Nikon video cameras for 8 mm. video tape.

Most cameras are Sony clones, fitted with a CCD-sensor, using 6Volts batteries, featuring optical zoom and digital zoom and stereo sound recording. Cameras with a 4-digit code are for NTSC/PAL* TV-format, earlier models offer NTSC* only! .

* NTSC (National Television Standards Committe) is used in the USA and some Asian countries; PAL (Phase Alternation Line) is used in Europe.

BTW: most Nikon cameras do not have a lens maker's name!

(yet incomplete, please report mistakes)

 

Nikon Sony equiv. available year CCD size (inch) optical zoom range minimum sensibility (Lux) extra
             
NP-55 ? ? ? ? ?  
NP-66/H ? ? ? ? ?  
VN-77 ? ? ? ? ?  
VN-200 TR-30 1994-1995 1/3" 10 x 2  
VN-250 TR-40 ? 1/3" 10 x 2  
VN-300 TR-4 1991-1992 1/3" 6 x 5  
VN-310 TR-51 1992-1993 1/3" 6 x 3  
VN-320 TR-71 1992-1993 1/3" 10 x 2  
VN-330 TR-61 1994-1995 1/3' 10 x 1  
VN-340 TR-65 1994-1995 1/3" 10 x 1  
VN-350 ? 1994-1995 1/3" 12 x 5  
VN-360 TR-93 1994-1995 1/3" 12 x 3  
VN-400 TRV-30 1994-1995 1/3" 12 x 1  
VN-500 TR-7 1991-1992 1/2" 8 x 4  
VN-550 TR-91 1994-1995 1/3" 10 x 1  
VN-700 TR-81 1991 1/3" 8 x ? Hi-8
VN-710 ? ? ? ? ? Hi-8
VN-720 ? 1993-1994 1/3" 8 x 3  
VN-750 TR-101 ? 1/3" 10 x 3 Hi-8
VN-760 TR-700 ? 1/3" 10 x 3  
VN-770 ? ? ? ? ?  
VN-800 Olympus 1986-1992 1/2" 6 x 7  
VN-801 Olympus ? ? ? ?  
VN-802 Olympus ? ? ? ?  
VN-803 Olympus ? ? ? ?  
VN-804 Olympus ? ? ? ?  
VN-810 Olympus VX-802 1988-1991 2/3" 6 x 7  
VN-820 ? 1988 2/3" 6 x 9  
VN-830 ? 1989 2/3" 6 x 9  
VN-840 F-45 1990-1991 1/2" 8 x 3  
VN-850 ? ? ? 8 x ?  
VN-860 F-301 1992-1993 1/2" 8 x 2  
VN-870 FX 730 1995-1996 ? 12 x ?  
VN-900 ? 1989-1991 2/3" 6 x 5  
VN-910 ? 1990-1991 1/2" 6 x 4  
VN-920 ? ? ? ? ?  
VN-930 ? ? ? ? ?  
VN-950 ? 1990   8 x ? Hi-8
VN-960 ? 1991 1/2" 8 x 3 Hi-8
VN-3000 ? 1990 1/3" 6 x 7  
VN-3100 ? 1991 1/3" ? ?  
VN-3200 ? 1992 1/3" 6 x 3  
VN-3220C ? 1992 1/3" 10 x 3  
VN-5000 ? 1990 1/2" 8 x 6  
VN-6000 TR-550 1994 1/3" 12 x 6 Hi-8
VN-7000 ? 1991 1/2" 8 x 2  
VN-7200 TR-8E 1992 1/3" 8 x 3  
VN-7500 ? 1992 1/3" 10 x 3  
VN-8200 ? ? ? ? ?  
VN-8300 ? ? ? ? ?  
VN-9000 ? 1989 2/3" 6 x 7  
VN-9100 TR-55E 1989 ? 6 x 5 Hi-8
VN-9500 ? 1989 2/3" 8 x 5 Hi-8
VN-9600 V700E ? 1/2" 8 x ? Hi-8