Canon’s EOS range are some of the best selling autofocus SLR cameras, and this EOS 300 (sold in some countries as the Rebel 2000) is a modern, compact 35mm film model – very popular with students as it’s fully automatic but with manual override available. The body is very small and light, yet compatible with the vast range of Canon EF and independent EOS-fit lenses. The lens and accessories supplied will vary – check the Amazon buying options to see what’s included.
Exposure modes include variable program, shutter priority, aperture priority, metered manual, fully auto and five subject-based modes; portraits, landscapes, close ups, sports and night sync plus auto depth of field mode. Metering modes include evaluative, and partial with exposure lock. Exposure compensation of +/- 2 stops (in half stops) is available. Shutter speeds and aperture settings, plus an exposure bar graph are clearly displayed in the viewfinder and on the top plate. Plus, auto bracketing is available.
The camera has a full range of shutter speeds from 30 seconds to 1/2000th in half stops, with flash synchronization up to 1/90th, plus B for time exposures. The built in motor loads the film automatically, winds on at up to 1.5 frames per second, and winds off the film at the end. Other advanced features include depth of field preview, multiple exposures, ISO film speed override, cancellable audio warnings, self timer and mid-roll rewind, plus a 2.5mm remote control socket.
The autofocus system has seven sensors, with automatic or manual selection to ensure that your subject is correctly identified and focused, and an auxiliary lamp illuminates the subject for focusing in very low light. The built in flash fires automatically when needed in the subject-based modes, and can be turned on or off in all other modes. A standard Canon hot shoe allows external TTL and A-TTL dedicated flashguns to be used.
Canon SLR camera for 35mm film, very popular with photography students
Compact and lightweight with built in flash, plus hot shoe for TTL flashes
10 automatic exposure modes, plus full metered manual override option
Fast, seven point auto focus (AF) system with manual focusing option
Accepts Canon EF and independent lenses (one included – see options)