Wayne, N.J. -
said Tuesday that it is now shipping its latest top-of-the-line HD Everio video camera, model GZ-HM1.
HD Everio model, which carries a $1,200 suggested retail, combines an array of automatic features to optimize picture quality and simplicity with manual control options to expand the creative shooting process.
Key areas of performance improvements include low light, camera-shake compensation and digital still quality.
Other features include 64GB of internal storage and an SD/SDHC card slot for expandable storage options.
The camera has a 1/2.3 inch, 10.6-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS image sensor that enables shooting strong images in light levels as low as 4 lux.
Video is captured in resolution up to FullHD 1080.
The video camera will shoot still images in up to 10 megapixels (ISO 6,400) in still shot mode, and will take up to 5-megapixel still shots while shooting video at the same time.
Also included are two forms of image stabilization: optical image stabilization for camera shake through the 16x Dynamic zoom range, and advanced image stabilization (available while zooming up to 15x) for moving the camera along with the subject while taking videos.
Creative shooting functions include time-lapse recording in intervals ranging from 1 to 80 seconds, and high-speed recording at up to 600 fps, allowing ultra-slow motion playback.