35mm Focal-Plane Shutter SLR Camera
|Original Price||57,000 yen (w/New FD 50mm f/2)|
Even though the camera would cost more, shutter speed-priority AE cameras were important to Canon since users could comprehend shutter speeds easier than aperture settings. However, in America and other overseas markets, aperture-priority AE 35mm cameras were in the majority.
Overseas distributors also clamored for an aperture-priority AE model. Canon responded with the AV-1.
When this camera appeared, a new type of FD lenses featuring instant mounting/demounting was also introduced. A low-cost FD 50mm f/2 lens was made available for the AV-1.
|Type||35mm focal-plane shutter SLR camera|
|Picture Size||24 x 36 mm|
|Normal Lens||Canon New FD 50mm f/1.8, New FD 50mm f/2 (Quick mount/demount type)|
|Lens Mount||FD mount|
|Shutter||Four-axis, horizontal-travel focal-plane shutter with cloth curtains. X, B, 2, 1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000 sec. All speeds stepless and controlled electronically. Built-in self-timer (with adjustable delay and blinking LED).|
|Flash Sync||X-sync hot shoe.|
|Viewfinder||Fixed eye-level pentaprism. 0.87x magnification, 92% vertical coverage, 93% horizontal coverage. Split-image rangefinder encircled by microprism rangefinder at center of fresnel matte screen. Exposure meter needle, shutter speed scale, overexposure and underexposure warnings, battery check index and camera-shake warning, and Flash-ready indicator provided.|
|SPC for TTL full-aperture metering with aperture-priority AE (centerweighted averaging). Metering range at ISO 100 and f/1.4: EV 1 - 18. Film speed range from ISO 25 to 1600.|
|Power Source||One 4G-13 6 V mercury oxide battery or 4LR44 alkaline battery|
|Film Loading &
|Slotted take-up spool. Advances with camera-top lever's 120 stroke (partial strokes enabled). Ready position at 30.|
|Frame Counter||Counts up. Resets automatically when camera back is opened.|
|Film Rewind||Camera-top crank|
|139 x 85 x 48 mm, 490 g|