• 35mm SLR AF/AE camera with built-in winder and flash
• 7 focusing points
• 35 metering zones
• Shutter speeds from 1/4000 second to 30 seconds
• Flash synchronization at 1/90 second
A replacement for the EOS 3000N. In addition to a new look there is an improved autofocus speed and more user-selectable features.
EOS magazine, September 2003, page 64
Type: 35mm SLR (single lens reflex) AF/AE camera with built-in winder and flash
Lens mount: Canon EF mount (fully electronic control)
Usable lenses: Canon EF lenses
Viewfinder type: Eye-level mirror pentaprism
Viewfinder information: AF point LCD display on lower section of viewfinder
Focusing screen: Laser-matte screen with 7 AF points (fixed)
AF control system: TTL-CT-SIR (Through-the-lens Secondary Image Registration, center-cross type) with CMOS sensor
Focusing modes: One-shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing
AF working range: EV 1- 18 at ISO 100
AF assist beam: Built-in AF-assist beam. Lights automatically in low light
Light metering: TTL full aperture metering with a 35-zone silicon photocell.
Metering modes available: Evaluative metering
Partial metering at center (approx. 9.5% of viewfinder at center), Center weighted average metering
Metering Range: EV 1-20 (20°C with 50mm f/1.4, ISO 100)
Shooting modes: Green mode (full auto), Programmed Image Control (Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Flash-off), Intelligent Program AE (P), Shutter-priority AE (Tv), Aperture-priority AE (Av), Manual (M), Auto-Depth-of-Field AE (A-DEP)
Exposure compensation: AEB (Auto exposure compensation) and Manual
Multiple Exposures: up to 9 multiple exposures can be set.
Shutter type: Vertical-travel, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically controlled.
Shutter speed: 1/2000 to 30 sec. (in _ stops increments), bulb
Self-timer: electronically controlled, 10-sec. Delay. No audible alert.
Camera shake warning: provided for Full Auto and Programmed Image Control modes.
Film speed setting: Automatic setting with DX code: ISO 25-5000 in 1/3-stop increments. Manual setting: ISO 6-6400 in 1/3 ?stop increments.
Film loading: automatic pre-wind system: after loading cartridge and closing back cover, the film automatically winds to the end of the roll and stops.
Film advance: automatically selected according to shooting modes between Single frame and Continuous shooting (max. 1.5 fps).
Film rewind: automatic at end of the roll; mid-roll rewind possible.
Battery: two CR2 lithium batteries.
With battery pack BP-220: 4 x LR6 (AA alkaline batteries)(6V) or 4 x NiMH (4.8V)
Battery check: battery level is displayed on LCD panel in one of four levels.
Type: built-in, serial controlled, retractable TTL autoflash head in the pentaprism.
Guide number (ISO 100, m): 12
Coverage angle: covers 28mm lens angle.
Recycling time: approximately 2 seconds
X-sync: fastest synchronisation speed 1/90 sec.
Shooting distance range: 1-4.2m (ISO 100 negative film, EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6 lens).
Red-eye reduction function: available in all picture-taking modes except Landscape, Sports and Flash-Off.
Flash exposure system: TTL off-the-film, 3-zone, autoflash metering linked to AF points.
Flash contact: accessory shoe for external Speedlites.
External display: large 22.4 x 30 mm LCD panel on back cover
Size (w x h x d): 130 x 88 x 64mm
Weight: 340 g
The high-tech yet affordable EOS 3000V remains true to the core strengths and values that have made generations of Canon EOS cameras so popular.
The following is a an edited version of a press release from Canon
The EOS 3000V has an extremely fast auto focus (AF) with a new 32bit microcomputer, AF algorithm and improved AF sequence. The ultra compact, stylish, light-weight and ergonomic design of the EOS 3000V has a tactile solid grip for single-handed, heads-up and intuitive operation. Perfect exposures in difficult contrast conditions can be accomplished by the 35-zone evaluative metering. Several practical shooting modes give the photographer complete control in any shooting situation. A large LCD panel provides the highly visible and user-friendly interface between photographer and camera.
"The EOS brand continues to live up to its reputation for high quality and performance," says Hiroshi Komatsuzaki, Head of Canon Consumer Imaging Europe. "The EOS 3000V demonstrates our commitment to continuously develop exceptional products for our customers."
Fast auto focus speed
The EOS 3000V has an improved and extremely fast auto focus speed. By taking into account lens drive and film advance times, predictive focus tracking has also been improved and is now on par with Canon's professional series EOS-1N. The result is fast, accurate focusing on moving subjects ? making the EOS 3000V ideal for sporting events.
Ergonomic, cutting-edge design
Canon's engineers have redesigned virtually every aspect of the camera's ergonomics to make the EOS 3000V a seamless and intuitive extension of the photographer's own body.
A large rubber grip allows the surprisingly light body to be gripped with the palm and the rest of the fingers, while perfectly positioned key controls, such as AF metering point selection, AE lock and Main Dial can be activated using the thumb and index-finger. The resulting single-handed, heads-up control keeps the photographer's eye where it needs to be - on the shot. A large 22.4 x 30mm LCD screen has been moved from the top to the back of the body, providing an exceptionally informative yet easy to use interface.
More metering zones, more focus points
Seven selectable focusing points cross the frame - from top to bottom (three) and left to right (five) - to give an ultra wide AF area ? a long way ahead of the three AF metering points available in other brands in this new camera's class. This will be welcomed by discerning photographers who understand that the best-composed shots often feature an off-centre subject. 35 Metering zones virtually cover the full frame. These are combined with an improved evaluation algorithm, which identifies and subsequently rejects particularly bright zones. This lessens the chance of irregular exposures and assures balanced exposure ? even in difficult light situations.
Unlimited flexibility, total control
The EOS 3000V goes to the core of the EOS philosophy of putting quality, control and flexibility into the hands of the photographer. As well as standard exposure modes of Program (P), Shutter-priority (Tv), Aperture-priority (Av) and Manual (M), an Auto depth of field (A-Dep) mode has been added. A-Dep measures closest and furthest points in the frame before selecting the best settings for optimum depth of field. The six PIC program modes now include Suppressed Flash, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night scene and Full Auto. The continuous shooting speed is possible at 1.5 frames per second and the shutter speeds range from 1/2000th to 30 seconds, as well as bulb exposure. The built-in flash pops up automatically in low light conditions and has been re-designed to sit high above the camera when extended, helping red-eye reduction and lowering the possibility of lens shadow during close up photography.
Accessories and lenses
Optional extras include a battery pack (BP-220) and a semi-hard case (EH 15-L). As with all EOS cameras, the EOS 3000V is designed to work with any of the 60-plus lenses in Canon's superb EF range.
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