Interchangeable Lens Digital Cameras

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EOS Kiss X5

EOS Rebel T3i

EOS 600D

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Marketed March 2011
Original Price Open price

The new Canon EOS Kiss X5 incorporates a Scene Intelligent Auto feature, which newly brings together five automatic functions-AE (Auto Exposure), AF (Auto Focus), AWB (Auto White Balance), ALO (Auto Lighting Optimizer), and the new Picture Style Auto. Using Canon’s Scene Detection Technology, Scene Intelligent Auto automatically analyzes such information as faces, color, brightness, movement, contrast and distance, and applies the optimal settings to deliver effortless shooting in various situations, including nature and outdoor settings, portraits, and evening conditions.

The new X5, the first EOS Kiss model to include a 3.0-inch 1.04-million dot Vari-Angle Clear View LCD monitor with a 3:2 aspect ratio, enables users to easily view the monitor while shooting at high or low angles. Building on the popularity of the EOS Movie feature offered in the previous model, the new Kiss camera offers further improvements in Full HD video recording capabilities. Allowing users to not only enjoy video capture, but also the viewing and sharing of movies, the X5 is the first in the EOS series to offer a Video Snapshot mode enabling the capture of movie clips 2, 4 or 8 seconds in length, which can be synced with background music during playback. Furthermore, a movie crop function, also a popular feature offered in the previous model, has been improved to deliver recording within a central area of the sensor at an equivalent of approximately 3x to 10x magnification.

The Canon Kiss X5 is equipped with an approximately 18.0-million effective pixel APS-C size (approx. 22.3 x 14.9 mm) CMOS sensor and Canon’s proprietary high-performance DIGIC 4 image processor to deliver high image quality with reduced noise. Additionally, the new camera offers a range of expression-enhancing features, including Basic + Function, which enables the adjustment of an image’s “atmosphere” by allowing users to apply such settings as “light and soft” or “sharp and vivid.”

Type Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera with built-in flash
Recording media SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Image sensor size Approx. 22.3 x 14.9 mm
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 CMOS sensor
Effective pixels: Approx. 18.0 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
Recorded pixels Large: Approx. 17.90 Megapixels (5,184 x 3,456)
Medium: Approx. 8.00 Megapixels (3,456 x 2,304)
Small: Approx. 4.50 Megapixels (2,592 x 1,728)
S2: Approx. 2.50 Megapixels (1,920 x 1,280)
S3: Approx. 0.35 Megapixels (720 x 480)
RAW: Approx. 17.90 Megapixels (5,184 x 3,456)
Picture Style Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined 1-3
White balance Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, White fluorescent light, Flash, Custom
Type Eye-level pentamirror
Coverage Vertical/Horizontal approx. 95%
Magnification Approx. 0.85x (-1 m-1 with 50 mm lens at infinity)
Eye Point Approx. 19 mm (from the eyepiece lens center at -1m-1)
Focusing screen Fixed
Mirror Quick-return type
Depth of field preview Provided
Type TTL secondary image-registration, phase detection
AF points 9 points
Metering Range EV -0.5 – 18 (at 23°C/73°F and ISO 100, based on Canon’s testing standards)
Focus modes One-Shot AF, AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing (MF)
Exposure Control
Metering modes TTL maximum aperture metering with 63-zone metering sensor
• Evaluative metering (linkable to all AF points)
• Partial metering (center, approx. 9% of viewfinder at center)
• Spot metering (center, approx. 4% of viewfinder at center)
• Center-weighted average metering
Metering range EV 1.0 – EV 20.0 (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, Manual exposure, Automatic depth-of-field, Scene Intelligent Auto, Flash Off, Creative Auto, Programmed Image Control modes, E-TTL II autoflash program AE
ISO speed
(Recommended exposure index)
Basic Zone modes:ISO 100-3200 set automatically
Creative Zone modes:ISO 100-6400 set manually (whole-stop increments),ISO 100-6400 set automatically, maximum ISO speed settable for ISO Auto, or ISO expansion to “H”(equivalent to ISO 12800)
AE lock Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
Manual: By AE lock button
Type Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically controlled
Shutter speeds 1/4000 to 1/60 sec., X-sync at 1/200 sec.
1/4000 to 30 sec., Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode.)
Built in Flash
Type Retractable auto pop-up flash
External Flash
Flash metering E-TTL II autoflash
Flash exposure compensation ±2 stops in 1/3-stop or 1/2-stop increments
FE lock Provided
Drive System
Drive modes Single, Continuous, 10-sec. self-timer/Remote control, 2-sec. self-timer, Continuous shooting after 10-sec. self-timer
Continuous shooting speed Max. approx. 3.7 shot/sec.
Maximum burst JPEG (Large/Fine): approx. 34
RAW: approx. 6
RAW+JPEG (Large/Fine): approx. 3
LCD Monitor
Type TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor size and dots 3.0 in. (Screen aspect ratio of 3:2) with approx. 1,040,000 dots
Angle adjustment Possible
Battery Battery Pack LP-E8 x 1

* With the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8, AC power is possible.
* With BG-E8, two battery packs (LP-E8) can be used. Or six size-AA/LR6 batteries can be used.

Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 5.2 x 3.9 x 3.1 in./133.1 x 99.5 x 79.7 mm
Weight Approx. 18.2 oz. / 515 g (body only)
Operation Environment
Working temperature range 32-104°F/0-40°C
Working humidity 85% or less