The Rebel K2 incorporates many of the most sought after attributes of the market leading Rebel Ti model including Canon's premier 7-point wide area AF system, lightning-fast shutter speeds up to 1/2000 of a second, and 35-zone AF-linked evaluative metering that optimizes exposure accuracy. Compact and feature-packed, the Rebel K2 is a stylish, ergonomically streamlined, lightweight camera that yields heavyweight results. Weighing in at a mere 12 ounces, the new K2 is extremely compact and light, with advanced ergonomic design that makes single-handed operation a snap.
A step-up from (and a step quicker than) Canon's entry level EOS Rebel GII, the EOS Rebel K2 features fast autofocus and film advance permitting users to shoot at 1.5 frames per second, 50 percent faster than the GII. Tracking and keeping moving subjects in focus is a breeze thanks to the Rebel K2's AI Servo AF mode and seven point selectable autofocus system (with focusing points superimposed on Canon's glareless new laser matte focusing screen). Users can also opt for manual focusing point selection by simply pressing the Focusing Point Selector and rotating the main dial until the preferred focus point is indicated below the picture area in the viewfinder data display, or on the large, easy-to-read LCD data panel on the back of the camera.
Like the Rebel Ti (K2's senior sibling), this newest Rebel anticipates virtually any common shooting circumstance and offers photographers fast and easy access to 12 shooting modes at the turn of the large Command Dial on top of the camera. The Command dial is divided into Basic and Creative Zone modes. Designed primarily for beginners, the Basic Zone presets a variety of camera settings including AF, metering, and film transport modes to optimize results in popular photo applications such as portraits, landscapes, close-ups, sports, and night scenes. There is also a Full Auto mode for basic snapshots as well as a Flash Off mode that disables the built-in flash or any EX Speedlite when users wish to shoot exclusively with available light. In the Creative Zone, users can select from five shooting modes: Program AE, Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Automatic Depth of Field AE and Manual for complete creative control.
With the EOS Rebel K2, Canon's exclusive 35-zone Evaluative metering links to the active focusing point and is the default metering pattern in AE modes, while center-weighted average metering is automatically selected in Manual mode. Central-area partial metering (measuring 9.5% of the picture area) is available on demand in Program AE, Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Auto Depth-of-Field AE and Manual. In Creative Zone modes, users can also modify exposure settings with features such as Program Shift, Exposure Compensation and Auto Exposure Bracketing. There's even a Multiple Exposure function that can composite up to 9 separate images on the same frame for creative effects.
|Camera Type||35mm focal plane shutter SLR (Single-Lens Reflex) autofocus / autoexposure camera with built-in motor drive and retractable flash.|
|Lens Mount||Canon EF Mount (electronic signal transfer system)|
|Focus Type||AF Control System: TTL-SIR (Secondary Image Registration) CMOS sensor
Focusing Point Selection: The focusing point can be selected by camera (Automatic) or by user (Manual).
|Focus Modes||1-Autofocus: 1 of 3 AF modes is set automatically depending on the picture-taking mode. Shutter does not release until focus is achieved./A- 1-Shot AF: Autofocus locks when focusing is achieved./B- Predictive AI Servo AF: Continuously tracks subject movement & achieves focus before the exposure starts./C- AI Focus AF for auto switching between 1-Shot AF & predictive AF for moving subjects.
2-Manual Focus: Setting the lens'focus mode switch to MF enables manual focusing w/focusing ring.
|Focus Sensitivity Range||EV1-18 (at ISO100)
AF-assist Beam: Automatically emitted when necessary and aimed at the area covered by the active focus point.
Focus Operation: Autofocus is activated by pressing the shutter button halfway
|Focus Screen||Fixed, full-surface new laser-matte screen marked with focusing points.|
|Exposure Modes||Intelligent program AE with variable shift.
Shutter speed-priority AE
Full Auto (Intelligent program AE, unshiftable)
Programmed Image Control Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports and Night Scene.
E-TTL program flash AE
A-TTL program flash AE
TTL program flash AE
|Exposure Metering||1. TTL full-aperture metering using 35-zone SPC (Silicon Photocell). Three metering patterns available.
a. 35-zone Evaluative Metering.
b. Central partial metering which covers approximately 9.5% of finder area.
c. Center weighted average metering (Set automatically in M mode.)
2. E-TTL: 7-point, 35-zone pre-flash metering using Speedlite 550EX, 420EX, or 220EX.
3. A-TTL, TTL Flash Metering: off-the-film, 3-zone A-TTL autoflash linked to focusing points, 3-zone TTL auto
|Metering Range||EV 2-20 (with 50mm f/1.4 lens at ISO 100).|
|ISO Range||ISO 25-5000 automatically set in 1/3 step increments according to DX code.
Can also be set manually from ISO 6-6400 in 1/3 step increments.
|Exposure Bracketing||Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) up to ±2EV in 1/2 steps.|
|Exposure Compensation||Manual exposure compensation up to ±2 EV in 1/2 steps.|
|Shutter Speed||30 to 1/2000 sec., Bulb; X-sync at 1/90 sec. Can be set in 1/2-stop increments.
Shutter Type: Vertical-travel, focal plane shutter with all speeds electronically contro lled. Front and rear shutter curtains both have dedicated electromagnetic r elease control. (Curtain speed: 6.3ms / 24mm)
|Multiple Exposure||Up to 9 exposures can be preset. Automatically clears upon completion. Cancelable midway.|
|Built-in Flash||Retractable TTL autoflash head in the pentaprism. Auto pop-up and serial-controlled. - Guide Number 39 ft / 12 m (ISO 100)|
|Flash Range||3.0' to 27.9'
Recycling Time for built in flash: Approximately 2 seconds. The icon lights in viewfinder when ready
Red-Eye Reduction: Red-Eye Reduction lamp lights while the shutter button is pressed halfway and focusing and metering are achieved.
|Film Advance Modes||Single-frame advance or continuous advance set automatically according to the picture-taking mode.
Film Wind: One of two modes can be set: Single Frame and Continuous. (In Continuous Mode, with AF locked, approximately 1.5 fps.)
Film Rewind: Automatically rewinds at the end of roll. Midroll rewinding possible.
Quiet Film Transport: Film winding sound level: Approximately 60dB
Film Transport Confirmation: By up/down counting of frame counter in LCD panel.
|Viewfinder||Numbers & symbols displayed by LCD at bottom of viewing area.(Yellow-Green)1.Shutter speed (If unsuitable blinks at 2 Hz)/2.Aperture(If unsuitable blinks at 2 Hz)/3.Indicates AE lock or FE lock (Partial metering at center.)/4.Exposure level scale with dot indicators in 1/2-stop increments. (±2 stops)/5.Lights when flash is ready; blinks at 2 Hz if range is ineffective during FE lock/6.Lights during high-speed sync.(FP flash)/7.In-focus indicator/8.AF Point selection & active AF point indicated|
|Date/Time||Only with QD Date Model|
|Diopter Correction||Standard Diopter: Adjusted to -1. (18.5mm eye relief)|
|Remote Control||Optional RC-5 *|
|Power Source||Two CR2 lithium batteries housed inside the camera grip
Battery Check: Battery level is displayed by the battery level indicator on the LCD panel. Battery level is indicated in one of four levels.
|Dimensions||5.1 (W) x 3.5 (H) x 2.5 (D) in. / 130 (W) x 88 (H) x 64 (D) mm|
|Weight||12.9 oz. / 365g without batteries|