Wayne, N.J. — JVC is now shipping its 2014 line of weather-proof Everio camcorders.
The three new JVC Everio models, the GZ-R70, GZ-R30 and GZ-R10, all include JVC’s Quad-Proof structure that resists water (to a depth of 16.4 feet), shock (from a drop from 4.9 feet), dust and freezing (to temperatures of -14 degrees F). Each model also floats, JVC pointed out.
Other features include a 40x optical zoom, 2.5-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS image sensor, audio that zooms with the picture, and compatibility with third-party editing software, including iMovie and Final Cut Pro X.
The Quad-Poof technologies, which were first offered in JVC’s Adixxion action cameras, are designed for shooting point-of-view action video with a more conventionally configured camcorder design.
The new models feature an expanded 4.5-hour per charge internal battery and are also compatible with third-party portable batteries (the type used with smartphones for emergency charging). Video can be shot while charging to go beyond the internal battery’s 4.5 hours, or Quick Charge for one hour and add an extra 1.3 hours of recording time if the portable battery current is over 1 amp, JVC said.
Everios also include high-quality optics, using a large-caliber Konica Minolta HD lens with 40x optical zoom.
With 60x Dynamic Zoom, the 2.5-megapixel backside-illuminated CMOS image sensor maintains the picture’s HD resolution even when exceeding the optical zoom range.
A JVC Falconbrid engine provides efficient video and audio processing for image and sound capture.
JVC K2 Technology is also applied for effective sound restoration during playback. Unwanted noise, such as gusts of wind, can be effectively attenuated using an original algorithm.
The three new JVC Everio camcorders are differentiated by internal memory capacity, the inclusion of a built-in LED light in the GZ-R70 and GZ-R30, and the availability of the GZ-R10 in black, blue and red body colors.
The GZ-R70 carries a $499 suggested retail and offers 32GB of internal memory, a card slot and a black body color; the GZ-R30 ($449) features 8GB internal memory, a card slot and black body color; and the GZ-R10 ($399) offers only a card slot and is available in a choice three aforementioned colors.