Just like smartphones, camcorders, too, do end up in situations where you wished that you were able to put over a plastic bag during wet situations so that your camcorder does not end up as another drowned casualty by the river or at the swimming pool. Waterproof smartphones have started to pop up in aesthetically pleasing formats recently, and here we are with JVC having worked on a trio of rugged, weather-proof Everio models that will allow you to capture your precious memories regardless of the weather condition, all the while boasting of an internal, long-life battery of up to 4.5 hours on a single charge.
The three JVC Everio camcorders in question would be the GZ-R70, GZ-R30 and GZ-R10, where they all would boast of JVC’s Quad-Proof structure, namely water resistance to a depth of 5 meters/16.4 feet, the ability to withstand a drop from 1.5 meters/4.9 feet, as well as dust-proof and freeze-proof down to –10˚C/14˚F. Despite such impressive credentials, they all arrive packaged in a familiar camcorder form factor that should not make it strange or difficult to operate. Apart from that, they also float just in case you happen to have lost your grip while recording, now how about that?
This new range of camcorders also offer a combination of performance capabilities and innovative features for those who want to take their videos to go beyond what a smartphone or other camcorders are able to deliver. Apart from their weather- and shock-proof attributes, JVC’s new Everio camcorders will also boast of a 40x optical zoom, 2.5 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS image sensor, audio which can zooms with the picture, as well as compatibility with third-party editing software, where among them include iMovie and Final Cut Pro X.
The Everio GZ-R70 will retail for $499.95 a pop, as it arrives with 32GB of internal memory, while the $449.95 Everio GZ-R30 has 8GB of internal memory, with the $399.95 GZ-R10 arriving with just a memory card slot (the other two has memory card slots as well). Any takers?