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JVC announces 3 new dualmode digital cameras: the new GC-A33, GC-A50 and GC-A55

It has been quiet at JVC for a long time, but at PMA they announced new digital cameras again.
The GC-A55 and ultra-compact GC-A50 are equipped with a 1.3 mega-pixel CMOS,for image resolutions up to 1280x1024 pixels. Both can also shoot video clips.
The GC-A33 is an easy-to-use dual mode digital and PC camera for image resolutions up to 640x480 pixels.
More information at JVC Canada

PRESS RELEASE

Three New Compact Models Offer Webcam Capabilities

LAS VEGAS, March 2, 2003 - JVC Company of America announced its 2003 digital camera models, including the compact GC-A55 and GC-A33, and the ultra compact GC-A50. All three cameras feature a sleek new design and offer both still image recording and Webcam capabilities.

"JVC's 2003 dual-mode digital cameras offer state-of-the-art digital imaging technology for every type of consumer, from first time digital user to experienced pro," said Rob Payesko, JVC Merchandising Manager, Consumer Video division. "This year's models also feature Web camera capabilities and make it easier than ever to send digital stills and video clips."

All JVC 2003 digital cameras come equipped with a USB connection that allows simple, high-speed transfer of image data to a PC. Further, the cameras are equipped for use as Webcams, feature built-in flash memory with an 8MB capacity, and include software for downloading and viewing images.

With JVC's 2003 digital smart cameras, capturing high quality images is fast and easy. The GC-A55 and the ultra-compact GC-A50 are equipped with a 1.3 mega-pixel CMOS, capable of capturing images with a resolution up to 1280x1024 pixels. Both can also shoot video clips. The GC-A33 is an easy-to-use dual mode digital and PC camera, capturing pictures with a resolution up to 640x480 pixels.

The GC-A55 features a 1.5" inch full-color LCD and 2X digital zoom, allowing the user to easily frame the photo and preview recorded still images and video. The GC-A55 also features a built-in flash and an SD/MMC memory card slot for additional storage of digital stills and video clips. A key feature of the GC-A50 is its ultra-compact design - it's approximately a two-inch square and weighs less than 1.5 pounds - that makes it easy to slip into a pocket or comfortable even when worn around the neck with the included lanyard. Both the GC-A33 and GC-A55 operate on two AA batteries. The GC-A50 requires just a single AA battery.

Accessories included with all three cameras include a CD-ROM with camera driver, application software for photo re-touching, instructions, USB cable, video cable for viewing images on televisions in select models, neck and hand straps, quick start guide and batteries.

Nationally Advertised Values:
GC-A55 - $159.95
GC-A50 - $149.95
GC-A33 - $99.95

All cameras are currently available at local retail outlets.

About JVC
JVC Company of America, headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, is a subsidiary of JVC Americas Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Victor Company of Japan Ltd., and a holding company for JVC companies located in North, Central, and South America. JVC distributes a complete line of video and audio equipment, including camcorders, VCRs, D-VHS recorders, DVD players, satellite systems, color televisions, home and portable audio equipment, mobile entertainment products and recording media. For further product information, visit JVC's Web site at http://www.jvc.com or call 800-526-5308.

Additional information: More information at JVC Canada
March 9, 2003
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