The JVC GR-AXM230U offers the convenience of compact VHS in a sleek, lightweight design. It is equipped with a 2.5-inch high-resolution color viewfinder for more realistic visuals while shooting, and it has a built-in light that improves the picture in low-light conditions. The digital picture stabilizer gets rid of annoying picture shakes, making your recording easier to watch. It also offers a 16x optical and 400x digital zoom. This is ideal for catching action at sporting events or in your backyard. The zoom is a variable-speed zoom triggered by finger pressure with a numeric zoom ratio readout in the viewfinder/monitor. The camera's VHS-C format tapes are simply smaller-sized VHS tapes. You can play your VHS tapes in any VCR with the included cassette adapter. This feature also allows the manufacturer to make a compact, affordable camcorder. For editing features, the GR-AXM230U offers digital wipes and fades as well as a black fader, and a quick review and retake function. The camcorder has seven programmable autoexposure modes and digital special effects. The title generator features eight preset messages in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese. The accessories include a shoulder strap, compact VHS cassette playback adapter, and battery recharger.