Top model offers 1080/60p AVCHD Progressive Recording
WAYNE, NJ, June 23, 2015 － Capturing life’s adventures on video isn’t always smooth sailing, which is why JVC today announced two new rugged, weather-proof camcorders that can endure foul weather, get bounced around and still be ready to shoot. Their all-weather features, five-hour battery life, powerful optical zoom and other advanced functions offer opportunities to create unique videos that can’t easily be captured with a smartphone.
The two new JVC Everio camcorders – the GZ-R450 and GZ-R320 – feature JVC’s Quad-Proof structure that is waterproof to a depth of 16.4 feet, can withstand a drop from 4.9 feet, is freeze-proof down to 14° and dust-proof. What’s more, both camcorders float.
All this durability comes in a camcorder form factor with video recording functions such as high-powered 40x optical zoom, advanced image stabilization and large LCD monitor. In addition, the GZ-R450 offers 1080/60p AVCHD Progressive Recording for pristine HD video.
The battery is internal for superior water resistance, which eliminates the risk of damaging the camcorder when exchanging batteries in bad weather. The battery’s five-hour life is easily extended thanks to the camcorders’ compatibility with third-party portable batteries* – the type widely available for smartphone charging. Click here to continue reading...
LAS VEGAS, January 7, 2014 – JVC injects action into the camcorder market with the introduction of a line of rugged, weather-proof Everio models that allow video to be shot in most any weather and offer opportunities for creating unique videos that can’t easily be captured with a smartphone or traditional camcorder. The new models also feature an internal, long-life battery – 4.5 hours on a single charge – for even more versatility.
The two new JVC Everio camcorders, the GZ-R70 and GZ-R10, feature JVC’s Quad-Proof structure – water resistance to a depth of 5m/16.4ft, the ability to withstand a drop from 1.5m/4.9ft, as well as dust-proof and freeze-proof down to –10˚C/14˚F – packaged in a familiar camcorder form factor. Click here to continue reading...
LAS VEGAS, January 8, 2013 – A new line of JVC Everio camcorders announced today by JVCKENWOOD Corporation offers a combination of performance enhancements, expanded Wi-Fi functions and innovative features for those who want to take their videos beyond what a smartphone or other camcorders can deliver. Highlights include a new imaging sensor for improved image quality, powerful optical zooms, expanded Wi-Fi functions, and unique viewing and sharing features.
The 2013 JVC Everio line is comprised of the entry-level GZ-E100, step-up GZ-E300/EX310/EX355 and high-performance GZ-E505/EX515/EX555 characterized by their lens-prominent design, and the unique GZ-VX815, which offers top performance in a stylishly sleek and elegant form.
At the heart of the new Everio line is a new 2.5-megapixel Back-Illuminated CMOS image sensor that with 2 million effective pixels delivers an outstanding Full HD image and improved low light performance for every model in the 100, 300 and 500 series. The new flagship GZ-VX815 boasts a 12.8-megapixel sensor. What’s more, the eight-model line includes seven with a powerful optical zoom – 40x or 38x – and four with a new wide-angle lens up to 29.3mm (35mm conversion) to more easily capture those tight indoor scenes. Click here to continue reading...
WAYNE, NJ, March 9, 2012 – The first model in a line of JVC Wi-Fi camcorders is now available. The new Everio GZ-EX250 is one of four new JVC camcorders with built-in Wi-Fi that allows video clips and still images to be emailed, wireless transfer of files to smartphones, and a range of other functions.
The Wi-Fi feature is available on four 2012 Everio camcorders that combine the benefits of a conventional camcorder, such as superior image quality and a powerful zoom, with the communication convenience of a smartphone. Several unique features are available thanks to the built-in Wi-Fi. A free app for an Android device or iPhone/iPad makes it easy to wirelessly transfer video and stills to a smartphone for quick sharing via the internet. It also allows the phone to be used as a remote control for the Everio and offers geotagging of video and photo files in conjunction with the smartphone’s GPS. Video Email allows 15-second video clips (640 x 360 pixels) to be sent directly from the Everio to up to eight email addresses. Live Monitoring allows real time monitoring on a smartphone or computer of images taken with the Everio. And Auto Photo Email automatically emails stills taken using Everio’s movement detection function to a computer or smartphone.
