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JVC Announces HD Camcorders

2/01/2008 02:52:00 PM Eastern

Las Vegas — JVC will ship two new HD camcorders to dealers in March, the company announced at PMA.

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The hard-disk-drive-based Everios — the GZ-HD6 and HD5 — can record video at 1,920 by 1080i in x.v.Color using the MPEG-2 format, the company said. Recorded video can be up-converted to 1080p/60 fps via an HDMI 1.3 output. Video can also be up-converted using the Everio Share Station DVD burner.

The HD6, for $1,399, sports a 120GB hard drive, while the HD5 ($1,199) offers 60GB worth of capacity. Both will offer slots for microSD cards for adding extra recording capacity.

Additional shared features include a 10x Fujinon HD optical zoom lens with optical stabilization, a microphone input, manual controls, and bundled software for DVD and Blu-ray Disc authoring.

The HD6, available in black, adds a lens hood and headphone jack. The HD5 will be sold in silver.