Canon built the body of the EOS-1V to
deliver top performance regardless of the shooting environment. Top
priority was placed on the precise machining of all parts. The aperture
and hybrid framework structure which serve as the base for various parts
and fittings are diecast aluminum, with glass-fiber reinforced
polycarbonate resin, which is equal in strength to metal. The main outside
covers are made of magnesium alloy. The lightweight body benefits from
remarkably improved rigidity, precision, and durability, realized by the
optimum use of carefully chosen high-tech materials.
The EOS-1V's revolutionary shutter has
been tested to 150,000 cycles.
The EOS-1V's electronically controlled rotary magnet shutter has been
designed to eliminate the possibility of operational trouble. This shutter
unit ensures constant operation that remains as accurate as its original
performance even after long use and under severe shooting conditions.
In this shutter system, the first and
second shutter curtains are controlled by a non-contact rotary magnet,
which does not suffer sticking problems due to dust accumulation. The
shutter blades are made of carbon fiber and super-duralumin, for high
reliability in all shooting conditions over extended use.
The EOS-1V's capacity to capture
moving subjects with the outstanding tracking performance and high
focusing speed of 45-point Area AF propels autofocusing into the new
45-point Area AF is the result of Canon's pursuit of an AF system that
allows continuous shooting ease and expanded framing freedom. The 45
focusing points are densely packed within an 8 x 15 mm zone and can be
manually or automatically selected to meet the needs of the situation.
When multiple points are selected,
AF system capabilities are significantly extended. Born of Canon's
original technology, this system has been refined for the EOS-1V to ensure
the unconditional reliability, accuracy and high focusing speeds requisite
for professional use.
At a rate of 9 fps, AI Servo AF
delivers the fastest predictive focusing in the world.
The predictive AI Servo AF system allows the tracking of fast-moving
objects while maintaining precise focus. This system affords impressive
results in terms of continuous shooting and boasts excellent sequential
Sequential processing regulates an array
of events within the exposure process, including the arithmetic processing
of AE and AF, the driving of the lens, aperture control, and movement of
the mirror and shutter curtains.
In addition to developing new sequencing
for the EOS-1V, every operation and its respective control time sequence
has been reexamined in order to reduce operation time and realize parallel
A significant step in the technology of
the EOS-1V is the newly adopted Active Mirror Control method, which
reduces the operation time of the mirror to allow shooting at a rate of 9
fps. This device is fundamental to the stability of the AI Servo AF
As for precision, the EOS-1V is capable
of heightened focusing accuracy thanks to a newly developed predictive
Amazing continuous shooting
performance that can capture ten images in a single second.
The EOS-1V features the world's fastest continuous shooting speed,
enabling film transport at an astounding rate of 10 fps. Now Canon gives
you the power to transform one dramatic moment into a series of
With the Power Drive Booster PB-E2
(driven by the NP-E2 Ni-MH Battery Pack) the EOS-1V allows unprecedented
levels of visual creativity. Sensational gains in continuous shooting
performance mean rapid film transport of up to 9 fps even in predictive AI
Servo AF mode, which can focus track a subject approaching the camera at
50 km/h up to 8 meters away (with the EF 300 mm f/2.8L IS USM).
What's more, even when set at an
intermediate film transport speed of around 3 to 5 fps, the EOS-1V
demonstrates outstanding basic performance. For example, the viewfinder
blackout time is remarkably shortened, the minimum distance at which a
high-speed moving subject can be autofocused is reduced, and so on.
Sophisticated Auto Exposure Control.
Canon's exclusive AIM (Advanced Integrated Multi-Point control) system
integrates Area AF and all six metering modes available with the EOS-1V.
Focus on a subject within the Area AF
ellipse, and the EOS-1V will meter that area for the optimum result where
it's needed most. All six metering modes use the 21-zone evaluative
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