Canon EOS 250D Review

May 7, 2019 | Mark Goldstein |

Canon EOS 250D Specifications

Image Sensor

Type

22.3 mm x 14.9 mm CMOS

Effective Pixels

Approx. 24.10 megapixels

Total Pixels

Approx. 25.80 megapixels

Aspect Ratio

3:2

Low-Pass Filter

Built-in/Fixed

Sensor Cleaning

EOS integrated cleaning system

Colour Filter Type

Primary Colour

Image Processor

Type

DIGIC 8

Lens

Lens Mount

EF mount

Focal Length

Approx. 1.6x the focal length of the lens

Image Stabilisation

Optical Image Stabilizer on compatible lenses

Focusing

Type

Via optical viewfinder: TTL secondary image-forming phase-difference detection system with AF-dedicated sensor.
Via LiveView on LCD screen: Dual Pixel CMOS AF System. Phase detection pixels built onto imaging sensor1

AF System/ Points

Via optical viewfinder: 9-point Center AF point is AF cross-type supporting f/5.6. Center AF point is vertical line-sensitive supporting f/2.8. Other AF points are vertical line-sensitive or horizontal line-sensitive AF supporting f/5.6. 2
Via LiveView on LCD screen: Maximum 143 AF points via camera automatic selection 3Freely position 1 AF point/1 AF Zone max 3,975 points via manual selection 1

AF working range

Via optical viewfinder: EV -0.5 – 18 (center AF point)4 EV 0.5 – 18 (other AF points) 4
Via LiveView on LCD screen: EV -4 – 18 (f/1.2 at 23 °C & ISO 100) with One-Shot AF

AF Modes

AI Focus, One Shot, AI Servo (AI Servo II algorithm)

AF Point Selection

Via optical viewfinder:

Automatic selection: 9 point AF
Manual selection: Single point AF

Selected AF point display

Indicated by a transmissive LCD in viewfinder and Quick Control screen

AF Lock

Locked when shutter button is pressed half way in One-Shot AF mode or AF-ON Button is pressed.

AF Assist Beam

Emitted by optional dedicated Speedlite

Manual Focus

Selected on lens

Exposure Control

Metering modes

Via optical viewfinder:

63-zone dual-layer metering sensor with Evaluative, partial, spot (centre only) and centre-weighted average available

Via LiveView on LCD screen:

(1) Evaluative metering (384 zones)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 5.5 % of LCD screen)
(3) Spot metering (approx. 3.7 % of LCD screen)
(4) Center-weighted average metering

Metering Range

Via optical viewfinder: EV 1 – 20 (at 23 °C with 50 mm f/1.4 lens ISO 100) Via LiveView on LCD screen: EV -2 – 20 (at 23 °C, ISO 100, evaluative metering)

AE Lock

Auto: In One-shot AF mode with evaluative metering exposure is locked when focus is achieved.
Manual: By AE Lock Button in creative zone modes.

Exposure Compensation

+/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).

AEB

3 shots +/-2 EV 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments

ISO Sensitivity

Auto (100-25600), 100-25600 (in whole stop increments)
ISO can be expanded to H: 51200
During Movie shooting: Auto (100-12800), 100-12800 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments) ISO can be expanded to H: 25600. 4K Movie Max. 6400

Shutter

Type

Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter

Speed

30-1/4000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)

White Balance

Type

Automatic white balance with the imaging sensor

Settings

AWB (Ambience priority, White priority), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, White, Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Colour Temperature Setting. White balance compensation: 1. Blue/Amber bias +/-9 levels. 2. Magenta/ Green bias +/-9 levels

Custom White Balance

Yes, 1 setting can be registered

WB Bracketing

+/-3 levels in single level increments
3 bracketed images per shutter release.
Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/Green bias.

Viewfinder

Type

Pentamirror

Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal)

Approx. 95 %

Magnification

Approx. 0.87x 5

Dioptre Correction

-3 to +1 m-1 (dioptre)

Focusing Screen

Fixed (Translucent LCD screen for information overlay)

Mirror

Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF 600 mm f/4 IS USM or shorter)

Viewfinder Information

AF information: AF points, focus confirmation, AF area selection mode. Exposure information: Shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, exposure level/compensation, spot metering circle, exposure warning, AEB. Flash information: Flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation.
Image information: Card information, maximum burst (1 digit display), Highlight tone priority (D+). Composition information: Grid, Aspect Ratio. Other information: Warning icon.

