Canon EOS 1V

The Canon EOS 1V is a further development of the EOS 1N RS 1N/EOS and remains one of Canon's terminology (like all other models in the 1-series ) to the professional models. The model came on the market in 2000 and was produced until 2010. The last analog top of the EOS- 1V, EOS family also served as the basis for the digital EOS 1D/Ds/Dx-Profimodelle. Part of the EOS 1V ( in the HS version with booster handle) at a frame rate of 10 frames / second to the world's fastest SLRs with movable mirror today.


In contrast to the about the same time (1998-2008) sold EOS 3, 1V EOS is technically very similar to a whopping 185g brings the EOS 1V, despite similar dimensions on the scales. This is due to the more robust housing structure. The inner casing of the EOS 1V consists of a die-cast aluminum, other parts made of glass fiber reinforced polycarbonate. In contrast to the " little sister " EOS 3 and its predecessor EOS 1N, the front and upper outer casing instead of plastic, however, is made ​​from a special magnesium alloy. This makes the housing harder and results in a higher torsional stiffness. In addition, the magnesium alloy also acts as a shielding of the electronics against electromagnetic radiation.

As a professional model, the EOS 1V as it did its predecessor ( EOS 1N ) is protected from rain and water splashes. For this, the battery compartment, the rear wall, the connection sockets and all controls are sealed with silicone. At a total of 72 points in the housing silicone seals were installed for this purpose.

The electronically controlled rotary magnet shutter of the EOS 1V consists of two carbon fiber blades and 3 Ultra duralumin blades and is designed for more than 150,000 cycles. Canon internal tests were terminated after 200,000 cycles without significant damage. Since the closure requires no power to maintain the second shutter curtain open for longer exposures, it is more power efficient. Thus at room temperature for up to 1,000 hours of operation with the battery 2CR5 are possible.

Like the EOS 1V EOS 3 is equipped with a then newly developed CMOS Sensor (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) with 45 autofocus sensors. Seven of them work as cross-type sensors. The effective photosensitive area of ​​each pixel is compared with the EOS 1N increased by 12 percent and coated with an anti-reflective layer to enable the auto-focus sensors even under critical light conditions, a rapid and precise response. In keeping with the robust body of the EOS 1V and the CMOS sensor is housed in a mechanically and optically newly developed AF unit. The new design is shock -absorbent and resistant to changes in temperature and humidity. In contrast to the EOS 3, wherein a second fully reflecting mirror was deflects the AF beam path by 90 ° dispensed with the EOS 1V on this second level, whereby the AF beam path now extends linearly and unwanted reflections can be avoided in an unfavorable light.


Camera drives

  • Power Drive Booster: Dedicated to the EOS 1V of the PB -E2 was developed with the frame rates up to 10 frames / second are possible. Alternatively, the PB -E1 is connected, but does not provide the increased frame rate.

Matt discs

Standard: Laser - matte screen with focusing ellipse -point AF and spot metering circle; optional 9 interchangeable accessory discs. The focusing screen can be changed through the lens bayonet.


In the Canon EOS system, there are multiple flash units with different characteristics.

Remote tripping Accessories

For the control of the EOS 1V from a distance, there are a number of accessories, such as Remote release cable, etc.

Models / versions

The EOS 1V is also sold in a set with the High Speed ​​Booster PB- E2. In this outfit is the name of the camera "EOS 1V HS"