JVC confirms HD Everio GZ-HM400 camcorder for US market

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jvceveriogz-hm400-lg1.jpgJVC has today confirmed the US launch of its latest Everio camcorder the GZ-HM400. We are awaiting confirmation of a UK launch date and we’ll update this post as soon as we have it.

The new model packs 32 Gigabytes of internal memory – which can be supplemented by SD/DDHC cards, features a 1/2.33-inch 10.3-megapixel CMOS sensor with Bayer Array RGB Color Filter, is capable of delivering nine-megapixel still images and can output video of 1920 x 1080 Full HD.

The camera’s other most innovative feature is that it has three different high-speed recording modes that are optimised for slow-motion video playback: 600fps, 300fps and 120fps. So for instance, at 600fps, motion occurring over 2.4 seconds is slowed down to 24 seconds (10 times as long). According to JVC this means that the user can capture moments that are not visible to the naked eye.

Also included are a KONICA MINOLTA HD LENS, an optical image stabiliser that uses two active prisms to correct camera shake, a seesaw-style zoom control, Face Detection and a one touch upload to YouTube.

Another first is the inclusion of JVC’s K2 Technology, a technology that apparently restores fine sound details that are lost during compression

The JVC HD Everio GZ-HM400 is available immediately for $999.95.

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Ashley Norris