Interchangeable Lens Digital Cameras

Digital SLR Camera




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Marketed March 2003
Original Price Open price

The EOS 10D digital SLR camera inherits and expands on the advanced features of the EOS D60, offering enhanced digital-performance and improved shooting features to meet the needs of high-end amateur users.

The model’s imaging element comprises a Canon-developed 6.3-megapixel large-area (22.7 x 15.1mm effective size in a 3:2 aspect ratio) high-resolution CMOS sensor, an RGB primary color filter, and Canon’s newly developed DIGIC Imaging Engine, which makes possible enhanced image-processing speed and precision. These advanced features combine to realize increased image quality and definition, and more natural color reproduction compared with the EOS D60. Advanced shooting features include a high-speed 7-point wide area autofocus (AF) with focusing points superimposed in the viewfinder, making accurate framing simple. Featuring Canon’s proprietary AF sensor, the EOS 10D utilizes a high-speed microprocessor, an orientation sensor, and an improved AF algorithm to boost speed and subject-tracking performance, ensuring that even off-center and fast moving subjects are captured sharply.

The new camera offers enhanced continuous-shooting performance, capturing approximately three frames per second for a burst of up to nine shots, regardless of the recording format, ISO setting or subject conditions. Canon has achieved new advances in its CMOS sensor technology to make possible longer exposures with less degradation in image quality for an extended range of ISO-equivalent speed settings from ISO 100 to ISO 1600. Moreover, the new camera offers an “ISO Expansion” menu setting that permits users to select a maximum speed of ISO 3200.

Type Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera with built-in flash
Recording medium Type I and II CF card
Image size 22.7 mm x 15.1 mm
Compatible lenses Canon EF lenses
(35mm-equivalent focal length is equal to approx.1.6 times the marked focal length.)
Lens mount Canon EF mount
Image Sensor
Type High-sensitivity, high-resolution, single-plate CMOS sensor
Pixels Effective pixels: Approx. 6.30 megapixels (3088 x 2056)
Total pixels Approx. 6.50 megapixels (3152 x 2068)
Aspect ratio 3:2
Color filter system RGB primary color filter
Low-pass filter Located in front of the image sensor, non-removable
Recording System
Recording format JPEG (except when Adobe RGB is set) supporting Design rule for Camera File system and RAW
Image format JPEG and RAW (12-bit)
File size (1) Large/Fine: Approx. 2.4 MB (3072 x 2048 pixels)
(2) Large/Normal: Approx. 1.2 MB (3072 x 2048 pixels)
(3) Medium/Fine: Approx. 1.3 MB (2048 x 1360 pixels)
(4) Medium/Normal: Approx. 0.7 MB (2048 x 1360 pixels)
(5) Small/Fine: Approx. 0.8 MB (1536 x 1024 pixels)
(6) Small/Normal: Approx. 0.4 MB (1536 x 1024 pixels)
(7) RAW (3072 x 2048 pixels)
RAW + Small/Normal: Approx. 6.0 MB
RAW + Small/Fine: Approx. 6.4 MB
RAW + Medium/Normal: Approx. 6.2 MB
RAW + Medium/Fine: Approx. 6.8 MB
RAW + Large/Normal: Approx. 6.7 MB
RAW + Large/Fine: Approx. 8.0 MB

* Exact file sizes depend on the subject and ISO speed.

