35mm SLR(single-lens reflex) AF/AE camera with built-in winder and built-in flash.
Canon EF Lenses
Canon EF mount (Fully electronic control)
SLR-type, eye-level roof mirror pentaprism
90% vertical and horizontal coverage of actual picture area
0.70x magnification with 50mm lens at infinity
No standard diopter provided
Fixed, new laser-matte screen marked with focusing points and partial metering circle
Quick-return half mirror
Shutter speed (if unsuitable blinks at 2hz as warning), Aperture (if unsuitable blinks at 2 Hz as warning), AE lock or FE lock (Partial metering at center), Focusing point indicator (The indicator for the selected focusing point is displayed while the shutter button is pressed halfway or during metering.), Exposure scale in 1/2-stop increments (±2 stops), Flash Ready Light (Blinks as a flash-required warning in low-light (2 Hz while the built-in flash is retracted), High-speed sync (FP flash), In-focus (during AF and MF) indicator (Blinks at 2 Hz if focusing is impossible) Viewfinder information display cannot be turned off.4.
The focusing point can be selected by camera (Automatic) or by user (Manual).
1. Autofocus: One of the following two AF modes is set automatically (not user-settable) to suit the picture-taking mode. The shutter does not release until focus is achieved. a. One-Shot AF: Autofocus locks when focusing is achieved with stationary subject. b. Al Servo AF for automatic switching between One-Shot AF and predictive AF for moving subjects. 2. Manual Focus: Setting the lens' focus mode switch to MF ( or M) enables manual focusing with the focusing ring.
Af is activated by pressing the shutter button halfway.
AF Working Range
EV 2-18 ( at ISO 100,standard chart)
AF Assist Method
Beam automatically emitted when necessary and aimed at the area covered by the active focus point.
1. TTL max. aperture metering with 6 zone silicon photcell. Three metering patterns available. a. Evaluative metering b. Centerweighted average metering (Set automatically in M mode). c. Partial Metering (Measure approx. 9% of central area; activated while pressing AE Lock Button only.) 2. E-TTL (with EOS dedicated external Speedlite) 6 zone metering of E-TTL pre-flash 3. A-TTL, TTL Flash Metering A-TTL autoflash linked to focusing points, 3-zone TTL autoflash
EV 2-20 (with 50mm f/1.4 lens at ISO 100)
1. Intelligent program AE (P/Shiftable) 2. Shutter speed-priority AE(Tv/No Safety shift) 3. Aperture-priority AE(Av/No safety shift) 4. Depth-of-field Ae(A-DEP/Non-shiftable) 5. Full Auto (intelligent program AE/Non-shiftable 6. Programmed Image Control modes; Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports and Night Scene 7. Metered Manual, User sets speed/aperture +/- 2 stop viewfinder read-out 8. E-TTL autflash program AE( with accessory Ex-type sppedlites) 9.A-TTL autoflash program AE 10. TTL autoflash program AE
Up to 9 exposures can be set. Automatically clears upon completion. Cancelable midway.
1. Auto Exposure Bracketing(AEB) up to +/- 2Ev in 1/2 steps. 2. Manual exposure compensation up to =/-2 EV in 1/2 steps *AEB is not avaialbe in the Full Auto and Programmed modes. Exposure Compensation and AEB are possible in P, Tv, Av and A-DEP exposure modes. Exposure Compensation and AEB are posssible in P, Tv, Av and A-DEP exposure modes, AEB also possible in Manual mode.
Vertical-travel, focal plane shutter with all speeds electronically-controlled. Front and rear shutter curtain both have dedicated electromagnetic released control. (Curtain speed 6.3ms/24mm)
30 to 1/2000 sec. (in 1/2 stop increments), bulb,X-sync at 1/90 sec.
Built-in, serial-controlled, retractable TTL autoflash head in the pentaprism
39ft/ 12m (ISO 100)
Flash Coverage Angle
Covers the angle of view of 28mm lens.
1ms or less
Approx, 2 seconds. The icon lights in viewfinder when ready.
Equivalent to daylight
Shooting Distance Range
EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6
3.3 - 15.8 ft.
3.3 - 11.2 ft.
3.3 - 9.9 ft.
3.3 - 6.9 ft.
4.0 - 31.8 ft.
4.9 - 22.3 ft.
3.3 - 19.8 ft.
4.9 - 14.1 ft.
*At distances closer than 3.3 ft (1m), flash coverage will be partially obstructed by the lens barrel.
Red-Eye Reduction lamp lights while the shutter button is pressed halfway and focusing metering are achieved.
Automatic prewind system. After film poisitioning and back cover closure, the film automatically winds to the 1st frame.
Film Speed Setting
ISO 25-5000 automatically set in 1/3 stop increments according to DX code. Can also be set manually from ISO 6-6400 1/3 increments.
Single-frame advance or continous film advance set automatically to hte picture-taking mode. Quiet Film Transport: Film winding sound level Approximately 56dB Film Transport Confirmation: By up/down counting of frame counter in LCD panel.
Automatic. One of two modes is automatically set: Single-frame and continuous.(In Continous Mode, wiht AF locked, approximately 1fps)
Film rewound as the film advances to the next frame. Midroll rewinding possible.
Two CR123A/DL123A lithium batterries (3v) housed inside the camera grip.
Automatic battery check when the Command Dial is released from OFF. Battery level is indicated on the LCD panel is one of four levels.
The table below indicates the number of 24-exposure rolls that can be taken with two new CR123A batteries and Canon EF28-80mm F/3.5-5.6 lens.
Normal (68°F / 20°C)
Low (4°F / -20°C)
AE Usage FA: Flash Usage
Size (W x H x D)
5.7 (W) x 3.6 (H) x 2.5 (D) in./ 145 (W) x 92(H)x61.9(D) mm
12.35 oz./350g without batteries 13.45 oz./382g with batteries
All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.