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Canon EOS 300D Digital Rebel

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Page 1A:Comparison with the EOS 10D and EOS-D60

Review First Posted: 09/04/2003

Comparison with the EOS 10D and EOS-D60
Many of our readers will be familiar with Canon's earlier 10D and D60 SLRs, both hugely popular models throughout 2002 and 2003. The table below highlights similarities and differences between the EOS 300D and the EOS 10D and EOS-D60 cameras. Areas in which the 300D's specs constitute an improvement over the previous models are highlighted. (Thanks to the Canon USA Technical Info Department and Chuck Westfall for helping us assemble this information.):

 

Canon Digital Rebel vs. EOS 10D and EOS-D60

Item
Digital Rebel
EOS 10D
EOS D60
Imaging
System
Imaging Element/Effective Pixels CMOS/6.30 Megapixels
Effective Sensor Size 15.1 x 22.7mm
35mm Focal Length Equivalent Approx. 1.6x
Image Processor
SLR-DIGIC
Pre-DIGIC
Viewfinder Type Eye-level pentamirror Eye-level pentaprism
Coverage 95% horizontally and vertically
Magnification (-1 diopter with 50mm lens at infinity) 0.8x 0.88x
Eyepoint 21mm 20mm
Dioptric Adjustment Range -3.0 to +1.0 diopter
Focusing Screen Fixed, all-matte screen Fixed, new laser matte screen
Viewfinder
Info Display
AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light), exposure information (shutter speed, aperture value, manual exposure, AE lock, exposure level), flash information (flash ready, red-eye reduction lamp on, high-speed sync, FE lock), shots remaining, CF card information AF (AF points, focus confirmation light), exposure (shutter speed, aperture value, manual exposure, AE lock, exposure compensation amount, AEB level, partial metering area), flash (flash ready, red-eye reduction lamp on, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation amount), warnings (exposure warning, improper FE lock warning, CF card full warning, CF card error warning, no CF card warning, busy), maximum burst for continuous shooting, shots remaining AF (AF points, focus confirmation light), exposure (shutter speed, aperture value, manual exposure, AE lock, exposure level, exposure compensation amount, AEB level, partial metering area), flash (flash ready, red-eye reduction lamp on, high speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation amount, flash exposure compensation icon), warnings (exposure warning, improper FE lock warning, CF card full warning, CF card error warning, no CF card warning, busy), maximum burst for continuous shooting, shots remaining
Depth of Field Preview Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
Recording
System
Recording Media/Quantity/Slot Type CF card/1 slot/Type I or II
Compatible File Formats
FAT 16/32
FAT 16
Recording Formats RAW (CRW), JPEG
Maximum Resolution 3,072 x 2,048
Reduced Resolutions (JPEG only) 2,048 x 1,360; 1,356 x 1,024
RAW + JPEG Recording
Yes/Middle Fine JPEG only
Yes/Selectable JPEG resolution/compression
Yes/Middle Fine JPEG only
Color Space &
White Balance
User-Selectable Color Space
Yes
sRGB + Adobe RGB
No
sRGB only
Processing Parameters
(Contrast, Sharpness, Saturation, Color Tone)/# of Increments
Yes/5
(Same as 10D, but new is default sets: one mimics 10D settings and one boosts contrast, saturation, and sharpening for snappier prints. This is the factory default setting)
Yes/5
Yes/3
Preset WB settings
6 (Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash)
5 (Daylight, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash
Manual Color Temperature Setting Range None 2,800 ~ 10,000K
in 100K increments
None
WB Bracketing Range (JPEG only) ±3 steps in 1-step increments
5 mireds per step
None
Autofocus
System
Type TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor
(TTL secondary image registration, phase detection)
TTL-CT-SIR with a Multi-BASIS
(TTL secondary image registration AF)
# of Focusing Points (Focusing Point Type) / Superimposed Display 7 points (1 cross-type, 2 horizontal-type, 4 vertical-type) / Yes 3 points (1 cross-type, 2 vertical-type) / Yes
AF Working Range EV 0.5 ~ 18
AF-assist Beam Yes, stroboscopic flash (Range: Approx. 4.0m / 13.1ft. at center, approx. 3.5m/11.5ft. off-center) Yes, emitted automatically by a lamp (Range: Approx. 3.8m / 12.5ft. at center)
