Microsoft’s Surface 3 was, at least in the subdued PC market, a relative success, selling well despite a rather steep price point for what it provides hardware-wise (something we criticised1). At nearly 500 (£690 in the US, which is around AU£920) when you factor in the detachable keyboard and the stylus, it comes across as an expensive tablet even by Microsoft’s standards, especially as the competition has heated up in the 2-in-1 segment. So it comes as no surprise that, just like the MacBook Pro2 and the Yoga 3 (both of which had very similar competitors in the shape of the Xiaomi Air 123 and the Voyo VBook V34), the Surface 3 has attracted the attention of one Chinese vendor, Jumper.
The latter has unleashed the EZpad 5S, a Windows tablet with a detachable keyboard which is remarkably similar to the Surface 3.
Gearbest sent us a review unit the device5 is currently on sale for just under 185 (£238, which is around AU£320) with the keyboard. Oddly, the model we received doesn’t look like the one that’s displayed on Gearbest’s product page the card reader is located on the side rather than under the kickstand, and there’s one microUSB port in lieu of a full-size USB 2.0. We strongly advise you to read our article on the pros and cons of buying from Chinese retailers6 (and generally speaking, outside of the UK).
The Jumper EZpad 5S comes with the detachable keyboard, standard charger, a USB cable, and surprise, surprise, a stylus. Funnily enough, there’s no mention of the latter on the product page and it didn’t work when we tried it. You don’t need yet another charger as you can charge this tablet from pretty much any existing USB-equipped device and charger; and yes, that even includes portable battery packs.
The biggest difference between this slate and Microsoft’s effort is the aspect ratio of the display. To put it simply, the EZpad 5S looks like a stretched Surface 3, but other than this the differences between the two are relatively small.
The rather thick black bezel is there with the silver border and the slightly tapered edges. The physical Windows home button has been moved but the metal kickstand which locks in two positions (about 40- and 85-degrees) is present. The tablet’s enclosure is entirely made of brushed aluminium; Jumper says that it is as strong as stainless steel but a third lighter. From afar though, it looks like plastic painted to resemble, well, brushed aluminium.
The glass display is glossy and as expected, is a major fingerprint magnet, but that’s an endemic problem for (most) entry-level tablets in general. Microsoft used an Atom x7-Z8700 CPU for the Surface 3; Jumper opted for a much slower (and cheaper) x3-Z8300 processor instead.
The main differences between the two are the base frequencies (1.44GHz vs 1.6GHz), the burst frequencies (1.84GHz vs 2.4GHz) and the graphics units’ burst frequencies (500MHz vs 600MHz). Open the device up and you will see 4GB of RAM and 64GB on-board storage (eMMC) plus a large 8500mAh battery.
The EZpad 5S has a larger 11.6-inch display compared to Surface 3’s 10.8-inch screen, which translates into a lower pixel density, but that won’t mean much if you plan to use it mostly with a keyboard. The rest of the specification includes rear and front cameras (5MP and full HD respectively), Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11n Wi-Fi, and on both sides, a mini-HDMI port, a pair of speakers, a headphone jack, an SD card slot, one USB 2.0 port, one USB 3.0 port and a microUSB one.
The power button and volume rocker can be found on the top, while the magnetic connector for the keyboard is located at the opposite end.
The keyboard cover adds some significant thickness to the keyboard but is a welcome addition. The tablet measures 276 x 172 x 8mm and weighs 676g, and the keyboard increases the overall weight by another 50%, to just over 1kg. Despite being a passive keyboard, it worked quite well, and is probably the best keyboard typing experience we’ve had on a cover-type model from any vendor and that includes the likes of Microsoft. Sure, it is a tad small and should ideally have taken the whole width of the cover, but it has a decent size touchpad, and the fact that it is rather thick (9mm) means there is at least some travel and spring.
Don’t expect miracles though the keys are tiny so will require some adjustment for touch typing, especially as there’s barely any space between them. Fat-fingered typists will probably have a worse typing experience, predictably enough. The touchpad is smaller than a credit card but produces a useful click when pressed harder, and it’s precise.
