JVC only had a concept of the GX-PX1 hybrid camera/camcorder back at CES 2011, so we spent more time with the 3D-capable GS-TD1 instead, but it seems the company’s engineers have been busy. Impress grabbed some hands-on time with the latest version, which looks a little like a blend of Sony’s NEX interchangeable lens cameras and JVC’s regular camcorders, and it’s shaping up to be an interesting model indeed.
The prominent barrel hides a 10x optical zoom and a back-illuminated sensor capable of up to 10-megapixel stills or 1080/60p HD video recording at up to 36Mbps. Notch down to 5.7-megapixels and you can shoot at a crazy 60fps, while ISO ranges from 100 to 6400.
On the back is a 3-inch, 230k dot touchscreen with a twisty-tilty mount for vanity filming, while storage is courtesy of an SD/SDHC/SDXC card to augment 32GB of internal capacity. Optical image stabilization and a battery good for up to 320 shots round out the key specs. If the image quality is as good as the appearance, this could be one mighty appealing camera when it arrives later in the month.