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The Canon ES75 is an affordable and high quality analog 8mm camcorder offered by Canon.

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Pros

Good build quality--buttons feel solid, camcorder feels like it can stand up to regular use and abuse.

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Surprising 22x optical zoom capability surpasses most newer camcorders around this price point.

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Off-center focusing capability with joystick tracking is fairly advanced for a non-digital camcorder.

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Decent low light and indoor performance for the price.

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Buttons are all well laid out and comfortable to use while shooting.

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Cons

Fairly limited battery life--lasts only 2 1/2 hours of shooting.

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Uses the now defunct Hi8 videocassette.

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The Canon ES75 is an affordable and high quality analog 8mm camcorder offered by Canon. This Hi8 camcorder offers a 20x optical zoom and 800x digital zoom, color view finder and a built in video light for flexibility in any shooting situation. It is a very easy to use camera that employs point-and-shoot simplicity, without the need to worry about exposure and white balance. To further the ease of use, the convenient Custom Keys let you personalize your camera by putting the most commonly used functions at your fingertips. The Canon developed exclusive FlexiZone AF/AE lets you align the focus on your subject even if they are not in the center of the frame. For a bit of creative flair, there are several digital effects that can be used during recording, such as Art, Black and White, Sepia, Negative, Mirror, Mosaic, 16:9 and Cinema at the touch of a button.

Specifications
  • Power Supply: 7.2 V DC
  • Power Consumption: 3.3 W
  • Television System: EIA standard (525 lines, 60 fields) NTSC color signal; Recording System: 2 rotary heads, helical scanning system
  • Video Recording System; Luminance Signal: FM azimuth recording
  • Video Recording System; Chrominance Signal: Converted subcarrier phase shift recording (8mm video standard)
  • Audio Recording System: Frequency multiplexing with the video signal by 2 rotary heads (1 channels)
  • Image Sensor: 1/4" CCD (charge-coupled device), 270,000 pixels (250,000 effective pixels)
  • Tape Format: Hi8 videocassette, metal particle
  • Tape Speed: 9/16 ips (14.345 mm/s)
  • Maximum Recording Time: 2 1/2 hours with a P6-150 cassette
  • Lens: f/1.6-3.8, 22X power zoom, 3.6-79.2 mm
  • Focusing System: TTL autofocus/manual focusing possible
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: Wide-angle end: 3/8 (1 cm)
  • Minimum Illumination: 0.4lx
  • Filter Diameter: 46mm
  • Electronic Viewfinder: 0.44 inch color LCD
  • Microphone: Stereo Electret Condenser Microphone
  • Output Level; Video terminal: 1 Vp-p/75 ohms unbalanced
  • Output Level; Audio Terminals: -10 dBV, less than 3 kohms, unbalanced
  • Operating Temperature: 32° - 104°F (0° - 40°C)
  • Dimensions: 3 3/4 x 4 x 6 5/8 in. (94.5 x 103 x 169mm)
  • Weight: 1 lb. 7 5/8 oz (670g) 
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