Type Digital AF/AE SLR

Recording Medium CF Card Type I and II and external media (USB v.2.0 hard drive, via optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E3A)

Image Format 0.87 x 0.58 in./22.2 x 14.8mm (APS-C size sensor)

Compatible Lenses Canon EF, EF-S, TS-E, and MP-E lenses

Lens Mount Canon EF mount

Lens Focal Length Conversion Factor* 1.6x

Image Sensor

Type High-sensitivity, high-resolution, single-plate, CMOS sensor

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 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 a memory card.

Image Format JPEG, RAW (Canon CR2)

File Size JPEG/Large: Approx. 3.5MB (3,888 x 2,592)

JPEG/Medium: Approx. 2.1MB (2,816 x 1,880)

JPEG/Small: Approx. 1.2MB (1,936 x 1,288)

RAW: Approx. 12.4MB (3,888 x 2,592)

sRAW: Approx. 7.1MB (1,936 x 1,288)


Automatically created by camera; can be user-created with “Manual Reset” file naming setting

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, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom WB setting, user-set Color Temperature (2,500~10,000K)

Auto White Balance Auto white balance, taken from imaging sensor

Personal White Balance White balance bracketing: Three consecutive images written to CF card for each firing of shutter; Up to +/- 3 levels in 1-step increments

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


Type Eye-level SLR with solid glass pentaprism

Coverage Approx. 95% horizontally and vertically

Magnification 0.95x (-1 dpt with 50mm lens at infinity)

Eyepoint Approx. 22mm

Dioptric Adjustment Correction -3.0 to +1.0 diopter

Mirror Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60)

Viewfinder Information AF (AF points, focus confirmation light), Exposure (shutter speed, aperture, ISO speed, AE lock, exposure level, spot metering circle, exposure warning), Flash (flash ready, flash exposure compensation, high-speed sync, FE lock, red-eye reduction light), Image (monochrome shooting, maximum burst, white balance correction, CF card information)

Depth-of-Field Preview Enabled with depth-of-field preview button; possible in Live View Function

Eyepiece Shutter None


Type TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor

AF Points 9 cross-type AF points, including center AF point; fully functional with f/5.6 or faster lenses

Additional high-precision, diagonal cross-type sensor at Center AF point, used with lenses f/2.8 or faster

AF Working Range EV -0.5 ~18 (ISO 100 at 73°F/23°C)

Focusing Modes Autofocus (One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF), Manual Focus (MF)

AF Point Selection Automatic selection, Manual AF point selection

Selected AF Point Display Superimposed red illumination in viewfinder; also visible on top or rear LCD panel when AF point select button is pressed

AF-assist Beam Intermittent firing of built-in flash

Exposure Control

Metering Modes 35-zone TTL full aperture metering

Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)

Partial metering (approx. 9% of viewfinder)

Spot metering (approx. 3.8% of viewfinder)

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-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Auto Depth-of-field AE (non-shiftable), Full auto (non-shiftable), Programmed image control modes, Manual exposure, E-TTL II autoflash program AE

ISO Speed Range Equivalent to ISO 100-1600* (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments), ISO speed can be expanded to ISO 3200

* Standard output sensitivity. Recommended exposure index.

Exposure Compensation Exposure Compensation (user-set): +/-3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-half increments

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-stop increments), X-sync at 1/250 sec.

Shutter Release Soft-touch electromagnetic release

Self-timer 10 sec. delay, 2 sec. delay

Remote Control Canon N3 type terminal

Built-in Flash

Type Auto pop-up, retractable, built-in flash in the pentaprism

Guide Number 13/43 (ISO 100 in meters/feet)

Recycling Time Approx. 3 sec.

Flash-ready Indicator Flash-ready indicator lights in viewfinder

Flash Coverage 17mm lens focal length (equivalent to 27mm in 35mm format)

Flash Metering System E-TTL II autoflash

Flash Exposure Compensation +/-2 stops in 1/3- and 1/2-stop increments;

Can be set on EOS 40D body or with most EX-series speedlites

LCD Monitor

Type TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor

Screen Monitor size 3.0 in.

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, Magnified zoom (approx. 1.5x to 10x), Histogram, AF point display, Auto rotate, Rotate

Live View: View image before shooting on LCD monitor; live histogram and live simulation of exposure level possible with C.Fn IV-7-1

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

Image Protection and Erase

Protection Single image or all images in the memory card can be protected or cancel the image protection

Erase Single image, select images, all images in a CF card or unprotected images

Direct Printing from the Camera Enabled with the Print/Share button

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 (compatibility varies, depending upon printer in use)


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 Battery Pack BP-511A

AC power can be supplied via the optional AC Adapter Kit ACK-E2

Number of Shots Normal shooting, at 73°F/23°C:

No flash: approx. 1100 images

50% flash use: approx. 800 images

at 32°F/0°C:

No flash: approx. 950 images

50% flash use: approx. 700 images

(tests comply with CIPA industry test standards)

The above figures apply when one fully-charged Battery Pack BP-511A is used

Battery Check Automatic

Power Saving Provided. Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30 min.

Back-up Battery One CR2016 coin-type lithium battery. Battery life approx. 5 years

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.7 x 4.2 x 2.9 in./145.5 x 107.8 x 73.5mm

Weight 26.1 oz./740g

Operating Environment

Operating Temperature Range 32-104°F/0-40°C

Operating Humidity Range 85% or less