JVC Everio R Rugged, Floating Camcorders

JVC Everio R Rugged, Floating Camcorders

GZ-R550 and GZ-R440 camcorders are water-, dust, shock- and freezeproof.

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Wayne, NJ—JVC added two rugged, weatherproof camcorders that can endure foul weather, get bounced around and still be ready to shoot. The Everio R camcorders’ all-weather features, five-hour battery life and long optical zoom lenses give consumers the opportunity to create video that can’t easily be captured with a smartphone, JVC announced.

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JVC GZ-R440D

The two camcorders, the GZ-R550 and GZ-R440, boast the company’s quad-proof structure. They are water resistance to a depth of 16.4 feet, can withstand a drop from 4.9 feet, are dustproof and also freezeproof down to 14°F. They can also operate in temperatures as high as 104ºF. In addition, the camcorders can float.

JVC’s Everio R camcorders are geared for outdoor enthusiasts who want to capture high-quality video when skiing, hiking, boating or enjoying any outdoor activity where the use of a smartphone is too risky. They’re also ideal for family situations that can be dangerous for a smartphone, like poolside fun. Adding to their versatility, they can record with the 3-inch LCD monitor closed, useful, for example, when mounting the camcorder to a bicycle.

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JVC GZ-R550B

Contributing to the camcorders’ water and dust resistance is their internal high-capacity batteries, which eliminate the risk of damaging the camera while changing batteries in wet weather. Moreover, the camcorders are compatible with third-party portable batteries—the type used for charging smartphones.

The camcorders also offer performance capabilities for those who want to take their videos beyond what a smartphone can deliver. They employ a large-caliber Konica Minolta HD lens with 40x optical zoom and 60x dynamic zoom that is said to maintain the picture’s HD resolution.

At their core is a 2.5 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS image sensor. The sensor works with JVC’s FalconBrid image-processing engine. The camcorders are capable of Full HD 1,920×1,080/60p video output and can also take 10 megapixel still images utilizing image stabilization technology.

In addition, 24-Mbps, high-bit-rate recording further contributes to image quality, while JVC’s K2 technology was developed for high-quality sound. Furthermore, a 37mm filter thread allows users to attach industry-standard filters for effects and added protection. They can also attach third-party conversion lenses. Everio R recordings are also compatible with third-party editing software, including iMovie and Final Cut Pro X.

Other JVC Everio R Features

The camcorders deliver a range of other features. Time counters for recording and playback help make postproduction easier. And a self-check function automatically repeats recording and playback at set intervals. This can be useful for athletes who want to check their form.

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JVC GZ-R440D

Moreover, slow motion playback is activated by tapping the screen. Another feature is time-lapse recording. Plus, a zoom position memory function returns the camcorder to a preset zoom position. This is convenient when shooting sports events. Also featured are: intelligent auto mode, face detection and touch AE/AF.

JVC’s Everio R GZ-R550 camcorder, available in matte black, provides AVCHD recording, a built-in auto-illumi light and 32 gigabytes of internal storage.

The GZ-R440 provides 4GB of internal memory and comes in matte black or orange. Both include SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slots.

The rugged Everio R camcorders are available at the following suggested retail prices: GZ-R550B,  $499.95; GZ-R440D, $399.95; GZ-440B, $399.95. jvc.com

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