Canon’s EOS-10D 6.3-megapixel digital SLR builds on the strengths of the award-winning EOS-D60 and offers a range of improvements to both the camera’s design and its feature set. It offers a seven-point wide-area autofocus system, fast 3-frames-per-second burst rate, and an ergonomic, super-tough magnesium alloy body shell.
The 6.3-million effective pixel CMOS sensor–providing up to 3,072 x 2,048 pixels–is supported by Canon’s unique high-power DIGital Imaging Core (DIGIC) processor. The speed at which the DIGIC processor works has allowed Canon to extend the number of full resolution images in burst sequences to nine, at a rate of 3 frames per second. As well as improved speed, DIGIC also helps produce more accurate color rendition while reducing image noise.
The metering system, using the newest metering algorithm available and a 35-zone evaluative metering system linked to all seven focus points, offers improved exposure consistency and stability. A range covering ISO 100 to 1,600 offers high-quality images across a very broad spectrum of shooting conditions. Photographers working in particularly poor light may also take advantage of an option to extend this range to ISO 3,200.
The EOS-10D is the first digital SLR camera to feature direct printing. Linking via a USB cable, you can make prints immediately from any of Canon’s range of compatible bubble jet or CP printers–including the S830D, S530D, and CP-100–without the need to connect to a computer. Controls within the camera’s own menu system allow you to choose print quantity, size, and image cropping. When using Canon’s card photo printer CP-100, with the optional battery pack, prints can be made in the field away from a power supply.
Other features include:
- Automatic selection of FAT16 or FAT32 file systems, to support large-capacity CompactFlash Type I or II memory cards of over 2 GB storage size (such as Microdrives).
- 1.8-inch TFT (transreflective) LCD monitor with five brightness levels and 10x zoom.
- Super Intelligent Orientation Sensor detects whether the camera is being held in the portrait or landscape orientation when an image is captured, and automatically rotates the image in the camera’s LCD preview screen and on a computer when downloading using Canon’s ZoomBrowser software.
- Extended battery life providing approximately 650 images without flash or 500 images with 50 percent flash.
- Ability to save an image in RAW format even when it was shot in JPEG mode.
The EOS-10D comes complete with battery pack, compact single battery-charging unit, USB cable, video cable, the latest Canon software and Photoshop Elements. The EOS-10D accepts the same BP-511 battery pack, and the same BG-ED3 battery grip as the EOS-D60.
From the Manufacturer
Canon continues to answer the needs of professional photographers and photo enthusiasts with the EOS 10D digital SLR. The 10D, with its APS C-sized CMOS sensor and 6.3 effective megapixels, provides photographers with the superior performance, advanced features, and ingenuity they expect from a Canon EOS SLR camera. Equipped with Canons exclusive DIGIC technology, the EOS 10D delivers enhanced image quality, autofocus accuracy and speed. The EOS 10D boasts exceptional performance with a high-speed 7-point AF and 3 fps of continuous shooting with a maximum burst of 9 shots. The EOS 10D also features selectable Adobe RGB and sRGB color spaces, an ISO speed range from 100 to 3200 and a color temperature that can be set from 2800K to 10000K in 100K increments. Other attributes include a vertical orientation detection sensor for automatic rotation of vertical images and direct print capabilities from Bubble Jet Direct and Card Photo Printers. Canons EOS 10D – exceptiona! l functionality and superior features all enclosed in an extremely durable, weather-resistant, magnesium alloy body.
6.3-Megapixel CMOS Sensor
Canon’s newly developed 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 (approximately 6.50 total megapixels) 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.
High-Performance Imaging Engine
Information captured by the CMOS sensor is processed and assembled into images of exceptional quality by new Imaging Engine, 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.
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 just the right size (140.7 x 107.5 x 75.0mm) and weight (790 grams) for stable, easy handling, and features a black satin finish that heightens the look of elite quality.
High Speed 7-Point AF
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.
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.
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.
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.
White Balance and WB Bracketing
Six automatic white balance modes provide optimum settings for most shooting situations. Precise dialling 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 Manual and Manual ISO Speed
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
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.
Directing Printing from the Camera
This convenient feature lets you print beautiful photos with minimum time and effort directly from the EOS10D. Simply connect the camera with any capable Canon photo printer via the provided dedicated USB cable to print images stored in the CF card. This feature complies with EXif Ver.2.2 (EXif print) and DPOF Ver.1.1.
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6.3-megapixel CMOS image sensor for images up to 3072 x 2048 pixels
Magnesium body; can save images simultaneously in both RAW and JPEG formats
3 frames per second (fps) burst rate up to 9; Adobe RGB color space; 7-area AF sensor
Compatible with CompactFlash Type I and II cards; no card included
Powered by rechargeable lithium-ion battery (BP-511); connects to PCs and Macs via USB 1.1