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Introduced: 01/01/1992

Discontinued: 02/01/2000

Troubleshooting ¶ 

Find answers to problems with your EOS A2 on our Canon EOS A2 Troubleshooting Page

Identification and Background ¶ 

Released in November of 1992, the Canon EOS A2 (also known as the EOS 5 and EOS A2E ) is a 35mm autofocus, and autoexposure SLR film camera. The camera was created for the above average user, but was also found adequate for professionals. In a world becoming increasingly dominated by digital cameras, the Canon EOS A2 remained the top choice for those wishing to remain on standard film during its time.

Technical Specs ¶ 

Camera Type ¶ 

  • 35mm focal-plane shutter multi-mode AF SLR camera

Lens Mount ¶ 

  • EF Mount

Lens ¶ 

  • EF 28-105mm f

Picture Size ¶ 

  • 24x36 mm

Viewfinder ¶ 

  • Fixed eye-level pentaprism
  • 0.73x magnification, 92% vertical coverage, 94% horizontal coverage
  • 5 superimposed focusing points

Shutter ¶ 

  • Vertical-travel, focal-plane electronic shutter
  • 30 sec. - 1/8000 sec
  • Built in self timer.

Auto Focus System ¶ 

  • TTL phase detection
  • Five focusing points selectable by Eye Control, dial operation, or by the camera.
  • Five horizontal autofocus sensors

Battery ¶ 

  • 6v 2CR5 Lithium Ion Battery
    • Optional Power Source: BP-5 External Power pack, uses 4 x D size NiCd cells.

Dimensions ¶ 

  • 154 x 121 x 74 mm

Weight ¶ 

  • 675 g

Film Loading and Rewind ¶ 

  • Automatic film advance with built-in motor.
  • Fully automatic rewind with built-in motor.

Built In Flash ¶ 

  • Manual/auto retractable head
  • Red-eye reduction lamp
  • Flashes automatically in low light and backlight conditions

Quick Control Dial ¶ 

  • Dial on top of camera allows for quick selection of different modes
  • Controls Auto Exposure, flash, and ability to put camera in manual mode

Additional Information ¶ 

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