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First specs of 300D


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.... there is nothing yet available on the US-Canon site, but on the German one. The new Canon 300D seems to be almost the same as the 10D. Just minor things are missing. The body for ex&le is not as sturdy as the one of the n10D and the 300D has no costum functions.

But apart of that, the 300D seems to have the same chip (6.3) etc.

Lets see what else we can find over the next 2 days..

The price is agressive with 1099 Euro in Europe (rougly the same in USD). Availablity in September. So after the aggressive announceent of Sony with the F828 for the same price incl. a Zeiss 28-200 lens, we might see a little war this autums and even stronger falling prices.



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sorry for the small picture...


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Here are the official specs from the japanese site:

Type I Image Sensor I Recording System I White Balance I Viewfinder I Autofocus I Exposure Control I Shutter I Built-in Flash
External Speedlite I Drive System I LCD Monitor I Playback I Image Protection and Erase I Direct Printing from the Camera I Menus I PictBridges
I Power Sources I Dimensions and Weight I Operating Environment I Battery Charger CB-5LI EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6

Type Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera with built-in flash

Recording medium Type I and II CF card

Image size 22.7 mm x 15.1 mm

Compatible lenses Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lens)
(35mm-equivalent focal length is equal to approx.1.6 times the marked focal length.)
Lens mount Canon EF mount

Image Sensor

Type High-sensitivity, high-resolution, single-plate CMOS sensor

Pixels Effective pixels: Approx. 6.30 megapixels (3088x2056)

Total pixels Approx. 6.50 megapixels (3152x2068)

Aspect ratio 3:2

Color filter system RGB primary color filter

Low-pass filter Located in front of the image sensor, non-removable

Recording System

Recording format JPEG supporting Design rule for Camera File system (except when Adobe RGB is set) and RAW

Image format JPEG and RAW (12-bit)

File size (1) Large/Fine: Approx. 3.1 MB (3072x2048 pixels)
(2) Large/Normal: Approx. 1.8 MB (3072x2048 pixels)
(3) Medium/Fine: Approx. 1.8 MB (2048x1360 pixels)
(4) Medium/Normal: Approx. 1.2 MB (2048x1360 pixels)
(5) Small/Fine: Approx. 1.4 MB (1536x1024 pixels)
(6) Small/Normal: Approx. 0.9 MB (1536x1024 pixels)
(7) RAW: Approx. 7 MB (3072x2048 pixels)

* Exact file sizes depend on the subject and ISO speed.

File numbering Consecutive numbering, auto reset

Processing parameters Parameters 1 and 2, Adobe RGB, and three sets of custom processing parameters (4 parameters with 5 available settings each) can be set .

Interface USB (Standard/PTP)
Video output (NTSC/PAL)

White Balance

Settings Auto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten bulb, White fluorescent light, flash, custom

Auto white balance Auto white balance with the image sensor

Color temperature compensation White balance bracketing: +/-3 stops in whole-stop increments


Type Pentamirror, eye-level

Coverage 95% vertically and horizontally with respect to the effective pixels

Magnification 0.8x (-1 diopter with 50mm lens at infinity)

Eye point 21 mm
Dioptric adjustment range -3.0 - +1.0 diopter
Focusing screen Fixed, all-matte screen

Mirror Quick-return half mirror
(Transmission:reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF 600mm f/4 or shorter lens)

Viewfinder information 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 l& on, high-speed sync, FE lock), shots remaining, CF card information

Depth-of-field preview Enabled with depth-of-field preview button


Type TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor
(TTL secondary image-registration, phase detection)

AF points 7

AF working range EV 0.5-18 (at 20°C/68°F, ISO 100)

Focusing modes One-Shot AF, AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing (MF)

AF point selection Automatic selection, manual selection

Active AF point indicator Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD panel

AF-assist beam Stroboscopic flash
Effective range: Approx. 4.0m/13.1ft. at center, approx. 3.5m/11.5ft. off-center

Exposure Control

Metering system TTL full aperture metering with 35-zone SPC
(1) Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 9% of viewfinder at center)
(3) Centerweighted average metering (Set automatically in manual exposure mode)

Metering range EV 1-20 (at 20°C/68°F with 50mm f/1.4 lens, ISO 100)

Exposure control systems 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, E-TTL autoflash

ISO speed Basic Zone modes: Automatic

Creative Zone modes Equivalent to ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600

Exposure compensation AEB: +/–2 stops in 1/3-stop increments

Manual +/-2 stops in 1/2- or 1/3-stop increments (can be combined with AEB)

AE lock Auto: Applied when focus is achieved in the One Shot AF mode with evaluative metering.
Manual:Applied with AE lock button


Type Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter

Shutter speeds 1/4000 - 30 sec. (1/3-stop increments), bulb, X-sync at 1/200 sec.

