Japan-based JVC introduced on Monday the GR-D650 model, a new MiniDV camcorder.
With High quality wide (16:9) mode and a 15x optical zoom, this is the latest model of JVC's "Baby Movie" series of miniDV cameras.
The built-in tele-conversion lens delivers a focal length of 48.1-721.5mm for the movie function and 36.1-541.5mm for the picture function in a 35mm conversion.
The 2.5-inch LCS color monitor reduces reflection and can even be seen even in bright sunlight, according to JVC.
The new model also provides an auto LED light for pictures taken in the darkness or low light conditions. The GR-D650 addtionally features an auto power off function abd includes a SD/MMC card slot.
Furthermore, the live slow function allows users to record in slow motion while retaining real-time audio.
Finally, it is equipped with S -video, AV, DV I/O (i.LINK) terminals, and a USB terminal. Photo navigator software for Windows and OS is Windows 2000/XP are bundled to the camera.
JVC's new GR-D650 camera will be on the Japanese market on May 13th and is expected to sell for approximately 65,000 yen ($550). It will be available in three colors: aqua blue, pink and silver.