The JVC GR-SXM320U palm-size compact VHS-C camcorder offers 400x variable speed digital zoom and 16x optical zoom. This is ideal for catching action at sporting events or just at home in your backyard. The zoom is a variable-speed zoom triggered by finger pressure with numeric zoom ratio readout in the viewfinder/monitor. The GR-SXM320U includes a high-resolution 2.5-inch LCD color monitor with 112,000 pixels. The monitor rotates 270 degrees so you can view what you are recording from any angle. The camcorder has three recording modes and uses S-VHS recording to deliver up to 60 percent better resolution than standard models. For quality and economy, the S-VHS ET mode lets you take high-resolution videos using any VHS-C tape. For compatibility with any VHS video recorder, standard VHS is also available.
At the touch of a button, Super LoLux boosts low light sensitivity to less than 1 lux for needed performance in real-life shooting situations. The picture stabilizer gets rid of annoying picture shake. Your viewers will appreciate this feature during playback because it will make your recording easier to watch.
The VHS-C format tapes used in this camcorder are simply smaller-size VHS tapes. You can play your tapes in any VCR with the included cassette adapter. This feature also allows the manufacturer to make a compact, affordable camcorder. In case you need to travel away from an electrical outlet, the JVC GR-SXM320U includes a battery pack with a shooting capability of up to two hours. The camcorder has seven programmable auto exposure modes and digital special effects. The title generator features eight preset messages in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.
A time-lapse capability allows you to record at preset intervals to catch slow motion action such as plant growth or cloud movement. You can also record in a special animation mode that creates the illusion of movement for an otherwise stationary scene when you shoot a series of slightly different poses. For editing features, the JVC GR-SXM320U offers digital wipes and fades, as well as a black fader and a quick review and retake function. Through the J terminal you can easily integrate your JVC camcorder with PC and multimedia peripherals to create a computer-controlled video-playback and image-capture system. The necessary control software comes supplied with select JVC digital camcorders. The accessories include a shoulder strap, compact VHS cassette playback adapter, and AC adapter and battery recharger.