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New JVC Digital Media Cameras Record Video and Stills on 4GB Microdrive Card






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JVC Everio product informationNew Everio cameras shoot DVD-quality MPEG-2 video and 1600x1200 stills.

New York, September 14, 2004
JVC today launched two new palm-size digital media cameras that shoot 60 minutes of DVD-quality video or thousands of high resolution stills using a high capacity 4GB Microdrive® card, a removable hard disk drive that is barely 1.5” square.

JVC's new Everio line offers an unprecedented combination of convenience and quality, recording both video and still images on a single digital medium that offers high capacity and high quality on a card that can slip into a wallet. It's the same storage device used in some of today's most popular portable digital music players. Both ultra-compact JVC Everio cameras shoot up to 60 minutes of DVD-quality MPEG-2 video or over 5.5 thousand 1600x1200 UXGA-size digital stills on the included 4GB Microdrive card. Both also allow quick transfer of material to a PC and easy saving to DVD.

“Video products have recently begun to adopt new types of digital media, a trend that began in audio,” observed Dave Owen, General Manager, Video Division, JVC Company of America. “But with Everio, JVC establishes a new benchmark with a format that combines convenience with the high storage capacity required to meet real world needs. The result is a pair of ultra-compact camcorders that offer video and still image capabilities, mobility, high image quality, extended shooting time, and ease of use.”

Everio comes in two styles, the GZ-MC200 with a rotating grip and the vertical GZ-MC100 that's about the size of an electric razor. Both cameras offer the same high performance and features, while offering two design alternatives to suit users' personal preferences.

Advanced Technology for Optimum Video and Still Quality

Both Everio models feature a 1/3.6” 2.12 megapixel CCD having a total of 2.12 million pixels (effective: 1.23 million for moving pictures, 2 million for still pictures) to offer the high resolution capabilities needed for high quality digital videography and photography.

To fully utilize the 2.12 megapixel CCD's picture performance, the cameras use JVC's Megabrid Imaging Engine that separately processes video and still signals, providing optimal processing for each. Megabrid technology assures high sensitivity and a high signal-to-noise ratio for moving pictures and clear, high resolution progressive still images.

The GZ-MC200 and GZ-MC100 also feature a Super Hi-Resolution Lens specifically matched for 2.12 megapixel CCD performance. This newly developed 9-group 11-element structured lens, which offers a high-precision 10x optical zoom, includes a glass-molded aspherical lens for the best possible picture quality. There is also a 200x digital zoom.

Additional information: JVC Everio product information
September 15, 2004
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