Like all new Everio models, the GZ-EX250 record in 1920 x 1080 Full HD based on the AVCHD format, and offers high quality recording in UXP mode with a 24 Mbps sampling rate. It also has an HDMI® output for superior results when viewing on the latest large-screen TVs.
Everio E/EX series models offer basic point-and-shoot simplicity as well as a number of helpful features. Using either of the two EX models, even beginners can shoot excellent videos with the help of Smile Meter, which shows how big a smile is in percentage points, Smile Shot, which automatically takes a digital still when it detects a great smile, and Pet Shot, which automatically shoots stills when a dog or cat faces the camera. Various animation effects, such as ribbons and glasses that correctly superimpose onto people’s faces, and handwritten titles, can be added to decorate any shot. The KONICA MINOLTA HD LENS assures high quality images, while a 40x Optical Zoom enables close-up shots from far away, with no sacrifice in optical quality. Advanced Image Stabilizer effectively counters camera shake. Another new feature for 2012 is a zoom microphone that changes the focal point to match the picture so that what’s seen can be more clearly heard. There’s even a Silent Mode that lets the user mute camcorder sounds and darken the LCD for those times when unobtrusive recording is advised, such as when recording school plays or lectures. A Windows® application to support image management, simple editing and easy sharing is supplied.
Everio GZ-EX250 Features
• Wi-Fi Wireless Functions
• Built-in Memory 16GB
• AVCHD & Standard Definition Dual Format
• Advanced Image Stabilizer (A.I.S.)
• 40x Optical Zoom (KONICA MINOLTA HD LENS)
• Super LoLux with 1.5M Back-illuminated CMOS Sensor
• 3.0-inch Touch Panel LCD
• Intelligent AUTO
• Smile Meter & Smile Shot / Pet Detection & Pet Shot
• High-Speed Video Recording for Super Slow Motion Playback
• Time-Lapse REC & Auto REC
• Silent Mode
• Built-in Zoom Mic
• SD/SDHC/SDXC Card Slot
• Everio MediaBrowser 4
About JVC Americas Corp.
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LAS VEGAS, January 10, 2012 – New JVC Everio camcorders announced today at International CES offer built-in Wi-Fi that allows video clips and still images to be emailed, wireless transfer of files to smartphones, and a range of other functions. The new Wi-Fi models are part of an all-new seven-model Everio line that spans a wide range of needs, from point-and-shoot simplicity for the casual shooter to full manual control for the serious videographer.
All new Everio models record in 1920 x 1080 Full HD based on the AVCHD format, and offer high quality recording in UXP mode with a 24 Mbps sampling rate. Also, all models offer HDMI® output for superior results when viewing on the latest large-screen TVs.
Tech website Digital Trends has posted the first U.S. review of the new JVC GS-TD1 3D camcorder -- the first Full HD 3D camcorder for consumers to go on sale. It earned a score of 8 out of 10. Reviewer David Elrich was "knocked out" by the 3D images, noting, "The depth of the 3D was terrific and the colors were very accurate." Read the full review here.
WAYNE, NJ, March 7, 2011 ?JVC today announced the availability of a new 3D consumer camcorder, the first on the consumer market that offers 3D video recording in Full High Definition. The new JVC GS-TD1 uses two camera lenses and two imaging sensors – one for each lens – to capture three-dimensional images in much same way that human eyes work.
3D video shot using the GS-TD1 can be viewed in 3D on any 3D TV. What’s more, the camcorder can shoot 3D video that can be burned to a Blu-ray disc or DVD-R for 3D playback on a compatible Blu-ray player.
LAS VEGAS, January 6, 2011 ? JVC today announced a new HD Everio camcorder line that offers a range of sophisticated features to deliver top-quality high definition video and unprecedented ease-of-use. The new line includes technologies that deliver outstanding low light performance, superior image stabilization and advanced scene analysis for optimum image quality. Other features found on most models include 40x optical zoom and touch panel LCD screens. What’s more, the line’s top model offers on-the-fly 2D-to-3D conversion for 3D viewing on the camcorder’s LCD screen or any compatible TV.
