The Canon 310XL is a versatile super 8 camera. Small and flexible, this camera fits in your pocket and can be used in many different settings: weddings, sports, art projects, holidays, and much more. Suitable for low-light conditions with a very fast zoom-lens. First marketed in 1975, this camera is still a popular option for beginner and advanced filmmakers.
The Canon 310XL has a 8.5 mm. to 25.5 mm. f/1.0 zoom lens with reflex viewfinder but no rangefinder. The plastic body makes it quite light and easy to carry. Filming speeds: 18 fps and single frame with automatic exposure.
It has a f/1.0 XL eXtended Light aperture for extreme low-light conditions.
This super 8 camera is compact and light-weight and enables shooting dark subjects and indoor shooting without extra light.
|Type||Super 8 type 8mm movie camera|
|Image Size||4.2 x 5.7 mm|
|Film||Super 8 film cartridge|
|Focal Length/Speed||8.5- 25.5mm f/1.0 (13 elements in 11 groups). Spectra-coating.|
|Focusing||Manual (Front lens group rotating method) Guess Focusing, 1.2 m to infinity|
|Macro Shooting||Close distance shooting by turning the zoom ring to "Macro". Close-up shooting at approx. 215 mm from the film plane mark is possible when the focusing ring is set at infinity. Field of view: approx. 84.4 x 118 mm|
|Zooming||Power zooming (approx. 6 sec. at 18 fps) coupled to film drive and manual zooming with zooming ring. Rotation angle: Approx. 90 degrees.|
|Filter Size||43 mm|
|Viewfinder||Single-lens reflex aerial image type (built-in eyecup)|
|Dioptric Adjustment||-4 to +2 diopter|
|Viewfinder Information||Under exposure mark, film transport, battery check and macro|
|Exposure control||TTL Servo EE with a CdS exposure meter. Automatic aperture setting coupled to loaded film speed and filming speed. Built-in sliding type exposure control plate.|
|Metering Range||ISO 250, f/1.0, 18 fps
ISO 25, f/45, 18 fps and single frame
|Film Speed||Automatic ISO setting by film cartridge
Tungsten type film: ISO 40, 160 and 250
Daylight type film: ISO 25, 100 and 160
|CCA Filter||Built-in color conversion filter A. The CCA filter is automatically cancelled when loaded with a daylight type film cartridge. Manual cancellation of the CCA filter is possible.|
|Film drive||High performance micro-motor|
|Filming Speed||18 fps and single frame|
|Power Source||Two AA batteries for film drive, power zooming and exposure metering.|
|Battery Life||Approx. 5 cartridges under normal temperature and one cartridge for single frame.|
|Footage Counter||Counts up. Automatic resetting by unloading of a cartridge.|
|Battery Check||A lamp in the viewfinder activated by the battery check button.|
|Shutter Opening||220 degrees|
|Release Socket||Cable release socket|
|Main Switch||Three way switch for on, off and single frame. Works as a safety lock also.|
|Safety Device||Switch indications for battery power saving and preventing mistakes on shooting, various viewfinder information to prevent mistakes on shooting|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||39 x 112 x 176 mm|
|Weight||545 g (Body only), 580 g (Including batteries)|
Want to know more about this camera or are you looking for the instructions? Download here the Canon 310XL manual (pdf).
Watch some Canon 310XL sample movies in different light situations and explanation films here on YouTube.
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