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Type 35mm AF/AE single-lens reflex with focal-plane shutter and built-in motor drive.
Picture size 24mm x 36mm
Compatible lenses Canon EF lenses
Lens mount Canon EF mount
Type Eye-level pentaprism
Picture coverage 100 percent vertically and horizontally (20 mm eye relief)
Magnification 0.72x (-1 diopter with 50mm lens at infinity)
Built-in dioptric correction -3 to +1 diopter. (Standard diopter: -1 dpt)
Focusing screen Interchangeable (9 types), Standard focusing screen: Ec-CIII
Mirror Quick-return half mirror (Transmission:reflection ratio of 37:63, no vignetting with EF 1200mm f/5.6 or shorter lens)
Viewfinder information (1) On the screen: Area AF ellipse, focusing points, center spot metering circle (2)Below the screen: Manual exposure setting, AE lock, flash ready, unsuitable FE lock warning, high-speed sync (FP flash), shutter speed, FE lock (FEL), bulb (buLb), focusing point selection mode, depth-of-field AE (dep 1, 2), aperture, exposure compensation/flash exposure compensation, in-focus indicator. (3)Right of screen: Exposure level scale (±3 stops), exposure level indicator, flash exposure level, frame counter, frame count down indicator.
Depth-of-field Preview Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
Eyepiece shutter Built-in
Exposure Control
Metering modes TTL max. aperture metering with a 21-zone silicon photocell. (1) Evaluative metering (linkable to any focusing point) (2) Partial metering (approx. 8.5% of viewfinder at center) (3) Center spot metering (approx. 2.4% of viewfinder at center) (4) Focusing point-linked spot metering (approx. 2.4% of viewfinder) (5) Multi-spot metering (Max. 8 spot metering entries) (6) Centerweighted averaging metering
Exposure Control Methods (1) Program AE (shiftable) (2) Shutter speed-priority AE (3) Aperture-priority AE (4) Depth-of-field AE (not shiftable) (5) E-TTL program flash AE (6) A-TTL program flash AE (7) TTL program flash AE (8) Manual (9) Bulb (Safety shift possible for 2 and 3.)
Metering range EV 0-20 for all metering modes (at 20°C/68°F with 50mm f/1.4 lens, ISO 100)
ISO film speed range ISO 6-6400 (Set automatically with DX-coded film at ISO 25-5000.)
Exposure compensation (1) Autoexposure bracketing (AEB): ± 3 stops in 1/3-stop increments. (2) Manual exposure compensation up to ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments set with the Quick Control Dial. AEB and manual exposure compensation can be set together.
AE Lock (1) Auto AE lock: Operates in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved. (2) Manual AE lock: AE lock button activates AE lock in all metering modes.
Multiple exposures Max. 9 multiple exposures per frame. (Cancelable and resettable at any time.) Cancels automatically after all multiple exposures are taken.
Type TTL-AREA-SIR with a CMOS sensor
Focusing points Area AF with 45 focusing points
AF working range EV 0-18 (at ISO 100)
Focusing modes (1) One-Shot AF: Autofocus stops when focus is achieved, resulting in AF lock. (2) AI Servo AF: Tracks subject movement up to the start of exposure. No in-focus indicator (blinks at 8 Hz only if AF fails). (3) Manual focusing: Enabled with the focusing ring when the lens focus mode is set to MF (or M). Electronic manual focusing during continuous shooting and exposure is enabled with PB-E2 and NP-E2.
In-focus indicator Flashing focusing point in viewfinder (can be disabled with a Custom Function), in-focus indicator, and beeper (can be disabled with the Main Switch).
Focusing point registration and switching Any one focusing point, 45-point automatic selection, can be registered by pressing the Assist Button and FE lock button. Pressing the Assist Button and focusing point selector switches to the registered focusing point.
AF focusing point indicator Superimposed focusing point in viewfinder and also indicated on LCD panel
AF-assist beam Emitted automatically by the attached EOS Speedlite when necessary.
