Canon 514 XL

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Canon 514 XL

Year: 1976-1983

Weight: 600g

Lens: Canon zoom 1,4 / 9 - 45 mm (43mm filter thread)

Macro focusing at wide angle and tele ends

Split Image Focusing

Auto / Manual Zoom

Frame rates: 9, 18 + single frame

Shutter degree: 220

Auto Exposure

Self timer with 10 seconds delay

ASA settings Tungsten 40, 160, 250, Daylight 25, 100, 160

EE lock control

No sound

2 X AA batteries

Made in Japan

Used Value: USD 20 - 35

Prices on eBay:

  • eBay USA:
    • US$64 in 07/1999
    • US$150 in 07/1999
    • US$57 in 07/1999
  • eBay Germany
    • EUR 1,00 (+ EUR 7,20 shipping) in 03/2013


Cartridge Notches[edit]

Due to the placement of the notch sensing switches it appears that this camera will think that E64T is 160 ASA so will underexpose. Use the EE lock to adjust your exposure to be 1 and 2/3 stop more than the camera suggests.

Canon 514XL notch switches
K40 cart just clears first switch


Ektachrome 100D should be exposed correctly in daylight but is very slow in artificial light so 200T film will be better. Check if read by camera as 160T.

This camera is great for making movies with extremely low light like candles or moonlight. It is a perfect quick simple Super 8 camera if you want to shoot under various lights from moonlight to sunlight. The results will be the best if you use high speed film-stock like VISION 200t or 500t. The prices of those cameras are sold are too overpriced nowadays. I recommend you use this if you are going on travel or quick making shorts.


eBay Auctions[edit]