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Retro with a modern look, the Canon 512XL fulfils your basic super 8 camera needs and more! Introduced in 1975, Canon developed a new "eXisting Light" mechanism with a 220-degree shutter opening and low noise. They also equipped this cam with a new 5x zoom f/1.2 lens, which was considered the highest performance lens at the time.

canon 512xl

Canon Auto Zoom 512XL specs

Lens Focal Length/Speed: 9.5 - 47.5mm f/1.2 and Built-in rubber hood.
Zooming ratio: 5x
Focusing Manual, 1.2 m to infinity
Macro Shooting Close distance shooting and close-up shooting at 50 mm from the top end of the lens.
Field of view: 38.6 x 53.1 mm
Zooming Power zooming and manual zooming.
Filter size 48 mm
Viewfinder Type: Single-lens reflex.
information: Aperture value, over/under exposure warnings.
Rangefinder Split-image
Exposure Control Type: TTL EE with a CdS exposure meter. Automatic aperture setting coupled to loaded film speed and filming speed.
Metering Range ISO 250, f/1.2, 9 fps - ISO25, f/45, slow motion (36 fps)
Film Speed Automatic ISO setting by film cartridge
Tungsten type film: ISO 25, 40, 64, 100, 160 and 250
Daylight type film: ISO 16, 25, 40, 64, 100 and 160
CCA Filter Built-in color conversion filter A for tungsten type film under daylight. The filter is automatically cancelled with loading of a daylight type film cartridge. Manual cancellation of the CCA filter is possible.
Manual Aperture Control EE/Manual aperture control ring. Fade in/out possible.
Filming Speed 9, 18 fps, slow motion (Approx. 36 fps) and single frame
Power Source Four AA batteries in the grip.
Shutter Shutter Opening: 220 degrees
Release Socket Socket for remote control/single frame shooting
Main Switch Three way switch for off, run, running lock and single frame.
Remote Control Possible with the Remote Switch 60 or 3.
Dimensions (W x H x D) 79 x 118.5 x 255 mm
Weight 1275 g (body), 1350 g (incl. batteries)

Canon 512 value and price guide

What's your Canon 512 worth? Here are some recently sold items on eBay.

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5 canon auto zoom 512xl electronic super 8 film 5 Canon Auto Zoom 512xl Electronic Super 8 Film... 08/2021 $249.99
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read canon auto zoom 512xl electronic super 8 8mm Read Canon Auto Zoom 512xl Electronic Super 8 8mm... 07/2021 $179.99
canon auto zoom 512xl electronic super 8 movie Canon Auto Zoom 512xl Electronic Super 8 Movie... 06/2021 $132.00
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See also:
Canon Canon 1014 Canon 1014 xls Canon 1218 Canon 310 Canon 514 Canon 514xl s Canon 518 Canon 814 Canon 814 xls Canon zoom 250

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