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Sankyo CME-880 Super 8 Camera


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Introducing the Sankyo CME-880 Super 8 Camera, a versatile and feature-packed mid-level camera designed to elevate your filmmaking journey. Now exclusively at Camera Crate, this Sankyo super 8 camera embodies precision and innovation, making it an excellent choice for both enthusiasts and aspiring filmmakers. With a wide range of capabilities and user-friendly design, the CME-880 empowers you to capture moments with unparalleled creativity and clarity.

The Sankyo Macro Zoom lens, featuring an impressive f/1.8 aperture and a versatile 7.5-60 mm focal range with an 8x zoom ratio, ensures that your shots are filled with stunning detail and depth. Whether you prefer manual or double-image focusing, the CME-880 offers flexibility, allowing you to focus as close as 1.3 meters or infinity. The built-in macro focusing option is perfect for capturing intricate close-up shots with ease.

With both auto and manual exposure control and TTL EE (Through-The-Lens Electric Eye) technology powered by a CdS cell, this camera guarantees well-exposed shots in a variety of lighting conditions. The CME-880 supports film speeds ranging from 25/40 to 250/400 ASA for daylight and tungsten environments. Exposure compensation with +/- correction for auto exposure allows you to fine-tune your settings and perfect your shots.

Experience the creative freedom of filming at various speeds, including 18 and 36 frames per second, as well as single-frame shooting for time-lapse sequences. The 150-degree shutter opening angle ensures smooth and cinematic motion in your footage. Auto fade-in and fade-out effects add a professional touch to your filmmaking.

Powered by 4 AA batteries, the CME-880 is energy-efficient and ready to accompany you on your creative adventures. Its compact dimensions (80 x 160 x 210 mm) and tripod socket (1/4″) make it a versatile tool for various shooting situations. Weighing just 1250 grams, it’s portable and convenient for filmmakers on the move.

Crafted with precision and innovation, the Sankyo CME-880 Super 8 Camera is a reliable and creative partner for filmmakers seeking to expand their horizons. Don’t miss the opportunity to own this classic piece of filmmaking history, available at Camera Crate. Elevate your storytelling and capture timeless memories with the Sankyo CME-880.

  • Lens: Sankyo Macro Zoom f: 1.8 \ F: 7.5-60 mm
  • Zooming ratio: 8x
  • Focusing: manual, double image (1), 1.3 m to infinity
  • Macro focusing: yes
  • Zooming: auto and manual
  • Exposure: auto and manual exposure control; TTL EE, CdS cell
  • Film speed: auto for 25/40, 100/160, 250/400 ASA (daylight/tungsten)
  • Exposure compensation: +/- correction for auto
  • CCA filter: built-in 85A filter, coupled with movie light socket
  • Filming speed: 18, 36 fps, single frame
  • Shutter opening angle: 150 degrees
  • Fading: auto fade-in/fade-out
  • Remote control socket: yes
  • Cable release socket: yes
  • Film counter: yes
  • Film drive motor: DC micromotor
  • Power source: 4 x AA batteries only
  • Weight: 1250 g
  • Dimensions: 80 x 160 x 210 mm
  • Tripod socket: 1/4″

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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