Patent Number: 6,169,579

Title: Video camera with one-step operation for unlocking cassette cover and ejecting cassette holder

Abstract: A video camera includes a camera body, a holder arranged to house and hold a tape-shaped recording medium within the camera body, to have an eject part for ejecting the recording medium and to be movable between a first position in which the recording medium can be pulled out and a second position in which the recording medium can be inserted or ejected, a cover arranged to be lockable in a state of covering the eject part of the holder, an eject switch arranged to input an ejecting instruction, and a lock part arranged to hold the holder in the first position. The cover is in the state of covering the eject part of the holder before the ejecting instruction is input to the eject switch. After the ejecting instruction is input, the cover moves to uncover the eject part of the holder and, at the same time, the holder moves from the first position to the second position.

Inventors: Tsunekawa; Michihiko (Kanagawa-ken, JP)

Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: G11B 33/02 (20060101); G11B 15/675 (20060101); G11B 31/00 (20060101); H04N 5/77 (20060101); H04N 005/225 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018