Interchangeable Lens Digital Cameras

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EOS Kiss X4

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EOS 550D

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Marketed February 2010
Original Price Open price

The new EOS Kiss X4, successor to the popular EOS Kiss X3, combines a new APS-C size (22.3 x 14.9 mm) 18.0 million effective pixel CMOS sensor with Canon’s proprietary DIGIC 4 imaging processor to deliver both enhanced image performance and reduced noise. The model supports an extended ISO range from 100–6400, which can be expanded to ISO 12800, as well as an Auto ISO feature allowing users to select an ISO maximum setting during image capture for increased functionality.

The Canon EOS Kiss X4 enables the capture of high-image-quality and low-noise video, offering a selection of different recording sizes, frame rates and interchangeable lens combinations to realize rich movie capture across a range of shooting conditions. The camera records Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) movies at frame rates of 30, 25 and 24 frames per second (fps); HD (1,280 x 720 pixels) movies at frame rates of 60 and 50 fps; and standard definition (640 x 480 pixels) movies at frame rates of 60 and 50 fps. In addition, the EOS Kiss X4 facilitates manual control of exposure settings during video capture, allowing users to adjust the aperture, shutter speed and ISO sensitivity settings as well as offering a movie crop function that makes possible recording within a central 640 x 480 pixel area of the sensor at an equivalent of approximately 7x magnification.

The Canon EOS Kiss X4 features an enhanced Live View mode allowing users to easily frame and shoot subjects from the LCD monitor, which features approximately 100% viewing-field coverage. The Live View mode supports a variety of functions, including automatic and portrait modes, and an Auto Lighting Optimizer that delivers natural, balanced results in conditions prone to underexposure and low contrast. Additionally, Live View offers three AF (autofocus) modes: a Live Mode utilizing contrast-detection technology, Face Detection Mode utilizing contrast AF to recognize human faces, and Quick Mode which swiftly selects a focus point in the Live View image display.

The new Canon EOS Kiss X4 incorporates an enhanced 3.0-inch 1.04-million dot Clear View LCD monitor that displays full-screen images at a 3:2 aspect ratio and features a multi-layer coating that reduces reflections and protects against scratches and dirt. The Quick Control screen, easily accessible by pressing the Quick Control button, opens on the LCD monitor, allowing users to effortlessly change camera settings such as shutter speed, aperture, ISO setting, and exposure from a single screen.

The Canon EOS Kiss X4 features high-speed continuous shooting of up to approximately 3.7 frames per second for up to 34 large/fine JPEG images at a time when using a 4GB SDHC card*1, high-precision 9-point AF, and expanded exposure correction +/-5 steps. In addition, the model incorporates iFCL Metering with a 63-zone dual-layer metering system utilizing both auto focus*2 and color information to provide accurate exposure even in difficult lighting conditions.

*1 AF information available by configuring the AF point range to automatic setting
*2 Based on Canon test standards

Type Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera with built-in flash
Recording medium SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card
Image sensor size 22.3 mm x 14.9 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 CMOS sensor
Effective pixels Approx. 18.00 megapixels
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Dust delete feature Auto, Manual, Dust Delete Data appending
Recording System
Recording format Design rule for Camera File System 2.0
Image type JPEG, RAW (14-bit Canon original)
RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording possible
Recorded pixels Large : Approx. 17.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456)
Medium : Approx. 8.00 megapixels (3456 x 2304)
Small : Approx. 4.50 megapixels (2592 x 1728)
RAW : Approx. 17.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456)
Image Processing
Picture Style Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1 – 3
White balance Auto, Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, White fluorescent light, Flash), Custom White balance correction and white balance bracketing features provided

* Color temperature information transmission enabled

Noise reduction Applicable to long exposures and high ISO speed shots
Automatic image
brightness correction
Auto Lighting Optimizer
Highlight tone priority Provided
Lens peripheral
illumination correction
Type Eye-level pentamirror
Coverage Vertical/Horizontal approx. 95%
Magnification Approx. 0.87x (-1 m–1 with 50mm lens at infinity)
Eye point Approx. 19 mm (From eyepiece lens center at-1 m–1)
Built-in dioptric adjustment -3.0 – +1.0 m–1 (dpt)
Focusing screen Fixed, Precision Matte
Mirror Quick-return type
Depth-of-field preview Provided
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-assist beam Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash
Exposure Control
Metering modes 63-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, Creative Auto, Program), shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, depth-of-field AE, manual exposure
ISO speed (Recommended exposure Index) Basic Zone modes: ISO 100 – 3200 set automatically
Creative Zone modes: ISO 100 – 6400 (in whole-stop increments), ISO 100 – 6400 Auto, or ISO speed expanded to ISO 12800
Exposure compensation Manual and AEB (Settable in combination with manual exposure compensation)
Settable amount: ±5 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
Type Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
Shutter speeds 1/4000 sec. to 1/60 sec. (Full Auto mode), X-sync at 1/200 sec.
1/4000 sec. to 30 sec., bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode.)
Built-in flash Retractable, auto pop-up flash
Guide No.: 13/43 (ISO 100, in meters/feet)
Flash coverage: 17mm lens angle of view
Recycling time approx. 3 sec.
External flash EX-series Speedlite (Flash functions settable with the camera)
Flash metering E-TTL II autoflash
Flash exposure compensation ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
FE lock Provided
PC terminal None
Drive System
Drive mode Single shooting, continuous shooting, self-timer with 10-sec. or 2-sec. delay and 10-sec. delay with continuous shooting
Continuous shooting speed Max. approx. 3.7 shots/sec.
Max. burst JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. 34 shots
RAW: Approx. 6 shots
RAW+JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. 3 shots

