JVC unveiled new JVC Everio camcorder for 2009 at the CES 2009 in Las Vegas today.
The 2009 JVC Everio line includes three HD Everio models that all record 1920 x 1080 full HD video.
The JVC Everio GZ-HD300, with 60GB hard drive, and the JVC Everio GZ-HD320, with 120GB hard drive, offer HDD storage for extra-long recording times.
The JVC Everio GZ-HM200 offers dual SD card recording, with continuous recording from one card to the next, and is one of the smallest and lightest full HD camcorders available. For sharing, all new 2009 JVC Everio camcorder make it easy to watch videos on an iPod or iPhone by exporting videos to the user’s iTunes library with the new One Touch Export function provided by bundled software for Windows.
This joins the One Touch Upload function for uploading to YouTube, for 2009 a feature available on all Everio camcorders, and One Touch DVD Creation function for easy archiving and sharing by disc, a long-time Everio feature.
All JVC HD Everios feature a 1/4.1-inch 3.05 megapixel CMOS image sensor. All offer full HD recording – full 1920 x 1080 resolution – and they maintain native 1920 x 1080 resolution through playback, enabling output of a 1080p 60 fps progressive signal to make the most of high-end HD displays. Using the same GENESSA processing technology used in JVC HD televisions, conversion to 1920 x 1080 at 60 fps provides seamless natural video, free of motion judder during fast action activities, jaggy lines on angles and moiré patterns on fine details when zooming. 1920 x 1080 HD discs played back via the camera from the JVC CU-VD50 SHARE STATION® are also converted to 60 fps progressive.
HD Everio models are also equipped with HDMI™ V.1.3 with x.v.Color™. Among the colors that the human eye can see, x.v.Color technology, based on the xvYCC color standard, can display 100 percent compared to about 55 percent with sRGB. So when connected to an x.v.Color compatible HDTV, the pristine world of high definition can be enjoyed to its fullest.
A new KONICA MINOLTA HD LENS, developed especially for Everio, provides a high-performance “eye” for the capture of Full HD resolution images, and also delivers a high optical zoom ratio of 20x which is among the highest for HD camcorders.
JVC’s new HD Gigabrid Premium video engine is used in both HD Everio and standard definition Everios. It not only applies advanced image processing to optimize image quality, it also contributes to a 30 percent reduction in power consumption compared to previous Everio models, and also enables approximately 2.5-times faster creation of DVD discs for standard definition or AVCHD DVDs from HD Everio.
All HD Everios now feature the new AVCHD UXP mode with an unprecedented bit rate of up to 24Mbps to deliver more detailed, sharper images with less noise. UXP mode is ideal for storing to Blu-ray or an external hard disk drive. All the recording modes for HD Everio models – UXP, XP, SP, and EP – use Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution. The 120GB GZ-HD320 can record up to 11 hours in the UXP mode and up to 50 hours in the EP mode.
Further contributing to high quality video on all HD Everio models is Face Detection technology, which automatically detects faces within the image being recorded to accurately adjust focus and exposure for sharp, beautiful images.
The JVC Everio GZ-HM200 will ship in March for $579.95. The JVC Everio GZ-HD300 ships in February for $699.95 and the GZ-HD320 ships also in February for $799.95.
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