Canon EOS 3 Specifications

 

Front view of the Canon EOS 3

Photo © by Henrik Möller

ISO Film Speeds (Auto):
25 - 5000

ISO Film Speeds (Manual):
6 - 6400

Shutter Speeds:
1/8000s - 30s

Bulb Mode:
supported

Max. Shutter Frequency:
4.3 fps

Shutter Release Time Lag:
64ms

Mirror Lockup:
supported

Exposure Compensation:
±3

Auto Exposure Bracketing:
supported

Viewfinder Coverage:
97%

Viewfinder Magnification:
0.72x

Focus Screens:
Type EC (choice of 9 available, EC-N being the default), Brightscreens® available as well

AF Points:
45 (with Active Focus Indicator, can be limited to 11 AF points via Custom Functions)

AF Operating Range:
0 EV - 18 EV

AF Aperture Limit (Linear Type Sensors):
F8.0

AF Aperture Limit (Center Cross Type Sensors):
F4.0

AF Aperture Limit (Peripheral Cross Type Sensors):
F2.8

Aux Light:
not available

Flash Metering:
A-TTL/E-TTL

X-Sync:
1/200s

Max. Trigger Circuit Voltage:
250V

Second Curtain Sync:
supported

High Speed Sync:
1/8000s

Flash Exposure Compensation:
±3

Pop-Up Flash:
not available

Body Size:
161mm x 119mm x 71mm

Body Weight:
780g

Battery Required:
1x 2CR5

Battery Grip (optional):
BP-E1

Power Drive Booster (optional):
PB-E1/PB-E2 (allows for 7 fps)

Produced:
1998

Tests:
 

 

Additional Information:
The Canon EOS 3 features Eye Control as well as dust and moisture sealings and comes equipped with a Quick Control Dial.
The camera was also available as EOS 3 QD version with the Quartz Date Back module included. As an interesting aftermarket gimmick an NPC Proback by Forscher to use the camera with Polaroids was available, too.
It received the TIPA Technology & Design Award 1999.


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