Movie Cameras

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8mm Movie Camera

P- 8 CINESTAR S [A] [E] [J]
Marketed October 1965
Original Price29,900 yen (w/15-30mm f/1.5)

Until this model was launched, Canon’s projectors were exclusively made for the Regular 8 format. The new P-8 CINESTAR S, however, was designed to be compatible with the new Super8/Single 8 system. Switching between Regular 8 and Super 8/Single 8 was made possible by replacing the aperture unit.

Canon’s high-performance interchangeable lens, HiFi P-8 20mm f/1.5, was also available as an option.

Acceptable Film Regular 8 type 8mm film
Super 8 type 8mm film
Single 8 type 8mm film
Aperture Size 3.3 x 4.4 mm, 4 x 5.4 mm
Film Type Switching Replacing the aperture (image frame) unit and the detachable reel shaft adapter
Projection Lens P-8 15-30mm f/1.5
Projection Lamp 8 V 50 W
Pilot Lamp Not available
Film Loading Film tip insertion type automatic loading
Standard Projection Speed 18 fps
Projection Speed Adjustable Range Approx. 10 - 20 fps
Still Projection Not possible
Slow Motion Projection Not possible
Reverse Projection Not possible
Take-up Reel Capacity Approx. 60 m (200 ft). Built-in automatic take-up reel.
Rewinding Automatic rewinding (Fully automatic/Push button)
Rewinding Time Approx. 40 sec.
Others Built-in film cutter and end mark puncher.
Automatic winding electric cord.
Power Source AC100-240V 50/60Hz
Power Consumption 100 W
Dimensions (W x H x D) 130 x 190 x 325 mm
Weight 5700 g