Canon EOS 300V

Film SLR Cameras

EOS 300V

Canon EOS 300V

Setting the benchmark for consumer SLR cameras, the new compact EOS 300V incorporates novel styling and enhanced technology features

The EOS 300V is an analogue SLR film camera that combines high end features and performance within a compact, lightweight and robust metallic body. It also offers the fastest autofocus in its class*.


  • Bold, unconventional design with ergonomic grip for single-handed operation
  • Fastest AF system in its class* with 7 wide-area AF points
  • AF point linked
  • 35-zone evaluative metering for precise exposure control
  • Large illuminated LCD
  • 12 shooting modes

Detailed Features

Fast focusing

Seven focusing points, and the fastest AF area in its class*, mean that the EOS 300V focuses quickly. The active focusing point is superimposed in red in the viewfinder. The exposure metering system uses 35 zones, linked to the active focusing point. The command dial has been moved to the right, enabling you to operate all the main controls with one hand.

New “flash-off mode”

In addition to the usual five basic programmed image control shooting modes, the EOS 300V offers a new “flash-off” mode, which disables the built-in flash, or an attached speedlite. The LCD panel has been moved to the back of the camera and is about three times larger than the panel on the EOS 300. The camera has a wide choice of accessories and the metal EF mount is compatible with over 60 EF lenses.

* as of January, 2003

Product Specification

Shutter Vertical-travel focal plane shutter with all speeds electronically controlled
Viewfinder Eye-level mirror pentaprism
Viewfinder information Displayed within image area
- AF points (with superimposed display)
Displayed via 7 segment LCD digit and character display
- Shutter speed,Aperture value
- FEL indicator
- AE lock,FE lock
- Exposure level scale
- Exposure compensation amount
- Manual exposure level
- AEB level
- Red-eye reduction lamp ON indicator
- 'Flash ready' indicator
- Out of flash working distance warning
- High speed sync.Indicator
- Focus confirmation light
Metering system TTL full aperture metering:
- 35-zone evaluative metering
- Partial metering (9.5%)
- Centre-weighted average metering
Filmspeed range ISO 25-5000 by DX/ISO 6-6400 manually
Metering sensitivity (ISO 100 with 1.4) EV 1-20
Exposure correction +or -2 stops in 1/2 step increments
Exposure modes - Intelligent program AE
- Shutter priority AE
- Aperture priority AE
- Automatic Depth-of-field AE
- Full Auto
- Programmed Image Control AE
- Manual
- E-TTL autoflash program AE
- A-TTL autoflash program AE
- TTL autoflash program AE
Focusing screens New laser-matte screen with focusing points
Flash AE A-TTL and TTL Programme Flash AE with specified Canon Speedlites. E-TTL (only with EX Speedlites)
Maximum X-Flash Synchronization 1/90 sec.
Multiple exposure Up to 9 exposures
Autofocus 7-point AF via TTL-CT-SIR (Secondary Image Registration) using wide area 7-point Auto Focus with CMOS sensor. One-shot AF /AI Servo AF /AI Focus AF. Manual focusing possible
Film loading Automatic pre-wind system
Film transport (max. shooting speed) Single and continuous 2.5 fps
Special features - 7-point AF
- Fast AF speed
- AF points with superimposed display
- High speed film advance
- Large LCD panel
- Dioptric adjustment (-2.5 ? +0.5 dpt)
- User settable film advance mode
- LCD panel illumination
- Built-in flash disable mode
- Improved evaluative metering algorithm for better metering of backlit scenes
- Silent film transport
- Built-in flash (Guide Number 12)
Shutter speeds 30 sec.-1/2000 sec.+B,X-sync at 1/90 sec.
Power source 2 x CR2
Display In the viewfinder and LCD display panel
Self-timer Electronically controlled with a 10 sec.delay
Body dimensions (W x H x D) 130 x 88 x 64 mm
Weight (body only) 365 g
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