CANON EOS FEATURE OVERVIEW

by Klaus Schroiff

ALL DATA PROVIDED WITHOUT GUARANTEES!!!

Semi-Pro
and Pro Class
Canon EOS 3 Canon EOS 1v (HS) Canon EOS 1N Canon EOS 1N RS Canon EOS 5 Canon EOS 1 Canon EOS RT
US Name: dito dito dito dito A2(E) dito dito
Marketed: Nov. '98 april 2000 Sept. '94 March '95 Nov. '92 Sept. '89 Oct. '89
Autofocus-sensors: 45 (7 # type),
covering 23% of the scene
5, ||+|| 5, ||+|| 5, ||+|| 1, + 1, |
AF-working-range(EV): 0/18 -1/18 -1/18 0/19 -1/18 1/18
AI-servo-AF speed: 7 fps w/booster 9 fps w/booster 3 fps (5 fps w/booster) 5 fps 3 fps 2 fps (4 fps w/booster) 3 fps
AF aperture limit: f/8 (w/1 "|" type sensor) till f/2.8 (w/7 "+" type, 38 "|" type sensors) f/5.6 ("|" type AF sensor), f/2.8 ("+" type sensor) f/5.6
AF auxiliary light: No No No No Yes No No
Eye-controlled AF: Yes No No No Yes/horizontally (A2:No) No No
Metering systems: 21 Segments,
center-weighted, partial (8.5%),
spot (2.4%), multi-spot
16 Segments, center-weighted, spot(2.3%,3.5%,9%) 16 Segments, center-weighted, spot(2.3% ,3.5% ,9%) 16 Segments, center-weighted, spot (3.5%) 6 Segments, center-weighted, partial (9%), spot (2.3%, 5.8%) 6 Segments, center-wighted, partial (6.5%)
M-working-range(EV): 0/20 0/20 0/20 (spot: 3/20) 0/20 (spot: 3/20) 0/20 0/20 -.5/20
Exp-compensation(EV): +-3/.3 +-3/.3 +-3/.3/.5 +-3/.3/.5 +-2/.5 +-3/.3 +-5/.5
Shutter speed: 1/8000-30s,B 1/8000-30s,B 1/8000-30s,B 1/8000-30s,B 1/8000-30s,B 1/8000-30s,B 1/2000-30s,B
Auto-Bracketing: Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mirror lock-up: Yes Yes Yes not neccessary - fixed semi transparent mirror! Yes No not neccessary - fixed semi transparent mirror!
Multiple-Exposure: Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
max. X-Sync.: 1/200s 1/250s 1/250s 1/250s 1/200s 1/250s 1/125s
Hi-speed Sync. (E-TTL): Yes
(max. 1/8000s)
Yes
(max. 1/8000s)
(FP-flash upgrade-CF possible) No No No No
Flash-sync. on 2nd curtain: Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes (w/selected flash units) No
Flash-Exp.-Compensation: +-3/.3 +-3/.3 +-3/.3 +-3/.3 +-2/.5 - -
Build-in-flash(GN): - - - - 13-17, (28-80mm) - -
Viewfinder-info.: A,T,F,Ec,AF,Fc A,T,F,Ec,AF,Fc, D A,T,F,Ec,AF,Fc,D A,T,F,Ec,AF,Fc,D A,T,F,Ec,AF,(D:A2) A,T,F,Ec,AF,Fc,D A,T,F,Ec,AF
Viewfinder-size(%): 97 (0.72x) 100 (0.72x) 100 (0.72x) 100 (0.72x) 92x94 (0.73x) 100 (0.72x) 94 (0.8x)
No. Viewfinders - - - - - - -
No. Screens 9 11 8 8 6 8 7
Programs: P,Sp,Ap,M,Dep P,Sp,Ap,M,Dep P,Sp,Ap,M,Dep P,Sp,Ap,M,Dep P,Ap,Sp,M,4,Dep P,Ap,Sp,M,Dep (P),Ap,Sp,M
Back Dial: Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
min. Release Time Lag: 64ms 47ms 55ms 6ms 105ms ? 8ms
Depth of field-preview: Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Custom functions: 18 (details) 20
(+30 via PC link)
14 (details) 14 (details) 16 (details) 8 (details) 15 (details)
Die-hard construction / Tropicalization: Yes/Yes Yes/Yes Yes/Yes Yes/Yes No/No Yes/Yes No/No
Metal-mount: Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Vertical-grip: Yes (w/booster) Yes (w/booster) Yes (w/booster) Yes (build-in) Yes (optional, w/o battery pack) Yes (w/booster) No
Motorspeed: 4.3 fps (7 fps w/booster) 3.6 fps
(HS: 10 fps)
3 fps (6 w/booster) 10 fps 5 fps
whisper-drive!
2.5 fps (5.5w/booster) 5 fps
Battery: 2CR5
(AA w/booster)
2CR5
(AA w/booster)
2CR5
(AA w/booster)
8 * AA 2CR5 2CR5
(AA w/booster)
2CR5
weight (g): 780 945
(HS: 1380)
855 1300 665 850 660
Additional Info: Backlight LCD Display, remote TTL Backlight LCD Display, remote TTL Backlight LCD Display, IR possible Backlight LCD Display, IR possible Metering scale:
EOS 5= |-+-+-+-|
EOS A2(E)=<+->
Backlight LCD Display, IR possible Backlight LCD Display, IR possible
Price (US$/Euro): 1050.-
(w/booster 1350.-)
1900.- (HS: 2200.-) DISCONTINUED!

