JVC HD Everio GZ-HD7 First Consumer Full High-Definition 3-CCD Camcorder

JVC HD Everio GZ-HD7 is the first consumer full High-Definition 3-CCD camcorder capable of shooting and recording full HD images (1920 x 1080i). The camcorder also features a Fujinon lens used in broadcast video cameras, now being used in a consumer camcorder for the first time. The new JVC Everio GZ-HD7 allows consumers to conveniently capture and share their memories in full high definition without the need for removable tapes or discs, and offers the simplicity of a point-and-shoot camcorder combined with the features, technology and manual controls that appeal to the serious videographer. With a 60GB built-in hard drive the JVC HD Everio provides up to five hours of full HD 1920x1080i recording at a high 30Mbps(MAX). For bright, realistic colors the HD Everio uses three 1/5-inch CCDs – one each for red, green and blue, incorporating 16:9 progressive scan CCDs and pixel shift technology. Other features include optical image stabilization, a full array of manual controls, multiple digital connections, bundled editing and archiving software, and availability of an optional HD Everio SHARE STATION for easily transferring high definition footage to disc.

In addition to its highest quality Full HD recording mode that records five hours of full HD 1920x1080i MPEG2 Transport Stream video with MPEG 1 Layer 2 audio, the HD Everio offers a long seven-hour SP mode with a resolution of 1440x1080i, and an HDV-i.LINK streaming compatible constant bit rate 1440CBR mode with a resolution of 1440x1080i and a five-hour capacity. Also, because it records in the MPEG2 Transport Stream video format, HD Everio recordings can be archived onto Blu-ray discs using provided software and a high definition Blu-ray recorder.JVC HD Everio HD Hard Disk Camcorder GZ-HD7 will be available in April for $1,799.95