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EOS Kiss X2

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Marketed March 2008
Original Price Open price

The Canon EOS Kiss X2 is the latest model in the popular EOS Kiss Digital series, which has captured a broad share of the digital SLR market through its leading-edge technology and high cost-performance.

Combining a newly developed APS-C-size (22.2 x 14.8 mm) 12.2-million effective pixel CMOS sensor with Canon’s proprietary DIGIC III high-performance imaging processor, the EOS Kiss X2 delivers both superior imaging resolution and a rich tonal range, while realizing outstanding photographic performance across a wide ISO sensitivity range from 100 to 1600. The model’s performance is further improved by its enhanced overall responsiveness, surpassing previous models with a top-of-class continuous shooting speed of up to approximately 3.5 frames per second for as many as 53 consecutive shots* as well as a high-speed, high-precision 9-point AF with a center point sensitive to f/2.8.

The EOS Kiss X2 is the first EOS Kiss Digital-series model to incorporate Live View, enabling users to shoot while verifying image framing, focus, and exposure in real-time on the camera’s 3.0-inch widescreen LCD monitor. The monitor’s larger size and wide viewing angle also add to ease-of-use by providing optimal visibility and facilitating shooting using Live View. Users who prefer composing shots through the viewfinder will benefit from its 0.87x magnification ratio—the highest in its class—and improved brightness.

As an added convenience, because the EOS Kiss X2 records image data on SD memory cards, the format used by many compact digital cameras, users upgrading from a compact model can continue to use the memory cards they already own.

EOS KISS X2’s compact body, based on the Curvature Design approach, features fluid curved surfaces, creating a sense of familiarity and chic sophistication. Further adding to the camera’s mobility and convenience is its compact, lightweight body, which weighs in at a mere 475 grams, 35 grams lighter than previous models. Additionally, the EOS KISS X2’s newly developed LP-E5 lithium ion battery pack realizes a capacity 1.5 times that of conventional batteries, increasing the number of photos that can be shot before recharging.

Like its predecessor, the EOS KISS X2 incorporates Canon’s EOS Integrated Cleaning System. In addition to employing materials and a construction that help prevent the buildup of dust inside the camera, the system includes a Self Cleaning Sensor Unit that uses ultrasonic vibrations to shake off any dust that may accumulate on the low pass filter in front of the image sensor. The EOS KISS X2 is compatible with Canon’s EF lineup of over 60 lens models, including the EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS and EF-S55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS image stabilization-equipped lenses included in the lens kit packages.

* When using a Canon-standard 2GB memory card and shooting in JPEG large/fine mode

Type Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera with built-in flash
Recording Medium SD memory card, SDHC memory card
Image Format 22.2 mm 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 Sensor
Type High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor
Pixels Effective pixels: Approx. 12.20 megapixels
Total pixels: Approx. 12.40 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) Automatic sensor cleaning
(2) Manual cleaning of sensor
(3) Dust Delete Data appended to the captured image
Recording System
Recording Format Design rule for Camera File System 2.0
Image type JPEG, RAW (14-bit Canon original), RAW+JPEG
Simultaneous recording Provided
File Size (1) Large/Fine:Approx. 4.3 MB (4272 x 2848 pixels)
(2) Large/Normal:Approx. 2.2 MB (4272 x 2848 pixels)
(3)Medium/Fine:Approx. 2.5 MB (3088 x 2056 pixels)
(4)Medium/Normal:Approx. 1.3 MB (3088 x 2056 pixels)
(5) Small/Fine:Approx. 1.6 MB (2256 x 1504 pixels)
(6)Small/Normal:Approx. 0.8 MB (2256 x 1504 pixels)
(7) RAW:Approx. 15.3 MB (4272 x 2848 pixels)

* Exact file sizes depend on the subject, ISO speed, Picture Style, etc.