Shutter release Soft-touch electromagnetic release

Self-timer 10-sec. delay

Remote control Compatible with: Remote Switch RS-60E3
Remote Controller RC-5/RC-1

Built-in Flash

Type Auto pop-up E-TTL autoflash (retractable)

Guide No. 13 (ISO 100, meters), 43 (ISO 100, ft.)

Recycling time Approx. 3 sec.

Flash-ready indicator Flash-ready icon lights in viewfinder

Flash coverage 18mm lens angle covered

Flash metering system E-TTL autoflash (linked to all AF points)

External Speedlite

EOS-dedicated Speedlites E-TTL autoflash set with EX-series Speedlites

Drive System

Drive modes Single, continuous, Self-timer/Remote control

Continuous shooting speed Approx. 2.5 fps (at 1/250 sec. or faster speeds)

Max. burst during continuous shooting 4 shots

LCD Monitor

Type TFT color liquid-crystal monitor

Screen size 1.8 inches

Pixels Approx. 118,000

Image coverage Approx. 100% with respect to the effective pixels

Brightness control 5 levels


Image display format Single image, single image (Info), magnified view (Approx. 1.5x-10x), 9-image index, zoom in, autoplay, image rotation, and jump

Highlight alert In the single image and single image (Info) modes, any overexposed highlight areas with no image infomation will blink.

Image Protection and Erase

Protection Single images can be protected or cancelled.

Erase Single image or all images in the CF card can be erased (except protected images).

Direct Printing from the Camera

Compatible printers Canon card photo printers and Bubble Jet printers for direct printing from the camera

Printable images JPEG images

Settings Print quantity, style (image, paper, borders, date), and trimming


Compatible printers PictBridge-compatible printers

Printable images JPEG images

Settings Date, printing effects (image optimization), print quantity, trimming, paper size, paper type, and page layout


Menu categories Shooting menu, Playback menu Setup menu

LCD monitor language 12 languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese.)

Power Source

Battery One Battery Pack BP-511/BP-512
*AC power can be supplied via the DC coupler.

Battery life (Shots)

Temperature Shooting Conditions
. No Flash 50% Flash Use
At 20°C / 68°F 600 400
At 0°C / 32°F 450 350
*The above figures apply when a fully-charged Battery Pack BP-511/BP-512 is used.

Battery check Automatic

Power saving Provided. Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, or 30 min.

Date/time back-up battery One CR2016 lithium battery

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions (W x H x D) 142 x 99 x 72.9 mm / 5.6 x 3.9 x 2.9 in

Weight 560 g / 19.7 oz (body only)

Operating Environment

Operating temperature range 0 - 40°C / 32 - 104°F

Operating humidity range 85% or lower

Battery Charger CB-5L

Compatible batteries Battery Pack BP-511/BP-512

Battery mount 1

Power cord length Approx. 1.8 m / 5.9 ft.

Recharging time Approx. 90 min.

Rated input AC 100-240 V (50/60 Hz)

Rated output DC 8.4 V

Operating temperature range 0 - 40°C / 32 - 104°F

Operating humidity range 85% or lower

Dimensions (W x H x D) 91.0 x 32.3 x 67.0 mm / 3.6 x 1.3 x 2.6 in

Weight 105 g / 3.7 oz (excluding power cord)

EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6

Angle of view Diagonal extent: 74°20' - 27°50'
Horizontal extent: 64°30' - 23°20'
Vertical extent: 45°30' - 15°40'

Construction 11 elements in 9 groups

Minimum aperture f/22-36

Magnification and field of view 18mm: 0.1x (248 x 161 mm)
55mm: 0.28x (81 x 54 mm)

Min. focusing distance 0.28 m

Filter size 58mm

Hood EW-60C

Max. diameter x length 69 x 66.2 mm / 2.7 x 2.6 in

Weight 190 g / 6.7 oz

Case LP814

*All the specifications above are based on Canon’s testing standards.

