What is the best super-8 camera? Well of course the one you have with you! No kidding, it's all about what you do with it and want to film. But of course there are some very good high-end cameras, a lot of decent cameras, and a whole bunch that might be better avoided. I say, definitely avoid the Nizo Integral cameras, I never had a single one that actually worked. I recommend a Nizo 481, 561 or 801 if you have a modest budget and you don't need to record sound with an external recorder.

Other good quality cameras are the ones from Canon, like the cheap Canon 518 or his bigger brother the 814 (XL-S).

First of all: what do you want to do with your camera, film indoors or mainly outdoors? Sport events, fast camera work or will it be on a tripod a lot? Most cameras will shoot at multiple speeds but the cheaper ones tend to only have the 18 fps. option. At this speed, your precious film cartridge with 50 ft. (15 mt.) of film will last around 3 min. and 20 sec. Also good in low light conditions since the slower shutter speed will let more light through. Most sound cameras have 24 fps. which means you can film aprox. 2 min. and 30 sec. with one cartridge.

If you want to process your own films, look out for a movie developing tank.

See also:
16mm camera 16mm projector Editor Lomo tank Super 8 projector Video transfer

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Chinon camera boxed
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Canon 814 auto zoom
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Nikon r8 super motor
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Chinon pocket 8
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Bell howell autoload
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Canon zoom 250 mm
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Sankyo em 60xl
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Zenit quartz russian
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Camera minolta xl
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Canon zoom 250 mm
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Smith victor camera
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Yashica 50 8mm
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Yashica super
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Bolex lite s2 650
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Yashica electro 8
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Braun nizo 801 top
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4mm super wide angle
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Cinepresa cosina ns
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Bauer c royal 10e mm
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Rollei sl 82 kamera
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Zeta1 camera
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Alte eumig 830 xl
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Bell and howell
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Keystone camera w
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Eumig mini 3
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Minolta camera
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Canon auto zoom 518
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Bell howell model
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Yashica 50 8mm
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Sankyo super cm400
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Cinepresa canon
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Panorama vs 500 hi
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Cinepresa bencini
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Cinepresa crown
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Camera bell howell
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Kobena 121 camera
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Rollei sl 85 sl85
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Beaulieu cinema
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Super8mm canon cine
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Pacemaker 250
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