CANON EOS 850 QD (Quartz Date) film-based 135mm (36 x 24mm) format AF-SLR camera,
Approx. Product Cycle: 1988 ~ 1989
Type: 35mm autofocus, single-lens reflex camera with electronically-controlled automatic exposure, focal plane shutter, built-in motor drive but without built-in flash design as in the case of the Canon EOS-750. The camera was quite short lived, it lasted only a year in the market (shorter than the EOS 750 which lasted a year more).
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* The EOS 850 (QD), sister model of the EOS 750, does not have a TTL built-in flash, but by using the Speedlite 160E, it is capable of fully auto shooting just like the EOS 750.
* Auto date models are provided with five imprint date items (including OFF).
* Similarly with the EOS-750, a pre-wind film advance mode in which all of the film is wound forward when the camera is loaded and then rewound back into the cassette one frame at a time as the photos are taken. Mid roll rewind is not possible with this model. The film advance speed is approx. 1.5 fps. Replaced by EOS700 in 1990.
Viewfinder Type: Fixed pentaprism SLR. Gives 92% vertical and horizontal coverage of actual picture area. and 0.8X magnification at infinity with a 50mm f/1.8 lens.
MODEL: EOS 850 QD, EOS 850QD: Built-in date or time imprint function,
EOS 850: Without built-in flash.
Marketed: Oct., 1988
Discontinued: Dec., 1989
Price: 48,000 yen (QD model, body only)
Format: 24 X 36mrn
Usable Lenses: Canon EF lenses (full aperture metering only)
Lens Mount: CANON EF mount (electronic signal transfer system)
Field of View: V-92%; H-92%
Dioptric Adjustment: Built-in eyepiece is adjusted to standard -1 diopter. (eye point: 6.2inch//16.0mm)
Viewfinder Information: Displayed at the bottom of the viewing area.
1. AF in-focus symbol: Lights up when AF is possible. Blinks at 8Hz when AF is not possible. In Depth-of-Field AE Mode, blinks at first and second in-focus. Blinks at 4Hz when the subject is out of the focus zone.
2. Exposure symbol: Lights up for correct exposure and flash charge completion. Blinks at 2Hz for camera-shake warning. Blinks 8Hz for out-of-coupling range warning. Off when flash is charging. See EOS 750 section for more
Mirror: Quick-return half-mirror.
Focusing Screen: Fixed, full-screen New Laser Matte screen with AF frame
Focusing Method: TTL-SIR AF. One-shot mode only
Shutter: Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal plane shutter Can be set to 1/2000 sec. to 2 sec. and bulb
Sync: X, 1/ 125 sec.
Battery: 2CR5 Lithium Battery
Self Time: Electronically controlled with a 10-sec delay Self Timer operation is indicated with audible beep. (At 2Hz for 8 sec from the start, then at 8Hz for 2 sec.) with audible beep
Film Transport: Prewind film loading, auto-winding by built-in miniature motor, winding speed 1.2 frames/sec. during continuous shooting, leader wound into cartridge at completion of designated number (36) of exposures, automatic stop at completion of rewind
Film Loading: Automatic. After film positioning and back cover closure, the film automatically advances to the end of the film roll and then slops (approx. 14 sec with 24 exposures roll)
An EOS 850 with a TamronZoom lense attached.
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Film Wind: Automatic using a built-in miniature motor. Continuous mode only; Single exposure mode with Depth-of-Field AE mode. Confirmation by frame counter.
Metering System: TTL full aperture metering using SPC 6-zones Evaluative metering only.
Metering Range: EV 0 to +20 (50mm f/1.4 lens @ ISO 100) (EV 3-20 in high temperature and humidity)
Exposure Modes: (1) Intelligent Program AE. (2) depth-of-fleld AE, (3) TTL program flash AE (with built-in flash or the Speedlite 160E), automatic fill-in flash and automatic flash at low-light level, (4) A-TTL program flash AE (with Speedlite 420EZ and 300EZ)
Film Speed: ISO 25-3200 is automatically set by I step according to DX code, For non DX-coded film, set to ISO 25.
AF Control System: TTL-SIR (TTL secondary imaged registration) phase-detection type using BASIS (base-stored image sensor), AF in-focus symbol lights in viewfinder and short beeper tone emits. Beeper tone cannot be turned off. When AF is impossible, in-focus symbol blinks at 8Hz
Focus Mode: 1) ONE SHOT mode: AF operation ends and focus is locked once ranging is completed. Shutter can be released upon completion of ranging; 2. Manual: By rotating the manual focusing ring after focus mode switch is set to "M".
AF Working Range: EV 1-18 at ISO 100.
AF Auxiliary Light: The dedicated flash operates with EOS 850. Both 750 & 850 operate when flash condition detected.
Camera-shake Warning: When automatically-set shutter speed falls 0 to 0.5 steps below focal length of the lens in use, 'P' blinks at 21-12. No camera-shake warning when the built-in flash or dedicated flash is used.
Power Source: One, six-Volt lithium battery pack (2xCR5) supplies power to body and built-in flash (only apply to EOS 750/750QD model)
Battery Checker: Main dial switch at BC; By totaling the selector dial to the battery check position, OK: at 8Hz, have a new battery handy, at 2Hz, no tone: battery exhausted.
Dimension: EOS 850: 149.3mm(W) x 97.2mm(H) x 69.5mm(D)
Weight: EOS 850: 560g without battery
Accessories: Speedlite 160E
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