Film Cameras

35mm Focal-Plane Shutter SLR Camera

EOS 5000/EOS 888(Asia)

  • Japan
  • Americas
  • Europe, Asia, Oceania
  • Outline
  • Specifications
Marketed January 1995
Original Price For export only (no Japanese market price)

Fully automatic AF SLR for the European market. Features include compact design, silent operation, three focusing points, wide focusing area, center-priority focusing, 6-zone evaluative metering linked to the focusing points, 3-zone flash metering linked to the focusing points, metering and exposure-control modes, external LCD panel, viewfinder information, a large mode selection and shutter speed dial, and flash exposure control with a series circuit. In Asia (except Japan), the camera was marketed as the EOS 888.

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/Predictive AI Servo AF (automatic switchover). Multi-BASIS (3 focusing points) for the AF sensor. The AE lock button selects the center focusing point. AF operating range at ISO 100: EV 1.5 – 18.
Shutter Vertical-travel, focal-plane electronic shutter. 1/8 sec. – 1/2000 sec., B. X-sync at 1/90 sec. (hot shoe). Built-in electronic self-timer (with blinking red-eye reduction lamp).
Viewfinder Fixed eye-level roof mirror. 0.7x magnification and 90% coverage.
Center AF mark, wide AF frame, and partial metering circle. Three LEDs for in-focus indicator, AE, and flash ready.
Metering &
Exposure Control
Composite SPC for TTL full-aperture metering (6-zone evaluative, 9.5% partial at center) with shutter speed-priority AE, Intelligent program AE, and four Programmed Image Control modes set with a dial. Metering range at ISO 100 and f/1.4: EV 2 – 20. Film speed range: ISO 25 to 5000 (DX-coded only). Maximum 9 multiple exposures.
Built-in Flash Located on pentaprism hump. Manual pop-up/retractable head. TTL autoflash control (fires automatically in backlight and low-light conditions). Off-the-film metering (with a 4-zone flash metering sensor covering three flash metering points. Red-eye reduction with tungsten lamp. Guide No. 12 (at ISO 100 in m).
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: 1 fps and single advance. After the last frame is exposed, the film is rewound automatically.
Frame Counter Counts down on external LCD panel (counts up during prewind loading).
Dimensions &
145 x 92 x 70 mm, 340 g