Mid Class Canon EOS 100 Canon EOS 10 Canon EOS 30v/33v Canon EOS 30/33 Canon EOS 50(E) Canon EOS 600 Canon EOS 620 Canon EOS 650

US Name: Elan 10s Elan 7n / 7ne
Elan 7 / 7E Elan II(E) 630 620 650
Marketed: Aug. '91 March '90 April 2004
Oct. 2000 Sept. '95 April '89 May '87 March '87
Autofocus-sensors: 1, + 3 , |+| 7
7 3, |+| 1, | 1, | 1, |
AF-working-range(EV): 0/18 0/18 1/18
1/18 0/18 1/18 1/18 1/18
AI-servo-AF speed: 3? fps 3.3 fps 4 fps
3.5 fps 2.5 fps 2.5 fps (2 fps Continuous AF - not predictive) (2 fps Continuous AF - not predictive)
AF auxiliary light: Yes Yes Yes
Yes Yes No No No
Eye-controlled AF: No No EOS 30v & Elan 7ne: Yes
EOS 33v & Elan 7n: No
EOS 30 & Elan 7e: Yes
EOS 33 & Elan 7: No
E: Yes No No No
Metering systems: 6 Segements, center-weighted , partial (6.5%) 8 Segments, center-weighted, spot (8.5%) 35 Segments, center-weighted, partial (10%) 35 Segments, center-weighted, partial (10%) 6 Segments, center-weighted, partial (9.5%) 6 Segments, partial (6.5%) 6 Segments, partial (6.5%) 6 Segments, partial (6.5%)
M-working-range(EV): -1/20 -1/20 1/20 1/20 0/20 -1/20 -1/20 -1/20
Exp-compensation(EV): +-2/.5 +-5/.5 +-2/.5 +-2/.5 +-2/.5 +-5/.5 +-5/.5 +-5/.5
Shutter speed: 1/4000-30s,B 1/4000-30s,B 1/4000-30s,B 1/4000-30s,B 1/4000-30s,B 1/2000-30s,B 1/4000-30s,B 1/2000-30s,B
Auto-Bracketing: Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Multiple-Exposure: Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Mirror lock-up: Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
max. X-Sync.: 1/125s 1/125s 1/125s 1/125s 1/125s 1/125s 1/250s 1/125s
Hi-speed Sync. (E-TTL): No No 1/4000s
(E-TTL II)
1/4000s 1/4000s No No No
Flash-sync. on 2nd curtain: Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No
Flash-Exp.-Compensation: +-2/.5 No +-2/.5 +-2/.5 +-2/.5 No No No
Build-in-flash(GN): 12-17, 28-80mm 12, 35mm 13, 28mm 13, 28mm 13, 28mm - - -
Viewfinder-info.: A,T,F,Ec,AF,Sh A,T,F,Ec,AF,Sh A,T,F,Ec,AF,D A,T,F,Ec,AF,D A,T,F,Ec,AF A,T,F,Ec,AF A,T,F,Ec,AF A,T,F,Ec,AF
Viewfinder-size(%): 90 (.75x) 92 (0.74x) 90x92 (0.70x) 90x92 (0.70x) 90x92 (0.71x) 94 (0.8x) 94 (0.8x) 94 (0.8x)
Programs: P,Sp,Ap,M,Dep,4, Bar-code mode P,Sp,Ap,M,Dep,4, Bar-code mode P,Sp,Ap,M,Dep,5 P,Sp,Ap,M,Dep,5 P,Sp,Ap,M,Dep,4 (P),Sp,Ap,M,7 P,Sp,Ap,M (P),Sp,Ap,M,Dep
Back Dial: Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No
Depth of field-preview: Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Custom functions: 7 (details) 14 (details) 13 (details) 13 (details) 10 (E: 11) (details) 7 (details) - -
Motorspeed: 3 fps, whisper-drive! 5 fps 4 fps
whisper-drive!
4 fps
whisper-drive!
2.5 fps 5 fps 3 fps 3 fps
Metal-mount: Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Vertical-grip: No No Yes
(optional)
Yes
(optional)
Yes
(optional,
w/o quick-dial
No No No
Battery: 2CR5 2CR5 2X CR123A
(AA w/vertical grip)
2X CR123A
(AA w/vertical grip)
2CR5
(AA w/vertical grip)
2CR5 2CR5 2CR5
weight (g): 565 580 580 575 590 660 700 660
Additional Info: Bar code mode Built-in interval timer, Bar code mode 4 AF sensor
control buttons within the back dial, 155ms viewfinder blackout, Backlight LCD Display
4 AF sensor
control buttons within the back dial, 155ms viewfinder blackout
195ms viewfinder blackout Backlight LCD Display, IR possible Backlight LCD Display, IR possible IR possible
Price (US$/Euro): DISCONTINUED! EOS 33v / Elan 7n: 400.-
EOS 30v / Elan 7ne: 500.-
EOS 33/Elan 7:
400.-
EOS 30/ Elan 7e:
500.-
DISCONTINUED!

