Wi-Fi in cameras and camcorders? Seems like a pipe dream from just years ago, but more and more it's becoming a reality. JVC
has been a company hot-to-trot with Wi-Fi enabled goods, and the new Everio GZ-EX250 is one of four new JVC camcorders with built-in Wi-Fi that allows video clips and still images to be emailed, wireless transfer of files to smartphones, and a range of other functions. The Wi-Fi feature is available on four 2012 Everio camcorders that combine the benefits of a conventional camcorder, such as superior image quality and a powerful zoom, with the communication convenience of a smartphone. Several unique features are available thanks to the built-in Wi-Fi. A free app for an Android device or iPhone/iPad makes it easy to wirelessly transfer video and stills to a smartphone for quick sharing via the internet. It also allows the phone to be used as a remote control for the Everio and offers geotagging of video and photo files in conjunction with the smartphone’s GPS. Video Email allows 15-second video clips (640 x 360 pixels) to be sent directly from the Everio to up to eight email addresses. Live Monitoring allows real time monitoring on a smartphone or computer of images taken with the Everio. And Auto Photo Email automatically emails stills taken using Everio’s movement detection function to a computer or smartphone.
Like the others, this new one can record in Full HD (AVCHD format), and offers high quality recording in UXP mode with a 24 Mbps sampling rate. There's also an HDMI output, Konica Minolta HD lens, 40x optical zoom, 16GB of internal storage, an SD slot, 3" touch panel and even a smile meter. So, you know, SMILE!