“This is our most advanced HD Everio line ever and clearly demonstrates that not all Full HD camcorders are created equal,” said Dave Owen, Vice President, Consumer Video Division, JVC U.S.A. “Looking back at 35mm film cameras, if you had a single lens reflex model and a snapshot camera both using identical film and capable of the same resolution, all would agree that the SLR would produce a better quality image. Similarly, Full HD is merely a measure of resolution. Quality differences among Full HD camcorders result from the camcorders’ optics and image sensors, which generate each pixel that creates the image. It’s these components that set our new HD Everio line apart from other Full HD cams.”
The gadget lovers at Attack of the Show on G4 TV recently took the Everio GZ-HM550 camera for a test drive, and liked what they found. They liked its Bluetooth features, its small size and light weight and the video quality, among several other of the camera's attributes. Check out the video below.
Enthusiast website Camcorderinfo.com has posted its review of the GZ-HM1, the flagship in the Everio line. The camcorder scored very high in virtually all performance areas. They were particularly impressed with the HM1's low light performance, color accuracy and low noise levels, "top notch" motion results and image sharpness, and its optical image stabilization.In color performance, the review noted, "The GZ-HM1 put up good numbers in our color test, which is something we almost always see from JVC camcorders." As for sharpness: "Video sharpness was excellent: among the best scores we've seen."
Read the full review here.
Here are his "Highs" and "Lows":
- Outstanding video quality
- Built-in 64GB flash memory
- Very good stills
- Superior image stabilization system
- Good low-light shooting
- Expensive, definitely not a Flip
- LCD screen should be larger and better
- Still don’t like the Laser Touch interface
- Eats batteries
- Clunky accessory adaptor system
- Doesn’t accept SDXC cards
The top model in the HD Everio line, the GZ-HM1, recently received top honors in a prestigious worldwide photo and imaging awards program. The GZ-HM1 was named the Best Expert Camcorder in the Technical Image Press Association's (TIPA) TIPA Awards. Here's the press release issued by JVC in Japan.
JVC Full HD Camera Named Best Expert Camcorder in TIPA Awards 2010
Yokohama, Japan, April 28, 2010? JVC (Victor Company of Japan, Limited) announced today that its
full HD camcorder, the Everio GZ-HM1, received the Best Expert Camcorder prize in the Technical
Image Press Association (TIPA)’s prestigious TIPA Awards 2010, the most coveted photo and imaging
According to the TIPA judging committee: “In the area of low light performance, the JVC GZ-HM1
provides superior results thanks to a new CMOS sensor that boosts sensitivity to 4 Lux. JVC made
improvements in camera shake compensation at wide angle performance. Most stabilization efforts
focus on high zoom ratios, but camera shake also occurs at wide angle settings, especially when the
camera user is moving along with the subject. JVC uses prism technology in the GZ-HM1 to provide
effective results at the wide-angle end of the zoom range.”
JVC released the GZ-HM1 for high-end video enthusiasts and semi-professionals on January 7 of this
TIPA, an independent non-profit association, held its general assembly in New York from April 8 to 10,
during time which the editors of 28 photo magazines from nine European countries, Canada, South
Africa and the U.S. voted on the best photo and imaging products introduced during the previous 12
months. The judges evaluated products for innovation, leading-edge technology, design, ergonomics,
ease of use and cost-performance. For more information, visit www.tipa.com/english.
JVC (Victor Company of Japan, Limited) is a leading international electronics company that has
advanced audio and video technology and hardware. JVC engages in visual such as camcorder, high
definition projector, audio and entertainment business. Headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, JVC was
founded in 1927.
Reviewer Mark Holder found plenty to like about the camcorder, from its "stunningly beautiful HD images" to Bluetooth wireless technology which "really makes this camera stand out in a sea of similarities." Read the full review here.
