Canon V-20
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Description

The Canon V-20 is very similar to the V-10, but it has more RAM and the main color is black instead of white. It was initially aimed at the Japanese market. The year after two variations were introduced in Europe. The Canon V-20 (EU) and Canon V-20 (FR).

Size: 402(W) x 62(H) x 218(L)mm
Weight: 3.5kg

For the photography fans, this machine is recommended to be used with an innovative digital Interface Unit DMB between the computer and the Canon T90 Single-lens reflex (SLR) camera. DMB-90 means Data Memory Back 90.

The V-20 computer has been localised for the European market - see V-20 (EU) and V-20 (FR).

Brand Canon
Model V-20
Year 1984
Region Japan
Launch price ¥64,800
RAM 64kB in slot 3
VRAM 16kB
Media MSX cartridges
Video Texas Instruments TMS9918ANL
Audio PSG (YM2149)
Chipset none (separate IC's)
Keyboard layout QWERTY/JIS
Extras
Emulation ROM dumped and emulated, but the openMSX XML file needs validation

Pictures

Canon V-20
Canon V-20 underside
Canon V-20 label
Canon V-20 left side
Canon V-20 front
Canon V-20 back
Canon V-20 PCB
Canon V-20 with manuals
V-20 with box (+ VJ-200 joystick)

Specifications

The Canon V-20 is a MSX1 with a Z80 from NEC (D780C-1)

Slot Map

Slot 0 Slot 1 Slot 2 Slot 3
Page C000h~FFFFh Left
cartridge
slot
Top
cartridge
slot
64kB
RAM
Page 8000h~BFFFh
Page 4000h~7FFFh Main-ROM
Page 0000h~3FFFh

Connections