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Canon ES 8000V

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews of Canon ES 8000V. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability. The zoom is also appreciated, but the image quality and battery get less positive views.

price, zoom, portability

usability, battery, image quality

On average, users rate this product 65/100.

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Canon ES8000V


I bought this camera soon after it's release. I have had it for a good 6 years and it's still kicking. Although MiniDV's and Hardrives are the higher quality choice, the ES8000V does a fantastic job at capturing very good video quality.

Amazing quality for an 8mm camera type ; Very Good Reliablity ; Good LCD ; Different Recording Types ; Factory Fades and Effects ; Manual and Automatic Controls ; 440X Digital Zoom

The 46mm lens isn't easy to find attachments for. Of coarse, a handle on top would be very useful but very rare on 8mm cameras. I made myself a handle to fix that problem. The only wide angle lens for the 46mm thread is a .5X. Ebay has some wide angle...

Dec, 2006

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Canon ES8000V - (Digital Camcorders)

Dec, 2006

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Not a star performer


The Canon ES8100V is my first camcorder. I purchased it based on the zoom and lux specs which were pretty impressive for a camcorder in this price range. Plus, I thought the Canon brand name was a reputable name in consumer electronic, so I couldn't...

Light, good price for Hi-8 camcorder

Average image quality

Jan, 2001

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Pay More for Less -- the Canon ES-8100V


What is up with Canon camcorders? Are they dumping a bunch of feature-crippled analog camcorders onto the market in an attempt at pushing customers up into the higher-priced digital models? If you look at what they've done with their Hi8 cameras, it...

Light, Easy to Handle

Paying a Hi8 Price for 8mm Quality

Oct, 2000

Product Specifications

The Canon ES8000V Hi8 Camcorder gives you the picture perfect video and raises video possibilities to new heights! Combining easy-to-use, point-and-shoot simplicity with new powerful optical and digital zooms. Along with Canon's exceptional image quality, you also get image stabilization technology and a long list of high-caliber creative shooting and editing effects, all available at the touch of a button such as Auto Editing, which allows you to shorten long shots, change shot order or even delete scenes, and digital effects like Negative conversion, Extra Long Digital Zoom, Mirror, Mosaic or Art effects. The ES8000V's optical 22x Zoom and Digital 440x Zoom cover all angles from sweeping panoramas to action-grabbing telephoto shots. The extra large 3" Color LCD Screen makes it easy to shoot colorful, well-composed videos. The Image Stabilization system corrects any camera shake, giving you smooth, stable pictures, while Programmed Auto Exposure gives you six special programs, designed to match diverse subjects and shooting conditions. Easy to operate and fun to handle, the ES8000V offers other great features such as PAL / TV Playback and new AFM Stereo Sound, which has the depth and realism to ensure a clear, dynamic sound to match the visual impact of your recordings, Digital Faders and Canon's exclusive FlexiZone AF / AE.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.6cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon ES

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.6-3.8
Max Focal Length:88mm
Min Focal Length:4mm
Optical Zoom:22
Type:Zoom lens


Color:Black / Metallic silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:320Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:470Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4 ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC / PAL
Digital Scene Transition:Fade trigger
Digital Zoom:440
Media Type:Hi8
Shooting Modes:Normal movie mode
Special Effects:Art / Mirror / Mosaic / Negative


Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:CRT