV 1-20 (at 73?F/23?C with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
  • Exposure Control Program AE (Full Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Flash Off, Program), shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, depth-of-field AE, manual exposure, E-TTL II autoflash
  • ISO Speed (Recommended Exposure Index) Basic Zone modes: ISO 100-800 set automatically
  • Creative Zone modes: ISO 100-1600 (in 1-stop increments), Auto
  • Exposure Compensation Manual: ?2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments (can be combined with AEB)
  • AEB: ?2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
  • AE Lock Automatic: When focus achieved with evaluative metering and One-Shot AF


Shutter
  • Type Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
  • Shutter Speeds 1/4000 sec. to 1/60 sec., X-sync at 1/200 sec.
  • 1/4000 sec. to 30 sec., bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode.)
  • Shutter Release Soft-touch electromagnetic release
  • Self-timer 10-sec. or 2-sec. delay or 10-sec. delay plus continuous shooting
  • Remote Control Remote Switch RS-60E3
  • Remote Controller RC-1/RC-5

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

External Speedlite
  • EOS Dedicated Speedlite E-TTL II autoflash with EX Series Speedlites
  • Zooming to Match Focal Length Provided
  • Compatible Flash EX-series Speedlites
  • Flash Metering E-TTL II autoflash
  • Flash Exposure Compensation ?2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
  • FE Lock Provided
  • External Flash Settings Flash function settings, Flash C.Fn settings
  • PC Terminal N/A

Drive System

Continuous Shooting Speed Max. approx. 3.5 shots/sec. (single shots possible)
Maximum Burst JPEG (Large/Fine): Approx. 53, RAW: Approx. 6
RAW+JPEG (Large/Fine): Approx. 4

Based on Canon's testing standards with a 2GB SD memory card, ISO 100, and Standard Picture StyleVaries depending on the subject, SD memory card brand, image-recording quality, etc.

Live View Functions
Shooting Modes
(1) Live View shooting
(2) Remote Live View shooting (w/a personal computer installed with EOS Utility)

Focusing Manual focus
  • Autofocus (Quick mode, Live mode)
  • Metering Modes Evaluative metering with the image sensor
  • Metering Range EV 0 - 20 (at 23?C/73?F with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)

Grid Display Provided
Exposure Simulation Simulated exposure displayed in real-time

LCD Monitor
  • Type TFT color liquid-crystal monitor
  • Monitor Size 3.0 in.
  • Dots Approx. 230,000 pixels
  • Coverage Approx. 100%
  • Brightness Adjustment 7 levels provided
  • Interface Languages 20

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, image jump (by 1/10/100 images, or shooting date)
  • Highlight Warning Provided (Overexposed highlights blink)

Image Protection and Erase
  • Protect Single images can be erase-protected or not
  • Erase Single image, check-marked images, or all images in the card can be erased (except protected images) at one time

Direct Printing
  • Compatible Printers PictBridge-compatible printers
  • Printable Images JPEG image compliant to Design rule for Camera file System (DPOF printing possible)
  • Easy Print feature 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

Customization
  • Custom Functions Total 13
  • My Menu Registration Provided

Interface
  • USB Terminal For personal computer communication and direct printing (Hi-Speed USB)
  • Video Out Terminal NTSC/PAL selectable

Power Source
  • Battery Battery Pack LP-E5 (Quantity 1)
  • AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E5
  • With Battery Grip BG-E5, size-AA batteries can be used
  • Battery Life The above figures apply with a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E5
  • The figures above are based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards
  • Battery Check Automatic
  • Power Saving Provided. Power turns off after 30 sec., 1, 2, 4, 8, or 15 min.
  • Back-up Battery Built-in secondary battery
  • Start-up Time Approx. 0.1 sec. (based on CIPA testing standards)

Dimensions and Weight
  • Dimensions (WxHxD) Approx. 5.1 x 3.8 x 2.4 in./128.8 x 97.5 x 61.9mm
  • Weight Approx. 16.8 oz./ 475g (body only)

Operating Environment
  • Working Temperature Range 32-104?F/0-40?C
  • Working Humidity Range 85% or less
Battery Pack
  • Type LP-E5
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Rated Voltage 7.4 V DC
  • Battery Capacity 1080 mHh
  • Dimensions (WxHxD) 36 x 14.7 x 53.1mm/1.4 x 0.6 x 2.1 in.)
  • Weight Approx. 50g/1.8 oz. (excluding protective cover)

Battery Charger
  • Type LC-E5
  • Compatible Battery Battery Pack LP-E5
  • Recharging Time Approx. 2 hours
  • Rated Input 100 - 240 V AC (50/60 Hz)
  • Rated Output 8.4 V DC/700 mA
  • Working Temperature Range 0?C - 40?C/32?F - 104?F
  • Working Humidity Range 85% or less
  • Dimensions (WxHxD) 67 x 26 x 87.5mm/2.6 x 1.0 x 3.4 in.
  • Weight Approx. 80g/2.8 oz.


Diagonal extent: 74?20' - 27?50'
Horizontal extent: 65?30' - 23?20'
Vertical extent: 45?30' - 15?40'
  • Lens Construction 11 elements in 9 groups
  • Minimum Aperture f/22 - 36
  • Closest Focusing Distance 0.25m/0.82 ft. (from image sensor plane)
  • Maximum Magnification and Field of View 0.34x (at 55mm)
  • Filter Size 58mm
  • Hood EW-60C
  • Diameter x Length Approx. 68.5 x 70mm/2.7 x 2.8 in.
  • Weight Approx. 200g/7.1 oz.
  • Case LP814
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Re: best SLR camera 2008

Nikon D3X Digital SLR Camera



The Nikon D3X Digital SLR Camera features extreme resolution 24.5-megapixel FX-format (35.9 x 24.0mm) CMOS sensor. Large 5.94?m pixels capture astonishing detail and subtleties with outstanding dynamic range for demanding commercial applications. It has Nikon EXPEED image processing technologies which extends and assures breathtakingly rich image fidelity and reduces noise, even at high ISOs.

Selectable bit depths of 12-bit (4,096 tones) or 14-bit (16,384 tones), both yielding incredible image quality through a 16-bit processing pipeline, for smoother tonal gradations. It has low noise ISO sensitivity from 100 to 1600. Added ISO settings of Lo-1 (ISO 50 equivalent), Hi-1 (ISO 3200 equivalent) and Hi-2 (ISO 6400 equivalent) extend versatility.

