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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 3:17:35 PM on 21 April 2019.
Labrat's avatar
 Location: Penrith, NSW
 Member since 7 April 2012
 Member #: 1128
 Postcount: 290

Hello again Folks.

The trouble with having an enquiring mind is that one finds everything fascinating, and collectable.

Over the years, I have owned, used, and repaired a number of camcorders. The newest members of my collection of camcorders are Sony camcorders using the Micro MV format.

The larger is the DCR-IP220E, and the smaller of the two is the model DCR-IP55E.
The Micro MV tape is the smallest video cassette tape ever used in a domestic camcorder.

As can be seen in the photographs, the cassette is narrower than, two, one dollar coins, placed side by side, and is smaller than a “Micro cassette,” as used in telephone answering machines and personal note takers. Both camcorders can also record to memory sticks.

Tape transport functions are accessed via the use of a stylus onto the touch screen monitor.

Information on the standard is difficult to find. The tape speed is about 5.66mm/second.
The head drum is tiny, I don't know its diameter.

Just a personal note. For those of you who still have their parents around, interview them with a camcorder while you still can. Fortunately, I did so in 2005.

Sony Video Camera
Sony Video Camera

 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 5:40:58 PM on 21 April 2019.
GTC's avatar
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 28 January 2011
 Member #: 823
 Postcount: 5836

A good review of it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmkHywQ_M1k

You may also be interested in this guy's channel. He's really into retro, especially the rare stuff:

 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 7:33:07 PM on 22 April 2019.
Brad's avatar
 Location: Greenwich, NSW
 Member since 15 November 2005
 Member #: 1
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Photos uploaded.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

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