JVC just announced the launch of a new consumer high definition camcorder that combines a 3-CCD image sensor, high definition 1440 x 1080 recording and embedded 60GB hard disk storage in a compact size that fits in the palm of the hand. The new HD Everio GZ-HD3 comes on the heels of the HD Everio GZ-HD7.
Main Features of the HD Everio GZ-HD3:
3-CCD Camera System for 1440x1080 HD recording; enabling the camcorder to capture true lifelike and vivid images due to the dedicated red, green and blue image sensors. Image processing uses JVC’s HD Gigabrid Engine.
Rec Mode Resolution Recording Rate Rec Time (approx):
XP 1440×1080i VBR: max. 30Mbps 5 hrs.
SP 1440×1080i VBR: max. 22Mbps 7 hrs.
1440CBR* 1440×1080i CBR: approx.27Mbps 5 hrs.
Compact Body; Simple Controls – weight 1.5 lbs
PC-less Archiving Using Exclusive DVD Burner – using theoptional CU-VD40 HD Everio SHARE STATION via USB
Bundled HD Editing CyberLink BD Solution™
The SD card slot also stores stills and high definition video (SP mode only)
Automatic Video Light - “Auto Illumi.Light”
2.8” 16:9 Widescreen Clear Bright LCD Monitor
The JVC HD Everio GZ-HD3 will be available in early September, and will sell for about $1,300.
Source: JVC Press Release