JVC unveiled their new Everio hard drive camcorder, the JVC HD Everio GZ-HD7. The camcorder also has the distinction of being the " World's First Full HD 1920x1080i Consumer Camcorder" and provides full HD 1920x1080i video quality. One also can bid goodbye to removable tapes or discs as one can directly record on the camcorders hard drive.
The JVC GZ-HD7 HD Everio is outfitted with a 60GB built-in hard drive and is capable of five hours of full HD 1920x1080i recording at a high 30Mbps(MAX) Mbps. For the ultimate performance, JVC has added three CCDs, one each for red, green and blue and a Fujinon lens. Other nifty features include; optical image stabilization, manual controls, multiple digital connections, bundled editing and archiving software etc.
The JVC GZ-HD7 Camcorder also includes a long seven hour SP mode with a resolution of 1440x1080i, and a 1440CBR mode with a resolution of 1440x1080i and a five-hour capacity. One can also archive their recordings on Blu-ray discs using provided software and a high definition Blu-ray recorder. The camcorder is also equipped Fujinon's 10x optical zoom lens and has a f=3.3mm~33mm zoom range . The lens is also coated with a new Electronic Beam Coating (EBC) which helps reducing degradation caused by light reflecting off the lens surfaces.
Manual controls include; manual focus ring, manual white balance, exposure control, shutter priority mode, aperture priority mode and sharpness control. There is also what JVC calls a Zebra function, which displays a striped pattern across highlight areas on the image in the LCD monitor, making it easier to manually set the exposure. Also included is a mic input for connecting an external microphone.
Some other features found on the HD Everio GZ-HD7 include;three digital interfaces -- USB, HDMI and i.LINK, Cyberlink BD Solution software suite for Windows and applications like;PowerDirector for HD video editing, PowerProducer for authoring high definition Blu-ray discs and DVD- Video discs, and PowerCinema for HD file management and playback