The Canon EOS 10D is the first digital SLR to offer Canon's exclusive DIGIC Image Processor for maximum camera performance as well as direct connectivity to several Canon Photo Printer. The camera's body, constructed with rigid magnesium alloy covers, houses and protects a number of advanced camera features which are distinctively Canon including a very fast, wide area 7-point autofocus system for precise focusing; 3 frames per second drive speed in 9-frame bursts in either JPEG or simultaneous RAW + JPEG capture settings; an extended ISO range of 100-3200; manual white balance mode; selectable color space options including Adobe RGB and sRGB; a scrollable 10x zoom playback mode; and a Plug and Play USB interface. The EOS 10D also supports EXIF 2.2, DPOF 1.1, FAT32, and Compact Flash Type I and II, and is completely compatible with all EF-series lenses.
6.3 Megapixel CMOS Sensor
Canon's 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, it delivers ultra-fine accuracy with an effective 6.30-megapixel resolution and features advanced new peripheral circuitry that further enhances image quality. 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.
Rigid Magnesium Alloy Body
The lightweight EOS 10D has a rock-solid look and feel that suits demanding outdoor use. Tough and reliable, its top, front and rear covers are made of rigid magnesium alloy - the same material featured in the bodies of Canon's top-of-the line EOS-1 professional models. The body is designed for stable, easy handling, and features a black satin finish that heightens the look of elite quality.
3 fps Continuous Shooting
With a continuous shooting speed of up to three frames per second and a maximum burst of nine shots, the EOS 10D is equipped to seize every photo opportunity. The high-performance imaging engine and generous buffer memory help maintain this speedy performance regardless of selected recording quality, ISO speed and subject conditions.
Expanded Zoom Display During Playback
When viewing recorded images on the camera's display, you can enlarge them up to 10X in 15 steps for detailed analysis. Simple controls enable horizontal and vertical scrolling, as well as viewing of the previous or next image stored in the CF card from the same enlarged view. Nine images are displayed simultaneously in the maximum reduced view.
Direct Print Function (with Compatible Printers)
With the Direct Print Feature, you can make clear prints swiftly and easily when you connect the camera to a direct print function compatible printer or a direct print function compatible Bubble Jet printer. It can also be used with DPOF print settings. The Direct print feature allows for image preview and editing (including cropping) on the camera when connected to a compatible printer.
Information captured by the CMOS sensor is processed and assembled into images of exceptional quality by 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.
High Speed 7-Point Autofocus System
Canon's wide area 7-point AF system ensures sharp, accurate focusing with speedy subject tracking that is consistently maintained even at 3 fps. This outstanding performance is made possible by advanced focusing technology including a high-speed microcomputer, a sophisticated new AF algorithm and AF sequence, and the same AF sensor employed in the EOS Elan 7 or EOS 30/33. Selection of the AF point can be automated by the EOS 10D or manually controlled through use of easy-to-operate dials and a superimposed display of the seven AF points.
sRGB and Adobe RGB Color Spaces Available
The wide range of selectable processing parameters includes a choice of two professional color spaces: the standard sRGB color space and the expanded Adobe RGB (1998) color space. Making the selection that best suits your needs is always easy with the Canon EOS 10D.
White Balance and White balance Bracketing
Six automatic white balance modes provide optimum settings for most shooting situations. Precise dialing in of color temperature in Kelvin values is also possible, with settings selectable from 2800K to 10000K in 100K increments. White balance bracketing lets you capture three images (normal, reddish, bluish) with one shot, and at the same exposure level, with white balance shifted to 3 stops in whole-stop increments.
Auto and Manual ISO Speeds
ISO speed is automatically set between 100 and 400 depending on shooting mode (Full Auto, Landscape, Close-up, Night Portrait or Flash-off), or manually set to 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 or 3200.
JPEG or Simultaneous RAW + JPEG Image Recording
Whenever you shoot the Canon EOS 10D, you can choose to have it record in the JPEG format alone, or in the RAW and JPEG formats simultaneously. Both recording methods provide six selectable settings for JPEG image quality. Canon's proprietary RAW (.CRW) format is preferable when the highest possible image quality is desired. The JPEG file format is ideal for purposes such as Internet image transfer that require reduced file sizes.
In the Box
Canon EOS 10D, 6.3 Megapixel, SLR, Digital Camera (Camera Body)
TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor (TTL secondary image-registration, phase detection), 7 AF points, AF working range of EV 0.5-18
One-Shot AF, AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing (MF); AF point selection (Automatic selection, manual selection, home position), Active AF point indicator (Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD panel), AF-assist beam (Stroboscopic flash)
Basic Zone modes (Automatic), Creative Zone modes (Equivalent to ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, and ISO 3200 with ISO speed extension)
Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter
30 - 1/4000 seconds (1/2 or 1/3-stop increments), Bulb
TTL full aperture metering with 35-zone SPC; Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point), Partial metering (approx. 9% of viewfinder at center), Centerweighted average metering; Metering Range of EV 1-20 (at 20Ã¿Â°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens, ISO 100)
Program AE (Full Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Flash Off, Program), shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, depth-of-field AE, manual exposure, ETTL autoflash, Manual (+/-2 stops in 1/2- or 1/3-stop increments (can be combined with AEB)), AE lock Auto (in One Shot AF mode with evaluative metering)
White Balance Modes
Auto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten light, fluorescent light, flash, manual, color temperature setting, White balance bracketing (+/-3 stops in 1 stop increments)
Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Flash Off, Program