Simply does it

19th May 1995 at 01:00
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.

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