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Canon ES 8100V

Canon ES 8100V
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Expert review by : Don Collins (

Canon ES8100V Hi8 Camcorder Review


Although most of the research, development and certainly the rage of consumer camcorders seem to focus entirely on the digital models these days, there are still a good number of video hobbyists looking for affordable and simple-to-use camcorders. For...

Manual controls ; Microphone jack ; FlexiZone control

No headphone jack ; Pixel count ; Small viewscreen

Feb, 2001

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Canon ES8100V Hi8


Manual controls, Microphone jack, FlexiZone control

No headphone jack, Pixel count, Small viewscreen

Feb, 2001

Product Specifications

The View from the Top! Canon's new ES8100V Hi8 camcorder is the top of its class. The top quality Canon zoom lens, large color LCD view screen, 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 ES8100V makes it better. The ES8100V's powerful 22x zoom lens transforms distant scenes into dramatic close ups with absolutely no loss of image quality. The high-quality digital zoom magnifies this to 100x, and the Extra Long Digital Zoom magnifies to 500x, revealing details too distant to be seen by the naked eye.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono/Uni-directional
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:88mm
Min Focal Length:4mm
Optical Zoom:22
Type:Lens/Zoom lens


Color:Gray / Metallic silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:250Kpix/360Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:270Kpix/570Kpix
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 Scene Transition:Black & white fader / Horizontal wipe / Mosaic fader / White fader
Digital Zoom:500
Media Type:Hi8
Shooting Modes:Normal movie mode
Special Effects:Art / Mirror / Mosaic / Negative / Sepia


Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:CRT