Film Cameras

35mm Focal-Plane Shutter SLR Camera

EOS 3000

EOS 3000 / EOS 88 (Asia)

  • Japan
  • Americas
  • Europe, Asia, Oceania
  • Outline
  • Specifications
Marketed March 1999
Original Price 65,000 yen (w/EF35-80mm f/4-5.6 III lens, and strap),

A compact, lightweight, low-priced SLR camera. Successor to the EOS5000, but with greatly expanded basic functions. The camera incorporates the Mode Dial and most other basic features of the EOS Kiss/EOS REBEL XS/EOS500 and includes six-zone evaluative metering linked to three focusing points. In addition, the flash is linked to the measurement point so that during shooting the flash out-put level is constantly adjusted for optimum exposure control. For reasons of cost, the flash unit is manual pop-up/retractable head type. The EOS3000 is compatible with system accessories for the Kiss and New Kiss. The high-quality design has a feel of genuine elegance.

Type 35mm focal-plane shutter, multi-mode AF SLR camera
Normal Lens Canon EF lenses
Picture Size 24 x 36 mm (panorama image approximately 13 x 36 mm using panorama adapter PA-1000) (Japanese model only)
Lens Mount EF mount
AF System TTL-SIR (TTL secondary image phase differential detection). AF modes: One-shot AF, One-shot AF/Predictive AI servo AF automatic switching, and manual focus. Multi-BASIS (1+1 array). AF operating range EV1.5-18 (ISO 100). AF in-focus indicators: LCD indicator inside the viewfinder, plus in-focus beeper (tone on/off selection is available in the Creative Zone).
Shutter Vertical travel, focal plane electronic shutter. 1/2000-30 sec. in 1/2-stop increments, Bulb. X-sync at 1/90 sec. (hot shoe). In shutter-priority AE and manual exposure control mode; electronic dial provides 1/2- stop increments shutter speed setting. In other modes: Shutter speed is set automatically by the camera. Built-in electronic self-timer. Camera-shake warning in Full Auto and IS mode.
Viewfinder Fixed eye-level pentamirror. 0.7x Magnification and 90% coverage horizontally and vertically.
On the screen: Center AF mark, wide AF frame, and partial metering circle. Below the screen (seven-segment LCD display): Shutter speed (with camera-shake and out-of-range warnings) and aperture. Below the screen (LCD mask indicators): AE lock, red-eye reduction, flash charge completed, flash-use warning for low-light (blinking), exposure indicators (in 1/2-stop increments), AE exposure compensation amount, manual exposure, red-eye reduction lamp progress, AF in-focus (blinks if AF fails), manual in-focus.
Manual setting ±2 EV in 1/2-steps. Operating range EV2-20 (ISO 100, f/1.4).
External LCD
Aperture, ISO mark, shutter-speed (ISO film speed/battery-check (bc) indicator, battery check level), exposure indicator (in 1/2-stop increments, ±2 stops) (exposure compensation amount/metered manual/red-eye reduction lamp), film status (loaded/not loaded/AL failure), film counter (multiple exposure setting/multiple exposures count (counts down)/beeper setting/self-timer operation (count down)), self-timer, beeper, red-eye reduction, multiple exposure
Metering &
Exposure Control
Composite SPC for TTL full-aperture metering (six-zone evaluative metering and partial metering :9.5% of viewfinder at center). Picture-taking modes: Intelligent program AE (program shift enabled), Shutter speed- priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Full-auto mode (intelligent AE), four Programmed Image Control modes (Portrait/Night Scene/Close-up/Sports), Auto-DEP, TTL program flash AE, A-TTL program flash AE, metered manual. AE lock enabled (button- operated). ISO film speed range: ISO 25-5000 in 1/3-stop increments, set automatically with DX code. ISO 6-6400 in 1/3-stop increments manual settings. Multiple exposures: Max nine multiple exposures (cancels automatically at completion or manually before completion). Exposure Compensation: Manual setting ±2 EV in 1/2-stop increments. Metering range: EV2-20 (ISO 100, f/1.4).
Built-in Flash Retractable, located on pentamirror hump. TTL auto flash control. Off-the-film metering (linked to three weighted focusing points). Measurement Conditions Creative mode: Fires automatically when flash is up. Full auto/Image select mode: Fires automatically when flash is up, under low-light or backlit conditions. Flash Sync Speed Program AE: Automatically set to 1/90 sec Shutter priority AE, Manual: Set as needed at 1/90 or slower (in 1/2-stop increments). Aperture priority AE: Automatically set from 30 to 1/90 seconds Daylight sync available, red-eye reduction lamp provided (also functions as AF assist beam lamp) Guide number: 12 (ISO 100) With External Flash: External flash has priority, built-in flash operation disabled. EZ/E series strobe: A-TTL autoflash. EX series strobe, ML-3: TTL autoflash
No date; month, day, year; day, month, year; year, month day (Japan and QD models only)
Power Source Two 3V CR123A or DL123A lithium batteries
Film Loading &
Align film leader at mark, then close the camera back for prewind loading. Film rewinds as each shot is exposed. Built-in motor for automatic winding/rewinding. Film advance: Automatic. Single-frame and continuous (1 fps). Automatically rewinds film leader into cartridge when designated number of frames have been exposed (midroll rewind available).
Frame Counter Counts down on external LCD panel (counts up during prewinding)
Dimensions &
145 x 92 x 61.9mm, 345 g (QD model: 360 g)