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introduced 2003

• CMOS sensor with approx. 6.3 megapixels
• New imaging engine for precise and natural colour reproduction
• Improved processing parameters and white balance
• High grade alloy exterior
• High-speed 7-point autofocusing
• 3 fps continuous shooting to a maximum burst of 9 shots
• Expanded zooming display during playback
• RAW+JPEG function expanded (six JPEG settings selectable)
• ISO speeds extended to 3200
• Direct printing possible with compatible BJ and CP printers
• Price around 25% less than EOS D60

Replacement for the EOS D60, with many simlar features, but better performance and improved shooting features. The first digital EOS to allow direct printing from the camera to a compatible printer (no computer needed).

EOS magazine, March 20023 page 62

introduced 2003

• CMOS sensor with approx. 6.3 megapixels
• New imaging engine for precise and natural colour reproduction
• Improved processing parameters and white balance
• High grade alloy exterior
• High-speed 7-point autofocusing
• 3 fps continuous shooting to a maximum burst of 9 shots
• Expanded zooming display during playback
• RAW+JPEG function expanded (six JPEG settings selectable)
• ISO speeds extended to 3200
• Direct printing possible with compatible BJ and CP printers
• Price around 25% less than EOS D60

Replacement for the EOS D60, with many simlar features, but better performance and improved shooting features. The first digital EOS to allow direct printing from the camera to a compatible printer (no computer needed).

EOS magazine, March 20023 page 62

Type
Camera: digital AF/AE single lens reflex with built-in flash
Compatible lenses: all Canon EF
Angle-of-view: equivalent to lens of 1.6x focal length on 35mm camera

Image sensor
Type: CMOS
Image size: 22.7 x 15.1mm
Effective pixels: approx. 6.3 mega-pixels (3088 x 2056)
Pixel unit: 7.4m square
Colour filter type: RGB
Cleaning mode: provided

White balance
Modes: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom (reading taken from white surface), Colour Temperature (manual setting from approx. 2800 to 10000 K
White balance bracketing: three images with up to 3 steps bracketing (each step equivalent to 5 Mireds); not possible in RAW mode

Viewfinder
Type: eye-level, fixed
Focusing screen: fixed (New Laser Matte)
Dioptric adjustment: ?3.0 to +1.0 Eye point: 20mm
Coverage: approx. 95% vertically and horizontally
Magnification: 0.88x (with 50mm lens at infinity, ?1 dioptre
Viewfinder information: AF points, AE Lock, FE Lock, AEB in progress, flash ready, FP flash, flash exposure compensation, shutter speed, aperture, data processing (busy), exposure level, exposure compensation, manual exposure level, AEB level, flash exposure compensation, red-eye reduction lamp on, maximum burst during continuous shooting, shots remaining, AF focus confirmation, CF card full/error/missing warnings
Viewfinder blackout: approx. 140ms at 1/60 second or faster
Mirror lockup: with C.Fn.12-1
Depth-of-field preview: available

Autofocus
Type: TTL Cross Type Secondary Image Registration
AF points: 7
Focusing modes: Autofocus, One-shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, manual
Focusing point selection: automatic, manual, home
AF point display: superimposed in viewfinder: shown on LCD display
AF speed: equal to or faster than EOS 30
Focus confirmation: shown in viewfinder, beeper
AF working range: EV 0.5 to 18 (at 20C and ISO 100)
AF assist beam: intermittent firing of built-in flash

Exposure control
Type: Maximum aperture TTL metering with 35-zone SPC
Patterns: evaluative, partial, centre weighted
Modes: Program AE (P), shutter-priority AE (Tv), aperture-priority AE (Av), depth-of-field AE (A-DEP), full auto, Programmed Image Control (portrait, landscape, close-up, sports, night portrait, flash off), manual, E-TTL autoflash program AE
Metering range: EV 1 to 20 (50mm f1.4 lens at ISO 100
Exposure compensation: auto exposure bracketing, manual, flash
AE Lock: automatic, manual

Shutter
Type: vertical travel, mechanical, focal plane with all speeds electronically controlled
Speeds: 1/4000 second to 30 seconds (1/3 or 1/2 stop increments), bulb, X-sync at 1/200 second
Time lag: after SW-1 on, 80 milliseconds; before SW-1 on, 180 milliseconds
Self-timer: 10 second delay
Camera shake warning: in full auto and PIC modes

Drive
Modes: single, continuous, self-timer
Continuous shooting speed: approx. 3fps (at 1/250 second or faster) for a burst of up to 9 shots
Image review: provided

Bilt-in flash
Type: auto pop-up, retractable
Guide number: 13 (ISO 100, metres)
Recycling time: approx. 3 seconds
Flash coverage: up to 18mm focal length (actual)
Sync speed: up to 1/200 second
System: E-TTL
Flash level control: auto flash reduction for backlit conditions and daylight flash
Flash exposure compensation: up to 2 stops in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments
Second curtain sync: available
Red-eye reduction: provided

