Canon Palmtronic LC-8M

Date of introduction:  1979 Display technology:  LCD (yellow)
New price:   Display size:  8
Size:  5.3" x 3.9" x 0.25"
 128 x 70 x 14 mm3
Weight:  3.3 ounces, 78 grams Serial No:  171050
Batteries:  2*AAA Date of manufacture:  mth 10 year 1979
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  Japan
Precision:  8  Integrated circuits:  Toshiba T3709
Memories:  1    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

The Canon Palmtronic LC-8M is one of the early calculators based on the Toshiba T3709 calculator chip and a yellow LCD. You find a similar calculator with the Texas Instruments TI-1750. Canon's first LCD calculator was introduced already in 1976 with the LC-1.

The later LC-31 uses a cheap plastic housing with similar electronics, the innovative LX-40 a totally different internal construction.

Don't miss the LD-84 and LD-8M3 with the green VF-Display. The wonderful LD-8Ms used a stylish housing simlar to this LC-8M.

The LC-8M received soon a cost reduction program and was replaced with the LC-81M.

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Joerg Woerner, December 5, 2001. No reprints without written permission.