Thursday, January 10, 2013
JVC Showcases New JVC Everio Camcorder Line, Headphone
Technologies At CES
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A new line of JVC Everio camcorders announced at CES by
JVCKENWOOD Corp., along with two new inner-ear headphones
that incorporate the company's newly designed Triple
Dynamic Driver System technology.
The new line of JVC Everio camcorders offers a combination
of performance enhancements, expanded Wi-Fi functions and
features. Highlights include a new imaging sensor,
powerful optical zooms, expanded Wi-Fi functions, and
viewing and sharing features.
The 2013 JVC Everio line is comprised of the entry-level
GZ-E100, step-up GZ-E300/EX310/EX355 and high-performance
GZ-E505/EX515/EX555 characterized by their lens-prominent
design, and the GZ-VX815, which offers top performance in
a sleek form.
At the heart of the new Everio line is a new 2.5-megapixel
Back-Illuminated CMOS image sensor that with 2 million
effective pixels delivers Full HD image and improved low
light performance for every model in the 100, 300 and 500
series. The new flagship GZ-VX815 boasts a 12.8-megapixel
sensor. What's more, the eight-model line includes seven
with a 40x or 38x optical zoom and four with a new
wide-angle lens up to 29.3mm (35mm conversion.)
New Wi-fi functions include live streaming over the
Internet via services such as USTREAM, and One-Touch Auto
Back-up wirelessly transfers recorded video to a PC at the
touch of a button. Also new is the optional Pan Cradle,
which allows remote panning and tilting of the camera from
a smartphone or tablet. Wireless data transfer
possibilities include sending video to a smartphone or
tablet (AVCHD converted to high definition MP4 or Standard
Definition), as well as non-converted iFrame data transfer
to an iPod or iPad or Android smartphone. JVC's free app
for using wireless communication functions is available
for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play
Market. Wi-Fi models are supported by a QR code-based
Wi-Fi setup utility and all models are supported by a
mobile user guide that?s been optimized for smartphone
In addition to native Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution AVCHD
recording (all models) and Standard Definition recording
(all except GZ-VX815), Wi-Fi models also offer an
iPhone/iPad-compatible iFrame recording mode at 1280 x 720
or 960 x 540 resolution. All models work with iMovie and
Final Cut Pro X. Every model also incorporates K2, a
technology developed and used in professional sound
studios, which is applied during playback (GZ-E100) or
during recording (all other models). Auto Wind Cut
intelligently reduces wind noise without that annoying
unnatural muting of sound. The GZ-VX815 goes even further
with an F1.2 Super Bright Lens and 12 Megapixel stills.
There's also a two-hour battery for longer recording and
streaming. JVC engineers have also redesigned Everio's
Wi-Fi antenna to provide an improved powerful wireless
connection over last year's models.
For ease-of-use, all new Everio camcorders feature a "Best
Play" function that provides simple digest playback of the
best scenes from recorded footage. This is actually a
cluster of functions comprised of Best Scene Mode, which
allows tagging of favorite scenes while recording or later
on, Best Face Mode, which automatically picks out scenes
containing registered faces, and Best Smile Mode which
picks out just the scenes containing great smiles. Also
new is Sports Scoring, a function that lets the user
record a running tally of the score for a sporting event
by simply tapping on a smartphone.
The Everio GZ-E100 and GZ-E300 are available this month.
The rest of the Everio line will be available in February.
JVCKENWOOD Corporation also announced at CES the new
Procision JVC GC-PX100 camcorder, which offers high bit
rate progressive recording to deliver high resolution HD
images and Full HD slow-motion video.
The camera shoots Full HD 1920 x 1080/60p video at 36Mbps,
a bit rate that allows Full HD slow-motion playback,
perfect for motion analysis or special effects.
Performance is further assured by the fast F1.2 lens,
1/2.3" 12.8 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor and
optical image stabilization. Five shooting speeds are
available, ranging from 120fps to 600fps. It's also
possible to grab bursts of nine still images from video at
the touch of a button. Other shooting modes for capturing
action include high-speed digital still recording at up to
60fps and variable speed time-lapse recording. Zoom
Position Memory allows quick switching among three angles
of view - Full Wide, Full Tele, and a user-settable
position in between.
With Wi-Fi connectivity, video and images can be
wirelessly sent to and viewed on a smartphone or tablet.
And for those with an interest in analyzing an athlete's
performance, the free "JVC CAM Coach" app for iOS and
Android allow annotations to be made on the playback
image. There's also Twin View, which enables simultaneous
side-by-side playback of two different video clips after
they're transferred to a tablet, for comparative viewing.
A Tagging function allows scenes to be tagged for easy
access at any time, and the Scoring function allows the
user to record data - i.e. a running tally of a game
score - as it progresses by tapping on a smartphone.
The JVC GC-PX100 will be available in March for $999.95.
The Japanese company also announced the development of two
new inner-ear headphones that incorporate a new headphone
technology. The HA-FXZ200 and HA-FXZ100 feature
JVCKENWOOD?s newly designed Triple Dynamic Driver System
that accurately reproduces natural deep bass tones and
high-resolution mid and high frequencies. The system
combines a mid-range and tweeter speaker unit with
JVCKENWOOD's Micro Tube Duct Woofer, designed using the
Kelton method for attaining superior reproduction of deep
bass tones in speakers.
- Interchangeable silicon earpieces in three sizes (small,
medium, and large) to fit the user?s ears.
- 1.2-meter headphone cord.
- Cord keeper for adjusting the length of the headphone
- Clip that attaches the headphone cord to clothing to
- Carrying bag to protect the headphones.
- Model: HA-FXZ200/HA-FXZ100
- Headphone type:Dynamic
- Sound pressure level / power: 96dB / 1mW
- Frequency response: 5Hz - 26,000Hz/6Hz - 26,000Hz
- Impedance: 16 Ohms
- Maximum input: 150mW (IEC)
- Headphone cord:
I.2m Y-type silver-coated OFC wire, φ3.5mm 24kt gold
plated stereo mini jack
I.2m Y-type OFC wire, φ3.5mm 24kt gold-plated stereo mini
- Weight (without cord): Approx. 11 grams/Approx. 10 grams
- Accessories: One pair of small, medium, or large
silicon earpieces; cord keeper; cord clip; carrying case