Canon EOS 50 a.k.a. EOS Elan II [US] Specifications

also covering Canon EOS 50E a.k.a. EOS Elan II/IIE [US] and EOS 55QD [Asia]

 

Front view of the Canon EOS 50E

Photo © by Henrik Möller

ISO Film Speeds (Auto):
25 - 5000

ISO Film Speeds (Manual):
6 - 6400

Shutter Speeds:
1/4000s - 30s

Bulb Mode:
supported

Max. Shutter Frequency:
2.5 fps

Shutter Release Time Lag:
92ms (according to Stepping Stone, LCC)

Mirror Lockup:
supported

Exposure Compensation:
±2 EV

Auto Exposure Bracketing:
supported

Viewfinder Coverage:
90% horizontal, 92% vertical

Viewfinder Magnification:
0.71x

Focus Screen:
fixed

AF Points:
3 (with both Active Focus and View Finder Indicators)

AF Operating Range:
0 EV - 18 EV

AF Aperture Limit (Linear Type Sensors):
F5.6

AF Aperture Limit (Center Cross Type Sensors):
 

AF Aperture Limit (Peripheral Cross Type Sensors):
 

Aux Light:
built-in (with the exception of the EOS 55QD)

Flash Metering:
A-TTL/E-TTL

X-Sync:
1/125s

Max. Trigger Circuit Voltage:
6V

Second Curtain Sync:
supported

High Speed Sync:
1/4000s

Flash Exposure Compensation:
±2 EV

Pop-Up Flash:
built-in

Pop-Up Flash Coverage:
28mm

Pop-Up Flash Guide Number:
13m

Body Size:
153mm x 105mm x 71mm

Body Weight:
595g

Battery Required:
1x 2CR5

Battery Grip (optional):
BP-50

Power Drive Booster:
not available

Produced:
1995

Tests:
 

 

Additional Information:
The EOS 50/Elan II was the base model featuring a Quick Control Dial. The EOS 50E/Elan IIE was the advanced model additionally equipped with Eye Control, which was already twice as fast as the one featured in the EOS 5. The 50E was also available as QD version (with Quartz Date Back included, adding approx. 5g to its total weight. The japanese EOS 55QD again was based on the EOS 50E QD (in featuring the Quick Dial, Eye Control and Quartz Date Back), but also featured a pair of selectable panorama iris blades reducing the image area to 13mm x 36mm.


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