► Type: Digital single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera

► Recording media: CompactFlash (CF) card, Type I and II, UDMA-compatible

► Compatible lenses: Canon EF lenses (except EF-S lenses)

► Lens mount: Canon EF mount

► Lens focal-length conversion factor: 1.0x

Image Sensor

► Type: High-sensitivity, high-resolution, single-plate CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) sensor

► Aspect ratio: 3:2 (horizontal:vertical)

► Low-pass filter: Fixed position in front of the image sensor

► Dust delete feature: Auto, Manual, Dust Delete Data appending

Recording System

► Recording format: JPEG, RAW, sRAW1, sRAW2, and RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording possible

► Folders: Folder creation/selection enabled

► File-numbering: Continuous numbering, Auto reset, Manual reset

► Color space: Selectable between sRGB, Adobe RGB, and Monochrome

► Interface: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, NTSC/PAL for video output


► Picture Style: Six preset Picture Style settings plus three user-defined custom Picture Styles function with individual adjustments for sharpness, contrast, saturation, and color tone

► White balance settings:

• Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy/Twilight/Sunset, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash)

• Manual (Custom, Color Temperature)

► Automatic White Balance: Automatic white balance with the image sensor

► Noise reduction: Standard, Low, and Strong aids long exposure and high-ISO-speed shots

► Color temperature compensation:

• White Balance Bracketing: +/-3 stops in full-stop increments

• White balance correction: blue/amber bias +/- 9 levels, magenta/green bias +/- 9 levels

► Automatic lighting optimizer: Standard, Low, and Strong available in all modes except Manual and Bulb

► Highlight tone priority: Improves highlight detail and available for ISO range 200-6400

► Lens peripheral illumination correction: Registered settings for over 40 Canon lenses available through EOS Utility software


► Type: Eye-level fixed pentaprism

► Coverage: = 98% horizontally and vertically

► Magnification: 0.71x (-1 dpt with 50mm lens at Infinity)

► Dioptric adjustment correction: -3.0 to +1.0 diopters

► Focusing screen: Interchangeable focusing screens: Eg-A (provided), Eg-D, Eg-S

► Mirror: Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cutoff with EF 600mm f/4 or shorter lens)

► Viewfinder information: AF (AF points, focus confirmation light); Battery check; Exposure (shutter speed, aperture, spot-metering circle, exposure level indicator, AE Lock, exposure compensation, AEB level, Highlight tone priority, Monochrome shooting); Flash (flash ready, red-eye reduction lamp on, high-speed sync, FE Lock, FEB shooting, flash exposure compensation, insufficient flash warning during FE Lock); ISO; white balance correction; maximum burst; CF card full warning; CF card error warning; no CF card warning

► Depth of Field Preview: Enabled with Depth of Field Preview button


► Type: TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor

► AF points: Nine AF points (plus six invisible supplemental AF points)

► AF working range: EV -0.5 to 18 (at ISO 100 at 73°F [23°C])

• Autofocus: One Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF (automatic switching between One Shot/Predictive AI Servo AF)

► AF point selection: Manual and Automatic

► Selected AF point display: Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on the LCD

► AF assist beam: Emitted by the dedicated Speedlite

► AF Microadjustment: AF microadjustment by Custom Function III:8

Exposure Control

► Metering modes: Maximum aperture TTL (Through-the-Lens) metering with 35-zone SPC:

• Evaluative metering (link to all AF points)

• Center-weighted Average metering

► Metering range: EV 1 to 20 (73°F [23°C], with 50mm f/1.4 lens, ISO 100)

► Exposure control systems:

• Shutter Speed Priority AE

• Aperture Priority AE

• E-TTL II autoflash program AE

• Manual exposure

► ISO speed range: Full Auto and Creative Auto (equivalent to ISO 100-3200 in 1/3-stop increments set automatically; ISO speed can be expanded to ISO 50 [L], ISO 12800 [H1], or ISO 25600 [H2])

► Exposure compensation:

• AEB range: +/- 2 stops in 1/2- or 1/3-stop increments

• Auto: Applied in One Shot AF mode with Evaluative metering when focus is achieved


► Type: Vertical-travel focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically controlled

► Shutter speeds: 1/8000 to 30 sec. (1/3-stop increments), X-sync at 1/200 sec.

► Shutter release: Soft-touch electromagnetic release

► Self-timer: 10-second delay

► Remote control: Remote control with N3-type terminal

Drive System

► Drive modes: Single, Continuous (~ 3 fps), 10-second Self-timer, 2-second Self-timer

► Continuous shooting speed: Maximum = 3.9 fps (at 1/250 sec. or faster for all recording-quality settings)

► Maximum burst during Continuous shooting:

External Speedlite

► Compatible flashes: EX-series Speedlites

► Flash exposure compensation: Adjustable +/- 2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments

► EOS external flash or dedicated Speedlites: E-TTL II autoflash with EX-series Speedlite

► PC Terminal: Provided

Live View Shooting

► Shooting modes: Still photo shooting and movie with sound shooting

► Focusing: Quick mode (Phase-difference detection), Live mode, Live Face Detection mode (Contrast detection), Manual focusing (5x/10x magnification possible)

► Metering modes: Evaluative metering with the image sensor for still photos and Center-weighted Average metering for movies

► Metering range: EV 1 to 20 (73°F [23°C], with 50mm f/1.4 lens, ISO 100)

► Silent Shooting modes: Provided in two modes for still shooting

• MOV Video with MPEG-4 compression: H 264, Audio: linear PCM

• Recording size: 1920 x 1080 Full HD, 640 x 480 SD

• Continuous shooting time: With 4GB card, Full HD approximately 12 minutes, SD approximately 24 minutes

► Grid Overlay: Available in 9 and 24 grid configurations

LCD Monitor

► Type: TFT color liquid-crystal monitor with Clear View cover/coatings

► Screen monitor size: 3 inches, with = 920,000 dots VGA

► Coverage: 100% for JPEG images

► Brightness control: Three Auto and seven Manual levels

► Interface languages: 25

Image Playback

► Image display format:

• Single image, Single + Info, recording quality, shooting info, histogram

• 9-image index, 4-image index, image rotate

• Auto play and Auto play right after shooting

► Image browsing methods: Single image, jump by 10 or 100 images, by screen, shooting date, folder, movie, or stills

► Highlight alert: Overexposed highlight areas blink

► Movie playback: Possible by the LCD monitor and built-in speaker, video/audio OUT, and HDMI OUT


► Digital terminal: High-speed USB2 for computer communications and direct printing

► Audio/video output terminal: 3.5mm stereo mini-jack, NTSC/PAL selectable

► HDMI mini OUT terminal: Type C, auto-resolution setting

► External microphone terminal: 3.5mm stereo mini-jack

► Remote control terminal: Compatible with N3-type remote controls

► Wireless remote control: Possible with Remote Controllers RC-1 and RC-5

► Extension system terminal: Connects to Wireless Transmitter WFT-E4/E4A

Power Source

► Battery: Battery Pack LP-E6 lithium-ion:

• AC power supplied by via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6

• AA/LR6 (6) or LP-E6 (2) batteries can be used with optional Battery Grip BG-E6

► Battery information: Remaining capacity, shutter count, and recharge performance displayed

• With viewfinder shooting: = 850 shots (73°F [23°C])

• With Live View shooting: = 200 shots (73°F [23°C])

• AA/LR6 batteries can be used with Battery Grip BG-E6

Operating Environment

► Operating temperature range: 32-104°F [0-40°C]

► Operating humidity range: 85% or less


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