Features
  • Two Live View shooting modes: Two Live View modes add flexibility and up to 27x magnification in the Tripod Mode, acute focusing accuracy is easily confirmed
  • Continuous shooting at up to 5 fps at full FX-format resolution: Commercial image quality teams with speed and handling to create new shooting possibilities-in the studio or on location
  • Fast, accurate 51-point AF system: AF system features 4 Dynamic AF modes, including 3D Focus Tracking, for autofocus precision and razor sharpness
  • 1,005-Pixel 3D Color Matrix Metering II with Scene Recognition System: Two Nikon-exclusive technologies provide intelligent auto exposure capabilities, along with refined auto white balance detection and faster, more accurate AF performance
  • 3-inch super-density 920,000-dot VGA LCD monitor: Individual factory calibration assures the color accuracy of each D3X monitor for critical image review
  • 100% viewfinder coverage
  • Nikon Picture Control: Four preset options: Standard, Neutral, Vivid and Monochrome and 9 customizable settings provide advanced, personalized color control
  • Rugged, durable and precise magnesium-alloy construction: Effectively protected from invasive dust, moisture and electromagnetic interference with a self-diagnostic shutter mechanism tested to exceed 300,000 cycles
  • Dual CF card slots with overflow, backup and copy options
  • Virtual Horizon Graphic Indicator
  • Up to 4,400 images per battery charge

Specifications


Image Sensor Format FX
Image Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size 35.9 x 24.0mm
Total Pixels 25.72 million
Effective Pixels 24.5 million
Image Area (pixels)
  • FX-format: (L) 6,048 x 4,032, (M) 4,544 x 3024, (S) 3,024 x 2016
  • 5:4 format (30 x 24): (L) 5,056 x 4,032, (M) 3,792 x 3,024, (S) 2,528 x 2,016

DX-format:
  • (L) 3,968 x 2,640
  • (M) 2,976 x 1976
  • (S) 1,984 x 1,320

Top Continuous Shooting Speed
5 frames per second at full resolution

Continuous Shooting Options
  • FX-format: CH: Up to 5 frames per second, CL: Up to 4 frames per second
  • 5:4 format: CH: Up to 5 frames per second, CL: Up to 4 frames per second
  • DX-format: CH: Up to 7 frames per second, CL: Up to 5 frames per secondSingle

LCD Monitor Size 3 in. diagonal

LCD Monitor
  • VGA TFT
  • Super Density

LCD Monitor Resolution 920,000 Dots

LCD Monitor Angle of View 170-degree wide-viewing angle

LCD Monitor Adjustments Brightness,7 levels

Shutter type
Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane

Slowest Shutter Speed 30 sec. in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV

Fastest Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec. in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV
Bulb Shutter Setting Yes

Mirror Lock Up Yes

Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity 100 in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV
Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity 1600 in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV
Lowest Expanded ISO Sensitivity Lo-1 (ISO 50 equivalent, in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV)

Expanded ISO Sensitivity Options
  • Lo-1, (ISO-50 equivalent), in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps
  • Hi-1, (ISO-3200 equivalent), in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps
  • Hi-2, (ISO-6400 equivalent), 1 EV step

Storage Media CompactFlash (Type I/II, compliant with UDMA)
MicroDrive

Storage System
  • Uncompressed 12/14-bit NEF (RAW)
  • Compressed 12/14-bit NEF (RAW, Lossless compressed): approx. 60-80 percent
  • Compressed 12/14-bit NEF (RAW, Compressed): approx. 45-60 percent
  • JPEG: JPEG-baseline-compliant; can be selected from Size priority and Optimal Quality
  • TIFF (RGB)
  • WAV

File System
  • Compliant with DCF 2.0
  • DPOF
  • EXIF 2.21
Exposure Modes
  • Programmed Auto (P) with Flexible Program
  • Shutter-Priority Auto (S)
  • Aperture-Priority Auto (A)
  • Manual (M)

Exposure Metering System
  • 1,005-pixel RGB sensor 3D Color Matrix Metering II
  • Variable Center-weighted
  • Spot AF
  • Spot meter centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used)

Metering Range
1) 0 to 20 EV (Matrix or center-weighted metering); 2) 2 to 20 EV (Spot metering) (ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens, at 20 degrees C/68 degrees F)

Exposure Meter Coupling
  • CPU
  • AI

Exposure Compensation ?5EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2, 1
Exposure Lock
Yes
Exposure locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button

Exposure Bracketing
Yes
From 2 to 9 exposures in increments of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV

Shutter Release Modes
  • Single-frame [S] mode
  • Continuous low-speed [CL] mode; 1-4 frames-per-second
  • Continuous high-speed [CH] mode; 5 frames-per-second
  • Live View [LV] mode
  • Self-timer mode
  • Mirror-up [Mup] mode

White Balance
  • Sun
  • Shade
  • Fluorescent
  • Incandescent
  • Flash
  • Preset
  • Fine Tune by Kelvin color temperature setting
  • Auto

White Balance Bracketing
Yes, 2 to 9 exposures, in increments of 1, 2 or 3
White Balance Fine Tuning
Yes
Live View Shooting
  • Handheld mode
  • Tripod mode
Playback Functions
  • Full frame
  • Thumbnail (4, 9 or 16 segments)
  • Zoom
  • Slideshow
  • Histogram
  • Shooting data
  • Highlight point display
  • Auto image rotation
  • Voice Memo

Interface
  • Hi-speed USB
  • NTSC
  • PAL
  • HDMI
  • 10-pin Terminal

Lens Mount Nikon F bayonet mount

Compatible Lenses
1) Type G or D AF NIKKOR: All functions supported
2) DX AF NIKKOR: All functions supported except FX-format (36x24)/5:4 (30x24) image size
3) AF NIKKOR other than type G or D*2: All functions supported except 3D Color Matrix Metering II
4) AI-P NIKKOR: All functions supported except autofocus and 3D Color Matrix Metering II
5) Non-CPU AI NIKKOR: Can be used in exposure modes A and M; electronic rangefinder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster

Picture Angle
Equivalent to angle produced by lens focal length (1.5 times when DX format is selected)

Viewfinder
SLR-type with fixed eye-level pentaprism

Viewfinder Frame Coverage
Approx. 100%

Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment
-3 to +1 m

Viewfinder Eyepoint
18 mm (-1.0 m-1)

Reflex Mirror
Quick-return type

Focusing Screen
BriteView Clear Matte VI - Type B

Interchangeable Focusing Screens
Yes
BriteView Clear Matte VI - Type B Clear Matte VI - Type E

Viewfinder Magnification
Approx. 0.7x (50mm f/1.4 lens at infinity; -1.0m-1)

Lens Aperture
Instant-return type with depth-of-field preview button

Depth-of-field Control
Yes

Autofocus System
Autofocus TTL phase detection, 51 focus points (15 cross-type sensors) by Nikon Multi-CAM 3500FX autofocus module; Detection: -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100 at 20?C/68?F); AF fine adjustment possible. Focal-plane contrast [in LiveView (Tripod) mode]

Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points
51

Autofocus Fine Tune
Yes

Focus Modes
Single-servo AF (S)
Continuous-servo (C)
Manual

Single-point AF Mode
Yes

Dynamic AF Mode
Yes
Number of AF points: 9, 21, 51 and 51 (3D-tracking)

Auto-area AF Mode
Yes

Focus Lock
AE-L/AF-L button
Half press of shutter-release button (single-point AF in AF-S)

Picture Control
  • Standard
  • Neutral
  • Vivid
  • Monochrome
  • Nine User-customizable settings

In-Camera Image Editing
  • Trim
  • D-Lighting
  • Color Balance
  • Image Overlay
  • Side-by-Side Comparison
  • Filter Effects
  • Monochrome
  • Red-eye correction

Built-in Flash
No

External Flash Shoe
Yes

External Flash Shoe Type
Standard ISO 518 hot-shoe contact with safety lock

Dust-Off Reference Photo
Yes

Virtual Horizon Camera Indicator
Yes

Save/Load Camera settings
Yes

Nikon Creative Lighting System
Compatibility: Yes

Flash Sync Speed
Up to 1/250

X-Sync Speed
Up to 1/250

FP High Speed Sync
Up to 1/8000

Flash Sync Modes
  • Front-curtain sync (normal)
  • Slow sync
  • Rear-curtain sync
  • Red-eye reduction
  • Red-eye reduction with slow sync

Flash Control
1) TTL flash control with 1,005-pixel RGB sensor; i-TTL balanced fill-flash and standard i-TTL fill-flash available with SB-900, SB-800, SB-600 or SB-400
2) Auto aperture (AA): Available with SB-900, SB-800 and CPU lens
3) Non-TTL auto (A): Available with SB-900, SB-800, 28, 27 or 22s
4) Range-priority manual (GN): Available with SB-900, SB-800

Flash Sync Terminal
Yes

Accessory Shoe
Yes

Self-timer
Electronically controlled timer with duration of 2, 5, 10 or 20 sec.

