Interchangeable Lens Digital Cameras

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EOS Kiss Digital N

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Marketed March 2005
Original Price Open price

Canon’s EOS Kiss Digital N is the successor to the immensely popular EOS Kiss Digital, which has sold around 1.2 million units*1 worldwide since its debut in September 2003. Based on the development concepts of high image quality, responsiveness, and ease of use, the new EOS Kiss Digital N, realizing the smallest body in the EOS Digital series, is also the world’s lightest among digital SLR cameras*2. The model also incorporates revolutionary advances in image quality, design, functionality and cost performance.

The EOS Kiss Digital N features a Canon-developed large single-plate CMOS sensor with approximately 8.0 million effective pixels and an image size measuring 22.2 x 14.8 mm (APS-C size). Coupled with Canon’s exclusive DIGIC II image engine, which achieves super high-speed processing of large-volume data, the camera delivers high-definition, high-quality image processing and natural color rendition to satisfy the demands of a broad user base.

The EOS Kiss Digital N backs outstanding image quality with high responsiveness to ensure that no photo opportunity is lost. The camera achieves a continuous shooting speed of approximately 3.0 frames per second for up to around 14 consecutive frames (JPEG L, Fine) in a sequence and realizes an ultra-fast startup of just 0.2 seconds. The model writes images to the CompactFlash card media at more than three times the speed of its predecessor, the EOS Kiss Digital, and includes a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface, enabling high-speed data transfer to a PC.

The latest addition to Canon’s digital SLR camera lineup features a high-speed 7-point wide area autofocus (AF) with focusing points superimposed in the viewfinder for easy framing. It also incorporates new white balance functions, such as WB correction, permitting users to adjust for blue, amber, magenta or green hues; and WB bracketing, which enables shots to be taken in the magenta-green direction as well as the blue-amber direction. Additionally, the model’s wide range of processing parameters include a new monochrome mode that makes black and white photography easier than ever.

The EOS Kiss Digital N is compatible with Canon’s E-TTL II auto-flash system. When using one of the EX-series Speedlite lineup, E-TTL II utilizes distance information and other data provided through the lens to deliver stable flash-brightness control that minimizes the impact of changes in subject brightness, reflectivity and framing.

A convenient cross-key layout on the back of the camera enables direct access to the four most commonly used functions–AF mode, metering mode, white balance, and ISO speed–and a large main switch and easy-set mode dial offer simple right-handed operation that takes users quickly from startup to shooting. The camera also includes an Easy Print button which, when connected to one of Canon’s Direct Print-enabled photo printers or other PictBridge-compatible printers, allows users to easily print out high-quality photos without a PC.

The EOS Kiss Digital N employs a new compact battery, a smaller chassis, core components that are optimized to the sensor size, and consolidated circuit boards for fewer overall parts. As a result, the Kiss Digital N realizes the smallest and lightest body in the EOS digital SLR camera series, measuring just 126.5 (w) x 94.2 (h) x 64.0 mm (d) and weighing a mere 485 grams, distinguishing the model as the world’s lightest digital SLR camera*2. Even when fitted with the new Canon EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II USM zoom lens and the compact, lightweight battery pack NB-2LH, the EOS Kiss Digital N realizes an outstandingly portable system that weighs just 715 grams.

The new EOS camera offers users a choice of stylish body colors*3 –Titanium Silver and Satin Black–and can be used with a range of EOS camera accessories, including Speedlite and Macrolite flashes. A dedicated battery grip, the Battery Grip BG-E3, is also available for the model to allow long periods of continuous shooting using up to two NB-2LH batteries or AA batteries.

*1 According to a Canon survey, as of January 31, 2005.
*2 As of February 14, 2005.
*3 When you select the name of body color, the above photograph is changed its color.

Type Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera with built-in flash
Recording media CF card (Type I or II)* Compatible with Microdrive and 2GB and larger CF cards
Image size 22.2 x 14.8mm
Compatible lenses Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses)
(35mm-equivalent focal length is equal to approx.1.6 times the marked focal length)
Lens mount Canon EF mount
Image Element
Type High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor
Pixels Effective pixels: Approx. 8.00 megapixels
Total pixels: Approx. 8.20 megapixels
Aspect ratio 3:2
Color filter system RGB primary color filter
Low-pass filter Located in front of the imaging element,
Recording System
Recording format Design rule for Camera File System 2.0
Image format JPEG and RAW (12-bit)
simultaneous recording
File size Large/Fine Approx. 3.3 MB (3456 x 2304 pixels)
Large/Normal Approx. 1.7 MB (3456 x 2304 pixels)
Medium/Fine Approx. 2.0 MB (2496 x 1664 pixels)
Medium/Normal Approx. 1.0 MB (2496 x 1664 pixels)
Small/Fine Approx. 1.2 MB (1728 x 1152 pixels)
Small/Normal Approx. 0.6 MB (1728 x 1152 pixels)
RAW Approx. 8.3 MB (3456 x 2304 pixels)

* Exact file sizes depend on the subject, ISO speed, processing parameters, etc.