Depth of field preview

Yes, with Depth of Field preview assigned to a button via Custom Function.

Eyepiece shutter

On strap

LCD Monitor

Type

Vari-angle touchscreen 7.7 cm (3.0") 3:2 Clear View II TFT, approx. 1040 K sRGB dots

Coverage

Approx. 100%

Viewing Angle (horizontally/vertically)

Approx. 170°

Brightness Adjustment

Adjustable to one of seven levels

Display Options

(1) Quick Control Screen
(2) Camera settings

Flash

Built-in Flash GN (ISO 100, meters)

9.8

Built-in Flash Coverage

up to 18 mm focal length (35 mm equivalent: approx. 29mm)

Built-in Flash recycle time

Approx. 3 seconds

Modes

Auto, Manual flash

X-sync

1/200 sec

Flash Exposure Compensation

+/- 2 EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments

Flash Exposure Bracketing

Yes, with compatible External Flash

Flash Exposure Lock

Yes

Second Curtain Synchronisation

Yes

HotShoe/ PC terminal

Yes/ No

External Flash Compatibility

E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless optical multi-flash support

External Flash Control

via camera menu screen

Shooting

Modes

Scene Intelligent Auto (Stills and Movie), Creative Auto, SCN(Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Group Photo, Night Portrait, Smooth Skin, Group Photo, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control, Food, Kids, Candlelight), Creative filters, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual (Stills and Movie)

Picture Styles

Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)

Colour Space

sRGB and Adobe RGB

Image Processing

Highlight Tone Priority (3 settings) Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings) Long exposure noise reduction High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings) Multi Shot Noise Reduction Auto Correction of Lens Peripheral illumination, Chromatic aberration correction, Distortion correction, Diffraction correction Digital Lens Optimizer Creative filters (Grainy B/W, Soft focus, Fish-eye effect, Water painting effect, Toy camera effect, Miniature effect, HDR art standard, HDR art vivid, HDR art bold, HDR art embossed)

Multi-exposure Resize, Crop (JPEG only)

Drive modes

Single, Continuous L, Continuous H, Self timer (2s+remote, 10s +remote)

Continuous Shooting

Max. Approx. 5 fps.

Live View Mode

Coverage

Approx. 100% (horizontally and vertically)

Frame Rate

29.97 fps

Focusing

Manual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen)
Autofocus: Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Face detection and Tracking AF, FlexiZone-Multi, FlexiZone-Single)
One-shot AF and Servo AF selectable for Stills and Movie

Metering

Real-time evaluative metering with image sensor.
Evaluative metering, partial metering, spot metering, center-weighted average metering.

Display Options

Grid overlay (x3), Histogram,

File Type

Still Image Type

JPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.31 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0)

RAW: 14bit, Canon original RAW 3rd edition Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant

RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording

RAW, RAW + JPEG (any combination) possible.

Image Size

JPEG 3:2: (L) 6000 x 4000, (M) 3984 x 2656, (S1) 2976 x 1984, (S2) 2400x1600,
JPEG 4:3: (L) 5328x4000, (M) 3552x2664, (S1) 2656x1992, (S2) 2112x1600,
JPEG 16:9: (L) 6000x3368, (M) 3984x2240, (S1) 2976x1680, (S2) 2400x1344,
JPEG 1:1: (L) 4000x4000, (M) 2656x2656, (S1) 1984x1984, (S2) 1600x1600,
RAW: (RAW) 6000x4000

Movie Type

MP4 (Video: H.264 inter frame, Sound: Linear PCM / AAC, recording level can be manually adjusted by user) MOV (Video: H.264 All-I Full HD, no sound) - time-lapse movie only

Movie Size

3840 x 2160 (23.98, 25 fps) inter-frame
1920 x 1080 (59.94, 50 fps) inter-frame
1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25 fps) inter-frame
1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25) lite inter-frame
1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps) inter-frame

Movie Length

Max duration 29min 59sec

Folders

New folders can be manually created and selected

File Numbering

(1) Consecutive numbering
(2) Auto reset
(3) Manual reset

Other Features

Custom Functions

11 Custom Functions

Metadata Tag

User copyright information (can be set in camera)
Image rating (0-5 stars)