World Time Setting
Yes
Date, Time & Daylight Savings Time
Yes

Battery Type
Rechargeable

Battery / Batteries
EN-EL4a Lithium-ion Battery
EN-EL4 Lithium-ion Battery

AC Adaptor
EH-6 AC Adapter

Battery Charger
MH-21 Quick Charger
MH-22 Quick Charger

Image Comment
Yes
Up to 36 characters

Voice Memo Function
Yes

Battery Life (shots per charge)
4,400 shots (CIPA)

Tripod Socket
1/4-20

Supported Languages

Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish

Supplied Software
Software Suite CD-ROM

Approx. Dimensions
  • Width 6.3 in. (159.5mm)
  • Height 6.2 in. (157mm)
  • Depth 3.4 in. (87.5mm)

Approx. Weight
43.0 oz. (1,220g)

Warranty
Nikon 1 year limited warranty
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Olympus EVOLT E-510 Digital Camera

Olympus EVOLT E-510 Digital Camera



The Olympus E-510 digital SLR is a great camera to help you evolve as a photographer. Only Olympus digital SLRs are engineered to be 100-percent digital. Simply put, this means your pictures will have stunning edge-to-edge sharpness that can?t be beat. Olympus? Live View LCD technology is a unique feature that enhances your picture-taking experience. Whatever life brings, whatever you?re photographing, you?ll capture colorful memories with the E-510?s proven Dust Reduction System and powerful, 10-megapixel imager.

Features

  • Advanced image stabilization keeps your images sharp even when the camera is moving. The E-510 uses Olympus' sensor-shift image stabilization technology to counter the effect of camera shake. The exclusive Supersonic Wave Drive motors provide two modes of accurate high-speed image stabilization. One mode provides blur-free photography for everyday situations like low-light settings. The other mode helps capture clear images even while panning during action shots. Olympus' Image Stabilization technology is built into the body of the E-510 so it works with every lens, unlike legacy film technologies built into the lenses.
  • It is not always easy to use an optical viewfinder ? in a crowd you can't see over the heads of those around you, and low angle close-ups can be hard to reach. With the E-510, you have another option - use the Live-View LCD screen to preview and review photos. And you'll see the screen with amazing clarity from almost any angle.
  • The high-resolution, 2.5" HyperCrystal? LCD screen (230,000 pixels) means you can compose your shots easily, even outside in sunlight.
  • Certified as an Olympus Eco-product, this camera has a reduced environmental footprint across its entire product lifecycle, which encompasses not only the product and its packaging, but also the manufacturing and logistical processes in bringing the product to the marketplace.


  • You'll see more details and you'll get stunning color in all your photos with the 10-megapixel Live-MOS image sensor. Create large prints, even after cropping.
  • Portable, easy-to-handle body with grip design. The body is ergonomically designed for superior comfort. If you use a long lens, the E-510 feels balanced.
  • Olympus' digital-specific Zuiko lenses provide edge-to-edge pixel-perfect clarity. Unlike older film lenses, these advanced, precision-engineered 100-percent digital lenses are designed to work perfectly with the camera's digital technology. The result? Your photos will have exceptional color and clarity. All Zuiko lenses are compatible with all Olympus digital SLR cameras.
  • You'll find 29 exposure modes including 10 advanced modes and 19 Easy to Use Scene Select Modes. Simply select the right mode for your shot. The easy to use Scene Select Modes make you an instant expert, even with the most demanding shots. Choose from any of the 19 selections like Fireworks, Beach or Snow. The E-510 takes care of the rest.
  • Get a great shot in any lighting situation with five metering modes including spot metering and the new 49-point ESP Meter.
  • The E-510 provides the flexibility of two memory slots that hold Compact Flash Type I and Type II, Microdrive and xD picture cards.
  • The new easier-to-read menu background color and the one-button access makes the E-510 one of the easiest digital SLRs to set and use.
  • Shoot using JPEG format for no-hassle sharing, printing, and viewing. Or shoot using RAW format for highest image quality and control.
  • The new TruePic III? processor gives you brilliantly clear, bright photos with accurate skin tones.
  • Compatible with sRGB or Adobe RGB color spaces.
  • Fine-tune your photo's colors with five modes: Vivid, Natural, Muted, Monotone, Sepia. Or shoot in black and white using five monochrome modes. Be as creative as your imagination allows.
  • Choose all or any one of the three selectable AF points.
  • Use the built-in, auto pop-up flash with six modes including auto and redeye reduction. You can even manually adjust flash intensity.

Specification

Product Type

Product type Single-lens reflex Live View digital camera with interchangeable lens system
Memory CompactFlash Type I/II, Microdrive, xD-Picture Card (Dual-Slot)
Sensor size 17.3 mm (H) x 13.0 mm (V)
Lens mount Four Thirds Mount

Effective Pixels number
Effective Pixels number 10 million pixels

Image Pickup Unit
Product type Live MOS Sensor
Total no. of effective pixels Approx. 10.9 million pixels
Aspect ratio 1.33 (4:3)
Filter array Primary color filter (RGB)
LPF Fixed type
IR cut filter Hybrid type
Dust reduction Supersonic Wave Filter (dust reduction system for image sensor)

Recording
Recording format DCF, DPOF compatible/Exif, PRINT Image Matching III
File format RAW (12-bit), JPEG, RAW+JPEG
Recording image size [RAW] 3648 x 2736 pixels
[JPEG] 3648 x 2736 pixels - 640 x 480 pixels
File size RAW:3648 x 2736 compressed Approx. 11MB
SHQ: 3648 x 2736 Approx. 1/2.7 compressed Approx. 6.8MB
  • HQ: 3648 x 2736 Approx. 1/4 compressed Approx. 4.7MB
  • 3648 x 2736 Approx. 1/8 compressed Approx. 2.2MB
  • 3648 x 2736 Approx. 1/12 compressed Approx. 1.5MB
  • SQ: 3200 x 2400 Approx. 1/2.7 compressed Approx. 5.3MB
  • 3200 x 2400 Approx. 1/4 compressed Approx. 3.7MB
  • 3200 x 2400 Approx. 1/8 compressed Approx. 1.7MB
  • 3200 x 2400 Approx. 1/12 compressed Approx. 1.1MB
  • 2560 x 1920 Approx. 1/2.7 compressed Approx. 3.6MB
  • 2560 x 1920 Approx. 1/4 compressed Approx. 2.2MB
  • 2560 x 1920 Approx. 1/8 compressed Approx. 1.1MB
  • 2560 x 1920 Approx. 1/12 compressed Approx. 0.7MB
  • 1600 x 1200 Approx. 1/2.7 compressed Approx. 1.3MB
  • 1600 x 1200 Approx. 1/4 compressed Approx. 0.8MB
  • 1600 x 1200 Approx. 1/8 compressed Approx. 0.5MB
  • 1600 x 1200 Approx. 1/12 compressed Approx. 0.3MB
  • 1280 x 960 Approx. 1/2.7 compressed Approx. 0.8MB
  • 1280 x 960 Approx. 1/4 compressed Approx. 0.5MB
  • 1280 x 960 Approx. 1/8 compressed Approx. 0.3MB
  • 1280 x 960 Approx. 1/12 compressed Approx. 0.2MB
  • 1024 x 768 Approx. 1/2.7 compressed Approx. 0.5MB
  • 1024 x 768 Approx. 1/4 compressed Approx. 0.4MB
  • 1024 x 768 Approx. 1/8 compressed Approx. 0.2MB
  • 1024 x 768 Approx. 1/12 compressed Approx. 0.1MB
  • 640 x 480 Approx. 1/2.7 compressed Approx. 0.2MB
  • 640 x 480 Approx. 1/4 compressed Approx. 0.2MB
  • 640 x 480 Approx. 1/8 compressed Approx. 0.1MB
  • 640 x 480 Approx. 1/12 compressed Approx. 0.1MB

