JVC’s new Everio G Line of Camcorders coming
New for 2008, Electronics giant JVC has released their new “G” line of Everio Camcorders with a new, slim design that’s around 20 percent smaller than models from last year. The five cameras include four with a resolution of 680K, and one model which maxes out at 7 Megapixels.
The four models are split with both 30GB and 60GB respectively, while the 7 Megapixel model contains a 30GB hard drive. All feature JVCs new new “Laser Touch Operation” interface – which uses small lasers to sense finger movements along its touch-sensitive 2.7-inch widescreen LCD monitor screen. The advantage the laser touch operation has is that it doesn’t matter how dirty or greasy the screen gets, the screen still responds to a user’s finger movements. The 30GB “G-corders” offer a 35x optical zoom, integrated “Auto Illumi Light” and some models come available in colors like sapphire blue, ruby red or diamond silver, while the 60GB model comes in Onyx Black.
JVC’s 7 megapixel GZ-MG730, marks a quiet return of Konica Minolta to the game as the camcorder incorporates an f3.5 KONICA MINOLTA LENS in its design along with a very tiny 1.3-inch 30 GB hard disk drive (30GB). The small size of the hard drive gives the Everio line the ability to increase the size of both the CCD (to 1/2.5-inch) and its optical lens without adding weight to the design, which is only just 0.8 lbs. (360g), including the battery.
The camcorders go on sale next month in the range of $449.99 to $799.99.