Point and shoot camcorders are a range under threat these days, as cellphones up their video capture game. JVC's latest PICSIO models show one approach to keep hold of the niche: throw in Full HD capture and, in the case of the GC-WP10, waterproof the casing. JVC sent over the PICSIO GC-WP10 along with its non-waterproof sibling the GC-FM2; check out the SlashGear review after the cut.
It's the week for upright point-and-shoot camcorders, with JVC outing a pair of touchscreen models in their PICSIO range. The JVC PICSIO GC-WP10 and PICSIO GC-FM2 each record Full HD 1080p footage and have 3-inch touchscreen preview displays; the FM2 gets a pop-out USB plug, for cable-free connectivity, while the WP10 is waterproof to up to 10ft.
Carbon fiber is well known for showing up in racing cars and sports boats, but headphones? According to JVC, the strong, lightweight material is what makes their HA-S650 headphones particularly special, delivering - so they promise - audio quality that punches above their weight and, more importantly perhaps, price bracket. Are they ear salvation or will we prefer the sound of silence; check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.
JVC have outed their latest flagship digital camcorder, the JVC Everio GZ-HM1. Capable of recording Full HD video together with outputting 1080/60p through its HDMI connector, the HM1 uses a 1/2.3-inch 10.62 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor that also supports up to 10-megapixel stills, and is paired with optical image stabilization and a Konica Minolta HD lens.
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Alright, so most of us would be served best by a humble Xacti rather than JVC's stonking new GY-HM790 ProHD camcorder, but you'll have to forgive us for drooling just a little. The latest flagship in the company's performance range, the GY-HM790 squeezes in three 1/3-inch CCDs for up to 35Mbps 1920 x 1080 HD video recording, storing footage on twin SDHC Class 6/10 memory card slots.
JVC have stuffed their latest camcorder with Bluetooth, but while you might automatically assume the short-range wireless functionality was to be used for media transfers, you'd be wrong. In actual fact, the JVC Everio GZ-HM550 uses its Bluetooth for remote control, GPS geotagging and even for sound monitoring using a hands-free headset.
Having sat down with JVC's 4K2K D-ILA projectors before now, we know the company's range is certainly capable of some impressive optics. Still, you'll need a particularly deep wallet if you want their latest model: the JVC DLA-SH7NLG packs not one but three 1.27-inch 4K2K D-ILA display devices and dual ultra-high-pressure mercury lamps for a total of 5,000 ANSI lumens of brightness. That's good enough for 10-megapixel (4,096 x 2,400) images, or five times Full HD resolution.
JVC have outed their latest camcorder, with the new Everio GZ-HM340 expected to arrive later in January for $499.95. Packing both 16GB of onboard storage and an SD/SDHC card slot, the HM340 has a 20x optical zoom, 1/5.8-inch 1.37-megapixel CMOS sensor and a new image stabilizing system.
After exclusively telling us yesterday that a Full HD 3D unibody consumer projector is "coming next" in their line-up, JVC asked if we wanted to try out the 3D experience they currently have on offer at CES 2010. Screenings are being shown in a specially-constructed dark theater room which seats around 40-50 people, and the hardware on offer included a JVC D-ILA HD990, a single JVC DLA-RS4000 4K as well as a pair of RS4000 4k for the 3D footage. Check out our impressions after the cut.