Viewfinder

Product type Eye-level single-lens reflex viewfinder
Field of view Approx. 95%
Viewfinder magnification Approx.0.92x (-1m-1, 50mm lens, infinity)
Eye point Approx. 14 mm (-1m-1)
Diopter adjustment range -3.0 - +1m-1
Focusing screen Fixed (Neo Lumi-Micro Mat screen)
Eyepiece shutter Eye piece cap EP-4 supplied
Eye cup Interchangeable type EP-5 supplied, optional EP-6, Magnifier Eyecup ME-1 is available
Preview Can be checked (when Fn button is set in preview mode), selectable from the optical viewfinder or rear-mounted LCD monitor
View finder information Aperture value, Shutter speed, Record mode, AF confirmation mark, Flash, WB, AE lock, Number of storable still images, Exposure compensation value, Metering mode, Battery warning, Exposure mode, AF frame (super impose). IS activating mode.

Live View

Live View Live MOS Sensor for still picture shooting is used, 100% field of view, Exposure adjustment pre-view, White balance adjustment pre-view, Grid line displayable, 7x/10x magnification possible, MF/S-AF, AF frame display, AF point display, Shooting information, Histogram, IS activating mode, Heat warning.
AF Available with phase -difference detection system

Image stabilizer

System Built in (Imager shift image stabilizer)
Mode 2modes (2 dimensional activation: Horizontal + Vertical), (1 dimension activation: Vertical)
Effective compensation range up to 4EV steps maximum

LCD Display
Product type HyperCrystal LCD (semi-transmissive TFT color LCD)
Size 2.5 inches
Total no. of pixels Approx. 230,000 pixels
Playback field of view 100%
Brightness control 15 levels

Focusing
AF system TTL phase-difference detection system
Focus mode Single AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF) / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF / C-AF + MF
Focusing point 3-point multiple AF (Auto, selectable in option)
Focusing point selection Auto/Option selectable
AF luminance range EV 0 to 19 (at 20, ISO 100)
AF illuminator Built-in flash (external flash available. Inactivation is available to set.)
AF lock Locked at first position of Shutter button in Single AF mode / AEL button (customizable)
Focus tracking Interlocked with Continuous AF mode
Focus aid Available

Exposure Control
Metering system
TTL open-aperture metering system
(1) Digital ESP metering (49-point multi pattern metering)
(2) Centre weighted average metering
(3) Spot metering (approx. 1% for the viewfinder screen)
(4) Spot with Highlight control
(5) Spot with Shadow control

Metering range
EV 1 - 20 (Digital ESP metering, Centre weighted average metering, Spot metering)
(At normal temperature, 50mm f2, ISO 100)

Exposure mode
(1) Auto
(2) P: Program AE (Program shift can be performed)
(3) A: Aperture priority AE
(4) S: Shutter priority AE
(5) M: Manual
(6) Scene program AE
(7) Scene select AE

Scene program AE Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sport, Night + Portrait

Scene select AE Portrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Night Scene, Night + Portrait, Children, Sport, High Key, Low Key, DIS Mode, Macro, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Fireworks, Documents, Panorama* (* Available with the Olympus xD-Picture Card), Beach & Snow.

ISO sensitivity
AUTO / ISO 100 - 1600 (AUTO: Automatic control is available in AUTO, Program, A, Scene program, Scene select, Flash be fired. Up to ISO 800)

Exposure compensation ?5 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable
AE lock Locked by first position of Shutter button / AEL button (customizable)

Exposure bracketing 3 frames in 0.3, 0.7, 1EV steps selectable

White Balance

Auto WB system Advanced detection system with Live MOS sensor
Preset white balance 7 settings (3000K - 7500K) Lamp (3000K), Fluorescent 1 (4000K), Fluorescent 2 (4500K), Fluorescent 3 (6600K), Daylight (5300K), Cloudy (6000K), Shade (7500K)

White balance compensation ?7 steps in each R-B/G-M axis (in Auto WB/Preset WB mode)

Custom white balance 1 setting can be registered at Kelvin temperature (2000K - 14000K)

One-touch white balance
1 custom setting can be registered
White balance bracketing 3 frames in 2, 4, 6 steps selectable in each R-G/G-M axis.

Color Mode
Color matrix sRGB, Adobe RGB

Picture Mode


Mode Vivid, Natural, Muted, Monotone (default setting: Natural)
Adjustment parameter Contrast, Sharpness and Saturation level available in 5 steps for Vivid, Natural or Muted
Contrast and Sharpness level available in 5 steps for Monotone
Filter effect Yellow, Orange, Red or Green filter available for Monotone
Picture tone Sepia, Blue, Purple or Green tone available for Monotone
Gradation 4 levels (auto, high key, normal, low key)

Shutter
Product type Computerized focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed Auto mode: 2 - 1/4000 sec. (depends on settings),
P(Ps), S, A, M mode: 60 - 1/4000 sec. (Bulb: up to 8 min. with limiter),
Scene program/Scene select mode: 4 - 1/4000 sec. (depends on settings)
1/3, 1/2, or 1EV steps selectable.'
Self-timer Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec. (cancel available)
Remote cable release Available (with optional RM-UC1 Remote cable.)
Optical remote control Operation time: 2 sec., 0 sec., bulb control available (with optional RM-1 remote control)
Anti shock mode Available (1 to 30sec in each 1sec selectable)

Drive

Drive mode Single-frame shooting, Sequential shooting, Self-timer, Remote control
Sequential shooting speed Approx. 3 frames/sec.
Max. recordable pictures RAW mode: Max. 8 frames
on sequential shooting JPEG mode: Depends on compression ratio and no. of pixels (HQ mode: approx. upto card capacity with SanDisk Extreme III)

Integrated Flash
Built-in flash Retractable flash (Auto pop-up type), GN=12 (ISO 100.m)
Compatible external flash FL-50, FL-36, FL-20, SRF-11, STF-22
Flash control mode TTL Auto (TTL pre-flash mode), Auto, Manual
Flash mode Auto, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction slow sync., Fill-in, Slow synchronization, Manual, Off.
Synchronization speed 1/180 sec. or less, Super FP up to 1/4000 sec.
Flash intensity control Up to ?2 EV in 1/3, 1/2, or 1EV steps selectable.
Synchronization timing 1st curtain synchronization/2nd curtain slow synchronization (selectable)
Flash bracketing 3 frames in 0.3, 0.7, 1 EV steps selectable.

