There are so many super 8 cameras manufactured, and prices can range between 0.99 and 999 USD. So which one fits your needs and budget. Here you'll find a list with popular super 8mm cameras.

You can also browse all super 8 cameras for sale right now.

Filmspeeds for common reversal super 8 films are mostly marked for artificial light (without wratten filter - 85). For daylight you must use this filter, which reduces the amount of light passing onto the film surface. This is the reason why the same film 'has different filmspeeds'.

The cameras that only allow 40 or 160 ASA tungsten -25 or 100 daylight- are now only useable with B&W film stocks (f.e. Kodak TRI-X 160 ASA tungsten, PLUS-X 100 ASA daylight). Inserting a 64t cartridge into one of these cameras will most likely result in one of two possibilities: an underexposure due to the camera metering for 160 ASA film loaded or an overexposure due to the camera metering for 40 ASA. However... if you don't try, you'll never know. I've read stories about the 64t coming out fine out of these 40/160 ASA camera's. Maybe it's worth a try... It's also possible to use an ND filter to compensate. Look in the table at the end of this page (scroll down) to read about this.

News: New super 8 cameras & a digital cartridge

Yes, quite incredible! There are NEW super 8 CAMERAS on the market! The Logmar S-8 (official website), designed by an enterprising father-son team in Denmark, is a Super 8 camera that combines the best of analog AND digital technology! Read more about this cam on Wired, and don't forget to watch some Kodak Vision 3 50D footage on Vimeo.

Where to buy the Logmar S-8

Interested in buying a Logmar S-8 camera? Pro 8mm is now accepting pre-orders! The first 20 Logmar cameras will ship in December, and are priced at $3,500.

Logmar S-8 super 8 camera

Logmar S-8 features

Kodak super 8 camera 2016/2017

Find here the specs for the new 2016 Kodak super 8 camera. What this 2017 youtube video on the new Kodak Super-8 camera:

What are you looking for?

Have you already decided what you want to capture on 8mm. celluloid? Nature, sports, events outside, events inside like weddings, parties? Dark or light subjects? Most super 8 cameras you'll find on flea markets or in 2nd hand shops are very simple, straightforward to use cameras. Those were the cheapest at the time so most people bought these. Usually they have a minimal range of exposure possibilities, or a limited range of cartridges you can use (cartridge notches). These cameras were used for holidays, outside, lots of (sun-) light. The more expensive cameras have more features, like adjustable shutters, exposure time, interval timers, better lenses, more settings for a larger range of super 8 film. Bear this in mind when you want to choose one. My advice: buy one for a few bucks, see if you like filming and then move on to more sophisticated, expensive ones cameras.

Cartridge notches

If you want to know more about how cameras 'read' different types of super 8 cartridges, this article about super 8 cartridge notches is extremely helpful.

List of super 8 camera's and ASA settings

Here is a list of camera's with ASA settings and specifications. If you don't have a manual, maybe you can find some info here.

You can click on the names to search for them in auctions.

Beaulieu

-> manual ASA setting, big range.

Beaulieu 4008 ZM 4 Beaulieu 4008
Beaulieu 4008 ZM IV (2 fps up to 80 fps slow-motion !)

Browse all Beaulieu super 8 cameras for sale on eBay.

Bolex

Bolex 150 / 155 / 160 (macrozoom)

Bolex 581(manual adjustment of the aperture possible or with +/- correction)
Tungsten: ISO 40, 160
Daylight: ISO 25, 100

Chinon 674 / 872 / Pacific 310

Nizo

Nizo 481 / 561 / 801 / Professional (25 fps. instead of 24):
Tungsten: ISO 16 to 160 (recommended camera's!)
Daylight: ISO 10 to 100

Nizo lightmeter batteries

Though there are people who claim to use the replacement batteries of 2x 1.5 volts, I strongly advise against it because it can damage your lightmeter and underexpose your film. The correct voltage is 2x 1.35 volt = 2.7 volt. These silent series require these on eBay available

manual / auto zoom with 2 speeds; 6, 18, 24, 56 + single frame; shutter degree: var. (expose one frame as long as you want!!)


