Camcorder Scavenger Hunt with 1996 JVC GR-DV1 MiniDV in NYC

Updated 3:00 PM EDT, Wednesday, August 23, 2023

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Camcorder Scavenger Hunt with 1996 JVC GR-DV1 MiniDV in NYC


We went on a scavenger hunt before with the Hasselblad 500CM, but now let's take the 1996 JVC MiniDV camcorder for a spin.

Do you like camcorders? Do you think they still have a use today?

1996 camcorder nyc scavenger hunt

What camera do you like to use for video?

Do you have a separate camera for taking photos and videos?

What People Are Asking…

What are some ideas for a scavenger hunt?

You could go out and look for things to capture with a camera--the mission could be to take a photo or shoot a video clip. We all have smart phones in our pockets these days, but you could make it a bit more challenging by using a camera that records to film or tape.

How do you make a scavenger hunt?

All you need to do is make a list of items for people to find.

How many items should you have for a scavenger hunt?

It could be a long or short list, but a list of 5 is a good place to start.

How long should a scavenger hunt last?

It's probably better if it only lasts a few hours, but you can set the rules--maybe it could go on for days, weeks, months, years…longer than that…

What is a good inexpensive camcorder?

The most reliable ones are likely the ones recently made and they probably record to SD cards--but why not try one that records to tape--you can find really cheap ones on eBay--Sony VHS-C is a good type to start with.

Products & Equipment

Kodak Tri-X 400 -

Kodak Portra 400 -

Hasselblad 500C/M -

Hasselblad Film Backs -

Hasselblad Digital Backs -

Hasselblad Lens Hood -

Hasselblad Lens Cap -

Hasselblad Shoulder Strap -

Manfrotto Quick Release Plate (323 RC2 & 200PL-14 | replaces 3299) -


Anker PowerCore+ Mini, 3350mAh Lipstick-Sized Portable Charger -

Anker PowerCore 20,100mAh Portable Charger -

YIWER Flameless Candles -

Rechargeable Flameless Candles - Tea Lights - 



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