Base Class Canon EOS 300x Canon EOS 300v Canon EOS 3000v Canon EOS 300 Canon EOS 500N / 3000N Canon EOS 500 / 3000 Canon EOS 1000(F)N Canon EOS 1000(F)


US Name: Rebel T2
Rebel Ti Rebel K2
Rebel 2000 RebelG / RebelXS N RebelX Rebel II(s) Rebel(s)
Marketed: Aug. '04
Sept. '02 Aug. '03
April '99 Sept. '96 Sept. '93 (March '99) March '92 Oct. '90
Autofocus-sensors: 7, 1# 7, 1# 7, 1# 7, 1# 3, |+| 3 , |+| 1, | 1, |
AF-working-range(EV): 1/18 1/18 1/18 1/18 1.5/18 1.5/18 1/18 1/18
AI-servo-AF speed: ? fps 1.3 fps 1.3 fps ?
1 fps 1 fps 1 fps 1 fps 1 fps
AF auxiliary light: Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes (Rebel IIs: Yes) (Rebels: Yes)
Eye-controlled AF: No No No No No No No No
Metering systems: 35 segments, center-weighted
(in manual mode), partial (9.5%)
35 segments, center-weighted
(in manual mode), partial (9.5%)
35 segments, center-weighted
(in manual mode), partial (9.5%)
35 segments, center-weighted
(in manual mode), partial (9.5%)
6 segments, center-weighted
(in manual mode), partial (9.5%)
6 Segments, center-weighted
(in manual mode), partial (9.5%)
3 segments, center-weighted
(in manual mode), partial (9.5%)
3 segments, center-weighted
(in manual mode), partial (9.5%)
M-working-range(EV): 1/20 1/20 1/20 2/20 2/20 2/20 2/20 2/20
Exp-compensation(EV): +-2/.5 +-2/.5 +-2/.5 +-2/.5 +-2/.5 +-2/.5 +-2/.5 +-2/.5
Shutter speed: 1/4000-30s,B 1/2000-30s,B 1/2000-30s,B 1/2000-30s,B 1/2000-30s,B 1/2000-30s,B 1/2000-30s,B 1/1000-30s,B
Auto-Bracketing: Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Multiple-Exposure: Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mirror lock-up: No No No No No No No No
max. X-Sync.: 1/125s 1/90s 1/90s 1/90s 1/90s 1/90s 1/90s 1/90s
max. Hi-speed Sync. (E-TTL): 1/4000s 1/2000s
1/2000s 1/2000s 1/2000s No No No
Flash-sync. on 2nd curtain: w/selected
flash units
(set on flash)
w/selected
flash units
(set on flash)
w/selected
flash units
(set on flash)
w/selected
flash units
(set on flash)
w/selected
flash units
(set on flash)
No No No
Flash-Exp.-Compensation: No No No No No No No No
Build-in-flash(GN): 13 (28mm) 12 (28mm) 12 (28mm) 12 (28mm) 12 (28mm) 12, (28mm) (1000FN/RebelIIs: 12, (35mm)) (1000F/Rebels: 12 (35mm))
Viewfinder-info.: A,T,F,Ec,AF, Sh, D A,T,F,Ec,AF, Sh, D A,T,F,Ec,AF, Sh
A,T,F,Ec,AF, Sh A,T,F,Ec,AF A,T,F,Ec,AF A,T,F,Ec,AF A,T,F,Ec,AF
