introduced 1991 - discontinued 1992
Adds a built-in flash to the EOS 1000. 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. Gives 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: 1/1000-30sec. 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 area 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.
• 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 to 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.
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:: 15.8 oz. (450g) without battery. 17.2 oz. (490g) with battery.
Type: Built-in TTL automatic flash. Manually retractable. Series control system.
Guide Number (ISO 100): 39ft/12m.
Flash Coverage Angle: Covers the angle of view of a 35mm lens.
Recycling Time: Approx. 2 sec.
Flash Duration: 1ms or less.
Sync Timing: First curtain sync only.
Flash control System: TTL automatic control by metering light reflected from the film plane.
Shooting Distance Range: 2.3-14.1ft/0.7-4.3m (based on ISO 100 film. The shooting distance range change according to film speed).
AF Auxiliary Light: Automatically emitted when the shutter button is pressed halfway if necessary. Effective distance range: 3.3-13ft/1-4m.
Power Source: Same as that of the body.
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Introduced 15th February 1991
Canon introduces the highly specified, low cost EOS 1000F with built-in flash
Following the success of the innovative EOS 1000 – the first of a new generation of lightweight, autofocus cameras – Canon has introduced the £269 EOS 1000F complete with 38-80mm lens and built-in, retractable flash system.
Flash Operation is completely automatic with TTL flash control and an AF auxillary light for autofocus in dark conditions.
Flash exposures are automatic, both in daylight and low light. The camera shutter sets itself to a speed of 1/90 sec. The aperture is set by either the Program shooting mode of the camera or is selected manually in the aperture priority or manual shooting modes. The duration of the flash is controlled by the camera to give the correct exposure.
Other features of the EOS 1000F 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 move 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 1000F has three metering patterns, all selected by the camera to suit the shooting mode. Most of the shooting modes use evaluative metering, which as 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.
Most of the EOS 1000F functions can be set with two simple dials. Information about the settings is shown on a large LCD panel. Inside the camera, a viewfinder read-out displays essential shooting data.
With a body weight of 485g and dimensions of 148x99.8x68mm, the EOS 1000F is, despite the built-in flash, one of the smallest and lightest models in the EOS range.
The camera accepts the full range of Canon EF lenses and will accept other Canon Speedlite flash units which can be attached for on or off camera flash photography.