The Canon EOS 700 was introduced March 1990 and discontinued after a year, one of the shorter product cycles for Canon EOS. A more detailed account of the camera can be found at (link) This camera does not look special but is one of the early "second generation" EOS models. It was a replacement and upgrade of the EOS750/EOS850 consumer line of cameras (I know, but EOS model numbering has often been a little strange, yes 750 and 850 precede the 700 model). An improved AF system was a key new element with a number of improvements, including greater speed of autofocus. At least that's what they say. My personal experience was that both the EF 50mm f/1.8 mk II and a Tamron Macro SP Di 90mm f/2.8 seemed less certain of focus than on the 650 or 620 1st generation EOS cameras. Technically speaking, the exposure system is much more sophisticated than earlier EOS cameras with the camera itself choosing different modes of metering depending on the picture mode and conditions. I'm afraid I only used the shutter speed and Program however. One different attribute of the camera was a flippable exposure dial. On one side were the various icons of different programmed picture modes, from DEP to portrait to, well pretty much the ones available on the consumer digital cameras today. On the other side, were the set shutter speeds from B to 2000 and Program. This is shown in the illustration It takes a lithium 2CR5 battery, as do many of the early EOS film cameras. I'm sure they must eventually lose their charge, but I bought several when I started getting the early EOS cameras and so far I'm still on the first one after a couple of years. The camera was commonly offered with an unusual powered zoom lens, EF 35-80mm f/4~5.6 Power-Zoom, controlled by two buttons on the lens tube. This may also have been the first Canon lens to have the polycarbonate lens mount now found on the cheaper kit lenses and on the EF 50mm f/1.8 mark II. Mine came just as a body, and this lens is not found on eBay very often. In June of this year, one sold for US $33 with 8 bids. Another decidedly rare item in which rarity does not translate into valuable. Like its immediate predecessors, this has a prewind system. On loading the film all of the film is wound onto the take up reel and then is fed back into the film canister as you shoot up the roll. ONLY DX coded film can be used, otherwise the EI is set at ISO 25 (by some coincidence the ISO Kodachrome II/25). The pictures of the camera show it with a EF 50mm F/1.8 II, as it looks and with the built-in flash deployed. The smaller pictures below show the two sides of the control dial, first with the shutter priority/Program side up, and the second with the picture modes. That's a lot of picture modes and some are rather interesting, I suppose, For a run-down, mode-by-mode see the link given above, My personal favorite is the cocktail glass which simply means "indoors." By the way, Butkus (link) has a manual for this model, as he does for most EOS models. If you download, make the donation to support the cause.