Viewfinder-size(%): 90x92 (0.7x) 90 (0.7x) 90 (0.7x) 90 (0.7x) 90 (0.7x) 90 (0.7x) 90 (0.75x) 90 (0.75x)
Programs: P,Sp,Ap,M, A-Dep,6 P,Sp,Ap,M, A-Dep,6 P,Sp,Ap,M, A-Dep,6 P,Sp,Ap,M, A-Dep,5 P,Sp,Ap,M, A-Dep,4 P,Sp,Ap,M, A-Dep,4 P,Sp,Ap,M, Dep,4 P,Sp,Ap,M, Dep,4
Back Dial: No No No No No No No No
Depth of field-preview: Yes Yes No Yes No No No No
Custom functions: 6 - - - - - - -
Motorspeed: 3 fps 2.5 fps 1.5 fps 1.5 fps 1 fps 1 fps 1 fps 1 fps
Metal-mount: Yes Yes No No No No No No
Battery: 2xCR2 (or BP-220 w/4xLR2) 2xCR2 (or BP-220 w/4xLR2) 2xCR2 (or BP-220 w/4xLR2) 2xCR2 (or BP-200 w/4xLR2) 2xCR123A (or BP-8) 2xCR123A (or BP-8) 2CR5 2CR5
weight (g): 365 365 340 355 370 365 460 400
Additional Info: support E-TTL II,
Large external LCD (on back) w/Backlit, remote flash
Large external LCD (on back) w/Backlit, remote flash Large external LCD (on back), remote flash Vertical grip, remote flash - - Soft-focus mode -
Price (US$/Euro): 220.-
DISCONTINUED! 225.-
DISCONTINUED! 500n: DISCONTINUED!
3000n: 200 Euro
DISCONTINUED!

Bottom End Class Canon EOS 5000 Canon EOS 700 Canon EOS 750/850 Canon EOS EF-M
US Name: Asia: EOS 888 dito dito -
Marketed: Jan. '95 March '90 Oct. '88 Sept. '91
Autofocus-sensors: 3, |+| 1, | 1, | No AF! 
AF-working-range(EV): 1.5/18 1/18 1/18
AI-servo-AF speed: 1 fps - -
AF auxiliary light: Yes No No
Eye-controlled AF: No No No
Metering systems: 6 segments, partial (9.5%) 6 Segments 6 Segments 3 Segments, 
center-weighted 
(in Manual mode), 
partial (9.5%)
M-working-range(EV): 2/20 0/20 0/20 2/20
Exp-compensation(EV): No No (no AE lock!) No (no AE lock!) +-2/.3
Shutter speed: 1/2000-2s,B 1/2000-2s, B 1/2000-2s 1/2000-2s, B
Auto-Bracketing: No No No No
Multiple-Exposure: Yes No No Yes?
Mirror lock-up: No No No No
max. X-Sync.: 1/90s 1/125s 1/125s 1/90s
Hi-speed Sync. (E-TTL): No No No No
Flash-sync. on 2nd curtain: No No No No
Flash-Exp.-Compensation: No No No No
Build-in-flash(GN): 12 (35mm) 12 (35m) (750: 12 (35mm)) No
Viewfinder-info.: AF,Ce AF, Ce AF, Ce, Sh A,T,Ec,F
Viewfinder-size(%): 90 (0.7x) 92 (0.8x) 92 (0.8x) 90 (0.75x)
Programs: Sp,F,4 (P), Sp, Dep, 8 (P), 8?, Dep P,Ap,Sp,M
Back Dial: No No No No
Depth of field-preview: No No No No
Custom functions: - - - -
Motorspeed: 1 fps 1.2 fps 1.2 fps 1 fps
Metal-mount: No ? ? No
Battery: 2xCR123A 2CR5 2CR5 2CR5
weight (g): 340 605 (EOS 750: 620g)
(EOS 850: 560g)
390
Price (US$/Euro): DISCONTINUED!


