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Canon ES8600 Hi-8 Analog Camcorder

Canon ES8600 Hi-8 Analog Camcorder
alaAverage 3.2

8 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of Canon ES8600 Hi-8 Analog Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality. The price is also appreciated. Some have doubts about the portability.

usability, price, image quality


On average, users rate this product 63/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Canon ES8600 Hi-8 Analog Camcorder from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviews about the price and usability are on the whole positive, but many are less positive about the portability.

usability, price


60% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Canon ES8600 Hi8 Camcorder with 2.5" Color LCD and Image Stabilizer

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: dsburch (

Died after 1 year of light use


I love cameras. I have a few nice ones in 35mm and digital formats. Have used them for years with excellent performance. Each has its own case, are handled with care, and are stored where they cannot be reached by just anyone. What I am getting at is ...

Easy to use, for the time it lasted

Useless after one year! Garbage

Nov, 2006

Consumer review by: nickelcrue (

Shutter Stopped working at 1 year


easy to use

stops working right after the warranty wears out

Dec, 2005

Consumer review by: obx001 (

Canon Quality at a great price


I recently purchased the Canon ES8600 Camcorder. What made me decide on purchasing a Hi8 vs a Digital Camcorder was - low lux capability - 22X Optical Zoom Lens - 2 hrs recording on a single tape - price/performance - warranty ...

Quality, great picture&audio, long recording, fast rewinding, easy to dub copies, Low Light Capability

No stereo sound - can be made to output two channel monowith adapter

Dec, 2003

Product Specifications

The View from the Top! Canon's new ES8600 Hi8 camcorder is the top of its class. The top quality Canon zoom lens, a large color LCD view screen, a 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 ES8600 makes it better. The ES8600'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 up to 800x, revealing details too distant to be seen by the naked eye.

Audio Input

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

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

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Zoom:800
Media Type:Hi8
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Art / Black & White / Cinema / Ghost / Mirror / Mosaic / Negative / Sepia / Strobe / Wide


Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:Electronic