Whiskerino 2009

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  • posted: November 22 @ 6:04pm
Sony HandyCam 8mm, 10x zoom, stereo microphone. The perfect tool for home movie makers everywhere who can't help but narrate or constantly zoom in and out. This one was a pre-wedding present from my father in 1996. While it wasn't Hi-8, it did have quite a few features that other consumer video camcorders did not at the time, such as a color viewfinder (all 3/4" of it) and a removable viewfinder lens so you could see through the camera without having to put the viewfinder to you eye. Obviously I'm showing the old fashioned way here. It's interesting to think that something as simple as removing the viewfinder lens ended up spawning today's cameras with LCD screens for 'viewfinders'. I'm sure this is the sort of camera the person from last Sunday's anecdote believed he was talking about when giving advice to transfer film to DVD.

Comments

Chuck Damage says:
My parents have that same camera!
Posted: Nov 22nd, 2009 - 6:23pm -
MrMaggie says:
I had a handycam for a while, i think it was newer than the one you have, though. It captured many of my best and worst moments in the first years of college. thanks for that memory!
Posted: Nov 22nd, 2009 - 6:24pm -
mattyc says:
Good god your caption was long.
Posted: Nov 22nd, 2009 - 6:55pm -
Chally says:
This reminds me of my father. He's living in Thailand now, but he and his handycam were inseparable.

btw, nice shade of red on that wall there.
Posted: Nov 22nd, 2009 - 7:02pm -
Ula O cealleigh says:
lol nice stats!!!
Posted: Nov 23rd, 2009 - 11:30am -
irishsquire says:
there is 3 whistles to the right hand side of me.
Posted: Nov 23rd, 2009 - 2:05pm -
Caronna says:
Wow what made you bust this thing out?
Posted: Nov 23rd, 2009 - 4:10pm -
Dj says:
@caronna see my calendar, 1 week ago I did a similar shot with a 1950's cine camera :shrug: there may be more
Posted: Nov 23rd, 2009 - 5:18pm -
J-Ho says:
Man I remember how pumped we were when Digital 8 seemeda touch above Hi-8! So many punk rock shows filmed with camslike this!
Posted: Nov 23rd, 2009 - 6:24pm -
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