JVC Enters Pocket Cam Market With PICSIO

JVC introduced its first pocket flash memory camera, the PICSIO GC-FM1. This portable camera can capture 8 megapixel still images and 1080p Full HD video. To help minimize camera shake, the PICSIO offers image stabilization. The camera itself is about the size of a small cell phone. It comes in three colors: Black Ice, Blue Steel, and Purple Passion.

Videos are recorded in the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format and stored as .MOV files for easy sharing. PICSIO provides four video and still recording modes:

Video Recording

Image Size
Frame Rate
1440 x 1080p
30 fps
1280 x 720p
60 fps
640 x 480p
60 fps
320 x 240p
30 fps

Still Recording

Image Size
Aspect Ratio
8 M
3264 x 2448
5 M
2592 x 1944
2 M
1600 x 1200
0.3 M

For ease of use, PICSIO offers dedicated buttons for power, playback, delete, video/still mode switching, and thumbnail display mode. A four-way controller positioned in the middle controls zoom, still image viewing, and record start/stop.

PICSIO Feature Highlights
  • Stylish Pocket-Fitting Design in Choice of Colors
  • “Menu-less” Simple & Easy Operation
  • Direct Sending to iTunes®/YouTube™ (.MOV file)
  • Image Stabilizer
  • 8 Megapixel Still Image Recording
  • 1080P/30fps HD Video Recording
  • 4x Digital Zoom
  • Convenient USB Battery Charging
  • HDMI™ and AV Output Terminal
  • SD/SDHC Card Compatible (up to 32GB)
  • 2-inch color LCD
The JVC PICSIO GC-FM1 is available now for $199.95.