A new DSLR for the advanced amateur.
Imaging: 15.1MP effective, APS-C sized CMOS sensor (1.6X lens factor) captures images at 4752x3168 pixels with 14 bits/color in RAW mode.
Storage: Single CompactFlash Type I/II including UDMA; Microdrives. Stores JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG files.
Burst rate: Full-sized JPEGs (Fine mode): Up to 90 shots at 6.3 fps. RAW: Up to 16 shots at 6.3 fps. (Both tested using UDMA CF card.)
AF system: TTL phase detection with 9 illuminated focus points (all cross-type). Single-shot and continuous AF with Predictive AI Servo focus tracking. Tested sensitivity down to EV -2 (at ISO 100, f/1.4).
Live view: TTL phase detection and contrast detection modes.
Shutter speeds: 1/8000 to 30 sec plus B (1/3-, 1/2-, or 1-EV increments). 100,000-cycle rating.
Metering: 35-zone TTL metering, Evaluative, Centerweighted, Partial (approx. 9% of viewfinder), and spot (approx. 3.8% of viewfinder). EV 1-20 (at ISO 100).
ISO range: Normal, ISO 100-3200 (in 1/3 EV increments); expanded, ISO 6400 and 12,800 (in 1-EV increments).
Flash: Built-in pop-up unit, GN 43 (in feet at ISO 100), covers angle of view of 17mm lens. X-sync at 1/250 sec.
Viewfinder: Fixed eyelevel pentaprism. LCD: 3-in. TFT with 920,000-dot resolution, 160-degree viewing angle.
Output: Hi-Speed USB 2.0, HDMI (mini-type) video, GPS.
Battery: Rechargeable BP-511A Li-ion; CIPA rating: 640 shots.
Size/weight: 5.7x4.2x2.9 in., 1.72 lb with card and battery.
Street price: $1,400, street, body only; $1,600 with EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens; $2,100 with EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens.
For info: www.canoneos.com.