Canon EOS 10D

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Canon EOS 10D
Canon EOS 10D
Type Single-lens reflex
Sensor 22.7 mm x 15.1 mm CMOS
Maximum resolution 3,072 × 2,048 (6.3 megapixels)
Lens Interchangeable (EF)
Flash Auto pop-up E-TTL auto flash
Shutter Focal-plane shutter, all speeds electronically controlled
Shutter speed range 1/4,000 to 30 s, in 1/2 and 1/3 EV steps, bulb
ASA/ISO range 100–1600, 3200 in extended mode
Exposure metering TTL full aperture, evaluative, partial, center-weighted
Exposure modes Full auto, programmed, shutter-priority, aperture priority, Full manual
Metering modes Evaluative 35 zone, Partial, C/Wgt Average
Focus areas 7 autofocus points, 1 center cross type
Focus modes One-shot, AI Servo, AI Focus, Manual
Continuous shooting 3.0 frame/s., up to 9 frames
Viewfinder Optical with 95% coverage
Flash bracketing none
Focus bracketing none
Custom WB 7 presets, Auto and custom, 2800-10000 kelvins in 100 K steps
WB bracketing +/-3 levels
Rear LCD monitor 1.8 in (46 mm), 118,000 pixels
Storage CompactFlash(CF) (Type I or Type II), Microdrive compatible / max 8GB
Battery Li-Ion BP-511/512 rechargeable battery
Optional battery packs BP-511A, BG-ED3
Dimensions 149.7 x 107.5 x 75.0 mm
Weight 790 g (body only)
Made in Japan

The Canon EOS 10D is a discontinued 6.3-megapixel semi-professional digital SLR camera, initially announced on 27 February 2003.[1] It replaced the EOS D60, which is also a 6.3-megapixel digital SLR camera. It was succeeded by the EOS 20D in August 2004.[2]

Despite having an APS-C sensor, the 10D was introduced before EF-S lenses became available and was incompatible with them.[3] The 10D was only able to mount EF lenses. All successive Canon Digital SLR cameras with APS-C sensors can mount EF-S lenses.

The 10D captured RAW images in the Canon CRW file format, which is no longer used by Canon, although modern versions of Canon's Digital Photo Professional will read it.

Compared to the D60[edit]

The 10D had the same 6.3-megapixel resolution as the D60, with an expanded ISO range. It also retained compatibility with the BG-ED3 battery grip, which had been introduced with the Canon EOS D30 and continued with the D60. There were however numerous changes:

  • 7-point AF system—up from EOS D60's 3-point AF system—that is more sensitive and covers a wider area
  • Magnesium alloy body
  • New button layout on top and back of camera
  • FAT32 support for CompactFlash cards larger than 2 GB in capacity
  • A new DIGIC image processor
  • Extended ISO film speed range of ISO 100 to ISO 1600, with ISO 3200 available upon activation of a custom function
  • Orientation sensor that automatically tags the orientation of the image during capture and subsequently rotates the image to the correct orientation during playback
  • Playback magnification up to 10x
  • 8 new languages in the Menu system
  • Flash strobes instead of a dedicated AF assist lamp

Firmware update[edit]

A 10D with the optional BG-ED3 battery grip.

The current firmware update is 2.01 (as of 2011-03-17). It is necessary to update to the firmware to enable PICTBRIDGE support on the Canon EOS 10D. PICTBRIDGE allows the printing of images from a camera directly to a printer, without using a personal computer as an intermediary device.


  1. ^ "CANON INTRODUCES THE EOS 10D DIGITAL SLR CAMERA:..." (Press release). Canon. 27 February 2003. Archived from the original on 30 October 2009. Retrieved 26 November 2009. 
  2. ^ "CANON'S NEW 8.2-MEGAPIXEL EOS 20D DIGITAL SLR..." (Press release). Canon. 19 August 2004. Archived from the original on 17 September 2009. 
  3. ^ Tomkins, Michael (20 August 2003). "Canon announces new lenses, EF-S mount". Retrieved 26 November 2009. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Canon EOS 10D at Wikimedia Commons