JVC has unveiled a new camera aimed at people in action sports called the ADIXXION GC-XA1. The new camera is ruggedized and doesn't require the use of an external housing to keep the camera safe during activity. This camera also has an integrated LCD and Wi-Fi connectivity.
The camera weighs 0.28 pounds and is waterproof to a depth of 16.4 feet, shockproof with the ability to survive a drop from 6.5 feet up, and it's dustproof and freeze proof as well. The outside of the camera is covered with a scratch resistant rubber texture and the rear LCD is a 1.5-inch unit. The camera also has dual standard tripod holes for mounting the camera on a tripod.
Integrated Wi-Fi functionality allows the camera to sync with a smartphone wirelessly to frame a shot and check recording even when the camera is mounted in a spot that you can't reach easily. Video can be recorded in multiple resolutions including full HD down to WVGA. The camera has a five-megapixel CMOS sensor and five times digital zoom. It also has digital image stabilization and can shoot five-megapixel still shots. Video is saved to SD cards and the camera has a mini HDMI output. Power comes from a rechargeable battery. Pricing and availability are unknown at this time.