Interchangeable Lens Digital Cameras

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EOS Kiss Digital X

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Marketed September 2006
Original Price Open price

The EOS Kiss Digital X, the newest addition to Canon’s immensely popular EOS-series lineup of digital SLR cameras, combines high image quality, excellent responsiveness and user-friendly functionality to meet the needs of a wide range of users, including those wishing to upgrade from a compact digital camera as well as current SLR camera users. Featuring a proprietary APS-C-size (22.2 x 14.8 mm) 10.1-megapixel CMOS sensor that realizes low noise despite high ISO sensitivity, coupled with Canon’s exclusive DIGIC II high-speed imaging engine, the camera realizes exceptional image definition and resolution, as well as natural color reproduction.

Canon’s new EOS Kiss Digital X backs outstanding image quality with high responsiveness to ensure that no photo opportunity is missed. In addition to offering high-precision wide-area 9-point AF (auto focus) with a center AF point sensitive to f/2.8, the model achieves a continuous shooting speed of approximately 3.0 frames per second for up to 27 consecutive frames (JPEG L, Fine) in a sequence and realizes an ultra-fast startup of just 0.2 seconds. Moreover, the Kiss Digital X employs a new user-friendly interface that features a large 2.5-inch, high-resolution 230,000 dots LCD monitor with a wide viewing angle for high-performance and ease of use in a compact, lightweight body.

Type Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera with built-in flash
Recording media Type I or II CF card

* Compatible with Microdrive and 2 GB or larger CF cards

Image sensor size 22.2 x 14.8 mm
Compatible lenses Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses) (35mm-equivalent focal length is approx. 1.6 times the lens focal length)
Lens mount Canon EF mount
Image Element
Type High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor
Pixels Effective pixels: Approx. 10.10 megapixels
Total pixels: Approx. 10.50 megapixels
Aspect ratio 3:2
Color filter system RGB primary color filter
Low-pass filter Located in front of the image sensor, non-removable
Dust deletion feature (1) Sensor cleaning: Auto
(2) Sensor cleaning: Manual
(3) Dust delete data appended to image data
Recording System
Recording format Design rule for Camera File System 2.0
Image type JPEG, RAW (12bit)
simultaneous recording
File size (1) Large/Fine: Approx. 3.8 MB (3888 x 2592 pixels)
(2) Large/Normal: Approx. 2.0 MB (3888 x 2592 pixels)
(3) Medium/Fine: Approx. 2.3 MB (2816 x 1880 pixels)
(4) Medium/Normal: Approx. 1.2 MB (2816 x 1880 pixels)
(5) Small/Fine: Approx. 1.3 MB (1936 x 1288 pixels)
(6) Small/Normal: Approx. 0.7MB (1936 x 1288 pixels)
(7) RAW: Approx. 9.8 MB (3888 x 2592 pixels)

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

File numbering Consecutive numbering, auto reset, manual reset
Color space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Processing parameters Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1 – 3
Interface USB port (USB 2.0 Hi-Speed): For connection to a personal computer and direct printing Video OUT terminal (NTSC/PAL)
White Balance
Type Auto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten, white fluorescent light, flash, custom
Auto white balance Auto white balance with the image sensor
Color temperature compensation 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
Type Eye-level pentamirror
Coverage Vertical/Horizontal approx. 95%
Magnification Approx. 0.8x (-1 diopter with 50mm lens at infinity)
Eyepoint Approx. 20 mm
Built-in 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/4L IS USM or shorter lenses)
Viewfinder information AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light), exposure information (shutter speed, aperture, AE lock, exposure level, exposure warning), flash information (flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation), white balance correction, maximum burst, CF card information
Depth-of-field preview Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
Type TTL secondary image-registration, phase detection
AF points 9 AF points
Metering range EV -0.5 – 18 (at 23°C/73°F, ISO 100)
Focusing modes One-Shot AF, AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing (MF)
AF point selection Auto, manual
Selected AF point display Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD monitor
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 23°C/73°F with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, 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 Basic Zone modes: ISO 100 – 400 set automatically
Creative Zone modes: Equivalent to ISO 100 – 1600 (in 1-stop increments)
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 evaluativemetering 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
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
Continuous Max. 3 shots per sec.
Max. burst JPEG (Large/Fine): Approx. 27
RAW: Approx. 10
RAW+JPEG (Large/Fine): Approx. 8

*Based on Canon’s testing conditions with a 512MB CF card
*Varies depending on the subject, ISO speed, Picture Style, etc.

LCD Monitor
Type TFT color liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor size 2.5 in.
Dots Approx. 230,000 dots
Coverage Approx. 100%
Brightness adjustment 7 levels provided
Interface languages 15
Image Playback
Display format Single image, shooting information, 9-image index, magnified view (approx. 1.5x – 10x), autoplay, image rotation, and jump (by 10 or 100 images, by date)
Highlight warning In the shooting information mode, any overexposed highlight areas with no image information will blink
Histogram Brightness, RGB
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 PictBridge, CP Direct, and Bubble Jet Direct-compatible printers
Printable images JPEG images (DPOF printing possible)
Easy Print feature Provided
DPOF: Digital Print Order Format
DPOF Version 1.1 compatible
Direct Image Transfer
Compatible images JPEG and RAW images

* Images to be used for wallpaper on the personal computer screen must be JPEG images

Custom Functions 11 Custom Functions with 29 settings
Power Source
Battery Battery Pack NB-2LH, quantity 1

* AC power enabled with AC Adapter ACK-DC20
* With Battery Grip BG-E3, size-AA batteries can be used

Battery life Temperature Shooting Conditions
No Flash / 50% Flash Use
At 23°C / 73°F Approx. 500 shots / Approx. 360 shots
At 0°C / 32°F Approx. 370 shots / Approx. 280shots

*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 Auto
Power saving Provided
Power turns off after 30 sec., 1, 2, 4, 8, or 15 min.
Date/Time battery One CR2016 lithium battery
Startup time Approx. 0.2 sec.
Dimensions and Weight
(W x H x D)
126.5 x 94.2 x 65 mm / 5.0 x 3.7 x 2.6 in.
Weight Approx. 510 g / 18 oz. (body only)
Working Conditions
Working temperature range 0°C – 40°C /32°F-104°F
Working humidity 85% or less