Canon’s first autofocus 35mm SLR camera. The AF system uses a linear CCD array for TTL image contrast detection. The picture-taking mode can be selected with the pictographs on the external LCD panel.
For metering and exposure control, TTL multi-program AE and preset aperture AE with centerweighted averaging metering are provided. Lenses for autofocusing with the T80 were called AC lenses. These lenses had the FD mount and signal transmission capability. Three such lenses were available: AC 50mm f/1.8, AC 35-70mm f/3.5-4.5, and AC 75-200mm f/4.5.
|Type:||35mm focal-plane shutter AF SLR camera with built-in winder and multi-mode AE|
|Picture Size:||24 x 36 mm|
|Normal Lens:||FD 35-70mm f/3.5-4.5, others|
|Lens Mount:||FD mount (with AC signal transmission capability)|
|Focus:||CD for TTL focus detection with dedicated AC lenses. One Shot AF and continuous AF modes provided. AF locks during continuous shooting. AF detection range at ISO 100 and f/1.8: EV 4 – 18.|
|Shutter:||Vertical-travel, focal-plane electronic shutter. With multi-program AE and preset aperture AE: 2, 1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000 sec. For manual: B and 1/60 sec. X-sync at 1/90 sec. (hot shoe). Built-in electronic self-timer (with beeper and LCD to indicate countdown).|
|Dimensions & Weight:||141 x 102 x 55 mm, 555 g|
|Production Period:||April 1985 -|
|Original Price:||128,000 yen (w/AC 35-70mm f/3.5-4.5)|
|Indexed Price (Approx.):||1.260 EUR|
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Source: Canon Camera Museum, flynngraphics.ca, Wikipedia.org, Camera-wiki.org, knippsen.blogspot.com