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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
Exposure 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 shots.
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 built-in flash.
Compatible lens: Canon EF lenses
Lens mount: Canon EF mount (fully electronic control).
Viewfinder: SLR-type Eye-level roof mirror pentaprism
Magnification: 0.70x (with 50 mm at infinity).
Standard dioptre: -1 dioptre
Focusing screen: Fixed New Laser-matte screen with focusing points and partial
Shutter: Vertical travel focal plane shutter with all speeds electronically
Shutter speeds: 30 to 1/2000 sec (in 1 /2-stop increments) and bulb
Grip: Battery pack BP-8 or Grip GR-80TP attachable (sold separately)
Mirror: Quick-return half mirror
LCD panel: In bottom of viewfinder and on camera top
Autofocus modes: One-shot AF Al Focus AF
AF working range: EV 2-18 at ISO 100
Focusing point selection: Automatic and manual
AF auxiliary light: Lights automatically when necessary; effective distance
Flash range: approx. 4 m
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 to 9
Film speed setting: Automatically ISO 25-5000 Manually ISO 6-6400 in 1/3 stop increments
Exposure compensation: + or -2 stops in 1 /2-stop increments
Auto exposure bracketing: + or -2 stops in 1 /2-stop increments
Film loading: Automatic prewind system
Maximum film winding speed: Approx. 1 fps
Film Rewind: Automatic; Mid-roll rewind possible
Battery level check: Indicated with 4 levels on LCD panel
Power source: 2 x CR123A/ DL123A lithium batteries (6V)
Flash: Type Manual retractable
Guide number: 12 (ISO 100 m)
Recycling time: Approx. 2 sec.
Flash coverage: Angle Covers the angle of view of a 28mm lens
Flash sync speed: 1/90 sec.
Flash metering: Weighted at the active focusing point
Flash exposure compensation: settable with EOS-dedicated external speedlite
Red-eye reduction: Yes (lamp)
Remote control: Compatible with RS-60E2
Self-timer: Electronically controlled 10-second delay
Automatic calendar: Only in Quartz Date (QD) model
Size (WxHxD): Non QD-model: 145x92x61.9mm
Weight: Non QD: 350g; QD: 365g without batteries
Imprint/formats formats: (QD-model only)
Focusing points: left centre right
For further information visit www.canon.co.uk or telephone 0800 616417 for a brochure. Please mention ePHOTOzine.