The IPS display, although sharp, lacked the punch usually associated with brighter monitors. We also noted that blacks were lacking and that wasn’t helped by the glare caused by the glass overlay, which added what looks like a layer of smog, even when we pushed the brightness setting to 100%. Having a metal body is useful to dissipate heat as the EZpad 5S doesn’t have an active fan, but it still got fairly hot in our tests. General performance was, as expected, significantly worse than most of the products we test here.
And the main culprits are the processor and the storage subsystem. We tested the Jumper tablet with Passmark, CPU-Z, GeekBench and Cinebench; unfortunately, CrystalDiskMark wouldn’t run. You can see the results below.
We didn’t extensively test its battery life but we managed to play a YouTube video for about 3 hours 5 minutes on maximum brightness bear in mind that the battery saving mode kicked in on 20% battery life. That’s a decent result but a far cry from the Surface 3. You won’t buy the EZpad for its audio performance; the pair of speakers on this tablet is one of the worst we’ve encountered. The rendition of Alicia Keys phenomenal New York was appalling to say the least. All the ingredients for even an average audio experience were missing: there was barely any depth, a lack of definition, and muddled sound at higher frequencies. You could easily mistake this cacophony for the sound coming out of a pair of cheap smartphone earbuds.
And as with most of the Chinese devices we’ve tested up until now, the Windows 10 operating system has already been pre-registered, and ours even came with a Chinese version of WinRAR.
The Jumper EZpad is a better-than-average product with not much to be criticised concerning its performance or build. Sure, the battery life is poor and the speakers are terrible, but that’s about all on the moaning front. However, as with most products that ship directly from China, we have more than a few reservations, such as the OS installation and, as we mentioned before, be sure to check out our guide7 to online Chinese retailers. The truth of the matter is, though, that the competition outside the Surface 3 is, well, almost non-existent. The Acer Aspire Switch 11 V8 may have a much faster CPU but it also costs around twice the price. Ditto for the HP Pavilion x29 which is actually even more expensive (while having a better CPU and quadruple the storage).
As such the EZpad 5S almost wins by default sadly, none of the big players (Dell, Lenovo and HP) have anything even remotely competitive.
- ^ something we criticised (www.techradar.com)
- ^ MacBook Pro (www.techradar.com)
- ^ Xiaomi Air 12 (www.techradar.com)
- ^ Voyo VBook V3 (www.techradar.com)
- ^ device (www.gearbest.com)
- ^ pros and cons of buying from Chinese retailers (www.techradar.com)
- ^ guide (www.techradar.com)
- ^ Aspire Switch 11 V (www.techradar.com)
- ^ HP Pavilion x2 (www.techradar.com)
When Sony unveiled two new versions of the PS4 during its special PlayStation Meeting in New York it rather glossed over the new, slimmer version of the console, dubbed the PS4 Slim – but which will become the de facto PS4. The company understandably put greater focus on the higher specified 4K gaming powerhouse that is the PS4 Pro1, which is due out November 2016. And as the PS4 Slim had been leaked in full a couple of weeks before the event there was little left to reveal that hadn t already been published across the entire internet. There could be another, even more obvious reason why, though. For all intents and purposes, the PS4 Slim is just the standard PlayStation 4 in an all-new body.
PlayStation 4 Slim review: Design
The new shape and build of the PS4 Slim looks like the console has been on the Atkins diet for a while. But although other consoles have benefitted from trimming down in the past, such as the PS3 and, more recently, the Xbox One S, the new PS4 aesthetic makes it look cheaper than the last, despite its 259 asking price.
The new matte and mottled exterior looks more Primark than premium. And the rounded corners give it an air of Fisher Price over flagship device. Still, it is a PS4 the latest iteration of the fastest selling console of all time and something that continues to bring a smile onto millions of faces on a daily basis. As soon as you load your first game you realise that its superficial looks are irrelevant, and at least some of the new design decisions make sense. The physical power and eject buttons are easier to use than the weird touch-enabled strips on the original. And the glowing strip that indicates whether the PS4 is switched on or in standby mode has sensibly been reduced to a single LED under the buttons. It won’t bother your eyeline so much when sat under a TV.
