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Old September 20th, 2005, 07:57 PM   #1
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Some old cam

This might be a strange question, but somehow I just happened upon an old Canon VC-30 hi-band saticon camera. I think the box it was in probably wasn't even opened in over a dozen years and the cam probably wasn't used much even before that. Canon released it in 1984 and this is a pretty strange little piece of machinery, although it would seem it was pretty advanced for its time. Apparently it was supposed to be hauled around with a large box-y VCR (which I'm pretty sure is around here somewhere) into which the signal would go - much more than that I can't say because I never used one of these.

I tried to do a search on the internet about the cam and although I turned up pretty much nothing on the cam, I found thousands of dealers that apparently still sell batteries for it - so shock of shocks, wonder if it is fact a usable camera and if folks still use it today.

Does anyone know anything about this piece of hardware - should I even try to ebay it? or is it just mulch?
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Old September 20th, 2005, 10:12 PM   #2
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Canon has it on there site
a google shows over 400 sites.Can't hurt to ebay it.Take some shots of it before you do you may be able to use them one day
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Old September 20th, 2005, 10:19 PM   #3
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Hey Jon,

Because you make movies you might consider hanging on to that old relic. Check this out:
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