At this point, it's becoming difficult to keep track of all of the
pocket camcorder options out there. The trend that Pure Digital started
with the Flip Video is still going strong, and JVC
has just debuted the
PICSIO GC-WP10 and GC-FM2 in order to join the crowds. Both of these
units are highly similar, arriving in a few color options and easily
slipping into a coat or pant pocket. These also record Full HD (1080p)
content, with the main difference being the waterproof casing that wraps
around the GC-WP10.
Both camcorders offer a 4x digital zoom, support for 5MP still photos
and four different recording resolutions: Full HD 1080 (1920 x
1080/30p), HD 720 (1280 x 720/60p), iFrame (960 x
540/30p) and Quarter High Definition (960 x 540/30p). These also support
time-lapse recording, which reduces hours-long segments to mere
seconds. Consumers will also enjoy image stabilization, and the UI is
addressed via a 3" LCD touch panel. For Windows users, LoiLoScope EX is
bundled, offering direct uploading to YouTube and Facebook, exporting to
iTunes, etc. For Mac users, the footage is also compatible, and there's
an SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot, and it's optimized for use with EyeFi Wi-Fi
Final features include a USB plug, an HDMI output and price tags that
won't blow the budget. The JVC PICSIO GC-FM2 will be available in early
September for $179.95.
The JVC PICSIO GC-WP10 will be available in late September for $199.95.
Two New JVC Picsio Pocket Cameras Offer Easy Video and Photo Sharing
WAYNE, NJ, August 24, 2010 -Two JVC pocket cameras announced today bring a new level of fun and ease-of-use to making and sharing videos and photos. The new PICSIO pocket cameras, the GC-WP10 and GC-FM2, both feature Full HD video, excellent low-light performance, a three-inch touch screen for easy operation and playback viewing, and compatibility with Eye-Fi cards for Wi-Fi connectivity. And for the ultimate in versatility, the PICSIO GC-WP10 is waterproof.
To produce stunning photos, PICSIO’s CMOS image sensor captures stills at up to five-megapixel native resolution without interpolation. It also records up to 1920 x 1080p/30 fps Full HD video with image stabilization for enjoyment on an HDTV via the camera’s HDMI output. Users can select from four different recording resolutions: Full HD 1080 (1920 x 1080/30p), HD 720 (1280 x 720/60p), iFrame (960 x 540/30p) and Quarter High Definition (960 x 540/30p). The new PICSIO cameras also offer time-lapse recording, which reduces hours-long segments to mere seconds.
Perhaps the most prominent feature on the PICSIO cameras is the three-inch touch screen with on-screen graphics for shooting and playback controls, including the 4x digital zoom. What’s more, the touch screen functions are easily operated even when wearing gloves for all-season fun. The large screen also enhances playback, with a large, clear image that makes it easy for all to enjoy what was recorded.
For easy editing and uploading, LoiLoScope EX for Windows® software is factory installed. This new software offers quick, intuitive editing and direct uploading to YouTube™ and Facebook, exporting to iTunes® and more. It can launch immediately when the camera is connected to virtually any PC. The uploading process, including editing, entails just a few easy steps. A full array of special effects is available for creative editing, supported by simplified icon-based access and intuitive drag-and-drop operation. Windows 7 Multi-Touch is supported, so operation via any compatible PC touch screen is possible. File output for DVD creation is also available.
Both PICSIO pocket cameras work with iMovie on the Mac. The two cameras also offer the option to record video in the iFrame format, a computer-friendly video format designed to dramatically simplify the process of editing and sharing video. iFrame works with compatible Mac and PC applications.
The new PICSIO cameras come with an SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot for versatile storage. The slot is optimized for Eye-Fi cards, so files can be quickly uploaded and shared using a wireless network.
The GC-FM2’s special conveniences include a slide-out USB connector, so no connecting cable is needed. As a convenience, a USB cable is provided and an AC adaptor is available optionally. Both models are charged through their USB connection so the cameras are ready to shoot more after transferring files.
The PICSIO GC-WP10 is waterproof to a depth of 10 feet/3 meters (IPX8 certified) for worry-free recording underwater, on the slopes or in the rain. The GC-WP10 also comes with a MP3 audio recorder to capture everything from lectures to jam sessions in stereo.
The JVC PICSIO GC-FM2 will be available in early September for $179.95. The JVC PICSIO GC-WP10 will be available in late September for $199.95.