Canon EOS 5 a.k.a. EOS A2/A2E Specifications

 

Front view of the Canon EOS 5

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:
5 fps

Shutter Release Time Lag:
105ms

Mirror Lockup:
supported

Exposure Compensation:
±2 EV

Auto Exposure Bracketing:
supported

Viewfinder Coverage:
92% horizontal, 94% vertical

Viewfinder Magnification:
0.73x

Focus Screens:
ED types (Brightscreens® available as well)

AF Points:
5 (with Active Focus Indicator)

AF Operating Range:
0 EV - 18.5 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

Flash Metering:
A-TTL

X-Sync:
1/60s - 1/200s

Max. Trigger Circuit Voltage:
6V

Second Curtain Sync:
supported

High Speed Sync:
not supported

Flash Exposure Compensation:
±2 EV

Pop-Up Flash:
yes

Pop-Up Flash Coverage:
28mm - 80mm

Pop-Up Flash Guide Number:
13m - 17m (depends on zoom setting)

Body Size:
154mm x 121mm x 74mm

Body Weight:
675g

Battery Required:
1x CR5

Battery Grip (optional):
BP-5

Power Drive Booster:
not available

Produced:
1992

Tests:
 

 

Additional Information:
The EOS 5 models featured Eye Control (except for the american A2 version), a Quick Control Dial and whisper drive. As see above it was also available as EOS 5 QD version with Quartz Date Back module included, which added approx. 5g to the total weight.
The EOS 5 received the EISA Camera of the Year Award 1993-1994.


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