*The camera’s specifications and physical appearance are subject to change without notice.

Type I Image Sensor I Recording System I White Balance I Viewfinder I Autofocus I Exposure Control I Shutter I Built-in Flash
External Speedlite I Drive System I LCD Monitor I Playback I Image Protection and Erase I Direct Printing from the Camera I Menus I PictBridges
I Power Sources I Dimensions and Weight I Operating Environment I Battery Charger CB-5LI EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6


Copyright © 2003 Canon Inc.


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>The downside seems to be that the camera,unlike the 10D is mainly silver=20 >.Why could they not have kept it all black ??


Anyone know what range of these new EF-S lenses will be offered? I assume these are smaller lighter digital-only lenses like those recently announced by Nikon. I did a web search but came up empty.


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>Nice site and write-up -> >
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> >This should answer most questions

---------------------------------------------------------- According to this review the lens supplied in one of the options CANNOT be used with other EOS cameras -how does that work if EOS lenses can be used WITH the 300D ??. Stuart


Hi Stuart,

The rear element of the new lens extends back through the lens mount, and relies upon the extra clearance given by the digital body's smaller mirror. Presumably they've implemented some kind of physical interlock to ensure that the EF-S lenses will only fit the appropriate bodies, or else they've done it electronically by making sure that the older cameras won't fire when an EF-S lens is mounted.

Either way, the goal will be to prevent people from putting the new lens on a full-frame camera and run the risk of knackering their mirrors (and possibly the rear element of the lens) when they fire the first shot.

Also, I see that they have produced a new set of extension tubes to accept the EF-S lenses, so that's another indication that the EF-S glass won't fit on a standard mount.

-= mike =-


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Sorry about the other reply, it is the first time I'm using this forum... Well, I will try again:

Here is the link to the Canon USA web site about the new digital Rebel:
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There is a manual available for download. The specs are a little better than the Rebel Ti (flash compensation, X-sync 1/200 s, maximum shuttle speed of 1/4000s).


Based on the facts and charts I decided to buy the dslr Rebel with the canon 18-55 lense. bought a 70-300 Quant. lense, and a couple of extra batteries from sterlinf tek for $12.. i am now playing with my new toy. Great color and fine resolution. They don't give you CF however nikon gave me an 8mb with my 5000. after 40 years of nikons from the F1 to the 5000.I have converted to canon. try it you'll love it.


I have used the 19-55 for over a week now, in a variety of shooting conditions. Results are sharp enough, but I did have some softness in an archive document reproduction shot I tried (which came out tack sharp on our other system, a Nikon D1 with a Tamron 28-200 XR lens). I do suspect that's more the result of a slow shutter speed/very small aperture series of shots that I took without triggering the camera via remote.

Vistek is supposed to ship out the rest of my Rebel order by Monday (I'm missing the accessory kit, AC power adaptor and the 55-200 zoom), so I'll be able to post a more detailed response later.

Great camera for the price, though; skin tones are bang on, very nice detail, and it took me the better part of 15 minutes to figure it out (versus the couple of days I spent on the D1 when I first got it).


On another note...

Anybody else experienced connectivity issues with their Rebel? I managed to get the USB connection working once on my Powerbook G4 running OS X, but now I can't get the Canon utilities to recognize the USB connection,

It's more or less of a pain, since I'm used to the "turn off camera, remove CF card, use CF reader" workflow, but I would have liked to use the off-camera control functions of the software.

Our local Canon tech support couldn't say much on the subject; the technician I spoke to told me "it's a brand new model, we haven't even seen it yet".

The pleasures of being an early adopter, I guess...


By the way, the new Sandisk Compact Flash Extreme cards work beautifully with the D300. I use a 256 mb CF Extreme, and my card writes and reads are extremely fast.


Depends on your needs. Some of the custom functions like being able to turn off AF assist lighting, setting flash sync, and enabling mirror lockup are important under certain shooting conditions. If you need the larger/faster burst capacity, then the price difference to get a 10D becomes a very small issue.

The D300 meets my needs quite nicely at this time (candids and scenics are quite easy to take with the Rebel). If I ended up getting more action photo ops, then I might seriously consider adding a 10D to my arsenal.