The new camera offers enhanced operability over its predecessor, the EOS
3000, as well as a new sophisticated and elegant design.
The EOS 3000N replaces the EOS 3000 and has a metallic silver finish. Its
compact and lightweight and retains all the basic features of its predecessor,
while offering additional improvements, such as AEB, E-TTL autoflash metering,
manual focusing point selection and a Night Scene mode.
High-performance wide-area auto-focusing
The camera uses
a wide-area three-point focusing system, displayed in the viewfinder, allowing
the user to select each of the focusing points and switch by automatic or manual
selection, making it good for off-centre subjects.
Full range of exposure control functions
metering is performed using 6-zone evaluative metering, partial metering at
centre, or centre weighted averaging metering system. In addition, manual
exposure correction (+/- 2 stops) is available.
With Canon's EOS dedicated external speedlites, E-TTL (Evaluative
Through-TheLens) autoflash metering is made possible. This system uses the
camera's evaluative metering sensors for the flash reading. Together with the
points that are linked to E-TTL autoflash metering, Canon say
it is possible to illuminate subjects with the correct exposure, even if these
are to the left or right of the centre of the frame.
The camera also features a retractable TTL auto exposure flash unit. When
shooting in low-light or back-lit situations in the Full Auto and Programmed
image Control modes (except Landscape and Sports), the flash - when popped up -
automatically fires as the exposure is made.
The EOS 3000N also provides Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) allowing users to
shoot three frames in rapid succession from -2 to +2 stops, in 1/2 stop
increments for use in difficult lighting situations to ensure better exposed
The camera has a red-eye reduction mode, and the built-in flash has a guide
number of 12 (ISO 100/M) and an illumination angle wide enough for a 28mm lens.
Two focusing modes are available - One
Shot AF and One Shot AF/AI auto switching which are selected automatically by
the camera according to the shooting mode. If the subject moves, the camera
tracks the subject until the focus is achieved before the exposure starts.
Manual focusing can also be selected.
The camera uses Canons familiar command dial which now has the addition of a
"Night Scene" mode joining the four other PIC (Programme Image Control) modes,
that include Portrait, Landscape, Close-up and Sports. A full auto mode provides
general settings to suit most subjects.
An Auto Depth mode allows the camera to automatically set an aperture, which
brings a front, centre and rear focusing points of the subject area within the
depth-of-field. Also included on the command dial is P mode that sets the
shutter speed and aperture for the exposure; AV (aperture priority and TV
(shutter speed priority) and an M setting for manual control.
The EOS 3000N accepts the full range of more than 60 Canon EF lenses and many
of the great variety of Canon system accessories. It is also available as a
Quartz-Date (QD) model.
It will be available from September 2001 for 269.99 with an EF 28-90mm
f/4.0-5.6 non USM zoom.
Type: 135mm single-lens reflex camera with built-in winder and
Compatible lens: Canon EF
Lens mount: Canon EF mount (fully electronic
Viewfinder: SLR-type Eye-level roof mirror
Magnification: 0.70x (with 50 mm at
Standard dioptre: -1
Focusing screen: Fixed New Laser-matte screen
with focusing points and partial
Shutter: Vertical travel focal plane shutter
with all speeds electronically
speeds: 30 to 1/2000 sec (in 1 /2-stop increments) and
Grip: Battery pack BP-8 or Grip GR-80TP attachable
Mirror: Quick-return half
LCD panel: In bottom of viewfinder and on camera
Autofocus modes: One-shot AF Al Focus
AF working range: EV 2-18 at ISO
Focusing point selection: Automatic and
AF auxiliary light: Lights automatically when
necessary; effective distance
Flash range: approx. 4
Metering system: TTL full-aperture metering using a 6-zone
SPC (Silicon Photocell)
Metering range: EV 2-20 with
50mm f/1.4 lens at ISO 100
- Green Zone (Full Auto)
- Programmed Image Control (Portrait
- Landscape Close-up Sports Night scene)
- Intelligent Program AE
- Shutter-priority AE
- Aperture-priority AE
- Metered Manual
- Auto Depth of-field AE
Camera-shake: Warning Provided with Full Auto and
Programmed Image Control modes
Multiple exposures: Up
Film speed setting: Automatically ISO 25-5000
Manually ISO 6-6400 in 1/3 stop increments
compensation: + or -2 stops in 1 /2-stop
Auto exposure bracketing: + or -2 stops in 1
Film loading: Automatic prewind
Maximum film winding speed: Approx. 1
Film Rewind: Automatic; Mid-roll rewind
Battery level check: Indicated with 4 levels
on LCD panel
Power source: 2 x CR123A/ DL123A lithium
Flash: Type Manual
Guide number: 12 (ISO 100
Recycling time: Approx. 2 sec.
coverage: Angle Covers the angle of view of a 28mm
Flash sync speed: 1/90 sec.
metering: Weighted at the active focusing point
exposure compensation: settable with EOS-dedicated external
Red-eye reduction: Yes
Remote control: Compatible with
Self-timer: Electronically controlled 10-second
Automatic calendar: Only in Quartz Date (QD)
Size (WxHxD): Non QD-model:
QD: 350g; QD: 365g without batteries
Focusing points: left centre right
For further information visit www.canon.co.uk or telephone 0800 616417 for a
brochure. Please mention ePHOTOzine.