Film Cameras

35mm Focal-Plane Shutter SLR Camera

EOS-1

EOS-1

EOS-1

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Marketed September 1989
Original Price 189,000 yen (body)

The top-of-the-line EOS camera. The AF sensor is four times more sensitive than the BASIS sensor used in the EOS 650, the first EOS camera. It can autofocus even in EV -1. Also, the EOS-1’s cross-type BASIS sensor was developed to enable focusing of horizontally-lined subjects.

This AF sensor and the predictive AI Servo AF mode are outstanding. The camera also has a variety of metering modes: 5.8% partial metering with an 8mm-diameter circle at the center, 2.3% fine spot metering, centerweighted averaging metering with 6 zones, and 6-zone evaluative metering. High precision, high reliability, and durability characterized this camera.

Type 35mm focal-plane shutter multi-mode AF SLR camera
Picture Size 24 x 36 mm
Normal Lens Canon EF lenses
Lens Mount EF mount
AF System TTL phase detection. AF modes: One-Shot AF and predictive AI Servo AF. AF operating range at ISO 100: EV 1 – 18. Cross-type BASIS for the AF sensor.
Shutter Vertical-travel, focal-plane electronic shutter with metal curtains. 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-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. Seven interchangeable focusing screens. Built-in dioptric correction up to ±2 diopters. 20mm eye relief.
Viewfinder
Information
AF mark, in-focus indicator, spot metering circle (5mm dia. at center), partial metering circle (8mm dia. at center), shutter speed and aperture setting (digital readout in 1/3-stop increments), AE lock, manual, flash ready, exposure compensation, exposure level scale, exposure level display (dots and bars), remaining frame count, and other indications.
Metering &
Exposure Control
Composite SPC for TTL full-aperture metering (6-zone evaluative, 5.8% partial at center, and 2.3% spot metering at center) with shutter speed-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, depth-of-field AE, Intelligent program AE, and metered manual. AE lock enabled for both auto and manual. Exposure compensation and autobracketing range of ±3 EV (in 1/3-stop increments). Maximum 9 multiple exposures. Metering range with evaluative or partial metering: EV 0 – 20. Metering range with spot metering at ISO 100 and f/1.4: EV 2 – 20. Film speed range: ISO 6 to 6400.
External LCD Custom Function setting, autobracketing steps, depth-of-field AE, Intelligent program AE, shutter speed-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, film-loaded indicator, film rewind completed, multiple-exposure setting and countdown, film speed, AF mode, film transport, and other indications.
Power Source One 6 V 2CR5 lithium battery
Film Loading &
Advance
Align film leader at mark, then close the camera back for auto loading. Automatic film advance with built-in motor. Film advance speed: approx. 2.5 fps and single advance.
Film Rewind Fully automatic with built-in motor. Midroll rewind enabled.
Dimensions &
Weight
161 x 107 x 72 mm, 890 g (with battery)
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