Side-by-side Comparison of Common Canon dSLR Cameras

Price
Announced
Jun 10, 2008
Aug 26, 2010
Jul 2, 2013
Sep 17, 2008
Oct 18, 2011
Body type
Compact SLR
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
Large SLR
Max Res
3888 x 2592
5184 x 3456
5472 x 3648
5616 x 3744
5184 x 3456
Other resolutions
2816 x 1880, 1936 x 1288
5184 x 2912, 4608 x 3456, 3456 x 3456, 3456 x 2304, 3456 x 1944, 3072 x 2304, 2592 x 1456, 2592 x 1728, 2304 x 1728, 2304 x 2304, 1920 x 1280, 1920 x 1080, 1728 x 1728, 1696 x 1280, 1280 x 1280, 720 x 480, 720 x 400, 640 x 480, 480 x 480
3468×2432, 2736×1824, 1920×1280, 720×480, 4864×3648, 3248×2432, 2432×1824, 1696×1280, 640×480,5472×3072, 3468×2048, 2736×1536, 1920×1080, 720×408, 3648×3648, 2432×2432, 1824×1824, 1280×1280, 480×480
4080 x 2720, 2784 x 1856, 5616 x 3744, 3861 x 2574, 2784 x 1856
4608 x 3072, 3456 x 2304, 2592 x 1728
Image ratio
3:2
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
3:2
3:2
Effective pixels
10 megapixels
18 megapixels
20 megapixels
21 megapixels
18 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors
11 megapixels
19 megapixels
21 megapixels
22 megapixels
19 megapixels
Sensor Size
APS-C (22.2 x 14.8 mm)
APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
APS-C (22.5 x 15 mm)
Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Sensor Type
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Processor
Digic 4
Digic 5+
Digic 4
Dual Digic 5+
Color Space
sRGB, Adobe RGB
ISO
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, (12800 with boost)
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 (25600 with boost)
Auto, 100 – 6400 in 1/3 stops, plus 50, 12800, 25600 as option
100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, 51200 (50, 102400 and 204800 with boost)
White Balance Presets
6
6
6
6
6
Custom White Balance
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (1)
Yes (5)
Image Stabilization
No
No
No
No
No
Uncompressed Format
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
JPEG Quality Levels
Fine, Normal
Fine, Normal
Fine, Normal
Fine, Normal
Fine, Normal
File Format
  • JPEG: Fine, Normal.
  • RAW: RAW, M-RAW, S-RAW (14bit)

Autofocus

  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus Assist Lamp
Intermittent firing of built-in flash
Digital Zoom
No
No
No
No
Manual Focus
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Number of Focus Points
7
9
19
9
61
Lens Mount
Canon EF/EF-S
Canon EF/EF-S
Canon EF/EF-S
Canon EF
Canon EF
Focal Length Multiplier/ Crop Factor
1.6×
1.6×
1.6×
1×
1×
LCD
Fixed
Fully articulated
Fully articulated
Fixed
Fixed
Screen Size
2.5
3
3
3
3.2
Screen Dots
230,000
1,040,000
1,040,000
920,000
1,040,000
Touch Screen
No
No
Yes
No
No
Screen Type
N/A
Clear View TFT color LCD
Clear View II TFT color LCD
TFT liquid-crystal color LCD
Clear View II TFT LCD
Live View
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Viewfinder Type
Optical (pentamirror)
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Coverage
95%
96%
98%
98%
100%
Viewfinder Magnification
0.81×
0.95×
0.95×
0.71×
0.76×
Min Shutter Speed
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
Max Shutter Speed
1/4000 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
Aperture Priority
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Shutter Priority
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Manual Exposure Mode
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subject/ Scene Modes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Scene Modes
  • Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control
Built-in Flash
Yes (pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
No
No
Flash Range
13.00 m (ISO 100)
13.00 m
12.00 m
External Flash
Yes (hot-shoe, E-TTL II)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)
Yes (Built-in flash works as wireless commander)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)
Yes (Hot-shoe plus Sync connector)
Flash Modes
Auto, On, Red-eye reduction, Off
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
E-TTL II Auto Flash, Metered Manual
Flash X Sync Speed
1/250 sec
Drive Modes
  • Single, Continuous L, Continuous H, Self timer (2s+remote, 10s +remote), Silent single shooting, Silent continuous shooting
Continuous Drive
3.0 fps
5.3 fps
7.0 fps
3.9 fps
14.0 fps
Self-Timer
Yes (10 sec (2 sec with mirror lock-up))
Yes (2 or 10 sec, remote)
Yes (2 or 10 sec, remote)
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Yes (2 or 10 sec, remote)

Metering Modes

 N/A
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Average
  • Spot
Exposure Compensation
±2 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±2 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing
±3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±3 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±3 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
WB Bracketing
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
1920 x 1080 (20 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps), 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (59.94, 50 fps)
1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps), 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (59.94, 50 fps)
1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps, 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (60, 50 fps)
Video Format
H.264
H.264
H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone
Mono
Stereo
Mono
Mono
Speaker
Mono
Mono
Mono
None
Storage
SD/SDHC/MMC card
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
Compact Flash (Type I or II), UDMA, Microdrive
Compact Flash (Type I or II), UDMA compatible
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI
No
Yes (HDMI mini)
Yes (HDMI mini)
Yes (HDMI mini)
Yes (Mini)
Wireless
Eye-Fi Connected
Built-In
Optional
Notes
(Optional)
LC-5
Remote Control
Yes (E3 connector)
Yes (Optional)
Yes (RS-60E3 cable release, RC-6 wireless remote, or using smartphone over Wi-Fi)
Yes (N3 connector)
Yes (N3 connector)
Environmentally Sealed
No
Yes (Water and Dust resistant)
Yes (Water and Dust resistant)
Yes
Yes (Water and dust resistant)
Battery
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Type
Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E4N rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life
1100
920
850
Mass
502 g (1.11 lb / 17.71 oz)
755 g (1.66 lb / 26.63 oz)
755 g (1.66 lb / 26.63 oz)
850 g (1.87 lb / 29.98 oz)
Size
126 x 98 x 65 mm (4.96 x 3.86 x 2.56)
145 x 106 x 79 mm (5.71 x 4.17 x 3.11)
139 x 104 x 79 mm (5.47 x 4.11 x 3.09)
152 x 114 x 75 mm (5.98 x 4.49 x 2.95)
158 x 164 x 83 mm (6.22 x 6.46 x 3.27)
Orientation Sensor
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Timelapse Recording
Yes (by USB cable and PC)
Yes (by USB cable and PC)
Yes (by USB cable and PC)
Yes (by cable and PC)
Yes (by cable and PC)
GPS
None
Optional
None
Optional
Notes
GP-E1, GPE2
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