There are two basic approaches to video camera system design –
• One-piece or integrated units.
• Modular or convertible systems.
Here the camera is usually self-contained, and may either be a camcorder fitted with its own integral videocassette recording unit (VCR), or connected by a cable to a small portable videotape recorder nearby. (The recorder may be carried in a shoulder or back-pack, or on a small wheeled trolley-pack.)
You can make a limited number of changes to an integrated camera system. For example, you can –
• Replace the zoom lens with another having a different range.
• Clip on a small LCD color monitor screen, to supplement the eyepiece viewfinder fitted to the camera, or use a stand-alone ...