Date 01.04.08
File Size 8.80 MB


Software Development Kit

The Canon EOS Digital Camera Software Development Kit (EDSDK) enables developers to integrate select Canon cameras directly into their software application solutions, giving them access to remote camera control and communication functionality of the camera. There are two versions of the EDSDK compatible with Windows or Macintosh.

The Software Developer Kit is provided free of charge and can be found at To learn more please visit the Canon Developer Community site and register to download Canon’s SDKs.



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Type and Major Components

Type 35mm SLR(single-lens reflex) AF/AE camera with built-in winder and built-in flash.
Compatible Lenses Canon EF Lenses
Lens Mount Canon EF mount (Fully electronic control)


Type SLR-type, eye-level roof mirror pentaprism
Picture Coverage 90% vertical and horizontal coverage of actual picture area
Magnification 0.70x magnification with 50mm lens at infinity
Dioptric Adjustment No standard diopter provided
Focusing Screen Fixed, new laser-matte screen marked with focusing points and partial metering circle
Mirror Quick-return half mirror
Viewfinder Information Shutter speed (if unsuitable blinks at 2hz as warning), Aperture (if unsuitable blinks at 2 Hz as warning), AE lock or FE lock (Partial metering at center), Focusing point indicator (The indicator for the selected focusing point is displayed while the shutter button is pressed halfway or during metering.), Exposure scale in 1/2-stop increments (±2 stops), Flash Ready Light (Blinks as a flash-required warning in low-light (2 Hz while the built-in flash is retracted), High-speed sync (FP flash), In-focus (during AF and MF) indicator (Blinks at 2 Hz if focusing is impossible)
Viewfinder information display cannot be turned off.4.


Type TTL-CT-SIR (Through-the-Lens Secondary Image Registration) Multi-BASIS with 3 focusing points |+|
Focusing Point Selection The focusing point can be selected by camera (Automatic) or by user (Manual).
Focus Modes 1. Autofocus: One of the following two AF modes is set automatically (not user-settable) to suit the picture-taking mode. The shutter does not release until focus is achieved.
a. One-Shot AF: Autofocus locks when focusing is achieved with stationary subject.
b. Al Servo AF for automatic switching between One-Shot AF and predictive AF for moving subjects.
2. Manual Focus: Setting the lens' focus mode switch to MF ( or M) enables manual focusing with the focusing ring.
Focus Operation Af is activated by pressing the shutter button halfway.
AF Working Range EV 2-18 ( at ISO 100,standard chart)
AF Assist Method Beam automatically emitted when necessary and aimed at the area covered by the active focus point.

Exposure Control

Metering Modes 1. TTL max. aperture metering with 6 zone silicon photocell. Three metering patterns available.
a. Evaluative metering
b. Center weighted average metering (Set automatically in M mode).
c. Partial Metering (Measure approx. 9% of central area; activated while pressing AE Lock Button only.)
2. E-TTL (with EOS dedicated external Speedlite) 6 zone metering of E-TTL pre-flash
3. A-TTL, TTL Flash Metering A-TTL autoflash linked to focusing points, 3-zone TTL autoflash
Metering Range EV 2-20 (with 50mm f/1.4 lens at ISO 100)
Exposure Modes 1. Intelligent program AE (P/Shiftable)
2. Shutter speed-priority AE(Tv/No Safety shift)
3. Aperture-priority AE(Av/No safety shift)
4. Depth-of-field Ae(A-DEP/Non-shiftable)
5. Full Auto (intelligent program AE/Non-shiftable
6. Programmed Image Control modes; Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports and Night Scene
7. Metered Manual, User sets speed/aperture +/- 2 stop viewfinder read-out
8. E-TTL autoflash program AE( with accessory Ex-type speedlites)
9.A-TTL autoflash program AE
10. TTL autoflash program AE
Multiple Exposure Up to 9 exposures can be set. Automatically clears upon completion. Cancelable midway.
Exposure Compensation 1. Auto Exposure Bracketing(AEB) up to +/- 2Ev in 1/2 steps.
2. Manual exposure compensation up to =/-2 EV in 1/2 steps
*AEB is not available in the Full Auto and Programmed modes. Exposure Compensation and AEB are possible in P, Tv, Av and A-DEP exposure modes. Exposure Compensation and AEB are possible in P, Tv, Av and A-DEP exposure modes, AEB also possible in Manual mode.


Type Vertical-travel, focal plane shutter with all speeds electronically-controlled. Front and rear shutter curtain both have dedicated electromagnetic released control. (Curtain speed 6.3ms/24mm)
Shutter Speeds 30 to 1/2000 sec. (in 1/2 stop increments), bulb,X-sync at 1/90 sec.


Type Built-in, serial-controlled, retractable TTL autoflash head in the pentaprism
Guide Number 39ft/ 12m (ISO 100)
Flash Coverage Angle Covers the angle of view of 28mm lens.
Flash Duration 1ms or less
Recycling Time Approx, 2 seconds. The icon lights in viewfinder when ready.
Color Temperature Equivalent to daylight
Shooting Distance Range *At distances closer than 3.3 ft (1m), flash coverage will be partially obstructed by the lens barrel.
Red-Eye Reduction Red-Eye Reduction lamp lights while the shutter button is pressed halfway and focusing metering are achieved.

Film Transport

Film Loading Automatic prewind system. After film positioning and back cover closure, the film automatically winds to the 1st frame.
Film Speed Setting ISO 25-5000 automatically set in 1/3 stop increments according to DX code. Can also be set manually from ISO 6-6400 1/3 increments.
Film Transport Single-frame advance or continuous film advance set automatically to the picture-taking mode.
Quiet Film Transport: Film winding sound level Approximately 56dB
Film Transport Confirmation: By up/down counting of frame counter in LCD panel.
Film Wind Automatic. One of two modes is automatically set: Single-frame and continuous.(In Continuous Mode, with AF locked, approximately 1fps)
Film Rewind Film rewound as the film advances to the next frame. Midroll rewinding possible.

Power Source

Battery Two CR123A/DL123A lithium batteries (3v) housed inside the camera grip.
Battery Check Automatic battery check when the Command Dial is released from OFF. Battery level is indicated on the LCD panel is one of four levels.
Shooting Capacity The table below indicates the number of 24-exposure rolls that can be taken with two new CR123A batteries and Canon EF28-80mm F/3.5-5.6 lens.
AE Usage FA: Flash Usage


Size (W x H x D) 5.7 (W) x 3.6 (H) x 2.5 (D) in./ 145 (W) x 92(H)x61.9(D) mm
Weight 12.35 oz./350g without batteries
13.45 oz./382g with batteries
All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.



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