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.
|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.
|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)|
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