Canon EOS-1V

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Canon EOS-1V
Canon EOS-1V.jpg
The Canon EOS-1v with EF 50 mm f/1.8 II lens
Type 35mm SLR
Lens mount Canon EF lens mount
Focus TTL Phase Detection Autofocus (45 zone)
Exposure TTL max. aperture metering with 21-zone
Evaluative metering
Partial metering
Centre spot metering
Focusing point-linked spot metering
Multi-spot metering
Flash None
Frame rate 4 frame/s, 10 frame/s with PB-E2
Dimensions 161 x 120.8 x 70.8 mm, 945g
List price 270,000¥[1]
Released March 2000
Replaced Canon EOS-1N[2]
Successor Canon EOS-1D,[3] Canon EOS-1Ds[4]

The Canon EOS-1V is a 35mm single-lens reflex camera from Canon's EOS series, released in 2000.[5] The body design formed the basis for Canon's subsequent Canon EOS-1D and EOS-1Ds families of digital SLRs. The 1V was the last model of Canon professional film cameras before it was discontinued in 2015.[citation needed]

Canon used the suffix 'v' because the camera introduced the fifth generation of Canon professional SLRs, after the Canon F-1 and New F-1, the Canon T90, and earlier EOS 1 models; Canon also stated that the 'v' stands for "vision".[6]

The EOS 1V was the fastest moving-mirror film camera ever put into production at the time it was introduced, at 10 frames/second with the PB-E2 power drive booster and the NP-E2 Ni-MH battery pack. (Although the 1nRS has a higher frame rate, it used a fixed pellicle mirror rather than a moving mirror). This feat has since been overtaken by the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II with 16fps.


  1. ^ "EOS-1N - Canon Camera Museum". 
  2. ^ "EOS-1V - Canon Camera Museum". 
  3. ^ "EOS-1D - Canon Camera Museum". 
  4. ^ "EOS-1Ds - Canon Camera Museum". 
  5. ^ Reichmann, Michael. "Canon EOS-1V". The Luminous Landscape. Retrieved 2008-02-20. 
  6. ^ Editors (June 2000). "Canon EOS-1v: The Best EOS Ever". Petersen's Photographic: 38. 

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Media related to Canon EOS-1V at Wikimedia Commons

  • Canon Inc. "EOS-1V". Canon Camera Museum. Retrieved 16 December 2015.