The F-1 utilised battery packs to burn through rolls of film at 14FPS. The camera was marketed as limited edition for press photographers and cost almost $US17,000. Sure it was pricey and bulky, but it was 1984, everything was big. Big hair, big camcorders, big marshmallow creatures, things were huge and we loved them. [Canon Camera Museum via PetaPixel]
Canon Was Shooting 14 Pricey Frames Per Second In 1984
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