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16mm Movie Camera




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Marketed April 1973
Original Price 119,900 yen

The Scoopic 16M was designed with more new functionality after the Scoopic 16 developed in 1965 had been reviewed and streamlined.

The “M” in the name “Scoopic 16M” denoted “Macro”, making this camera the first 16 mm movie camera in the world with a macro lens capable of shooting at distances up to 80 mm from the front end of the lens. This new lens, equipped with the macro capability, was a 12.5 to 75 mm 6:1 lens with 16 elements in 12 groups (f/1.8). The complete matte surface of the brighter, improved viewfinder made focusing easier. The feed drive system also employed a new servomotor governor. The photographic range was also expanded 1 to 64 frames. The wider shutter open angle, expanded to 170 degrees, also improved the efficiency of the shutter.

Type 16mm movie camera employing an EE mechanism with zoom and macro lens
Image Size 10.26 x 7.49 mm
Film 30.5 m (100 ft.) of 16 mm single or double-perforated film
Lens Focal Length/Speed 12.5 to 75 mm t/2.5 (f/1.8) (16 elements in 12 groups)
Zooming Ratio 6:1
Focusing Manual(Front-element focusing) 1.1m to infinity
Macro Focal Length 80 to 750 mm from lens front, multi-point focusing possible
Zooming Manual (lever attached)
Front Thread Diameter 72 mm
Viewfinder Type Single-lens reflex (eyepiece rotates, eyepiece shutter built-in)
Rangefinder None (focusing done with overall matte focusing glass)
Dioptric Adjustment -4 to +2 diopters (eyesight fixture ring attached)
Information Aperture value, metering needle, over/under exposure warning marks,manualaperture mark
Exposure Control Type High-response Cds photocell and automatic Electric Eye system with a servo circuit with micromotor.
Metering Range ISO640 t/2.5 16 fps. to ISO20 t/22 64 fps. (single-frame shooting not coupled)
Film Speed ISO 20 to 640 (1/3-stop increments)
Aperture Adjustment t/2.5 to t/22 with manual aperture ring in light path
Film Drive Type Electromotive film feed by a built-in mini-servomotor controlled by a special electronic governor
Film Loading Side cover loading system, setting film lead in the guide feeds automatically onto the take-up reel

(Cover will not close until film has been loaded)

Filming Speed 16, 24, 32, 48, 64 fps and single-frame
Power Source Exclusive Ni-Cd 12V battery

Recharge time: 3.5 hours at normal temperature

Combination film drive and automatic aperture circuit

Internal or external battery power source

Battery Life 16 rolls (100-ft. each) at 24 fps. (normal temperature)
Footage Counter Footage count with a 5-ft. or 40-frame cycle (1-ft.) scale, automatically returns to "S" every time side cover is opened
Battery Checker Button press mini-meter display
Shutter Shutter Opening 170 degrees
Sockets Shutter release cable, external power supply (combined with remote control socket)
Grip Fixed hand-grip with hand strap provided
Tripod Socket 2 types: CU1/4, CU3/8
Other Film take-up knob, accessory shoe, film cutter (built into film chamber)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 162 x 230 x 287 mm
Weight 3300 g