introduced 1992 - discontinued 1995
Improved version of EOS 1000; new features include quieter film transport, increased autofocus performance, top shutter speed increased to 1/2000 second, AF in-focus beeper can be turned off, built-in soft-focus mode and musical self-timer countdown Quartz Date version available (sold as standard in Japan).
Type and Major Components
Type: 35mm focal plane shutter SLR (single-lens reflex) autofocus/auto exposure camera, with built-in motor drive and flash.
Lens Mount: Canon EF mount (electronic signal transfer system).
Usable Lenses: Canon EF lenses.
Viewfinder: Fixed eye-level pentaprism. Give 90% vertical and horizontal coverage of actual picture area and 0.75x magnification with 50mm lens at infinity.
Standard Diopter: Adjusted to -1.
Focusing Screen: Fixed, new laser-matte screen with focus mark and partial metering mark.
Shutter: Vertical-travel, focal plane shutter with all speeds electronically controlled.
Shutter Speed: 1/2000-30 sec. and bulb. Set in 1/2 stop increments. X-sync is 1/90 sec.
AF Control System: TTL-SIR (Secondary Image Registration) phase detection type using BASIS (Base-Stored Image Sensor). Two modes available: One-shot and AI Focus that automatically switches to One-shot or AI Servo according to subject. Manual focusing also possible.
AF Working Range: EV1-18 at ISO 100.
AF Auxiliary Light: Automatically projected when necessary by the specified Speedlite.
Light Metering: TTL full-aperture metering using an SPC (Silicon Photocell).
Three metering patterns available: 3-zone evaluative metering, partial metering which covers approx. 9.5% of the central picture are and centre-weighted average metering (only when selecting the manual exposure mode).
Metering Range: EV2-20 with 50mm f1.4 lens at ISO 100.
• Green Zone (intelligent Program AE).
• Programmed Image Control (Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports).
• Intelligent Program AE.
• Shutter-priority AE.
• Aperture-priority AE.
• Metered Manual.
• Soft Focus.
• Depth-of-Field AE.
• Flash AE (A-TTL or TTL program flash AE with the flash).
Camera Shake Warning: Operates in Green Zone and Programmed Image Control modes. Shutter speed blinks when automatically-set shutter speed is 0 to 0.5 steps slower than ‘1/focal length of the lens in use’.
Multiple Exposures: Up to nine exposures can be preset. Automatically clears upon completion.
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2 stops in 1/2 stop increments.
Film Speed Setting: Automatically set according t DX code (ISO 25-5000) or set by user (ISO 6-6400).
Film Loading: Automatic prewind system. After film positioning and back cover closure, the film automatically winds to the end of the roll and stops.
Film Wind: Automatic. One of two modes is automatically set: Single Frame and continuous (1 fps maximum).
Film Rewind: Automatic rewind at end of roll.
Battery: One 6V lithium battery (2CR5).
Self-Timer: Electronically controlled with a 10 sec. delay.
Sound Mode: Self-timer sound selectable from four settings - electronic beeper, Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons - Spring’, Beethoven’s ‘Turkish March’ and Bach’s ‘Minuet’.
Size: 5 7/8” (W) x 3 13/16” (H) x 2 11/16” (D). 148 (W) x 99.8 (H) x 68 (D) mm.
Weight: 14.1 oz. (410g) without battery, 15.5 oz. (490g) with battery.
New Canon EOS 1000N and 1000FN feature 'silent' motro drive and high speed autofocus
Canon has introduced the EOS 1000N and EOS 1000FN, based on its existing EOS 1000 and EOS 1000F cameras. Both models use a specially developed high speed microchip which allows autofocus speed to be increased even further. Whilst the incorporation of Canon's 'silent' technology, as used in the recently launched EOS 100, bring about Canon's plan for a budget multimode silent camera to complement its expanded line of popularly priced USM lenses.
Both the EOS 1000N and the EOS 1000FN incorporate state-of-the-art autofocus and auto exposure modes for complete beginners, in addition to fully coupled manual exposure, which should be of interest to enthusiasts.
The EOS 1000N costs ¬£269.99 and comes complete as a kit with 35-80mm f/4-5.6 USM lens. It measures a compact 148(W)x96.3(H)x68(D)mm and weighs 450gm including battery.
The camera incorporates a soft focus mode which achieves an 'imitation' soft focus effect by automatically making two exposures on the same frame; the first being in focus and the second being out of focus.
For near silent shooting, an on/off selector is available for the focus bleep, which indicates when the shot is in focus.
Both the EOS 1000N and EOS 1000FN feature a top shutter speed of 1/2000 sec.
The EOS 1000FN is also sold in kit form with a 35-80mm f/4-5.6 USM at a cost of ¬£299.99 or with a 35-105mm f/4.5-5.6 USM at a cost of ¬£339.99. It incorporates all of the features found on the EOS 1000N, but in addition features a built-in retractable flash system.
The flash has a guide operation number of 14m (100 ISO). Operation is completely automatic with TTL flash control and an AF auxillary light for autofocus in dark or low light conditions.
The flash uses Canon's proven pre-illumination system to reduce the problem of red-eye. As the shutter button is pressed, a small lamp causes the eye's pupils to contract before the flash is fired.
Flash exposures are automatic, both in daylight and low light. The camera shutter sets to a speed of 1/90 sec. The aperture is set by using Program shooting mode or is manually selected by using the Aperture priority setting or manual mode. Duration of the flash is controlled by the camera for correct exposure.
The EOS 1000FN measure 148()x99.8(H)x68(D)mm and weighs 500gm including battery.
Other features, similar to both cameras, are the same as those found on the EOS 1000. Two AF modes are provided and are automatically selected by the camera to suit the shooting mode. The one shot mode locks the lens as soon as the image is in focus, allowing the user to recompose the scene and moves the subject away from the centre of the frame. The one-shot/AI Servo mode senses moving subjects and continually re-focuses to keep them sharp, using predictive autofocus to overcome the problem of subject movement after the shutter release has been pressed.
There is a choice of ten different shooting mode settings. They include shutter priority AE, aperture priority AE, depth-of-field AE, Intelligent program AE, manual and a green zone mode (full auto setting). Four of the modes are provided by Canon's Programmed Image Control (PIC) system. When Portrait, Landscape, Close up and Sports settings are selected, the camera sets the AE mode and also the AF mode, metering mode, film winding mode and other functions.
The EOS 1000N and EOS 1000FN have three metering patterns, all selected by the camera to suit the shooting mode. Most of the shooting modes are evaluative metering, which has a three zone metering sensor. The Close-up shooting mode uses partial metering which takes the reading from a central 9.5% of the picture area. AE lock is possible with Partial metering. The 'manual' shooting mode uses a centre weighted average metering pattern.
For creative effect, multiple exposure allows up to nine exposures on the same frame. This function is automatically cancelled after the last exposure.
Most of the EOS 1000N/FN functions can be set with the two simple dials. Information about the settings is shown on a large LCD panel. Inside the camera, a viewfinder readout displays essential shooting data.
Both models can be used with Canon's full range of EOS lenses, but for quietest operation, have been specifically designed to complement Canon's new range of lightweight USM lenses comprising:
EF 35-80mm f/4-5.6 USM
EF 80-200mm f/4.5-5.6 USM
EF 35-105mm f/4-5.6 USM
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 USM