I'm not sure if this went the first time, so I'll try one more time.
Sorry about the bandwith for those not interested, but this is such the
ideal camera for in-car applications that I thought it might be of interest
to those on this list.
It is a JVC S-VHS component system. (4 years old, but in very good shape).
Model SCF007U. VHS-C format. $400 obo.
S-VHS ( for comparison: VHS-270 lines per inch, S-VHS 400 lines per inch,
Digital (500 lines per inch) This camera has very good picture quality!
Component. The camera is a separate piece from the deck. Both are very
small. The camera is about 4.5" long with aprox 1.5" diameter so it can be
place ANYWHERE. On a rollbar, in the grill, outside the car, on the dash,
I've even seen one duct taped to someone's helmet! The deck is aprox 5" by
It is attached by a 5 foot cable to a completely soft touch controlled deck
which can be mounted safely out of the way.
Comes with standard RCA and S-Video cables, both in and out; battery,
charger, car adapter, shoulder carrying case, hardshell protective case for
The only thing that is missing (as far as I know) is the video screen. So
you have play it back on the TV
It uses standard S-VHS-C size tapes, so it can be played back either
through the deck component or with a standard tape adapter (not included,
but easy to find )
I have used it with great success and am sad to have to part with it. Too
many gadgets, and not enough track time. An interesting side note: It was
formerly used to take video from a Ferrari 333SP! (too wide for auto-x :) )
If interested please contact me off-list so as to not clutter up the list.
Again, sorry about the "sales" driven post, but this really is a cool option
for in-car photography.
Pictures can be seen at