JVC rolls out new Everios
JVC is a name often associated with consumer electronics of all shapes and sizes, and I must say that their line of camcorders have been pretty impressive to date. What does JVC has on offer this time round? For starters, you will be able to choose from the new JVC GZ-HD6 and GZ-HD5 HD camcorders which JVC claims are 45% smaller than their previous high end HD camcorder, the GZ-HD7. Not only does it come in a smaller package (that’s nearly half the original size, I can’t believe it myself!), you won’t find JVC taking the easy way out by sacrificing the image quality found on either new models – to do so would be sacrilegious.
Some of the new features found on both HD camcorders include a FUJINON HD lens, a progressive scan 3CCD imaging system and JVC’s very own HD Gigabrid engine that delivers 1920 x 1080 Full HD recording. Not only that, both purchases will come with 1080p 60 frame per second output via HDMI 1.3 with x.v.Color. All that might sound like gibberish to the average consumer, but to put it plainly in layman’s terms, these technologies, when cobbled together into a single device, results in the capture and maintenance of optimum image quality for videos and stills through every stage, from the lens on through to recording.
The JVC GZ-HD6 comes with a 120GB hard drive while its smaller sibling, the GZ-HD5 has half that storage capacity. The former will be able to hold up to 10 hours of video, so with some mental arithmetics, it makes perfect sense that the GZ-HD5 can store a maximum of 5 hours of video – you might pooh pooh at the recording time, but remember that these memories are all stored in full HD, so your grandkids will be able to laugh at all the lines you have accumulated on your face many years from now. Either one comes with a microphone input and a wide range of manual controls for easier recording. The black color JVC GZ-HD6 and silver color GZ-HD5 will be available this March for $1,399.99 and $1,199.99 respectively.