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Sankyo CM400 Super 8 Camera


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The Sankyo CM400 Super 8 Camera is one of our most popular cameras and is ideal for beginner and intermediate users who require a durable camera that’s simple to use whilst giving good results. 

This camera features a 4x zoom lens with smooth, manual focusing alongside the choice of manual or power zoom. In addition to manual exposure control it also can automatically expose the following film stocks:

  • Kodak Vision3 50D Super 8 Film (great for using outdoors on bright, sunny days)
  • Kodak Ektachrome 100D Super 8 Film  (great for using outdoors on bright, sunny days)
  • Kodak Vision3 200T Super 8 Film (use outdoors on overcast days or indoors with plenty of light)
  • Kodak Tri-X Black & White Super 8 Film (suitable for shooting indoors and outdoors with good light).

The Sankyo CM400 super 8 camera is the second model in the CM series. If you require a longer zoom, you can consider the Sankyo CM600 (6x zoom), or the Sankyo CM880 (8x zoom). If you require something a little more compact, consider the Sankyo CM300 (3x zoom)

If you’re looking for a similar model with macro focusing, consider the Sankyo MF range which are otherwise identical to the CM range. There is the MF-303 (3x zoom), MF-404 (4x zoom) and MF-606 (6x zoom).


  • Lens: Sankyo Zoom 1,8 / 8.5 – 35 mm
  • Aerial Focusing
  • TTL Reflex viewing
  • Manual / Auto Zoom
  • Frame rates: 18 + single frame
  • Manual / Auto Exposure
  • Remote control socket
  • Cable release socketNo sound
  • Made in Japan

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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United Kingdom offer free 48 hour tracked shipping on all items being delivered to the UK. Due to the high value of our items, we require a signature on delivery for the vast majority of orders. Please note, that although the vast majority of items are delivered within 48 hours of dispatch, we’re unable to guarantee it.

We aim to dispatch orders within 24 hours of ordering (Monday-Saturday) although this can occasionally take slightly longer over bank holidays and during peak periods. If you require an item urgently, please contact us to discuss delivery options.

Worldwide delivery are proud to deliver worldwide. Prices and times vary depending on size and location. Import duties, taxes, and brokerage fees are not included in the product price or shipping and handling cost.  These charges are the buyer’s responsibility as we are only charging the transportation fee for your order.  You may check with your country’s customs office to determine if there will be additional costs.

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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