In the finest tradition of the "1" series: The EOS-1v.
The ultimate in professional vision with the world's fastest AF, and a continuous shooting speed of up to 10 frames per second, the EOS-1v continues the Canon tradition of advanced features and exceptional speed in a rugged, reliable package. The EOS-1v has more customizable features than any other Canon 35mm SLR: a 45-point AF system, 100% viewfinder coverage, a top shutter speed of 1/8000 sec., a flash sync of 1/250 sec., 21-zone evaluative metering, E-TTL auto flash, full-time depth-of-field preview, and much, much more. Part of a comprehensive professional system, the EOS-1v supports EOS Link software and is compatible with Canon's full line of autofocus lenses and Speedlites. The EOS-1v's rubber-covered magnesium alloy body, combined with a hybrid chassis, 72 individual gaskets for proven moisture and dust resistance, a shutter tested to 150,000 cycles and familiar EOS-1 control layout make this flagship 35mm perfect for any pro.
Also available - the EOS-1v HS adds Canon's Power Drive Booster PB-E2 for even more speed.
Magnesium alloy body covers, outstanding water & dust resistance and enhanced shutter durability
State-of-the-art technology combines strength and elegance.
The magnesium alloy used for the EOS-1V is lightweight, yet possesses exceptional strength. This new material is hard to machine and was initially thought to be unsuitable for molding the delicate curved surfaces of the EOS body. Canon solved this problem with the application of """"thixo-molding"""", an advanced injection molding technology.
This lightweight body is the perfect blend of rigidity, durability and total precision.
The EOS-1V's body sets new standards for water and dust resistance.
Professional cameras must be impervious to sharp changes in temperature; they must also be resistant to water, sand and dust. In other words, the professional camera must work smoothly under a wide range of conditions. The EOS-1V has been developed and manufactured to reflect feedback from professional photographers who work in severe environments, as well as Canon's own expertise in this area. Following a reassessment of the severity of conditions that may apply in some shooting situations, Canon has succeeded in raising the level of water and dust resistance. The 72 major body seams and moving parts, such as the shutter button, selector buttons and Main/Quick Control Dials, are carefully sealed with silicone rubber, and the edges of the back cover are thoroughly finished. Furthermore, the battery chamber located inside the new grip GR-E2 is protected by packing, while the insides of function buttons, found on the upper left of the body, are protected from dust and water by a silicone rubber boot.
The satisfyingly solid feel and sound of the back cover being closed will tell you that the EOS-1V stands up to the elements like no other camera.
The EOS-1V's revolutionary shutter has been tested to 150,000 cycles.
In this shutter system, the first and second shutter curtains are controlled by a non-contact rotary magnet, which does not suffer sticking problems due to dust accumulation. The shutter blades are made of carbon fiber and super-duralumin, for high reliability in all shooting conditions over extended use. This has been confirmed by in-house testing in which the unit recorded in excess of 150,000 shutter-cycles. The unit performs high-speed shutter operation with exceptional accuracy at a maximum shutter speed of 1/8,000 second and a maximum flash sync speed of 1/250 second.
What is more, battery power consumption is minimized because the unit requires no power to hold the second shutter curtain open during bulb exposure. Accordingly, it realizes up to 1,000 hours of operation with the 2CR5 battery at room temperature.
World's fastest continuous shooting speed up to 10 fps
At a rate of 9 fps, AI Servo AF delivers the fastest predictive focusing in the world*.
The predictive AI Servo AF system allows the tracking of fast-moving objects while maintaining precise focus. This system affords impressive results in terms of continuous shooting and boasts excellent sequential processing efficiency.
Sequential processing regulates an array of events within the exposure process, including the arithmetic processing of AE and AF, the driving of the lens, aperture control, and movement of the mirror and shutter curtains.
In addition to developing new sequencing for the EOS-1V, every operation and its respective control time sequence has been reexamined in order to reduce operation time and realize parallel processing. A significant step in the technology of the EOS-1V is the newly adopted Active Mirror Control method, which reduces the operation time of the mirror to allow shooting at a rate of 9 fps. This device is fundamental to the stability of the AI Servo AF system.
As for precision, the EOS-1V is capable of heightened focusing accuracy thanks to a newly developed predictive algorithm.
The sequential efficiency, mechanical improvements and focusing accuracy of the AI Servo AF system are capable of functioning with a high level of synergy for incredible results. In fact, the EOS-1V can pursue, focus and continually shoot an approaching subject at speeds of up to 50 km/h (31mph) to a point 8 m (26 ft) ahead of the camera (assuming use of an EF 300 mm f/2.8L IS USM lens).
