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
Type35mm SLR
ReleasedMarch 2000
Intro price270,000¥[1]
Lens mountCanon EF lens mount
FocusTTL Phase Detection Autofocus (45 zone)
ExposureTTL max. aperture metering with 21-zone
Evaluative metering
Partial metering
Centre spot metering
Focusing point-linked spot metering
Multi-spot metering
Frame rate4 frame/s, 10 frame/s with PB-E2
Dimensions161 x 120.8 x 70.8 mm, 945 g
ReplacedCanon EOS-1N[2]
SuccessorCanon 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 on May 30, 2018.[6]

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".[7]

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). Only the latest professional digital cameras are faster, for example 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. Archived from the original on 2008-03-04. Retrieved 2008-02-20.
  6. ^ "CANON OFFICIALLY DISCONTINUES THE EOS-1V FILM CAMERA". Canon Rumors. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  7. ^ Editors (June 2000). "Canon EOS-1v: The Best EOS Ever". Petersen's Photographic: 38.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Canon EOS-1V at Wikimedia Commons
  • Canon Inc. "EOS-1V". Canon Camera Museum. Retrieved 16 December 2015.