The slimmer build is also better suited to standing on its end using an optional stand, if that’s your bag. The footprint is also designed to better hide it away in an AV cabinet as it is dinky smaller even than the latest Xbox.
There is one caveat. For some reason unbeknownst to us, the optical digital audio output on the rear has disappeared. That might not affect many, but is bad news for those who would rather feed sound directly into separate speakers that don’t accept HDMI. All other ports, including two USB 3.1 sockets, Ethernet, the aforementioned HDMI and an AUX hole for the PlayStation Camera are still present.
PlayStation 4 Slim review: HDR incoming
As for gaming, its primary function, the PS4 Slim is superb as good as the original for sure. System software 4.0 was recently made available as a download for this and former PlayStation 4 models and it really enhances the machine in terms of functionality.
Since its original launch, Sony has regularly updated the console, adding new features all the way. But the most recent gives the experience a new coat of paint in the form of a refined, better looking user interface and High Dynamic Range (HDR) support. The latter feature is only relevant for those with a HDR-enabled television and requires games to support the wider colour gamut and deeper contrast it affords. Sadly, there are no titles available as yet, but when the PS4 Pro launches in November, you can expect to see a flood of enabled games, including many existing titles that will add the video feature through downloadable patches.
PlayStation 4 Slim review: New software
The latest user interface is similarly laid out as before but vastly superior in many ways. You can now create folders to store groups of games or apps, and a tidier on-screen design looks sharper and neater. While it isn’t quite as complex as the Xbox One dashboard, we find it is easier to navigate and get to the most important aspects namely playing games.
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This is where any PS4 excels and the Slim is no different. Thanks to better graphics processing, it soon became apparent after the launch of this generation of console gaming that the PlayStation 4 was superior than the Xbox One, often attaining better resolutions and/or frame rates on comparable games. Microsoft recently responded with the superb Xbox One S, which upped the hardware ante somewhat, and while the slim version of the PS4 hasn’t been tweaked in the same fashion, it is still highly capable of up to 1080p gaming at 60 frames per second. Three years of heritage also means that developers are wringing more out of the hardware than ever before. The Sony PS4 plays host to some incredible games these days, not least Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and the new Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. We’re not sure they’d have been possible a few years back.
PlayStation 4 Slim review: New controller
Such games also play well on the new DualShock 4 controller, which comes in the box and has an added, player-facing LED light strip along the top of the controller’s touch panel.
This, we were informed, is so players can see it without having to flip the gamepad over, to see which colour they are during multiplayer games or the like. The new pad also adds the ability of communication through the USB port. This means you can use it with a PC, for example, without any complicated set-up processes.
PlayStation 4 Slim review: No 4K UHD Blu-ray
We’ve found that the new PS4 is less noisy than our regular beast, at least when playing games off the hard drive. There were times this summer that our original PS4 sounded like an industrial leaf blower (probably down to the accumulation of dust in its vents over time), but we’ve had no such issues with the PS4 Slim. The disc drive makes a little noise when turning, but it’s nothing in comparison.
That’s with both game discs and Blu-rays or DVDs. It’s a crying shame that Sony decided against upgrading the drive to one that can spin 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays, something Microsoft added to the latest Xbox One, but the HDMI port isn’t 4K compatible anyway, so it’s irrelevant in this case. Another disappointing decision, we feel, is that the new PS4 only comes with a 500GB hard drive. A 1TB model of the existing PlayStation 4 was released to cater for those who want to build large games libraries and it seems stingy to revert back to half that capacity. We were told it was a cost issue, to keep the price down to 259, but we’d rather have the option, much like Microsoft offers with the Xbox One S, which comes in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB flavours (at increasing price points, of course).
You can upgrade the PS4 hard drive, though, and it’s even easier on the new model with a slide-out HDD caddy hidden under a flap near the rear. We swapped ours for a Samsung 2TB 2.5-inch drive and, as long as you have the right screwdriver to hand (a Phillips #1), it’s very easy going. It cost us an extra 80 for the drive, but that’s well worth it.