Amazing continuous shooting performance that can capture ten images in a single second.
The EOS-1V features the world's fastest continuous shooting speed, enabling film transport at an astounding rate of 10 fps*. Now Canon gives you the power to transform one dramatic moment into a series of heart-stopping images. With the Power Drive Booster PB-E2 (driven by the NP-E2 Ni-MH Battery Pack) the EOS-1V allows unprecedented levels of visual creativity. Sensational gains in continuous shooting performance mean rapid film transport of up to 9 fps even in predictive AI Servo AF mode, which can focus track a subject approaching the camera at 50 km/h up to 8 meters away (with the EF 300 mm f/2.8L IS USM).
What's more, even when set at an intermediate film transport speed of around 3 to 5 fps, the EOS-1V demonstrates outstanding basic performance. For example, the viewfinder blackout time is remarkably shortened, the minimum distance at which a high-speed moving subject can be autofocused is reduced, and so on.
*Among 35mm AF SLR cameras with movable mirror as of February 2000.
New technology realizes ultra-high continuous shooting speeds and a sharp viewfinder image, while Active Mirror Control remarkably reduces mirror blackout.
With Canon's new method, mirror bounce is mechanically controlled. In other words, this ground-breaking mechanism reduces mirror shake, confining it to a short duration and suppressing the shake immediately after it occurs. As a result, mirror blackout time is remarkably reduced. Because the wave height of mirror shake is low after its bounce is suppressed, the finder image stabilizes quickly after the shutter is released in ordinary shooting mode, as well as in continuous shooting. The user always has a clear and sharp viewfinder image.
20 Custom Functions, optional EOS Link software
Up to 20 Custom Functions with 63 settings can be selected to match your shooting style.
Optional EOS Link Software ES-E1 enables advanced customization, and management of shooting data, through PC connectivity.
Once connection is established you can achieve various forms of customization, function extension, data download by following messages on the monitor screen.
ES-E1 software is primarily intended for advanced Personal Function customization, so users of the EOS-1V can program it to reflect their personal preferences, shooting purposes and conditions. It also allows the management of data relating to settings used for exposed film.
Intensive management of exposure data, eagerly awaited by professional and advanced amateur photographers alike, is now a reality.
The storage capacity of the built-in memory varies depending on the number of items to be recorded. In general, data can be saved for 50 to 200 rolls of film with 36 exposures, with data for 100 rolls being recorded in the standard setting.
If all shooting data is input to a PC via the EOS Link Software ES-E1, it can be managed intensively for reading and editing. If scanned images are attached as thumbnails to the shooting data, the arrangement and searching of data can be performed more quickly and efficiently. This software thus enables users to manage film data effectively.
45-point Area AF, 100% viewfinder, proven EOS-1 control layout & much more
The EOS-1V's capacity to capture moving subjects with the outstanding tracking performance and high focusing speed of 45-point Area AF propels autofocusing into the new millennium.
While photographers have the freedom to frame images through the viewfinder as they choose, the lens is automatically brought into focus as soon as the active focusing points cover the subject. Like a human eye, Canon's 45-point Area AF tracks and aims true. This is typical of Canon's state-of-the-art AF technology, recognized by professional photographers everywhere.
A unique sensor design vastly expands the range of lens/extender combinations with AF capability.
Versatile composition with superb operability.
At its simplest level, all 45 focusing points can be used simultaneously for optimum auto focus results. Focusing of this kind has the power to transform a simple snapshot into a precisely balanced image. However, the true benefits of 45-point focusing become more apparent when applied to more demanding situations.
It's easy to switch to a preselected focusing point simply by pressing the Assist Button.
* The HP function is enabled by C.Fn-18.
Sophisticated Auto Exposure Control. EOS-1V aims to capture the light as you see it.
Focus on a subject within the Area AF ellipse, and the EOS-1V will meter that area for the optimum result where it's needed most. All six metering modes use the 21-zone evaluative metering sensor. Six metering modes, three flash metering modes capture your vision in all manner of lighting situations. Six exposure modes for greater creative control.
Establish EOS-1V Personal Function settings with a PC, to suit your preferences.
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What's in the Box
o EOS-1 V Body
o Neck Strap L3
o Eye Cup Ec II
o Grip GR-E2
o Instruction Book