Film Cameras

35mm Focal-Plane Shutter SLR Camera


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Marketed November 1993
Original Price For export only (no Japanese market price)

Based on the popular EOS Kiss marketed in October 1993, the Rebel X was for the North American market. The Rebel X did not have a built-in flash, auto date back, and metered manual like the Kiss. The Rebel X was 55 g lighter than the Kiss.

Type 35mm focal-plane shutter multi-mode AF SLR camera
Picture Size 24×36 mm
Canon EF lenses
Lens Mount EF mount
AF System TTL phase detection. AF modes: One-Shot AF and AI Servo AF (automatic switchover). Multi-BASIS (automatic selection of 3 focusing points) for the AF sensor. Center focusing point selectable manually with AE lock button. AF operating range at ISO 100: EV 1.5 – 18.
Shutter Vertical-travel, focal-plane electronic shutter. 30 sec. – 1/2000 sec., B. X-sync at 1/90 sec. (hot shoe). Built-in electronic self-timer (with beeper).
Viewfinder Fixed eye-level roof mirror. 0.7x magnification and 90% coverage.
Center AF mark, wide AF frame, partial metering circle. 7-segment LCD displays numeric values, textual display, in-focus indicator, exposure display, shutter speed, aperture setting, and other indications.
Metering &
Exposure Control
Composite SPC for TTL full-aperture metering (6-zone evaluative, 9.5% partial at center, and center-weighted averaging) with shutter speed-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, Intelligent program AE, depth-of-field AE, and four program AE modes. Exposure compensation range of ±2 EV (in 1/2-stop increments). Metering range at ISO 100 and f/1.4: EV 2 – 20. Film speed range: ISO 6 to 6400 (with DX code). Maximum 9 multiple exposures.
External LCD Shutter speed, aperture setting, film speed, multiple exposure count, self-timer display, film status, exposure display, battery check, and other indications.
Power Source Two 3 V CR123A lithium batteries
Film Loading &
Align film leader at mark, then close the camera back for prewind loading. First, the entire roll is wound on the take-up spool. Then each time a picture is taken, the film advances back into the cartridge. Film transport with the built-in motor. Film advance speed: 3 fps and single advance. After the last frame is exposed, the film is rewound automatically. Midroll rewind enabled.
Frame Counter Counts down on external LCD panel (counts up during prewind loading).
Dimensions &
145 x 92 x 70 mm, 315 g (without batteries)