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Year: 1978-1983

Weight: 2100 g

Lens: Canon zoom 1,4 / 6,5 - 65 mm

Macro focusing

Split Image Focusing

Auto / Manual Zoom with 2 Speeds

Frame rates: 9, 18, 24, 36 + single frame

Shutter degree: selectable: 150° and 220°

Manual / Auto Exposure

Backlight Control

+/- correction for auto exposure

Flash contact


Lap dissolve of 90 frames

Remote control socket

Interval timer with 1,5,20,60 second intervals

Sound with auto / manual recording level control

6 X 1,5V batteries

Dimensions (W x H x D): 59.5 x 113.5 x 264 mm

Weight: 1990 g (Body only), 2100 g (Including batteries)

Instruction manuals in English and Svensk can be downloaded here:

Made in Japan

Price when new: 2000DM (approx. 1000EUR/US$) in Germany

Prices on eBay:

  • eBay USA:
    • $605 in 06/2009 (used but said to be in great condition...)
    • $355 in 08/1999
  • eBay Austria:
    • EUR 257,85 (+ EUR 5,00 shipping) in 11/2006
    • EUR 81,00 (+ EUR 7,80 shipping) in 02/2007 (camera had a scratch on the lens)
    • EUR 334,77 (+ EUR 7,50 shipping) in 02/2008
  • eBay Germany:
    • EUR 269,78 (+ EUR 6,90 shipping) in 03/2007 (camera with close-up lens and 1.4x tele converter)






Top model of Canon after 1978.

Repair instructions:

An extremely popular, solid, and sought-after camera. A large number were sold originally and availability is good. Can use Nizo UWL wide angle adaptor (67mm.) Desirable and rare accessories include chest-pod, external battery box, and leather carrying bag.

An article about the camera.


In terms of heft and feel, the 1014XLS has many fans. Some prefer it to the Nizo 6080, in terms of reliability and workmanship. Repair is scarcer than for the Nizos, but available. Pin sharp lens, extra large viewfinder image, like looking out of a living room window. Highly sought after, but fairly noisy. Fantastic footage, a cut above most other cameras and readily apparent.

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