Film Cameras

35mm Focal-Plane Shutter SLR Camera



EOS 300/QD

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Marketed April 1999
Original Price 64,000 yen (Body and strap)

Ultra-Compact, lightweight and high-quality SLR camera. Successor to New EOS Kiss/REBEL G/500N. Based on the concept of “easier to use and more comfortable” than the former model, it is smaller and lighter weight. It also has a higher performance AF system, exposure control and other basic features. A seven focusing-point wide-view AF system is used instead of the conventional three focusing-point AF. The focusing speed is equivalent to that of the EOS 55/ELAN II E/50E. This camera has 35-zone evaluative metering instead of the conventional 6-zone metering, E-TTL flash exposure control linked to an active focusing point, and other basic features, such as easy depth of field preview , higher speed of 1.5 fps film advance, shorter viewfinder black-out time, mid-roll film rewind button and a wireless remote control (Japanese model only). The camera is compact, but the command dial, the main dial, an external LCD display, and a small, yet comfortable grip ensure a good handling of the camera. The camera body is two-tone silver and black. The Battery Pack PB-200 for size-AA batteries with a vertical-grip shutter button is separately available (4,500 yen). New lenses marketed at the same time are: EF28-80mm f/3.5- 5.6 V USM, EF28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 II (export only), EF75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM and EF75-300mm f/4-5.6 III (export only).

The black model was introduced in Japanese market in September, 2000.

Type 35mm focal-plane shutter multi-mode AF SLR camera
Picture Size 24 x 36 mm , panorama (13 x 36 mm) enabled (Japanese version only).
Normal Lens Canon EF lenses
Lens Mount EF mount
AF System TTL-SIR system with a seven focusing-point wide-view CMOS sensor (five horizontal points (||+||) and two vertical points above and below center point(=)) (TTL secondary image phase differential detection) Focusing modes: Automatic selection by the camera according to shooting mode between one-shot AF and One-shot AF/Predictive AI servo AF (one-shot AF for stationary subjects; Predictive AI servo AF for moving subjects until they are in focus). Manual focusing is possible. Focusing point selection: Manual or automatic focusing point selection in P, Tv, Av, and M shooting modes. Automatic selection in other modes. With manual focusing point selection, focusing is done at the selected point. With automatic focusing point selection and one-shot AF, the nearer subject has a higher priority. With automatic selection and AI servo AF, once a moving subject is in focus, the same focusing point is active for focusing while the subject is moving. The vertical and horizontal positions of the camera are detected to optimize the algorithm for automatic focusing point selection. Focusing point indicator: On the external LCD panel and LCD in the viewfinder. AF in-focus indicator: On the external LCD panel and LCD in the viewfinder, and beeper. The beeper can be turned on or off. AF operating range: EV1-18 (ISO 100). AF-assist beam: Intermittent flash firing; flash side AF-assist beam with EX/EZ/Z series flash
Shutter Vertical-travel, focal-plane electronic shutter. 30 sec.-1/2000sec. (1/2 stop increment), B, X=1/90 sec. Electronic self-timer (10 sec.), cancelable on the halfway. Camera-shake warning: In the basic Zone mode, if the shutter speed is slower than “1/lens focal length” minus 0-0.5 stop, the shutter speed display blinks for camera-shake warning.
Viewfinder Fixed eye-level pentaprism. Magnification: 0.7x. Vertical and horizontal coverage: 90%. Standard diopter: -1 diopter with 18.5mm eye relief. Standard eye cup: Eb. Quick return half mirror. Depth of field preview. Angle Finder B, Magnifier S, rubber frame Eb, Diopter Correction Lens E, and Eye Piece Extender EP- EX15 are available as eyepiece accessories.
Numbers and character display with seven-segment LCD (yellowish green) below the screen: shutter speed, aperture (both with out-of-coupling range warning). Number and character indicator with LCD mask (yellowish green) below the screen: In-focus indicator, AE lock/FE lock indicator, focusing point indicator, dot scale for exposure scale/exposure compensation amount/exposure level/manual exposure level/AEB amount, red-eye reduction lamp countdown, flash-ready, high-speed sync (FP flash) display.

* A black mask shields light to the unused parts of the film during panorama shooting (changed with a panorama lever). (Japanese model only. Export models need the Panorama Adapter.)

External LCD Shutter speed/ISO speed display, aperture/red-eye reduction/beeper/AEB amount, ISO icon, manual focus icon, focusing point indicator, frame counter/multiple exposure/self-timer indicator, exposure scale/exposure level/exposure compensation/manual exposure/AEB amount indicator, battery icon/battery level, film status icon/film-loaded/film rewind-completed indicator, function indicators for red-eye reduction, beeper, multiple exposure, AEB.
Metering &
Exposure Control
35-zone SPC, TTL metering at maximum aperture. Metering system: Evaluative metering. Partial metering at the center (about 9.5% of viewfinder screen). Center-weighted averaging (automatic setting in manual exposure mode). Shooting modes: Intelligent program AE (shiftable), shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, automatic DEP, full-auto (intelligent program AE/not shiftable),programmed image control modes (portrait/landscape/close-up/sports/night scene), E-TTL/A-TTL/TTL program flash AE, metered manual. Metering range: EV2-20 (50mm f/1.4, ISO 100). Out-of-coupling range warning: Digital display on the external LCD panel and LCD in the viewfinder. ISO film speed range: ISO 25-6400, set automatically with DX-coded film in 1/3-stop increments. ISO 6-6400, set manually in 1/3-stop increments. Exposure compensation: AEB (+/-2 stops in 1/2-stop increments,, in sequence of center exposure, underexposure and overexposure), manual setting (+/-2 stops in 1/2-stop increments), AE lock. Multiple exposure: Up to nine multiple exposures. Automatic cancellation after shooting and cancelable on the halfway.
Built-in Flash Retractable flash built in the pentaprism hump. Guide number: 12 (ISO 100 in meters). Recycle time: approx. 2 sec. Flash coverage: 28mm lens angle covered. Flash exposure metering: Off-the-film metering: three-zone TTL automatic flash linked to the active focusing point. The flash metering is weighted linked to the selected focusing point. In P, Tv, Av, M, A-DEP modes: When the flash button is pressed, the flash pops up and fires. In Full Auto, portrait, close-up, night scene, in low light and backlight conditions: Automatic pop-up and firing. Flash level compensation: Automatic reduction for backlight conditions and fill-in flash. Red-eye reduction function. Hot shoe. With 550EX/380EX/220EX: E-TTL program flash AE. With EZ/E series flash: A-TTL program flash AE. With ML-3: TTL program flash AE.
Power Source Two 3V CR2 lithium batteries. Inserted into the grip from the bottom. The battery level is shown in four steps on the external LCD panel.
Film Loading &
Align the film leader at the orange mark on the camera, 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. Automatic film transport with the built-in motor. Film advance speed: 1.5 fps. Advance mode: Automatic selection of single-frame shooting/continuous shooting according to shooting mode. Approx. 24 rolls of 24-exposure films can be shot with two CR2 batteries (at normal temperature). Film rewinding: After all frames are shot, the film leader is automatically rewound into the cartridge. Mid-roll rewind possible.
Automatic calendar to 2019. Print modes: Year/month/day, day/hour/minute, blank, month/day/year, day/month/year (five formats). (DATE models and Japanese version only)
Dimensions & Weight REBEL 2000/EOS 300: 140 x 90 x 58.5mm, 335g
REBEL 2000 QD/EOS 300 QD: 140 x 90 x 58.5mm, 350g
EOS Kiss III: 140 x 90 x 58.5mm, 355g