Film Cameras

35mm Focal-Plane Shutter SLR Camera




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Marketed March 1995
Original Price 320,000 yen (body)

The world’s fastest AF SLR camera with a continuous shooting speed of 10 fps at the time. Based on the EOS-1N, the EOS-1N RS has a fixed, semi-transparent pellicle mirror with a hard coat. The shutter release is completed in 0.006 sec.

The focal-plane shutter has vertical-travel carbon and metal curtains (double blinds). The first and second curtains are controlled independently. All shutter speeds are controlled electronically. The RS (CH) film advance mode attains 10 fps shooting speed, and the RS (CL) mode reaches 3 fps. In the One-Shot AF and manual modes, the continuous shooting speed is 6 fps and 3 fps respectively. Other specifications are identical to the EOS-1N’s.

Type 35mm focal-plane shutter multi-mode AF SLR camera with built-in high-speed motor drive
Picture Size 24×36 mm
Canon EF lenses
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 by the camera or manually with a camera dial. AF operating range at ISO 100: EV 0 – 18.
Shutter Vertical-travel, double-blind, focal-plane electronic shutter with carbon blades and metal curtains. First and second curtains controlled electronically independently. 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 as displayed on the LCD digital readout. Built-in electronic self-timer (withcountdown indicator on LCD panel).
Viewfinder Fixed eye-level pentaprism using a fixed pellicle mirror (35% reflectance and 65% transparence). 0.72x magnification and virtually 100% coverage. New Laser Matte screen with fine spot metering circle. Eight interchangeable focusing screens. Built-in dioptric correction from -3 to +1 diopters. 20mm eye relief.
Five focusing points at center, fine spot metering circle (2.3% at center), shutter speed and aperture setting (digital readout 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), background exposure for flash, remaining frame count, and other indications.
Metering &
Exposure Control
Composite SPC for TTL full-aperture metering (16-zone evaluative, 9% partial at center, fine spot metering [2.3% at center], and center-weighted 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 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 fine spot metering at ISO 100 and f/1.4: EV 3 – 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 Eight 1.5 V size-AA alkaline or lithium batteries. Or Ni-Cd Pack E-1.
Film Loading &
Align film leader at mark, then close the camera back for auto loading. Automatic film advance with built-in motor. Film advance speed: In RS mode (CH) approx. 10 fps, in RS mode (CL) approx. 3 fps, in One-Shot AF and manual mode (CH) approx. 6 fps, in One-Shot AF and manual mode (CL) approx. 3 fps, in AI-AF mode (CH) approx. 5 fps, in AI-AF mode (CL) approx. 2.5 fps.

* CH is high-speed continuous mode, and CL is low-speed continuous mode. (The maximum film advance speed in the RS-CH mode is attained with 1/1000 sec. or faster shutter speeds. For the other modes, the maximum film advance speed is attained with 1/250 sec. or faster shutter speeds. In the RS mode, the shutter release time lag is 0.006 sec.

Film Rewind Fully automatic with built-in motor. Midroll rewind enabled. Normal rewind (taking 4.5 sec. with 24-ex. film) and silent rewind (taking 13 sec. with 24-ex. film) modes provided.
Dimensions &
161 x 160 x 78 mm, 1295 g