LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., August 17, 1995

Canon U.S.A., Inc. has introduced two new optional battery packs designed specifically for use with its new Elan II cameras. The Battery Pack BP-50 is a dual power source which enables the camera to be operated with four AA-size alkaline or NiCd batteries.

The Battery Pack BP-5B is a high-capacity battery pack designed to be clipped onto a belt and provides extended power to the camera through the use of four D-size alkaline or NiCd batteries.

The Battery pack BP-50 contains a removable battery spacer which enables users to insert either AA-size batteries or standard 2CR5 batteries. In addition to supplying power to the EOS Elan II, the unit also provides and on/off switch and an additional shutter release button for convenient and comfortable vertical shooting.

The high-capacity external Battery Pack BP-5B will last up to 8.5 times longer than the standard 2CR5 battery which is the normal power source for the EOS Elan II. The BP-5B must be used in conjunction with the Battery pack BP-50 to supply power to the camera.

The self-contained unit is ideal for astrophotography and extremely cold environments where internal camera power sources normally freeze or are rapidly depleted. Its extended energy life makes it a perfect choice for outdoor photographers, hikers and extremely remote locations.

The Battery Pack BP-50 measures 6 x 3-2/5 x 2-3/5 inches and weighs 5-1/4 ounces. The High Capacity External Battery Pack BP-5B measures 5-7/8 x 3-1/8 x 1-9/19 inches and weighs 20.3 ounces.


Power Source	Four AA-size alkaline or NiCd batteries, or one
			2CR5 lithium battery

Controls		Vertical-grip Shutter-release Button, On/Off
			Switch, Battery Check

Compatible Cameras	Canon EOS Elan II, Elan IIE and Elan IIEQD

Dimensions		6.1 in. x 3.37 in. x 2.65 in.
(W x H x D)		

Weight		5.25 oz./150g without batteries
			(4 AA-size alkaline batteries add 7 oz./200g)

Canon High-Capacity External Battery Pack BP-5B DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS

Power Source Four D-size alkaline or NiCd batteries Controls None Compatible Cameras Canon EOS Elan II, Elan IIE and Elan IIEQD (Must be used in combination with Battery Pack BP-50) Dimensions 5-7/8 in. x 3-1/8 in. x 1-9/16 in. (W x H x D) 150mm x 80mm x 40mm Weight 6.5 oz./185g without batteries (4 D-size alakaline batteries add 13.8 oz./395g)