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Ultra-Compact, lightweight and high-quality SLR camera. Successor to New EOS Kiss/REBEL G/500N. Based on the concept of “easier to use and more comfortable” than the former model, it is smaller and lighter weight. It also has a higher performance AF system, exposure control and other basic features. A seven focusing-point wide-view AF system is used instead of the conventional three focusing-point AF. The focusing speed is equivalent to that of the EOS 55/ELAN II E/50E. This camera has 35-zone evaluative metering instead of the conventional 6-zone metering, E-TTL flash exposure control linked to an active focusing point, and other basic features, such as easy depth of field preview , higher speed of 1.5 fps film advance, shorter viewfinder black-out time, mid-roll film rewind button and a wireless remote control (Japanese model only). The camera is compact, but the command dial, the main dial, an external LCD display, and a small, yet comfortable grip ensure a good handling of the camera. The camera body is two-tone silver and black. The Battery Pack PB-200 for size-AA batteries with a vertical-grip shutter button is separately available (4,500 yen). New lenses marketed at the same time are: EF28-80mm f/3.5- 5.6 V USM, EF28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 II (export only), EF75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM and EF75-300mm f/4-5.6 III (export only).

The black model was introduced in Japanese market in September, 2000.

Name: Canon EOS 300
Manufacturer: Canon Japan
Made in: Japan
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Type: 35mm focal-plane shutter multi-mode AF SLR camera
Series: EOS Series
Picture Size: 24 x 36 mm
Normal Lens: EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Lens Mount: EF mount
Focus: TTL-SIR system with a seven focusing-point wide-view CMOS sensor (five horizontal points (||+||) and two vertical points above and below center point(=)) (TTL secondary image phase differential detection) Focusing modes: Automatic selection by the camera according to shooting mode between one-shot AF and One-shot AF/Predictive AI servo AF (one-shot AF for stationary subjects; Predictive AI servo AF for moving subjects until they are in focus). Manual focusing is possible. Focusing point selection: Manual or automatic focusing point selection in P, Tv, Av, and M shooting modes. Automatic selection in other modes. With manual focusing point selection, focusing is done at the selected point. With automatic focusing point selection and one-shot AF, the nearer subject has a higher priority. With automatic selection and AI servo AF, once a moving subject is in focus, the same focusing point is active for focusing while the subject is moving. The vertical and horizontal positions of the camera are detected to optimize the algorithm for automatic focusing point selection. Focusing point indicator: On the external LCD panel and LCD in the viewfinder. AF in-focus indicator: On the external LCD panel and LCD in the viewfinder, and beeper. The beeper can be turned on or off. AF operating range: EV1-18 (ISO 100). AF-assist beam: Intermittent flash firing; flash side AF-assist beam with EX/EZ/Z series flash.
Shutter: Vertical-travel, focal-plane electronic shutter. 30 sec.-1/2000sec. (1/2 stop increment), B, X=1/90 sec. Electronic self-timer (10 sec.), cancelable on the halfway. Camera-shake warning: In the basic Zone mode, if the shutter speed is slower than “1/lens focal length” minus 0-0.5 stop, the shutter speed display blinks for camera-shake warning.
Dimensions & Weight: 140 x 90 x 58.5mm, 335g
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Original Price: 64,000 yen (Body and strap)
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Source: Canon Camera Museum, Wikipedia.org, Camera-wiki.org, knippsen.blogspot.com