JVC GR-SV3 VHS-C camcorder, Pounds 800.
This simple-to-use camcorder follows the trend in video equipment of fewer buttons and greater reliability.
The GR-SV3 is a straightforward to operate camcorder, which produces a solid, no-nonsense end result. This could either be a strength or a limitation, depending on your needs and your budget.
The sound recording is in mono , it doesn't have a particularly powerful zoom and the picture quality is not as high as Hi-8 or Super VHS-C but then neither is the price.
Where the GR-SV3 tries to be different is in its inclusion of a fold-out LCD screen for playing back recordings, while also keeping a traditional camera-style viewfinder.
Pitched at the lower to mid-range of the camcorder market, the GR-SV3 is the kind of equipment that could be used without supervision from Securicor. But if your students are into ambitious film making, then look to more advanced models.