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Canon EOS 300D

IMAGE SENSOR
Type 22.7 x 15.1mm CMOS
Effective Pixels Approx. 6.3M
Total Pixels Approx. 6.5M
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Low-Pass Filter Built-in/ Fixed
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour
IMAGE PROCESSOR
Type DIGIC
LENS
Lens Mount EF / EF-S
Focal Length 1.6x Multiplication with EF/ EF-S lens fitted
FOCUSING
Type TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor
AF System / Points 7-point AF
AF Working Range EV 0.5-18 (at 20°C & ISO 100)
AF Modes AI FOCUS
ONE SHOT
AI SERVO
Manual Focusing
AF Point Selection Automatic selection, Manual selection
Selected AF Point Display Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on rear LCD panel
Predictive AF Yes
AF Lock Yes
AF Assist Beam Yes
Manual Focus Selected on lens
EXPOSURE CONTROL
Metering Modes TTL full aperture metering with 35-zone SPC
35 Point Evaluative
Partial (approx. 9% of viewfinder)
Centre weighted
Metering Range EV 1-20 (at 20°C with 50mm f1.4 lens ISO 100)
AE Lock Auto: Operates in 1-shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
Manual: Works independently at all times, Works in creative zone modes.
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV, 1/3-stop increments
AEB +/- 2 EV, 1/3-stop increments
ISO Speed Equivalent AUTO (100, 200, 400), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
SHUTTER
Type Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter
Speed 30 - 1/4000 sec, Bulb
Shutter Release Soft touch electromagnetic release
WHITE BALANCE
Type Auto white balance with the imaging sensor
Settings AWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten,
Florescent, Flash, Custom
WB Bracketing +/- 3 stops in full stop increments
COLOUR MATRIX
Type Two types of colour space, sRGB and Adobe RGB
VIEWFINDER
Viewfinder Pentamirror
Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal) 95%
Magnification 0.88 x
Eyepoint 21mm
Dioptre Correction -3 to +1 dpt
Focusing Screen Fixed
Mirror Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60)
Viewfinder Information AF Points, AE/FE lock, AEB, Shutter speed, aperture, exposure level/compensation, Max. burst, AF/ MF focus confirmation, CF warning
Depth of Field Preview Provided
LCD MONITOR
Monitor 1.8", TFT, (approx. 118,000 pixel)
Coverage Approx. 100% (for JPEG images)
Brightness Adjustable to one of five levels
FLASH
Modes Auto, Manual Flash On/ Off, Red-Eye Reduction
HotShoe / PC Terminal Yes / -
X-sync 1/200th sec
Red-eye Reduction Yes
Flash Exposure Compensation No
Flash Exposure Bracketing No
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Second Curtain Synchronisation No
Built-in Flash Range Coverage up to 18mm focal length (28mm equivalent)
Guide Number (ISO 100, metres) 13
External Flash E-TTL with EX series Speedlites,
wireless multi-flash support
SHOOTING
Modes Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports,
Night portrait, Flash off, P, Tv, Av, M, A-Dep
Continuous Shooting 2.5 fps (speed maintained for up to 4 images)
RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION
Image Size (LF) 3072 x 2048 3.1MB, (LN) 3072 x 2048 1.8MB, (MF) 2048 x 1360 1.8MB, (MN) 2048 x 1360 1.2MB, (SF) 1536 x 1024 1.4MB, (SN) 1536 x 1024 0.9 RAW 3072 x 2048 7.0MB
Compression Fine, Normal, RAW (max. resolution only)
FILE FORMAT
Still Image Format JPEG (Exif 2.2 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, RAW & JPEG simultaneous recording, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
RAW+JPEG Simultaneous Recording Provided
File Numbering (1) Consecutive numbering
(2) Auto reset
(3) Manual reset
Processing Parameters 2 Standard Parameters Plus up to three custom processing parameters can be set.
DIRECT PRINT
Canon Printers Canon Card Photo Printers and
Bubble Jet Printers with the Direct Print Function
PictBridge Yes
OTHER FEATURES
LCD Panel (EL) Illumination Yes
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
Histogram Yes
Playback Zoom 2x - 10x
Image Erase Protection 1 image
Image Erase 1 image/ all images/ initalise
Self Timer 10 sec.
Menu Categories (1) Shooting Menus: 7
(2) Playback Menus: 6
(3) Set-up menus: 13 (6+7)
Menu Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese
Firmware Update Update possible by the user
INTERFACE
Computer USB (PTP)
Other Video output (PAL/ NTSC)
MEMORY CARD
Type CompactFlash Type I / II (Microdrive compatible)
SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM
PC Windows 98 (including SE) / 2000 / Me / XP
Macintosh OS 9.0 – 9.2, OS X v10.1 / v10.2
SOFTWARE
Browsing & Printing ZoomBrowser EX (PhotoRecord) / ImageBrowser
Other PhotoStitch, RemoteCapture, File Viewer Utility
Drivers TWAIN (Windows 98 / 2000), WIA (Windows Me)
Image Manipulation Photoshop Elements v2
POWER SOURCE
Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery BP-511 or BP-512 (BP-511 battery
supplied)
Battery Life AE 100% approx. 600 shots, AE 50% FA 50% approx. 400 shots
Battery Check Automatic
Power Saving Provided. Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30 mins.
AC Power Supply Optional AC-E2
ACCESSORIES
Case Semi-hard case EH-16L
Lenses All EF and EF-S lenses
Flash Canon Speedlites (220EX, 380EX, 420EX, 550EX, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR–14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2)
Battery Grip BG-E1
Remote Controller / Switch Controller RC-1/ RC-5/ RS-60E3
Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC Adapter Kit ACK-E2, Compact power adapter CA-PS400,
Battery charger CB-5L, Battery charger CG-570, Car Battery Cable
Kit CR-560, BP-511, BP-512

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Review source: canon.co.uk

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