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Canon ES8200V Hi-8 Analog Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Canon ES8200V Hi-8 Analog Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the size and price are overall positive. The zoom and usability also get good opinions, whereas there are some critical comments about the features and connectivity.

portability, usability, zoom, price, size

connectivity, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon ES8200V Hi-8 Analog Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Canon ES8200V Hi-8 Analog Camcorder from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the size and portability. The zoom and usability are also appreciated. There are some less positive opinions about the features.

usability, zoom, portability, size


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Canon ES8200V Hi8 Camcorder

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: Don Collins (

Canon ES8200V Hi8


Price, On-camera light, Flip-out viewscreen

No headphone jack, No external mike plug

Oct, 2001

Expert review by: Don Collins (

Canon ES8200V Hi8 Camcorder


Price, On-camera light, Flip-out viewscreen

No headphone jack, No external mike plug

Aug, 2001

Consumer review by: theheidis (

ES8200V - Hi8, the MIRROR effect alone is worth getting this camera!


Do you remember the video from the 80s for "Wild Wild West" by the Escape Club? If so, then you know how the "mirror effect" works. With this camera you can duplicate the cool effects that video used with the arms and legs! This mirror effect is so...

Cool Digital Effects

Just a few...

Aug, 2001

Product Specifications

The view from the top! Canon's new ES8200V Hi8 camcorder is the top of its class. The top-quality Canon zoom lens, large color LCD viewscreen, top notch feature set and your imagination are perfect partners for capturing stunning video wherever you go. The view from the top has always been the best, now the ES8200V makes it better. The ES8200V's powerful 22x zoom lens transforms distant scenes into dramatic close-ups with absolutely no loss of image quality. The extra-long digital zoom magnifies to 700x, revealing details too distant to be seen by the naked eye.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
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:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Portrait mode / Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon ES

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.6-3.8
Max Focal Length:79.2mm
Min Focal Length:3.6mm
Optical Zoom:22
Type:Zoom lens


Color:Gray / Metallic silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:250Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:270Kpix
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

Digital Zoom:700
Media Type:Hi8
Special Effects:Art / Black & White / Cinema / Ghost / Mirror / Mosaic / Negative / Sepia / Strobe


Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:CRT