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T50
35mm Focal-Plane Shutter SLR Camera
FX [A] [O] [J]

Serial is : #2451932
Outline   Specifications
   
Marketed   March 1983   Type 35mm focal-plane shutter SLR camera with built-in winder and program AE
Original Price   80,000 yen (w/FD 35-70mm f/3.5-4.5),
45,000 yen (body)
  Picture Size 24x36 mm
Normal Lens FD 35-70mm f/3.5-4.5, others

 

  Lens Mount FD mount

In the early 1980s, the SLR still dominated. Metering systems diversified as camera makers competed fiercely to offer the better camera. The confusion may have turned off users as more people began to avoid SLRs.

In 1981, 35mm SLR production peaked at 7.67 million units.

Two years later, this amount shrank by more than 30 percent to 5.37 million units.

Amid such market conditions, the Canon T50 was introduced as a wave-of-the-future 35mm SLR camera. It was the first T-series camera. The camera was designed to respond to the user automatically. It was easy to use and anybody could take pictures with it. It had a power winder (which was well received on the Autoboy) and TTL program AE. In 1983, the T50 won the Good Design Award from the Ministry of International Trade and Industry.

Shutter Vertical-travel, focal-plane electronic shutter. With program AE: 2, 1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000 sec. Manual at 1/60 sec. X-sync at 1/60 sec. (hot shoe). Built-in electronic self-timer (with beeper).
Viewfinder

Fixed eye-level pentaprism. 0.83x magnification, 92% vertical coverage, 93% horizontal coverage. Laser Matte with microprism/new split combination rangefinder.

Correct exposure, camera-shake warning, overexposure and underexposure warnings, manual, and flash ready.

Metering &
Exposure Control
SPC for TTL full-aperture metering (centerweighted averaging) with program AE. Metering range at ISO 100 and f/1.4: EV 1 - 18. Film speed range from ISO 25 to 1600.
Film Loading
&  Advance
After opening camera back, align film leader at mark then hold down shutter button to go to frame 1 (semi-auto loading). Auto film advance with built-in winder. Continuous shooting at 0.7 fps.
Frame Counter Counts up. Resets automatically when camera back is opened.
Film Rewind Camera-top crank
Power Source Two 1.5 V size-AA batteries
Dimensions
&  Weight
150 x 87 x 48 mm, 490 g

T70
35mm Focal-Plane Shutter SLR Camera
FX [A] [O] [J]  

Serial is : #1465624
 
Serial is : #1638761
Outline   Specifications
   
Marketed   April 1984   Type 35mm focal-plane shutter SLR camera with built-in winder and multi-mode AE
Original Price   104,000 yen (w/FD 35-70mm f/3.5-4.5),
69,000 yen (body)
  Picture Size 24x36 mm
Normal Lens FD 35-70mm f/3.5-4.5

 

  Lens Mount FD mount

The second T-series camera. The camera kit included an FD 35-70mm f/3.5-4.5 lens or an FD 28-55mm f/3.5-4.5. This camera had two different backs : one is classical; the second is a « command back 70 ».

The large LCD panel and key-touch buttons had a major impact on 35mm SLR cameras that followed. The T70 features shutter speed-priority TTL AE, TTL multi-program AE, and preset aperture AE. The dual metering system gives a choice of centerweighted averaging metering and partial metering at the center. In 1984, the camera won the Good Design Award (from the Ministry of International Trade and Industry) and the European Camera of the Year Award.

Shutter Vertical-travel, focal-plane electronic shutter. With multi-program AE: 2, 1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000 sec. With shutter speed-priority AE or preset aperture AE: 2 sec. to 1/1000 sec. For manual: B. X-sync at 1/90 sec. (hot shoe). Built-in electronic self-timer (with beeper).
External LCD Film speed (ISO), shutter speed, picture-taking mode, program mode, frame counter, battery check, film-loaded indicator.
Viewfinder

Fixed eye-level pentaprism. 0.85x magnification and 92% coverage. Laser Matte with microprism/new split combination rangefinder.

Four LEDs and 7-segment LED for double-digit readout. Correct exposure, camera-shake warning, flash ready, aperture, shutter speed, safety shift, and manual.