There’s little doubt that when viewed on its own terms, with little comparison to rivals or the former model, that the PS4 Slim is an excellent games console. It might not be as pretty as its older brother, but it is as capable. And considering the PS4 currently reigns supreme as the king of consoles, it is a no-brainer for those who have looked longingly at the PlayStation games line-up and couldn t afford to join in previously. However, Microsoft has recently upped its game with the Xbox One S, which has a lot more to offer than the PS4 Slim, thanks to 4K upscaling and a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player built-in. Both consoles now have HDR gaming capabilities, which is a great leap forward, but Sony’s omission of the physical UHD Blu-ray format (one it is heavily pushing itself) means the Xbox One S is more attractive at the same price point. Then, of course, there is the PS4 Pro2. Coming in November, the Pro is a far more capable version of the PlayStation 4, with the potential of 4K gaming (albeit with clever upscaling techniques by developers). It has more powerful processing and greater RAM so it is better futureproofed too. And as it’s only 90 more expensive than the PS4 Slim with a 1TB hard drive as standard, we can see many opting to save up a little extra cash for that monster instead.
So while the latest iteration of the PS4 is a great console and very well timed considering PlayStation VR is just around the corner too we wonder what kind of impact it will make.
- ^ higher specified 4K gaming powerhouse that is the PS4 Pro (www.pocket-lint.com)
- ^ there is the PS4 Pro (www.pocket-lint.com)
The EOS M5 is a very welcome addition to Canon’s product line-up and arrives at a time when many photo enthusiasts were starting to doubt whether Canon would ever produce a mirrorless camera that caters for their needs.
Although the M5 doesn’t tick all the boxes (the limited buffer memory being a case in point), it is streets ahead of the previous EOS M models. It seems Canon finally has a serious contender in the burgeoning mirrorless market.
When Photokina opens in Germany next week, a highlight in Canon’s display will be the EOS M5, the company’s first mirrorless camera for photo enthusiasts. It’s been a long time coming but, having handled the camera at a media briefing, we believe it’s a potential game-changer. Equipped with a similar APS-C sized CMOS sensor to the EOS 80D1 plus the DIGIC 7 processor introduced in the PowerShot G7 X Mark II2 it’s a neat little unit that looks and handles like the flagship models in the popular PowerShot G line-up.
The new Canon EOS M5 with the EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens, one of the kit options that will be available with the camera from mid-November. (Source: Canon.)
Build and Ergonomics
Although thebody of the EOS M5 is made from polycarbonate, it looks and feels solid and a bit like a ‘grown-up’ PowerShot G5X. It’s somewhat larger because its sensor is significantly bigger and, unlike the PowerShots, it accepts interchangeable lenses. Sadly, it’s not weather-sealed.
Front view of the EOS M5 with no lens fitted. (Source: Canon.)
The control layout will be familiar to users of Canon’s cameras (both PowerShots and DSLRs) and most will also appreciate the modifications introduced in the new camera. The grip is generous making the camera comfortable to hold, regardless of the size of your hands, and there’s a moulding to accommodate your middle finger.
Top view of the EOS M5 with no lens fitted. (Source: Canon.)
Like the PowerShot G5X, the top panel of the EOS M5 has a large mode dial on the left side and an exposure compensation dial on the right. Between them is the pop-up flash housing with a hot-shoe on top. The shutter button sits forward on the top panel between the EV dial and the grip moulding, with a M-Fn (programmable function button) to its right and a flash pop-up button to its left. All pretty standard so far. Located in the right side cluster is a new multi-function dial with a central button that provides quick access to key shooting controls. Pressing the button toggles through different functions (white balance, focus, drive, exposure parameters), while turning the surrounding dial wheel lets you choose individual settings within the selected function. It’s quick to use, since you can see what you’re selecting in the EVF or on the monitor screen.
Rear view of the EOS M5. (Source Canon.)
