Color Camcorders

Color Camcorders




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Marketed October 1984
Original Price 278,000 yen (without case)

For the video perfectionist, canon proudly introduces the ultimate home video camera. With its macro-capable f/1.4 8x power zoom lens, parallax-free active autofocus system and stereo recording capability, the VC-30/VC-30A is fully equipped to handle every task demanded of it. Among its unique features are a side-panel character generator for composing titles and a continuous auto white balance function. Picture quality sets new standards of excellence thanks to the 2/3″ 5MHz saticon tube with new stripe filter.

Television system EIA Standard(525 lines, 60 fields) NTSC color signal (VC-30A)
CCIR(625 lines, 50 fields) PAL system (VC-30E)
Scanning system 525 lines, 2:1 interlaced (VC-30A)
Camera tube Single 2/3″ High-band(5MHz) saticon tube with electorostatic focusing
Video (Luminance) S/N rate Better than 47dB
Horizontal resolution Better than 320 lines at center
Video output signal 1.0 Vp-p/75 ohms(unbalanced)
Typical subject luminance 900 lx
Minimum illumination 10 lx (with standby/operate switch at UP)
Color temperature correction two position switch(daylight and tungsten), automatic adjustment
Lens f/1.4, 8x power zoom, 10-80mm focal length automatic iris
Focusing system active autofocus, manual focusing possible
Minimum focusing distance 1.2 m(3.9 ft.)
Macro mechanism wide macro; macro recording distance : 4mm from front of lens
Filter diameter 58 mm
Electronic viewfinder 1″ monochrome CRT, 1.5″ color CRT(optional)
Viewfinder information in screen filter setting display, white balance display, exposure display, focus indicator display, sensitivity up display, recording time indicator, battery charge warning, tape counter indicator, interval timer display
out of screen recording indicator
Auto fade video and audio
Remote Control VCR recording function cotrollable from camera. camera start/stop and zooming functions controllable via canon zoom remote control unit(optional accessory)
Microphone Uni-directional electret condenser stereo microphone
External Microphone input level -70dB, 600 ohms unbalanced, 3.5mm mini-jack
Audio output level -20dB, high impedance
Power supply 12V DC
Power consumption VC-30A / VC-30E
during recording
(with the monochrome
electronic viewfinder)
approx. 7W / approx. 7.6W
on standby approx. 2.2W / approx. 2.2W
Cable length approx. 2 m
Provided accessories electronic viewfinder VF-30A, shoulder strap and lens cap
(W x H x D)
210 x 192 x 409 mm (including electronic viewfinder)
Weight Body: 2100g
Electronic viewfinder(VF-30A): 400g