JVC rocks the digital camcorder world with the introduction of their new JVC Everio G Series camcorders that have a 20GB/30GB hard-drive built-in.
JVC pioneered the Hard-drive camcorder with the Everio GZ-MC200/MC100. Then JVC recently started to ship the GZ-MC500. Now the company takes digital camcorders to the next level with digital camcorders that have high capacity hard-drives.
The JVC GZ-MG20, will have an 800,000 Pixel CCD, 25x Optical Zoom and will incorporate a 20GB capacity HDD, which will allow you to record between 4.5hrs – 25hrs of video material, depending on the mode.
The JVC Everio GZ-MG30 has the same features as the GZ-MG20, but comes with a 30GB hard-drive, allowing to record between 7 hrs – 37hrs of video.
The JVC GZ-MG50 is the current top Everio G Series HDD camcorder with an 30GB HDD, but featuring a superior picture quality combination of 1.33 MegaPixel CCD with JVC's F1.2 Superbright Lens.
Amazon.com opened pre-order on the new JVC Everio G-Series< camcorders. You can get the GZ-MG20 for $799.95, the GZ-MG40 for $899.99 and the GZ-MG50 for $999.99.
As all JVC Everio digital camcorders the G series is also recording in DVD movie format MPEG2:
The MG20 offers 4.5 hrs storage at 9 Mbps at a Constant Bit Rate (CBR), which is close to the maximum bit rate for DVD movie quality recording, or 7 hours at 6 Mbps, comparable to DVD Camcorder recordings. Two more modes are available for even longer recording time.
The MG30 & MG50 offer 7 hours storage at 9 Mbps, and 10.5 hours at 6 Mbps. Either way, the high quality MPEG-2 recordings are in the same format used to produce DVD software, so no quality will be lost when burning them to DVD.
Feature Highlights of the JVC Everio G Series:
High capacity 4.5 to 25 hours (Ultra to Eco mode MG20 with 20GB Hard Disk)
High-capacity 7 to 37 hours (Ultra to Eco mode MG30 and MG50 with 30GB Hard Disk)
F1.2 lens, 1.33 Megapixel CCD (MG50)
F1.8 lens, 800k-pixel CCD (MG20 and MG30)
15x optical zoom / 700x digital zoom (MG50)
25x optical zoom / 800x digital zoom (MG20 and MG30)
4x3 and 16x9 video modes
2.5" Clear LCD Monitor
Auto LED Light
High-quality MPEG-2 recording
Megabrid Engine for optimal video and still quality
3DNR (3-Dimension Noise Reduction)
USB 2.0 high-speed interface for high speed transfer
Easy Printing with PictBridge and DPOF support
Data Battery support for on-screen graphical confirmation of remaining power
CyberLink DVD Solution for PC and Pixela Capty MPEG Edit EX for Macintosh software provided (Capty DVD optional), as well as Digital Photo Navigator
Remote control provided
The new JVC Everio G Series camcorders come in September.
More details in JVC UK press-release. First seen on TechDigest.tv (Thanks Yizhi S.).