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This is a basic feature listing for the Canon EOS 700 / 700 QD.

Canon EOS 700 / 700 QD:

An interesting, strange and ultimately failed experiment. But you can’t fault Canon for creativity here. This camera had a removable mode dial with two separate sides. One side had icon modes (one icon was even of a martini glass - how’s that for sophisticated?) and the other had a program AE mode and a bunch of shutter speeds for Tv shooting. The idea being, I guess, that the camera had two personalities - one easy-shoot for consumers and one with a tiny bit of metering control. The camera was introduced with Canon’s only powered zoom lens - another interesting experiment which was soon abandoned.

  Canon EOS 700 / 700 QD
Camera medium type 35mm film
European/Australasian name EOS 700
North American name EOS 700
Japanese name EOS 750 QD
Asian name EOS 700
Date introduced March 1990
Date discontinued
Marketing position when introduced Bottom of the line
Physical body Canon EOS 700 / 700 QD
Body type and material Plastic
Body build quality Consumer
Body colour Black
Lens mount type Canon EF
Lens mount material
Dimensions (width, height, depth) 149 x 102 x 71mm
Relative size Medium sized
Weight 615g
Weatherproofing None
Flash weatherproofing with supported flash units
Exposure settings Canon EOS 700 / 700 QD
Basic (icon) modes Full auto, landscape, portrait, macro, indoors, group (deep focus), stop-action sports, "flowing" sports, slow shutter sync (night mode)
Program AE (P), aperture priority (Av), shutter speed priority (Tv), and manual (M) modes P, Tv, DEP
Metering types Evaluative only
iFCL: Dual layer (red/green and green/blue) metering sensor
Manual selection of metering types No
Evaluative metering zones 6
Partial metering size
Spot metering size n/a
Multi-spot metering No
Manual exposure metering No
Manual exposure metering display
Metering (not autofocus) range at 20°C, ISO 100 EV 0-20
Shiftable DEP mode
Exposure setting increments
Exposure compensation increments
Auto-exposure (AE) lock
Single-shot AE/AF lock retention (keep shutter release halfway)
Multiple exposures
Auto exposure bracketing (AEB)
Tv/Av safety shift to reduce overexposure
ISO safety shift
Camera shake warning
Stop-down metering for manual-only lenses
ISO (film speed/sensor sensitivity) Canon EOS 700 / 700 QD
Manual ISO range Automatic (DX) only
DX-encoded ISO range (film only) ISO 25-5000
Automatic ISO selection in icon modes (digital only)
Always displays ISO setting in viewfinder
Dedicated ISO button
Displays ISO setting in viewfinder when ISO button pressed
Digital image processing Canon EOS 700 / 700 QD
Highlight tone priority (D+)
Auto lighting optimizer
High ISO speed noise reduction
Peripheral illumination correction
Peripheral illumination correction database
Ambience effect
Creative filters
Focus Canon EOS 700 / 700 QD
Autofocus points 1
Additional “invisible” AF points No
Cross sensors No
Autofocus modes
Autofocus point expansion (verifies surrounding points if AF cannot be achieved)
Zone autofocus (enables multiple points as a cluster)
Spot (reduced area of points) autofocus
Manual selection of AF modes No
AF limit of linear sensors
High precision limit of cross sensor(s)
Focus point illumination
Autofocus speed Really slow
Eye control focus (ECF) Are you kidding?
Autofocus beep confirmation
AE lock button can lock focus separately (sometimes known as CF 4) No
Dedicated rear-panel autofocus start (AF-ON) button
Low-light autofocus abilities (AF working range) at 20°C, ISO 100 EV 1-18
Manual autofocus micro-adjustment
IS (image stabilization) compatible
Teleconverter (TC) compatible
Tilt-shift (TS-E) lens compatible
EF-25 (25mm extension tube) compatible Yes
Autofocus Assist Canon EOS 700 / 700 QD
Body integral patterned red autofocus assist light Yes
Incandescent white AF assist light No
Pulses built-in flash annoyingly to serve as AF assist light No
Can use external Speedlite AF assist
Can disable internal AF assist
Can disable Speedlite AF assist
Can disable internal and Speedlite AF assists independently
Flash support Canon EOS 700 / 700 QD
Maximum flash sync shutter speed (X-sync) 1/125 sec
Type A or Type B camera body Type B camera (TTL flash metering)
TTL flash metering Yes
TTL flash metering zones
A-TTL flash metering Yes
E-TTL flash metering No
E-TTL II flash metering No
FP (high speed sync) mode No
Built-in flash unit Yes
    Guide number of built-in flash (metres, ISO 100) 12
    Maximum coverage of built-in flash 35mm
    Built-in flash can auto pop-up Yes
    Built-in flash can auto lower Yes
    Built-in flash has zoomable flash head No
    Built-in flash zoom detents
    Tall built-in flash No
    Manual output control of built-in flash
    MULTI (stroboscopic) mode for built-in flash
Wireless E-TTL No
    Built-in flash can serve as wireless E-TTL controller
    Supports wireless E-TTL group C when using built-in flash as master
    Wireless E-TTL ratios No
Flash exposure compensation (FEC) for internal flash No
FEC for external flash No
