The GR-SXM730U is capable of three recording modes. Super VHS recording offers 60 percent better resolution than regular VHS. SVHS ET allows you to record with that same high-resolution using any VHS-C tape. For full compatibility with any VHS video player you can record in standard VHS mode. The SXM730U also features an integrated digital still camera that takes snapshots and stores them on the internal 2 MB of flash memory.