Canon 814 Autozoom Electronic

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Canon 814 Autozoom Electronic

Year: 1972-1977

Weight: 1500 g

Lens: Canon zoom 1,4 / 7,5 - 60 mm

Batteries: 4 x AA

Macro focusing

Split Image Focusing

Auto / Manual Zoom

Frame rates: 18, 24, 40 + single frame

Shutter degree: Var.

Manual / Auto Exposure

Flash contact


Remote control socket

No sound

Made in Japan

Instruction manual online:

Original price in England (in the year of introduction): £219

Prices on eBay:

  • eBay USA:
    • US$ 102 in 07/1999
    • US$ 162 in 08/1999
    • US$ 131.95 in 07/2007
  • eBay Germany:
    • EUR 27,02 (+ EUR 9,50 shipping) in 10/2005
    • EUR 21,50 (+ EUR 6,90 shipping) in 03/2007 ("untested" camera)
    • EUR 1,99 (+ EUR 7,50 shipping) in 04/2007 (working camera, but with some dimples)
    • EUR 26,50 (+ EUR 4,00 shipping) in 06/2007 ("untested" camera)
  • eBay Austria:
    • EUR 52,11 (+ EUR 12,00 shipping) in 02/2007
  • eBay Spain:
    • EUR 48,36 (+ EUR 31,90 shipping) in 06/2009 (it broke down after shooting two cartridges)



This camera will meter properly with Kodak E64T film cartridges.

Repair information:


1. Canon's successor to the original Auto Zoom 814 is a slightly lighter camera and has extra facilities e.g. macro focussing on the redesigned 8:1 7.5-60mm F1.4 zoom lens, a manual variable shutter, electronic shutter release. It loses the 12 fps speed but gains a slow motion speed of 40 fps approximately. A very good camera and cheaper than the 1014E model with the 10:1 zoom lens and lap dissolve. Unlike the original 814 no button cells are required for the light-meter.

Replaced by the 814XL in 1977 which has an XL 220 degrees shutter setting and 9 fps running speed but no 24 fps setting,

2. This is one of the better cameras to own today; it's highly serviceable, easy to use, and has a nice assortment of professional features. It's really comfortable to shoot hand-held with and the folding handle is one of my favorites. It also seems to be pretty reliable and has a 8/10 lens. The viewfinder is very large and bright and easy to focus with. It is fairly loud when shooting.

It's a great choice whether you plan to shoot a lot of Super 8 or only a little, though unless it's in perfect condition you shouldn't pay over $100 for it, it's not worth it.

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