Film Cameras

35mm Focal-Plane Shutter SLR Camera

EOS Kiss Lite


EOS 3000V

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Marketed September 2003
Original Price Open price(Body )

The EOS Kiss Lite, joining the popular AF SLR camera lineup alongside the highly acclaimed EOS Kiss 5, offers users further enhanced cost performance while retaining the outstanding basic features, ease of use and compact lightweight design of its sibling model. Featuring a high-speed-processing microcomputer and new algorithms, the camera achieves an AF speed equal to that of the class-leading EOS Kiss 5 as well as exceeding predictive AF performance for more stable consecutive shooting of moving objects.

Key performance features inherited from the EOS Kiss 5 include a 7-point wide-area AF system with five focusing points arranged horizontally within the viewfinder and one each above and below the center point. The system ensures accurate AF performance with unrestricted framing, regardless of the position of the subject within the viewfinder.

The EOS Kiss Lite also utilizes an enhanced 35-zone evaluative metering sensor linked to each focusing point. Featuring a vastly improved metering algorithm, the sensor analyzes and makes adjustments for lighting conditions around the subject to ensure ideal exposure every time.

Continuing to redefine the image of SLR cameras, the new EOS Kiss Lite’s cutting-edge design features a metallic-gray exterior finish that conveys an understated elegance. The model’s ergonomically designed handgrip is overlain with a black-rubber coating for enhanced handheld comfort and operability as well as a rugged appearance. The camera also realizes a compact lightweight body measuring 130 x 88 x 64 mm and weighing just 340 grams, the lightest in the EOS Kiss series. In addition to compact proportions, the EOS Kiss Lite offers an easy-operation layout with a large-size (22.4 x 30.0 mm) LCD data panel on the back of the camera, and groups all main operating controls together on the right-hand side to enable one-handed control of most functions.

Type 35mm focal plane shutter SLR (Single-Lens Reflex) autofocus / auto-exposure camera with built-in motor drive and retractable flash.
Compatible lenses Canon EF lenses.
Lens Mount Canon EF mount (electronic signal transfer system).
picture coverage SLR-type, eye-level roof prism mirror gives 90% vertical and horizontal coverage of actual picture area and 0.70x magnification with 50mm lens at infinity.
Standard diopter Adjusted to -1. (18.5mm eye relief)
Dioptric Adjustment -2.5 – +0.5 dpt.
Focusing Screen Fixed, full-surface new laser-matte screen marked with focusing points.
Mirror Quick-return half mirror.
Viewfinder Information Numbers and symbols displayed by LCD at bottom of viewing area. (Yellow-Green)
Shutter speed (If unsuitable blinks at 2 Hz as a warning.)
Aperture (If unsuitable blinks at 2 Hz as a warning.)
:Indicates AE lock or FE lock (Partial metering at center.)
:Exposure level scale with dot indicators in 1/2-stop increments. (±2 stops)
:Lights when flash is ready; blinks at 2 Hz if flash range is ineffective during FE lock.
:Lights during high-speed sync. (FP flash)
:In-focus indicator. (Blinks at 2 Hz if focus cannot be achieved.)
:AF Point selection and active AF point are indicated.
Depth-of-field Preview Enable with depth-of-field preview button.
Type TTL-SIR(Secondary Image Registration)CMOS sensor()
AF working range EV1-18 (at ISO100)
Focusing modes 1. Autofocus
One of the following two AF modes is set automatically depending on the picture-taking mode. The shutter does not release until focus is achieved.
a. One-Shot AF: Autofocus locks when focusing is achieved.
b. Predictive AI Servo AF: Continuously tracks subject movement and achieves focus before the exposure starts.
c. AI Focus AF for automatic switching between One-Shot AF and predictive AF for moving subjects.

