Canon EOS 3000

35mm AF film SLR camera

Canon EOS 3000

Specification

Production details
Announced:March 1999
Also known as:Canon EOS 88
System: Canon EOS (1987)
Imaging plane
Maximum format:35mm full frame
Mount and Flange focal distance:Canon EF [44mm]
Imaging plane:36 × 24mm film
Shutter
Type:Focal-plane
Model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:30 - 1/2000 + B
Exposure
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Programmed Auto
Aperture-priority Auto
Shutter-priority Auto
Manual
Physical characteristics
Weight:345g
Dimensions:145x92x61.9mm

Manufacturer description #1

March 11, 1999

Canon Introduces the Easy to Use Ultra-compact EOS 3000

Canon has introduced the EOS 3000, based on the best selling EOS 5000, with new improvements and features; such as more picture-taking modes, increased view finder exposure information, wider range of slow shutter speeds and finer increments, built-in flash, and AF in-focus bleeper.

The EOS 3000 is slim and lightweight weighing just 345g. The redesigned camera offers a more curved body, and the command dial is larger and easier to use.

Wide-area auto-focusing.

The EOS 3000 uses a multi-basis focusing system. A vertical focusing sensor is positioned on either side of the central cross-type BASIS focusing sensor. This provides wide-area, three-point focusing, making it easier to keep moving subjects within the AF frame. It also prevents out-of-focus images with off-centre subjects.

Exposure metering is performed using 6-zone evaluative metering, partial metering at centre, and centre weighted averaging metering system. Evaluative metering takes readings from the zones of the viewfinder and compares the results with built-in pre-defined patterns. The camera recognises difficult lighting situations such as backlighting and adjusts the exposure accordingly.

The camera also features a retractable TTL auto exposure flash unit. When shooting in low-light or back-lit situations in the Full Auto, Portrait or Close-up PIC modes, the flash automatically pops-up and fires as the exposure is made. In other modes, the flash can be popped up by pressing the flash switch.

The TTL-flash exposure system measures light reflected off the film plane. A four zone sensor provides three-point evaluated flash metering. This places greatest emphasis on the subject area corresponding to the selected format.

The EOS 3000 has a red-eye reduction mode, and the built-in flash has a guide number of 12 (ISO 100m) with an illumination angle great enough to cover the field-of-view of a 28mm lens

Easy Operation

The EOS 3000 incorporates a quiet film transport facility and film advance with a speed of 1 frame per second.

It accepts the full range of EF autofocus lenses and two focusing modes are available - One shot AF and One-shot AF/A1 auto switching. These are selected automatically by the camera according to the shooting mode. Manual focusing is also possible. In this mode, only the centre focusing point is operational.

The EOS 3000 uses the familiar Canon command dial for the easy selection of operating modes. Four PIC (Programme Image Control) modes are available covering Portrait, Landscape, Close-up and Sports. A full auto mode provides general settings to suit most subjects.

The intelligent program AE mode features a Program Shift Function. If the shutter release button is partially depressed and the electronic input dial rotated, the selected shutter speed and aperture combination can be changed while maintaining the same exposure.

An Auto Depth mode allows the camera to automatically set an aperture which will bring all three focusing points of the subject area within the depth-of-field. Also included on the command dial of the EOS 3000 is P mode, for intelligent program AE whereby the camera will set both the shutter speed and aperture for the exposure. AV mode for aperture priority selects the best shutter speed for correct exposure, and M for manual control.

The lowest priced SLR camera in the EOS range the EOS 3000 with EF38-76mm lens is available from March at a cost of Ł229.99 RRP.

Manufacturer description #2

October 1, 1999

CANON INTRODUCES NEW LENS FOR THE EASY TO USE ULTRA-COMPACT EOS 3000

Canon's successful entry level SLR camera, the EOS 3000 is now available with a 35-80mm lens at no extra cost.

Previously available with a 38-76mm lens, the EOS 3000 is now able to offer the user a wider focusing range. The closest focusing distance is 0.4 metre, giving a magnification of 0.23x (at 80mm).

The EOS 3000 uses a multi-basis focusing system. A vertical focusing sensor is positioned on either side of the central cross-type BASIS focusing sensor. This provides wide-area, three-point focusing, making it easier to keep moving subjects within the AF frame. It also prevents out-of-focus images with off-centre subjects. The EOS 3000 is the only entry level SLR to offer three focusing points.

