Color Camcorders

Color Camcorders




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Marketed April 1982
Original Price 238,000 yen(without case)

The VC-10 is a high-end version of the popular Color Video Camera VC-100, which was marketed as of 1981. Released with a view to giving a boost to Canon’s video camera business strategy, it represents a video system that responds to the needs of a wide variety of users ranging from beginners to camera buffs for both filming and recording.

Boasting excellent hold, this shoulder-held color video camera features auto-focus, power zoom, touch-of-a-button auto-white adjustment, auto-iris exposure control, plus an improved video control function that enables basic operation of the video recorder from the camcorder. Small and light, this recorder can be easily operated by just about anyone.

This high-end model features a high-performance 6x zoom lens with auto-focus mechanism developed by Canon, as well as microcomputer-enabled date, title, and stopwatch display options handy for video albums, plus an inverting function for negative and positive images. In addition to all this, the operating conditions of the camera, including image display, light deficiency display, white balance display, and fade display, can all be checked right at the viewfinder.

The user can choose from a total of three different power supplies, depending on objective. In addition to a lead battery that enables both fast re-charging and continuous filming over a long period of time, it can also be used with an AC adapter, or with a car battery.

It can also be part of a complete video system for both filming and recording when used together with the separately sold Portable Video Recorder VR-10 VHS standard video recorder, which utilizes 1/2-inch tapes, and the Tuner Timer Unit VT-10, which can record another television program on a different channel.

Television system NTSC system(VC-10A), PAL system(VC-10E)
Scanning system 525-lines, 2:1 interlace(VC-10A)
CCIR:625 lines, 50 fields(VC-10E)
Video recording system Single-carrier frequency separation system
Camera tube Single 2/3″ saticon tube, electrostatic focusing
Luminance S/N rate 45dB or greater
Horizontal resolution 280 lines or more at center(VC-10A)
270 lines or more at center(VC-10E)
Video output signal 1Vp-p/75 ohms(unbalanced)
Typical subject luminance 900 lx
Minimum required illumination 30 lx
Color temperature correction two position switch(daylight and tungsten), automatic adjustment
Lens Autofocus, f/1.4, 6x power zoom, 11-70mm focal length, macro mechanism
Minimum focusing distance 1 m(3.3 ft. approx.)
Filter diameter 58 mm
Electronic viewfinder 1″ monochrome CRT
Finder information Low light indicator, recording indicator, white balance indicator, fade indicator
Microphone Unidirectional polar pattern, electret condenser element
External Microphone input level -70dB, 600 ohms unbalanced, M3 connector
Audio output level -20dB, high impedance
Power supply 12V DC
Power consumption 6.5W(with electronic viewfinder)
Cable length 2 m ( standard cable )
(W x H x D)
208 x 218 x 285 mm (including electronic viewfinder)
Weight Body: Approx. 2,000 g
Electronic viewfinder: 500 g