Type Vertical-travel, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically-controlled.
Shutter speeds 30 to 1/8000 sec. in 1/3-stops, X-sync at 1/250 sec.
Shutter release Soft-touch electromagnetic release
Self-timer 10-sec. or 2-sec. delay.
Film Transport
Film loading Automatic. After film is loaded and the back closed, the film advances to frame 1 automatically, taking about 1 sec.
Film advance system Automatic film advance with built-in motor. (1) EOS-1V: Single-frame and continuous shooting. (2) EOS-1V + Power Drive Booster PB-E2: Single-frame, low-speed continuous, high-speed continuous, and ultra-high speed continuous (w/NP-E2).
Infrared film Compatible
Film rewind system At the end of the roll, automatic film rewind with a built-in motor. Midroll rewind possible.
Film rewind time/noise High-speed rewind: Approx. 4.5 sec. for 24-ex. film and approx. 8 sec. for 36-ex. film at 59 dB
Silent rewind Approx. 12 sec. for 24-ex. film and approx. 18 sec. for 36-ex. film at 49 dB
Configuration Power source Film Advanced Mode One-Shot AF + Manual Focus AI Servo AF
EOS-1V 2CR5 lithium Battery
EOS-1V + BP-E1 Size-AA alkaline batteryX4
EOS-1V + PB-E2 Ni-MH Pack NP-E2
Size-AA alkaline batteryX8
EOS-1V + Power Drive Booster E1 Size-AA alkaline battery X8
EOS-1V film roll shooting capacity 24-ex.roll(36-ex.roll)
Configuration Power source Temperature
At 20°C/68°F At -20°C/-4°F
EOS-1V 2CR5 lithium Battery
EOS-1V + PB-E2 Size-AA alkaline battery
Size-AA lithium battery
Size-AA Ni-Cd
Ni-MH Pack NP-E2
Film ID Imprinting (w/standard camera back)
Information Imprinted Any number from 00 to 99 and film No. from 001 to 999
Imprinting position and size Frame 0 on film leader, text height approx. 1 mm
Imprinting method After film advances during initial loading, a minilamp imprints a transparent LCD numerals on the film base. (Imprinting cannot be disabled.)
Imprinting confirmation During imprinting, the ID mark lights on the LCD panel.
Ambient temperature Imprinting assured between 45°C/113°F and -10°/14°F
Power source Same as for the camera
Shooting Data
System When a picture is taken, the shooting data is automatically recorded in the built-in memory. The data can be later transferred to a personal computer for viewing and editing.
Data recorded The data cannot be viewed or edited with the camera.
Shooting data memory capacity With the standard number of data items, shooting data for 100 rolls of 36-ex. film can be stored.
Camera Specifications
Flash contacts (1) Hot shoe: X-sync direct contacts (2) Right side bottom: PC terminal (threaded)
External flash system compatibility E-TTL autoflash, A-TTL autoflash, TTL autoflash
Custom Functions 20 (No. 0 - 19)
Personal Functions 3 Custom Function groups can be registered.
Remote control Remote control/data transfer terminal with waterproof and dustproof cap provided.
Power source (1) EOS-1V: One 2CR5 lithium battery (2) EOS-1V + Power Drive Booster PB-E2: 8 size-AA batteries or Ni-MH Pack NP-E2 (sold separately) (3) Battery Pack BP-E1: 1 2CR5 lithium battery and 4 size-AA batteries (size-AA lithium batteries cannot be used)
Shooting capacity EOS-1V: See above EOS-1V + PB-E2: See above
Battery check Automatic when the Main Switch is turned on. Battery level displayed in four levels (not including blank display) on LCD panel.
Weight EOS-1V:945 g / 33 oz (body only, excluding battery) EOS-1V + PB-E2: 1380 g / 48.7 oz (body only, excluding battery)


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