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Canon’s 16mm Scoopic models

Oliver C. Kochs, May 10th, 2018

Canon’s 16mm Scoopic models

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Overview of all Scoopic models

All models feature the described automatic aperture with EE (Electric Eye) exposure meter above the objective. Individual types can be distinguished as follows:

Scoopic 16, 1965, according to Canon this was the first 16mm camera with built-in zoom lens, 13 to 76 mm focal length(f/1.6). 30 m daylight reel, shooting speeds: 16, 24, 32, 48 fps, 135 degree shutter

Scoopic DS-8, 1970, Double Super 8 Model in 16mm housing, 7.5 to 60 mm (f/1.4) zoom lens from the Canon Auto Zoom 814, shooting speeds: Single frame, 12, 18, 24, 36, 54 fps, 0-165 degree variable shutter, e.g., For shooting headlights on full beam and fade-outs

Sound Scoopic 100, 1970, 30 m daylight reel, magnetic soundtrack circuitry with 28 frame distance between sound recording and film gate, frequency response: 150 to 8,000 hertz, shooting speed: only 24 fps, 135 degree shutter

Sound Scoopic 200, 1970, 60 m daylight reel, like the Model 100, but with 200 foot load capacity

Sound Scoopic 200 S and SE, 1972, new faster zoom lens (f/1.8), 60 m daylight reel, magnet sound recording, frequency response: 200 to 8,000 hertz, shooting speed: only 24 fps, 170 degree shutter, SE features special TV frame lines on the ground glass

Sound Scoopic 200 S 10, 1972, 60 m daylight reel, similar to the 200 S, however with removable optics and a 12 to 120 mm zoom lens

Scoopic 16 M, 1973, 30 m daylight reel, new 12.5 to 75 mm (f/1.8) Vario objective, “M” stands for “macro,” shooting speeds: single frame, 16, 24, 32, 48 and 64 fps, 170 degree shutter

Scoopic 16 MN, 1974, like the 16M only without single frame operation, with internal filter slot on the right side

Scoopic 16MS, 1977, like the16M, but with internal filter slot on the right side and a new magazine shaft on top for Mitchell Type 16 or Cinema Products CP16R magazines with 122 m loads.            

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