Super control panel
Information Battery information, Exposure mode, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure compensation value, ISO sensitivity,
Exposure compensation indicator, Exposure indicator, Flash intensity compensation indicator, Date, BKT warning,
NR warning, WB, WB compensation value, Picture mode, Flash mode, Record mode, Image size, Card information,
Drive mode, Flash intensity compensation value, Metering mode, Recordable still image number, Focusing mode, FP warning
AF frame, AF illuminator, Color mode, Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation, Gradation, IS activating mode, Heat warning.

Back light timer Back light lighting time is selectable. (Keep, 8, 30sec, 1min)
Playback
Playback modes Single-frame, Index (4/9/16/25 frames), Calendar, Close-up ( 2 - 14X),
Slideshow, Picture rotation (auto mode available)
Information display Histogram (independent luminance/RGB available),
Highlight/Shadow point warning, AF frame, Shooting information

Menu
Languages Americas: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese

Custom setting
Custom function Fn button is available to set some functions. (OFF, One touch WB, Test picture, My mode, Preview, Live preview)
Custom reset 2 settings are recordable.
My mode 2 settings are recordable.

Image Editing
Erasing function Single frame, All frames, Selected frames (with protect function)
Protect function Single frame, Selected frames, Release protect (Single/All selected)
Copy between media Single frame, All frames, Selected frames
RAW picture editing RAW development
JPEG editing Black & white, Sepia, Redeye fix, Saturation (colour depth), Resize (producing another file)

Print
Print function Print reservation (DPOF), Direct print (PictBridge compatible)

Input/Output
PC interface USB 2.0 High Speed for storage and camera control (MTP mode is available)
USB/Video connector Dedicated multi-connector (Video: NTSC/PAL selectable, Optional Remote cable RM-UC1 is available)
Flash attachment Hot shoe'

Power Requirements
Battery BLM-1 Li-ion battery (included)
Sleep mode Available (1, 3, 5, 10 min., off selectable)
No. of recordable pictures Approx. 650 shots (optical viewfinder)
(with 50% flash light) (with BLM-1 under CIPA testing standard)

Dimensions/Weight
Dimensions 5.35 in.(W) x 3.6 in. (W) x 2.67in. (D) / 136 mm (W) x 91.5 mm (H) x 68 mm (D) (excluding protrusions)
Weight 16.6 oz. / 470 g (body only)

Operating Environment
Temperature 32-140F- 0 - 40 (operation) / -20 - 60 (storage)
Humidity 30 - 90% (operation) / 10 - 90% (storage)

Box contents
E-510 body, 14-42mm lens (kit contents), Li-ion battery BLM-1, Li-ion battery charger BCM-2, USB cable, Video cable, Shoulder strap, OLYMPUS Master CD-ROM, Instruction manual, Warranty card.
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Pentax K20D: Digital Photography

Pentax K20D: Digital Photography


14.6 megapixels, the highest in its class
14.6 megapixel CMOS sensor offers superior image resolution with maximum control over noise.

PENTAX-developed body-based Shake Reduction
With body-based Shake Reduction, the PENTAX SLR system will stabilize your shots, providing maximum flexibility with no compromise in optical quality. It increases your handheld shooting shutter speed range by 2.5 to 4 stops for blur-free pictures, and is compatible with every PENTAX lens ever produced.

Live View function on a 2.7 inch LCD monitor
A 2.7 inch high resolution, wide-view LCD monitor with a 160 degree field of view gives a Live View of your subject and allows for more precise composition.

Dustproof, weather-resistant body
The PENTAX K20D body has 72 seals to reliably protect the inner components against humidity, moisture and dust particles. Add the durability of a fiber-reinforced polycarbonate body and a stainless steel chassis, and you can keep shooting even in harsh conditions.

Pentax Real IMage Engine (PRIME)
The PRIME image processing engine maximizes image properties and allows custom adjustment of image parameters, such as truer color tones, a wider dynamic range, and natural-looking high ISO images. PRIME provides beautiful, natural results similar to those shot with film.

Custom Image modes
Custom Image modes, with six preset options, offer superior control of how the PRIME processor develops images, and can be further modified to meet your needs. Get beautifully processed images in any shooting condition.

Advanced White Balance

In addition to a wide range of preset white balance options, take advantage of adjustable Kelvin temperature settings and full manual control. Also, every preset and manual white balance setting offers fine adjustment control, giving you powerful options to tune the white balance exactly as you need it.

Custom Functions
The K20D offers 36 custom functions with 93 individual settings, ensuring that you can fully customize the camera to suit your individual needs.

Increased control with Expanded Dynamic Range
Enhanced Dynamic Range mode gives 200 percent more dynamic range, which brings out detail in the highlighted portions of your image while maintaining detail in darker areas.

Dust Alert function
Dust Reduction and Dust Alert features eliminate the need for time-consuming retouching by minimizing dust and determining if and where any dust remains after the system is activated.

Full backward lens compatibility
PENTAX has manufactured over 25 million lenses in the last six decades; all DSLR bodies offer backward compatibility with every one.* Whichever lens is used, whether the most recent lenses or a classic screwmount, it will faithfully capture the image desired.
*With adapter for screwmount and 645/67 lenses.

Unique Exposure Modes
Expect the right exposures with the settings you want. Unique exposure modes, such as hyper-program, Sv and TAv, offer shooting versatility to instantly change the shutter speed or aperture on the fly.

Image Capture
Advanced 16-segment metering and 11-point AF, with 9 cross sensors, ensure perfectly exposed and focused images, even in the most difficult lighting conditions.

Smallest body size in its category
The PENTAX K20D offers the smallest body size in its category for easy portability.


Specification

Sensor: Type - CMOS with primary color filter and integrated Shake/Dust Reduction sensor movement system; Size - 23.4 x 15.6mm; Color depth - 8 bits/channel JPG, 12 bits/channel RAW; Effective pixels - 14.6 MP; Total pixels - 15.1 MP; Recorded resolutions - 4672x3104 (14.6M), 3872x2592 (10M), 3008x2000 (6M), 1824x1216 (2M); Quality levels - **** Premium, *** Best, ** Better, * Good; Dust Removal - Image sensor movement combined with SP coating

Lens Mount: Type/Construction - PENTAX KAF2 bayonet stainless steel mount; Usable lenses - PENTAX KAF2, KAF, and KA (K mount, 35mm screwmount, 645/67 med format useable w/ adapter and/or restrictions); SDM function - YES; Power zoom function - YES
Focus System: Type - TTL phase-matching 11 point wide autofocus system (SAFOX VIII); Focus modes - AF Single (w/focus lock), AF Continuous, Manual; Focus point adjustment - Auto, User-selectable, Center; AF assist - YES, via built-in flash

Viewfinder: Type - Pentaprism; Coverage (field of view) - 95%; Magnification - 0.95x (w/ 50mm f/1.4 at infinity); Standard focusing screen - Natural-Bright-Matte II; Diopter adjustment - -2.5 to 1.5; Depth of field preview - Optical diaphragm stop down, Digital, Live View (FOV 100%, magnification 4x/8x available, grid pattern available)