Nizo 801 Nizo 801
Nizo 801 (same as 481 & 561, only different lens. Has the automated B-function with which you can film the moon f.e.)

Nizo 1048 / 2056 / 3048 / 4080 / 6080
Tungsten: ISO 40, 64, 100, 160, 250, 400 and 640
Daylight: ISO 25, 40, 64 , 100, 160, 250 and 400

Nizo 6080
Nizo 6080

Nizo 136 / 148 / 156 (manual adjustment possible! See chart below)
Tungsten: ISO 40, 160 and 250
Daylight: ISO 25, 100 and 160

Canon

Tungsten: ISO 25, 40, 64 , 100, 160, 250 and 400
Daylight: ISO 16, 25, 40, 64 , 100, 160 and 250

Canon 512 XL specs
Canon 512 XL

Canon 814 Electronic specs
Canon Auto Zoom 814 Electronic

Canon 1014 Electronic specs
Canon Auto Zoom 1014 Electronic

 

Canon 1014 XL-S Canon 1014 side
Canon 1014 XL-S: (1, 9, 18, 24, 36 fps and interval)

Canon Zoom 250:
Tungsten type film: ISO 25, 40, 64, 100 and 160
Daylight type film: ISO 16, 25, 40, 64 and 100

The Canon 310 and the popular and widely sold 514 XL (-S):
Tungsten: ISO 40, 160, 250
Daylight: ISO 25, 100, 160
note: If you want to buy one of these, on youtube are lots of samples, shot with 100D in one of these. Also I spoke with someone who successfully shot a roll of 64T with her Canon 310 XL. I've seen the pictures and it came out nice. She filmed indoors and outdoors with it. Try a roll before shooting your feature!

Canon 310 XL Canon 310 XL
Canon 310 XL (F/1.0 XL eXtended Light aperture )

Other Canon cameras are the Canon 518 and the rare 1218

Bauer

Bauer:Bauer Royal C 6 / 8 / 10 (not to be confused with the Royal E serie):
Tungsten: ISO 25 to 160
Daylight: ISO 40 to 200

Bauer Royal Super 8 camera Bauer Royal C 10
Bauer Royal C 10

Bauer C 107 / 109 / S 204 / S 207 / S 209 XL / C Royal 6, 8 and 10 E
Tungsten: ISO 40, 160
Daylight: ISO 25, 100

Cosina

Cosina DL-80P / SSL 766 Macro / SSL 768 Macro / SSL 7610 Macro / MS-5000 XL

Cosina DL-40P, DL-60P (manual adjustment possible! 2/3 stops less than the meter suggests)

Elmo

Elmo Super 104 / 106 / 108 / 110
Tungsten: ISO 25, 40, 64, 100, 160 & 250
Daylight: ISO 16, 25, 40, 64 , 100 & 160

Elmo 104 Elmo 104
Elmo 104 (18, 24 fps and single frame)

Elmo 612S-XL / 1012S-XL
Tungsten: ISO 40, 160
Daylight: ISO 25, 100

Eumig

Eumig Viennette 3 / 5


Eumig Viennette
Eumig Viennette 5

GAF

GAF ST/111E / ST/802 / ST/1002
Tungsten type film: ISO 25, 40, 64, 100, 160 and 250
Daylight type film: ISO 16, 25, 40, 64 and 100

Nikon

Nikon, All Nikons, R10 and R8, measure properly.

Leicina by Leica

Leicina Special and the Super RT-1 (25 fps. capability)

Minolta all Minolta Autopaks

Porst ZRS 448 Reflex
Tungsten: ISO 25, 40, 64, 100, 160 & 250
Daylight: ISO 16, 25, 40, 64 , 100 & 160

Ricoh 800Z
Tungsten: ISO 25, 40, 64, 100, 160 & 250
Daylight: ISO 16, 25, 40, 64 , 100 & 160

Yashica SUPER-600 Electro
Tungsten: ISO 25, 40, 64, 100, 160 & 250
Daylight: ISO 16, 25, 40, 64 , 100 & 160

Super-8 camera repair

Not many shops are repairing super-8 cameras, but you can try contacting Duallcamera. For 16mm. camera repair contact: super16inc.