I found this camcorder at Tangleball. It’s an old style VHS recorder. After fixing a cable for the power supply I was able get it working. The thing that fascinates me about this camera is it’s viewfinder. Inside the viewfinder is a small CRT screen – A little TV with a screen no bigger than a postage stamp.
Here is the little screen. The cover has a lens that enlarges the image for your eye. The beautiful thing about this viewfinder is that it is somehow not completely functional. When you press some buttons you see some wonderful glitches:
I couldn’t resist taking the viewfinder apart. Here is what it looks like inside.