LCD Monitor: Type - 2.7? TFT color LCD monitor, adjustable brightness/color, Live View available (TTL by image sensor, 100% FOV); Resolution - Approx 230,000 dots Wide angle viewable: YES, approx 160 degrees horizontal/vertical

Built-in Flash: Type - Retractable P-TTL popup flash; Guide number - 13 (100/m); Coverage - 28mm wide angle (equivalent to 35mm) Flash modes: on, redeye, slow sync, slow sync + redeye, trailing curtain sync, wireless; Flash exposure compensation - -2 to +1 EV in 1/2 steps

External Flash:
Type - Hot Shoe (P-TTL, high speed sync available), Wireless with PENTAX dedicated flash, X-Sync socket; Synchronization speed - 1/180s Storage Media: Internal memory - n/a; Removable memory - SD, SDHC

Interfaces: Ports - USB 2.0 hi-speed, video out, DC input, cable switch, X-Sync socket; Video out - NTSC, PAL; Printer interfaces - PictBridge

Power Supply: Power source - Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI50, BG2 Battery Grip (optional) for second D-LI50 battery; Recordable images - Approx 740 (approx 530 with 50% flash); Playback time - Approx 330 min; AC adapter available - YES (optional)

Physical Specifications: Body dimensions (W x H x D) - 5.6 x 4.0 x 2.76?; Body weight (without battery or removable memory) - 25.2 oz; Loaded and ready - 28.2 oz; Construction material(s) - Reinforced plastic polymer shell surrounding a rugged stainless steel chassis; Operating temperature - 32-104 degrees F

Language Support: English, French, German, Spanish, Swedish, Dutch, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Japanese, Korean, Traditional/Simplified Chinese

Image Stabilization: Type - Body-based, sensor shift Shake Reduction (4 stops maximum)

Metering System: Type - TTL open-aperture, 16 segment metering; Sensitivity range - EV 0-21 (ISO 100, 50mm f/1.4); Multi-segment - YES, 16 segments; Center weighted - YES; Spot - YES; Exposure compensation - +/- 3EV (1/2 steps), +/- 2EV (1/3 steps); Exposure lock - YES; Exposure bracketing - YES, 3 or 5 frames, up to +/- 2EV (1/2 or 1/3 steps)
ISO Sensitivity: Auto - 100-3200 ISO (1, 1/2, 1/3 steps), Bulb mode up to ISO 1600, expanded range ISO available to ISO 6400; Manual - 100-3200 ISO (1, 1/2, 1/3 steps), Bulb mode up to ISO 1600, expanded range ISO available to ISO 6400

White Balance*: Auto preset modes - Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent (W, D, N), Flash, Color Temperature; Manual mode(s) - YES * WB fine adjustment available

Shutter: Type - Electronically controlled, vertical run, focal plane shutter; Shutter speed - 1/4000 to 30 sec, bulb available Capture Modes: Mode selection - Green, Program, Sensitivity Priority, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Shutter and Aperture Priority, Metered Manual, X Speed, Bulb, USER; Green simplified mode available - YES; P/A/S/M/B - P, A, S, M, B (extended modes include Sv, TAv); Date stamp - n/a;n Digital filters (capture) - Custom Image Function includes Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, and Vibrant modes, each with gamut radar and fine adjustment of saturation, hue, contrast, and sharpness. Monochrome includes adjustment for filter effects (green, yellow, orange, red, magenta, blue, cyan, infrared), toning (sepia warm/cool), contrast, and sharpness (regular and fine adjustment scales); Data record - Folder Name (standard, date), File Name (standard, customizable)

Drive Modes: Mode selection - Single, Continuous (Hi, Lo), Burst (1.6M, JPG), Self-Timer (12s, 2s), Remote (0s, 3s), Remote Continuous, Auto Bracket, Extended Bracket, Multi-Exposure, Interval; Continuous FPS - * 3.0 FPS (38 JPG and Continuous Hi, 14 RAW PEF, 16 RAW DNG), * 2.3 FPS (unlimited JPG and Continuous Lo, 14 RAW PEF, 16 RAW DNG), * 20 FPS in Burst mode (115 at 1.6M, ***, JPG); Self-timer - YES (12s, 2s); Remote control - YES, infrared (0s, 3s, continuous) and cable switch supported Playback Modes: Mode selection - One shot, two shots, index (4, 9, or 16 thumbnails), magnification, image rotation, folder view, slideshow, histogram, bright/dark indicators, RAW to JPG; Magnification - Up to 32x, scrollable; Digital filters (playback) - B&W (4), Sepia (3), Color (18), Color Extract (6), Soft (3), Illustration, HDR (3), Slim (+/- 8), Brightness (+/- 8)

File Formats: Still - RAW PEF/DNG, JPG (EXIF 2.21), DCF 2.0 (design rule for camera file system), DPOF, Print Image Matching III

Custom Functions: Functions available: 36

Computer Requirements: *For device connectivity. Bundled software requirements may vary. Windows - Windows XP/Vista, USB port; Mac - MacOS 10.2 or later, USB 2.0 port
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Canon EOS Rebel XS

Canon EOS Rebel XS



Power Made Simple.
For perfect photos, fast and simple, there's nothing better than Canon's new EOS Rebel XS. With powerful features including a 10.1-megapixel CMOS Sensor, Canon's DIGIC III processor, fast shooting and more, it's a digital powerhouse. With simple, easy-to-use controls, a compact design, a 2.5-inch LCD monitor, and Live View Function, it's a beginner's dream come true.

Features

Outstanding Image Quality: 10.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor with DIGIC III Image Processor.


Canon?s CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) sensor captures images with exceptional clarity and tonal range, and offers the most pixels in its class. It offers many of the same new technologies first seen in Canon?s professional EOS-1D Mark III to maximize each pixel's light gathering efficiency. It?s an APS-C size sensor (22.2 x 14.8mm), and there's an effective 1.6x increase in the lens?s marked focal length when attached. Canon?s DIGIC III Image Processor dramatically enhances image quality and speeds up all camera operations for intuitive operation. It works in concert with the EOS Rebel XS?s sensor to achieve unprecedented levels of performance in all lighting situations.

DIGIC III Image Processor
Developed to maximize performance between the capture and recording stages of digital photography, the EOS Rebel XS?s DIGIC III Image Processor works hand in hand with Canon?s CMOS sensor to achieve even higher levels of performance. The entire electronic system is totally redesigned, giving the camera its incredible combination of speed and image quality. Digital noise is significantly reduced in shadow areas, and color reproduction is superior.


Auto Lighting Optimizer for highlight/shadow control, and Picture Style settings for in-camera color, contrast, and sharpness control.

Auto Lighting Optimizer
The EOS Rebel XS?s Auto Lighting Optimizer is yet another image-quality tool that comes to the rescue in tricky lighting conditions. It can actually lighten dark areas of a scene while ensuring that bright areas maintain tonal detail. In addition, it can increase contrast in ?flat? lighting, such as overcast days. It?s now available in all shooting modes, including P, Tv, Av, and Manual.

