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Hitachi VM-E555LA Hi8 Camcorder

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Product Description from Amazon.com:

The Hitachi VME555LA 8mm camcorder shares many characteristics with the VME545LAVP model, but includes improved zoom capabilities, better low-light capabilities, a more advanced signal processor, and more. Weighing in at around 2 pounds, Hitachi's VME555LA comes equipped with a host of features and options that belie its size. Its 0.25-inch CCD records your videos with up to 270,000-pixel precision. You also have the option of using either a 0.55-inch black-and-white eyepiece viewfinder or a 2.5-inch fold-out/rotatable LCD screen. Zoom capabilities range from 22x optical to 400x digital. It is designed with a built-in lens cap as well as automatic tile-date options.


Video format: Hi8/8mm
Imaging device: 0.25-inch Super Sensitive Sensor; 270,000 pixels
Eyepiece viewfinder: 0.55-inch black-and-white
LCD screen: 2.5-inch, active
Optical zoom power: 22x
Digital zoom power: 400x
Filter diameter: 46mm
Shutter speeds: 1/60 to 1/4000 seconds
Image stabilization: Yes
Manual options: Manual focus capabilities
Remote control: Included; 11-key
Fade options: 6-way digital fader
Exposure presets: Auto iris, auto white balance, auto wind filter, auto backlight
Special effects: Mosaic, mirror, 120x digital zoom, negative-positive image, 16-by-9 panoramic
Special features: Dual signal processor, rapid reflex exposure system, wide-angle 47.5 degree lens, instant zoom (1.5x), multisystem playback, built-in lens cap, 0.3 LUX illumination, Easy Edit remote capability, automatic date, flying erase heads
Included: Remote control, Perfect Power battery system with lithium no-memory battery