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CES 2009: JVC debuts video-sharing HD camcorders

Compact JVC camcorders promise big features

JVC Camcorder

JVC has unveiled a range of digital camcorders that deliver new video-sharing and storage features at the CES 2009 show in Las Vegas.

The JVC Everio range of digital camcorders includes models offering hard-disk video storage, memory card storage, and a range of colours.

The company says the 2009 Everio range will make it easier to watch footage on Apple iPod and iPhone devices, and include a one-touch export button to transfer video to Apple’s iTunes software. A one-touch video upload feature allows video to be directly uploaded to video-sharing sites such as YouTube.

Small JVC camcorders

JVC is also touting the small size of its Everio range. It says that, for the first time, high-definition models in the range have the same dimensions as standard definition models. The camcorders will be available in a range of six colours.

The 2009 JVC Everio range includes three high-definition camcorders that all record 1920×1080 Full HD video. The GZ-HD300 includes a 60GB hard drive, the GZ-HD320 includes a 120GB hard drive, while the GZ-HM200 supports two SD card memory slots with continuous recording promised between the two cards.

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The high definition JVC Everio camcorders include a 3.05Mp CMOS image sensor, and JVC’s Genessa processing technology. JVC says the technology delivers natural-looking video images, and video free of motion judder, jaggy lines, and moiré patterns.

JVC says the Everio GZ-HM200 is one of the smallest and lightest full HD camcorders available.

Standard definition camcorders

Three standard definition camcorders debuted at CES 2009. The 60GB GZ-MG630, the 80GB GZ-MG670, and the 120GB GZ-MG680.

The camcorder range features digest playback, according to JVC, creating a trailer of highlighted scenes from video stored in the camera for quickly reviewing content.

Prices start from $299 and range up to $799.95 – UK pricing has yet to be announced.

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