Canon Digital Cameras - Canon EOS 300D

 
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Canon EOS 300D Digital Camera Review

Type Digital AF/AE SLR
Recording medium Type I and II CF card
Image size 22.7 x 15.1 mm (0.89 x 0.59 in)
Compatible lenses Canon EF including EF-S lenses. (Focal length conversion factor: Equivalent to approx. 1.6x indicated focal length compared to 35mm format.)
Lens mont Canon EF mount
Image Element
Type High-sensitivity, high-resolution, single-plate, color CMOS
Pixels Effective pixels: Approx. 6.3 megapixels
Total pixels: Approx. 6.5 megapixels
Aspect ratio 3:2 (Horizontal:Vertical)
Color filter system RGB primary color filter
IR Cut Low-pass filter Located in front of the imaging element, non-removable
Recording System
Recording format JPEG supporting Design rule for Camera File system (except when Adobe RGB is set) and RAW.
Image format JPEG and RAW (12-bit)
File size (1) Large/Fine: approx. 3.1 MB (3072 x 2048 pixels)
(2) Large/Normal: approx. 1.8 MB (3072 x 2048 pixels)
(3) Medium/Fine: approx. 1.8 MB (2048 x 1360 pixels)
(3) Medium/Normal: approx. 1.2 MB (2048 x 1360 pixels)
(3) Small/Fine: approx. 1.4 MB (1536 x 1024 pixels)
(3) Small/Normal: approx. 0.9 MB (1536 x 1024 pixels)
(4) RAW: approx. 7 MB (3072 x 2048 pixels)
*Exact file sizes depend on the subject and ISO speed
File numbering (1) consecutive numbering
(2) Auto reset
Processing parameters Parameters 1 and 2, Adobe RGB, and three sets of custom processing parameters (4 parameters with 5 available settings each) can be set
Interface USB(Standard/DTP)
Video Output(NTSC/PAL)
White Balance
Settings Preset: (Auto, daylight, shade, overcast, tungsten bulb, fluorescent light, flash.) Manual : (Custom: read off photo quality gray card or white subject.)
Auto white balance Auto white balance with the image sensor
Color temperature comensation White balance bracketing:+/-3 stops in whole-stop increments
Viewfinder
Type Eye-level SLR (with fixed pentamirror)
Coverage Approx. 95% vertically and horizontally (with reset to the effective pixels)
Magnification 0.8x (-1 diopter with 50mm lens at infinity)
Eyepoint 21mm
Dioptric adjustment -3.0 - +1.0 diopter
Focusing screen Fixed
Mirror Quick-return half mirror (Transmission:reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with lenses up to EF 600mm f/4)
Viewfinder information AF points, AE lock, FE lock, AEB in progress, flash ready, improper FE lock warning, high-speed sync, flash exposure compensation, shutter speed, bulb, FE lock, processing data, aperture, exposure level (exposure compensation, manual exposure level, AEB level, flash exposure compensation, red-eye reduction lamp-on indicator), Max. burst during continuous shooting, AF/MF focus confirmation, CF card full, CF card error, no CF card
Depth-of-field Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
Eyepiece shutter None ( provided with neckstrap)
Autofocus
Type TTL-CT-SIR with AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
AF points 7
AF working range EV 0.5-18 (at ISO 100 at 20C/68F)
Focusing modes One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF (Automatically selects One-Shot AF or AI Servo AF selected according to shooting mode), Manual Focusing (MF)
AF point selection Automatic selection, manual selection
Selected AF point display Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD panel
AF assist beam Intermittent firing of built-in flash, effective range: approx. 4m (approx. 13.1 ft) at center, approx. 3.5m (approx. 11.5 ft) at periphery
Exposure Control
Metering modes available Metering Modes: Max. aperture TTL metering with 35-zone SPC.
(1) Evaluative metering,
(2) Partial metering at center (approx. 9% of viewfinder),
(3) Centerweighted average metering (in manual exposure mode)
Metering range EV 1-20 (at 68F/20C with 50mm f/1.4 lens at ISO 100)
Exposure control systems Program AE (shiftable), shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, auto depth-of-field AE, full auto, programmed image control modes (Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, and Flash OFF), E-TTL autoflash program AE, and manual.
ISO speed range Equivalent to ISO 100-1600
Exposure compensation Up to +/-2 stops in 1/2 or 1/3-stop increments
(1) AEB (Auto exposure bracketing).
(2) Manual exposure compensation.
(3) Flash exposure compensation.
AE lock Auto: Operates in One-Shot AF mode evaluative metering when focus is achieved. Manual: Enabled with AE lock button. No AE lock in Basic Zone modes.
Shutter
Type Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed 1/4000 to 30 sec. (1/3 increments), bulb, X-sync at 1/200 sec
Shutter release Soft-touch electromagnetic release
Self-timer 10-sec. delay
Remote control Remote control with RS-60E3 terminal or wireless Remote Controller RC-1 and RC-5.
Flash
Type Auto pop-up E-TTL autoflash (retractable)
Guide No 13/43 (at ISO 100 in meters/feet)
Recycling time Approx. 3 sec.
Flash-ready indicator Flash-ready indicator lights on in viewfinder
Flash coverage Up to 18mm focal length (equivalent to approx. 28mm in 35mm format)
EOS-dedicated Speedlite E-TTL autoflash with EX-series Speedlite.
Drive System
Drive modes Single, Continuous selected automatically according to shooting mode, Self-timer
Continuous shooting speed Approx. 2.5 fps (at 1/250 sec. or faster for all recording qualities)
Max. burst during continuous shooting 4 shots
LCD Monitor
Type TFT color LCD monitor
Monitor size 1.8"
Pixels Approx. 118,000 pixels (Displayed pixels)
Coverage Approx. 100% (with respect to the effective pixels)
Brightness control 5-levels (settable with menu's LCD brightness)
Image Playback
Image display format (1) Single image
(2) Single image with information
(3) 9-image index
(4) Enlarged
(5) Auto play
(6) Image rotation
(7) Jump
Highlight alert In the single image with information display mode, the highlight portions containing no image information will blink.
Image Protection and Erase
Protection A single image can be protected or unprotected
Erase A single image or all images stored in a Compact Flash card can be erased if they are unprotected.
Direct Printing from the Camera
Compatible printers Canon card photo printers and BJ printers for direct printing from the camera
Printable images JPEG images
Settings Print quantity, style (image, paper, borders, date), and trimming
Menus
Menu categories (1) Shooting Menus [8]
(2) Playback Menus [4]
(3) Setup Menus [14]
LCD monitor language English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Chinese (simplified), and Japanese.
Firmware update Enabled by the user
Power Source
Battery One Battery Pack BP-511/512 (lithium ion rechargeable battery)
Number of shots
Configuration No Flash Used50% with Flash
body normal temp
(68F / 20C)
600 frames400 frames
low temp
(32F / 0C)
450 frames350 frames
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D)
142 x 99 x 72.4 mm (5.6 x 3.9 x 2.9 in.)
Weight 560 g (19.7 oz.)
Working Condictions
Working temperature range 0C - 40C (32F-104F)
Working humidity 85% or less

Reviews
 
Review by: Joseph
Lacation: Jersey city,New Jersey
Type of Sport: Point and shoot cameras
Review Date: 04-13-2007
Cost Performace

Im using this camera for the past 6-months. Its a good camera, especially for the beginners and price is also reliable than others. Plenty of options are there for you to get on the photography learning curve. It is easy to use and picture clarity is fantastic and quality is awesome. Battery is life is good. It can accepts almost any Canon EF lenses.

 
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