Film Cameras

35mm Focal-Plane Shutter SLR Camera




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Marketed March 2000
Original Price 270,000 yen

The EOS-1V, successor to the EOS-1N, is a premier-class professional SLR featuring the latest state-of-the-art technology.

Premier AF Performance: The 45-point area AF gives predictive AI servo AF at about 9 fps (with the PB-E2 attached) for outstanding subject tracking and blazingly fast focusing, all automatically.

High-speed continuous shooting: 10 fps continuously (with the PB-E2 attached).
In response to the severe demands of professional photographers, already excellent reliability has been improved even further. Water and dust resistance is even better than the EOS-1N and EOS-3. Leading-edge “thixo-molding” metal injection molding technology has led to strong, rigid magnesium alloy outer covers that easily passed 150,000 operations test standards. While carrying over the standard specifications of the EOS-1: the advanced exposure metering system of the EOS-3 has been incorporated in this professional camera, along with the 1/8000 sec. high speed shutter that syncs with flash at 1/250 second.

The viewfinder specifications are carried over from the EOS-1N, and EOS-1N accessories are compatible.

Shooting data recording system: Shooting data for 100 rolls of 36 exp. film (using the standard settings) is stored in memory, and can be read and edited on a computer using the ES-E1 software. Customizing functions abound: 20 custom functions, and 31 personal functions.

Accessories marketed simultaneously with the EOS-1V include the EOS Link Software (ES-E1); and two items expanding macro system capabilities: the EF 100mm f/2.8 USM MACRO lens and the Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX.