Controls on the rear panel are also arranged in a conventional fashion, most of them to the right of the monitor screen. However, the power on/off switch is inset into the left side of the top panel below the mode dial and accessible from the rear of the camera. Right of the monitor is a conventional arrow pad with directional buttons that access the ISO, flash, delete and white balance sub-menus. Above are the Info and movie buttons, with buttons for the Starry Sky focus/ single-image erase and AF frame selection functions arranged vertically in the top right hand corner of the rear panel. Below the arrow pad are the playback and menu buttons.
The EOS M5 in ‘selfie’ mode with the monitor flipped down. (Source Canon.)
The monitor tilts up through 85o and down through 180o to allow the camera to be used for low-angle shooting or set to capture the ubiquitous ‘selfie’. It has a 3.2-inch diagonal measurement, which is on the large side of average and a more than acceptable resolution of 1,620,000 dots.
Best of all is its touch-panel overlay, which covers the entire screen. Users gain full access to the camera’s controls, including touch AF and touch shutter functions. A new touch-and-drag function allows your thumb to be moved across the screen to change the focus while you’re composing shots through the EVF. This enables smooth and seamless focus pulling while movie clips are being recorded. The EVF is a major step forward for the EOS M line-up and one of the key features that makes the M5 attractive to serious photographers as well as anyone who shoots video. It’s a 0.39-type OLED screen with a high resolution of 2,360,000 dots and a fast 120 frames/second (fps) refresh rate and it’s positioned mid-way along the top panel. A 22mm eyepoint provides comfortable eye relief for photographers who wear glasses, while dioptre adjustment is also provided. Like the PowerShots, the EOS M5 houses its battery and memory card in a single compartment in the grip, accessed via a hatch on the base plate. This is more characteristic of snapshooters’ cameras and one of the few downsides of the M5 because it prevents you from swapping battery or memory card when the camera is tripod mounted.
The metal-lined tripod socket is in line with the optical axis of the lens, which is welcomed. Also on the base plate is the contact point for the NFC (near field communication) function. A USB socket and microphone jack sit beneath hard plastic covers on the left side panel, while the HDMI port is on the right hand side. Below it is the Wi-Fi/Bluetooth antenna. Metal strap lugs sit high on each side of the camera body.
Who’s it For?
In brief: just about any photographer who wants a lighter, more compact camera, either as an adjunct to a DSLR or an alternative. There are now seven EF-M lenses to choose from if you want the smallest, lightest optics. Or you can use EF lenses with the EF Mount Adapter.
The EOS M5, shown with the new EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens that was announced concurrently with the camera as well as the body jacket and neck strap accessories. (Source: Canon.)
The EOS M5 will be particularly welcomed by video shooters because it has an electronic viewfinder, even though it doesn’t support 4K movie recording. As well as making it easier to compose shots, it also lets you see the camera settings on the periphery of the frame and shows what you are recording with accurate detail and colour reproduction.
The 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor in the EOS M5 is essentially the same as the sensor in the EOS 80D, although it’s actually marginally smaller (but not enough to signify). It has a 3:2 aspect ratio and can produce images with a maximum resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels (the same as the 80D). The pixel pitch is approximately 3.7 microns. The DIGIC 7 processor has so far been used only in the PowerShot G7 X Mark II3, where it provided improvements to noise handling across the camera’s ISO range, face registration and subject detection and tracking. It also increased battery life by just over 25%.
The EOS M5 also benefits from the new processor, enabling it to support a sensitivity range of ISO 100-25600 and add a new panning mode to the Scene presets. Other welcome additions include HDR (high dynamic range) and time-lapse recording modes, the latter producing a slow-motion movie. Aside from the EVF, the autofocusing system is one of the main features that separate the EOS M5 from its predecessors. This is the first time Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF has been used in an EOS M camera, where it delivers a DSLR-level of focusing speed and accuracy as well as superior tracking performance when shooting in Live View mode for both bursts of still shots and movie recordings. The system operates across more than 80% (both vertically and horizontally) of the sensor area and includes 47 sensor points arranged in a 7 x 7 grid. Users can select AF zone focusing and use a block of nine points in a 3 x 3 grid or single-point focusing and each of these blocks can be moved freely via the touch screen. Depth AF support, a new feature, can detect whether a subject is moving towards or away from the camera and adjust focus accordingly.
