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The Canon 514XL super 8 camera was released in 1976. This compact film camera is a revised version of the basic and best-selling Auto Zoom 518SV model. The built-in self-timer enables 10 seconds shooting with 10 seconds delay for great in-camera effects, and it can be fitted with a wide attachment lens.

Note: Not to be confused with the Canon 514XL-S Canosound camera.

canon 514XL

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Specs & features

Focal Length/Speed 9 - 45mm f/1.4
Zooming Ratio 5x
Focusing Manual (Front lens group rotating method), 1.2 m to infinity
Macro Shooting Close distance shooting, wide-angle macro shooting and telephoto macro shooting
Zooming Power zooming and manual zooming with zooming ring
Filter Size 43 mm
Viewfinder Single-lens reflex type (built-in eyecup)
Rangefinder Split-image rangefinder
Dioptric Adjustment -4 to +2 diopter
Viewfinder Information Aperture value, over/under exposure, film transport indicator and battery check
Exposure Control TTL Servo EE with a CdS exposure meter. Automatic aperture setting.
Metering Range ISO 250, f/1.4, 9 fps - ISO 25, f/32, 18 fps and single frame
Film Speed Automatic ISO setting. Tungsten type film: ISO 40, 160 and 250
Daylight type film: ISO 25, 100 and 160
CCA Filter Built-in color conversion filter. Automatically cancelled with daylight type film cartridge. Manual cancellation possible.
Manual Aperture Control Exposure is fixed while the EE lock lever is pressed down.
Film Drive High performance micro-motor
Filming speed 9, 18 fps and single frame
Power Source Two AA batteries for 5 film cartridges under normal temperature.
Shutter Opening 220 degrees
Self-timer For 10 sec. shooting with 10 sec. delay
Dimensions (W x H x D) 39 x 112 x 190.5 mm
Weight 620 g. including batteries
Updated: 4 March 2020

Canon 514 value and price guide

What's your Canon 514 worth? Here are some recently sold items on eBay.

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maria - October 8, 2020
Hola quería consultar sobre la canon 514xl, porque poseo una que era de mi abuelo y quisiera saber su valor real. Muchas gracias
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Johnmaria - October 9, 2020
Puede tener un valor de 150-250 EUR. Tiene que estar en buenas condiciones.
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mariaJohn - October 13, 2020
Muchas Gracias por la información, estoy interesada en venderla, si a alguien le interesa por favor comunicarse conmigo. Desde ya muchas gracias
Heidi - October 7, 2020
Dear all, I have a 514 XL that I would like to sell as well. It was my fathers and I don’t think it’s been used since the 70s. There is a roll of film in it which I will shoot. I replaced the batteries. It seems like all the parts are working. It is in good shape and has the original case. Please let me know if you’re interested and I’ll do my best to answer any questions.
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AmanHeidi - October 12, 2020
Hi there! I'd be very interested in purchasing your 514XL. As long as the motor works, the apeture blades work and everything is in good condition I'd be happy to purchase it! Please email me, thanks!
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JohnAman - October 12, 2020
Contact details forwarded.
HeidiAman - October 12, 2020
Dear Aman, the motor and aperture blades work and while not pristine, the camera is in in good condition. I think John can forward me your email.
SlavaHeidi - December 9, 2020
Good time of the day, Heidi! Would love to know whether the camera is still available or you've sold it already? I'm interested in buying it if it is still there. Looking forward to hearing from you soon! Stay safe and best regards.
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HeidiSlava - December 9, 2020
It is still available. I’d love to sell it to someone who will use it. Yours Heidi
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JakubHeidi - January 27, 2021
Hello Heidi, I was wondering if the camera is still available. If yes, I would be interested in buying it. I am looking forward to hearing from you. Best regards.
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HeidiJakub - January 27, 2021
Yes it still is available.
JohnJakub - January 28, 2021
Details forwarded.
JohnSlava - December 10, 2020
Slava, I've forwarded your contact details.
Wessel - September 16, 2020
Hi All! I have a 514Xl as well, but I'm not sure whether the aperture blades are working. Does anyone know how I can tell? (Part from testing it with filmstock)
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PeteWessel - September 21, 2020
Try this: make sure it has full batteries, then open the cartridge door. Then look, while pressing the trigger, through the gate and move the camera from a dark spot to a light spot. If all works well, you should see a flickering image. When moving from dark to light, this image will be more difficult to see, because the aperture closes.
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WesselPete - September 21, 2020
Thank you so much! The blades work perfectly fine :-)
JerPete - December 11, 2020
I just bought a canon 514 XL and I see that you are talking about checking the aperture blades. Do you have to have a cartridge in it? I see that the aperture left top works when I focus on something dark or light. So I see the aperture change. Btw the motor seems to work fine.
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PeteJer - December 14, 2020
No cartridge needed. Open the compartment door, press the trigger and let the camera run. Look through the gate when pointing to something dark, then light and vice versa. You should see a change in the image you see, from darker to lighter and vice versa. But if you see that the aperture works in the viewfinder, you cam should be fine.
Anita - June 18, 2020
I have one for sale!
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NicoAnita - June 23, 2020
Can you email me with the details? Price, motor running smoothly etc. thanks!
JohnAnita - July 2, 2020
Details of Nico forwarded to you. Let me know if you didn't receive them or check your spam.
AdamAnita - July 5, 2020
Is this still available?
Javier - June 15, 2020
Hello. I'm selling a Canon 514XL in nice and working conditions, except the exposure (stopped working recently). Please let me know if you are interested. Regards.
Nicola - March 4, 2020
Hello, I have a CANON 514XL Super 8 in excellent and working conditions that I'm willing to sell, the camera was purchased by my dad back in the days and he's the only owner. Please let me know if you are interested and if you eventually have any questions about it.
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WebmasterNicola - March 4, 2020
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