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Date 01.04.08
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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 https://developercommunity.usa.canon.com. 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 focal plane shutter SLR (Single-Lens Reflex) autofocus/autoexposure camera with built-in motor drive and retractable flash
Compatible Lenses Canon EF lenses
Lens Mount Canon EF Mount (electronic signal transfer system)


Type SLR-type, eye-level roof prism mirror
Picture Coverage 90% vertical and horizontal coverage of actual picture area
Magnification 0.70x magnification with 50mm lens at infinity
Dioptric Adjustment Standard: adjusted to -1 (18.8m eye relief)
Focusing Screen Fixed, full-surface new laser-matte screen marked with focusing points.
Mirror Quick-return half mirror
Viewfinder Information Numbers and symbols displayed by LCD at bottom of viewing area (Yellow-Green)
Shutter speed (If unsuitable, blinks at 2 Hz as a warning.)
Aperture (If unsuitable, blinks at 2 Hz as a warning.)
* Indicates AE lock or FE lock (Partial meter 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 level scale with dot indicators in 1/2-stop increments. (±2 stops)
Lights when flash is ready; blinks at 2 Hz if flash range is ineffective during FE lock.
H - Lights during high-speed sync (FP flash)
In-focus indicator. (Blinks at 2 Hz if focus can not be achieved.)
* Viewfinder information display can not be turned off.


Type TTL-SIR (Secondary Image Registration) CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) sensor.
Focusing Point Selection The focusing point can be selected by camera (automatic) or by user (Manual).
Focus Modes Autofocus: One of the following two AF modes is set automatically depending on the picture-taking mode. The shutter does not release until focus is achieved.
One-Shot AF: Autofocus locks when focusing is achieved.
AI Servo AF: For automatic switching between One-Shot AF for stationary subjects and predictive AF for moving subjects.
Manual Focus: Setting the lens' focus mode switch to MF enables manual focusing with the focusing ring.
Focus Operation Autofocus is activated by pressing the shutter button halfway.
AF Working Range EV 1-18 (at ISO 100)
AF Assist Method Beam automatically emitted when necessary and aimed at the area covered by the active focus point.

Exposure Control

Metering Modes TTL full-aperture metering using 35-zone SPC (Silicon Photocell). Three metering patterns available.
- Evaluative metering.
- Central partial metering which covers approximately 9.5% of the finder area.
- Center weighted average metering (Set automatically in M mode.)
E-TTL: 7-point, 35-zone through-the-lens flash metering used exclusively with EX-series EOS Speedlites.
A-TTL, TTL Flash Metering; 3-point, 4-zone off-the-film flash metering used with built-in flash and all EOS Speedlites except EX series.
Metering Range EV 2-20 (with 50mm f/1.4 lens at ISO100).
Exposure Modes Intelligent program AE with variable shift; Shutter speed-priority AE; Aperture-priority AE; Auto DEP; Full Auto (Intelligent program AE, unshiftable); Programmed Image Control Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports and Night Scene; E-TTL program flash AE; A-TTL program flash AE; TTL program flash AE; Metered Manual
Multiple Exposure Up to 9 exposures can be preset. Automatically clears upon completion. Cancelable midway.
Exposure Compensation Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) up to +/-2EV in 1/2 steps.
Manual exposure compensation up to +/-2EV in 1/2 steps.
Unavailable in the Full Auto and Programmed modes.


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


Type Built-in, retractable TTL autoflash head in the pentaprism. Auto pop-up and serial-controlled.
Guide Number 39 ft./12m (ISO 100)
Flash Coverage Angle Covers the angle of view of 28mm lens.
Flash Duration 1 millisecond or less
Recycling Time Approximately 2 seconds. The "flash ready" icon lights in the 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 and metering are achieved.

Film Transport

Film Loading Automatic prewind system. After film positioning and back cover closure, the film automatically winds to the first frame.
Film Speed Setting ISO 25-5000 automatically set in 1/3 step increments according to DX code; can also be set manually from ISO 6-6400 in 1/3 step increments.
Film Transport Single-frame advance or continuous advance set automatically according to the picture-taking mode.
Quiet Film Transport: Film winding sound level approximately 60 db.
Film Transport Confirmation: By up/down counting of frame counter in LCD panel.

Power Source

Battery Two CR2 lithium batteries housed inside the camera grip.
Battery Check Battery level is displayed by the battery level indicator on the LCD.
Shooting Capacity The table below indicates the number of 24-exposure rolls that can be taken with two new CR2 batteries and Canon EF28-80mm f/3.5-5.6V USM lens.


Size (W x H x D) 5.5 x 3.5 x 2.3 in./140 x 90 x 58.5mm
Weight Approx. 11.8 oz./335g. without battery (Approx. 12.6 oz./357g. with batteries)
All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.



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