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]

The 10D is the last APS-C camera to only be able to mount EF lenses. The 10D was released before Canon made EF-S lenses available.[3] All successive Canon Digital SLR cameras with APS-C sensors can mount the EF-S lenses.

The 10D captured RAW images in the Canon CWS file format, which is no longer supported by Canon.

Changes compared to the D60[edit]

Although the sensor remained the same, the 10D incorporated many changes compared to its predecessor.

  • 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


  • Compatible with BG-ED3 battery grip.

Firmware update[edit]

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