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Canon 310XL Super 8 Camera


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The Canon 310XL is a Super 8 camera that was first produced by Canon in the 1970s. This Canon super 8 camera is highly sought after by film enthusiasts and collectors due to its high-quality image and ease-of-use and is one of Camera Crate’s more popular items as it is considered a viable option for those looking to experiment with super 8 film today. It’s automatic exposure system is a great option for beginners and those wanting a simple shooting system. The Canon 310XL is capable of reading and automatically metering the following film stocks:

  • Kodak Vision3 50D 7203 Super 8 Film
  • Kodak Vision3 200T 7213 Super 8 Film
  • Kodak Ektachrome 100T 7294 Super 8 Film
  • Kodak Tri-X Black & White 7266 Super 8 Film

One of the standout features of the Canon 310 XL is its low light shooting capability. It’s f/1.0 aperture lens allows the user to get well-exposed images in poor light. The camera also has a single-lens reflex viewfinder which allows the user to see what they will be capturing before they press the record button. This feature is particularly useful for those who are new to the world of film, as it allows them to get a feel for the camera before they start shooting. In addition the macro lens allows you to focus on subjects that are very close to the lens.

The Canon 310 XL Super 8 Camera is powered by 2 x AA batteries and is highly portable. This makes it perfect for those who are looking to take the camera on the go and shoot in a variety of different locations.

Product specification

  • Lens: f1.0/8.5-25.5mm / macro / 43mm filter thread
  • Zoom: auto/manual
  • Frame rates: 18 + single frame
  • Exposure: auto / backlight adjustment (2 stops)
  • Film EI setting: (Artificial light) 40, 160, 250 ASA, (Daylight) 25, 100, 160 ASA
  • Shutter degree: 220
  • Viewfinder: diopter correction / Aerial image focussing / Indicators: underexposure, battery check, transport, macro
  • Sound: no
  • Batteries: 2x 1.5V AA
  • Extras: remote socket (mechanical cable release)
  • Year of Production: 1975-1983
  • Weight: 580g with batteries

Every camera we sell is vigorously inspected by our team. Our ten-part inspection method includes the following checks:

  1. Lens - we check for any mould, dust, haze, dirt, cracks and air bubbles. Where possible we clean/remove any imperfections – any remaining are noted.
  2. Zoom – we inspect both manual and power zoom work smoothly. Any issues are noted.
  3. Focus – we check that manual focus is smooth and works well. If automatic focus is included as a feature that is also checked.
  4. Motor / Claw – we check that the motor runs smoothly at all advertised speeds and that the film claw has sufficient torque to advance film.
  5. Filmgate – this is inspected and any dirt or hair is removed.
  6. Lightmeter – the lightmeter is inspected to ensure it automatically reacts correctly to light. Manual aperture control and/or backlight is also checked if included as a feature.
  7. Viewfinder – we inspect for mould, dust and haze or damage. Where possible we clean/remove any imperfections – any remaining is noted.
  8. Battery terminals - we inspect for rust/corrosion, cleaning and repairing where needed.
  9. Body – where possible we clean any imperfections. Any remaining cosmetic damage is noted.
  10. Additional Features – all additional model specific features (such as timelapse or crossfade) are checked for functionality.

Unless specifically mentioned in the product description, all items sold through our website have passed the above inspection and are fully working. With thousands of sales under our belt and 3000+ positive reviews our customers have found that our inspections are comprehensive and correctly reflect the condition of the camera. In the unlikely case that there is an issue, we offer a full 60 day warranty – allowing you plenty of time to check the camera yourself.


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Where we sell vintage products that have been used and loved for many years, all our items are vigorously inspected by our team of experts before listing. Unless noted otherwise, all our items have been fully tested and are working correctly and come with 30 day no-quibble returns and a  full 60 day warranty – we believe this will give you enough time to test the product for yourself to ensure you’re happy with it.

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