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JVC Launches Weatherproof and "Oops-Proof" Camcorders That Are Ideal for Capturing Family Fun

New camcorders are water-, dust-, shock- and freeze-proof, and they float! (March 17, 2014)
DMN Newswire--2014-3-17--Most parents today use a smartphone to shoot family videos because it's convenient and most phones shoot great quality video. But there are situations where a smartphone isn't the smartest choice. Think the beach, poolside, water park, kayaking, hiking - any family activity where a fragile smartphone is often best left in a pocket. Those situations call for one of JVC's new Everio camcorders -- waterproof, shock proof, freeze proof, and dust proof. What's more, they float!

The three new JVC Everio camcorders, the GZ-R70, GZ-R30 and GZ-R10, feature JVC's "Quad-Proof" structure - water resistance to a depth of 5 meters/16.4 feet, the ability to withstand a drop from 1.5 meters/4.9 feet, as well as dust-proof and freeze-proof down to -10˚C/14˚F - packaged in a familiar camcorder form factor. And rounding out their all-weather versatility, they float. They're ideal for families that enjoy outdoor adventures or for those that just don't want to worry about "babying" their camera.

The new line offers a combination of performance capabilities and innovative features for those who want to take their videos beyond what a smartphone or other camcorders can deliver. In addition to their weather- and shock-proof attributes, JVC's new Everio camcorders feature a 40x optical zoom, 2.5 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS image sensor, audio that zooms with the picture, and compatibility with third-party editing software, including iMovie and Final Cut Pro X.

The new Everio line's Quad-Poof technologies were first offered in JVC's ADIXXION action cameras, designed for shooting point-of-view action video. Bringing the technology to the Everio series means that all kinds of videos can be created under a wide range of weather conditions. There's even the "oops-proof" factor - no need to worry if the camcorder is accidently dropped onto the ground or even into a pool.

Contributing to the camcorders' IPX8 certified water resistance and IP5X dust resistance is the internal high-capacity battery, which eliminates the risk of damaging the camera while changing batteries in bad weather. Moreover, Everio is compatible with third-party portable batteries (the type used with smartphones for emergency charging). Video can be shot while charging to go beyond the internal battery's 4.5 hours, or Quick Charge for one hour and add an extra 1.3 hours of recording time if the portable battery current is over 1.0A.

The definitive advantage that Everio camcorders offer over smartphones is quality optics. Everio is equipped with a large-caliber KONICA MINOLTA HD LENS with high-quality 40x Optical Zoom. With 60x Dynamic Zoom, the 2.5M Back-illuminated CMOS Image Sensor maintains the picture's HD resolution even when exceeding the optical zoom range. And the JVC FALCONBRID engine provides efficient video and audio processing to deliver beautiful images and sound. Adding to audio quality is JVC K2 Technology applied during recording for effective sound restoration during playback. Outdoors, gusts of wind won't spoil the soundtrack thanks to an original algorithm that effectively attenuates wind noise picked up at the mic.

The three new JVC Everio camcorders are differentiated by internal memory capacity, the inclusion of a built-in LED light in the GZ-R70 and GZ-R30, and the GZ-R10 is available in black, blue and red. They are available at the following prices:
Model    Price    Memory        Body Color    
GZ-R70:    $499.95    32GB Internal/Card Slot        Black
GZ-R30    $449.95    8GB Internal/Card Slot        Black
GZ-R10:    $399.95    Card Slot            Black, Blue or Red

About JVC Americas Corp.
Headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, JVC Americas Corp. is a wholly owned subsidiary of JVC KENWOOD Corporation. JVC Americas distributes imaging and home entertainment products for the consumer market, and video equipment for the broadcast and professional markets. For further product information, visit JVC's website.

The information contained herein was correct as of the time of this release. In some cases it may not match the latest information.

GZ-R70/R30/R10 Primary Features
* 32GB (R70)/8GB (R30) Internal Memory
* 4.5H Internal Long-Life Battery*1
* 40x Optical Zoom (60x Dynamic Zoom)
* 2.5M Back-illuminated CMOS Sensor
* SD/SDHC/SDXC Card Slot
* Compatible with Portable Battery and USB Charging *2
* FALCONBRID Image Processing Engine
* 10 Megapixel Stills
* 3.0-inch Full Screen Touch Panel
* Advanced Image Stabilizer (A.I.S.)
* Intelligent AUTO
* Face Detection / Touch AE/AF
* Special Effects REC (Grainy Monochrome / Food Mode / Baby Mode)
* Time-Lapse REC
* 24Mbps High bit rate Recording
* K2 Technology in REC Mode
* Auto Wind Cut
* Auto Illumi. Light (R70/R30)
* Built-in Zoom Mic
* 1920 x 1080/60P Output
* Everio Media Browser 4 Software Supplied
* Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

*1 4.5H is the approximate time of continuous recording if the internal battery has been fully charged, when the LED light (if available) is off, the monitor backlight is set to standard mode, and without the use of zoom function.

 *2 When used with a portable battery of over 1.0A, 5V and over 1000mAh. Compatibility is not guaranteed for all portable batteries.

Note: Quad Proof is not a guarantee of protection against damage and malfunction.

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