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Canon MakerNote Tags defined in Exiv2

Tags found in the MakerNote of images taken with Canon cameras. These tags are defined by Exiv2 in accordance with [2].

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Tag (hex) Tag (dec) IFD Key Type Tag description
0x0000 0 Canon Exif.Canon.0x0000 Short Unknown
0x0001 1 Canon Exif.Canon.CameraSettings Short Various camera settings
0x0002 2 Canon Exif.Canon.FocalLength Short Focal length
0x0003 3 Canon Exif.Canon.0x0003 Short Unknown
0x0004 4 Canon Exif.Canon.ShotInfo Short Shot information
0x0005 5 Canon Exif.Canon.Panorama Short Panorama
0x0006 6 Canon Exif.Canon.ImageType Ascii Image type
0x0007 7 Canon Exif.Canon.FirmwareVersion Ascii Firmware version
0x0008 8 Canon Exif.Canon.FileNumber Long File number
0x0009 9 Canon Exif.Canon.OwnerName Ascii Owner Name
0x000c 12 Canon Exif.Canon.SerialNumber Long Camera serial number
0x000d 13 Canon Exif.Canon.CameraInfo Short Camera info
0x000f 15 Canon Exif.Canon.CustomFunctions Short Custom Functions
0x0010 16 Canon Exif.Canon.ModelID Long Model ID
0x0012 18 Canon Exif.Canon.PictureInfo Short Picture info
0x0013 19 Canon Exif.Canon.ThumbnailImageValidArea SShort Thumbnail image valid area
0x0015 21 Canon Exif.Canon.SerialNumberFormat Long Serial number format
0x001a 26 Canon Exif.Canon.SuperMacro SShort Super macro
0x0026 38 Canon Exif.Canon.AFInfo Short AF info
0x0083 131 Canon Exif.Canon.OriginalDecisionDataOffset SLong Original decision data offset
0x00a4 164 Canon Exif.Canon.WhiteBalanceTable Short White balance table
0x0095 149 Canon Exif.Canon.LensModel Ascii Lens model
0x0096 150 Canon Exif.Canon.InternalSerialNumber Ascii Internal serial number
0x0097 151 Canon Exif.Canon.DustRemovalData Ascii Dust removal data
0x0099 153 Canon Exif.Canon.CustomFunctions Short Custom functions
0x00a0 160 Canon Exif.Canon.ProcessingInfo Short Processing info
0x00aa 170 Canon Exif.Canon.MeasuredColor Short Measured color
0x00b4 180 Canon Exif.Canon.ColorSpace SShort ColorSpace
0x00b5 181 Canon Exif.Canon.0x00b5 Short Unknown
0x00c0 192 Canon Exif.Canon.0x00c0 Short Unknown
0x00c1 193 Canon Exif.Canon.0x00c1 Short Unknown
0x00d0 208 Canon Exif.Canon.VRDOffset Long VRD offset
0x00e0 224 Canon Exif.Canon.SensorInfo Short Sensor info
0x4001 16385 Canon Exif.Canon.ColorData Short Color data