AF sensors Number of focus zones. "(1#)" means: incl. one cross-type focus sensor that is able to focus on horizontal and vertical structures.
AF working range ( EV ) e.g EV -1 to 20. The camera will be able to meter acurately within this amount of light available.
Metering systems See dedicated site for details
M-working range ( EV ) Metering range. e.g. EV 0 to 20 The camera will be able to meter accurately within this amount of light available.
Exp. Compensation ( EV ) e.g. +-4/.3 - means that the camera can shoot 4 stops over, and up to 4 stops under-exposed from meter reading, in .3 stop increments
Shutter speed e.g. 1/4000-30s,B means: a fastest shutter speed of 1/4000s and a slowest shutter speed of 30s. Additionally you can expose as long as you want in bulb mode.
Auto-Bracketing Camera will automatically take some pictures (typically 3) with different exposure settings (e.g. one exposure at metered value, one at .5 stops over exposed, and one .5 stops underexposed)
Mirror lock-up Capability to lock mirror up a few seconds before shutter operates. Reduces vibrations caused by the shutter and can lead to sharper pictures.
max. X-Sync e.g 1/125 - indicates the shutter speeds that a flash will work properly up to 1/125 sec.
Hi-speed sync. e.g 1/4000s - indicates that a special flash mode supports shutter speeds up to 1/4000s with certain dedicated flash units. See FAQs for details.
Flash sync. on 2nd curtain Indicated whether a camera is able to trigger the flash at the end of an exposure. 1st curtain sync. is standard anyway.
Flash Exp. Comp.( EV ) e.g. +-3/.5 - means that the camera can shoot 3 stops over, and up to 3 stops under-exposed from meter reading, in .5 stop increments. 'w/xyz' means that it does when used in conjunction with this flash unit
Built-in Flash (GN) 1st number represent the Guide number (GN). e.g. 14 (28mm) means an illumination up to 14m distance with a focal-length coverage of 28mm based on ISO 100 film and f/1.0. For our friends in the USA and in Brunei: multiply the GN by ~3 and you get the GN in ft.
Viewfinder-info:
  • A = Aperture
  • T = Shutter speed (Time)
  • AF = AF ok
  • Ec = Exp.-Compensation
  • F = Flash ok
  • D = Diopter adjustment
  • Sh = Shake warning
Viewfinder size (%) e.g. 92% - the viewfinder covers 92% of the resulting image.
No. Viewfinders Number of interchangable viewfinders (optional).
No. Screens Number of interchangable focus screens (optional).
Programs
  • F = P&S program (=Fully automated)
  • P = Program-mode (Note: not always shiftable: -(P)-)
  • Sp = Shutter priority
  • Ap = Aperture priority
  • M = Manual
  • 4,5,8 = Number of specialized P&S programs like Landscape, Macro, Night, Close-up etc.pp.
Depth-of-field preview Ability of the camera to stop down the f-stop to give the possibility to check the depth-of-field.
Metal mount Metal or plastic mount. Does not indicate whether the metal mount is fixed on an internal metal structure.
Motorspeed e.g. 5fps (frames per second) - fastest number of shots per second a camera can take. Independent from AF predictive speed!
weight (g) Weight without lens & batteries. For our friends in the USA and in Brunei: devide the weight (g) by ca. 30 and you get the weight in oz.
Price
  • approx. (!) price (US$/Euro)

  • DATA NOT UPDATED!!!