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SLR Cameras -Additional information relating to EOS-888(QD) / EOS-5000

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Type: 35mm focal plane shutter SLR (Single-Lens Reflex) autofocus/auto exposure camera. EOS-888 for Asia and EOS 5000 for other markets. QD version is available too.
Lens Mount: Canon EF Mount (electronic signal transfer system).
Usable Lenses: Canon EF lenses.

Credit: Images of this EOS 5000 courtesy of Mr. ALEX <> from Company trades new/used photo equipment. Image copyright © 2003. All rights reserved.

Viewfinder: Fixed eye-level pentaprism. Gives 90% vertical and horizontal coverage of actual picture area and 0.70X magnification with 50mm tens at infinity. Center AF mark, wide AF frame, and partial metering circle. Three LEDs for in-focus indicator, AE, and flash ready.
Standard Dioptre: Adjusted to - 1 dot
Focusing Screen: Fixed, full surface new laser matte screen with AF frame and partial metering mark.
Shutter: Vertical-travel, focal plane shutter with all speeds electronically controlled

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Shutter Speed: Selectable 1/2000 - 1/8 sec scales and B (bulb) mode. Operative from 1/2000 - 2 sec (full auto mode). X-Sync is 1/90 sec. Mirror: Quick-retum half-mirror

<<--- The two cameras with different designations are essentially the same camera.

AF Control System: TTL-SIR (Secondary Image Registration) phase detection type using 3 points cross-type BASIS (1+1).
Two modes available: One-shot and AI Servo with Focus Prediction that automatically switches to One-shot and Al Servo according to subject. Manual focusing also possible.
AF Working Range: EV1.5 - 18 at ISO 100
AF Auxiliary Light: Built-in AF auxiliary light fires automatically when necessary.

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Exposure Control
Light Metering: TTL full aperture metering using a 6-zone SPC (Composite Silicon Photocell). Two metering patterns available : 6-zone evaluative metering, central partial metering which covers approx. 9.5% of the finder area.
Shutter speed-priority AE, Intelligent program AE, and four Programmed Image Control modes set with a dial.
Metering Range: EV 2-20 with 50 mm f/1.4 lens at ASA 100.
Film Speed Setting: Automatically set according to DX code (ISO 25 - 5000)

1. Green Zone (Full Auto Programmed)
2. Programmed Image Control (Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports)
3. Shutter-priority AE (1/2000 - 1/8 sec)
4. Bulb
5. Self Timer
6. Flash AE (A -TTL programmed flash AE with external 540 EZ, 300EZ)

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Film Transport

Film Loading:
Film transport with the built-in motor. Automatic prewind system. Align film leader at mark, then close the camera back for prewind loading. First, the entire roll is wound on the take-up spool. Then each time a picture is taken, the film advances back into the cartridge. After film positioning and back cover closure, the film automatically winds to the end of the roll and stops.

Film Wind: Automatic. One of two modes is automatically set: Single Frame and Continuous (1 fps maximum).
Film Rewind : Automatically rewinds at end of roll. Mid-roll rewinding is possible.
Frame Counter: Provided. Counts down on external LCD panel (counts up during prewind loading).
Multiple Exposures: Possible, Maximum 9 exposures only

Built-in Flash
Type: Retractable, TTL automatic exposure flash housed in the pentaprism By-pass control system.
Guide Number: 39-ft/12-m at ISO 100
Recycling Time: Approx. 2 sec -
Flash Coverage Angle: Covers the held of view of 50mm standard EF lens.
Flash Fixing: Automatic in backlit or low-light conditions in AUTO or no firing in OFF mode.

Flash Duration: 1 ms or less.
X-Sync Shutter Speed: Fastest sync speed 1/90 sec.
Flash Control System: TTL automatic control by metering light reflected from the film plane.
Shooting Distance Range: 3.29 -12.50 ft / 1-3.8m (Based on ISO 100 print film. The shooting distance range changes according to film speed.)
AF Auxiliary Light: Automatically emitted when the shutter button is pressed halfway when necessary. Effective distance range: 16.43 ft/5m.

Camera Shake Warning: Operates in Green Zone and Programmed Image Control modes.
Red-Eye Reduction Function: Applicable for all shooting modes.
Self-Timer: Electronically controlled with a 10-sec. delay with beeper tone.
The built-in electronic self-timer (with blinking Red-Eye reduction lamp).
Date Imprint (
EOS 888QD only): Four formats available with a built-in date/time function using dot LCD and automatic calendar with built-in quartz digital/time clock. Programmed lapsed year is up to 2019.
Multiple Exposures: Possible, Maximum 9 exposures only

Power Source
Two 3 V CR123A lithium batteries supplies power to body and built-in flash.
Optional Power: SOURCE (with Battery Pack): Four LR6 Alkaline AA batteries 6 volts or four KR 15/51 Ni-Cd AA batteries 4.8 volts

Size: EOS 888: 5-11/16 " (W) x 3-5/8 " (H) X 2-7/16 " (D) (145mm x 92mm x 61.9mm)
EOS 888QD: 5-11/16 " (W) x 3-5/8 " (H) X 2-7/16 " (D) (145mm x 92mm x 61.9mm)
Weight: EOS 888QD: 12.4oz. (355 g) without battery; 13.53oz (387 g) with battery
All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.

Some general accessories available for EOS-888QD/5000QD:

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The QD (Quartz Date) version of the EOS 888/5000 features a built-in digital calendar and clock programmed to the year 2019. Data is printed at the bottom right corner of the film frame in one of the following four data formats: Year/Month/Day, Day /Hour /Minute, Month/Day/Year, Day/Month/Year. The printer can also be turned off when no imprint is required.

Credit: Images of this EOS 888 with Quartz Databack and Power Pack courtesy of Mr. Phoon of Phoon Foto, Ipoh ® where he also operates a popular website ( trading new/used photo equipment. Image copyright © 2003. All rights reserved.

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Additional information on other EOS AF-SLR Models:
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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