Movie Cameras

8mm Movie Camera

Cine 8-T

Cine 8-T

Cine 8-T

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Marketed November 1956
Original Price 48,000yen

This was the first Canon 8mm movie camera and the third movie camera in Japan, following the Cinemax from Uriu Seiki Co. and the Cine Elmo from Elmo Co., Ltd. The Cine 8-T had six interchangeable lenses for its twin lens turret system. The major specification was the viewfinder, with an automatic parallax compensation mechanism coupling with the lens. It was an innovative viewfinder at the time, having an interchangeable angle of view and magnification coupled with interchangeable lenses.

Together with the L1 still camera, this camera received the first G-mark award, a good design prize awarded by Japan's Ministry of Trade and Industry.

A lower class camera, the Canon 8S with a simpler viewfinder and without a turret, was also designed, but it was not marketed.

Type Regular 8 type 8mm movie camera
Image Size 3.7 x 4.9 mm (Projection image size: 3.3 x 4.4 mm)
Film Reel type, 25 feet film (Width of film: 16 mm)
Lens Type Twin lens turret type (Interchangeable lens system)
Mounting Canon bayonet
Standard Lens 13mm f/1.8
Focusing Manual focusing (Overall linear extension system), 1.2 ft. to infinity
Viewfinder Type Real image, variable magnification, interchangeable mask
Angle of View For 6.5, 13, 25, 38, 50 and 75 mm. Also for Canon Scope (Wide screen)
Parallax Automatic parallax correction for total range
Dioptric Adjustment Possible (Interchangeable eyepiece lens)
Focusing Accurate focusing through ground glass lens
Film Drive 16, 24, 32, 48 and 64 fps Filming Speed
Driving System Spring Motor for 5 ft.
Footage Counter Indicator and signal tone (for every 0.5 ft.). Automatic resetting counter dial
Shutter Shutter Opening 165 degrees
Shutter Speed 1/35 sec.(16 fps), 1/52 sec. (24 fps)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 52 x 144 x 88 mm
Weight 890 g (Body only), 940 g (With 13mm f/1.8)