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Type: 35mm autofocus, single-lens reflex camera with electronically controlled automatic exposure, focal plane shutter, and built-in motor drive.


* In addition to EOS 650 functions, the EOS 620 features a higher maximum shutter speed (1/4000 sec.), and X sync. 1/250 sec., multiple exposure, and AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing).
* The EOS 620 also features intelligent program AE and shift function. (Depth-of-field priority AE is not included.)
* Use of the 300EZ enables use of AF Illuminator for autofocusing in low light.

MODEL: Canon EOS 620

May, 1987
Discontinued: Sept., 1988
108,000 yen (body only)
Usable Lenses
: Canon EF lenses (full aperture metering only)

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Standard Lens: EF 50mm f/1.8
Lens Mount: CANON EF mount (electronic signal transfer)
Viewfinder Type: Fixed pentaprism SLR, 0.8X magnification at infinity with a standard 50mm lens.
Field of View:
V-94%; H-94%
Viewfinder Information: Shutter speed, aperture, metered manual exposure level, incorrect exposure warning, AE lock, flash charge completion indicator, exposure compensation, AF in-focus indicator, manual exposure indicator



(1) Seven-segment LCD digit and character display
* Shutter speed/aperture value-flashes at 2 Hz to give out-of-metering range warning
* Metered manual exposure level (OP, oo, CL)
(2) LCD mask character display
* AE lock indicator in partial metering mode
* M-manual exposure indicator
* flash charge completion. indicator
+/ - Exposure compensation indicator
* AF in-focus indicator (flashes at 8 Hz when AF is not possible)
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Focusing Screen: Interchangeable, full-screen laser matte screen (type Q with AF frame provided as standard, Six interchangeable Screen types are available optionally.
Focusing Method:
TTL-SIR AF. One-shot AF mode
Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal plane shutter
Can be set to 1/4000 see. to 30 sec. and bulb. (in 1/2-step increments)
Sync: X, 1/ 250sec.
2CR5 Lithium Battery
Self Timer
:Electronic, 10 sec., operation indication by LED
Film Transport
: Auto-loading, automatic blank film advance, auto-winding by built-in miniature motor, winding speed 3 frames/sec. during continuous shooting, automatic rewind at completion of designated number (36) of exposures or detection of film end, automatic stop at completion of rewind
Film Loading
: After film positioning and back cover closure, the film automatically advances to the first usable frame and then stops (approximately 1.5 seconds).
Film Wind; Automatic using a built-in miniature motor.
Film Winding Mode: Two selectable modes: S (single exposure) and
C (continuous exposure at the maximum speed of approx. three frames per second).

Film Rewind: Automatic using the built-in miniature motor (approximately seven seconds with 24-exposure film), Mid-roll rewind performed by pressing the film rewind button.
Metering System:
TTL full aperture metering using SPC. Two selectable metering patterns: 6 zones evaluative metering and partial metering (approximately 6.5% of the picture area).

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Metering Coupling Range: EV 1-20 (EV - 1 to 20 in normal temperatures) with 50mm f/1.4 at ISO 100 or equivalent.
Exposure Control: Shutter priority AE, aperture priority AE, intelligent program AE with shift function, A-TTL flash program AE, TTL flash program AE, depth-of-field priority AE, manual setting possible
Exposure Compensation
: +/ - 5 steps in 1/2-step increments
Automatic Exposure Bracketing
: ± 5 steps in 1/2-step increments. Three continuous exposures are automatically taken in sequence of underexposure, correct exposure and overexposure
AF Control System
: TTL-SIR phase-detection type using BASIS (Base-Stored Image Sensor). AF in-focus indicator lights upon ranging completion, Three Selectable Modes:

* ONE SHOT: AF operation ends and focus is locked once ranging is completed. Shutter does not release until ranging is completed.
* SERVO: Focus continuously adjusts to follow subject movement. Shutter can be released at any time regardless of ranging completion.
*Manual: By rotating the manual focusing ring.
AF Working Range
: EV 1-18 at ISO 100
AF Auxiliary Light: The ultra-bright red LED (peak sensitivity: 700 nm) is
automatically projected with specified Canon Speedlites.

Automatic Flash (using Speedlite 420EZ1300EZ with the camera set at "P"): A-TTL flash auto-The correct aperture value is automatically set, using the camera's A-TTL program and the flash's near-infrared preflash. X-sync speed is also automatically set between 1/60 and 1/250 second upon flash charge completion.
Multiple Exposures
: Presetting up to nine exposures is possible, Automatically cleared upon completion.
Depth of Field Check: By pressing the depth-of -field check button.
Camera-Shake Warning
: Operates for program AE and aperture- priority AE modes. When automatically set shutter speed falls 0 to 0.5 steps below f/focal length of the lens in use, the electronic beeper sounds.

| More info on 420EZ & 300EZ |

Film Speed: ISO 25-5000 is automatically set in 1/3-step increments according to DX code standard. ISO 6-6400 can also be set manually.
Misc. Specification: Multiple exposure, AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing), ±5-step exposure compensation (in 1/2 step increments), depth-of-field priority AE
not available

Accessories: Grip: interchangeable. Grip GR20 (with remote control terminal) is standard. Grip GR30 (without remote control terminal) and large-size Grip GR10 are available optionally.
Battery Checker
: BC button. 3-stage bar mark on LCD
Power Source
: One, six-volt lithium battery pack (2CR5).
Dimension: 148 X 108.3 X 67.5mm
700g body only; 740g with battery pack
* All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method.

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EOS-650 (1987.2) | EOS-620 (1987.5) | EOS-750QD (1988.10) | EOS-850QD (1988.10) | EOS-630QD (1989.4) | EOS-1 (1989.9) | EOS-RT (1989.10) | EOS-700QD (1990.3) | EOS-10S QD (1990.3) | Canon T-60 | EOS-1000F /RebelS QD (1990.9) | EOS-100 / Elan QD (1991.9) | Canon EF-M (1991.9) | EOS-5/A2E QD (1992.10) | EOS-1000FN /Rebel S II QD (1992.4) | EOS-500 / Rebel XS / KISS (1993.10) | EOS-1n (1994.9) | EOS-888/5000QD (1995.1) | EOS-1n RS (1995.3) | EOS-50/50E / Elan II(E) /EOS 55 (1995.9) | EOS -500N / Rebel G / KISS II (1996.9) | EOS-IX (1996.10) / EOS-IX Lite /IX-7 (1996.3) | EOS-3 (1998.11) | EOS-88/3000 (1999.3) | EOS-300 / Rebel 2000 QD / KISS III (1999.4) | EOS-1v (2000.3) | EOS-30 / EOS-7 / EOS Elan 7E (2000.10) | EOS-3000N /EOS-66 / Rebel XS-N (2002.2) | EOS-300V / Rebel Ti / KISS V (2002.9) | EOS 3000V / Rebel K2 / KISS Lite (2003.9)

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