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Canon EOS 1V

alaTest has collected and analyzed 145 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the optics and reliability. The design and durability also get good views. Many are negative about the usability and price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon EOS 1V is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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EISA Award - Best Product

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Jun, 2000

TIPA Award!

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Canon EOS 1v

Jan, 2000

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Canon EOS-1v


If you still choose to shoot with film, the EOS-1v is a definite high end choice. It's a pro-quality camera without the pro quality price. Performance is above par with some of today's speedy digital SLRs, and the build quality is top notch. The...

10 fps continuous shooting100% coverage viewfinder, 45-point AF systemMagnesium alloy body, hybrid chassis72 weather and dust resistant seals

Some may consider too heavy

The Canon EOS-1v is Canon's last model in the highly successful EOS-1...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Philip Greenspun (

Canon EOS


As of 2001, the EOS-1V is the top-of-the-line film body in the Canon EOS system. This is probably the world's best film camera for sports photography because it combines an intelligent 45-point autofocus system with a 10 frames-per-second exposure...

Oct, 2001

Expert review by : Michael Reichmann (

Canon EOS-1V


In early April, 2000 the Canon EOS-1V started to become available in Canada — right on schedule, and somewhat ahead of the U.S. They should be available in most markets though before the end of the month. I had placed my order in February, when they...

Feb, 2000

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Canon EOS-1V with 28-80 and 80-200 lens 35mm Film Camera Reviews


The EOS-1V, successor to the EOS-1N, is a premier-class professional SLR featuring the latest state-of-the-art technology.

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FILM camera not DSLR


Awesome 35mm FILM camera

Not sure why this came up in the DSLR catagory, it is most definitely not a digital camera

Jul, 2013

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Canon EOS 1V


It is the stuff dreams are made of, and more. For years I used several Canon F-1n and T-90s, as well as EOS-3 and Elan-7. But always wondered what it would be like to own a 1V. When I won a mint EOS-1V on ebay my wondering was over. It is great time...

built solid, professional looks, and easy to view the viewfinder with glasses on.


Dec, 2009

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First professional digital SLR from Canon since the EOS-D2000 (introduced in March 1998 which was a collaborative effort with Kodak, also known as the Kodak DCS 520). Indeed, the EOS-1D is the first all Canon professional digital SLR. Canon themselves...

Top shoot


Mar, 2009

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Canon EOS 1V - SLR camera - 35mm - body only - black


Latest technology in high-end cameras, Canon is not so with the second level of the first model. This allows them to test new features and capabilities before they put in the hands of pros. EOS3 years or so that are in the market before the exit 1V...

Good quality


Feb, 2009

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