The EOS 3000 offers attractive features such as Programme Image Control (PIC), view finder exposure information, wide range of slow shutter speeds and fine increments, built-in flash, and in-focus bleeper.

Wide-area auto-focusing.

Exposure metering is performed using 6-zone evaluative metering, partial metering at centre, and centre weighted averaging metering system. Evaluative metering takes readings from the zones of the viewfinder and compares the results with built-in pre-defined patterns. The camera recognises difficult lighting situations such as backlighting and adjusts the exposure accordingly.

The camera also features a retractable TTL auto exposure flash unit. When shooting in low-light or back-lit situations in the Full Auto, Portrait or Close-up PIC modes, the flash automatically pops-up and fires as the exposure is made. In other modes, the flash can be popped up by pressing the flash switch.

The TTL-flash exposure system measures light reflected off the film plane. A four zone sensor provides three-point evaluated flash metering. This places greatest emphasis on the subject area corresponding to the selected format.

The EOS 3000 has a red-eye reduction mode, and the built-in flash has a guide number of 12 (ISO 100m) with an illumination angle great enough to cover the field-of-view of a 28mm lens.

Easy Operation

The EOS 3000 is slim and lightweight weighing just 345g. The camera has a stylish body, and uses the familiar Canon command dial for the easy selection of operating modes. Four PIC modes are available covering Portrait, Landscape, Close-up and Sports. A full auto mode provides general settings to suit most subjects.

Also included on the command dial of the EOS 3000 is P mode, for intelligent program AE whereby the camera will set both the shutter speed and aperture for the exposure. AV mode for aperture priority selects the best shutter speed for correct exposure, and M for complete manual control.

The EOS 3000 accepts the full range of EF autofocus lenses and two focusing modes are available Ð One shot AF and Al focus auto switching. These are selected automatically by the camera according to the shooting mode. Manual focusing is also possible. In this mode, only the centre focusing point is operational.

The intelligent program AE mode features a Program Shift Function. If the shutter release button is partially depressed and the electronic input dial rotated, the selected shutter speed and aperture combination can be changed while maintaining the same exposure.

The EOS 3000 incorporates a quiet film transport facility and film advance with a speed of 1 frame per second.

The lowest priced SLR camera in the EOS range the EOS 3000 with EF35-80mm lens is available from the end of September at a cost of £229.99 RRP.

Manufacturer description #3

The EOS 3000 combines simplicity with sophistication offering complete SLR functionality at an affordable price. The design and ease of use of the EOS 3000 allows the user to capture the shot that they require. A carefully designed body and tough exterior which is a handy size and offers convenient operation.

A bright viewfinder details all the exposure information. The command dial used in conjunction with the large LCD screen displays all the required film and battery information as well as chosen camera settings.

A wide area 3 point autofocus system means that the EOS 3000 is able to rapidly identify the main subject of an image and maintain a sharp focus, even with subjects on the move.

The EOS 3000 also incorporates Canon’s AIM control system (Advanced Intergrated Multipoint). This allows the EOS 3000 to analyse the information provided by the three focusing points and the 6 zone evaluative light metering sensor. The camera’s built in micro computer combines this information to set the perfect exposure for your main subject.

Equipped with ten modes the EOS 3000 has the flexibility to adapt to an extensive range of photographic environments. PIC modes offer ease of use whilst manual settings offer the photographer the possibility of further creativity. The EOS 3000 is everything that you would expect from an SLR camera. Plus a great deal more.

Manufacturer description #4

A compact, lightweight, low-priced SLR camera. Successor to the EOS5000, but with greatly expanded basic functions. The camera incorporates the Mode Dial and most other basic features of the EOS Kiss/EOS REBEL XS/EOS500 and includes six-zone evaluative metering linked to three focusing points. In addition, the flash is linked to the measurement point so that during shooting the flash out-put level is constantly adjusted for optimum exposure control. For reasons of cost, the flash unit is manual pop-up/retractable head type. The EOS3000 is compatible with system accessories for the Kiss and New Kiss. The high-quality design has a feel of genuine elegance.

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35mm full frame

43.27 24 36
  • Dimensions: 36 × 24mm
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Diagonal: 43.27mm
  • Area: 864mm2

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Among autofocus lenses designed for 35mm full-frame mirrorless cameras only. Speed of standard and telephoto lenses is taken into account.

