General

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Brand
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Canon
Lowest price
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$332.24
above average above average
Announced
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February 2011
below average below average

Sensor

Type
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CMOS
Crop factor
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1.6x
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Megapixels
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12.2 MP
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Light sensitivity
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6,400 ISO
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Light sensitivity (boost)
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Unknown
Sensor cleaning
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No

Sensor (Advanced)

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True resolution
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12.2 MP
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Native resolution
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4272 × 2848
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Pixel size
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26.8 µm²
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Screen

Type
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LCD
Size
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2.7"
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Resolution
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230k dots
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Touch screen
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No
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Flips out
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No
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Live view
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Yes

Lenses

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Lens availability
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220 lenses
Lens mount
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Canon EF

Form factor

Size
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130×100×78 mm
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Depth
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3.1"
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Weight
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459 g
Interchangeable lenses
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Yes
Waterproof
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No
Weather sealed
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No
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Built-in focus motor
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No
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Viewfinder

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Type
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Pentamirror
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Viewfinder size
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0.54x
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Coverage
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95%
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Movies

Format
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720p @ 30fps
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Supports 24p
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No
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High-speed framerate
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None
External mic jack
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No
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Autofocus
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None
All formats
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  1. 720p @ 25fps
  2. 720p @ 30fps

Features

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Panorama
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No
HDR
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No
3D
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No
Image stabilization
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None
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Supports RAW
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Yes
GPS
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No
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Performance

Startup delay
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100 ms
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Shutter lag
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110 ms
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Battery life
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700 shots
Continuous shooting
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3 fps
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Focus system

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Autofocus
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Phase detection
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Focus points
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9
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Cross type focus points
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1

Shutter

Max
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1/4000s
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Min
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30s

Flash

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Built-in flash
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Yes
Popup
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Yes
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External connection
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Yes

Storage

Storage slots
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1
Supported formats
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  1. SD
  2. SDHC
  3. SDXC

DXO Mark Scores

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Image quality
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62.0
Color depth
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21.9 bits
Dynamic range
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11 EV
Low light performance
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755 ISO