Morning talk show Good Day LA on KTTV Fox in Los Angeles featured the JVC Everio GZ-HM550 camcorder in a recent segment about new tech products. Jose Ulloa, the Latin Cyber Guy, showed some of the newest electronics products now on the market. In discussing the GZ-HM550, he highlighted its Bluetooth features, including its ability to be controlled by a compatible smartphone and its use with a compatible Bluetooth headset.
WAYNE, NJ, April 6, 2010 ? A new top-end JVC HD Everio video camera is now available, JVC announced today. The new GZ-HM1 HD Everio offers a full slate of technologies to optimize picture quality and an array of manual controls for creative flexibility. The GZ-HM1 offers performance improvements in three key areas — low light performance, camera-shake compensation and digital still quality. As a result, the GZ-HM1, which offers 64GB of internal storage and an SD/SDHC card slot, is the ideal camera for video enthusiasts and semi-professionals.
In the area of low light performance, the GZ-HM1 provides superior results thanks to a new CMOS sensor that boosts sensitivity to four Lux (compared to nine Lux for the previous GZ-HM400) for brilliant recording of 1920 x 1080 Full HD video, with 1080/60p output through the HDMI connection. In camera shake compensation, JVC made improvements in wide angle performance, an area not typically addressed. While most stabilization efforts focus on effectiveness in high zoom ratios, camera shake also occurs at wide angle settings, especially when the camera user is moving along with the subject. In the new GZ-HM1, JVC uses prism technology to provide effective results at the wide angle end of the zoom range. And for better still image quality, the GZ-HM1 delivers real 10 megapixel stills for detailed images.
Cruise webiste CruiseReport.com recently tested the Everio GZ-HD620 camcorder and were impressed with its convenience, ease-of-use and small size. The review includes two video clips, including one that uses the camcorder's unique time-lapse feature.
WAYNE, NJ, March 19, 2010 – JVC today announced the availability of a new high definition Everio camera with built-in Bluetooth® wireless technology, allowing the camera to work with a variety of other wireless devices. In addition, the new Everio GZ-HM550 features a 10.6 megapixel CMOS sensor for recording high quality Full HD video and nine megapixel digital stills to its internal 32GB flash memory. An SD/SDHC card slot provides the camera with additional storage.
Among the capabilities the camera’s Bluetooth technology offers is control of the camera using a smartphone, geo-tagging of videos and stills and use with a compatible Bluetooth headset.
With the installation of a supplied application, a Bluetooth-equipped smartphone can be used to control the camera remotely, allowing record, zoom and play operations. Use the camera with a GPS device to record location data of where movie and still files were recorded. The data synchronizes with Google Earth™ when viewing the file on a PC using the bundled Everio MediaBrowser software. The camera can also be used with a Bluetooth-equipped headset to monitor the recorded sound or for voice recording.
Geek.com, home of all things geek, is evaluating the JVC Everio GZ-HM300 camcorder. Like all 2010 Everio camcorders, the GZ-HM300 offers time-lapse video. Geek.com contributor Sal Cangeloso is a fan of the time-lapse feature, and posted two time-lapse videos to the site.
New GZ-HM340 features 16GB of internal memory.
WAYNE, NJ, February 2, 2010 – JVC has added a new high definition camera to its recently-announced 2010 Everio line, giving the series three HD models priced under $500. The new Everio GZ-HM340 features 16GB of internal flash memory plus an SD/SDHC card slot.
The GZ-HM340 includes all of the new features and improvements found throughout the 2010 Everio line, including advancements in low light capabilities and image stabilization, while convenience is enhanced with a new auto recording feature and time lapse recording.
For a steadier picture, JVC this year introduced Advanced Image Stabilizer (A.I.S) that ensures steady images even while walking, and is especially effective when shooting bright scenes from full wide to 5x zoom. Available on all models, Advanced Image Stabilizer uses a wide-angle image sampling area that is four times larger than that of conventional systems. A.I.S delivers powerful compensation for camera shake.
The new JVC GZ-HM1 is the flagship of the 2010 line, and Camcorderinfo.com spent some time with it at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show, where it was introduced. They liked what they saw. Read their impressions here.