FEC scale in viewfinder No
Flash exposure lock (FEL) button No
FEL icon in viewfinder
Supports Speedlite modelling light No
Flash exposure bracketing (FEB) No
Can communicate digital subframe size to flash unit
Menu control over external Speedlites (with compatible flash units)
Can control flash unit custom functions (with compatible flash units)
Auto fill-flash can be disabled No
Flash hotshoe painted or bare metal
PC (studio flash) socket built in No
Supports high voltage (maximum 250 volts; not 6) studio flash No
Supports second-curtain sync No
Second-curtain sync custom function No
Redeye reduction lamp No
Viewfinder Canon EOS 700 / 700 QD
Viewfinder quality Mediocre
Eye level pentaprism/pentamirror Pentaprism
Viewfinder coverage of frame 92%
Viewfinder magnification (-1.0 dioptre w/ 50mm lens at infinity) 0.8x
Built-in dioptric adjustment
Eyepiece shutter No
Viewfinder display information
Default viewfinder focus screens New Laser Matte
Viewfinder proximity sensor (turns off LCD when using viewfinder)
FEC scale on side of image in viewfinder No
On-demand grid in optical viewfinder
Interchangeable viewfinder focus screens Not interchangeable
Depth of field preview No
Shutter and mirror Canon EOS 700 / 700 QD
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 sec
Minimum shutter speed 2 sec
Bulb mode Yes, though since the camera can't use a wired shutter release, this mode is pretty useless
Camera maximum aperture range (available aperture range is lens dependent)
Shutter release lag time
Shutter life expectancy
Mirror blackout time
Fixed pellicle mirror No
Active mirror control No
Rotary magnet (low power) shutter No
Mirror lockup No
Mirror prefire (sort of lockup) No
Self-timer Yes; 10 sec
Continuous (multiple shot) self-timer
Built-in intervalometer (interval timer) No
Intervalometer through external computer interface No
Film motor drive Canon EOS 700 / 700 QD
Motor drive speed (frames per second) 1.2 fps except in DEP mode, where it’s 1 fps
Framerate with booster
Motor drive sound
Supports mid-roll rewind
Custom function to leave the leader out on rewind No
Film winding type - standard or prewind Prewind
Other film-related features Canon EOS 700 / 700 QD
Interchangeable backs
Date-printing back QD version only
Fake panorama masking
Optional leader-out rewind No
Barcode reader for loading shooting modes No
Computer interface for recording shooting data No
Data printing on film leader (frame zero) No
Compatible with high-speed infrared film Not usefully
Body and controls Canon EOS 700 / 700 QD
Rear (quick control) dial No
Customizable function (C) mode dial setting No
Lockable top-deck mode dial (press to turn)
Rear cursor buttons No
Multi-controller joystick No
Multi-controller built into rear dial
M.Fn button by shutter release button
Film transport and metering controls operable by feel (lever position) No
Power-on time
Batteries One 2CR5 lithium
Battery charger
AC adapter
Official shooting capacity per charge
Battery increments in LCD
Backup battery (for date/time, etc)
Battery door
Wired remote socket None
Compatible wired remotes None supported
Compatible with RC-1, RC-5 wireless remotes No
Tripod socket aligned to centre line of lens mount
Tripod socket material
Backlit topdeck standard LCD No
Standard LCD size and position No LCD
Secondary LCD
Standard top-deck mode dial No
Optional case
Custom functions
Personal functions
  Canon EOS 700 / 700 QD

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Product names

A note about names. The reason certain camera bodies may have multiple names is because Canon often use different model names for different regional markets. This usually applies only to consumer and some midrange products, and mainly to the USA and Japan. Whereas the international name is usually just a number or number/letter combination, the USA name will often be some cool or tough-sounding name such as “Rebel”. Canon Japan, on the other hand, typically use cute marketing names such as “Kiss” for their consumer products. Under certain rare circumstances there may be actual differences between the differently named products. For example, Japanese versions of the product may support wireless remotes whereas other versions may not.

In addition, note that date-back equipped versions of many film bodies are and were available, often with QD (quartz date) or DATE added to their product names. Japanese versions of consumer and midrange film cameras, however, almost always have date printing as a standard feature.

I generally organize the information by the European/Australasian name, since it’s usually a logical numeric system. Basically, the fewer the digits the more expensive the camera. Thus the 1000 cameras are consumer, the 100 cameras are advanced amateur, the 10, 5 and 3 cameras are semi-professional and the 1 cameras are professional. The terms “consumer” and “professional” aren’t judgement terms here - just Canon’s descriptions of the market segments to which the cameras are aimed.


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