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CANON EOS 1000/Rebel QD (Quartz Date) film-based 135mm (36 x 24mm) format AF-SLR camera,
Approx. Product Cycle: 1990 ~ 1992 - EOS1000
Approx. Product Cycle
: 1991 ~ 1992 - EOS1000F/Rebel S QD

MODEL: EOS Rebel QD in N. America; EOS 1000 QD for other countries without built-in flash. EOS Rebel S QD in N. America, EOS 1000F QD for other markets with a built-in flash. EOS 1000 QD-P in Japan (1991). All models discontinued in June, 1992.

Introduced in October, 1990, debuted almost at the same time with another innovative Canon EOS10S, the Canon EOS 1000 (Rebel in the USA) and, with built-in flash, EOS 1000F(Rebel S in the USA). Along with the Elan Series introduced a year later in 1991, both of these series have turned out and proven to be immensely popular EOS models. The Rebel, in particular has a compact, lightweight (weighs merely 500g with battery), highly affordable and features-laden body. One of the many innovative feature is its 10 iconized pictorial symbols on the control dial to set various operational modes, these serve as easy reference even to photographic beginners. Although the feature has been found earlier with the EOS750/850 but the EOS 1000(F) has far more flexible options as well as a truly unique feature in a dual face dial which is removable by unscrewing the retaining screw, and flipped over to display a full set of manual shutter speeds. This unusual method of conversion can transform the camera from an all programmed auto body to offer some form of manual control over shutter speeds. Although among all available EOS options, the camera was the "lowest ranked" In terms of price and specifications, but still in terms of features and performance, this tiny camera is a class above the earlier EOS-650, EOS-750/850. In fact, to many Canon fans, its overall price/performance ratio is even more attractive than the EOS-700 QD introduced later - for an example, popular feature such as multiple exposure which is missing in EOS-750/850/700 is available now.

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Credit: Image of this EOS Rebel/1000 (far left) courtesy of Mr. Andre Goldstein <>. Image of EOS100F courtesy of Mr. Phoon of Phoon Foto, Ipoh ® ( he trades new/used photo equipment. Images copyright © 2003. All rights reserved. Please respect the visual property of the contributing photographer.

The camera features both One-Shot AF and predictive AI Servo AF. With exposure control modes in shutter speed-priority AE (TTL), aperture-priority AE (TTL), Intelligent program AE, depth-of-field AE, and metered manual. The camera also employs the same prewind system used on the earlier EOS750/850. As for the Rebel S/1000F models, a built-in, manual-retractable flash is provided at the pentaprism section which provides off-the-film TTL autoflash metering (Guide No. 12 (at ISO 100 in m). The original EOS Rebel(s)/1000(F) was marketed directly in Japan with a built-in Databack (EOS1000QD), in November 1991, a EOS1000 QD-P (panorama) model w/EF 35-80mm f/4-5.6 standard zoom was introduced. The camera was essentially a EOS 1000 QD with a panorama frame adapter which is attachable to the camera. The model has no built-in flash. It viewfinder also has a panorama-frame screen. One of the weaker link in the specification of the camera is its limiting top shutter speed of 1/1000 sec. which is below comparing models (neither the 1/90 sec top sync speed is interesting for anyone to yell about).

The camera exhibits excellent human engineering in its handling and design. Although the camera is entirely using reinforced plastic in its construction where it almost has reduced the internal assembly by a massive 40% (EOS-630 made up of 557 parts, the EOS 1000 has only 362 - which includes a reinforced plastic bayonet lens mount section) but these have mainly contributed to its affordability as well as strengthen Canon's position as the market leader in AF SLR market. Well, as an observer, the main strength of this camera is providing an affordable entry into the rapid expanding EOS SLR photographic system. In 1992, the original EOS-1000F/EOS Rebel series were being replaced with a second update by Canon EOS-1000FN / Rebel II(S).

<<< ---- One of the most popular topic among amateur photographer is portraiture. The EOS camera can automate process and yield more positive results. Picture was taken from a casual photographic outing recently among some friends. Model is a Peking beauty from China who works in Malaysia. Image courtesy of Mr. MClau ®. Image copyright© 2003. All rights reserved. Please respect the visual property of the contributing photographer.

Technical Remarks:

* These low-priced EOS cameras feature a light, compact body incorporating the full range of features required of a single-lens
reflex camera.
* Model-specific Specifications
* Built-in flash: Manual retractable, with automatic firing mode (when necessary), GNO 12 (ISO 100, m) (1000 QD, 1000 F/1000 FQD, 1000 QD-P) However, note that forced firing only is possible with REBEL S/REBEL S QD. EOS1000 and REBEL/REBEL QD
do not have a built-in flash.
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Credit: Images courtesy of Mr. Andre Goldstein <> and Mr Phoon of Foto Phoon, Ipoh, Malaysia. Images copyright © 2003. All rights reserved.
* AF Illuminator: Above models with built-in flash have the AF Illuminator.
* QD models are provided with five imprint date items (including imprint OFF).
* Panorama shooting on the QD-P is by panorama adapter PA-1000. A panorama frame is also applied to the focusing screen.

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The camera was not intended to serve as a high end EOS model but purely aiming to serve mass market requirement. But the lens mount is the biggest reason contributes to its popularity as it allows you to step into the high Canon EOS system. Similarly, the uniquely CANON EOS camera control method which spearheaded by the Canon T90 was another reason.