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Image stabilizer

A technology used for reducing or even eliminating the effects of camera shake. Gyro sensors inside the lens detect camera shake and pass the data to a microcomputer. Then an image stabilization group of elements controlled by the microcomputer moves inside the lens and compensates camera shake in order to keep the image static on the imaging sensor or film.

The technology allows to increase the shutter speed by several stops and shoot handheld in such lighting conditions and at such focal lengths where without image stabilizer you have to use tripod, decrease the shutter speed and/or increase the ISO setting which can lead to blurry and noisy images.

Original name

Lens name as indicated on the lens barrel (usually on the front ring). With lenses from film era, may vary slightly from batch to batch.

Format

Format refers to the shape and size of film or image sensor.

35mm is the common name of the 36x24mm film format or image sensor format. It has an aspect ratio of 3:2, and a diagonal measurement of approximately 43mm. The name originates with the total width of the 135 film which was the primary medium of the format prior to the invention of the full frame digital SLR. Historically the 35mm format was sometimes called small format to distinguish it from the medium and large formats.

APS-C is an image sensor format approximately equivalent in size to the film negatives of 25.1x16.7mm with an aspect ratio of 3:2.

Medium format is a film format or image sensor format larger than 36x24mm (35mm) but smaller than 4x5in (large format).

Angle of view

Angle of view describes the angular extent of a given scene that is imaged by a camera. It is used interchangeably with the more general term field of view.

As the focal length changes, the angle of view also changes. The shorter the focal length (eg 18mm), the wider the angle of view. Conversely, the longer the focal length (eg 55mm), the smaller the angle of view.

A camera's angle of view depends not only on the lens, but also on the sensor. Imaging sensors are sometimes smaller than 35mm film frame, and this causes the lens to have a narrower angle of view than with 35mm film, by a certain factor for each sensor (called the crop factor).

This website does not use the angles of view provided by lens manufacturers, but calculates them automatically by the following formula: 114.6 * arctan (21.622 / CF * FL),

where:

CF – crop-factor of a sensor,
FL – focal length of a lens.

Mount

A lens mount is an interface — mechanical and often also electrical — between a camera body and a lens.

A lens mount may be a screw-threaded type, a bayonet-type, or a breech-lock type. Modern camera lens mounts are of the bayonet type, because the bayonet mechanism precisely aligns mechanical and electrical features between lens and body, unlike screw-threaded mounts.

Lens mounts of competing manufacturers (Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony etc.) are always incompatible. In addition to the mechanical and electrical interface variations, the flange focal distance can also be different.

The flange focal distance (FFD) is the distance from the mechanical rear end surface of the lens mount to the focal plane.

Lens construction

Lens construction – a specific arrangement of elements and groups that make up the optical design, including type and size of elements, type of used materials etc.

Element - an individual piece of glass which makes up one component of a photographic lens. Photographic lenses are nearly always built up of multiple such elements.

Group – a cemented together pieces of glass which form a single unit or an individual piece of glass. The advantage is that there is no glass-air surfaces between cemented together pieces of glass, which reduces reflections.

Focal length

The focal length is the factor that determines the size of the image reproduced on the focal plane, picture angle which covers the area of the subject to be photographed, depth of field, etc.

Speed

The largest opening or stop at which a lens can be used is referred to as the speed of the lens. The larger the maximum aperture is, the faster the lens is considered to be. Lenses that offer a large maximum aperture are commonly referred to as fast lenses, and lenses with smaller maximum aperture are regarded as slow.

In low-light situations, having a wider maximum aperture means that you can shoot at a faster shutter speed or work at a lower ISO, or both.

Closest focusing distance

The minimum distance from the focal plane (film or sensor) to the subject where the lens is still able to focus.

Closest working distance

The distance from the front edge of the lens to the subject at the maximum magnification.

Magnification ratio

Determines how large the subject will appear in the final image. For example, a magnification ratio of 1:1 means that the image of the subject formed on the film or sensor will be the same size as the subject in real life. For this reason, a 1:1 ratio is often called "life-size".

Manual focus override in autofocus mode

Allows to perform final focusing manually after the camera has locked the focus automatically. Note that you don't have to switch camera and/or lens to manual focus mode.

