Canon RC-760

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Canon RC-760

Post by Webmaster » Wed Oct 12, 2005 11:38 am

My 1988 Canon RC-760 still video camera arrived today. Bought on eBay for $305, including an original 11-66mm f/2 lens, two Canon BP-7N batteries and the BC-60N charger.

I wouldn't normally bother to pick up a Canon camera, but I really wanted a Canon RC-701 and/or RC-760 to keep my original Kodak DCS and Nikon QV-1000C company. First filmless SLR models from the three big names in professional photography.

This camera was released about the same time as the QV-1000C and both use the same video floppy (VF) disks. Both camera body and lens appears to be in very good shape. Robust body and bright, nice lens.

I don't know how many RC units were made, but it was a relatively popular and common camera compared to the much more expensive and rare Nikon QV-1000C. Less than 180 QV units were sold worldwide -- most of them in Japan, making it one of Nikon's rarest models ever.

The seller couldn't make the camera work, but I have a feeling the batteries are bad. Unfortunately, I can't test this yet. The charger accepts 110V input only, so I'll need yet another gadget to power up the charger (or find a 220V charger). I measured the two batteries (apparently the seller had charged them when trying to test the camera) -- the best one is now 4.27V -- it should be 8.4V. Even with a working charger, I may have to recell one of the batteries to make sure it's not a battery issue.

I'll post some photos and more details later. Until then, here's some Canon info: http://www.canon.com/camera-museum/came ... rc760.html

Jarle
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RC-760

Post by drummond93 » Thu Oct 13, 2005 3:10 am

Congratulations, Jarle....

Did the kit come with any instructions? More pictures when you get a chance!

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Post by Webmaster » Thu Oct 13, 2005 3:50 pm

Thanks Nathan!

No instructions. Camera body, strap, lens, two batteries and charger only. I hope to publish some photos soon.

Today, I've contacted the battery shop that recelled one of my Nikon QV batteries a few months ago. They can recell this one as well. Hopefully, a working battery is everything I need to get the camera operational (not that I plan to use it -- but it would be cool to take a few test shots).

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RC-760 article published

Post by Webmaster » Mon Oct 17, 2005 9:29 am

I've just finished my RC-760 write-up (version 1.0). Text and photos found at:

http://www.nikonweb.com/rc760/

Enjoy.

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Post by precertvideo » Sun Jan 21, 2007 5:22 pm

In case anyone wants/needs one-there is a "still video player" going on ebay at http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... :IT&ih=011 It is being sold with one of the ordinary RC-260 ION cameras, so should be quite cheap. Not sure that it'd help getting the images onto a computer, though...

If the seller wont post overseas (specifically Norway :wink: ) then you could always send it to me and I would post it on to you.

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Still Video Recorder/Player

Post by Webmaster » Mon Jan 22, 2007 8:06 am

precertvideo wrote:In case anyone wants/needs one-there is a "still video player" going on ebay
These are relatively common on eBay. Just search for "Still Video Player" (or "recorder"). They usually go very cheap. I already have the Nikon transmitter/player that was sold as part of the QV-1000C kit, and don't need another one (thanks anyway!)

The best way to get the photos from the player to your PC is to use a regular video capture card, and capture the still image in the same way as you'd capture a regular TV signal. Remember, these are not ordinary digital cameras, but "Still Video" cameras. And that's what you'll get: A still video picture - TV resolution and all.

Have fun!

Jarle

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