Canon Camera Settings Tags

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Tag (hex) Tag (dec) IFD Key Type Tag description
0x0001 1 CanonCs Exif.CanonCs.Macro SShort Macro mode
0x0002 2 CanonCs Exif.CanonCs.Selftimer SShort Self timer
0x0003 3 CanonCs Exif.CanonCs.Quality SShort Quality
0x0004 4 CanonCs Exif.CanonCs.FlashMode SShort Flash mode setting
0x0005 5 CanonCs Exif.CanonCs.DriveMode SShort Drive mode setting
0x0006 6 CanonCs Exif.CanonCs.0x0006 Short Unknown
0x0007 7 CanonCs Exif.CanonCs.FocusMode SShort Focus mode setting
0x0008 8 CanonCs Exif.CanonCs.0x0008 SShort Unknown
0x0009 9 CanonCs Exif.CanonCs.0x0009 SShort Unknown
0x000a 10 CanonCs Exif.CanonCs.ImageSize SShort Image size
0x000b 11 CanonCs Exif.CanonCs.EasyMode SShort Easy shooting mode
0x000c 12 CanonCs Exif.CanonCs.DigitalZoom SShort Digital zoom
0x000d 13 CanonCs Exif.CanonCs.Contrast SShort Contrast setting
0x000e 14 CanonCs Exif.CanonCs.Saturation SShort Saturation setting
0x000f 15 CanonCs Exif.CanonCs.Sharpness SShort Sharpness setting
0x0010 16 CanonCs Exif.CanonCs.ISOSpeed SShort ISO speed setting
0x0011 17 CanonCs Exif.CanonCs.MeteringMode SShort Metering mode setting
0x0012 18 CanonCs Exif.CanonCs.FocusType SShort Focus type setting
0x0013 19 CanonCs Exif.CanonCs.AFPoint SShort AF point selected
0x0014 20 CanonCs Exif.CanonCs.ExposureProgram SShort Exposure mode setting
0x0015 21 CanonCs Exif.CanonCs.0x0015 SShort Unknown
0x0016 22 CanonCs Exif.CanonCs.LensType SShort Lens type
0x0017 23 CanonCs Exif.CanonCs.Lens Short 'long' and 'short' focal length of lens (in 'focal units') and 'focal units' per mm
0x0018 24 CanonCs Exif.CanonCs.ShortFocal Short Short focal
0x0019 25 CanonCs Exif.CanonCs.FocalUnits SShort Focal units
0x001a 26 CanonCs Exif.CanonCs.MaxAperture SShort Max aperture
0x001b 27 CanonCs Exif.CanonCs.MinAperture SShort Min aperture
0x001c 28 CanonCs Exif.CanonCs.FlashActivity SShort Flash activity
0x001d 29 CanonCs Exif.CanonCs.FlashDetails SShort Flash details
0x001e 30 CanonCs Exif.CanonCs.0x001e SShort Unknown
0x001f 31 CanonCs Exif.CanonCs.0x001f SShort Unknown
0x0020 32 CanonCs Exif.CanonCs.FocusContinuous SShort Focus continuous setting
0x0021 33 CanonCs Exif.CanonCs.AESetting SShort AE setting
0x0022 34 CanonCs Exif.CanonCs.ImageStabilization SShort Image stabilization
0x0023 35 CanonCs Exif.CanonCs.DisplayAperture SShort Display aperture
0x0024 36 CanonCs Exif.CanonCs.ZoomSourceWidth SShort Zoom source width
0x0025 37 CanonCs Exif.CanonCs.ZoomTargetWidth SShort Zoom target width
0x0026 38 CanonCs Exif.CanonCs.0x0026 SShort Unknown
0x0027 39 CanonCs Exif.CanonCs.SpotMeteringMode SShort Spot metering mode
0x0028 40 CanonCs Exif.CanonCs.PhotoEffect SShort Photo effect
0x0029 41 CanonCs Exif.CanonCs.ManualFlashOutput SShort Manual flash output
0x002a 42 CanonCs Exif.CanonCs.ColorTone SShort Color tone
0x002e 46 CanonCs Exif.CanonCs.SRAWQuality SShort SRAW quality

Canon Shot Info Tags

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Tag (hex) Tag (dec) IFD Key Type Tag description
0x0001 1 CanonSi Exif.CanonSi.0x0001 Short Unknown
0x0002 2 CanonSi Exif.CanonSi.ISOSpeed Short ISO speed used
0x0003 3 CanonSi Exif.CanonSi.MeasuredEV Short Measured EV
0x0004 4 CanonSi Exif.CanonSi.TargetAperture Short Target Aperture
0x0005 5 CanonSi Exif.CanonSi.TargetShutterSpeed Short Target shutter speed
0x0006 6 CanonSi Exif.CanonSi.0x0006 Short Unknown
0x0007 7 CanonSi Exif.CanonSi.WhiteBalance Short White balance setting
0x0008 8 CanonSi Exif.CanonSi.0x0008 Short Unknown
0x0009 9 CanonSi Exif.CanonSi.Sequence Short Sequence number (if in a continuous burst)
0x000a 10 CanonSi Exif.CanonSi.0x000a Short Unknown
0x000b 11 CanonSi Exif.CanonSi.0x000b Short Unknown
0x000c 12 CanonSi Exif.CanonSi.0x000c Short Unknown
0x000d 13 CanonSi Exif.CanonSi.0x000d Short Unknown
0x000e 14 CanonSi Exif.CanonSi.AFPointUsed Short AF point used
0x000f 15 CanonSi Exif.CanonSi.FlashBias Short Flash bias
0x0010 16 CanonSi Exif.CanonSi.0x0010 Short Unknown
0x0011 17 CanonSi Exif.CanonSi.0x0011 Short Unknown
0x0012 18 CanonSi Exif.CanonSi.0x0012 Short Unknown
0x0013 19 CanonSi Exif.CanonSi.SubjectDistance Short Subject distance (units are not clear)
0x0014 20 CanonSi Exif.CanonSi.0x0014 Short Unknown
0x0015 21 CanonSi Exif.CanonSi.ApertureValue Short Aperture
0x0016 22 CanonSi Exif.CanonSi.ShutterSpeedValue Short Shutter speed
0x0017 23 CanonSi Exif.CanonSi.MeasuredEV2 Short Measured EV 2
0x0018 24 CanonSi Exif.CanonSi.0x0018 Short Unknown
0x0019 25 CanonSi Exif.CanonSi.0x0019 Short Unknown
0x001a 26 CanonSi Exif.CanonSi.0x001a Short Unknown