File numbering Consecutive numbering, auto reset
Color space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Standard parameters plus up to three sets of custom processing parameters (4 items with 5 settings each) can be set.
Processing parameters
Interface USB (with dedicated cable)
White Balance
Settings Auto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten light, fluorescent light, flash, manual, color temperature setting
Auto white balance Auto white balance with the image sensor
Color temperature
White balance bracketing: +/-3 stops in whole-stop increments
Type Eye-level pentaprism
Coverage 95% vertically and horizontally with respect to the effective pixels
Magnification 0.88x (-1 diopter with 50mm lens at infinity)
Eye point 20 mm
Dioptric adjustment range -3.0 – +1.0 diopter
Focusing screen Fixed, New Laser Matte screen
Mirror Quick-return half mirror
(Transmission:reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF 600mm f/4 or shorter lens)
Viewfinder information AF (AF points, focus confirmation light), exposure (shutter speed, aperture value, manual exposure, AE lock, exposure compensation amount, AEB level, partial metering area), flash (flash ready, red-eye reduction lamp on, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation amount), warnings (exposure warning, improper FE lock warning, CF card full warning, CF card error warning, no CF card warning, busy), maximum burst for continuous shooting, shots remaining Depth-of-field preview: Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
Type TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor
(TTL secondary image-registration, phase detection)
AF points 7
AF working range EV 0.5-18 (at 20°C, ISO 100)
Focusing modes 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
Effective range Approx. 4.0m (13.1ft.) at center, approx. 3.5m (11.5ft.) off-center
Exposure Control
Metering system TTL full aperture metering with 35-zone SPC
(1) Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 9% of viewfinder at center)
(3) Center-weighted average metering
Metering range EV 1-20 (at 20°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens, ISO 100)
Exposure control systems 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
ISO speed Basic Zone modes: Automatic
Creative Zone modes Equivalent to ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, and ISO 3200 with ISO speed extension.
Exposure compensation AEB: +/-2 stops in 1/2- or 1/3-stop increments
Manual +/-2 stops in 1/2- or 1/3-stop increments (can be combined with AEB)
AE lock Auto: Applied when focus is achieved in the One Shot AF mode with evaluative metering.
Manual Applied with AE lock button.
Type Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter
Shutter speeds 1/4000 – 30 sec. (1/2- or 1/3-stop increments), bulb, X-sync at 1/200 sec.
Shutter release Soft-touch electromagnetic release
Self-timer 10-sec. delay
Remote control N3-type remote control
Built-in Flash
Type Auto pop-up E-TTL autoflash (retractable)
Guide No 13 (ISO 100, meters), 43 (ISO 100, ft.)
Recycling time Approx. 3 sec.
Flash-ready indicator Flash-ready icon lights in viewfinder
Flash coverage 18mm lens angle covered
Flash metering system E-TTL autoflash (linked to all AF points)
Flash exposure compensation +/-2 stops in 1/2- and 1/3-stop increments
External Speedlite
EOS-dedicated Speedlites E-TTL autoflash set with EX-series Speedlites
PC terminal Provided
Drive System
Drive modes Single frame, continuous, self-timer
Continuous shooting speed Approx. 3 fps (at 1/250 sec. or faster speeds)
Max. burst during
continuous shooting
9 shots
LCD Monitor
Type TFT color liquid-crystal monitor
Screen size 1.8″
Dots Approx. 118,000 dots
Image coverage Approx. 100% with respect to the effective pixels
Brightness control 5 levels
Image display format Single image, single image (Info), magnified view (approx. 1.5x – 10x in 15 steps, consecutive magnified image viewing enabled), 9-image index, autoplay, image rotation, and jump
Highlight alert In the single image and single image (Info) modes, any overexposed highlight areas with no image information will blink
Image Protection and Erase
Protection Single images can be protected or cancelled.
Erase Single image or all images in the CF card can be erased (except protected images).
Direct Printing from the Camera
Compatible printers Canon card photo printers and BJ printers for direct printing from the camera
Printable images JPEG images
Settings Print quantity, style (image, paper, borders, date), and trimming
Menu categories Shooting menu: Red
Playback menu: Blue
Set up menu: Yellow
LCD monitor language 12 languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese.)
Firmware update Update possible by the user
Customize Function
Custom Functions 17 Custom Functions with 61 settings
Power Source
Battery One Battery Pack BP-511/BP-512

*AC power can be supplied via the DC coupler.

Battery life Temperature Shooting Conditions
  No Flash / 50% Flash Use
At 20 °C / 68 °F 650 / 500
At 0°C / 32°F 500 / 400

*The above figures apply when a fully-charged Battery Pack BP-511/BP-512 is used.

Battery check Automatic
Power saving Provided. Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, or 30 min.
Date/time back-up battery One CR2025 lithium battery
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D) 149.7 x 107.5 x 75.0 mm (5.9 x 4.2 x 3.0 in)
Weight 790 g (27.9 oz) (body only)