JVC Announces Hybrid Photo HD Video Camera Pegged at $900
If you’ve been looking for a balanced photo and video camera, JVC promises the new GC-PX 10 — a true hybrid of both video and still — with an ability to capture 12 megapixel photos and full HD video recording at 36 Mbps will satiate your needs.
The camera features a tilting LCD monitor and has a 10x optical zoom, while the controls are set on the lens housing and not on the rear of the main body, usual for these types of cameras. While the PASM mode dial, the exposure/focus controls and power buttons are set on the side, the top of the lens housing has the external microphone, HDMI-out and USB port. On the right you can find the compartment for media cards and the built-in flash, along with the shutter release button on top of the body grip.
According to JVC, the camera can provide a maximum of 19x dynamic zoom on top of the 10x optical one, while keeping the image quality perfect. As usual, there’s an Intelligent Auto feature, face recognition software and a feature that permits 60 shots per second at 8.3 megapixels or 30 frames per second at full resolution.
At a price of $899.95, the GC-PX10 will be available this month along with a LoiLoScope FX software designed for Windows. Reminds me of the older Sony DSC-F717 from nearly a decade ago.