After receiving plenty of plaudits for its first model, JVC is back with the second generation of its innovative Everio hard disk based camcorder. Scheduled to arrive in Europe in the summer retailing for around £800 the GZ-MC500 is different from the original Everio in that it boasts 3 CCD chip technology. JVC claims that when this is paired with pixel shifting technology it can capture footage with a resolution of up to five mega pixels.
It also features a 10x optical zoom, a flip up flash and will come with a four Gigabyte hard disk. JVC says that models with larger capacity six or eight Gigabyte hard disks will be available later in the year.
JVC has however kept the model roughly the same size.