6.3 Megapixel Digital SLR with DIGIC-based image processor
6.30 megapixel CMOS Sensor Canon's newly developed large, single-plate CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) sensor captures images with exceptional clarity and tonal range. Created through a new high-precision manufacturing method, this high-sensitivity sensor delivers ultra-fine accuracy with an effective 6.30 megapixel resolution (approximately 6.50 total megapixels). It features advanced new peripheral circuitry that enhances images quality, an improved built-in amp that boosts the S/N ratio, and a superior sensing process that raises the maximum ISO speed while lowering image degradation during long exposures. The effective sensor size (22.7 x 15.1mm) has the same 3:2 ratio as film cameras, enabling an effective angle of view that is 1.6x the normal EF lens focal length.
High Performance Imaging Engine Information captured by the CMOS sensor is processed and asembled into images of exceptional quality by a new Image Engine, the latest version of Canon's exclusive all-in-one DIGIC digital imaging processor. Color reproduction is extremely natural and details are incredibly precise, especially with gradations in the highlight areas. In fact reproduction is so accurate that noise reduction is unnecessary, even with long exposures. Through use of a newly developed signal processing algorithm, Canon's highly efficient Imaging Engine even accelerates signal processing while consuming less energy.