Metering &
Exposure Control
Composite SPC for TTL full-aperture metering with multi-program AE, shutter speed-priority AE, program flash AE, manual, and TTL preset aperture AE. Centerweighted averaging or partial metering at center. AE lock provided. Metering range at ISO 100 and f/1.4: EV 1 - 19. Film speed range from ISO 12 to 1600.
Film Loading
&  Advance
After aligning film leader at mark, close camera back for auto loading. Auto film advance with built-in motor. Continuous shooting at 0.7 fps.
Frame Counter Counts up from 0 to 40. Resets automatically when camera back is opened.
Film Rewind Power rewind with built-in motor.
Power Source Two 1.5 V size-AA batteries
Dimensions
&  Weight
151 x 89 x 48 mm, 580 g (with batteries)
T80
35mm Focal-Plane Shutter SLR Camera
FX [A] [O] [J]

Serial is : #192340
Outline   Specifications
   
Marketed   April 1985   Type 35mm focal-plane shutter AF SLR camera with built-in winder and multi-mode AE
Original Price   128,000 yen (w/AC 35-70mm f/3.5-4.5),
85,000 yen (body)
  Picture Size 24x36 mm
Normal Lens FD 35-70mm f/3.5-4.5, others

 

  Lens Mount FD mount (with AC signal transmission capability)

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.

AF System CCD 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 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).
External LCD Program display, pictographs, film speed, film transport, battery check, frame counter, and other indications.
Viewfinder

Fixed eye-level pentaprism. 0.83x magnification, 92% vertical coverage, 93% horizontal coverage. Laser Matte with cross split prism rangefinder.

Four LEDs and mask illumination. Correct exposure, In program mode: Correct exposure, camera-shake warning, manual, and warnings.

Metering &
Exposure Control
SPC for TTL full-aperture metering (centerweighted averaging) with multi-program AE and TTL preset aperture AE. Picture-taking mode selected with pictograph on external LCD. Exposure compensation range of 1.5 EV. Metering range at ISO 100 and f/1.4: EV 1 - 19. Film speed range from ISO 12 to 1600.
Film Loading
&  Advance
After aligning film leader at mark, close camera back for auto loading. Auto film advance with built-in motor. Continuous shooting at 0.7 fps.
Film Rewind Power rewind with built-in motor.
Power Source Four 1.5 V size-AAA batteries
Dimensions
&  Weight
141 x 102 x 55 mm, 555 g

T90
35mm Focal-Plane Shutter SLR Camera
FX [A] [O] [J]

Serial is : #1021601
Outline   Specifications
   
Marketed   February 1986   Type 35mm focal-plane shutter SLR camera with built-in motor drive and multi-mode AE
Original Price   180,000 yen (w/FD 50mm f/1.4),
148,000 (body)
  Picture Size 24x36 mm
Normal Lens FD 50mm f/1.4, others

 

  Lens Mount FD Mount

Developed as the top-of-the-line T-series camera, the T90 is a multi-mode SLR with built-in motor drive. The form of the pentaprism hump is a distinct characteristic. Instead of being sharp-edged like on previous cameras, it is rounded with smooth curves. The camera was designed to lessen the picture-taking burden on the user via automation. It aimed for seamless operation to respond to the user's will. A lot of top-notch technology and thought went into the camera.

The camera has three metering systems to suit diverse shooting conditions. Eight autoexposure modes and two manual exposure modes also make the camera highly versatile. Drive operations are divided among three small coreless motors to consume less power. With four size-AA batteries, the built-in motor drive can shoot at a maximum of 4.5 fps. It was truly a top-of-the-line camera. In Japan, the camera's nickname was "Tank."

