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Excellent Basic Hi8 Camcorder

bybruno1997 Jan 3, 2005
2 Helpfuls 3 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Many Features -Compact design- Easy to use-Excellent video
Cons No remote- Photo feature is of limited use without computer video capture device.
Recommended it? Yes

It's small, easy to use, has more features than you're ever likely to use, and to my eye the video image on our 32 inch Toshiba TV is as good as our Sony Digital 8 camcorder (and will record for twice as long ------120 minutes vs. 60 minutes on a standard HI8/Digital 8 tape) Read full review »


For a life time of memories!

bykrista_shyann Jan 10, 2003
17 Helpfuls 18 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Easy to use and a clear picture.
Cons Blurs when recording Christmas lights.
Recommended it? Yes

I bought my Canon ES8400V after my son was born when the camcorder that I already owned a RCA quit holding a charge on it's battery it was a VHS shoulder held one also, So when I say the hand held Canon camcorder and for the price I thought it would be a great product to buy.

Some of the... Read full review »


For the Camcorder Ignorant -Canon ES 8400V Hi8 Camcorder-

bybluehawq Dec 15, 2002
223 Helpfuls 224 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Powerful zoom, simple operations, affordable price, feature rich.
Cons Nothing Unusual to complain about as of yet.
Recommended it? Yes

Canon ES 8400V Hi8 Camcorder

I may be a bit behind the times when I admit that up until recently, I lugged around a giant, bulky, hard to use, jumpy, and prehistoric camcorder. Yes, it's true. I loved the old Canon that saw us through many school plays and family get together's, but... Read full review »


Not Too Shabby

byneatslob Nov 25, 2002
5 Helpfuls 6 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Good Quality and low price
Cons Hard-to-reach and hard-to-use zoom button
Recommended it? Yes

This camcorder is a perfect choice if you want decent quality at a low price during this period of rapid emerging digital technology. Rather than spending $1,000 to $2,000 on a digital camcorder that still records on video tape, consider purchasing a low cost Hi8 and waiting a while for Canon and... Read full review »


Canon ES8400V Hi8 w/LCD

byderrickb Nov 13, 2002
4 Helpfuls 5 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Great features, easy to use, excellent recorded picture, plenty of zoom power. Good...
Cons Night focus could be better, but still good. Initial battery pack could last longer.
Recommended it? Yes

The Canon ES8400V Hi8 w/LCD is a great camera. First and foremost it is a Canon, which means high quality craftsmanship by itself. It has 22X Optical and 800X Digital zoom power which is more than plenty. The picture quality does decrease some slightly when zooming very high into the digital zone... Read full review »


Better get a sony...

bycollegeguy972 Oct 24, 2002
6 Helpfuls 7 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Lots of effects, low price, more features.
Cons Had to return twice, built-in light not effective.
Recommended it? No

I bought this camcorder after doing extensive research on the web. I read the one and only review I could find for this camcorder at the time, and it seemed to boast on it. I had no idea that after the experience I had with it I was going to be trading it in for the comparable Sony model.
I... Read full review »


Value for Money

byraj1974 Jul 30, 2002
6 Helpfuls 7 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Easy access to Buttons, Easy to handle, good sharp picture, feature packed
Cons poor quality of built-in light, small LCD, b/w view-finder
Recommended it? Yes

I bought this camcorder after watching a commercial on TV in April 2002. My first experience was a good one. I had a new born baby and shooting indoors at home with the 2.5" LCD was very easy. I also quickly grasped all the features (except the Flexizone feature) and started using them- Fade... Read full review »


You Don't Have to Pay Big Money For the Memories!

byxyzwyatt Jul 15, 2002
25 Helpfuls 26 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Inexpensive, All the needed features, puts out a pretty good picture
Cons Short battery life, need to buy accessories
Recommended it? Yes

I have finally made the camcorder purchase! I've been waiting years but every time I looked, the prices were in the $1000 range which was much more than I could justify. My mother and dad.....who NEVER buy electronics purchased a video camera for their vacation and said that it only cost them $350... Read full review »


Was a great little camera while it worked!

bypmb61 May 10, 2002
7 Helpfuls 8 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Easy to use and clear instructions. All buttons were within reach.
Cons Worked for two days than quit!
Recommended it? No

I purchased this camera for two trips that I was taking and used it for about 1 hour to get familiar with it before the trip. Well as luck would have it , this camera died on the first shooting of the trip! It was not dropped or bumped it just quit! It may just be a 1 in a 1000 chance that this is... Read full review »

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