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8mm Movie Camera

Moter Zoom 8 EEE

Moter Zoom 8 EEE

Moter Zoom 8 EEE

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Marketed April 1962
Original Price 41,500 yen

The performance of batteries improved significantly around 1959, and batteries with stable performance became available in the market. At the same time, Canon was developing a micro-motor. This is how development of a movie camera with better operability, the core feature of these cameras, started. Instead of a conventional spring motor, it applied an electric motor that could drive film continuously much longer than a spring motor, fully using battery capability. Zooming was performed electrically, as was exposure control, which was called EE, or Electric Eye (AE, or Automatic Exposure today). These were major factors for a very compact movie camera design. Because of its three electric functions, it was named the “EEE”.

The lens was a newly developed 4x f/1.7 zoom lens. Aperture control with two outside levers made EE, manual exposure and fading operation easy. A film rewind crank was applied at the same time. As a result, this camera became suitable for both beginners and advanced amateurs.

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 Focal Length/Speed 10 – 40mm f/1.7 (12 elements in 7 groups) , 6.5 – 26mm with the wide converter
Zooming Ratio 4x
Focusing Manual (Front lens group rotating method), 1.2 m to infinity
Automatic Zooming Zooming speed for 10 – 40mm with the exclusive micro-motor: 4 sec. Manual zooming also possible
Viewfinder Type Special single-lens reflex type with non-reverse image
Rangefinder Split-image rangefinder
Dioptric Adjustment -3 to +1 diopter
Information Display EE warning mark (Correct exposure: Blue, Out of EE coupling range: Red)
Exposure Control Type Automatic aperture control fully coupled to the built-in super high sensitive CdS exposure meter
Metering Range Coupled to entire range of subject brightness 10 – 80000 Cd/m2, f/1.7 – 22, 12, 16, 24 and single frame for ISO 5 – 320 films.
Manual Aperture Setting EE working range control. One-hand fading operation possible with manual aperture. Any manual aperture setting.
Power Source for CdS Meter One 1.3 V M-N mercury cell
Film Drive Filming Speed 12, 16, 24 fps and single frame
Driving System Power filming with a micro-motor
Auto Filming Full length of film (7.5 m) can be filmed continuously
Power source for micro-motor Four 1.5 V AA batteries (Load them into the battery magazine). 17 rolls of films can be shot with at normal temperature at 18 fps.
Footage Counter Counts up. Automatic reset at film loading. Rewound film length indicator and index
Film Rewind Crank type. Accurate film rewinding possible with footage counter.
Shutter Shutter Opening 165 degrees
Shutter Speed 1/26 sec. (12 fps), 1/35 sec. (16 fps), 1/50 sec. (24 fps) and 1/25 sec. (Single frame)
Release sockets and safety mechanism Three sockets for remote control, single frame and continuous shooting. Running lock works as shutter lever safety lock
Others Easy film loading. Many accessories such as a remote control, a wide converter.
Dimensions (W x H x D) 56 x 110 x 172 mm
Weight 1160 g (Body only)
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