Canon Panorama Tags

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Tag (hex) Tag (dec) IFD Key Type Tag description
0x0002 2 CanonPa Exif.CanonPa.PanoramaFrame Short Panorama frame number
0x0005 5 CanonPa Exif.CanonPa.PanoramaDirection Short Panorama direction

Canon Custom Function Tags

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Tag (hex) Tag (dec) IFD Key Type Tag description
0x0001 1 CanonCf Exif.CanonCf.NoiseReduction Short Long exposure noise reduction
0x0002 2 CanonCf Exif.CanonCf.ShutterAeLock Short Shutter/AE lock buttons
0x0003 3 CanonCf Exif.CanonCf.MirrorLockup Short Mirror lockup
0x0004 4 CanonCf Exif.CanonCf.ExposureLevelIncrements Short Tv/Av and exposure level
0x0005 5 CanonCf Exif.CanonCf.AFAssist Short AF assist light
0x0006 6 CanonCf Exif.CanonCf.FlashSyncSpeedAv Short Shutter speed in Av mode
0x0007 7 CanonCf Exif.CanonCf.AEBSequence Short AEB sequence/auto cancellation
0x0008 8 CanonCf Exif.CanonCf.ShutterCurtainSync Short Shutter curtain sync
0x0009 9 CanonCf Exif.CanonCf.LensAFStopButton Short Lens AF stop button Fn. Switch
0x000a 10 CanonCf Exif.CanonCf.FillFlashAutoReduction Short Auto reduction of fill flash
0x000b 11 CanonCf Exif.CanonCf.MenuButtonReturn Short Menu button return position
0x000c 12 CanonCf Exif.CanonCf.SetButtonFunction Short SET button func. when shooting
0x000d 13 CanonCf Exif.CanonCf.SensorCleaning Short Sensor cleaning
0x000e 14 CanonCf Exif.CanonCf.SuperimposedDisplay Short Superimposed display
0x000f 15 CanonCf Exif.CanonCf.ShutterReleaseNoCFCard Short Shutter Release W/O CF Card

Canon Picture Info Tags

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Tag (hex) Tag (dec) IFD Key Type Tag description
0x0002 2 CanonPi Exif.CanonPi.ImageWidth Short Image width
0x0003 3 CanonPi Exif.CanonPi.ImageHeight Short Image height
0x0004 4 CanonPi Exif.CanonPi.ImageWidthAsShot Short Image width (as shot)
0x0005 5 CanonPi Exif.CanonPi.ImageHeightAsShot Short Image height (as shot)
0x0016 22 CanonPi Exif.CanonPi.AFPointsUsed Short AF points used
0x001a 26 CanonPi Exif.CanonPi.AFPointsUsed20D Short AF points used (20D)

Canon File Info Tags

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Tag (hex) Tag (dec) IFD Key Type Tag description
0x0001 1 CanonFi Exif.CanonFi.FileNumber Long File Number
0x0003 3 CanonFi Exif.CanonFi.BracketMode SShort Bracket Mode
0x0004 4 CanonFi Exif.CanonFi.BracketValue SShort Bracket Value
0x0005 5 CanonFi Exif.CanonFi.BracketShotNumber SShort Bracket Shot Number
0x0006 6 CanonFi Exif.CanonFi.RawJpgQuality SShort Raw Jpg Quality
0x0007 7 CanonFi Exif.CanonFi.RawJpgSize SShort Raw Jpg Size
0x0008 8 CanonFi Exif.CanonFi.NoiseReduction SShort Noise Reduction
0x0009 9 CanonFi Exif.CanonFi.WBBracketMode SShort WB Bracket Mode
0x000c 12 CanonFi Exif.CanonFi.WBBracketValueAB SShort WB Bracket Value AB
0x000d 13 CanonFi Exif.CanonFi.WBBracketValueGM SShort WB Bracket Value GM
0x000e 14 CanonFi Exif.CanonFi.FilterEffect SShort Filter Effect
0x000f 15 CanonFi Exif.CanonFi.ToningEffect SShort Toning Effect
0x0010 16 CanonFi Exif.CanonFi.MacroMagnification SShort Macro magnification
0x0013 19 CanonFi Exif.CanonFi.LiveViewShooting SShort Live view shooting
0x0019 25 CanonFi Exif.CanonFi.FlashExposureLock SShort Flash exposure lock