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What is the crop factor of the Canon 10D?

The Canon EOS 10D is equipped with an APS-C sensor, whose diagonal measures 27.3mm. The sensor has a crop factor (or format factor, or focal length multiplier) of 1.6.

The crop factor is defined as the ratio of the 35mm full-frame film diagonal to the diagonal of a digital sensor. This number indicates how a lens behaves in relation to the size of the image sensor.

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Sensor size comparison with a film slide

With a crop factor of 1.6, the sensor in the Canon 10D is smaller than the receptor area of a 35mm film slide or negative. As a result, a lens that is attached to the Canon 10D will offer a narrower angle of view and provide deeper depth of field than a lens of similar focal length and aperture on a film camera. The equivalent focal length is obtained by multiplying the actual focal length of the lens with the crop factor. For example, a 31mm lens on the Canon 10D will provide the same angle of view and depth of field as a 50mm normal lens on a film camera (31mm * 1.6 = 50mm).

Canon 10D and Credit Card sensor measures
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Sensor specs and performance

The table below compares the sensor specs of the Canon 10D to those of several similar cameras. The reported DXO values are indicators of the sensor's imaging quality (higher is better), covering color depth (DXO Portrait), dynamic range (DXO Landscape), and high-ISO noise (DXO Sports). Larger sensor cameras tend to outperform cameras of the same generation that are equipped with a smaller imager. On the other hand, larger sensors are more expensive and require bigger and heavier lenses than smaller light receptors.

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Sensor Characteristics
#   Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
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Canon 10D APS-C 6.3 3072 2048none21.110.957157
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Canon 7D II APS-C 20.0 5472 36481080/60p22.411.8108270
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Canon 70D APS-C 20.0 5472 36481080/30p22.511.692668
4.
 
Canon 60D APS-C 17.9 5184 34561080/30p22.211.581366
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Canon 7D APS-C 17.9 5184 34561080/30p22.011.785466
6.
 
Canon 40D APS-C 10.1 3888 2592none22.111.370364
7.
 
Canon 30D APS-C 8.2 3504 2336none21.510.873659
8.
 
Canon 20D APS-C 8.2 3504 2336none21.911.072162
9.
 
Canon 300D APS-C 6.3 3072 2048none21.010.854455
10.
 
Canon D60 APS-C 6.3 3072 2048none20.39.830147
11.
 
Nikon D100 APS-C 6.0 3008 2000none20.49.939448
Note: DXO values in italics represent estimates based on sensor size and age.
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Further information on the sensor in the Canon 10D and the camera's operation can be found in the camera manual.

In the United States, the 10D was initially launched in February 2003 at a price of $1,999.

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Camera to camera comparisons

If you would like to see a side-by-side review with another camera, just make your choice using the following search menu. An an alternative, you can also directly jump to any one of the listed comparisons that were previously generated by the CAM-parator tool.

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    Specifications Summary
    Camera Model Canon 10D
    Camera Type Digital single lens reflex
    Camera Lens Canon EF mount lenses
    Launch Date February 2003
    Launch Price USD 1 999
    Sensor Specs
    Sensor Technology CMOS
    Sensor Format APS-C Sensor
    Sensor Size 22.7 x 15.1 mm
    Sensor Area 343 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 27.3 mm
    Crop Factor 1.6x
    Sensor Resolution 6.3 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 3 072 x 2 048 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 7.38 μm
    Pixel Density 1.84 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability no Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 3 200 ISO
    Image Processor DIGIC
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 57
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 21.1
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 10.9
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 571
    Screen Specs
    Viewfinder Type Optical viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 95%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.55x
    Top-Level Screen Control Panel
    LCD Size 1.8 inch
    LCD Resolution 118k dots
    LCD Attachment Fixed screen
    Touch Input No touchscreen
    Shooting Specs
    Focus System Phase-detect AF
    Manual Focusing Aidno Peaking Feature
    Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000s
    Continuous Shooting 3 shutter flaps/s
    Shutter Life Expectancy50 000 actuations
    Silent Shootingno E-Shutter
    Time Lapse Photographyno Intervalometer
    Fill Flash Built-in Flash
    Storage Medium CF cards
    Single or Dual Card Slots Single card slot
    Connectivity Specs
    External Flash Hotshoe
    Studio Flash PC Sync socket
    USB Connector USB 1.1
    HDMI Port no HDMI
    Wifi Support no Wifi
    Body Specs
    Battery Type BP-511 power pack
    Battery Life (CIPA)500 shots per charge
    Body Dimensions 150 x 107 x 75 mm
    (5.9 x 4.2 x 3.0 in)
    Camera Weight 850 g (30.0 oz)

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