The Canon EOS Kiss X2 is the latest model in the popular EOS Kiss Digital series, which has captured a broad share of the digital SLR market through its leading-edge technology and high cost-performance.

Combining a newly developed APS-C-size (22.2 x 14.8 mm) 12.2-million effective pixel CMOS sensor with Canon’s proprietary DIGIC III high-performance imaging processor, the EOS Kiss X2 delivers both superior imaging resolution and a rich tonal range, while realizing outstanding photographic performance across a wide ISO sensitivity range from 100 to 1600. The model’s performance is further improved by its enhanced overall responsiveness, surpassing previous models with a top-of-class continuous shooting speed of up to approximately 3.5 frames per second for as many as 53 consecutive shots* as well as a high-speed, high-precision 9-point AF with a center point sensitive to f/2.8.

The EOS Kiss X2 is the first EOS Kiss Digital-series model to incorporate Live View, enabling users to shoot while verifying image framing, focus, and exposure in real-time on the camera’s 3.0-inch widescreen LCD monitor. The monitor’s larger size and wide viewing angle also add to ease-of-use by providing optimal visibility and facilitating shooting using Live View. Users who prefer composing shots through the viewfinder will benefit from its 0.87x magnification ratio—the highest in its class—and improved brightness.

As an added convenience, because the EOS Kiss X2 records image data on SD memory cards, the format used by many compact digital cameras, users upgrading from a compact model can continue to use the memory cards they already own.

EOS KISS X2’s compact body, based on the Curvature Design approach, features fluid curved surfaces, creating a sense of familiarity and chic sophistication. Further adding to the camera’s mobility and convenience is its compact, lightweight body, which weighs in at a mere 475 grams, 35 grams lighter than previous models. Additionally, the EOS KISS X2’s newly developed LP-E5 lithium ion battery pack realizes a capacity 1.5 times that of conventional batteries, increasing the number of photos that can be shot before recharging.

Like its predecessor, the EOS KISS X2 incorporates Canon’s EOS Integrated Cleaning System. In addition to employing materials and a construction that help prevent the buildup of dust inside the camera, the system includes a Self Cleaning Sensor Unit that uses ultrasonic vibrations to shake off any dust that may accumulate on the low pass filter in front of the image sensor. The EOS KISS X2 is compatible with Canon’s EF lineup of over 60 lens models, including the EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS and EF-S55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS image stabilization-equipped lenses included in the lens kit packages.

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