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Canon's new EOS 30V Date and EOS 33V SLR cameras - SLRs with fast autofocus and four framer per second film advance
The robust metal body of each model has been given an ultra-matte coating,
befitting of these superbly specified cameras, designed to appeal to serious
photographers. Both feature a new distance linked E-TTL II flash system and
a high-visibility backlit OLC display that enables the settings to be reviewed
in low-light conditions.
"The new EOS 30V Date and EOS 33V are representative of Canon's commitment to film SLR photographers", said Malcolm Hills, Head of Canon Consumer Imaging in the UK and Ireland. "Film remains the basis for a lot of interesting work in photography and we believe film photographers deserve the latest and best that technology has to offer".
New E-TTL II flash metering
When used with Canon's dedicated EX Speedlite range of flash units, the EOS 30V Date and EOS 33V employ the new E-TTL II metering system. E-TTL II limits exposure errors by linking distance information to the 35-zone metering sensor readings from the pre-flash. Areas with high levels from reflections are ignored for flash calculation, thus eliminating errors caused by subject reflection. The new system also allows pre-focus to be used to alter composition without risking under or over-exposure. The new exposure algorithm is also designed to expose white objects correctly, resulting in more natural exposures of objects such as wedding dresses and china.
Focus and metering
7-Point wide area Autofocus (five horizontal focusing points with two above/below the centre point) ensures focus is rapidly established even when the subject is not centred. The eye-control function of the EOS 30V Date allows users to focus on off-centre subjects simply by looking in the direction of the subject, with no pre-focusing required. 35-Zone evaluative light metering uses twice as many metering zones as competing brands, taking readings from across the entire frame to deliver consistently accurate exposures. An evaluation algorithm identifies and subsequently rejects particularly bright zones. This reduces the risk of irregular exposures and ensures balanced exposure - even in difficult light situations.
The film transport, shutter operation and mirror operation noise levels have all been reduced to make this the quietest EOS in the range. The stylish blue light of the back-lit OLC display will further appeal to photographers shooting in low-light conditions where discretion is required, such as theatre productions. Viewfinder blackout has been reduced to less than 155ms at shutter speeds above 1/60 second.
The EOS 30V Date and EOS 33V are designed to put control and flexibility into the photographer's hands. Exposure modes include Program (P), Shutter-priority (Tv), Aperture-priority (Av), Manual (M) and Auto depth of field (A-Dep). A-Dep measures closest and furthest focusing points in the frame before selecting the best settings for optimum depth of field. Six PIC program modes include Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, and Night Scene. Shutter speeds range from 1/4000 to 30 seconds and bulb exposure. The EOS 30V Date allows variable format date and/or time data to be recorded on the negative.
ccessories and lenses
Optional extras include a battery pack BP-300 and a semi-hard case EH-14L. As with all Canon EOS cameras, the EOS 30V Date and EOS 33V work with any of the lenses in Canon's extensive EF range.
Pricing, availability and reader enquiries
The EOS 30V Date Kit and EOS 33V Kit will be available from April 2004 for 500 and 440 respectively.
Reader enquiries: 08705 143723 /