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Bob Wallace
Canon RC 250 analog video still camera
on Sep 18, 2014 at 10:07:57 pm

I was going through my Dad's old stuff and I came across this weird camera. It is a "XAP SHOT" RC 250 video still camera. It takes analog pictures and stores them on a 2" video floppy disc, Canon VF 50.
I didn't find any peripherals with this camera, except for 4 discs. Three appear used, and if the labeling is correct, are from significant family events from around 20 years ago. I can't find any way to read these discs, but if the images are still viable, I would love to have them. Can anyone help me out or at least point me in the proper direction


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Craig Alan
Re: Canon RC 250 analog video still camera
on Nov 2, 2014 at 6:40:59 am

Google got me this:

"It takes decent pictures and outputs to a TV or computer (provided you have video in) through a RCA jack."

So maybe record the images using a recorder that excepts video RCA. Maybe even a VCR or kipro or a computer with an input card.

If you don't have the power cord that comes with it then buy one on eBay. Multiple folks selling this early digital camera.

Mac Pro, macbook pro, Imacs (i7); Canon 5D Mark III/70D, Panasonic AG-HPX170/AG-HPX250P, Canon HV40, Sony Z7U/VX2000/PD170; FCP 6 certified; FCP X write professionally for a variety of media; teach video production in L.A.


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