Interchangeable Lens Digital Cameras

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EOS DCS 1

EOS DCS 1

EOS DCS 1

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Marketed December 1995
Original Price 3,600,000 yen

With 6 million pixels on a high density area CCD, this is a top-notch SLR type single-shot digital camera. 340 megabytes of hard disk card allows 53 high-quality images to be stored. The camera is well suited for catalog and pamphlet work which requires high image quality. It is also ideal for press photographers working for newspapers or magazines because of time and cost saving. The camera is compatible with more than 40 EF lenses and has the same high precision, reliability, and incomparable durability of the EOS-1N.

Type Focal-plane shutter multi-mode single-shot AF SLR digital camera with 36-bit color (RGB each 12 bits). Imaging element size: 18.4 mm (H) x 27.6 mm (W). 6 megapixel CCD (3,060 horizontal x 2,036 vertical pixels). Maximum continuous shooting at 0.6 fps in 2-frame bursts, then followed by 1 frame per 8 sec (shutter speed at 1/250 sec. or faster).
Compatible Lenses Canon EF lenses (focal length increases by approx. 1.3x)
Lens Mount EF mount
AF System TTL phase detection. AF modes: One-Shot AF and predictive AI Servo AF. Cross-type BASIS for the AF sensor. Five focusing points selectable automatically or manually. AF operating range: EV 0.3-18.3 (at ISO 80).
Shutter Vertical-travel, metal focal-plane electronic shutter. 30 sec.-1/8000 sec., B. X-sync at 1/250 sec. (German-lock socket and hot shoe). Shutter speed can be set in 1/3-, 1/2-, or whole-stop increments. Built-in electronic self-timer (with countdown indicator on LCD panel).
Viewfinder Fixed eye-level pentaprism. 0.72x magnification and virtually 100% coverage. New Laser Matte screen is standard. Eight interchangeable focusing screens. Built-in dioptric adjustment from -3 to +1 diopters. 20mm eye relief.
Viewfinder
Information
Five focusing points at center, fine spot metering circle, image area frame, shutter speed andaperture (in 1/2- or 1/3-stop increments depending on Custom Function setting), AE lock, manual,flash ready, exposure compensation, exposure level scale, exposure level display (dots and bars),in-focus indicator, and other indications.
Metering and
Exposure Control
Composite SPC for TTL full-aperture metering (16-zone evaluative metering, 15.3% partial metering at center, 3.9% fine spot metering at center, 6% spot metering at focusing point, and centerweighted averaging) with shutter speed-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, depth-of-field AE, intelligent program AE, and metered manual. AE lock is automatic when focus is achieved in One-Shot AF and evaluative metering mode. Manual AE lock enabled with AE lock button in all metering modes. Exposure compensation:±3EV (in 1/3-stop increments). Metering range (ISO 80, 50mm f/1.4): evaluative or partial metering: EV 0.3-20.3, fine spot metering: EV 3.3-20.3. Imaging element sensitivity: Equivalent to ISO 50-100 (color model) or ISO 200 (B & W model).
External LCD On camera top: Focus mode, shutter speed, calculated amount, exposure mode, Custom Function setting, metering mode, frame counter, exposure compensation scale, exposure compensation level, and other indications. On camera back: Remaining frame count, battery indicator, disk, audio recording level indicator, SCSI indicator, and Delete indicator.
Image storage
medium
PCMCIA-ATA Type I, II, III PC card.
Image file size 6MB when stored. 18MB (8 bits) or 36MB (12 bits) when finished. Image storage capacity: Approx. 53 frames on a 340MB hard disk card.
Interface SCSI interface built-in.
Audio Recording Built-in microphone can record (telephone quality) up to 25 sec. of annotations per shot, for up to 99 shots.
Power Source Built-in Ni-MH battery pack(rechargeable in 1 hour, for maximum 200 shots per charge)
Dimensions &
Weight
162 x 89 x 212 mm, 1800 g (with battery)
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