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Specification for Canon AV-1

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Type: 35mm SLR (Single-lens Reflex) camera with electronically controlled AE (Automatic Exposure).
Format: 24 x 36mm.
Usable Lenses: Canon FD (for full aperture AE) and most FL (for stopped-down AE) series lenses.
Lens Mount: Canon Breech-lock mount.
Viewfinder: Fixed eye-level pentaprism.

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Field of View: 92% vertical and 93% horizontal coverage of the actual picture area.
Magnification: 0.87X at infinity with a standard 50mm lens.
Viewfinder Information
: Split-image/microprism rangefinder, shutter speed scale and meter needle, red over and underexposure warning indices, battery check/ camera shake warning index.
AE Mechanism: Aperture priority AE control.

Selector Dial: Five positions: for normal aperture priority AE and automatic flash with Canon Speedlite 133A, 155A, 177A or 199A, 60 for flash photography with other flashes, A Self for self-timer aperture priority AE and self-timer flash with Canon Speedlite 133A, 155A, 177A or 199A, Self for self-timer flash with other flashes, B (Bulb) for time exposures.
Shutter: Cloth, focal plane shutter with four spindles. Electronically controlled.
Shutter Release Button: Electromagnetic, two-step button. Pressing it halfway activates the meter; pressing it all the way sets shutter in operation. With lock and cable release socket.
Exposure Preview: Meter needle activated by pressing the shutter button halfway.
Shutter Speed: Automatically controlled, steplessly, from 2 sec. to 1/1000 sec. Manual settings for B (Bulb) and X-synchronization speed of 1/60 sec. with flashes other than Canon Speedlite 133A, 155A, 177A or 199A.
ASA Film Speed Dial: ASA 25 to ASA 1600. With lock.
Light Metering System: Through-the-lens, Central Emphasis metering by SPC (Silicon Photocell).

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Meter Coupling Range: EV1 (1 sec. at f/1.4) to EV18 (1/1000 sec. at f/22) with ASA 100 film and the FD 50mm f/1.4 lens.
Exposure Correction
: Shutter speed is automatically reduced 1-1/2 steps to increase exposure by pressing backlight control switch.

Reflex Mirror: Large instant-return type with shockabsorbing mechanism.
Self-timer: Electronically controlled. Ten second time lag activated by pressing shutter button. Red LED blinks to indicate operation; flashing frequency increases two sec. before shutter release. Cancellation possible by pressing battery check button.
Flash Synchronization: At 1/60 sec. Set by switching selector dial to 60 for flashes other than the Canon Speedlite 133A 155A, 177A or 199A. Direct contact at accessory shoe.
Automatic Flash Control: With Canon Speedlite 133A, 155A, 177A or 199A. With selector dial at , shutter speed set to 1/60 sec. automatically. Aperture set manually on aperture ring to same aperture set on flash.
Back Cover: Fixed. Opened by pulling up rewind knob.
Film Loading: Via multi-slot take-up spool.
Film Advance Lever: Single-stroke 120 degree throw with 30 degree stand-off. Winding with several short strokes possible. Automatic winding possible with optional Power Winder A or A2.

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Frame Counter: Additive type. Automatically resets to "S" upon opening back cover.
Film Rewind: By pressing rewind button and cranking rewind knob.
Power Source: One 6V silver oxide (Eveready (UCAR)No.544,JIS4G13, Mallory PX28) or alkaline manganese (Eveready (UCAR) No. 537, Sony Eveready A544) battery.
Battery Check: Meter needle/power level index method. By pressing battery check button.

Dimensions: 139mm x 85mm x 47.5mm (5-1/2" x 3-3/8" x 1-7/8")
Weight: 512g (18-1/16 ozs.) body only, including battery. 682g (23-1/16 ozs.) with FD 50mm f/1.8 lens; 747g (26-3/8 ozs) with FD 50mm f/1.4 lens.

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