(-3.0 to + 1.0) is built into the eyepiece. You
won't care about this if you have 20/20 vision, but a
sharp viewfinder for the rest of us makes for better
Functions let you customize controls and/or
features in 61 possible combinations. For example, you
may move AF activation to the AE/FE Lock button or
disable the AF assist light.
Depth of Field
Preview is available via a small button on the
front of the camera. This button also doubles as a
modeling light when used with the 420EX or 550EX flash
in wireless mode.
is enabled by setting a custom function. Locking up
the mirror helps avoid vibration during high
magnification photography or slow shutter speeds. It's
a pain to set a CF when you need this feature, not to
mention disabling it afterwards.
6.5 Megapixel CMOS
Sensor (6.3MP effective). The 10D produces 3072 x
2048 pixel images (smaller sizes available). Raw, JPEG
and Raw with embedded JPEG are the available file
1.8 Inch LCD.
TFT color LCD with 118,000 pixels and 5 levels of
brightness. While not a wonder screen, I found it
clear under most conditions except sunlight.
Brightness and contrast varies according to viewing
angle. It sure is tiny!
1.6x Cropping or
Magnification Factor. The CMOS sensor is 22.7 x
15.1 mm, about 40% smaller than 35 mm film (36 x 24
mm), resulting in a cropping factor of 1.6x. For
example, a 100 mm lenses has the equivalent coverage
of a 160 mm lens in 35 mm format. This cropping factor
is great for telephoto shooters but bad news for wide
The metal body shell gives the EOS 10D heft and an
extremely solid feel. In the hand, it feels more like
an EOS 1V than an Elan 7. The metal makes it cool to
Interface. The direct USB 1.1 connection to a
computer is painfully S-L -O -W. Too bad it doesn't
have Firewire. Surely it wouldn't have cost much more.
You'll want to use a Firewire compact flash card
reader to upload images to your computer.
North Shore Boys
EOS 10D & EF 24-85 3.5-4.5 USM P
File Viewer Utility,
ImageBrowser, PhotoStitch, RemoteCapture and Photoshop
Elements 2.0 are included in the software package.
These early versions of Canon's software
are slow, chunky and unstable. Once
go to Canon's website and update
to the latest software, e.g.
Digital Photo Professional.
The newest versions are greatly improved and stable under
Mac OS 10.6x (not sure about Windows). The
if you shoot RAW. Tip: to get the lastest software updates,
search under later models such as 50D or 7D.
BP-511 lithium ion battery, neck
across it, manuals, USB cable and video cable are in
the box too. A compact flash card is not included.
Thus, you'll need to purchase a couple 256MB or larger
compact flash cards.
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