Record 1080p videos with JVC’s new Everio

Posted by Wolfgang Gruener and Humphrey Cheung

JVC announced two new Everio camcorders, both of which are capable to record videos in 1080p resolution at 60 frames per second.

Las Vegas (NV) – JVC announced two new Everio camcorders, both of which are capable to record videos in 1080p resolution at 60 frames per second.

Camcorders are catching up to the Full HD craze and JVC’s new Everio models are now able to provide 1080p recording capability. Scheduled for a March availability, the new GZ-HD5 and the GZ-HD6 are about 45% than the currently offered GZ-HD7, while offering more storage space: The GZ-HD6 integrates a 120 GB hard drive, enough for 10 hours of 1080p video; the GZ-HD5 comes with a 60 GB hard drive. There’s also a microSD slot to expand the storage capacity.

Besides supporting 1080p via JVC’s “Gigabrid engine”, the new camcorders include a HDMI 1.3 interface as well as a progressive scan 3CCD imaging system. JVC said that the GZ-HD5 weighs about 1.25 pounds, battery included.

Both camcorders also include a software package that allows users to burn their movies on DVDs or Blu-ray discs.

The GZ-HD6 will be selling for $1400 MSRP, the GZ-HD5, will be priced at $1200.