Canon EOS 300D
The Canon EOS 300D, manufactured by Canon, was marketed in North America as the EOS Digital Rebel, in Japan as the EOS Kiss Digital, and was also sold as the DS6041. It is a 6.3-megapixel entry-level digital single-lens reflex camera. It was initially announced on 20 August 2003 at a price point of $899 without lens, $999 with the "kit" lens. It is part of the Canon EOS line of cameras. This was a significant milestone in digital cameras, as it was the first digital SLR offered under $1000.
|Lens||Interchangeable (EF-S, EF)|
|Sensor||22.7 mm (0.89 in) ; 15.1 mm (0.59 in) CMOS|
|Maximum resolution||3,072 × 2,048 (6.3 megapixels)|
|ASA/ISO range||ISO 100–1600|
|Storage||CompactFlash(CF) (Type I, Type II and Type III) / max 8GB|
|Focus modes||One-shot, AI Servo, AI Focus, Manual|
|Focus areas||7 autofocus points|
|Exposure modes||Full auto, programmed, shutter-priority, aperture priority, manual|
|Exposure metering||TTL, evaluative 35-zone, partial, center-weighted|
|Metering modes||Evaluative, Partial, C/Wgt Average|
|Flash||Auto pop-up E-TTL auto flash|
|Shutter||Focal-plane shutter, all speeds electronically controlled|
|Shutter speed range||1/4000 to 30 sec., bulb|
|Continuous shooting||2.5 frame/s, up to 4 frames|
|Viewfinder||Optical, pentamirror, 95% frame coverage, 0.88x magn.|
|Custom WB||6 presets, Auto and custom|
|WB bracketing||±3 levels|
|Rear LCD monitor||1.8 in (46 mm), 118,000 pixels|
|Battery||Li-Ion BP-511/512 rechargeable|
|Optional battery packs||BG-E1|
|Dimensions||142 x 99 x 72.4 mm|
|Weight||560 g (body only)|
649 g (include battery and CF)
The 300D is often compared to the prosumer Canon EOS 10D, which features virtually the same CMOS image sensor and image processing chip. Several 10D features can be unlocked and used in the 300D by using non-official firmware.
The 300D polycarbonate bodies were originally available in North America in silver color only, whereas the Japanese version was also available in black. Later, black versions of the 300D were also released in the US and Europe.
The 300D was the first camera to use the Canon EF-S lens mount. It also takes the EF lens mount lenses. Canon introduced the EF-S 18-55mm as the kit lens alongside the 300D. It was available in a USM version in Japan and as a non-USM version elsewhere. Very late production black 300D cameras were available with the USM version in Europe.
- At the time of the camera's announcement, €1000 was roughly equal to £700, or US$1100. "Euro Rate Table, 20 August 2003". XE.com. Retrieved 26 February 2012.
- de Castella, Tom (12 January 2012). "Five ways the digital camera changed us". BBC News Magazine. Retrieved 26 February 2012.
- "Modified firmware for Canon EOS 300D/Digital Rebel". Retrieved 26 January 2013.