JVC updates camcorder range for 2006


JVC is launching a new line of Everio G Series hard disk camcorders, with increased features, including the option of direct DVD burning without the need for a PC using a JVC or other compatable DVD burner.

Three new models are being launched for 2006 – one 20GB model and two 30GB models.  Each is compact, lightweight and includes simple editing and DVD burning software. The 30GB GZ-MG77 (pictured) offers a 1/3.9-inch 2.2MP CCD using 1440×810 pixel imaging for full resolution 16:9 shooting and recording including auto stabilisation. The camera provides a bright F1.2 lens, 10X optical zoom, auto flash and up to 1632 x 1224 stills. The GZ-MG36 and GZ-MG77 models also feature a 2.7-inch widescreen LCD for real-time viewing of 16:9 aspect ratio video while shooting and all three offer 16:9 recording. All models offer PictBridge, have an SD card slot and USB compatibility and come with a remote control.

In addition, the GZ-MG77 features a built-in DVD burner control allowing it to be directly connected to the optional JVC DVD burner via USB cable, creating discs that play on most DVD players. Alternatively, when transferring to a computer, transfer speed has been significantly improved for 2006, taking approximately half as long as the original models.

No specific date or price for the new models is available as yet.

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Dave Walker
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