Technical Specifications:

Type: Still 35mm focal plane shutter SLR (Single-Lens Reflex) autofocus camera with multi-modes, auto exposure and built-in motor drive.
Picture Size: 24 x 36 mm
Field of view: :V-90% H-90%
Normal standard zoom lense: EF 35-80mm f/4-5.6 Approx. Price: 47,000 yen (QD model, body only)
Lens Mount: CANON EF mount
AF System: TTL-SIR AF. One-shot AF, manual focus, automatic selection of one-shot AF/predictive Al servo AF.
AF operating range at ISO 100: EV 1 - 18.
Shutter: Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal plane shutter Can be set to 1/1000 sec. to 30 sec. and bulb. (in 1/2-step increments)
Shutter Speed Range: 30 sec. - 1/1000 sec., B. X-sync at 1/90 sec. (hot shoe).
Viewfinder: Fixed eye-level pentaprism. 0.75x magnification and 90% coverage.
Viewfinder Information: Shutter speed, aperture, exposure level, depth-of-field priority AE mode, camera-shake alert, out-of-coupling-range warning, AE lock, flash charge completion, AF in-focus indicator
Focusing Screen: Fixed, AF frame, full-screen New Laser Matte screen with partial metering area mark (with panorama frame on panorama models)
Metering & Exposure Control: Composite SPC for TTL full-aperture metering (3-zone evaluative or 9.5% partial at center) with Shutter priority AE, aperture priority AE, intelligent program AE (sbiftable), PIC image (4 types), depth-of-field priority AE, TTL and A-TTL flash program AE, metered manual
Exposure compensation range: ±2 EV (in 1/2-stop increments). AE lock enabled.

Film transport: with the built-in motor, prewind film loading, auto-winding by built-in miniature motor, winding speed I frame/sec. during continuous shooting, automatic stop at completion of designated number (36) of exposures
Film advance speed: 1.0 fps.
Film Rewind: After the last frame is exposed, the film is rewound automatically.

Metering range at ISO 100 and f/1.4: EV +2 to +20 (50mm f/1.4 lense @ ASA/ISO 100)
Film Speed range: ISO 25 to 5000 automatically set in 1/3 step increments according to DX code, manual setting possible
External LCD: Shutter speed, aperture setting, film speed, film-loaded indicator, frame counter, multiple-exposure count, exposure level, depth-of-field AE, and other indications.
Built-in Flash (Rebel S and EOS 1000F): Located on pentaprism hump. Manual retractable head.
TTL autoflash control (fires automatically in backlight and low-light conditions) with off-the-film metering. Guide No. 12 (at ISO 100 in m). A full series of other Canon TTL speedlites are usable via the hothoe at the top.
Power Source: One 6 V 2CR5 lithium battery
Battery Checker: 4-stage display at all times on LCD

Credit: Cano EOS-1000 and 1000F. Image courtesy of Mr. Phoon of Phoon Foto, Ipoh ® where he also operates a popular website ( trading new/used photo equipment. Image copyright © 2003.

Self Timer
: Built-in electronic self-timer (with beeper).
MISC. SPECS.: ±2-step exposure compensation (in 1/2-step increments), multiple exposure
Dimensions: 148.0mm x 99.8mm x 69.0mm
Weight: 500 g (with battery) Dedicated accessories: None

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Instruction Manual for EOS Rebel/1000F QD - External Link Note: Although the Manual is a EOS Rebel II S specific, minus the top shutter speed of 1/2000, it is applicable to many other EOS models (EOS 1000, EOS 1000F, EOS 1000F QD, EOS Rebel, EOS Rebel S, EOS Rebel S Quartz Date, EOS 1000 QD, EOS 1000N, EOS 1000FN, EOS 1000FN QD, EOS Rebel II, EOS Rebel S II, EOS 1000S QD and EOS 1000S QDP).



Credit: Image at above courtesy of Mr. Phoon of Phoon Foto, Ipoh ® <> where he also operates a popular website ( trading new/used photo equipment. Image at far right hand side courtesy of Mr. Andre Goldstein <>.Image copyright © 2003. All rights reserved.

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EOS-650 (1987.2) | EOS-620 (1987.5) | EOS-750QD (1988.10) | EOS-850QD (1988.10) | EOS-630QD (1989.4) | EOS-1 (1989.9) | EOS-RT (1989.10) | EOS-700QD (1990.3) | EOS-10S QD (1990.3) | Canon T-60 | EOS-1000F /RebelS QD (1990.9) | EOS-100 / Elan QD (1991.9) | Canon EF-M (1991.9) | EOS-5/A2E QD (1992.10) | EOS-1000FN /Rebel S II QD (1992.4) | EOS-500 / Rebel XS / KISS (1993.10) | EOS-1n (1994.9) | EOS-888/5000QD (1995.1) | EOS-1n RS (1995.3) | EOS-50/50E / Elan II(E) /EOS 55 (1995.9) | EOS -500N / Rebel G / KISS II (1996.9) | EOS-IX (1996.10) / EOS-IX Lite /IX-7 (1996.3) | EOS-3 (1998.11) | EOS-88/3000 (1999.3) | EOS-300 / Rebel 2000 QD / KISS III (1999.4) | EOS-1v (2000.3) | EOS-30 / EOS-7 / EOS Elan 7E (2000.10) | EOS-3000N /EOS-66 / Rebel XS-N (2002.2) | EOS-300V / Rebel Ti / KISS V (2002.9) | EOS 3000V / Rebel K2 / KISS Lite (2003.9)

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