File Numbering (1) Continuous numbering (2) Auto reset (3) Manual reset (the image numbering is reset to 0001, a new folder is created automatically)
Image Processing
Color Space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Picture Styles Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1 – 3
White balance Auto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten, white fluorescent light, flash, custom
Color temperature compensation White balance correction: ±9 stops in full-stop increments
White balance bracketing:±3 stops in full-stop increments

* Blue/amber direction or magenta/green direction possible

Color temperature
information transmission
Noise reduction Noise reduction for long exposures
High ISO speed noise reduction
Automatic image
brightness correction
Auto Lighting Optimizer
Highlight tone priority Provided
Add original image
verification data
Provided (Verified by Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3)
Type Eye-level pentamirror
Coverage Vertical/Horizontal approx. 95%
Magnification Approx. 0.87x (-1 m–1 with 50mm lens at infinity)
Eyepoint Approx. 19 mm (from eyepiece lens center)
Built-in dioptric adjustment -3.0 – +1.0 m–1 (dpt)
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, ISO speed, exposure warning), flash information (flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation), monochrome shooting, white balance correction, maximum burst, SD memory 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 Automatic selection, manual selection
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. 4.0 m/13.1 ft. at center, approx. 3.5 m/11.5 ft. 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)
· Spot metering (approx. 4% 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 (Recommended Exposure Index) Basic Zone modes:ISO 100 – 800 set automatically
Creative Zone modes:ISO 100 – 1600 (in 1-stop increments), Auto
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: When focus achieved with evaluative metering and One-Shot AF
Manual : By AE lock button
Type Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speeds 1/4000 sec. to 1/60 sec., X-sync at 1/200 sec.
1/4000 sec. to 30 sec., bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode.)
Shutter Release Soft-touch electromagnetic release
Self-timer 10-sec. or 2-sec. delay or 10-sec. delay plus continuous shooting
Remote Control Remote Switch RS-60E3
Remote Controller RC-1/RC-5
Built-in Flash
Type Retractable, auto pop-up flash
Flash metering E-TTL II autoflash
Guide No. 13/43 (ISO 100, in meters/feet)
Recycle time Approx. 3 sec.
Flash-ready indicator Flash-ready icon lights in viewfinder
Flash coverage 17mm lens angle of view
Flash exposure compensation ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
FE lock Provided
External Speedlite
Compatible flash EX-series Speedlites
Flash metering E-TTL II autoflash
Flash exposure compensation ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
FE lock Provided
External flash settings Flash function settings, Flash C.Fn settings
Zooming to match lens focal length Provided
Drive System
Continuous shooting speed Max. approx. 3.5 shots/sec. (single shots possible)
Maximum burst JPEG (Large/Fine): Approx. 53
RAW:Approx. 6
RAW+JPEG (Large/Fine): Approx. 4

* Based on Canon’s testing standards with a 2GB SD memory card, ISO 100, and Standard Picture Style

* Varies depending on the subject,SD memory card brand, image-recording quality, etc.

Live View Functions
Shooting modes (1) Live View shooting
(2) Remote Live View shooting
(with a personal computer installed with EOS Utility)
Focusing Manual focus
Autofocus (Quick mode, Live mode)
Metering modes Evaluative metering with the image sensor
Metering range EV 0 – 20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Grid display Provided
Exposure display Simulated exposure displayed in real-time
LCD Monitor
Type TFT color liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor size
3.0 in.
Dots Approx. 230,000
Approx. 100%
Brightness adjustment
7 levels provided
Interface languages 20
Image Playback
Display format Single image, Single image + Image-recording quality, shooting information, histogram, 4- or 9-image index, magnified view (approx. 1.5x – 10x), rotated image, image jump (by 1/10/100 images, or shooting date)
Highlight alert Provided (Overexposed highlights blink)
Power Source
Battery Battery Pack LP-E5 (Quantity 1)

* AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E5
* With Battery Grip BG-E5, size-AA batteries can be used

Battery life At 73°F/23°C:No Flash/600 50% Flash Use/500
At 0°C / 32°F: No Flash/500 50% Flash Use/400

* The above figures apply with a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E5
* 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 backup battery Built-in secondary battery
Startup time Approx. 0.1 sec. (Based on CIPA testing standards)
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D) 128.8 x 97.5 x 61.9 mm / 5.1 x 3.8 x 2.4 in.
Weight Approx. 475 g / 16.8 oz. (body only)
Operating Environment
Operating Temperature Range 0°C – 40°C / 32°F – 104°F
Operating Humidity Range 85% or less

* All the specifications above are based on Canon’s testing standards.
* The camera’s specifications and exterior are subject to change without notice.
* If a problem occurs with a non-Canon lens attached to the camera, consult the respective lens maker.

Sample Images1
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