In manual focus mode, you can magnify the area around the focus zone by 5x or 10x and a peaking display (which outlines areas that are in-focus) is available. Manual focus over-ride in AF mode is supported. The M5 can support continuous shooting at up to 9 fps when focus and exposure are locked with the first frame or 7 fps with continuous autofocusing. Unfortunately, the buffer memory isn’t overly generous, holding a maximum of 26 JPEG frames. No information has been provided on raw frame capacity but we assume it’s substantially lower. Although designed primarily for taking still pictures, the M5 can also record Full HD movies and supports frame rates of 50, 25 and 24 fps for PAL system users (60 and 30 fps for NTSC). HD movies can be recorded at 50 (60) fps and VGA clips at 30 or 25 fps. The maximum clip length is 29 minutes and 59 seconds or up to 4GB.
Digital stabilisation is available in movie mode. It covers five axes – up, down, pitch, yaw and roll, in the process cropping the frame slightly. Since the frame is already cropped for movie recording, reducing resolution at the same time, this isn’t a major issue as the EVF and monitor will each show the area that will be recorded. You can overlay a grid (3 formats to choose from) and/or an electronic level to help you keep horizons level while recording both still pictures and movie clips. Histogram displays are also available and you can choose from brightness only or brightness plus RGB. Connected photographers are well catered for with integrated Wi-Fi and NFC as well as a low-power Bluetooth connection, which provides an always-on link between the camera and a smart device. Powered by the Canon Camera Connect App, it lets you operate the camera from the connected smart device, view images and upload them to sharing and/or storing websites.
Finally, like Canon’s DSLR cameras, the EOS M5 supports in-camera raw file conversion, enabling users to shoot raw files and quickly convert them into JPEGs for sharing. A new addition is support for batch conversion of multiple raw files. In-camera re-sizing is also available.
The EOS M5 is a very welcome addition to Canon’s product line-up and arrives at a time when many photo enthusiasts were starting to doubt whether Canon would ever produce a mirrorless camera that caters for their needs. Although the M5 doesn’t tick all the boxes (the limited buffer memory being a case in point), it is streets ahead of the previous EOS M models. It seems Canon finally has a serious contender in the burgeoning mirrorless market. Today’s photographers have moved on from the DSLR vs mirrorless battle and it’s no longer a case of choosing one or the other. Most serious enthusiasts use both, and often the mirrorless camera will be favoured for its portability and functionality, while the DSLR will be chosen for its imaging performance particularly for still shots. Because of their EVFs, mirrorless cameras are much more suitable for movie recording than DSLRs, which is why so many manufacturers are offering models with 4K capabilities. Sensor size and resolution are less important for movies because the frame is always cropped.
Today, manufacturers like Fujifilm, Olympus, Panasonic and Sony have carved out sound reputations among serious enthusiasts and professional photographers in a market where formerly DSLRs ruled. When you can get the same (or better) resolution and imaging performance in a smaller, lighter camera with an EVF that can be used while shooting movies, why wouldn’t you opt for mirrorless?
So thanks, Canon, for adding another mirrorless brand for us to choose from and adding the benefits of the Canon heritage. Let’s hope the company’s designers continue to push the EOS M range further. We look forward to reviewing a camera once they are released locally in November.
Image sensor: 22.3 x 14.9 mm CMOS sensor with 25.8 million photosites (24.2 megapixels effective); fixed low-pass filter
Image processor: DIGIC 7
A/D processing: 14-bit
Lens mount: EF-M (EF and EF-S lenses compatible via Mount adapter EF-EOS M)
Focal length crop factor: 1.6x
Image formats: Stills: JPEG (Exif Ver.2.3), CR2.RAW(14-bit Canon original RAW 2nd edition), RAW+JPEG; Movies: MP4 AVC/H.264; AAC-LC stereo audio
Image Sizes: Stills 3:2 aspect: 6000 x 4000, 3984 x 2656, 2976 x 1984, 1920 x 1280, 720 x 480; RAW – 6000 x 4000, M-RAW – 4500 x 3000, S-RAW – 3000 x 2000; Movies: 1920×1080 (Full HD) at 50p/30p/25p, 1280×720 (HD) at 50p/25p settings
Image Stabilisation: Lens based for still shots; in-camera 5-axis Digital IS available in movie mode
Dust removal: EOS integrated cleaning system
Shutter (speed range): Electronically controlled focal plane shutter (30 to 1/4000 seconds plus bulb, X-sync at 1/200 sec.