Picture Style Settings
With the EOS Rebel XS?s Picture Style technology, photographers can change the look of their digital photographs. Color, saturation, sharpness and contrast settings create noticeable variation in the saved image. Changing a Picture Style setting is almost like a 35mm film user switching from one type of color film to another. In addition to six preset Picture Style settings, Canon offers additional downloadable ?Picture Style Files? that can be installed into your camera for even more imaging options at your fingertips.

High-speed, wide-area 7-point AF with center cross-type sensors.

The EOS Rebel XS features a high-speed, wide area 7-point AF system. It can focus using One-Shot AF mode, AI Focus AF, AI Servo AF and Manual. The center, cross-type focus point operates flawlessly in lower-light and lower-contrast settings. In Live View Function, the EOS Rebel XS can focus manually, with 5x or 10x magnification for focusing clarity.

Excellent performance with 3.0 fps continuous shooting and burst rate up to 514 Large JPEGs (until memory card is full).

The EOS Rebel XS operates with such effortless speed that operation is nothing short of intuitive. With instant startup times, speedy autofocus and minimal shutter lag, the EOS Rebel XS is one of the fastest cameras available today. It can shoot up to 3.0 fps (frames per second), in bursts of up to 514 JPEGs or 5 RAW files, so you'll never, ever miss a shot.

Large 2.5-inch LCD monitor with Live View Function.
The EOS Rebel XS has a bright 2.5-inch TFT LCD monitor with 230,000 pixels and a viewing angle of 170?. It?s perfect for Live View composition or viewing camera settings like AF, ISO, Metering, AF Point selection and flash options. And the maximum brightness of the EOS Rebel XS?s LCD monitor is about 30 greater than its predecessor, which is a big benefit when you're using the camera in bright sunlight.

Live View Function
Live View Function enables you to view your subjects directly on the 2.5-inch LCD monitor. It?s easy to magnify any part of the scene 5x or 10x for precise manual focus. And now, there are two ways to use Autofocus along with Live View Function in the EOS Rebel XS. You can even choose a grid overlay, perfect for keeping lines in your subject straight in your pictures. In the studio, Live View Function can be used remotely via a computer through the EOS Rebel XS?s USB connection, and the included EOS Utility software.

In Live View Function, the EOS Rebel XS has two AF modes: Quick mode, which uses the camera?s standard 7-point AF system, and Live mode, which is a contrast-based AF system that reads the sharpness of subjects right from the imaging sensor, and can be overridden by pressing the AF mode selection button. A familiar feature in PowerShot cameras, Live mode AF uses similar technologies to achieve focus, while Quick mode is more appropriate for capturing action or for shooting in low light.

EOS Integrated Cleaning System.
Photographers who must change lenses in dusty environments will find the advanced Canon EOS Integrated Cleaning System a tremendous time saver. Dust that settles on the sensor surface is removed using ultrasonic vibration. This Self Cleaning Sensor Unit routine is automatically activated whenever the camera is powered on or off. (It can also be manually activated.) A special collar positioned around the sensor collects the loosened dust. Dust particles can also be automatically removed via software. By shooting a plain white subject, the photographer can acquire dust position data that is transmitted along with the image (whether JPEG or RAW). Canon Digital Photo Professional (DPP) version 3.3 or later software can be used to manually or automatically erase the dust spots. It?s not one feature, it?s a built-in system to minimize the effect of dust in high-resolution digital images.

Self Cleaning Sensor Unit
A key element of minimizing dust is preventing it from clinging to the front surface of the imaging sensor. To combat against this, the EOS Rebel XS features a Canon-designed Self Cleaning Sensor Unit. The low-pass filter at the front of the sensor shakes off dust automatically with ultrasonic vibrations, removing dust from the sensor assembly. The EOS Rebel XS also has a coating on the front surface of the low-pass filter, to increase its resistance to dust sticking to the sensor.

Dust Delete Data Detection
Dust that may still remain on the front of the sensor can also be erased with software included in Digital Photo Professional (DPP) Version 3.3 or later software. A simple test shot of a plain, white object can be taken, using a menu setting. This Dust Delete Data image is analyzed in-camera, and the location and size of any remaining dust is added to any subsequent pictures taken. This data is transmitted along with the image, whether JPEG or RAW, and can be either manually or automatically erased in Canon?s DPP version 3.3 and later software. This added software option ensures the cleanest possible image, perfect for printing or archiving.

Canon's lightest and most compact EOS Digital SLR to date.*
Measuring 4.96" x 3.8" x 2.4" and weighing in at under 16 oz., the EOS Rebel XS is indeed the smallest digital Rebel ever produced. Its lightweight and compact design does not, however, leave out controls and displays one would expect from an EOS Digital camera. The EOS Rebel XS has the full array of buttons and controls found on the Rebel XSi, plus a 2.5-inch, 230,000-pixel LCD monitor, which is perfect for composing in Live View mode, or reviewing photos already recorded onto the camera?s SD/SDHC memory card.

Compatible with over 60 Canon EF/EF-S lenses and most EOS System accessories.


The EOS Rebel XS is compatible with all Canon lenses in the EF and EF-S lineup, ranging from ultra-wide angle to super telephoto lenses. Canon lenses employ advanced optical expertise and micron-precision engineering to deliver unprecedented performance in all facets of the photographic process. Special optical technologies, such as Aspherical, ultra-low dispersion, or fluorite elements are featured in the universally acclaimed L Series lenses. And Canon?s Optical Image Stabilizer technology is featured in select lenses to minimize the effect of camera shake. Through Canon lenses, photographers can truly maximize the quality and liberating performance of the EOS Rebel XS.

Flash Photography
The EOS Rebel XS features the acclaimed E-TTL II flash metering system. With any of the flashes in the EX Speedlite line, E-TTL II provides reliable flash output whether shooting fill-in flash pictures in sunlight, or using flash in total darkness. With E-TTL II, the exact same 35-zone metering sensor used for measuring ambient light is also used for flash metering - giving even finer metering command of the image area. If you prefer a broader area for flash metering, there?s a menu setting to change to ?Average? flash metering?where the entire 35-zone area is measured evenly for flash exposure.

The Canon Speedlite 430EX II is the ideal step-up accessory for powerful flash shooting with the EOS Rebel XS. It has excellent flash power (maximum guide number of 141 ft./43m at ISO 100), and is the perfect way to get great flash pictures when you can?t get right up to the subject. The 430EX II is also great for bounce flash, with its tilting and swiveling flash head. It automatically zooms the flash head to cover lenses ranging from 16mm up to 105mm or longer with the EOS Rebel XS. Of course, it works with the camera to provide full E-TTL II automatic flash exposure. And the 430EX II has a powerful AF-assist beam, which allows the camera to autofocus even in total darkness on subjects as far as 32 ft. from the camera

Canon EOS Digital Solution Disk (Version 17.0)
The EOS Rebel XS comes bundled with an updated Canon EOS Digital Solution Disk, which features powerful software programs designed to extend the EOS experience to the computer. These include Canon?s ZoomBrowser EX for Windows? (Version 6.1), ImageBrowser for Macintosh? OS X (Version 6.1), Digital Photo Professional (Version 3.3), the totally new Picture Style Editor (Version 1.0), Canon's EOS Utility (Version 2.2), RAW Image Task (Version 2.8), PhotoStitch, and PTP TWAIN Driver. Each application is designed to perfect the captured images and streamline the digital workflow. ZoomBrowser EX v.6.1 and Digital Photo Professional v.3.3 for Windows are compatible with the new Windows Vista operating system.

