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#1 Nick Norton

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 07:05 PM

Does anyone know the difference between Canon's 1014xls camera and their 814xls?

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#2 Mike Rizos

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 07:39 PM

The cameras are very similar except:
The 814xls has 7-56mm lens, the 1014xls 6.5-65mm.
The 1014xls has some info superimposed on the viewfinder and lap disolve.
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#3 Bruce Taylor

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 08:35 PM

I have also noticed that the 1014xls (which I own) is much less noisy than the examples of the 814xls I have heard. If shooting MOS it obviously makes no differrence, but if you are shooting with sound that's an important factor to consider. The 1014 is also not silent, but a homemade barney can fix that.
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#4 jason duncan

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 04:13 PM

The 814-xls does not have lap disslove as the 1014 does.
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#5 Alessandro Machi

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 11:08 PM

I have also noticed that the 1014xls (which I own) is much less noisy than the examples of the 814xls I have heard. If shooting MOS it obviously makes no differrence, but if you are shooting with sound that's an important factor to consider. The 1014 is also not silent, but a homemade barney can fix that.


That may have less to do with whether it's an 814 or a 1014 and more to do with if it's ever been serviced. Spectra overahauled a camera and it ended up being one of the quietest Super-8 cameras I have ever heard, but I doubt there is a guarantee that every camera can be made to be super quiet.

I have found that a 6mm wide would be really useful in many enclosed situations that one may find themselves in. I suppose the 6.5 wide on the 1014XLS versus the 7mm wide on the 814XLS helps a bit. Some people claim that the 8-1 zoom of the 814XLS is sharper than the 1014XLS. I don't have an opinion one way or the other.
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#6 Matthew Buick

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 05:38 PM

Allessandro, how much did Spectra overhauling cost? My 814XL-S is a noisy bugger.
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#7 Alessandro Machi

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 05:49 PM

Allessandro, how much did Spectra overhauling cost? My 814XL-S is a noisy bugger.


Hi Matthew, I'm not sure.

I think they are finishing up their move this weekend so if you send them an email from their website (spectrafilmandvideo.com) it might take them a couple of days to respond.
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