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Date 01.04.08
File Size 11.98 MB


Software Development Kit

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Type and Major Components

Type 35mm AF/AE single-lens reflex with focal-plane shutter and built-in motor drive.
Picture Size 24 x 36mm
Compatible Lenses Canon EF lenses
Lens Mount Canon EF mount
External Flash E-TTL autoflash, A-TTL autoflash, TTL autoflash


Type Eye-level pentaprism
Picture Coverage 100 percent vertically and horizontally (20 mm eye relief)
Magnification 0.72x (-1 diopter with 50mm lens at infinity)
Dioptric Adjustment -3 to +1 diopter. (Standard diopter: -1 dpt)
Focusing Screen Interchangeable (9 types), Standard focusing screen: Ec-CIII
Mirror Quick-return half mirror (Transmission:reflection ratio of 37:63, no vignetting with EF 1200mm f/5.6 or shorter lens)
Viewfinder Information (1) On the screen: Area AF ellipse, focusing points, center spot metering circle (2)Below the screen: Manual exposure setting, AE lock, flash ready, unsuitable FE lock warning, high-speed sync (FP flash), shutter speed, FE lock (FEL), bulb (bulb), focusing point selection mode, depth-of-field AE (dep 1, 2), aperture, exposure compensation/flash exposure compensation, in-focus indicator. (3)Right of screen: Exposure level scale (±3 stops), exposure level indicator, flash exposure level, frame counter, frame count down indicator.
Depth-of-Field Preview Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
Eyepiece Shutter Built-in


Type TTL-AREA-SIR with a CMOS sensor
Focusing Points Area AF with 45 focusing points
Focusing Point Selection Any one focusing point, 45-point automatic selection, can be registered by pressing the Assist Button and FE lock button. Pressing the Assist Button and focusing point selector switches to the registered focusing point.
Focus Modes 1(1) One-Shot AF: Autofocus stops when focus is achieved, resulting in AF lock.(2) AI Servo AF: Tracks subject movement up to the start of exposure. No in-focus indicator (blinks at 8 Hz only if AF fails).(3) Manual focusing: Enabled with the focusing ring when the lens focus mode is set to MF (or M). Electronic manual focusing during continuous shooting and exposure is enabled with PB-E2 and NP-E2.
AF Focus Indictor Superimposed focusing point in viewfinder and also indicated on LCD panel
AF Working Range EV 0-18 (at ISO 100)
AF Assist Method Emitted automatically by the attached EOS Speedlite when necessary.

Exposure Control

Metering Modes TTL max. aperture metering with a 21 zone silicon photocell.
1. Evaluative metering (linkable to any point)
2. Partial metering (approx. 8.5% of viewfinder at center)
3. Center spot metering (approx. 2.4% of viewfinder at center)
4. Spot metering (linked to focusing point at approx. 2.4% of viewfinder)
* During continuous shooting with metering modes (3) and (4), the first shot is metered in real time and the meter reading is locked (AE lock) for subsequent shots in the same burst.
5. Multi-spot metering (Max. 8 multi-spot metering entries)
6. Center-weighted averaging metering
Metering Range EV 0-20 (at 20&deg C/ 68&deg F with 50mm f/1.4lens, ISO 100
Exposure Modes 1. Program AE(shiftable)
2. Shutter speed-priority AE( in 1/3,1/2 or full stops, safety shift enable with Custom Function)
3. Aperture-priority AE(in 1/3,1/2 or full stops, safety shift enabled with Custom Function)
4. Depth of field AE
5. E-TTL program flash AE (high-speed sync, FE lock, and wireless control enabled with 550EX)
6.A-TTL program flash AE
7. TTL program flash AE
8. Manual
9. Bulb
ISO Film Speed Range ISO 6-6400 (Set automatically with DX-coded film at ISO 25-5000)
Exposure Compensation 1. Auto exposure bracketing (AEB) : +/- 3stops in 1/3 stop increments. Standard exposure, underexposure, and overexposure sequence. Repeated bracketing enabled according to current film advance mode. With self-timer, all three bracketed shots are taken in the continuous shooting mode regardless of the film advance mode.
2. Manual exposure compensation: +/-3 stops in 1/3-stop increments set with the Quick Control Dial or exposure compensation button on the Main Dial.
3. AEB and manual exposure compensation can be set together.
AE Lock Auto AE Lock: Operates in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved.
Manual AE lock: AE lock button activates Ae lock in all metering modes. Multiple exposures: Max 9 multiple exposures. Cancels automatically after all multiple exposures are taken.(Cancelable and resettable at any time.)


Type Vertical-travel, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically-controlled.
Shutter Speeds 30 to 1/8000 sec. in 1/3-stops, X-sync at 1/250 sec.
Shutter Release Soft-touch electromagnetic release
Self Timer 10-sec. or 2-sec. delay.
Remote Control Remote control/data transfer terminal with waterproof and dustproof cap provided.


Type E-TTL autoflash, A-TTL autoflash, TTL autoflash
Flash Contacts (1) Hot shoe: X-sync direct contacts(2) Right side bottom: PC terminal (threaded)

Film Transport

Film Loading Automatic. After film is loaded and the back closed, the film advances to frame 1 automatically, taking about 1 sec.
Film Speed Setting Automatic film advance with built-in motor.(1) EOS-1V: Single-frame and continuous shooting.(2) EOS-1V + Power Drive Booster PB-E2: Single-frame, low-speed continuous, high-speed continuous, and ultra-high speed continuous (w/NP-E2).
Film Rewind At the end of the roll, automatic film rewind with a built-in motor. Midroll rewind possible. High-speed rewind: Approx. 4.5 sec. for 24-ex. film and approx. 8 sec. for 36-ex. film at 59 dB Approx. 12 sec. for 24-ex. film and approx. 18 sec. for 36-ex. film at 49 dB


Continuous Shooting Configuration Power source Film Advanced Mode One-Shot AF + Manual Focus AI Servo AF EOS-1V 2CR5 lithium Battery 3.5 3 EOS-1V + BP-E1 Size-AA alkaline batteryX4 EOS-1V + PB-E2 Ni-MH PackNP-E2 10 9 7 7 3 3 Size-AA alkaline batteryX8 6 5 3 3 EOS-1V + Power Drive Booster E1 Size-AA alkaline batteryX8 6 5 3 3
Customer Functions 20 (No. 0 - 19)

Power Source

Battery (1) EOS-1V: One 2CR5 lithium battery(2) EOS-1V + Power Drive Booster PB-E2: 8 size-AA batteries or Ni-MH Pack NP-E2 (sold separately)(3) Battery Pack BP-E1: 1 2CR5 lithium battery and 4 size-AA batteries (size-AA lithium batteries cannot be used)
Battery Check Automatic when the Main Switch is turned on. Battery level displayed in four levels (not including blank display) on LCD panel.
Shooting Capacity EOS-1V: See aboveEOS-1V + PB-E2: See above


Size (W x H x D) EOS-1V: 161 (W) x 120.8 (H) x 70.8 (D) mm6.3 (W) x 4.7 (H) x 2.8 (D) in. EOS-1V + PB-E2: 161 (W) x 164.3 (H) x 82.5 (D) mm6.3 (W) x 6.4 (H) x 3.2 (D) in.
Weight EOS-1V:945 g / 33 oz (body only, excluding battery)EOS-1V + PB-E2: 1380 g / 48.7 oz (body only, excluding battery)
Subject to change without notice. All the data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method.


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