Movie Cameras

8mm Movie Camera

1014XL-S

1014XL-S

1014XL-S

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Marketed May 1979
Original Price 184,500 yen

As 8mm movie cameras became increasingly computerized, this model became the world’s first 8mm movie camera to use a one-chip CPU. The CPU allowed electronic sequence control of the camera. The lens, a newly developed zoom lens with a wider-angle orientation, achieved both high performance and compactness. The world’s first superimposed viewfinder display showed superimposed information in the viewfinder only when necessary. Multiple functions and safety mechanisms, such as automatic lap dissolve or interval shooting, were applied to satisfy the needs of advanced amateurs. SPC (Silicon Photo Cell) was used for the photocell and it, together with a five-blade iris diaphragm, produced highly precise images with beautiful bokeh (pleasing out-of-focus highlights). This model could be called “the pinnacle of Canon 8mm movie cameras.”

The design stressed the mechanical, with an all-metal folding-type grip. It was very well accepted as a high end 8mm movie camera.

Type Sound and silent Super 8 type 8mm movie camera
Double recording system with pulse signal possible.
Image Size 4.2 x 5.7 mm (Projection image size: 4 x 5.4mm)
Film Sound or silent Super 8 film cartridge
Lens Focal Length/Speed 6.5 – 65mm f/1.4 (17 elements in 13 groups). Spectra coating.
Zooming Ratio 10x
Focusing Manual (Front lens group rotating method), 1.2 m to infinity
Macro Shooting Close distance shooting by turning the zooming/macro setting lever to “Macro” at wide-angle or telephoto end. Close-up shooting distance and the field of view when the focusing ring is set at infinity:
Wide-angle
macro:250 mm from the film plane mark(100 mm from the lens top)/Field of view: 87 x 120 mm
Telephoto
macro:720 mm from the film plane mark(560 mm from the lens top)/Field of view: 33 x 46 mm
Zooming Power zooming: Two speeds of H (Approx. 5 sec.) and L (Approx. 9 sec.)
Manual zooming with zooming ring (Clutch-switching system). Rotation angle: 130 degrees.
Filter Size 72 mm (To be attached on the rubber hood.)
Viewfinder Type Single-lens reflex type (Built-in eye cup and eyepiece shutter)
Rangefinder Split-image rangefinder
Dioptric Adjustment -5 to +3 diopter
Viewfinder Information Aperture value, over/under exposure warnings, film end precaution/film end display (END mark)/film jam in the cartridge/battery power too low, manual aperture control (LED), sound recording level (LED) and footage indication needle.
Exposure Control Type TTL Servo AE with SPC (Five blades iris diaphragm)
Metering Range ISO 400, f/1.4, 9 fps, shutter opening at 220 degrees, without CCA filter – ISO25, f/45, 36 fps, shutter opening at 150 degrees, with CCA filter (Tungsten type film)
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 The CCA filter is automatically cancelled with loading of a daylight type film cartridge. Manual cancellation of the CCA filter is possible with the CCA filter switch.
AE Lock Possible
Exposure Compensation Six steps compensation: -1, -0.6, -0.3, 0, +0.3, +0.6 and +1 stops
Manual Aperture Control Power manual aperture control
Film Drive Type Power filming by high performance micro DC motors (with an AC tachometer generator)
Filming Speed Sound cartridge: (1, 9)*, 18 and 24 fps
*: Silent shooting only.
Silent cartridge: 1, 9, 18 and 24 fps, instant slow motion (Approx. 36 fps)
Footage Counter Counts up. Automatic resetting by unloading of a cartridge. Counts up for 0 – 50 ft and counts down for 200 – 0 sec.
Shutter Shutter Opening Two steps opening of 150 and 220 degrees (with automatic exposure compensation). Shutter blades are controlled by independent DC micro-motors.
Fading Automatic fading by variable shutter opening (220 – 0 degrees). Fading of both picture and sound, picture only or sound only is possible.
Lap Dissolve Simultaneous picture and sound dissolve with automatic rewinding mechanism (Rewinding approx. 90 frames) and automatic fading mechanism.
Flash Synchronization Synchronizes at single frame shooting.
Release System Magnet release system
Sound Recording System Type Magnetic recording system on Super 8 sound film. Double recording system with pulse signal synchronization is possible using a tape recorder.
Microphone Input 3.5 mm diameter mini jack. Input impedance: Approx. 5 K ohm. Usable microphone: Low impedance type. Minimum input sensitivity: -80 dB (0 dB=1 V)
Accessory Microphone Omnidirectional dynamic microphone with built-in wind screen. Output impedance: 400 ohm.
Aux. Input 3.5 mm diameter mini jack. Minimum input impedance: Approx 50 K ohm. Usable microphone: Low impedance type. Minimum input sensitivity: -20 dB (0 dB=1 V)
Mixing Mixing of microphone input and aux. input is available.
Sound Monitor Monitoring is possible with the level meter, LED monitor indicator in the viewfinder and an earphone (8 ohm).
Audio Level Control Automatic level control (ALC). Manual recording or manual recording with limiter. The microphone attenuator can be set at 0 dB or -20 dB.
Sound Fading Available
Tone Control Normal or bass cut (100 Hz – 1K Hz -13 dB)
Recording Characteristics Frequency characteristics: 150 – 5000 Hz (+/-3 dB, 18 fps). S/N ratio: Min. 43 dBv (Sound recording with audibility compensation at saturated level). Distortion rate: Max. 4%, Wow and flutter: Max. 0.4% (WRMS). Speed deviation: Max. +/-4%.
Earphone Output Usable earphone impedance: 8 ohm
Timer Self-timer Built-in. Either 10 sec. shooting with 10 sec. delay or 20 sec. shooting with 10 sec. delay.
Interval Timer Built-in. One frame shooting for every 1, 5, 20 or 60 sec.
Remote Control 2.5 mm diameter mini jack. Possible with a remote control switch or a remote switch on a microphone.
Power Source Six AA batteries for all camera operation. External power source (Power Pack 9 V) can be used.
Battery Life Sufficient power for approx. 7 sound cartridges or approx. 10 silent cartridges (Under normal temperature, 18 fps)
Battery Check Battery check with a meter (Works as a level indicator also.)
Main Switch Two way switch of on and off
Grip Folding type. Contains batteries.
Others Cue light (red LED), accessory shoe (for Boom microphone), exclusive external power pack jack and pulse-sync (8-pin DIN jack)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 59.5 x 113.5 x 264 mm
Weight 1990 g (Body only), 2100 g (Including batteries)
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