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introduced 1998 - discontinued 2002

Canon's second Advanced Photo System AF SLR. It is smaller and lighter than the EOS IX, and adds new features, but has a reduced specification in other areas.

EOS magazine, March 1998, page 4

Type
Type: AF/AE IX240 single-lens reflex camera, with vertical-travel focal-plane shutter, built in motor drive, built in flash, and built-in magnetic data recording IX functions
Frame size: 16.7 x 30.2mm
Compatible lenses: Canon EF lens series
Lens Mount: Canon EF mount (fully electroninc control)

Viewfinder
Type: Eye-level SLR pentaprism with roof mirror
Picture coverage: 95% vertically and horizontally (for all C/H/P print mask formats)
Magnification: 0.6x (with 40mm lens focused at infinty)
Standard diopter: -1 dpt (at an eyepoint of 19.7mm)
Focusing screen: Fixed, full-screen new laser-matte screen
Viewfinder information:
• In viewfinder screen - LCD display for autofocus frame, partial metering position, C/H/P print format mask
• Below viewfinder screen - shutter speed, aperture * AE lock, * flash-ready, H high-speed sync (FP flash), exposure compensation level, * in-focus indicator, * AF frame indicators
Mirror: Quick-return full-screen half-mirror (mirror loss time  : none with EF 600mm f/4L USM lens)

Exposure control
Metering system: TTL metering at maximum aperture with six-zone SPC (silicon photocell)
• evaluative metering (linked to three focusing points)
• partial metering (automatically set with AE lock: metering range approximately 6.5 of viewfinder screen)
• center-weighted averaging metering (automatically set in manual exposure mode)
Shooting modes:
• program AE (with program shift)
• shutter-priority AE
• Aperture priority AE
• Auto depth of field
• Full auto
• Five program AE image control modes with image slection
• flash AE: E-TTL program flash AE for EX series flash, TTL program flash AE for built-in flash, A-TTL or TTL program flash AE for EZ series flash
• Manual
Movement warning: Operates automatically in full auto mode and in image select modes (other than night scene mode) when the shutter speed is indicated by the shutter speed indicator flashing at 2 Hz
Metering range: EV 1-20 (at normal temperature and humidity with 50mm f/1.4 lens at  ISO 100)
Film speed range: ISO 6-8000 (set automatically from ISO 25-8000 in 1/3-step increments)
Exposure compensation:
• auto exposure braceting: 2 steps in 1/2-step increments, automatically recorded in IX data as series scenes. exposure sequence: normal / underexposure / overexposure according to film winding mode, three scenes exposed continuously with self-timer
• manual compensation: 2 steps in 1/2-step increments (can be used with autoexposure bracketing)
AE lock:
• auto AE lock - in one-shot AF modes, during auto evaluation, AE locks when the camera focuses
• press the AE lock button to lock AE metering on the center partial metering zone

Autofocusing
Autofocusing type: TTL-CT-SIR (through-the-lens cross-type secondary image registration) with multiple BASIS (base-stored image sensor) type
Focusing points: Three points (1 + 1 type)
Focusing brightness range: EV 2-18.5 (ISO 100)
AF frame selection:
• auto: selected automatically by camera
• manual: manual selection of one of three AF fram  es
Autofocusing modes:
• one-shot AF mode: stops after focusing, enables shutter release
• AI-focus AF mode: measure the movement and switch to AI servo AF automatic tracking when the subject that the one-shot AF
• manual focusing mode: set the focusing mode switch to MF and turn the focusing ring manually
AF assist beam: intermittent flash method. Linked to the three focusing points and operates autpmatically when necessary

Shutter
Type: vertical-travel, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically controlled
Shutter speed: 1/2000 to 30 seconds (in 1/2-stop settings) plus bulb
Maximum shutter speed for flash synchronization: X = 1/125 second
Release type: soft-touch electromagnetic release
Self-timer: electroniacally controlled, ten-second limit

Film transport
Film-loading: drop-in loading, automatic film advance to frame 1. partially exposed rolls automatically advance to the first unexposed frame
Film advance: automatic:
• single shot
• continuous shooting (with maximum of one frame per second  )
Film rewind: automatic:
• auto rewind from end of film
• midroll rewind possible, rewind time: approx 25 seconds (25-shot roll), operting noise level 57 dB

Built-in flash
Type: retractable TTL automatic pop-up flash (serially controlled)
• guide no. 10/33 (ISO 100-m/ft)
• charging time: approx. two seconds
• flash coverage: covers same angle as 22mm lens
• flash conditions: automatic pop-up and flash in full auto, potrait, close-up and night scene modes in low-light or backlit conditions. Manual pop-up and synchronized flash in application zone
Exposure control aperture settings:
• full auto, p modes: TTL program automatically determines exposure control aperture setting
• Av, manual modes: set desired aperture manually
• Tv mode: aperture set automatically according to selected shutter speed
Exposure control shutter speed settings:
• full auto, P modes: automatically set from 1/60 to 1/125 second
• Av mode: automatically set according to aperture setting, from 1/200 second to 30 seconds
• Tv mode: Set manually to any desired speed slower than 1/125 second (in 1/2 steps)
Exposure control method: Automatic TTL compensation according to metering of light reflected at film plane (3-zone compensation linked to focusing point)
Exposure control range: negative film: with f/1.4 lens, ISO 100: 1 to 10 m/3.3 to 32.9 ft, ISO 200: 1 to 14 m/3.3 to 46.0 ft, ISO 400: 1 to 20 m/3.3 to 65.6 ft
Red-eye reduction function: in full auto, portrait, close-up and night scene modes: flash pops up and red-eye reduction lamp lights automatically in low-light conditions, no release lock applied

IX (information exchange) functions and print instructions
Print format switching: select C, H, or P print formats using the print format selector level
Printing functions:
1. frontprinting, any one of the following selections can be printed on the front:
• no data
• M-D-Y
• D-M-Y
• Y-M-D
• H-M (availability of frontprinting, character style, size, colour and position depends on individual photo lab.)
2. backprinting
• if no front printing selection is made, data and time are always printed on the back in Y-M-D-H-M format. If a frontprinting selection is made, the same format will be used for backprinting
• focal length
• open aperture value
• shutter speed
• aperture setting
• exposure compensation (printing availability depends on individual photo lab.)
Title impriting function: 12 languages. 100 titles (inclluding blank selections) available in each language. Three input types: one-frame titles/continuous titles / all-frame titles
Print quality setting functions: the number of prints can be set from 0 to 9
Printing conditions:
• FTPM printing - when selecteed, recorded with IX data during film rewinding
• series scene - recorded with IX data for autoexposure bracketing or continuou js shooting with AE lock

Camera body
Flash contact: accessory shoe, X-contact, or direct contact
External flash system: accepts E-TTL, A-TTL, or TTL automatic flash exposure compensation
Remote control: Uses remote switch RS-60E3, with standard 2.5mm mini-jack remote connector
Automatic calendar: built-in (from 1 Jan, 1998 to infinity, including long and short months and leap years, operating on same batterie as main body)
Power supply: two CR2 lithium batteries
Shooting capacity: approx 24 rolls of 25-shot film at 50% flash, room temperature, approx 14 rolls at low temperature (-10 C)
Battery power indicator: Battery power is checked automatically when the main switch is released from the L position and displayed at all times on the exterior LCD panel (four levels)
Dimensions (WxHxD): 122.8 x 80 x 63.5mm / 4.8 x 3.2 x 2.5in
Weight: 360g / 12.7 oz (body only)

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