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Panasonic VHS Camcorder

For a camcorder collector, VHS camcorders are a vital piece of history. In the 80s and 90s these were the first home video recording units. With a wealth of history for recording vital family memories, Panasonic VHS camcorders are worth keeping for continued use or as a collectable item. There are many of these cameras still around, some are in amazing condition considering their age.


These cameras were built to use on the shoulder for steady filming. An autofocus and auto zoom lens records the action while a microphone records the sound. Some manual options are also included for some adjustment. A sprung loaded cassette chamber allows you to put in a blank or re-recordable VHS tape so you're ready to film. Watch your videos via AV cables into the back of your TV to play directly through the camcorder or through a VHS player . Powered by an AC adaptor, you can charge up the battery using the mains. Often, VHS camcorders come in a hard case with many compartments for accessories. Your videos will instantly have a retro look with this type of camera.

Panasonic VHS cameras

There are many models of Panasonic VHS cameras still available, ranging from the more compact to the heavy and bulky models that have a more professional look. They were often used to make wedding videos and the like. The NV-M5 model is a smaller and sleek in its design whereas the NV-M40 is larger and sturdier, giving off a more professional look. Whether you are looking for a collectable item, or a practical one, there is a wide choice available. However, considering the age of these cameras, spare batteries are recommended.


Panasonic video cameras were cutting edge technology at the time, though are now very bulky compared to modern day examples. Expect a strong sturdy build that's stood the test of time.

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