2. Manual Focus
Setting the lens’ focus mode switch to MF enables manual focusing with the focusing ring.
Focusing Point Selection The focusing point can be selected by camera(Automatic) or by user(Manual).
Focus Operation Autofocus is activated by pressing the shutter button halfway.
AF-assist light Automatically emitted when necessary and aimed at the area covered by the active focus point.
Type Vertical-travel, focal plane shutter with all speeds electronically controlled. Front and rear shutter curtains both have dedicated electromagnetic release control.
(Curtain speed: 6.3ms / 24mm)
Shutter speeds 30 to 1/2000 sec., Bulb; X-sync at 1/90 sec. Can be set in 1/2-stop increments.
[Film Trans Port]
Film loading Automatic prewind system. After film positioning and back cover closure, the film automatically winds to the 1st frame.
Film advance (1)Single-frame advance (2) continuous
Film rewind Automatically rewinds at the end of roll. Midroll rewinding possible.
Film Speed Setting IOS 25-5000 automatically set in 1/3 step increments according to DX code.Can also be set manually from ISO 6-6400 in 1/3 step increments.
Quiet Film Transport Film winding sound level: Approximately 60dB
Film Transport Confirmation By up/down counting of frame counter in LCD panel.
Film Wind One of two modes can be set: Single Frame and Continuous. (In Continuous Mode, with AF locked, approximately 1.5 fps.)
[Built-in Flash]
Type Built-in, retractable TTL autoflash head in the pentaprism. Auto pop-up and serial-controlled.
Guide No. 12 m (39 ft) (ISO 100)
Recycling time Approximately 2 seconds. The icon lights in viewfinder when ready
Flash Coverage Covers the angle of view of 28mm lens.
[Exposure control]
Light Metering 1. TTL full-aperture metering using 35-zone SPC (Silicon Photocell). Three metering patterns available.
a. 35-zone Evaluative Metering.
b. Central partial metering which covers approximately 9.5% of finder area.
c. Center weighted average metering (Set automatically in M mode.)
2. E-TTL: 7-point, 35-zone pre-flash metering using Speedlite 550EX, 420EX, or 220EX.
3. A-TTL, TTL Flash Metering: off-the-film, 3-zone A-TTL autoflash linked to focusing points, 3-zone TTL autoflash metering.
Exposure Control Methods 1. Intelligent program AE with variable shift.
2. Shutter speed-priority AE
3. Aperture-priority AE
4. Auto DEP
5. Full Auto (Intelligent program AE, unshiftable)
6. Programmed Image Control Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait and Flash Off
7. E-TTL program flash AE
8. A-TTL program flash AE
9. TTL program flash AE
10. Metered Manual
Metering range EV 1-20 (with 50mm f/1.4 lens at ISO 100)
Exposure Compensation 1. Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) up to ±2EV in 1/2 steps.
2. Manual exposure compensation up to ±2 EV in 1/2 steps.
3. Unavailable in the Full Auto and Programmed modes.
Multiple exposures Up to 9 exposures can be preset. Automatically clears upon completion. Cancelable midway.
[Other Specifications]
Flash Duration / Color Temperature 1ms or less / equivalent to daylight.
Shooting Distance Range
(EF28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 II)
Negative Film / Reversal Film
ISO100 Wide: 28mm
3.0 ft~4.6ft / 3.0 ft~9.8ft
Tele: 80mm
3.0 ft~9.8ft / 3.0 ft~6.9 ft
ISO200 Wide: 28mm
3.0 ft~19.7 ft / 3.0 ft~13.8 ft
Tele: 80mm
3.0 ft~14.1 ft / 3.0 ft~9.8 ft
ISO400 Wide: 28mm
3.0 ft~27.9 ft / 3.9 ft~19.7 ft
Tele: 80mm
3.0 ft~19.7 ft / 3.0 ft~14.1 ft
Red-Eye Reduction Red-Eye Reduction lamp lights while the shutter button is pressed halfway and focusing and metering are achieved.
Shooting Capacity Ambient Temperature Shooting Conditions
Flash Not Used / 50% With Flash / 100% Flash Use
Normal Temperature(68°F/20°C) 67 / 30 / 22
Low Temperature(4°F/-20°C) 44 / 20 / 15
Shooting Modes Full Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Scene, Flash Off, Intelligent Program AE, Shutter Speed-Priority AE, Aperture-Priority AE, Manual Exposure, Automatic Depth-of-Field AE
Continuous Shooting Approx. 1.5 images/sec.
Date/Time Imprint Day/Month/Year, Month/Day/Year,
Year/Month/Date, Date/Hour/Minute
Battery source Two CR2 lithium batteries housed inside the camera grip.
Battery Check Battery level is displayed by the battery level indicator on the LCD panel. Battery level is indicated in one of four levels.
Dimensions & weight 130 (W) x 88 (H) x 64 (D) mm, 365 g / without batteries
(5.1 x 3.5 x 2.5 in., 12.9 oz.)