File numbering Consecutive numbering or auto reset
Color space sRGB or Adobe RGB
Processing parameters Parameter 1 and 2, set 1 to 3 (three custom parameter sets), B/W
Interface USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (Print/PTP, PC connection selectable)
Video output (NTSC/PAL)
White Balance
Type Auto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten light, white fluorescent light, flash, custom
Auto white balance Auto white balance with the imaging sensor
Color temperature correction White balance correction: ±9 stops in full-stop increments
White balance bracketing: ±3 stops in full-stop increments

* Blue/amber bias or magenta/green bias possible

Color temperature information transmission Provided
Type Eye-level pentamirror
Coverage Vertical/Horizontal 95%
Magnification 0.8x (-1 diopter with 50mm lens at infinity)
Eyepoint 21 mm
Dioptric adjustment -3.0 – +1.0 diopter
Focusing screen Fixed, precision matte
Mirror Quick-return half mirror (Transmission:reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4 or shorter lenses)
Information AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light), exposure information (shutter speed, aperture value, AE lock, exposure level, AEB in progress, exposure warning), flash information (flash ready, red-eye reduction enabled, red-eye reduction lamp on, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation), maximum burst, CF card information
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 points
Metering range EV 0.5-18 (at ISO 100 at 20°C/68°F)
Focusing modes One-Shot AF, AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing (MF)
AF point selection Auto or manual
Selected AF point indicator Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD panel
AF assist beam Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash
Effective range: Approx. 4.0m(13.1ft.) at center, approx. 3.5m(11.5ft.) at periphery
Exposure Control
Metering modes 35-zone TTL full aperture metering
• Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point)
• Partial metering (approx. 9% of viewfinder at center)
• Center-weighted average metering
Metering range EV 1-20 (at 20°C/68°F with 50mm f/1.4 lens at ISO 100)
Exposure control 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, E-TTL II autoflash
ISO speed range Basic Zone modes: Automatically set (ISO 100 – 400)
Equivalent to ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Exposure compensation Manual ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments (can be combined with AEB)
AEB ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
AE lock Auto Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
Manual By AE lock button in all metering modes
Type Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed 1/4000 to 30 sec. (1/3- and 1/2-stop increments), bulb, X-sync at 1/200 sec.
Shutter release Soft-touch electromagnetic release
Self-timer 10-sec.delay
Remote control Remote Switch RS-60E3
Remote Controller RC-5/RC-1
Built-in Flash
Type Retractable, auto pop-up flash
Flash metering E-TTL II autoflash
Guide No 13/43 (ISO 100, in meters/feet)
Recycling time Approx. 3 sec.
Flash-ready indicator Flash-ready icon lights in viewfinder
Flash coverage 17mm lens angle of view covered
FE lock Provided
Flash exposure compensation ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
External Speedlite
EOS-dedicated Speedlite E-TTL II autoflash with EX-series Speedlite
Zooming to match lens focal length Provided
Drive System
Drive modes Single, continuous, and self-timer/remote control
Continuous Max. 3 shots per sec.
Max. burst JPEG (Large/Fine): Approx. 14 shots
RAW: Approx. 5 shots, RAW+JPEG (Large/Fine): Approx. 4 shots

* With a Canon 512MB CF card.
* Varies depending on the subject, ISO speed, processing parameters, CF card, etc.

LCD Monitor
Type TFT color liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor size 1.8″
Dots Approx. 115,000 dots
Coverage 100% with respect to the effective pixels
Brightness adjustment Five levels provided (Gray level chart displayed during adjustment)
Interface languages 15
Image Playback
Display format Single image (with or without info), shooting information, 9-image index, magnified view (Approx. 1.5x – 10x), autoplay, image rotation, and jump (by 10/100 images or date)
Highlight warning In the shooting information mode, any overexposed highlight areas with no image information will blink.
Image Protection and Erase
Protect Single images can be erase-protected or not.
Erase One image or all images in the CF card can be erased (except protected images).
Direct Printing
Compatible printers CP Direct, Bubble Jet Direct, and PictBridge-compatible printers
Printable images JPEG images (DPOF printing possible)
Easy Print feature Provided
DPOF: Digital Print Order Format
DPOF Version 1.1 compatible
Custom Functions 9 Custom Functions with 24 settings
Power Source
Battery Battery Pack NB-2LH, quantity 1

* AC Adapter Kit ACK700 enables a household AC outlet to supply power.
* Battery Grip BG-E3 enables size-AA batteries to supply power.

Battery life Temperature Shooting Conditions
No Flash / 50% Flash Use
normal temp
Approx. 600 shots / Approx. 400 shots
low temp
Approx. 450 shots / Approx. 350 shots

* The above figures apply when a fully-charged Battery Pack NB-2LH is used.
* The figures above are based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards.

Battery check Automatic
Power saving Provided. Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, or 30 min.
Date/Time battery CR2016 lithium battery, quantity 1
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D) 126.5 x 94.2 x 64 mm ( 5.0 x 3.7 x 2.5 in. )
Weight (body only) 485 g ( 17.1 oz. )
Working Conditions
Working temperature range 0°C – 40°C (32°F-104°F)
Working humidity 85% or less