Canon's new ES8600 Hi8 camcorder is the top of its class.
The top quality Canon zoom lens, large color LCD viewscreen, 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 ES8600 makes it better. The ES8600's powerful 22x zoom lens transforms distant scenes into dramatic close ups with absolutely no loss of image quality. The Extra Long Digital Zoom magnifies to 800x, revealing details too distant to be seen by the naked eye. The high-resolution LCD screen allows you to see your subject in living color as you shoot, making it easier to compose each scene for maximum impact. You'll not only get better recordings, you'll have more fun making them too!
Features: Optical 22x Zoom and Digital 800x Zoom
The ES8600's powerful 22x zoom lens transforms distant scenes into dramatic close ups with absolutely no loss of image quality. The Extra Long Digital Zoom magnifies to 800x, revealing details too distant to be seen by the naked eye. Built-in Video Light.
With the ES8600, fading light doesn't mean an end to the day's recording. Thanks to the built-in video light, you'll get clear, colorful images even in complete darkness! You don't have to worry about carrying and connecting any extra equipment. Image Stabilizer
A high quality image stabilization system corrects camera shake instantly, giving you smooth, stable pictures. It enables you to record shake-free images, even on long telephoto shots without a tripod. Photo Mode
The ES8600's Photo Mode lets you record still images with sound for approximately seven seconds. FlexiZone AF/AE
Because your subjects will often be off center and you will encounter less than ideal shooting conditions, Canon developed the exclusive FlexiZone AF/AE. Simply use the FlexiZone controller to align the "FlexiZone" in the viewfinder with your subject. You'll achieve perfect focus and exposure anywhere within the frame. Point-and-Shoot
When the great video opportunity arises, you may not have time to deal with manual settings. Fortunately, the ES8600 can take care of all these details for you. Simply turn it on and you're ready to record. Time Base Corrector
Digitally processes the video signal for a more stable picture. This ensures better playback for viewing or copying. Tape Analyzing System
The camera analyzes the characteristics of each tape you use and adjusts the recording signal to that most appropriate for each tape. Preset Titler Function
Effortlessly select one of the 5 preset titles such as "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" to match the occasion. Digital Effects
Give variety and impact to your recordings by adding a variety of digital effects, including Art, Black and White, Fade, Sepia, Negative*, Mirror*, Mosaic*, 16:9*, Cinema*, Strobe*, Ghost*, all at the touch of a button. * Available during camera recording only Long Time Recording
The ES8600 can record up to 14 hours continuously when using two optional BP-945 Battery Packs attached to the optional CH-910 Dual Battery Charger/Holder