* Figures are based on Canon’s testing standards (ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style) using a 4GB card.

Live View Shooting
Focusing Live mode, Face detection Live mode (Contrast detection)
Quick mode (Phase-difference detection)
Manual focusing (5x/10x magnification possible)
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 Two types
Movie Shooting
Type MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Variable (average) bit rate
Audio recording format
Linear PCM
Recording format MOV
Recording size
and frame rate
1920×1080 (Full HD) : 30p/25p/24p
1280×720 (HD) : 60p/50p
640×480 (SD) : 60p/50p
Crop 640×480 (SD) : 60p/50p

* 30p: 29.97 fps, 25p: 25.00 fps, 24p: 23.976 fps, 60p: 59.94 fps, 50p: 50.00 fps

File size 1920×1080 (30p/25p/24p) : Approx. 330 MB/min.
1280×720 (60p/50p) : Approx. 330 MB/min.
640×480 (60p/50p) : Approx. 165 MB/min.
Crop 640×480 (60p/50p) : Approx. 165 MB/min.
Focusing Same as focusing with Live View shooting
Metering modes Center-weighted average and evaluative metering with the image sensor

* Automatically set by the focusing mode

Metering range EV 0 – 20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Exposure control Program AE (exposure compensation possible) for movies and manual exposure
ISO speed With auto-exposure shooting:
Automatically set within ISO 100 – 6400
With manual exposure:
Manually settable within ISO 100 – 6400 (in whole-stop increments), ISO auto
Sound recording Built-in monaural microphone
External stereo microphone terminal provided
Grid display Two types
LCD Monitor
Type TFT color liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor size and dots 3.0-in. with approx. 1.04 million dots
Coverage Approx. 100%
Brightness adjustment Manual (7 levels)
Image Playback
Image display formats Single image, Single image + Info (Basic info, detailed info, histogram), 4-image index, 9-image index, image rotate possible
Zoom magnification Approx. 1.5x – 10x
Image browsing methods Single image, jump by 10 or 100 images, by shooting date, by movie, by stills
Highlight alert Overexposed highlights blink
Movie playback Enabled (LCD monitor, video/audio OUT, HDMI OUT)
Built-in speaker
Direct Printing
Compatible printers PictBridge-compatible printers
Printable images JPEG and RAW images
Print ordering DPOF Version 1.1 compatible
Custom Functions
Custom Functions 12
My Menu registration Provided
Copyright information Entry and inclusion possible
Audio/video OUT/
Digital terminal
Analog video (Compatible with NTSC/PAL)/stereo audio output
For personal computer communication and direct printing (Hi-Speed USB equivalent)
HDMI mini OUT terminal Type C (Auto switching of resolution), CEC-compatible
External microphone
IN terminal
3.5mm dia. stereo mini-jack
Remote control terminal For Remote Switch RS-60E3
Wireless remote control Remote Controller RC-6
Power Source
Battery Battery Pack LP-E8 (Quantity 1)

* AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8
* With Battery Grip BG-E8 attached, size-AA/LR6 batteries can be used

Battery life
(Based on CIPA
testing standards)
With Live View shooting:
Approx. 180 shots at 23°C/73°F, approx. 150 shots at 0°C/32°F
With viewfinder shooting:
Approx. 440 shots at 23°C/73°F, approx. 400 shots at 0°C/32°F
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D) 128.8 x 97.5 x 75.3 mm / 5.1 x 3.8 x 3.0 in.
Weight Approx. 530 g / 18.7 oz. (CIPA testing standards)
Approx. 475 g / 16.8 oz. (body only)
Operating Environment
Working Temperature range 0°C – 40°C / 32°F – 104°F
Working humidity 85% or less