The world’s lightest DSLR with movable screen, with classic handling and cutting-edge technology inside. Great-looking photos and 4K movies are simple to shoot, and the camera communicates intuitively with smart devices.
Inside its portable body, the Canon EOS 250D features a 24.1-megapixel sensor and a DIGIC 8 image processor for superb results on the move. An optical viewfinder gives a clear, real-time view of the world.
The compact DSLR
As the world’s lightest DSLR camera with movable screen*, the Canon EOS 250D can go to more places and be with you more often, for superb results whenever creativity strikes.
Stunning high resolution images and 4K movies
Capture 24.1 megapixel photos and 4K movies that are pin-sharp and packed with colour. An APS-C sized sensor and DIGIC 8 processor ensure great results, even in low light.
Connected to your life
It’s easy to share images with friends and family – just link the Canon EOS 250D to your smartphone or tablet computer* using Bluetooth** and the camera’s built-in Wi-Fi will take care of the rest.
Stay focused, look sharp
Whether you capture the moment at 5fps with the optical viewfinder, or use Dual Pixel CMOS AF Live View with Eye Auto Focus, you can enjoy pin-sharp results.
Simple or advanced?
Enjoy point and shoot simplicity, while Guided UI and Creative Assist mode help unlock your creativity. The movable touchscreen makes awkward angles and selfies easy.
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
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
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
Selected on lens
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
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)
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.
+/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).
3 shots +/-2 EV 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments
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
Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter
30-1/4000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)
Automatic white balance with the imaging sensor
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
+/-3 levels in single level increments 3 bracketed images per shutter release. Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/Green bias.
Fixed (Translucent LCD screen for information overlay)
Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF 600 mm f/4 IS USM or shorter)
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.
Vari-angle touchscreen 7.7 cm (3.0″) 3:2 Clear View II TFT, approx. 1040 K sRGB dots
Viewing Angle (horizontally/vertically)
Adjustable to one of seven levels
(1) Quick Control Screen (2) Camera settings
Built-in Flash GN (ISO 100, meters)
Built-in Flash Coverage
up to 18 mm focal length (35 mm equivalent: approx. 29mm)
Built-in Flash recycle time
Approx. 3 seconds
Auto, Manual flash
Flash Exposure Compensation
+/- 2 EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments
Flash Exposure Bracketing
Yes, with compatible External Flash
Flash Exposure Lock
Second Curtain Synchronisation
HotShoe/ PC terminal
External Flash Compatibility
E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless optical multi-flash support
External Flash Control
via camera menu screen
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)
Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)
sRGB and Adobe RGB
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)
Single, Continuous L, Continuous H, Self timer (2s+remote, 10s +remote)
Max. Approx. 5 fps.
Live View Mode
Approx. 100% (horizontally and vertically)
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
Real-time evaluative metering with image sensor. Evaluative metering, partial metering, spot metering, center-weighted average metering.
Grid overlay (x3), Histogram,
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
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
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
Max duration 29min 59sec
New folders can be manually created and selected
(1) Consecutive numbering (2) Auto reset (3) Manual reset
11 Custom Functions
User copyright information (can be set in camera) Image rating (0-5 stars)
Intelligent Orientation Sensor
1.5x – 10x
(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
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
Brightness: Yes RGB: Yes
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 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
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