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Here is the description of this camera from Canon
Pick up a Canon ES8400V Hi8 camcorder, and you're got a world of spectacular video possibilities in your hand. With a wealth of advanced functions, a powerful zoom lens, video effects and Canon's elegant user-friendly design, the ES8400V is just the tool you need to make your video production dreams come true.
Optical 22x (Digital 800x) Zoom
Canon's exclusive precision optical zoom lens lets you capture everything from sweeping panoramas to thrilling close-ups, all in flawless detail. The powerful digital zoom lets you increase magnification to an incredible 800x,for even more dramatic results.
The advanced image stabilization system instantly compensates for "camera shake" caused by unsteady hands, giving you smooth, stable pictures even for the extreme close-ups, without a tripod.
The ES8400V's photo mode lets you record still images with sound for approximately seven seconds.
2.5" Color LCD Screen
The ES8400V features a bright color LCD screen that makes it easy to shoot well-composed video without having to squint into a viewfinder. Rotate the screen for high or low - angle shots, or turn it around 180° for recording yourself. When you're done shooting, the screen is great for playing back your scenes.
Built-in Video Light
The built-in video lights lets you keep on shooting even when the light fades. Even in total darkness, the ES8400V lets you capture the nightlife without having to carry or connect any added gear.
This exciting and exclusive innovation by Canon lets you keep your subject in perfect focus and exposure regardless of the shooting and lighting conditions. Simply use the FlexiZone controller to align the FlexiZone with your subject in the viewfinder. The ES8400V does the rest!
While the ES8400V's Auto mode is fine for most shooting situations, the camcorder also includes four additional pre-programmed auto exposure modes, each carefully designed to give you the best possible image results under special shooting conditions.
The great video opportunities can come suddenly, and even if you're ready, is your camcorder? When there's no time to adjust focus, exposure or white balance, rely on the ES8400V, which does it all automatically for you. Just switch on, point and shoot.
The ES8400V features 8 special digital image effects (Art, Black & White, Sepia, Negative, Mirror, Mosaic, 16:9, Cinema, strobe and ghost) to add to your video recordings, for a touch of variety and impact at the touch of a button.
PAL TV Playback
The ES8400V can convert NTSC-recorded video to PAL60.
If you would like to download the manual for this camera then click this link : http://www.retrevo.com/support/Canon-ES8400V-Camcorders-manual/id/201ag102/t/2/