Type Digital AF/AE SLR

Recording Medium 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 Format 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

Lens Focal Length Conversion Factor* 1.0x

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

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 Format JPEG, JPEG+RAW, RAW (Canon CR2)

File Size

JPEG/Large: Approx. (TBA) MB (5,616 x 3,744)

JPEG/Medium 1: Approx. (TBA) MB (4,992 x 3,328)

JPEG/Medium 2: Approx. (TBA) MB (4,080 x 2,720)

JPEG/Small: Approx. (TBA) MB (2,784 x 1,856)

RAW: Approx. (TBA) MB (5,616 x 3,744)

sRAW: Approx. (TBA) MB (2,784 x 1,856)

Folders Can be manually created by user, and freely selected for subsequent images.

File Numbering

Continuous numbering

Auto reset

Manual reset (the image numbering is reset to 0001, a new folder is created automatically)

Color Space Selectable between sRGB and Adobe RGB

Interface USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, mini-B port. NTSC/PAL for video output

White Balance

Settings 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

Personal White Balance White balance bracketing: Three consecutive images, Up to +/- 3 levels in 1-step increments

White balance shift: blue/amber bias and/or magenta/green bias +/- 9 levels; manually set by user


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

Dioptric Adjustment Correction -3.0 to +1.0 diopter

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


Type TTL-AREA-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor

AF Points 45-point (19 high-precision cross-type AF points plus 26 Assist AF points)

AF Working 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

Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)

Partial metering (approx. 8.5% of viewfinder)

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)

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 Systems 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 Range 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


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 External Flash or Dedicated Speedlites E-TTL II autoflash with all EX Series Speedlites

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)

Max. Burst During Continuous Shooting JPEG: approx. 45 frames

RAW: approx. 15 frames

RAW+JPEG: approx. (TBA) frames (Large/Fine)

LCD Monitor

Type TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor

Screen Monitor size 3.0 in., diagonal

Pixels Approx. 230,000 pixels

Coverage Approx. 100%

Brightness Control 7 levels provided


Image 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 Alert In the single image display and (INFO) display, over-exposed highlight areas will blink

Image Protection and Erase

Protection 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 from the Camera Possible with compatible PictBridge-enabled printers

Compatible Printers CP and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge compatible printers (via USB Interface Cable IFC-200U, included with camera kit)

Settings Print quantity, style (image, paper size, paper type, printing effects, layout), trimming, tilt correction

New Features

Dust Delete Feature Via built-in microphone at rear of camera body; activated by pressing recording button on camera. Sound file attached to image file on memory card

Picture Style WAV

Recording Time Max. 30 sec. per recording


Menu Categories




Custom function/My Menu

LCD Monitor Language 18 (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese)

Power Source

Battery One dedicated lithium-ion battery pack LP-E4 AC power can be supplied via the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E4 (included)

Number of Shots 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.

Back-up Battery One CR2025 lithium battery

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions (W x H x D) 6.1 x 6.3 x 3.1 in./156 x 159.6 x 79.9mm

Weight 42.5 oz./1,205g

Operating Environment

Operating Temperature Range 32-113°F/0-45°C

Operating Humidity Range 85% or less