Manual focus override in autofocus mode

Allows to perform final focusing manually after the camera has locked the focus automatically. Note that you don't have to switch camera and/or lens to manual focus mode.

Electronic manual focus override is performed in the following way: half-press the shutter button, wait until the camera has finished the autofocusing and then focus manually without releasing the shutter button using the focusing ring.

Electromagnetic diaphragm control system

Provides highly accurate diaphragm control and stable auto exposure performance during continuous shooting.

Manual diaphragm

The diaphragm must be stopped down manually by rotating the detent aperture ring.

Preset diaphragm

The lens has two rings, one is for pre-setting, while the other is for normal diaphragm adjustment. The first ring must be set at the desired aperture, the second ring then should be fully opened for focusing, and turned back for stop down to the pre-set value.

Semi-automatic diaphragm

The lens features spring mechanism in the diaphragm, triggered by the shutter release, which stops down the diaphragm to the pre-set value. The spring needs to be reset manually after each exposure to re-open diaphragm to its maximum value.

Automatic diaphragm

The camera automatically closes the diaphragm down during the shutter operation. On completion of the exposure, the diaphragm re-opens to its maximum value.

Fixed diaphragm

The aperture setting is fixed at F/ on this lens, and cannot be adjusted.

Number of blades

As a general rule, the more blades that are used to create the aperture opening in the lens, the rounder the out-of-focus highlights will be.

Some lenses are designed with curved diaphragm blades, so the roundness of the aperture comes not from the number of blades, but from their shape. However, the fewer blades the diaphragm has, the more difficult it is to form a circle, regardless of rounded edges.

At maximum aperture, the opening will be circular regardless of the number of blades.

Weight

Excluding case or pouch, caps and other detachable accessories (lens hood, close-up adapter, tripod adapter etc.).

Maximum diameter x Length

Excluding case or pouch, caps and other detachable accessories (lens hood, close-up adapter, tripod adapter etc.).

For lenses with collapsible design, the length is indicated for the working (retracted) state.

Weather sealing

A rubber material which is inserted in between each externally exposed part (manual focus and zoom rings, buttons, switch panels etc.) to ensure it is properly sealed against dust and moisture.

Lenses that accept front mounted filters typically do not have gaskets behind the filter mount. It is recommended to use a filter for complete weather resistance when desired.

Fluorine coating

Helps keep lenses clean by reducing the possibility of dust and dirt adhering to the lens and by facilitating cleaning should the need arise. Applied to the outer surface of the front and/or rear lens elements over multi-coatings.

Filters

Lens filters are accessories that can protect lenses from dirt and damage, enhance colors, minimize glare and reflections, and add creative effects to images.

Lens hood

A lens hood or lens shade is a device used on the end of a lens to block the sun or other light source in order to prevent glare and lens flare. Flare occurs when stray light strikes the front element of a lens and then bounces around within the lens. This stray light often comes from very bright light sources, such as the sun, bright studio lights, or a bright white background.

The geometry of the lens hood can vary from a plain cylindrical or conical section to a more complex shape, sometimes called a petal, tulip, or flower hood. This allows the lens hood to block stray light with the higher portions of the lens hood, while allowing more light into the corners of the image through the lowered portions of the hood.

Lens hoods are more prominent in long focus lenses because they have a smaller viewing angle than that of wide-angle lenses. For wide angle lenses, the length of the hood cannot be as long as those for telephoto lenses, as a longer hood would enter the wider field of view of the lens.

Lens hoods are often designed to fit onto the matching lens facing either forward, for normal use, or backwards, so that the hood may be stored with the lens without occupying much additional space. In addition, lens hoods can offer some degree of physical protection for the lens due to the hood extending farther than the lens itself.

Teleconverters

Teleconverters increase the effective focal length of lenses. They also usually maintain the closest focusing distance of lenses, thus increasing the magnification significantly. A lens combined with a teleconverter is normally smaller, lighter and cheaper than a "direct" telephoto lens of the same focal length and speed.

Teleconverters are a convenient way of enhancing telephoto capability, but it comes at a cost − reduced maximum aperture. Also, since teleconverters magnify every detail in the image, they logically also magnify residual aberrations of the lens.

Lens caps

Scratched lens surfaces can spoil the definition and contrast of even the finest lenses. Lens covers are the best and most inexpensive protection available against dust, moisture and abrasion. Safeguard lens elements - both front and rear - whenever the lens is not in use.