Canon Eos Elan

  • $85.00

This was the world’s first AF SLR camera which incorporated the concept of silent operation.

The newly-developed silent mechanisms reduced film advance noise and rewind noise by one-eighth to one-half the level of previous models. The built-in flash’s coverage adjusts automatically (auto zoom) to suit the lens focal length. Red-eye reduction, second-curtain sync, and flash exposure compensation were other flash features. The Quick Control Dial on the camera back also enables real-time exposure compensation adjustment while you looked through the viewfinder. It was a feature-laden, mid-class multi-mode 35mm AF SLR.


Type 35mm focal-plane shutter multi-mode AF SLR camera
Picture Size 24 x 36 mm
Normal Lens EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 USM, others
Lens Mount EF mount
AF System TTL phase detection. AF modes: One-Shot AF/Predictive AI Servo AF (automatic switchover). AF operating range at ISO 100: EV 0 – 18. Cross-type BASIS for the AF sensor.
Shutter Vertical-travel, focal-plane electronic shutter. 30 sec. – 1/4000 sec., B. X-sync at 1/125 sec. (hot shoe). Shutter speed can be set in half-stop increments. Built-in electronic self-timer (with beeper).
Viewfinder Fixed eye-level pentaprism. 0.75x magnification and 90% coverage. New Laser Matte screen.
AF mark, in-focus indicator, partial metering circle, shutter speed, aperture setting, depth-of-field AE, manual exposure level, flash ready, AE lock, exposure compensation, red-eye reduction lamp, autobracketing amount, and other indications.
Metering &
Exposure Control
Composite SPC for TTL full-aperture metering (6-zone evaluative, 6.5% partial at center, and center-weighted averaging) with shutter speed-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, depth-of-field AE, shiftable Intelligent program AE, Programmed Image Control modes, bar code mode, and metered manual. AE lock with partial metering enabled. Exposure compensation and autobracketing range of ±2 EV (in 1/2-stop increments). Metering range at ISO 100 and f/1.4: EV 1 – 20. Film speed range: ISO 6 to 6400. Maximum 9 multiple exposures. 7 Custom Functions.
External LCD Shutter speed, aperture setting, film speed, depth-of-field AE, bar code program and number, Custom Function No., film transport mode, battery check, metering mode, AF mode, multiple exposure count, red-eye reduction, autobracketing, exposure compensation, manual, and other indications.
Built-in Flash Located on pentaprism hump. Auto pop-up flash head. TTL zoom autoflash control with off-the-film metering. Red-eye reduction lamp provided. Second-curtain sync enabled. Guide No. 12 – 17 (at ISO 100 in m). Auto zoom flash head for 28mm, 50mm, and 80mm focal lengths.
Control Dial
Dial on camera back sets exposure compensation amount in AE modes, the aperture in the manual mode, and the flash exposure compensation amount for the built-in flash.
Power Source One 6 V 2CR5 lithium battery
Film Loading &
Align film leader at mark, then close the camera back for auto loading. Automatic film advance with built-in motor. Film advance speed: Approx. 3 fps and single advance.
Film Rewind Automatic with built-in motor. Midroll rewind enabled.
Dimensions &
154 x 105 x 69 mm, 580 g