JVC has announced a new dual-use camera that shoots high definition video and high resolution digital still images. The new hybrid Everio GZ-X900, or Everio X, is a small, light, all-in-one camera that promises the powerful shooting combination of 1920 x 1080 Full HD AVCHD video and 9-megapixel still photos, plus creative shooting functions such as slow motion video and high speed â€œmotor driveâ€ still photography.
JVC said the new Everio X was designed for the consumer who wants to shoot high quality digital stills and HD video, but wants the convenience of a single camera.
Slow motion video recording is a key Everio X feature. The cameraâ€™s high-speed recording function shoots ultra-slow motion video. Any one of three speeds â€“ 120 frames per second (fps), 300fps and 600fps â€“ can be selected; the faster the recording speed, the slower the playback motion. With this function, approximately 2.4-second bursts of video are recorded that are then played back over a period of up to 24 seconds, a maximum of 20 times longer than normal speed.
The Everio GZ-X900 will be available in June for $1000.
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