Two New from Sony
Sony’s newest Hi-8 Handycam, the CCD-TR3000, features Sony’s advanced Super SteadyShot image
stabilization system and a 180,000-pixel Precision Color Viewfinder with a Solar Window panel. The Solar
Window panel adds brightness and improves the viewfinder’s visibility by channeling sunlight through the
back of the panel. The TR3000’s auto power save function turns the viewfinder off when the eye is not
near the viewfinder, resulting in better battery life. The unit records hi-fi stereo sound with a three-capsule
stereo zoom microphone. The TR3000 has a 32x digital zoom and a 1/4-inch, 410,000-pixel CCD. (800)
Suggested retail price: $1999
Sony releases an easy-to-use VHS player for video-on-demand, education, and presentation applications.
The player is a compact unit fitting in a minimum of space. The SVP-1110’s digital auto tracking feature
automatically adjusts tracking for tapes recorded on other machines. The unit includes features like an auto
head cleaner, an auto-power on function, and a control-S in terminal for wired remote control operation
from the optional RM-V200 or other control device. (800) 635-7699.
Suggested retail price: $335
Case in Point
The Carry Pro SF-10 from ACTAD Corporation is designed to protect your valuable camera and
accessories. It offers a rugged and heavy duty design with sturdy backing and customizable padding. The
SF-10 adjusts to fit all widely- used camera types up to 25″ in length. The SF-10 also has protective dome
guards for the camera viewfinder. (312) 214-3540.
Suggested retail price: $350
Quest International’s newest underwater housing, the Pro Shot Jr. Series, is designed to accommodate
most Canon ES-series and Sony camcorders. The Pro Shot offers fully electronic controls, an underwater
microphone, and a buoyancy control system. The housing also includes a 3-inch color viewing monitor, a
super wide angle lens and a color correction filter. (714) 966-9391.
Suggested retail price: $799-899
The Big Picture
Panasonic offers Palmcorder owners greater flexibility with the new PV-LCD35 DisplayMate, an
accessory color LCD viewfinder that mounts to the back of the camcorder. The DisplayMate is compatible
with all 1993-1995 Panasonic and Quasar Palmcorder IQ and XL models. The swiveling, 3.2-inch screen
incorporates over 105,000 pixels in a mosaic pattern, eliminating almost all color distortion on the edges of
the image. The PV-LCD35 lets you monitor audio through its built-in speaker or via headphones with
earphone jack. Use this feature during playback to effectively check recording quality on the spot. (201)
Suggested retail price: $349
Samsung’s new VR8905 VHS VCR comes equipped with StarSight, the on-screen TV program guide
which lists all TV programs seven days in advance. The guide describes plot, summary, cast, length and
critics ratings. The VR8905 is a 4-head hi-fi VCR offering StarSight’s one button recording and autofit
recording capability. (800) 726-7864.
Suggested retail price: $549