LCD monitor
Type: TFT colour, liquid crystal
Size: 1.8 inches
Brightness adjustment: 5 levels

Playback and printing
Image display: single, single with info, 9-image index, enlarged, autoplay
Highlight alert: provided
Protection: single image can be protected or unprotected
Erase: single or all images can be erased if unprotected
Printing: Direct Printing possible with compatible printer

Other featuers
Custom functions: 17 (61 settings)
Battery: Battery Pack BP-511 or BP-512
AC power: possible
Power saving: provided
Back-up battery: CR2025
Body material: stainless steel and polycarbonate with glass fibre
Exterior: magnesium alloy, ABS resin, polycarbonate resin with glass fibre
Operating environment: 0C to 40C, 85% or less humidity

Dimensions
Size: 149.7 x 107.5 x 75mm
Weight: 790g, excluding battery pack, CompactFlash card and body cap

Retaining the best features of the EOS D60, the EOS 10D is a digital AF SLR with better performance specifications and improved shooting features for advanced users.

Things move fast in the digital camera market. The technology is still relatively young and advances are rapid. Five years ago the 2-megapixel EOS D2000 camera cost around 11,000. Three years ago we had the ground-breaking 3-megapixel EOS D30 at around only 2000, and this was replaced last year by the 6-megapixel EOS D60 at the same price.

Now the EOS D60 is about to be replaced by another 6-megapixel model, but at a lower price.

The EOS 10D retains the best features of the EOS D60, adds new functions (some first seen on the EOS 1D and 1Ds), improves the autofocus algorithms, and streamlines the layout of control buttons. As we go to press, the price has not been confirmed, but it is expected to show a saving of at least 25% over the cost of the EOS D60. For the first time, you will be able to buy a quality digital SLR for around the same price as a professional analog (film) SLR.

Changing from EOS film to EOS digital is no longer the major step you might imagine. The new 10D looks and feels like an EOS, and many of the controls and functions will be familiar to film aficionados. All your EF lenses, and some other accessories, are compatible. And with this new camera, you don't even need a computer (see previous column).

What's in a name?
Canon appears to be rationalising the names of its digital EOS series. Originally we had the EOS D2000, D30 and D60. Then came the EOS 1D and 1Ds professional models. Now we have the EOS 10D. If you are familiar with earlier analog cameras, you will remember a time in the early 1990s when the professional EOS 1 was followed by the EOS 10.

Significant features
Although less expensive than the EOS D60, the EOS 10D offers many significant improvements. As the following list shows, you are getting more for your money.

Like the D60, the EOS 10D uses a CMOS sensor with approximately 6.3 effective megapixels, though manufacturing and circuit improve-ments give better image quality.

When a RAW image is captured, the D60 also records and stores a Middle/Fine JPEG image in the RAW image file. The EOS 10D lets you choose any of six JPEG settings from Large/Fine to Small/Normal (via Custom Function 8).

The EOS D30 and EOS D60 are compatible with sRGB colour space. The EOS 10D is also compatible with Adobe RGB colour space.

The settable processing parameters ? contrast, sharpness, colour saturation and colour tone ? are the same as with the D60. However, the ranges have been extended from 3 to 5 steps.

The EOS D60 has five preset white balance positions. The EOS 10D adds another ? 'shade' (approx. 7000 K). It also copies two features from the EOS 1D ? 'white balance bracketing' with JPEG images (three images are shot with slight variations in the colour temperature) and 'colour temperature' (set from 2800 to 10,000 K in 100 K increments).

The D60 only handles recording media up to 2GB and only the FAT 16 file format. The EOS 10D handles media larger than 2GB and automatically switches between FAT 16 and FAT 32 as required.

The EOS D60 magnified image view is fixed at about 3x with nine image segments. With the EOS 10D you can magnify the image up to 10x in 15 increments.

The EOS 10D uses the same AF sensor as the EOS 30, with seven focusing points. AF speed and subject tracking are as fast or faster than the EOS 30.

Like the EOS D60, the EOS 10D uses a 35-zone metering sensor, but there are new algorithms for improved results.

Continuous shooting is at 3fps for up to 9 shots with the EOS 10D (3fps for 8 shots on the EOS D60).

Design features
Previously, a magnesium alloy chassis has only been used in the EOS 1 camera line. However, it is now used for the EOS 10D top, front and rear covers to produce a high-strength body with a solid feel.

Although a similar size to the D60, the new camera has been redesigned for easier handling. ISO can be changed using a button on the top panel, rather than through the menu, and there are other features which speed up operation.

Target market
The EOS 10D is clearly designed for enthusiasts, and is certain to encourage more photographers to make the move from film to digital imaging. It will also appeal to some professional users who want to test the market before committing themselves to the EOS 1D or 1Ds.

unfortunately we don' have a press release for this product yet. However, our website is being constantly updated so please check back soon.

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