The Specifications and Main Referrence Map
for Canon T-70 Camera, 1984


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Type: 35 mm single lens reflex (SLR) camera with electronically controlled automatic exposure (AE) and focal-Plane shutter. Wind/rewind fully automatic.
Format: 24 x 36 mm
Exposure modes: Multi-program AE (Standard program, Tele program, Wide program), shutter-priority AE with safety shift function, manual, stopped-down AE (only for lenses
without AE signal pins), program flash AE and flash AE (with Canon Speedlite 277T).
Usable lenses: Canon FD lenses (full aperture metering) and non-FD lenses (stopped-down metering).
Viewfinder: Fixed eye-level pentaprism without condenser. Gives 92% vertical and horizontal coverage of actual picture area with 0.85x magnification at infinity with a standhrd 50 mm lens.
Finder information: Displayed to the right of viewing area. 4 point LED: "
P" lights up steadily when camera is in the program mode and exposure is correct. Flashes at 2 Hz to give camera-shake warning " *" lights to indicate AE lock. "" lights when the flash is fully charged. "M" flashes at 4 Hz to indicate manual setting. 2 digital display: Indicates aperture setting in shutter-priority AE and program AE. Indicates shutter speed setting in stopped-down AE. (High shutter speeds are abbreviated so that 1/125-1/350 sec become "HL", and 1/500-1/1000sec become "HH". Display flashes at 8 Hz to indicate over and underexposure. Display flashes at 2 Hz when safety shift function is operating during shutter-priority AE. Selective area metering range mark.
Dioptric adjustment: Built-in eyepiece is adjusted to standard -1 diopter.
Mirror: Quick retum type with shock and noise absorber.
Eyepiece cap: Built into the shoulder pad of the neckstrap.
Light metering system: Through-the-lens (TTL) full aperture metering (for FD lenses), using silicon photocell (SPC). Two selectable weighting patterns, center-weighted average metering and selective area metering. (Selective area metering can only be used with AE lock.) (
Note: When using lenses or accessories without AE signal pins, only stopped-down metering may be used.)
Meter Coupling range: With ISO 100/21°, ASA 100 film and a 50 mm f/1.4 lens: EV 1-19.
Film speed: ISO 12/12° lSO 1600/33°, ASA 12-ASA 1600 (in 1/3 steps). Displayed in the LCD panel when pressing the ISO button.
Exposure reading: Exposure can be checked by pressing exposure preview button, or by pressing shutter button halfway.
Shutter: Vertical travel electromagnetic attraction shutter (EMAS), focal-plane.
Shutter speeds: Automatic: 1/1000 sec - 2 sec. Manual: 12 settings, 1/1000, 1/500, 1/250, 1/125,1/60, 1/30, 1/15, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2 sec. Bulb. (X-sync = 1/90 sec.)
Self Timer:Electronically controlled,with a delay of approx. 10sec.
Camera-shake warning: The "
P" maric in the finder flashes at 2 Hz during program AE mode operations for the following shutter speeds: Standard program: 1/60 sec or slower. Tele program: l /125 sec or slower. Wide program: 1/30 sec or slower.
Film loading arid flrst frame positioning: Automatic. Afler the film has been positioned and the back cover closed, the film is automatically advanced to the 1st usable frame and then automatically stopped. Three blank frames are advanced The frame counter display then reads "1".
Film advance: Advanced automatically by a built-in motor, enabling continuous shootiing Confirmation by floating bar mark in LCD display.
Film rewind: Automatic using built-in motor. Automatic stop afler film has been rewound into the cartridge. Rewind completion is indicated on LCD panel.
Frame Counter: Shown in the LCD digital display. Additive type with numbers 1-39, counts down during film rewind.
Back cover: Removable, with memo holder. Opened by sliding latch with safety lock.
Flash Contacts: Coupled directly to the camera by means of the X-contact on the accessory shoe.
Automatic flash: Program flash AE: With the Speedlite 277T. After radiating an infrared preflash to judge the distance and the reflectivity of the subject, the 277T sets the aperture and 1/90 sec shutter speed automatically. When out of shooting distance range (too far away), a warning is given, indicated by the aperture value flashing in the viewfinder. Electronic flash AE: With the 277T in "F/NO. SET" mode, or with other Canon Speedlites, shutter speed is set automatically to X-sync and aperture to the f/stop tht has been set on the flash
Power source: Main power source: Two AA size (3V) batteries. Alkaline batteries are standard but Ni-Cd batteries
may also be used.
Memory back up: Built-in lithium battery (BR- 1225 or CR- 1220).
Battery life: approx. 5 years.
Power switch: The power is turned OFF by setting the mode selector (main switch) to "LOCK."
Battery check: By pressing the battery check (BC) button. Three energy levels are shown by bar marks in the LCD by three levels display.
Remote control: Possible. With three-terminal contact for remote control. Remote Switch 60T3 is required.
Dimensions: 151mm(W) x 89.2mm(H) x48.4 mm(D) (5-15/16" x 3-1/2" x 1-7/8")
Weight: 530 g (18-11/16 oz) body only.

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