Shutter Vertical-travel, focal-plane electronic shutter. With multi-program AE and preset aperture AE: B, 30, 20, 15, 10, 8, 6, 4, 3, 2, 1.5, 1, 0.7, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/6, 1/8, 1/10, 1/15, 1/20, 1/30, 1/45, 1/60, 1/90, 1/125, 1/180, 1/250, 1/350, 1/500, 1/750, 1/1000, 1/1500, 1/2000, 1/3000, 1/4000 sec. X-sync at 1/250 sec. Second-curtain synchronization enabled. Built-in electronic self-timer (with blinking LCD). Shutter speeds settable in whole-or half-stop increments.
External LCD Picture-taking modes, film-loaded indicator, film transport, exposure compensation, bulb time, multiple exposure setting and count, self-timer countdown, and other indications.
Viewfinder

Fixed eye-level pentaprism. 0.77x magnification and 94% coverage. Laser Matte with microprism/new split combination rangefinder. Eight interchangeable focusing screens including standard Type E.

AE lock display, shutter speed, aperture, manual, flash ready, exposure compensation, correct exposure, remaining-frame count, exposure scale, multi-spot metering, FE lock, partial metering circle and spot metering circle at center, H/S control, and other indications.

Exposure
Control
Composite SPC for TTL full-aperture metering (centerweighted averaging, partial metering at center, spot metering at center) with shutter speed-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, variable shift program AE (7 modes), manual, TTL preset aperture AE, and aperture-set. AE lock provided. Exposure compensation range of ±2 EV (in 1/3-stop increments). Metering range at ISO 100 and f/1.4: EV 1 - 20. Film speed range from ISO 6 to 6400.
I have the S / N : #1021601 Film Loading
&  Advance
After aligning film leader at mark, close camera back for auto loading. Continuous shooting at 4.5 fps (H), 2 fps (L), or 1 fps (S).
Frame Counter Counts up. Resets automatically when camera back is opened.
Film Rewind Auto rewind with built-in motor. Midroll rewind enabled.
Power Source Four 1.5 V size-AAA batteries (Ni-Cd batteries also compatible). Lithium BR-1225 or CR-1220 for memory backup power.
Dimensions
&  Weight
153 x 121 x 69 mm, 800 g

T60
35mm Focal-Plane Shutter SLR Camera
FX [A] [O] [J]

Serial is : #24070160
Outline   Specifications
   
Marketed   April 1990   Type 35mm focal-plane shutter SLR camera
Original Price   For export only (no Japanese market price)   Picture Size 24x36 mm
Normal Lens FD 35-70mm f/3.5-4.5, others

 

  Lens Mount FD mount (with AC signal transmission capability)

SLR camera with TTL full-aperture aperture-priority AE and TTL manual metering. Compatible with Canon FD lenses.

This camera was developed for the overseas market and it was not sold in Japan. It featured a vertical-travel, focal-plane electronic shutter with metal curtains. Aperture-priority AE was effective for 8 sec. to 1/1000 sec. and X-sync (1/60 sec.). Manual exposure was good for 1 sec. to 1/1000 sec. and B. Centerweighted averaging metering. Metering range of EV 1 - 18 at ISO 100.

Shutter Vertical-travel, focal-plane electronic shutter with metal curtains. Automatic: 8 sec. - 1/1000 sec. X-sync at 1/60 sec. Manual: 1 sec. - 1/1000 sec. and B. Built-in electronic self-timer (with blinking LED).
Viewfinder

Fixed eye-level pentaprism. 0.86x magnification and 93% coverage. Microprism/split-image combination rangefinder.

16-dot LED displays indicator on/off, Auto, Manual, overexposure, shutter speed scale, LT (longer than 1 sec.), and bulb.

Metering &
Exposure Control
SPC for TTL full-aperture metering (centerweighted averaging) with aperture-priority AE/match-needle manual. Metering range at ISO 100 and f/2: EV 1 - 18. Film speed range: ISO 25 to 1600 (in 1/3-stop increments).
I have the S / N : #24070160 Film Loading
&  Advance
Slotted take-up spool. Advances with camera-top lever's 135° stroke (partial strokes not enabled). Ready position at 30°. Film advance-completed indicator provided.
Frame Counter Counts up. Resets automatically when camera back is opened.
Film Rewind Retractable crank
Power Source Two 1.5 V G-13 mercury oxide batteries. Battery check provided.
Dimensions
&  Weight
136 x 86 x 47 mm, 365 g (with batteries)

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