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