Movie Cameras

8mm Movie Camera

Auto Zoom 518 SV

Auto Zoom 518 SV

Auto Zoom 518 SV

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Marketed March 1971
Original Price 45,000 yen

This was a Super 8 version of the Single 8 518 SV developed at the same time. Performance was improved significantly from the preceding model, the Auto Zoom 518 Super 8, thanks to a powerful Servo EE mechanism and a new optical system.

This new model was made more useful by employing the drop-in method for the film-loading mechanism and a firm fixed grip. Fade in/out became possible because the aperture could be completely closed via a manual aperture control.

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 9.5 – 47.5mm f/1.8 (14 elements in 11 groups, including 6 new type glass elements). Inner diameter: 48 mm, outer diameter: 50 mm. Amber and magenta coating.
Focal length can be shortened to wide angel zoom of 6.2 – 31 mm with the Wide Converter 0.65X and extended to super telephoto of 15.6 – 78mm with the Tele Converter 1.6X.
Zooming Ratio 5x
Focusing Manual (Front lens group rotating method), 1.2 m to infinity
Zooming Power zooming (Approx. 6 sec.) and manual zooming with zooming ring. Rotation angle: Approx. 100 degrees.
Filter Size 48 mm
Viewfinder Type Single-lens reflex type
Rangefinder Prism screen rangefinder (Micro-prism rangefinder)
Dioptric Adjustment -3 to +1 diopter
Viewfinder information Aperture value, exposure meter needle, over/under exposure warnings, film end precaution
Exposure Control Type TTL Servo EE with a CdS exposure meter. Automatic aperture setting coupled to loaded film speed and filming speed.
Metering Range ISO 400 f/1.8, 18 fps – ISO16, f/32, slow motion
Film Speed Automatic ISO setting by film cartridge
Tungsten type film: ISO 25, 40, 64, 100, 160, 250 and 400
Daylight type film: ISO 16, 25, 40, 64, 100, 160 and 250
CCA Filter A Color Conversion filter A is built-in to use tungsten type film under daylight. The CCA filter is automatically cancelled with loading of a daylight type film cartridge. Manual cancellation of the CCA filter is possible.
Manual Aperture Control Automatic and manual aperture setting with the aperture setting ring. Fade in/out possible with manual aperture control.
Film Drive Type Power filming by a high performance micro-motor
Filming Speed 18, 24 fps, slow motion (Approx. 36 fps) and single frame
Power Source Four AA batteries in the grip for film drive and exposure metering.
Battery Life Sufficient power for 10 cartridges under normal temperature
Footage Counter Counts up. Automatic resetting by unloading of a cartridge.
Battery Check Push button checking.
Shutter Shutter Opening 160 degrees
Release Socket Sockets for continuous shooting and single frame.
Main Switch Three way switch for off, running lock and remote control
Film End Precaution A yellow warning lamp lights up 2 ft. before film-end.
Safety Device Preventing mistakes on shooting: Over/under exposure warning and film transportation confirmation window.
Remote Control Possible with the Remote Switch 3.
Grip Fixed. Contains batteries.
Dimensions (W x H x D) 60.5 x 193.5 x 212 mm
Weight 1200 g (Body only)
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