The Sharp VL-AH60U ViewCam makes it easy to capture great-looking videos. Its analog Hi8 format produces higher-quality images than either standard 8mm or VHS-C camcorders. Instead of using a standard viewfinder, the ViewCam utilizes a large, easy-to-see 3.5-inch LCD, making video taping nearly as easy as watching a TV show. The LCD monitor absorbs light to help prevent glare, and is fingerprint resistant. The lens on the VL-AH60U rotates 270 degrees, which is helpful when you're recording yourself, allowing for some interesting angles, and a 16:9 widescreen mode lets you shoot video in the same aspect ratio as the movies.
The camera's automatic features make it easy for even beginners to produce great looking results. Backlight compensation helps eliminate the darkened silhouettes that are common with strong backlighting, and digital image stabilization eliminates jitters and other unwanted camera movement. Two fade modes with title/character sets for holidays and birthdays, as well as a title writer, let you add text captions to your films. Flying erase heads allow smooth, clean edits, which aid in quality movie creation. The VL-HA60U also has the ability to charge batteries internally. Included with the ViewCam are a remote control and an AV cable.