JVC Unveils Super-Fast Hybrid Digicam


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introduced Monday a hybrid digital still camera/camcorder based on the company's Falconbrid high-speed imaging engine to capture FullHD 1080/60p video and 12-megapixel still images.

Model JVC GC-PX10 (shipping this month at a $900 suggested retail) is said to offer a bundle of professional-level capabilities, such as 300 fps video recording for high-quality super-slow motion and the ability to capture pristine still images from video.

The camera is equipped with JVC's new Falconbrid high-speed imaging engine, first used in JVC's FullHD 3D camcorder, the GS-TD1.

Falconbrid is a single-chip technology with the processing power to allow the GC-PX10 to record FullHD progressive video at 36Mbps rate.

The camera can shoot 8.3-megapixel stills while recording FullHD video. The camera's image sensor is based on a 1/2.3-inch 12.75 megapixel back-Illuminated CMOS sensor.

For low-light still shooting, the camera features up to 6,400 ISO sensitivity. The camera is also capable of burst still shooting at 8.3-megapixel (3,840 by 2,160 pixels) resolution at 60 shots-per-second, up to 130 shots total per burst, or 12-megapixel stills at 30 frames-per-second.

The rate is said to surpass that of many d-SLR cameras currently available.

For super-slow motion shooting, the GC-PX10 can shoot video at 300 fps, JVC said, at VGA (640 by 480) resolution.

JVC said the function can be used for up to two hours of continuous shooting.

The camera also includes optical image stabilization with JVC's Advanced Image Stabilizer technology, a 10x optical zoom or up to 19x Dynamic Zoom (digital) with no image degradation, Konica Minolta HD Lens optics, a mode dial for both automatic and manual settings (white balance, aperture and shutter), microphone output and headphone input.

The camera adds 32GB of internal memory and includes an SDXC/SDHC card slot, tilting 3-inch touchpanel monitor, HDMI output and bundled LoiLoScope FX software for Windows.


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