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JVC GR-AX841 VHS-C Camcorder

by JVC

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  • Universal playback VHS-C format
  • 50x zoom
  • Manual exposure and focus options
  • Special effects
  • Built-in automatic spotlight
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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 5 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00000J4VV
  • Item model number: GRAX841
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #50,729 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 4, 1973

Product Description

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If you're looking for a lightweight camcorder with all the basics and more, the JVC GR-AX841 is a good choice. It combines a wide selection of automatic and manual shooting options with the ease of the VHS-C format, giving home users a go-anywhere, shoot-anything video recorder.

The JVC GR-AX841's slim, flat form makes it easy to carry. It offers an adjustable color viewfinder and a built-in lens cover, which lessens the hassle of carrying around an extra accessory. The unique side-battery design keeps almost all the selection buttons handy at the back of the camcorder.

The JVC GR- AX841's pictures are bright and colorful, although its VHS-C format is by nature less sharp and clear than Hi8 or digital formats. VHS-C does have the huge advantage of universal playback--it uses normal VHS tape wound on a smaller cartridge, so you can play it in any VHS VCR (using the included VHS-tape-sized adapter). VHS- C tapes also tend to be less expensive than other non-VHS formats.

We liked the wide range of effects offered by the JVC GR-AX841--it has four different fade modes, plus seven exposure and effect settings, including the especially useful antiglare and twilight exposures. The JVC GR-AX841 also stands out because it lets you manually adjust exposure, focus, and white balance, making it more suitable for amateur video producers. Overall, we found it both easy to use at the beginner level and helpful in more advanced work.

Pros:

  • Lightweight
  • Manual exposure, focus, and white-balance adjustment
  • Wide selection of auto-exposure and effect settings
  • Easy access to buttons

Cons:

  • No LCD viewfinder

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51 of 52 people found the following review helpful By George J. Walters on November 1, 1999
This is my first one (treat me gently!). I took it out of the box and was using it in 5 minutes. I bought mine on Home Shopping, so I say it fully demonstrated.Also, unlike most VHS and VHS-C camcorders, it has digital processing. You usually only get this feature in high-end 8MM camcorders.
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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 24, 1999
It's a great movie camera. my son who is 7 uses it to make his godzilla movies. i use it for all kinds of events. it is quite quick and easy. the review above says two things that i agree with most. the fact that the controls are on the back (with battery on the side) and the lens cap is built in.
the backgrounds were easy to apply and there were several to choose from.
the on off switch was a bit awkward.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Scott Summerfield on February 26, 2000
When I decided to buy a camcorder I spent a good month researching and shopping around. This product caught my eye in a display window in a popular department store here in Australia, and was reasonably cheap, so I assumed that it wasn't a great product. Even so I checked it out, and discovered that it had everything that even some of the most expensive camcorders have, including digital zoom and numerous special effects. It was light weight and easy to use, and I don't regret buying it for a minute. Once out of the box, I had a quick look through the manual and had the camcorder figured out in a matter of minutes. The picture quality is brilliant, and I would have to say that this JVC product was the best investment I have made in a long time. I highly recommend it to anyone looking to buy an easy to use, no fuss camcorder, and being JVC you know it's a brand you can trust.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By S. bell on May 18, 2000
JVC GR-AX841 VHS-C Camcorder We use this unit to supply warehouse security systems to the industrial market. No wonder it is out of stock at Amazon (May2000). The camcorder arrived and was setup in about 10 minutes. It has performed without a 'hitch' for several months. The AV output is routed to an Intel PC Camera ProPack webcam. Intel provides with this product a low cost.... time lapse and motion detection software CD utility. Both the JVC and Intel parts work well together. I suggest buyers focus on Windows98 and 64MB RAM on their PC to avoid USB lockups on their PC. We are well pleased and the systems work daily with only a regular environmmental housing we made to protect them from dust and cold. JVC makes a fine product which we will buy again due to its value and reliability. Thank-you!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 7, 2000
this is the easiest camcorder I've every used. I'm a real clutz when it comes to electronics, but even I can use this one with ease. It's great!
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