8mm Movie Camera
- Europe, Asia, Oceania
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)|
|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)|