Super 8 for sale on eBay:
beaulieu 4008 zm ii 24fps sync 16x9 gate
Beaulieu 4008 Zm Ii 24fps Sync 16x9 Gate
$4 499,00
beaulieu s2008 super8mm camera p angenieux
Beaulieu S2008 Super8mm Camera P Angenieux
$2 499,00
super 8 set für die eigene dslr kamera
Super 8 Set Für Die Eigene Dslr Kamera
$1 977,14
elmo super 8 sound 1012s xl camera
Elmo Super 8 Sound 1012s Xl Camera
$1 064,96
canon 1014 xl s super 8 movie camera in
Canon 1014 Xl S Super 8 Movie Camera In
$1 100,00
super 8 s8 filmkamera bauer top star inkl
Super 8 S8 Filmkamera Bauer Top Star Inkl
unused in box canon 1014 xl s super 8 8mm
Unused In Box Canon 1014 Xl S Super 8 8mm
$1 049,90
rare near mint canon 1014 xl s super 8
Rare Near Mint Canon 1014 Xl S Super 8
$1 000,00
elmo c300 trifilmatic movie cine film
Elmo C300 Trifilmatic Movie Cine Film
movie camera fujica single 8 zc 1000 8mm
Movie Camera Fujica Single 8 Zc 1000 8mm
beaulieu 4008 zm4 schneider 6 70mm zoom
Beaulieu 4008 Zm4 Schneider 6 70mm Zoom
canon 814xl s super 8 kamera zoom lens c 8
Canon 814xl S Super 8 Kamera Zoom Lens C 8
beaulieu 5008 s super 8 cinema camera
Beaulieu 5008 S Super 8 Cinema Camera
braun nizo professional film cine movie
Braun Nizo Professional Film Cine Movie
near mint canon 1014 xl s super 8 movie
Near Mint Canon 1014 Xl S Super 8 Movie
as is canon 1014 xl s super 8 8mm movie
As Is Canon 1014 Xl S Super 8 8mm Movie
old vintage bolex 150 super 8mm movie
Old Vintage Bolex 150 Super 8mm Movie
top mint elmo super 8 1012s xl tele macro
Top Mint Elmo Super 8 1012s Xl Tele Macro
caméra super 8 canon 1014 xl s japon
Caméra Super 8 Canon 1014 Xl S Japon
near mint nikon r10 super 8mm movie camera
Near Mint Nikon R10 Super 8mm Movie Camera
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You want to buy a super 8 film camera but there are so many models for sale, which one is the best? If you're not a professional film maker it doesn't really matter! No kidding, it's all about what you do with it and want to film.

There are some very good high-end super-8 cameras for sale, a lot of decent cameras, and a whole bunch that might be better avoided. I say, definitely avoid the Nizo Integral cameras, I never had a single one that actually worked. I recommend a Nizo 481, 561 and 801 if you have a modest budget and you don't need to record sound with an external recorder.

Other good quality cameras are the ones from Canon, like the cheap Canon 518 or the 814 (XL-S), his bigger brother.

Sure you have heard about the introduction of the new KODAK super 8 camera with lots of features, but why not try out a vintage, cheaper camera first?

Professional super-8 cameras

You want the best of the best, warranty and excellent services? It's true that finding a good camera on eBay can be a hassle and you have to spend a lot of time finding the right, reliable listings. It doesn't help if the camera is described as a 'perfectly functioning camera 30 years ago'.

Indoor, outdoor, Low-Light subjects

First of all: what do you want to do with your camera, film indoors or mainly outdoors? Sport events, fast camera work or will it be on a tripod a lot? Most cameras will shoot at multiple speeds but the cheaper ones tend to only have the 18 fps. option. At this speed, your precious film cartridge with 50 ft. (15 mt.) of film will last around 3 min. and 20 sec. Also good in low-light conditions since the slower shutter speed will let more light through. Most sound cameras have 24 fps. which means you can film approx. 2 min. and 30 sec. with one cartridge.

Want to film with sound?

In the good ol' days Kodak and other film manufacturers like Agfa made sound-striped super-8 cartridges. These only fit in sound cameras, like the 1014XL-S, 814XL-S or some Nizo's. Unfortunately these films are not produced anymore. If you want to record local sound, use a (digital) recorder for editing in post-production. Be aware that super 8 cameras which were not intended to record sound, can be more noisy, so buy a Nizo 2056, 4080 or 6080 or 1014XL-S or 814XL-S or any other super-8 sound camera, which are more quiet if you want to record external sound.

Process your own super-8 movies

I really recommend processing your own film, it's incredible rewarding. It's not that difficult and all you need are some chemicals and a super-8mm developing tank like the Lomo tank.

What is a super 8 camera?

super 8 camera

Super 8 cameras were introduced in 1965 by Kodak for their new film format super 8mm, which replaced the regular-8mm (also known as double-8 or standard-8) film format which Kodak released in 1932. Most super 8 cameras readily available nowadays are used ones from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s! So be careful if you buy one, be it a Nizo, Canon, Nikon or Beaulieu, make sure everything is tip top!


Find out more about how to choose a 8mm camera on YouTube. Looking for places to discuss and connect with other movie buffs? Take a look at these forums:, and this Facebook group.

Updated: 13 August 2019

Super 8 value

What's it worth? Take a look at this list of: sold Super 8 for a value indication.

See also:
16mm camera 16mm projector Editor Lomo tank Super 8 Super 8 projector Video transfer