The new EOS Kiss X4, successor to the popular EOS Kiss X3, combines a new APS-C size (22.3 x 14.9 mm) 18.0 million effective pixel CMOS sensor with Canon’s proprietary DIGIC 4 imaging processor to deliver both enhanced image performance and reduced noise. The model supports an extended ISO range from 100–6400, which can be expanded to ISO 12800, as well as an Auto ISO feature allowing users to select an ISO maximum setting during image capture for increased functionality.

The Canon EOS Kiss X4 enables the capture of high-image-quality and low-noise video, offering a selection of different recording sizes, frame rates and interchangeable lens combinations to realize rich movie capture across a range of shooting conditions. The camera records Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) movies at frame rates of 30, 25 and 24 frames per second (fps); HD (1,280 x 720 pixels) movies at frame rates of 60 and 50 fps; and standard definition (640 x 480 pixels) movies at frame rates of 60 and 50 fps. In addition, the EOS Kiss X4 facilitates manual control of exposure settings during video capture, allowing users to adjust the aperture, shutter speed and ISO sensitivity settings as well as offering a movie crop function that makes possible recording within a central 640 x 480 pixel area of the sensor at an equivalent of approximately 7x magnification.

The Canon EOS Kiss X4 features an enhanced Live View mode allowing users to easily frame and shoot subjects from the LCD monitor, which features approximately 100% viewing-field coverage. The Live View mode supports a variety of functions, including automatic and portrait modes, and an Auto Lighting Optimizer that delivers natural, balanced results in conditions prone to underexposure and low contrast. Additionally, Live View offers three AF (autofocus) modes: a Live Mode utilizing contrast-detection technology, Face Detection Mode utilizing contrast AF to recognize human faces, and Quick Mode which swiftly selects a focus point in the Live View image display.

The new Canon EOS Kiss X4 incorporates an enhanced 3.0-inch 1.04-million dot Clear View LCD monitor that displays full-screen images at a 3:2 aspect ratio and features a multi-layer coating that reduces reflections and protects against scratches and dirt. The Quick Control screen, easily accessible by pressing the Quick Control button, opens on the LCD monitor, allowing users to effortlessly change camera settings such as shutter speed, aperture, ISO setting, and exposure from a single screen.

The Canon EOS Kiss X4 features high-speed continuous shooting of up to approximately 3.7 frames per second for up to 34 large/fine JPEG images at a time when using a 4GB SDHC card*1, high-precision 9-point AF, and expanded exposure correction +/-5 steps. In addition, the model incorporates iFCL Metering with a 63-zone dual-layer metering system utilizing both auto focus*2 and color information to provide accurate exposure even in difficult lighting conditions.

 

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