There are two ways to use your DVCAM Camcorder as a still camera: grabbing 7 seconds of the frozen image on tape, or capturing the same image on a chewing-gum shaped Memory Stick.
The advantage of shooting stills on tape is that you can capture up to 340 images on one 40-minute DVCAM cassette, using a very cheap form of storage, compared to the relatively expensive Memory Stick. The same tape can be used for both stills and full-motion video, alternately taking stills and shooting video.
The disadvantage of using tape is that you have to wait 7 seconds for each one to be stored. It would be nice if there were a fast mode, perhaps called City Stills, which only records for one second.
The second way to shoot stills is to record the ...