Movie Cameras

8mm Movie Camera

Zoom 318 Super 8

Zoom 318 Super 8

Zoom 318 Super 8

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Marketed June 1965
Original Price 27,000 yen

Development of this model started at the same time as the Zoom 518 Super 8, marketed in December of the previous year based on the concept of a Super 8 “home movie camera easily handled by anybody.” The lens had a 3x zoom ratio instead of the 5x zoom of its sister model. The lens was newly developed, and the prism screen rangefinder in the viewfinder was omitted. Instead, a “zone focus mark” was added on the lens barrel to enable guess focusing.

Leather-grained plastic bordered by chromed metal created an advanced design, which, along with the slim body, made this a long-selling model. A detachable grip enhanced the already advanced design.

Type Super 8 type 8mm movie camera
Image Size 4.2 x 5.7 mm (Projection image size: 4 x 5.4mm)
Film Super 8 film cartridge
Lens Focal Length/Speed 10 – 30mm f/1.8 (12 elements in 10 groups, including 7 new type glass element)
Zooming Ratio 3x
Focusing Manual (Guess focusing with front lens group rotating method), zone focus marks, 1.2 m to infinity
Zooming Manual
Filter Size 48 mm
Viewfinder Type Single-lens reflex type with non-reverse image, 4 prisms and a lens with 12 elements in 8 groups
Rangefinder Prism screen rangefinder (Micro-prism rangefinder)
Dioptric Adjustment -3 to +1 diopter
Viewfinder Information Aperture value, exposure meter needle, over/under exposure warnings
Exposure Meter Type Built-in TTL super high sensitive CdS exposure meter
Metering Range ISO 160 f/1.8, 18 fps – ISO 16 f/16, 18 fps
Film Speed Automatic ISO setting
Daylight type ISO 16 – 100
Tungsten type ISO 25 – 160
CCA Filter Built-in. Automatically cancelled when a daylight type film is loaded. Manual switching with trigger grip when a tungsten type film is loaded.
Power Source Two 1.3 V mercury cells
Film Drive Type Power filming
Filming Speed 18 fps
Power Source Three 1.5 V AA batteries
Footage Counter Counts up. Automatic resetting needle type
Film Indicator A large window shows the loaded film type clearly.
Battery Check Level of the film drive battery can be checked accurately.
Shutter Shutter Opening 160 degrees
Remote Control Possible with remote switch
Others Body color is brown. Tele-converter cannot be used with this model.
Dimensions (W x H x D) 55 x 101 x 199 mm
Weight 860 g (Body only)
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