Recording Media CF Card Type I and II and external media (USB v.2.0 hard drive, via optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E3A)
Image Format 0.87 x 0.58 in./22.2 x 14.8mm (APS-C size sensor)
Compatible Lenses Canon EF, EF-S, TS-E, and MP-E lenses
Lens Mount Canon EF mount
Type High-sensitivity, high-resolution, single-plate, CMOS sensor
Pixels Approx. 10.10 megapixels
Total Pixels Approx. 10.50 megapixels
Aspect Ratio 3:2 (Horizontal : Vertical)
Color Filter System RGB primary color filters
Low Pass Filter Fixed position in front of the CMOS sensor
Recording Format DCF 2.0 (Exif 2.21): JPEG, RAW and RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording possible. Multiple options for recording images on a memory card.
Image Format JPEG, RAW (Canon CR2)
JPEG/Large: Approx. 3.5MB (3,888 x 2,592)
JPEG/Medium: Approx. 2.1MB (2,816 x 1,880)
JPEG/Small: Approx. 1.2MB (1,936 x 1,288)
RAW: Approx. 12.4MB (3,888 x 2,592)
sRAW: Approx. 7.1MB (1,936 x 1,288)
Recording Functions With the WFT-E3/E3A attached, image recording to the CF card and to USB external media connected tot he WFT-E3/E3A will be possible as follows: (1) Standard (2) Automatic switching of recording media (3) Separate recordings according to image-recording quality (4) Recording images having the same size
Backup Recording Enabled with WFT-E3/E3A attached
File Numbering Continuous numbering, Auto reset, Manual reset
Settings Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom WB setting, user-set Color Temperature (2,500~10,000K)
Auto White Balance Auto white balance, taken from imaging sensor
Color Temperature Compensation White balance correction: ±9 stops in full-stop increments White balance bracketing: ±3 stops in full-stop increments *Blue/amber direction or magenta/green direction possible
Color Temperature Information Transmission Provided
Type Eye-level SLR with solid glass pentaprism
Coverage Approx. 95% horizontally and vertically
Magnification 0.95x (-1 dpt with 50mm lens at infinity)
Eye Point Approx. 22mm
Dioptric Adjustment Correction -3.0 to +1.0 diopter
Focusing Screen Interchangeable (2 types sold separately), Ef-A standard focusing screen provided
Mirror Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60)
Viewfinder Information AF (AF points, focus confirmation light), Exposure (shutter speed, aperture, ISO speed, AE lock, exposure level, spot metering circle, exposure warning), Flash (flash ready, flash exposure compensation, high-speed sync, FE lock, red-eye reduction light), Image (monochrome shooting, maximum burst, white balance correction, CF card information)
Depth Of Field Preview Enabled with depth-of-field preview button; possible in Live View Function
Type TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
AF Points 9 cross-type AF points, including center AF point; fully functional with f/5.6 or faster lenses
Additional high-precision, diagonal cross-type sensor at Center AF point, used with lenses f/2.8 or faster
AF Working Range EV -0.5 ~18 (ISO 100 at 73°F/23°C)
Focusing Modes Autofocus (One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF), Manual Focus (MF)
AF Point Selection Automatic selection, Manual AF point selection
Selected AF Point Display Superimposed red illumination in viewfinder; also visible on top or rear LCD panel when AF point select button is pressed
AF Assist Beam Intermittent firing of built-in flash
Metering Modes 35-zone TTL full aperture metering
Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
Partial metering (approx. 9% of viewfinder)
Spot metering (approx. 3.8% of viewfinder)
Center-weighted average metering
Metering Range EV 0-20 (ISO 100 at 73°F/23°C with EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
ISO Speed Range Equivalent to ISO 100-1600* (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments), ISO speed can be expanded to ISO 3200
* Standard output sensitivity. Recommended exposure index.
Exposure Compensation Exposure Compensation (user-set): +/-3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-half increments
AE Lock Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved Manual (user-set): By AE lock button in all metering modes
Shutter Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically controlled 1/8000 to 30 sec. (1/3-stop increments), X-sync at 1/250 sec. Soft-touch electromagnetic release 10 sec. delay, 2 sec. delay Canon N3 type terminal
Type Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically controlled
Shutter Speeds 1/8000 to 30 sec. (1/3-stop increments), X-sync at 1/250 sec.
Type Auto pop-up, retractable, built-in flash in the pentaprism
Guide Number 13/43 (ISO 100 in meters/feet)
Recycling Time Approx. 3 sec.
Flash Ready Indicator Flash-ready indicator lights in viewfinder
Flash Coverage 17mm lens focal length (equivalent to 27mm in 35mm format)
FE Lock Provided
Flash Exposure Compensation ±2 stops in 1/3- and 1/2-stop increments;
Can be set on EOS 40D body or with most EX-series speedlites
Zooming to Match Focal Length Provided
Flash Metering E-TTL II autoflash
Flash Exposure Compensation ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
FE Lock Provided
External Flash Settings Flash function settings, Flash C.Fn settings
PC Terminal Provided
Drive Modes Single, High-speed continuous, Low-speed continuous, and Self-timer (10 sec. or 2 sec. delay)
Continuous Shooting Speed High speed: Max 6.5 shots/sec. Low speed: Max 3 shots/sec.
