Canon V-8
This page was last modified 15:41, 17 February 2020 by Rderooy. Based on work by Gdx and Mars2000you and others.

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Description

The Canon V-8 is the smallest MSX computer released by Canon. It has only one cartridge slot and no printer port. It's also amazing to see the integration of some components in a MSX-Engine for a computer with only 16kB RAM.

The cursor keys are located on the top-right of the casing to keep the keyboard and the computer as compact as possible. Its size is compact but you need to use the provided external AC adapter AD-10.

Size: 311(W) x 42.5(H) x 215(L)mm
Weight: 1.5kg (the unit) + ?kg (AC adapter)

Brand Canon
Type V-8
Year 1985-08-31
Region Japan
Original price ¥39,800
RAM 16kB in slot 0
VRAM 16kB
Media MSX cartridges
Video Texas Instruments TMS9118NL
Audio PSG (YM2149 integrated in MSX-Engine S3527)
Chipset Yamaha S3527
Extras
Emulation ROMs dumped and emulated

Pictures

Canon V-8
Canon V-8 label
Canon V-8 with AC adapter
Canon V-8 PCB
Canon V-8 PCB back
Canon V-8 underside
Canon V-8 box
Canon V-8 back

Specifications

The Canon V-8 is a MSX1 with a Z80 from NEC (D780C-1) and a MSX-Engine S3527 from Yamaha.

Slot Map

Slot 0 Slot 1 Slot 2 Slot 3
Page C000h~FFFFh RAM Cartridge
Slot
Page 8000h~BFFFh
Page 4000h~7FFFh Main-ROM
Page 0000h~3FFFh

Connections