|image by Stephen Turnbull (Image rights)|
The RC-260 was an electronic still video camera introduced by Canon in 1991 as a follow up to the RC-250. As with other models of this type, it was not a true digital camera; instead it recorded analog TV scan lines onto special 2" Video Floppy disks. It was given the branding Ion and sold in the European market. The RC-260 had a non-zooming 9.5 mm f/2.4 lens, giving a 35mm equivalent of 51 mm.
- According to the Kurt Tauber text and image linked below.
- Canon RC-260 details at the Canon Camera Museum
- Images of RC-260 kit (2nd item on page) from DigiCam History
- RC-260 camera and accessories images, from E. van der Aa's MyPhotoWeb
- R-260 included on page Cameras and Optical (eighth item) at DustyGizmos.com
- Cartoon explanation of how still video works, from the RC-260 manual, scanned by Sophia Passmore on Flickr
- Video clip showing TV display of RC-260 still image, from Rosa Menkman on Flickr
- "Canon Ion Still Video Camera RC-260 PAL High Band" at the collection of Kurt Tauber
|Sample image, Canon RC-260, and Video Floppy disk|
image by happy_snapper_uk (Image rights)