Man, this JVC Everio X camcorder looks fantastic! The palm-sized, Full HD camera will shoot slow-mo, 9MP stills and weighs less than 300 grams.
Sure, at $1,999 it's pretty expensive in these times of financial frugality, but being able to record slow-mo in HD totally makes up for it. It'll hit shelves in July.
Everio X, the personal camera that takes still images and videos to a new level
JVC packs a punch with its new small all-in-one personal camera that’s ideal for capturing both Full HD video and high quality digital stills
SYDNEY, 15 June 2009 – JVC today announced the launch of its powerful new all-in-one personal camera GZ-X900 – Everio X. The robust camera shoots both Full High-Definition (HD) video and nine-MegaPixel (MP) still photos and also features creative shooting functions such as slow motion video and high-speed “motor drive” still photography.
The sleek and compact Everio X is ideal for tech savvy consumers who want to carry one single device to capture both high quality still pictures and vibrant Full HD video. The innovative new camera is small enough to slip into your shirt pocket and at just 298 grams is one of the lightest cameras available so you can easily take it with you anywhere to capture your moments whether it is on the ski slopes, to a business conference or a BBQ.
At the heart of the camera’s superior image quality is the world’s first10.3 MP CMOS sensor. The high quality 9 MP digital still photos the camera shoots correlate directly to the un-interpolated performance of this CMOS sensor and Bayer array RGB colour filter. For the first time ever, the camera records at a stunning 1000 TV lines of horizontal resolution – the theoretical maximum level of 1920x1080 Full HD.
Ideal for capturing fast moving images the Everio X boasts an amazing 10x slow motion shooting allowing play back of 2.8 seconds of recorded video over 28 seconds. With this camera you can record your team’s rugby match and then play sections back in slow motion to see where the team went wrong in a scrum or tackle.
Everio X has high speed shooting capabilities so that you can capture action shots with ease. Up to six nine-MP stills can be shot at 15 images per second which is faster than some digital SLRs can achieve.
A unique advantage of the Everio X is that you can use two functions at the same time. This state-of-the-art personal camera allows shooting of 1920 x 1080/50i Full HD video and 5.3 MP stills at the same time. While recording video, photos can be shot at shutter speeds as fast as 1/4000 of a second without interrupting video recording.
Unique Design About the size of a BlackBerry, the slick black camera with silver accents has a modern minimalist design, without the protrusions or indentations found on most camcorders, making it the ideal sleek tech accessory.
Regardless of what scene needs shooting the design allows for plenty of flexibility in how the camera is held – from below, above, or whatever suits the situation. There are top-mounted zoom and record buttons, and a second set next to the LCD screen for additional shooting flexibility.
Advanced technology JVC’s new clever proprietary optical image stabilisation (OIS) technology applies camera shake compensation optically at the Everio X lens entrance to ensure effectiveness throughout the zoom range and allow high quality shooting without a tripod so you can capture great action shots on the move.
Share your moments Easy to use and accessible editing software means you can effortlessly edit your pictures and videos captured on the Everio X. With the worldwide explosion of interest in video sharing, Everio X offers easy solutions for distribution.
A One Touch Export function provided by bundled software for Windows makes it easy to export videos into iTunes for playback on your iPod or iPhone, so you can share your special moments with your mates and family when you are in the pub or at work. Also the One Touch Upload function, when used with the included software for Windows, simplifies uploading videos to YouTube™.
The DVD Creation function makes it easy to transfer video to a disc for archiving or sharing with colleagues, friends or family at a later time.
You can create a disc directly from the camera using the JVC Everio CU-VD3 burner SHARE STATION. Other direct storage solutions include third party external hard disk drives from LaCie and Seagate, and an external Blu-ray Disc Burner from LaCie. The GZ-X900 - Everio X will be available in retailers throughout Australia in July.