Canon EOS 300

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Canon EOS 300
Type 35mm SLR
Lens mount Canon EF lens mount
Focus TTL Phase Detection Autofocus (7 zone)
Exposure PASM autoexposure
35 zone evaluative metering
Flash Built-in flash
Frame rate 1.5 frame/s
Dimensions 140 x 90 x 58.5 mm, 335g[1]

The Canon EOS 300 (EOS Kiss III in Japan, EOS Rebel 2000 in North America)[2] is a consumer-level 35mm single-lens reflex camera, produced by Canon of Japan from April 1999 until September 2002 as part of their EOS system.[1] Designed under the supervision of Yasuhiro Morishita, the camera was intended as a replacement for the Canon EOS 500N.[3] The camera was a success for Canon, selling exceedingly well and dominating its market sector until it was replaced by the EOS 300V (Rebel Ti, Kiss 5).[4][5] Canon EOS 300 won European Imaging and Sound Association Award 1999-2000. Like other low-priced SLRs of the time, the EOS 300 used a pentamirror viewfinder instead of a pentaprism, and had a polycarbonate body.[6]

The autofocus capabilities of this camera were identical to Canon's much more expensive Elan 7 with six single-line CMOS sensors surrounding a central cross-type sensor.[7]

The EOS 300 should not be confused with the later Canon EOS 300D (EOS Digital Rebel in the US and EOS Kiss Digital in Japan), a popular entry-level digital SLR from 2003.


  1. ^ a b "EOS REBEL 2000". Canon Camera Museum. Retrieved 2017-05-12. 
  2. ^ NK Guy (2007). "Using the Canon EOS Rebel 2000/EOS 300/Kiss III/Kiss IIIL cameras - an unofficial manual". Retrieved 2008-02-22. 
  3. ^ Canon. "Design Room: EOS Rebel 2000 – EOS 300 – EOS Kiss III". Canon Camera Museum. Retrieved 2008-02-22. 
  4. ^ Dennis, Matthew (2004). The PIP Expanded Guide to Canon EOS 300/Rebel 2000. Sterling. ISBN 1-86108-338-6. … one of the most popular cameras ever … 
  5. ^ p. 9, The PIP Expanded Guide to the Canon EOS 350D/Digital Rebel XT, James Beattie and Tracy Hallett, Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2006, ISBN 1-86108-482-X.
  6. ^ Budget SLRs come into their own, Herbert Keppler, Popular Photography, February 2002. Accessed on line February 22, 2008.
  7. ^ PopPhoto staff (2001). "CANON EOS Rebel 2000" (PDF). Popular Photography magazine. 

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