Industry giants, JVC, have set their sights on the action sports camera market with the release of two new rugged camcorders designed to withstand the harsh all-weather conditions often found in action sports.
Press Release: The new JVC Everio R GZ-R550 and GZ-R440 boast all-weather features, five-hour battery life and a powerful optical zoom. They claim to be drop-proof (from 1.5m/4.9 feet), dust-proof and freeze-proof (down to 10°C/14°F) whilst also containing many other technically advanced functions to allow the user to create unique videos.
Other features include the ability to record when the LCD monitor is closed, a Konica Minolta HD lens, 2.5-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS image sensor, JVC’s Falconbird image processing engine and 24Mbps recording.
The GZ-R440 provides 4GB of internal memory and is available in matte black and orange. The more advanced Everio R GZ-R550 is available in matte black and boasts a whopping 32GB of internal storage along with many other exciting features.
These new JVC cameras may resemble the camcorders of the past in terms of their appearance but their robust build and technological features will make them a sure-fire hit with outdoor filming enthusiasts all over the world.