analog camcorder: front view
Portable video camera with an integrated VCR that records sounds and images on the magnetic tape of a compact videocassette.
videotape operation controls
Buttons that control viewing of recorded images; they include playback, stop, pause, fast-forward and rewind.
Part attached to the eyepiece; the eye is placed on it for viewing.
Lens focusing ring used to manually adjust the sharpness of an image.
Button used to focus the image automatically or manually.
Button used to turn the camcorder on or off and to select the operating mode including camera, playback and battery recharge.
Movable plate housing and protecting the liquid crystal display.
Small video monitor for viewing the scene to be filmed in order to frame it and bring it into focus.
Lens for changing the visual field so that a close-up or distant shot of the subject can be obtained without moving the camcorder.
Device that converts electric pulses into broadcast or recorded sounds.
Button for activating the mode that allows filming in the dark.