EOS 100 (Elan)the quiet autofocus
TYPE AND MAJOR
35mm focal plane shutter SLR (single-lens reflex) camera with autofocus,
auto exposure, built-in flash and built-in motor drive.
Canon EF mount (electronic
signal transfer system)
Canon EF lenses
Fixed eye-level pentaprism. Gives 90% vertical and horizontal coverage
of actual picture area and 0.75 x magnification with 50mm lens at
Built-in eyepiece is adjusted to — 1 diopter (eyepoint: 20 mm).
Fixed, overall matte screen with AF frame and partial metering mark.
Vertical-travel, focal plane shutter with all speeds electronically
Speed: 1/4000 -
30 sec. and bulb. X-sync is 1/125 sec. Set in 1/2-stop increments.
(Secondary Image Registration) phase detection type using Cross-type
BASIS (Base-Stored Image Sensor). Two autofocus modes available:
One-shot AF and Al Servo AF. Manual focusing also possible.
AF Working Range:
EV 0 - 18 at ISO 100.
Automatically projected when necessary.
TTL full-aperture metering using a 6-zone SPC (silicon photocell). Three
metering modes available: evaluative metering, partial metering (covers
approx. 6.5% of the central picture area) and center-weighted average
EV -1 to 20 (with 50mm f/1.4 lens) at ISO 100 (normal temperature).
1. Program AE
2. Shutter-priority AE
3. Aperture-priority AE
4. Depth-of-field AE
5. Full Auto
6. Bar-code program mode
7. Programmed Image Control (Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports)
8. Flash AE (A-TTL or TTL program flash AE with built-in flash or
9. Manual exposure
Operates in Full Auto, Program AE, Aperture-priority AE, Depth-of-field
AE, Programmed Image Control, and bar-code program modes. Camera-shake
indicator blinks in viewfinder when automatically-set shutter speed
becomes 0 to 0.5 stops slower than "1/focal length of the lens in use."
to nine exposures can be preset. Automatically clears upon completion.
+/- 2 stops in 1/2-stop increments.
+/-2 stops in 1/2-stop increments. Three continuous exposures are taken
in sequence: one under, one at the standard metered value, and one over.
Automatically set according to DX code (ISO 25-5000) or set by user (ISO
Automatic. Film automatically advances to first frame when back cover is
Automatic using dedicated miniature motor.
Two modes are
single exposure and continuous exposure (3 fps maximum). '
Automatic rewind at end of roll.
Electronically controlled with a 10-sec. delay.
Possible using optional remote control unit.
built-in custom functions selectable by user.
One six-volt lithium battery (2CR5).
automatically checked when command dial moved to position other than
"L". Battery condition indicator displayed on LCD panel.
154.2(W) x 105.0 (H) x 69.1 (D) mm/ 6-1/16" x 4-1/8" x 2-3/4"
580 g/20.3 oz without battery (body only)
Retractable type TTL automatic zoom flash housed in pentaprism. Series
(ISO 100, m/ft):
12/40 (28mm) to 17/60 (80mm)
Automatically zooms to cover the field of view of 28mm, 50mm and 80mm
Approx. 2 sec.
Fires automatically in low-light or backlit conditions in Full Auto,
Programmed Image Control and some bar-code modes.
Directly coupled contacts provided on accessory shoe. Red-eye reduction,
2nd. curtain sync, flash output compensation.
118,000 yen (w/EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6), 76,000 yen (body)
This was the world's first
AF SLR camera which incorporated the concept of silent operation. The
newly-developed silent mechanisms reduced film advance noise and rewind
noise by one-eighth to one-half the level of previous models. The
built-in flash's coverage adjusts automatically (auto zoom) to suit the
lens focal length. Red-eye reduction, second-curtain sync, and flash
exposure compensation were other flash features. The Quick Control Dial
on the camera back also enables real-time exposure compensation
adjustment while you looked through the viewfinder. It was a
feature-laden, mid-class multi-mode 35mm AF SLR.