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3EV in 1/3EV steps
Exposure bracketing: +/-2 EV in 1/3EV increments (can be combined with manual exposure compensation)
Self-timer: 2 or 10 seconds delay plus Custom and Remote settings
Focus system: Dual Pixel CMOS AF with 49 focus points (7×7 grid) via auto selection; manual positioning – 1 point or 1 AF zone (9 points, 3×3 grid)
Focus modes: One-Shot AF, Servo AF, Face + Tracking, Smooth Zone AF, 1-point AF, manual focusing with peaking and magnification (5x or 10x)
Exposure metering: Real-time metering from the image sensor with Evaluative, Centre-weighted average, Partial at centre and Spot metering; metering range EV 1-20 (23oC/ISO 100)
Shooting modes: Scene Intelligent Auto, Hybrid Auto, Creative Assist Special scene Self-Portrait, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Food, Panning, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control, Creative Filters, Program AE, Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Manual exposure, Bulb exposure, Custom (x2)
Picture Style/Control settings: Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1 – 3
Image Processing: Highlight Tone Priority, Auto Lighting Optimiser (4 settings), Long exposure NR, High ISO NR, Lens peripheral illumination and chromatic aberration correction, diffraction correction, Creative Assist background blur – 5 settings; brightness – 19 levels; contrast, saturation, colour tone, monochrome, filter effects – Ye, Or, R, G plus Sepia, Blue, Purple Green toning
Colour space options: sRGB and Adobe RGB
Custom functions: 12
ISO range: Auto, ISO 100-25600 (in 1/3- or whole-stop increments); Movie ISO 100-6400
White balance: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White fluorescent, Flash, Custom (1 setting can be registered), Colour temperature setting, WB compensation B/A and M/G: +/-9 levels
Flash: Built-in pop-up flash GN approx. 5 (ISO 100, in meters), coverage to 15mm lens angle of view; integrated hot-shoe
Flash modes: Auto (E-TTL II), manual flash on/off, 3 flash power output settings, red-eye reduction lamp is available
Flash exposure adjustment: +/-2EV in 1/3EV steps
Sequence shooting: Max. 9 shots/sec. (7 fps with AF tracking)
Buffer capacity: Max. 26 Large/Fine JPEGs
Storage Media: Single slot for SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards; UHS-1 compatible
Viewfinder: 0.39-type 2,360,000-dot OLED EVF with 100% coverage, 22mm eyepoint, eye sensor, dioptre correction
LCD monitor: 3.2-inch TFT LCD with 1,620,000 dots, electrostatic capacitative touch screen capabilities, tilts up 85o and down 180o
Playback functions: Single image display, Single image + Info display (8 options), index (6, 12, 42, 110 thumbnails); rotate, delete, zoom (2x – 10x magnification), jump by 1, 10 or 100 images, by shooting date, by folder, by movies, by stills, by rating, movie playback, slideshow (all images, by date, by rating), movie playback, slideshow with transition effect (fade); in-camera raw image processing, PictBridge direct printing supported
Interface terminals: Micro USB 2.0, HDMI micro (Type D connector), 3.5 mm stereo mic jack
Connectivity: Bluetooth (low energy), Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b/g/n, 2.4 GHz only), Dynamic NFC support
Power supply: LP-E17 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery Pack; CIPA rated for approx. 295 shots/charge
Dimensions (wxhxd): Approx. 115.6 x 89.2 x 60.6 mm
Weight: Approx. 427 grams with battery and card