Despite a low price tag and small size, the JVC SXM250 has the versatility of recording in three different formats. The SVHS mode creates high quality recordings that rival the broadcast TV standard, and you can record with the same high resolution on any VHS-C tape with the SVHS ET mode, or use the standard VHS mode and enjoy the greatest level of compatibility with other players. Other features of the camcorder include a large 2.5-inch LCD screen, 16x optical zoom, video light, 70 special effects and transitions, title generator, and VHS-C playpack.
The optical zoom magnifies up to 16 times while the digital zoom, which works by electronically enhancing the optical image, reaches up to 600 times. The digital image stabilization system keeps the picture steady and solid throughout zooms and camera shakes. The low lux function boosts camera sensitivity in low light situations to improve the video image.
Manual controls such as focus, exposure, and white balance give the user greater flexibility in shooting. The SXM250 also has digital enhancements such as a time base corrector and chroma noise reduction that enhances picture quality.
Inputs and Outputs
The standard RCA input/output and cable are included so you can hook the camcorder to a TV for convenient viewing or a VCR for dubbing to regular VHS.