Digital Photo Professional (Version 3.3) is an image processing program that enables high-speed RAW image processing, high-speed previewing for real-time image adjustment and support for sRGB, Adobe RGB and Wide Gamut RGB color spaces. Because it?s CMS (Color Management System) compatible, Digital Photo Professional allows for easy image layout and printing in Adobe RGB in conjunction with Easy-PhotoPrint and PictBridge printers. It also features the Dust Delete Data Detection tool for cleaner images.

EOS Utility (Version 2.3) for Macintosh or Windows handles the connection between the camera and computer, whenever they?re connected via USB. It allows remote controlled shooting from the computer, handles downloading of images from the camera to the computer, and allows seamless linking to either Canon?s ZoomBrowser/ImageBrowser or Digital Photo Professional software once images have been copied to the hard drive. Furthermore, it?s used to upload settings back into a USB-connected camera.

ZoomBrowser EX (Version 6.1) for Windows and ImageBrowser (Version 6.1) for Mac OS X are the easy, user-friendly options for viewing and editing of JPEG and even RAW image files. Both allow viewing of numerous types of images including finished TIFF and BMP files. Both also have a variety of search options for finding images, allow re-naming of single images or batches of files, and offer a variety of options for printing without using a separate image-editing program.

RAW Image Task (Version 2.8) for Windows/Macintosh
This software is an integrated component of ZoomBrowser EX (Windows) or ImageBrowser (Mac). It allows processing of RAW images from EOS cameras, including the new EOS Rebel XS, with a variety of adjustment possibilities. These options, as well as the overall color, contrast and ?look? of RAW Image Task, closely mimic the characteristics of Canon?s in-camera JPEG processing.

Specifications

Type

Type
Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera with built-in flash
Recording Media
SD memory card, SDHC memory card

Image Sensor Size
22.2mm x 14.8mm

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. 10.10 megapixels
Total Pixels
Approx. 10.50 megapixels
Aspect Ratio
3:2 (Horizontal: Vertical)
Color Filter System
RGB primary color filters
Low-pass Filter
Located in front of the image sensor, non-removable
Dust Deletion feature
(1) Automatic sensor cleaning
(2) Manual cleaning of sensor
(3) Dust Delete Data appended to the captured image

Recording System

Recording Format
Design rule for Camera File System 2.0
Image Type
JPEG, RAW (12-bit Canon original)
RAW+JPEG
File Size
(1) Large/Fine : Approx. 3.8MB (3888 x 2592 pixels)
(2) Large/Normal : Approx. 2.0MB (3888 x 2592 pixels)
(3) Medium/Fine : Approx. 2.3MB (2816 x 1880 pixels)
(4) Medium/Normal: Approx. 1.2MB (2816 x 1880 pixels)
(5) Small/Fine : Approx. 1.3MB (1936 x 1288 pixels)
(6) Small/Normal : Approx. 0.7MB (1936 x 1288 pixels)
(7) RAW : Approx. 9.8MB (3888 x 2592 pixels)
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
Color Space
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Picture Style
Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1-3

Image Processing

Auto White Balance
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom
Color Temperature Compensation
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

Viewfinder


Type
Eye-level pentamirror
Coverage
Vertical/Horizontal approx. 95%
Magnification
Approx. 0.81x (-1m with 50mm lens at infinity)
Eyepoint
Approx. 21mm (from eyepiece lens center)
Built-in Dioptric Adjustment
-3.0 to ?1.0m (dpt)
Focusing Screen
Fixed, Precision Matte
Mirror
Quick-return half mirror (transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4L IS USM or shorter lenses)

Viewfinder Information
AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light), exposure information (shutter speed, aperture, AE lock, exposure level, ISO speed, exposure warning), flash information (flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation), monochrome shooting, white balance correction, maximum burst, SD memory card information
Depth-of-Field Preview
Enabled with depth-of-field preview button

Autofocus

Type
TTL secondary image-registration, phase detection
AF Points
7 AF points
Metering Range
EV 0.5-18 (at 73?F/23?C, ISO 100)
Focusing Modes
One-Shot AF, AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing (MF)
AF Point Selection
Automatic selection, manual selection
Selected AF Point Display
Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD monitor
AF-assist Beam
Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash
Effective range: Approx. 4.0m/13.1 ft. at center, approx. 3.5m/11.5 ft. at periphery

Exposure Control
Metering Modes
35-zone TTL full-aperture metering
  • Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point)
  • Partial metering (approx. 10% of viewfinder at center)
  • Center-weighted average metering


Metering Range
EV 1-20 (at 73?F/23?C with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Exposure Control
Program AE (Full Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Flash Off, Program), shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, depth-of-field AE, manual exposure, E-TTL II autoflash
ISO Speed (Recommended Exposure Index)
Basic Zone modes: ISO 100-800 set automatically
Creative Zone modes: ISO 100-1600 (in 1-stop increments), Auto
Exposure Compensation
Manual: ?3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments (can be combined with AEB)
AEB: ?3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
AE Lock
Automatic: When focus achieved with evaluative metering and One-Shot AFUse-set: By AE lock button

Shutter
Type
Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speeds
1/4000 sec. to 30 sec., bulb, X-sync at 1/200 sec. (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode.)
Shutter Release
Soft-touch electromagnetic release
Self-timer
10-sec. or 2-sec. delay or 10-sec. delay plus continuous shooting
Remote Control
Remote Switch RS-60E3

Built-in Flash

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

External Speedlite
Zooming to Match Focal Length
Provided, with Speedlites
Compatible Flash
EX-series Speedlites
Flash Metering
E-TTL II autoflash
Flash Exposure Compensation
?2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
FE Lock
Provided
External Flash Settings
Built-in flash and Speedlite 430EX II/ 580EX II can be set on camera's menu

Drive System
Continuous Shooting Speed
Max. approx. 3.0 shots/sec. (single shots possible)
Maximum Burst
JPEG (Large/Fine): Approx. 514 (until memory card becomes full); RAW: Approx. 5; RAW+JPEG (Large/Fine): Approx. 4
Based on Canon's testing standards with a 2GB SD memory card, ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style Varies depending on the subject, card write speed, SD memory card brand, image-recording quality, file size, etc.

Live View Functions
Shooting Modes
(1) Live View shooting
(2) Remote Live View shooting (with a personal computer installed with EOS Utility)
Focusing
Manual focus
Autofocus (Quick mode, Live mode)
Metering Modes
Evaluative metering with the image sensor
Metering Range
EV 0-20 (at 73?F/23?C with EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Grid Display
Provided
Exposure Simulation
Simulated exposure displayed in real-time

LCD Monitor
Type
TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor Size
2.5 in.
Dots
Approx. 230,000
Coverage
Approx. 100% (viewing angle: approx. 170?)
Brightness Adjustment
7 levels provided
Interface Languages
20

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, enable in 15 steps), rotated image, image jump (by 1/10/100 images or shooting date)
Highlight Warning
Provided (Overexposed highlights blink)

Image Protection and Erase
Protect
Single images can be erase-protected or not
Erase
Single image, check-marked images, or all images in the card can be erased (except protected images) at one time

Direct Printing

Compatible Printers
PictBridge-compatible printers
Printable Images
JPEG image compliant to Design rule for Camera File System (DPOF printing possible)
Easy Print feature
Provided
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