Film Cameras

35mm Focal-Plane Shutter SLR Camera

EOS Kiss 7


EOS 300X

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Marketed September 2004
Original Price Open price

The Canon EOS Kiss 7 is the latest addition to the company’s best-selling EOS Kiss series of affordable AF SLR film cameras. Featuring a high-speed-processing microcomputer and new algorithms, the EOS Kiss 7 achieves the fastest AF speed in its class*. Moreover, the new camera’s revised predictive AF sequence for shooting moving objects enables class-leading* continuous shooting performance of 2.5 frames per second (fps) in AI Servo AF mode, while a revised film advance mechanism boosts film-winding speed for three fps shooting in One-Shot AF mode.

The EOS Kiss 7 offers 7-point wide-area autofocus – five focusing points arranged horizontally within the viewfinder and one each above and below the center point – ensuring accurate autofocus performance with unrestricted framing, regardless of the position of the subject within the viewfinder. The model also utilizes an enhanced 35-zone evaluative metering sensor linked to each focusing point to deliver ideal exposure every time. Moreover, a maximum shutter speed of 1/4000 second and an increased X-sync speed of 1/125 second permits users a wide range of creative possibilities that are usually beyond this camera class.

The EOS Kiss 7 offers a Guide No. 13 (at ISO 100 in m) built-in flash unit for increased photographic freedom compared with the Kiss 5 predecessor model, which featured a Guide No. 12 flash. Furthermore, the camera’s E-TTL II (Evaluative Through-The-Lens) autoflash system, which operates with the built-in flash as well as EX-series Speedlite flash units, utilizes distance information provided by Canon EF lenses to achieve natural balance between subject and background.

The compact (130 x 90 x 64 mm), lightweight (365 g) EOS Kiss 7 builds on the innovative design characteristics of the Kiss 5. Featuring an ergonomic handgrip clad in black rubber for enhanced holding comfort, the Kiss 7 exudes sophistication with a dark metallic body color and new materials. Also, a “cross key” control pad has been added to make such operations as selecting the AF point easy, and all main operating controls have been grouped together on the handgrip side of the camera to enable the operation of most functions with one hand.

The rear panel of the EOS Kiss 7 incorporates a large-size (30 x 30 mm) information display with backlight, enabling camera settings to be seen clearly even in dark conditions. And, for the first time in the Kiss series, the camera offers a range of Custom Functions, including six shooting settings and safety features such as a shutter release lock, which prevents shooting when there is no film in the camera or if no lens is attached, and a warning beeper which alerts users to the possibility of handshake as a result of the shutter speed setting.

* As of August 16, 2004, among affordably priced AF SLR cameras. When using EF28-90mm f/4-5.6 III

[Type and Major Components]
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 (electric signal transfer system)
Type SLR-type, eye-level roof prism mirror
Picture Coverage 90% vertical and horizontal coverage of actual picture area
Magnification 0.7x magnification with 50mm lens at infinity
Dioptric Adjustment -2.5 – +0.5 dpt. Adjustable by user
Focusing Screen Fixed, full-surface new laser-matte screen marked with focusing points
Mirror Quick-return half mirror.
Viewfinder Information Shutter speed (If unsuitable, blinks at 2 Hz as a warning), Aperture (If unsuitable, blinks at 2 Hz as a warning), AE lock/FE lock Indicator (Partial metering at center), Exposure level scale with dot indicators in 1/2 stop increments. (+/-2 stops), Flash ready light (blinks at 2 Hz if flash range is ineffective during FE lock), High-speed sync indicator (FP flash), In-focus indicator (Blinks at 2 Hz if focus cannot be achieved)
Depth-of-Field Preview Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
Type 7-point AF
Focusing Point Selection The focusing point can be selected by camera (Automatic) or by user (manual); manual AF point selection possible M, P, Tv, Av, and M exposure mode only
Focus Modes User-selectable M, P, Tv, Av, and M exposure mode; in other modes, set automatically by camera

1. One-Shot AF: camera locks focus in stationary subjects
2. AI Servo AF: camera continually tracks moving subjects
3. AI Focus AF: camera assesses subject, and automatically selects One-Shot AF or AI Servo AF.
Focus Operation Autofocus is activated by pressing the shutter button halfway
AF Working Range EV 1-18 (at ISO 100)
AF Assist Method Via built-in flash: pulses repeatedly low light if flash is raised.
[Exposure control]
Metering Modes 1. TTL full-aperture metering using a 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 II: 35-zone preflash metering using Speedlite 550EX, 420EX, 220EX or EX series Macro flashes MR-14EX or MT-24EX. EX series Speedlites or built-in flash required.
Metering Range EV 1-20 (with 50mm f1.4 lens at ISO 100)
Exposure Modes 1. Intelligent program AE with variable shift (P)
2. Shutter speed-priority AE (Tv)
3. Aperture-priority AE (Av)
4. Auto DEP (A-DEP)
5. Full Auto (Intelligent program AE, unshiftable)
6. Programmed Image Zone Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait and Flash Off
7. E-TTL II program flash AE
8. Metered manual
Multiple Exposure Up to 9 exposures can be preset. Automatically clears upon completion. Cancellable midway
Exposure Compensation 1. Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) up to +/-3 EV in 1/2 stops
2. Manual exposure compensation up to +/-3 EV in 1/2 stops.
3. Available in the Full Auto and Programmed modes
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 Shutter Speeds 30 to 1/4000 sec., Bulb; X-sync at 1/125
[Built-in Flash]
Type Built-in E-TTL II autoflash for high-precision, stable flash exposures (FE Flash enabled)
Flash AE Controls 13m (42.6 ft.) (ISO 100)
Flash Coverage Angle Covers the angle of view of 28mm lens
Flash Duration 1ms or less
Recycling Time Approx. 2 seconds. The icon lights in the viewfinder when ready
Color Temperature Equivalent to daylight
Red-Eye Reduction Red-Eye Reduction lamp lights while the shutter button is pressed halfway and focusing and metering are achieved
[Film Transport]
Film Loading Automatic prewind system. After film positioning and back cover closure, the film automatically winds to end of roll. As pictures are taken, film is rewound one frame at a time back into cassette.
Film Speed Setting ISO 25-5000 automatically set in 1/3 stop increments according to DX code. Can also be set manually from ISO 6-6400 in 1/3 stop increments
Film Transport Single-frame advance or continuous advance set automatically according to the picture-taking mode
Film Wind One of two modes can be set: Single Frame and Continuous. (In Continuous Mode, with AF locked, approximately 3.0 fps and in AI Servo AF Mode, approximately 2.8 fps)
Film Rewind Automatically rewinds at the end of roll. Mid-roll rewinding possible
[Power Source]
Battery 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.
Size (W x H x D) 130 x 90 x 64mm (5.1 x 3.5 x 2.5 in.)
Weight 365g (12.9 oz.) (without batteries)
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