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This is the 'little' and lighter sister of the Canon 1014 XLS and was introduced at the same time. Both models have the same basic functions, only the lens is a 8x zoom lens and the overlap function applied in the 1014XL-S is not available in this model. Some say the 814 XLS has a sharper lens. If you have a tight budget, this is the camera you definitely want.

Very well built, bright and big viewfinder, sleek and ergonomically designed.

canon 814 XLS


LensFocal Length/Speed: 7 - 56mm f/1.4
Zooming Ratio: 8x
Focusing: Manual, 1.2 m to infinity
Macro Shooting: close distance and close-up
Wide-angle macro: 240 mm from the film plane mark
Field of view: 82.2 x 115 mm
Telephoto macro: 660 mm from the film plane mark
Field of view: 36 x 50 mm
Zooming Power zooming: Two speeds of H (approx. 5 sec.) and L (approx. 9 sec.)
Manual zooming with zooming ring. Rotation angle: approx. 130 degrees.
Filter Size 62 mm
Viewfinder Type: Single-lens reflex type with built-in eye cup and eyepiece shutter
Rangefinder Split-image
Viewfinder info Aperture value, over/under exposure, film end precaution/film end display (END mark)/film jam/battery power too low, manual aperture control (LED), footage indication.
Exposure Control TTL Servo AE with SPC (Five blades iris diaphragm)
Metering Range ISO 400, f/1.4, 9 fps, shutter opening at 220 degrees, without CCA filter - ISO25, f/45, 36 fps, shutter opening at 150 degrees, with CCA filter (Tungsten type film)
Film Speed Automatic ISO setting by film cartridge
Tungsten type film: ISO 25, 40, 64, 100, 160, 250 and 400
Daylight type film: ISO 16, 25, 40, 64, 100, 160 and 250
CCA Filter The CCA filter is automatically cancelled with loading of a daylight type film. Manual cancellation is possible.
AE Lock Yes
Exposure Compensation Six steps compensation: -1, -0.6, -0.3, 0, +0.3, +0.6 and +1 stops
Film Drive High performance micro DC motors
Filming Speed Sound cartridge: 1, 9 in silent mode only, 18 and 24 fps
Silent cartridge: 1, 9, 18 and 24 fps, instant slow motion (approx. 36 fps)
Shutter Two steps opening of 150 and 220 degrees (with automatic exposure compensation). Shutter blades are controlled by independent DC micro-motors.
Fading Automatic fading by variable shutter opening (220 - 0 degrees). Fading of both picture and sound, picture only or sound only is possible.
Lap Dissolve No
Flash Synchronization Synchronizes at single frame shooting.
Sound Recording System Magnetic recording system on Super 8 sound film (sound cartridges are discontinued). Double recording system with pulse signal synchronization is possible using an external recorder.
Timer Built-in self-timer: Either 10 sec. shooting with 10 sec. delay or 20 sec. shooting with 10 sec. delay.
Interval Timer Built-in. One frame shooting for every 1, 5, 20 or 60 sec.
Remote Control 2.5 mm diameter mini jack.
Power Source Six AA batteries for all camera operation. External power source can be used.
Battery life Sufficient power for approx. 7 sound cartridges or approx. 10 silent cartridges (18 fps)
Extra Cue light (red LED), accessory shoe (for boom microphone), exclusive external power pack jack and pulse-sync (8-pin DIN jack)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 59.5 x 113.5 x 252.5 mm
Weight 1890 g (Body only), 2000 g (Including batteries)


814XL-S manual: Download here the Canon 814XL-S manual (PDF, 7 mb.)

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Updated: 25 March 2020

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