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Canon 310XL Super 8 movie camera

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Features f1.0/8.5-25.5mm power zoom lens with macro; ideal for low light filming.

The Canon 310XL is one of the all-time classic Super 8 cameras. This small and lightweight camera's incredibly fast F1.0 (!) lens is makes it an excellent choice for low-light/available light film-making. It's also very convenient that the camera (including its automatic exposure) is powered by two ordinary AA batteries (not included). It's also a really nice camera for stop motion animation as it includes a dedicated single frame mode.

This is a very easy Super 8 camera to use, my only caution for less experienced users is that it's a bit difficult to precisely focus by eye alone when zoomed in to the telephoto end of the lens. I would recommend double-checking the distance makers on the lens before shooting if the sharpest possible footage is desired.

Condition notes
The camera is in very good functional and cosmetic condition (see photos). It was tested with batteries and film cartridge (the film was not processed however). The film motor and auto-exposure are working correctly. The film plane focus sharpness and accuracy was verified on an auto-collimator.

Manual
https://www.super8camera.com/manuals/canon-310xl-manual.pdf

Specs

  • Canon 310XL
  • marketed in August 1975
  • silent super 8 cartridge
  • image size: 4.2 x 5.7 mm
  • lens: Canon Zoom Lens C8 Macro f : 1.0 \ F: 8.5-25.5 mm
  • composition: 13 elements in 11 groups
  • zooming ratio: 3x
  • focusing: manual, 1.2 m to infinity
  • rangefinder: aerial
  • macro focusing: 0.215 m from film plane indicator (field of view: 84.4 x 118 mm)
  • zooming: auto (coupled to film drive, 6 sec at 18 fps) and manual
  • filter size: 43 mm
  • viewfinder: single-lens reflex with adjustable eyepiece: -4 to +2 diopter
  • viewfinder information: under exposure warning mark, film transport indicator, battery check lamp and macro indication
  • exposure control: automatic exposure control; TTL Servo EE with a CdS exposure meter
  • metering range: 250 ASA, f/1.0, 18 fps - 25 ASA, f/45, 18 fps and single frame
  • film speed: automatic for 25/40, 100/160 and 160/250 ASA (daylight/tungsten)
  • ASA notching: 2-pin
  • CCA filter: built-in 85A filter, automatically cancelled with loading of a daylight type film cartridge; manual cancellation is possible with filter switch
  • filming speed: 18 fps, single frame
  • shutter opening: 220 degrees
  • sound: no *remote control socket: no
  • cable release socket: yes
  • movie light socket: no *accessory shoe: yes
  • film counter: yes
  • handle: retractable, chamber for penlight batteries
  • film drive motor: DC micromotor
  • battery check button: yes
  • power source: 2 x AA batteries only
  • weight: 545 g
  • dimensions: 39 x 112 x 176 mm
  • tripod socket: 1/4"