General

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Brand
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Canon
Lowest price
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$799.49
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Announced
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March, 2009
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Sensor

Type
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CMOS
Size
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APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
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Crop factor
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1.6x
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Megapixels
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15.1 MP
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Light sensitivity
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3,200 ISO
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Light sensitivity (boost)
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12,800 ISO
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Sensor cleaning
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Yes

Sensor (Advanced)

True resolution
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15.1 MP
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Native resolution
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4752 x 3168
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Pixel size
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22.1 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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197 lenses
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Lens mount
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Canon EF

Form factor

Size
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129x98x62 mm
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Depth
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2.4"
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Weight
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520 g
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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

Viewfinder

Type
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Pentamirror
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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1080p @ 20fps
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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
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All formats
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480p @ 30fps
1080p @ 20fps
720p @ 30fps

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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300 ms
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Shutter lag
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159 ms
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Battery life
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400 shots
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Continuous shooting
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3.4 fps
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Focus system

Autofocus
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Phase detection
Focus points
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9
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Cross type focus points
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1
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Shutter

Max
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1/4000s
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Min
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30s

Flash

Built-in flash
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Yes
Popup
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Yes
External connection
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Yes

Storage

Storage slots
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1
Supported formats
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SDHC
SD

DXO Mark Scores

Image quality
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63.0
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Color depth
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21.7 bits
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Dynamic range
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11.5 EV
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Low light performance
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663 ISO
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