Film Cameras

IX 240 Focal-Plane Shutter SLR Camera




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Marketed March 1998
Original Price 62,000 yen (body)

EOS IX50 was developed as the introductory model for IX 240 single-lens reflex camera, integrating the excellent basic features of New EOS Kiss and the advanced functions of IX 240. Its volume is reduced by 5% compared to New EOS Kiss and it weighs as light as 360 g. It can be used with EF lens and accessories. It also inherits wide-angle three focusing-points, 6-zone evaluative metering and E-TTL. It also comes with a number of magnetic IX functions, e.g. Mid-Roll Change (MRC), PQI function to record 9 types of shooting information on the film and improve the print quality, 100 types of caption in 12 languages, specification of the number of prints and printing of all the frames under identical conditions (FTPM). This model pursues the simple and easy operability by single-operation film loading, the function to prevent the film cover to open during the shooting and providing the operation buttons for setting magnetic IX functions on the back of the camera (IX position) intensively. EF22-55mm f/4.5-5.6 USM and EF55-200mm f/4.5-5.6USM, the light-weight compact lens, are to be marketed simultaneously for replacement.

Type IX 240 automatic IX 240 focal-plane shutter AF SLR camera
Picture Size 16.7 x 30.2 mm (C, H and P formats are also selectable with IX data)
Mount EF mount
Lens Canon EF lenses
AF System TTL phase detection. AF modes: One-shot AF, One-shot/predictive AI Servo AF (automatic switchover) or manual focus. Multi-BASIS (I+I) for the AF sensor. Program AE, shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority. Auto, left, center and right is selectable during 3-zone evaluative metering with the operation of electronic dial in manual mode. In other modes, automatic selection of evaluative metering only. Selected evaluative metering is displayed in the external liquid crystal display and LCD within the viewfinder. AE image detection = EV2~18.5 (ISO 100).
Shutter Vertical-travel, focal-plane electronic shutter.1/2000 ~30 sec. -1/125 sec. In the manual and shutter speed-priority AE modes, the shutter speed can be set in 1/2-stop. Built-in electronic self-timer (beeper sounds announce the operation and red-eye reduction lamp lit during the last 2 seconds). Camera-shake warning in fully-automatic and IS modes excluding night view mode.
Viewfinder Highly-reflective fixed eye-level roof mirror.0.6 x magnification (at 40 mm – infinity). 95% print coverage.
LCD (yellow-green) display: shutter speed, aperture setting, FE lock. LCD mask display :AE lock, AF frame mark, exposure display dots, exposure compensation, red-eye reduction lamp, flash battery ready, warning of outside of consecutive range in FE lock mode, FP luminescence, AF in-focus and MF in-focus. C, H and P formats print masks. Partial metering range mark.
Metering &
Exposure Control
SPC with 6-zone metering. TTL full-aperture metering (3 zone evaluative metering)/ Partial metering in AE lock mode. Partial metering at center (manual exposure). AE mode: Intelligent Program AE (shift enabled), shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, full automatic mode, image select program AE (Portrait, scenery, close-up, sports), Auto DEP, E-TTL program Flash AE, A-TTL program flash AE, TTL program flash AE, metered manual. Exposure compensation: Manual compensation (±2 EV in 1/2 stop increments). AE lock enabled (button system). Autobracketing range of ±2EV (in 1/2-stop increments) for three consecutive frames. Metering range at ISO 100 and f/1.4 EV 1-20. Film speed range: ISO 25 to 8000 (in 1/3 -stop increments with DX code). Manual setting enabled.
Built-in Flash Located on pentaprism hump. Retractable head. TTL autoflash control (fires automatically in backlight and low-light conditions in Full Auto, Portrait, Close-up and Night View images) with the off-the-film metering. TTL autoflash uses a TTL program to set the flash aperture automatically according to 3-zone evaluative metering linked to the focusing point. Guide No. 10 (at ISO 100 in meters) enabled. Red-eye reduction lamp provided.

*With the optional Canon Speedlite 220 EX or 380 EX, the flash specifications and features are the same as with the New EOS Kiss.

Year, month, day; day, hour, minute. Backup time: approx. 3 min.
Power Source Two 3V CR2 lithium battery
Frame Counter Two digit display with 7-segment LCD. Counts up during film advance, and counts down during rewind.
IX Data Two-track system: Track 1:writing/reading, Track 2: writing only. IX data: 4 types of print specifications, 5 types of captions and dates, 9 types of PQI, 7 types of shooting data, print-priority.
Film Loading &
Advance: Fully automatic drop-in auto-loading, auto-rewinding by built-in motor. Rewinding speed is 1 frame/sec. One frame advance or continuous advance selectable depending on shooting mode. Mis-loading prevention function provided. Mid-roll change function: This enables the change of different (in sensitivity and type of color film) type of roll during shooting. IX data enable the camera to advance the film to the unexposed frame automatically. Rewinding: Fully automatic by built-in motor (Mid-roll rewinding enabled = mid-roll change enabled).
Dimensions &
123 x 80 x 64 mm, 360 g (excluding battery)