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MOVIECAM Super Lightweight

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MOVIECAM Super Lightweight
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MOVIECAM Super Lightweight

Smaller and lighter than the MOVIECAM COMPACT, the modular camera MOVIECAM SL makes a great B camera for a COMPACT package.

Price: P.O.A. per day

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Moviecam 'SL' Super Lightweight Camera - Standard or Super35


Created exclusively for the MOVIECAM, the advanced BLN (Bauer Low Noise) compensating link movement ensures smooth pull down and precise frame to frame registration. Dual pilot pin registration and double pull down pins. Aperture plates, available in all 35 mm aspect ratios, are easily interchangeable. The movement slides back for easy threading. Loop adjustment.


120m/400' lightweight active displacement type. All magazines have built-in heaters and torque motors. Electronic footage counter. 120m/400' lightweight Steadimag with vertical displacement to maintain center of gravity.


Combi-PL mount accepts lenses from 9.8mm and up. Regular and Super 35.


180° variable to 45°. Calibrated in segments with positive stops at 900, 1200, 144, , 172.80. Mirror stops automatically in viewing position. Interchangeable ground glasses available in all aspect ratios.


The camera is powered by a microprocessor controlled 24V DC motor with variable speed from 12 to 40 fps in one frame increments. All speeds operate with crystal quartz accuracy.

Integrated Heaters

Built-in thermostatically controlled DC heaters for temperatures below +50C/410F. Camera and magazines are heated.

Viewfinder Attachment

6.1 magnification. Optical image via a rotating mirror groundglass. Reflex viewfinder produces a brilliant and full size correct image. The vievfinder is rotable 3600, while maintaining an erect image. Large exit pupil 9.2mm, has heated rear element to prevent condensation.

Video Systems

Flicker reduced CCD video pick-ups are available, 100% Color or B&W, 80/20 Optical/B&W video, providing a high contrast video display from the groundglass.

Operational Controls

ON/OFF switch. Frame speed preset buttons. Digital counters for frame rate. Sync in and sync out. Dust check knob.

The MOVIECAM SL is designed to accept magazines, baseplates and most other ancilliaries from the MOVIECAM COMPACT.

Carrying Cases

Made from welded aluminium with sunk-in handles and locks, contoured formed foam inside.

Technical Specifications

Filming Speeds 12 to 40 fps
Shutter 180°, 172,8°, 144°, 120°, 90°, 45°, 22.5°
Film Format 35 mm
Lens Mount 54 mm stainless steel PL mount
Noise Level 26 dB(A)
Viewfinder Magnification 10 x (10/17 times with viewfinder extension)
Dimensions H 161 mm B 159 mm L 218 mm
(viewfinder in horizontal position)
L 264 mm B 100 mm H 298 mm
(viewfinder in vertical position)
Weight app. 3.75 kg (8.25 lbs),
Magazine weight 2.3 kg (5.06lbs)
Ready to shoot weight 6.1 kg (5.06 lbs)
Power Supply 24V DC
Temperature Range -20°C to +50°C (+4°F to +122°F)
Timecode With TC- mag:Continuous barcode on film edge, 80 bit according to SMPTE RP 114

Moviecam 'SL' Super Lightweight Camera - Standard or Super35

  • PL. Mount
  • Full Gate
  • Full Reflex Super Lightweight Viewfinder for hand held with built in Eyepiece Heater
  • 2 x 400' Active Displacement Steadicam Magazines (Back mounted)
  • Adjustable Pitch Control
  • Inbuilt Crystal Speeds - 12 to 32 f.p.s.
  • Reverse running possible
  • Variable Shutter 22.5° to 180° in steps
  • Arri Bridge Plate
  • Arri 4"x4" Matte Box
  • Mattes
  • 2 x 24v 8Ah Block Batteries with Chargers
  • Changing Bag
  • Adapters for ‘Compact’ 400’ & 1000’ Magazines, and ‘Compact’ Viewfinder System
  • Electronic adapter for ‘Compact’ MovieSpeed Control and Syncroniser

Please Note: All prices are listed in Australian dollars and exclude insurance, shipping and GST.


Who is Cameraquip?

Cameraquip is the largest privately owned Australian motion picture equipment rental and service facility, having operated in Melbourne for 38 years.


434 Clarendon Street,
South Melbourne,
Victoria 3205

Ph: +613 9699 3922

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