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The eye-level viewfinder uses a roof mirror, making this camera the world’s smallest and lightest 35mm AF SLR when it was launched.

The built-in flash is controlled with TTL autoflash metering. Other features include One-Shot AF, AI Servo AF, shutter speed-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, four Programmed Image Control modes, and metered manual. The world’s smallest AF SLR body is thus packed with features.

With the prewind system, the entire roll is first wound onto the take-up spool. Then each time a picture is taken, the exposed frame rewinds into the cartridge. With its easy operation and friendly name of “Kiss,” the camera became a major hit among young mothers and family snapshooters. It maintained top market share for an extended period.

Name: Canon EOS 500
Manufacturer: Canon Japan
Made in: Japan
N°: 6128054
Production Date:  
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 USM, others
Lens Mount: EF mount
Focus: TTL phase detection. AF modes: One-Shot AF/AI Servo AF (automatic switchover). Multi-BASIS for the AF sensor. (automatic selection of 3 focusing points). Center focusing point selectable manually with AE lock button. AF operating range at ISO 100: EV 1.5 – 18.
Shutter: Vertical-travel, focal-plane electronic shutter. 30 sec. – 1/2000 sec., B. X-sync at 1/90 sec. (hot shoe). Built-in electronic self-timer (with beeper).
Dimensions & Weight: 145 x 92 x 62 mm, 370 g
Production Period: Sept 1993-
N° Produced:  
Original Price: 89,000 yen (w/EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6II USM)
Indexed Price (Approx.): 775 EUR
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