Intelligent Orientation Sensor

Yes

Playback zoom

1.5x - 10x

Display Formats

(1) Single image with information (2 levels)
(2) Single image
(3) 4-image index
(4) 9-image index
(5) 36-image index
(6) 100-image index
(7) Jump Display

Slide Show

Choose images with Image Search
Playback time: 1/2/3/5/10/20 seconds
Repeat: On/Off
Background music: On/Off
Transition effect: Off, Slide in 1, Slide in 2, Fade 1, Fade 2, Fade 3

Histogram

Brightness: Yes
RGB: Yes

Highlight Alert

Yes

Image Erase/Protection

Erase: Select image, select range, all images in folder, all images on a card, all found images (during image search)
Protection: Single image, select range, all images in folder, all images on a card, all found images (during image search)

Menu Categories

Menu interface adjustable by the user between standard and guided

(1) Shooting menu
(2) Playback menu
(3) Setup menu
(4) Display Options menu
(5) My Menu

Menu Languages

29 Languages
English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, Hindi, Malay, Indonesian

Firmware Update

Update possible by the user.

Body Materials

Chassis: Aluminium alloy and polycarbonate resin with glass fibre
Exterior: Polycarbonate resin with glass fibre and special conductive fibre

Interface

Computer

Hi-Speed USB

wifi

Wi-Fi (2.4GHz) Channels: IEEE802.11b, IEEE802.11g, IEEE802.11n

Wi-Fi Security

Camera Access Point: WPA2-PSK with AES encryption or open
Infrastructure: Shared key, with WEP encryption, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK with TKIP/AES encryption or open

Bluetooth

BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy Technology)

Other

Video output (PAL/ NTSC) (integrated with USB terminal), HDMI mini output (HDMI-CEC compatible), External microphone (3.5 mm Stereo mini jack)

Direct Print

Canon Printers

Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge

PictBridge

Yes

Storage

Type

SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS Speed Class 1 compatible)

Supported Operating System

PC & Macintosh

See individual software

Software

Image Processing

Digital Photo Professional 4 (RAW Image Processing)

Other

EOS Utility
EOS Lens Registration Tool
EOS Web Service Registration Tool
EOS Sample Music
Picture Style Editor

Camera Connect app available on iOS and Android devices

Power Source

Batteries

1 x Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E17

Battery life

Viewfinder: Approx. 1070 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%) (5)
Viewfinder: Approx. 1020 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
LiveView: Approx. 320 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
LiveView: Approx. 300 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)

Battery Indicator

4 levels

Power saving

Power turns off after 10/30 (10 sec viewfinder/30 sec live view, functions, image playback etc) sec, 30 sec, 1, 2, 4, 8, or 15 mins.

Power Supply & Battery Chargers

Battery charger LC-E17E

Accessories

Viewfinder

Eyecup Ef
Rubber Frame Ef
E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lenses
Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15II
Magnifier MG-Ef
Angle Finder C

Lenses

All EF and EF-S lenses

Flash

Canon Speedlites (90EX, 220EX, 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 430EX III-RT, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR-14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT) 4

Remote Controller/ Switch

Remote Switch RS-60E3, Remote Controller BR-E1, Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3 via Remote Controller Adapter RA-E3

Other

Hand Strap E2, GPS Receiver GP-E2, Directional Stereo Microphone DM-E1, Protecting Cloth PC-E1, PC-E2, HDMI Cable HTC-100, Interface Cable IFC400PCU, IFC-200U/500U

All data is based on Canon standard testing methods except where indicated.

Subject to change without notice.

  1. Dual Pixel CMOS AF - AF is possible over an area of approx. 80% Vertical x 80% Horizontal of the frame or 100% vertical x 88% horizontal, depending on lens used
  2. Peripheral Cross type AF points will not function as a cross type AF points with the following lenses: EF 35-80mm f4-5.6 (II/III/USM), EF35-105mm f4.5-5.6 (USM). EF 80-200mm f4.5-5.6 (II)
  3. Maximum number of AF frame is dependent on selected image aspect ratio
  4. With One-Shot AF, at 23°C/73°F, ISO 100, Based on Canon's testing standards and environment)
  5. With 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 dpt