Maximum Burst JPEG (Large/Fine): Approx. 75; RAW: Approx. 17 RAW + JPEG (Large/Fine): Approx. 14 *Based on Canon's testing standards with 1GB CF card, high-speed continuous shooting, ISO 100, and Standard Picture Style *Varies depending on the subject, CF card brand, image-recording quality, ISO speed, drive mode, Picture Style, etc.
Live View Functions
Shooting Modes (1) Live View shooting (2) Remote Live View shooting (with a personal computer installed with EOS Utility)
Focusing Manual focus Autofocus (Live View image interrupted for AF)
Metering Modes Evaluative metering with the image sensor
Metering Range EV 0 - 20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Magnified View Magnifiable by 5x or 10x at AF point
Grid Display Provided
Exposure Simulation Provided
Silent Shooting Provided (Mode 1 and 2)
Type TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor Size 3.0 in.
Pixels Approx. 230,000 pixels
Coverage Approx. 100%
Brightness Control 7 levels provided
Interface Languages 18
Display Format Single image, 4-image index, 9-image index, Jump, Magnified zoom (approx. 1.5x to 10x), Histogram, AF point display, Auto rotate, Rotate Live View: View image before shooting on LCD monitor; live histogram and live simulation of exposure level possible with C.Fn IV-7-1
Highlight Alert In the single image display and (INFO) display, over-exposed highlight areas will blink
Image Protection and Erase
Protection Single image or all images in the memory card can be protected or cancel the image protection
Erase Single image, select images, all images in a CF card or unprotected images
Printable Images JPEG images compliant to Design rule for Camera File System (DPOF printing possible) and RAW/sRAW images captured with the EOS 40D
Easy Print feature Provided
DPOF: Digital Print Order Format
DPOF Version 1.1 compatible
Direct Image Transfer
Compatible Images JPEG and RAW/sRAW images *Only JPEG images can be transferred as wallpaper on the personal computer screen
Custom Functions Total 24
Camera User Settings Register under Mode Dial's C1, C2, and C3 positions
My Menu Registration Provided
Battery Single Battery Pack BP-511A, BP-514, BP-511, or BP-512 *AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E2 With Battery Grip BG-E2N or BG-E2 attached, size-AA batteries can be used
Battery Life Number of shots (approx.):
50% flash use
At 73° F/23° C
At 32° F/0° C
*The above figures apply with a fully-charged Battery Pack BP-511A *The figures above are based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards
Battery Check Auto
Power Saving Provided. Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30 min.
Date/Time Battery One CR2016 coin-type lithium battery
Start-up Time Approx. 0.15 sec.
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.7 x 4.2 x 2.9 in./145.5 x 107.8 x 73.5mm
Weight 26.1 oz./740g
Working Temperature Range 32-104°F/0-40°C
Working Humidity Range 85% or less
Type For BP-511A Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Rated Voltage 7.4 V DC
Battery Capacity 1390 mAh
Dimensions (W x H x D) 38 x 21 x 55mm/1.5 x 0.8 x 2.2 in.
Weight Approx. 82g/2.9 oz.
Type For CG-580
Compatible Battery Battery Pack BP-511A, BP-514, BP-511, or BP-512
Recharging Time BP-511A, BP-514: Approx. 100 min. BP-511, BP-512: Approx. 90 min.
Rated Input 100 - 240 V AC (50/60 Hz)
Rated Output 8.4 V DC
Working Temperature Range 0°C - 40°C/32°F - 104°F
Working Humidity Range 85% or less
Dimensions (W x H x D) 91 x 67 x 31mm/3.6 x 2.6 x 1.2 in.
Weight Approx. 115 g/4.1 oz.
Angle of View For EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Diagonal extent: 74°20' - 27°50' Horizontal extent: 64°30' - 23°20' Vertical extent: 45°30' - 15°40'
Lens Construction 11 elements in 9 groups
Minimum Aperture f/22 - 36
Closest Focusing Distance 0.25m/0.82 ft. (from image sensor plane)
Maximum Magnification and Field of View 0.34x (at 55mm)
Filter Size 58mm
Diameter x Length Approx. 68.5 x 70mm/2.7 x 2.8 in.
Weight Approx. 200 g/7.1 oz.
With some lenses, the peripheral AF points may become sensitive to either vertical or horizontal lines (they will not function as cross-type AF points). These lenses are: EF 35-80mm f/4-5.6, EF 35-80mm f/4-5.6 II, EF 35-80mm f/4-5.6 III, EF 35-80mm f/4-5.6 USM, EF 35-105mm f/4.5-5.6, EF 35-105mm f/4.5-5.6 USM, EF 80-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II, EF80-200 f/4.5-5.6 USM.