Canon Camcorder

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gypo
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Canon Camcorder

Postby gypo » 02 Mar 2015, 20:23

I picked one of these up today here from a charity shop with the intention of having the view finder off it , It has a tape drive and an sd card slot, After doing a bit of research it looks as if the small view finder is also lcd so im guessing it wont be a suitable doner?
Anyone if it can be used?
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Re: Canon Camcorder

Postby Jirka » 02 Mar 2015, 20:49

Yes, the viewfinder is LCD and cannot be used easily. I would not use it anway, because the resolution of these early LCDs is worse than resolution of CRT viewfinders of that time.

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Re: Canon Camcorder

Postby gypo » 02 Mar 2015, 21:01

Ok cheers, might be if use to someone in the camcorder section as it has night vision on it and I see it has a threaded end at the lens that could accept an adapter to screw to a lens for an add on :thumbup:
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Re: Canon Camcorder

Postby Jirka » 02 Mar 2015, 21:32

Maybe some info on how to recognize the CRT viewfinders:

1. They are always black & white only
2. The viewfinder body is pretty long, usually at least 3 times as long as it is wide
3. There is a „high voltage“ warning embossed in the viewfinder body or on a sticker
4. They are connected to camcorder using normal wires or ribbon cables with a few paths (max I have seen is 5)
5. The screen is made of real glass

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Re: Canon Camcorder

Postby gypo » 02 Mar 2015, 21:42

Cheers fella,
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