General

compared to recent DSLRs
"From the point-of-view of the tasks it was built to tackle, there is nothing that can touch the detailed, high resolution images that it can deliver ten times a second."
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Brand
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Canon
Lowest price
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Unknown
Announced
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October, 2009
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Sensor

"Highly detailed 16MP images in a wide range of condition"
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Type
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CMOS
Size
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APS-H 27.9x18.6mm
Crop factor
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1.3x
Megapixels
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16 MP
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Light sensitivity
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12,800 ISO
Light sensitivity (boost)
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102,400 ISO
Sensor cleaning
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Yes

Sensor (Advanced)

True resolution
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16 MP
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Native resolution
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4896 x 3264
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Pixel size
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32.5 µm²
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Screen

Type
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LCD
Size
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3.0"
Resolution
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920k dots
Touch screen
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No
Flips out
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No
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Live view
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Yes

Lenses

Lens availability
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156 lenses
Lens mount
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Canon EF (Full-frame)

Form factor

"Superb build quality with magnesium alloy body and environmental sealing"
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's build-quality
"Highly customizable buttons let you tailor the camera's behavior"
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's button-layout
Size
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156x157x80 mm
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Depth
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3.1"
Weight
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1,230 g
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Interchangeable lenses
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Yes
Waterproof
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No
Weather sealed
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Yes
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Built-in focus motor
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No
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Viewfinder

Type
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Pentaprism
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Viewfinder size
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0.59x
Coverage
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100%
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Movies

"Good, Full-HD video with a wide range of shooting options"
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's video-quality
Format
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1080p @ 30fps
Supports 24p
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Yes
High-speed framerate
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None
External mic jack
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Yes
Autofocus
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Unknown
All formats
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480p @ 60fps
1080p @ 25fps
1080p @ 30fps
480p @ 50fps
1080p @ 24fps
720p @ 50fps
720p @ 60fps

Features

Panorama
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No
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HDR
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No
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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

Performance

Startup delay
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400 ms
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Shutter lag
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104 ms
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Battery life
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1500 shots
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Continuous shooting
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10 fps
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Focus system

Autofocus
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Phase detection
Focus points
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45
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Cross type focus points
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39
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Shutter

Max
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1/8000s
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Min
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30s

Flash

Built-in flash
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No
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External connection
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Yes

Storage

Storage slots
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2
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Supported formats
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SD
CompactFlash (Type II)
CompactFlash (Type I)
SDHC

DXO Mark Scores

"Very good high ISO performance even at 25,600"
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's iso-noise
Image quality
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74.0
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Color depth
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22.8 bits
Dynamic range
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12 EV
Low light performance
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1,320 ISO