The best entry-level DSLR.
Imaging: 15.1MP effective, APSC- sized CMOS sensor captures images at 4752x3168 pixels with 14 bits/color in RAW mode.
Storage: SD and SDHC. Stores JPEG, RAW, and RAW + JPEG files.
Burst rate: Full-sized JPEGs (Fine mode): Up to 170 shots at 3.4 fps. RAW: Up to 9 shots at 3.4 fps (14-bit).
AF system: TTL phase detection with 9 illuminated focus points (1 cross-type). Single-shot, continuous with tracking, and autoswitching AF. Tested sensitivity down to EV -2 (manufacturer rated to EV -0.5) at ISO 100, f/1.4.
Live view: TTL phase-detection and contrast-detection AF modes.
Shutter speeds: 1/4000 to 30 sec, plus B (1/3- or 1/2-EV increments).
Metering: TTL metering using 35-zone evaluative, centerweighted, partial (approx. 9% of viewfinder) and spotmetering (approx. 4% of viewfinder). EV 0-20 (at ISO 100).
ISO range: Normal, ISO 100-3200; expanded, ISO 6400 and 12,800 (in 1-EV increments).
Flash: Built-in pop-up with TTL autoflash with ±2-EV exposure compensation (1/3- or 1/2-EV increments).
Viewfinder: Fixed eye-level pentamirror.
LCD: 3-in. TFT with 920,00-dot resolution.
Output: Hi-Speed USB 2.0, HDMI video, composite video.
Battery: Rechargeable LP-E5 Li-ion, CIPA rating, 400 shots (50% with flash).
Size/weight: 5.1x3.8x2.4 in., 1.06 lb with a card and battery.
Street price: $800, body only; $900 with 18-55mm f/3.5- 5.6 Canon EF-S IS lens.
For info: canoneos.com.