One Shot AF Speed  ~ Same as 10D Faster Fast
Predictive AF Minimum Tracking Distance
at 50kph / 30mph with EF 300/2.8L IS USM
 ~ Same as 10D 8m/26.4 ft. 12m/39 ft.
AF Point Registration / Assist Button Yes No
One-shot AF Enabled in Portrait, Landscape, Close-up (Macro), Night Portrait, and A-DEP modes. Enabled in Portrait, Landscape, Close-up (Macro), Night Portrait, and A-DEP modes.
Se
lectable in Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority and Manual modes.
AI Servo AF Enabled in Sports mode only. Enabled in Sports mode.
Selectable in Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority and Manual modes.
AI Focus AF Enabled in Full Auto, Flash Off, Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, and Manual modes. Enabled in Full Auto and Flash Off modes.
Selectable in Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, and Manual modes.
Enabled in Full Auto mode only.
Exposure
Control
Shooting Modes 12 - 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, ETTL autoflash 11 - Program AE (Full Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Program), shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, depth-of-field AE, manual exposure, ETTL autoflash
Metering Zones 35
Metering Modes Evaluative (linked to any AF point), center weighted average (set automatically in manual mode), 9% partial Evaluative (linked to any AF point), center weighted, 9% partial Evaluative (linked to all AF points), center weighted, 9.5% partial
Metering System Working Range EV 1 ~ 20 EV 2 ~ 20
ISO Range / Extended 100 ~ 1600 / -- 100 ~ 1600 / 3200 100 ~ 1000 / --
Exposure Compensation +/- 2EV in 1/3EV increments (can be combined with AEB) +/- 2EV in 1/2 or 1/3EV increments (can be combined with AEB)
Automatic Exposure Bracketing +/- 2EV in 1/3EV increments +/- 2EV in 1/2 or 1/3EV increments
Shutter Speeds,
Framing Rate
Shutter Type Mechanical, all speeds electronically controlled
Shutter Speed Range/Maximum X-Sync Speed 1/4000 ~ 30 sec. (1/3EV increments) and bulb / X-Sync at 1/200 sec. 1/4000 ~ 30 sec. (1/2 or 1/3EV increments) and bulb / X-Sync at 1/200 sec.
Maximum Frames Per Second/Burst Rate 2.5 fps / 4 frames 3 fps / 9 frames 3 fps / 8 frames
Flash Built-in Flash / Guide Number at ISO 100. Yes (13 meters / 43 feet) Yes (13 meters / 43 feet) Yes (12 meters / 39 feet)
Flash Exposure Compensation No +/- 2EV in 1/2 or 1/3EV increments
PC Sync Terminal No Yes
Playback
System
LCD Size / Pixel Count 1.8 in. LCD / 118,000 pixels1.8 in. LCD / 118,000 pixels 1.8 in. LCD / 114,000 pixels
Enlarged Playback / Scroll 1.5~10x in 15 steps / Yes 3x / No (9 segments)
LCD Monitor Brightness Adjustment Range 5 steps 2 steps
Automatic Rotation for Vertical Shots Yes No
Other Features USB Connection Yes, PTP-compliant Yes, not PTP-compliant
Direct Printing (Select Canon Photo Printers, other PictBridge-compliant models) Yes No
Menu Languages 12 (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese.) 4 (English, French, German, and Japanese)
Camera Default Reset Yes No
Custom Functions (Quantity / Settings) No Yes (17 / 61) Yes (14 / 38)
Remote Control Terminal Compatible with Remote Switch RS-60E3, Remote Controller RC-5 / RC-1 N3-type remote control Compatible with Remote Switch RS-80N3
LCD Panel Illumination Yes (dedicated button) Yes
Body Structure Body Cover/Chassis Largely Plastic Magnesium Alloy/Stainless Steel Plastic/Stainless Steel
Power System Battery Compatibility Main: BP-511 / BP-512
Backup: CR2016
Main: BP-511 / BP-512
Backup: CR2025
BP-511
Backup: CR2025
Rated Shooting Capacity at 20C/68F 100% AE: 600
50% Flash: 400
100% AE: 650
50% Flash: 500
100% AE: 620
50% Flash: 490
Dimensions & Weight Dimensions (WxHxD,mm) 142 x 99 x 72.9 149.7 x 107.5 x 75 149.5 x 106.5 x 75
Weight 560g/19.7 oz. (body only) 653g/23.0 oz (with battery & card) 790g/27.9 oz. (body only) 780g/27.5 oz. (body only)
Operational
Environment
Operating Temperature Range 0 ~ 40C / 32 ~ 104F 0~40C/32~104F 0~40C/32~104F
Operating Humidity Range 85%
Lens Compatibility Lens Mount / Compatibility EF / All EOS lenses, plus Digital Rebel specific EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens EF / All EOS lenses


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