JVC announced updated models of its hard-drive based digital camcorder line Everio.
As reported Sony has announced a HDD based Handycam as well as Toshiba at the CES 2006.
The new line of JVC Everio G series camcorders has several performance improvements and JVC enabled the new camcorders to directly burn video onto DVDs without a PC.
The Everio GZ-MG27, GZ-MG37 and GZ-MG77 offer built-in DVD burner control allowing them to be directly connected to an optional JVC DVD burner, the CU-VD10 SHARE STATION. Apparently some DVD burners from other manufacturers are compatible with the Everio DVD Burner controls. The two 20GB models, GZ-MG21 and GZ-MG27, and the GZ-MG37 30GB model feature a 1/6-inch 680,000-pixel CCD, 32X optical zoom, Auto Illumi Light and can capture 640 x 480 stills.
The 30GB GZ-MG77 offers a 1/3.9-inch 2.2-megapixel CCD, F1.2 lens, 10X optical zoom, auto flash and 1632 x 1224 stills.
The top three models – GZ-MG27, GZ-MG37 and GZ-MG77 – include a 2.7-inch widescreen LCD. All four new Everio G Series camcorders include a 16:9 video mode and 16:9 widescreen mode, PictBridge compatibility for direct printing, SD card slot, USB mass storage compatibility, Data Battery that displays recording time remaining, remote control and Power-Linked Operation, which powers up the camcorder and engages the standby mode simply by opening the LCD.
The GZ-MG21 (20GB) will retail for $600, the GZ-MG27 (20GB) for $700 and the GZ-MG37 (30GB) for $800 starting February.
the JVC Everio GZ-MG77 (30GB) has no price yet and will come in March.
More details in this JVC Everio press-release.
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