Type 35mm AF/AE single-lens reflex with focal-plane shutter and built-in motor drive.
Picture Size 24mm x 36mm
Compatible lenses Canon EF lenses
Lens Mount Canon EF mount
Type Eye-level pentaprism
Picture coverage 100 percent vertically and horizontally (20 mm eye relief)
Magnification 0.72x (-1 diopter with 50mm lens at infinity)
Built-in dioptric
-3 to +1 diopter. (Standard diopter: -1 dpt)
Focusing screen Interchangeable (9 types), Standard focusing screen: Ec-CIII
Mirror Quick-return half mirror (Transmission:reflection ratio of 37:63, no vignetting with EF 1200mm f/5.6 or shorter lens)
(1) On the screen: Area AF ellipse, focusing points, center spot metering circle
(2)Below the screen: Manual exposure setting, AE lock, flash ready, unsuitable FE lock warning, high-speed sync (FP flash), shutter speed, FE lock (FEL), bulb (buLb), focusing point selection mode, depth-of-field AE (dep 1, 2), aperture, exposure compensation/flash exposure compensation, in-focus indicator.
(3)Right of screen: Exposure level scale (±3 stops), exposure level indicator, flash exposure level, frame counter, frame count down indicator.
Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
Eyepiece shutter Built-in
[Exposure Control]
Metering modes TTL max. aperture metering with a 21-zone silicon photocell.
(1) Evaluative metering (linkable to any focusing point)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 8.5% of viewfinder at center)
(3) Center spot metering (approx. 2.4% of viewfinder at center)
(4) Focusing point-linked spot metering (approx. 2.4% of viewfinder)
(5) Multi-spot metering (Max. 8 spot metering entries)
(6) Center-weighted averaging metering
Exposure Control
(1) Program AE (shiftable)
(2) Shutter speed-priority AE
(3) Aperture-priority AE
(4) Depth-of-field AE (not shiftable)
(5) E-TTL program flash AE
(6) A-TTL program flash AE
(7) TTL program flash AE
(8) Manual
(9) Bulb
(Safety shift possible for 2 and 3.)
Metering range EV 0-20 for all metering modes (at 20°C/68°F with 50mm f/1.4 lens, ISO 100)
ISO film
speed range
ISO 6-6400 (Set automatically with DX-coded film at ISO 25-5000.)
(1) Auto-exposure bracketing (AEB): ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments.
(2) Manual exposure compensation up to ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments set with the Quick Control Dial.
AEB and manual exposure compensation can be set together.
AE Lock (1) Auto AE lock: Operates in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved.
(2) Manual AE lock: AE lock button activates AE lock in all metering modes.
Max. 9 multiple exposures per frame. (Cancelable and resettable at any time.) Cancels automatically after all multiple exposures are taken.
Type TTL-AREA-SIR with a CMOS sensor
Focusing points Area AF with 45 focusing points
AF working range EV 0-18 (at ISO 100)
Focusing modes (1) One-Shot AF: Autofocus stops when focus is achieved, resulting in AF lock.
(2) AI Servo AF: Tracks subject movement up to the start of exposure. No in-focus indicator (blinks at 8 Hz only if AF fails).
(3) Manual focusing: Enabled with the focusing ring when the lens focus mode is set to MF (or M). Electronic manual focusing during continuous shooting and exposure is enabled with PB-E2 and NP-E2.
In-focus indicator Flashing focusing point in viewfinder (can be disabled with a Custom Function), in-focus indicator, and beeper (can be disabled with the Main Switch).
Focusing point
and switching
Any one focusing point, 45-point automatic selection, can be registered by pressing the Assist Button and FE lock button. Pressing the Assist Button and focusing point selector switches to the registered focusing point.
AF focusing
point indicator
Superimposed focusing point in viewfinder and also indicated on LCD panel
AF-assist beam Emitted automatically by the attached EOS Speedlite when necessary.
Type Vertical-travel, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically-controlled.
Shutter speeds 30 to 1/8000 sec. in 1/3-stops, X-sync at 1/250 sec.
Shutter release Soft-touch electromagnetic release
Self-timer 10-sec. or 2-sec. delay.
[Film Transport]
Film loading Automatic. After film is loaded and the back closed, the film advances to frame 1 automatically, taking about 1 sec.
Film advance
Automatic film advance with built-in motor.
(1) EOS-1V: Single-frame and continuous shooting.
(2) EOS-1V + Power Drive Booster PB-E2: Single-frame, low-speed continuous, high-speed continuous, and ultra-high speed continuous (w/NP-E2).
Infrared film Compatible
Film rewind
At the end of the roll, automatic film rewind with a built-in motor. Midroll rewind possible.
Film rewind
High-speed rewind: Approx. 4.5 sec. for 24-ex. film and approx. 8 sec. for 36-ex. film at 59 dB
Silent rewind Approx. 12 sec. for 24-ex. film and approx. 18 sec. for 36-ex. film at 49 dB
[Film ID Imprinting(w/standard camera back)]
Any number from 00 to 99 and film No. from 001 to 999
Imprinting position
and size
Frame 0 on film leader, text height approx. 1 mm
Imprinting method After film advances during initial loading, a minilamp imprints a transparent LCD numerals on the film base. (Imprinting cannot be disabled.)
During imprinting, the ID mark lights on the LCD panel.
Imprinting assured between 45°C/113°F and -10°/14°F
Power source Same as for the camera
[Shooting Data]
System When a picture is taken, the shooting data is automatically recorded in the built-in memory. The data can be later transferred to a personal computer for viewing and editing.
Data recorded The data cannot be viewed or edited with the camera.
Shooting data
With the standard number of data items, shooting data for 100 rolls of 36-ex. film can be stored.
[Camera Specifications]
Flash contacts (1) Hot shoe: X-sync direct contacts
(2) Right side bottom: PC terminal (threaded)
flash system
E-TTL autoflash, A-TTL autoflash, TTL autoflash
Custom Functions 20 (No. 0 – 19)
3 Custom Function groups can be registered.
Remote control Remote control/data transfer terminal with waterproof and dustproof cap provided.
Power source (1) EOS-1V: One 2CR5 lithium battery
(2) EOS-1V + Power Drive Booster PB-E2: 8 size-AA batteries or Ni-MH Pack NP-E2 (sold separately)
(3) Battery Pack BP-E1: 1 2CR5 lithium battery and 4 size-AA batteries (size-AA lithium batteries cannot be used)
Shooting capacity EOS-1V: See above
EOS-1V + PB-E2: See above
Battery check Automatic when the Main Switch is turned on. Battery level displayed in four levels (not including blank display) on LCD panel.
Dimensions EOS-1V:
161 (W) x 120.8 (H) x 70.8 (D) mm (6.3 x 4.7 x 2.8 in.)
EOS-1V + PB-E2:
161 (W) x 164.3 (H) x 82.5 (D) mm (6.3 x 6.4 x 3.2 in.)
Weight EOS-1V:945 g (33 oz) (body only, excluding battery)
EOS-1V + PB-E2: 1380 g (48.7 oz) (body only, excluding battery)

* All the specifications above are based on Canon’s testing and measuring standards.
* Specifications and external appearance are subject to change without notice.