Interchangeable Lens Digital Cameras

Digital SLR Camera

EOS Kiss X3

EOS Rebel T1i

EOS 500D

  • Japan
  • Americas
  • Europe, Asia, Oceania
  • Outline
  • Specifications
  • Sample Image
Marketed April 2009
Original Price Open price

The EOS Kiss X3, the latest model in Canon’s EOS Kiss DIGITAL series, of which more than 10 million units have been produced, incorporates cutting-edge technology without compromising excellent cost performance. Featuring a newly developed 15.1-megapixel CMOS sensor (APS-C size) and Canon’s high-performance DIGIC 4 image processor, the EOS Kiss X3 realizes both outstanding resolution and rich color gradation.
The camera supports an extended range of ISO sensitivity* settings, from 100 to 3200, which can be expanded to ISO 6400 and 12800 for high-performance image capture even in low-light shooting settings.

The new Canon EOS Kiss X3 also records full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) video, marking a first for an EOS Kiss DIGITAL series model. Users can easily enjoy high definition video recording by simply turning the mode dial to the Movie setting.

Additionally, the new Canon digital SLR incorporates a range of features for improved usability.The 3.0-inch 920,000-dot Clear View LCD monitor features a multi-layer coating that reduces reflections while also protecting against scratches and dirt. The Kiss X3’s Live View shooting function incorporates Face Detection technology for more precise focusing performance while the Quick Control screen facilitates the smooth setting of various shooting functions and the Creative Full Auto setting enables users to easily capture the types of photographs they envision without the need to know various technical photography terms.

* Recommended exposure index

Type
Type Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera
Recording Medium SD memory card, SDHC memory card
Image Sensor Size 22.3mm x 14.9mm (APS-C size)
Compatible Lenses Canon EF lenses including EF-S lenses (35mm-equivalent focal length is approx. 1.6x 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. 15.10 megapixels
Total Pixels Total pixels: Approx. 15.50 megapixels
Aspect Ratio 3:2 (Horizontal: Vertical)
Color Filter System RGB primary color filters
Low-pass Filter Fixed position in front of the CMOS sensor
Dust deletion feature (1) Self Cleaning Sensor Unit
(2) Dust Delete Data appended to the captured image
(3) Manual cleaning of sensor
Recording System
Recording Format Design rule for Camera File System 2.0 and Exif 2.21
Image type Still: JPEG, RAW (14-bit, Canon original), RAW+JPEG
Video: MOV (Image data: H.264, Audio: Linear PCM)
File Size (1) Large/Fine: Approx. 5.0MB (4752 x 3168 pixels)
(2) Large/Normal: Approx. 2.5MB (4752 x 3168 pixels)
(3) Medium/Fine: Approx. 3.0MB (3456 x 2304 pixels)
(4) Medium/Normal: Approx. 1.6MB (3456 x 2304 pixels)
(5) Small/Fine: Approx. 1.7MB (2352 x 1568 pixels)
(6) Small/Normal: Approx. 0.9MB (2352 x 1568 pixels)
(7) RAW: Approx. 20.2MB (4752 x 3168 pixels)

Exact file sizes depend on the subject, ISO speed, Picture Style, etc.
File Numbering Consecutive numbering, auto reset, manual reset
RAW + JPEG Simultaneous Recording Provided (RAW, RAW+JPEG)
Color Space sRGB, Adobe RGB selectable
Picture Style Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1-3
Image Processing
Type Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, 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 Provided
Viewfinder
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
Autofocus
Type TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
AF Points 9 AF points (center AF point is cross-type)
Metering Range EV -0.5 – 18 (at 73°F/23°C, ISO 100)
Focusing Modes Auto, One-Shot AF, Predictive 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 Intermittent firing of built-in flash
Effective range: Approx. 4.0m/13.1 ft. at center, approx. 3.5m/11.5 ft. at periphery. When EOS-dedicated Speedlite attached, the Speedlite’s AF-assist beam is emitted instead.
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 73°F/23°C with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Exposure Control Program AE (Shiftable), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Depth-of-field AE, Full auto, Full auto, Programmed image control mode, Manual exposure, E-TTL II autoflash program AE
ISO Speed (Recommended Exposure Index) ISO 100-3200 (in 1-stop increments), H1: 6400 H2: 12800; Basic Zone modes: ISO 100-3200 set automatically
Exposure Compensation Manual: ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments (can be combined with AEB)
AE Lock Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved; Manual: By AE lock button
Shutter
Type Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically controlled
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 Number 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
Drive System
Drive Modes Single, continuous, self-timer (10 sec. or 2 sec. delay)/remote control
Continuous Shooting Speed Max. 3.4 shots/sec. (with One-Shot AF or AI Servo AF)
Maximum Burst JPEG (Large/Fine): Approx. 170, RAW: Approx. 9
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 Still photo shooting and video shooting
Focusing Autofocus (One-Shot AF): Live mode, Face Detection Live mode, Quick mode; Manual focus (5x or 10x manually)
Metering modes Real-time evaluative metering with image sensor
Metering Range EV 0-20 (at 73°F/23°C with EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Grid Display Provided (Two grid displays)
Exposure Simulation Provided
Silent Shooting Not provided
LCD Monitor
Type TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor size
3.0 in.
Dots Approx. 920,000 dots (VGA)
Coverage Approx. 100%
Viewing angle: 170°
Brightness adjustment
7 levels provided
Interface languages 25 (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukraine, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese)
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 One Battery Pack LP-E5
AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E5
With Battery Grip BG-E5, AA-size batteries can be used
Number of Shots Temperature Shooting Conditions
  No flash / 50% flash use
At 73° F/23° C approx. 500 / approx. 400
At 32° F/0° C approx. 490 / approx. 380
Live View shooting at 73°F/23°C approx. 180 / approx. 170
Live View shooting at 32°F/0°C approx. 180 / approx. 160
Battery life 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 Automatic
Power Saving Provided. Power turns off after 30 sec., 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 min.
Back-up 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) Approx. 5.1 x 3.8 x 2.4 in./128.8 x 97.5 x 61.9mm
Weight Approx. 16.9oz./480g (body only)
Operating Environment
Working Temperature Range 32-104°F/0-40°C
Working Humidity Range 85% or less
Sample Images1
6.89MB
This image was converted from a RAW image
into a JPEG image using Digital Photo Professional.