JVC Everio GZ-HD7 First Consumer Full HD Recording 3-CCD Camcorder System

JVC has developed the first consumer full High-Definition 3-CCD camcorder capable of shooting and recording full HD images (1920 x 1080i). The technology will be offered in the new Everio GZ-HD7 to be available in April 2007, marking the technology’s first use in a consumer camcorder. The camcorder also features a Fujinon lens used in broadcast video cameras, now being used in a consumer camcorder for the first time. The 3-CCD system offers superior color reproduction. The high-quality full HD 3-CCD camcorder system Everio GZ-HD7 uses three 1/5-inch 16:9 progressive scan CCDs designed for HD use in a diagonally offset pixel configuration to generate the high resolution image for recording in full HD. Designed for HD use, the 1/5-inch 16:9 progressive scan CCD has large pixels measuring 3.28 microns x 3.28 microns, roughly twice the size of pixels in JVC 2-megapixel camcorders, for greater modulation transfer function (MTF) and sensitivity values.

The CCD aspect ratio was tailored to16:9 for full HD recording in a hard drive camcorder for the first time at JVC. The compact camera unit produces high-resolution images that are recorded in full HD 1920 x1080i resolution. The highly regarded Fujinon lens is used in the JVC Everio GZ-HD7 which is used in broadcast HD video cameras.