JVC LAUNCHES NEW EVERIO CAMCORDER LINE-UP FEATURING MODELS WITH Wi-Fi WIRELESS COMMUNICATION FUNCTIONS

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Las Vegas - 2012 International CES® – 10th January 2012 – JVC Kenwood announced the launch of its new Everio Camcorder line-up featuring models with built-in Wi-Fi. The new Wi-Fi models are part of seven models in the Everio line-up that spans a wide range of needs, from point-and-shoot to full manual creativity for the serious video enthusiast.

Most notable is that key models throughout the line-up are equipped with a new Wi-Fi wireless feature, providing unique functions such as Live Monitoring, Auto Photo Email, Video Email and Smartphone Linking. Live Monitoring allows for real-time monitoring of images taken with the Everio via Wi-Fi Direct or an access point on a PC, Android device or iPhone/iPad with free app* installed. Auto Photo Email automatically emails stills taken using Everio’s movement detect function to a computer or Smartphone. Video Email sends out 15-second videos directly from Everio to up to eight email addresses at once (640 x 360 pixels). Installing the free app* on an Android device or iPhone/iPad also opens up numerous additional possibilities including Geotagging in conjunction with the smartphone’s GPS function, as well as the ability to use the smartphone as a Remote Control for Everio, and easy transfer of video and stills from Everio to smartphone for quick sharing via the internet. This innovation makes Everio uniquely capable of harnessing the Wi-Fi environment that is becoming increasingly common in offices, homes, and public spaces.

JVC fills the gap between traditional video cameras which offer great image quality and zoom capability with limited communication options, and smartphones which provide excellent communication with limited image capturing capability. Everio’s EX, VX and GX series models offer an advanced solution for today’s communication needs and provide new ways to bring wireless visual communication into everyday lives.

All new Everio models in the line-up can record in 1920 x 1080 Full HD based on AVCHD format, and offer very high quality recording in UXP mode with an industry-leading 24 Mbps sampling rate. Additionally, all models offer HDMI® output for superior results when viewing on the latest big-screen TVs.

The Everio E/EX series comprises models that offer basic point-and-shoot simplicity as well as a number of helpful features. Using any model (except GZ-E10/E15), even beginners will be able to shoot excellent videos with the help of Smile Meter which shows how big a smile is in percentage points, Smile Shot which automatically takes a digital still when it detects a great smile, and Pet Shot which supports animal faces for great shots of your cat or dog. Various Animation Effects can be added to decorate any shot, such as ribbons and glasses that correctly superimpose onto people’s faces, and handwritten titles. The KONICA MINOLTA HD LENS assures high quality images while 40x Optical Zoom enables close-up shots from far away, with no sacrifice in optical quality. Advanced Image Stabilizer effectively counters “camera shake”. The new zoom microphone changes the focal point to match the picture, to enable what is being seen to also be heard. There’s even a Silent Mode that lets the user mute operation sounds and darken the LCD for unobtrusive recording of school plays or lectures, in just a few simple steps. Windows® application to support image management, simple editing, and easy sharing, is supplied.

The Everio V/VX series features a totally unconventional design that makes it stand out and get noticed. Its premium styling with flat surfaces using high grade materials like the aluminium panel LCD door and front end, is a rank above, and so are the functions it offers. F1.2 Super LoLux capability assures high quality recording even in dim environments. To the substantial feature mix of the E/EX series, V/VX adds Hi-Speed Rec and Super Slow so you can slow down any movement to one-fifth its original speed, and Motor Drive for rapid-fire capture of digital stills. Image stability is doubly assured with both Advanced Image Stabilizer and Optical Image Stabilizer.

The Everio GX series model GZ-GX1 takes an entirely different approach to styling, emphasizing its utility as an image acquisition tool. It has a prominent lens barrel which houses the 29.5mm Wide/HD GT Lens — a lens developed specifically to yield optimal results together with the 1/2.3” 10 Megapixel Back-Illuminated CMOS sensor. Recording is done in 1920 x 1080 Full HD at 50P compliant with AVCHD Progressive standards (conventional interlace also supported). 11 Megapixel digital stills can be taken in the Ultra Resolution mode. Additional perks available only on GZ-GX1 include Headphone Output, Microphone Input, Accessory Shoe, Remote Control, as well as the ability to attach conversion lenses and filters. These differences put it a step above the rest, making it a favourite choice among serious creators.

*Free app available for Android phones/tablets, iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. This application supports OS2.1 or later for Android, and iOS4 or later for iPhone/iPod touch/iPad, however does not constitute a guarantee that all devices using those operating systems can use these application features.

Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements. These involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to vary or differ materially from those projected.

Microsoft® and Windows® are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All brand names are trademarks, registered trademarks, or trade names of their respective holders.

Supplementary Information

2012 Everio Line-up Specifications

GZ-GX1
Full HD Memory Camcorder
[Body colour: Black]

  • Wi-Fi Wireless Functions
  • AVCHD Progressive Recording Capability
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Enhanced Advanced Image Stabilizer (A.I.S.)
  • JVC HD GT Lens with F1.2 Brightness & 29.5mm Wide Angle
  • 10x Optical Zoom (15x* Dynamic Zoom)
  • Super LoLux with 10.6 M Back-illuminated CMOS Sensor
  • 3.5-inch Touch Panel LCD
  • Intelligent AUTO
  • Smile Meter & Smile Shot / Pet Detection & Pet Shot
  • High-Speed Video Recording for Super Slow Motion Playback
  • Continuous Still Recording
  • Time-Lapse REC & Auto REC
  • Silent Mode
  • Built-in LED Light & Flash
  • Built-in Zoom Mic
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC Card Slot
  • Accessory Shoe, Mic Input, Headphone Terminal, and Filter Mount
  • Remote Control provided
  • Everio MediaBrowser 4 BE

    *12x when Advanced Image Stabilizer set to ON

  • GZ-VX715
    Full HD Memory Camcorder
    [Body colour: Silver]

  • Wi-Fi Wireless Functions
  • Premium Compact design
  • AVCHD & Standard Definition Dual Format
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Advanced Image Stabilizer (A.I.S.)
  • JVC HD LENS with F1.2 Brightness & 32.8mm Wide Angle
  • 10x Optical Zoom (18x Dynamic Zoom)
  • Super LoLux with 3.32M Back-illuminated CMOS Sensor
  • 3.0-inch Touch Panel LCD
  • Intelligent AUTO
  • Smile Meter & Smile Shot / Pet Detection & Pet Shot
  • High-Speed Video Recording for Super Slow Motion Playback
  • Continuous Still Recording
  • Time-Lapse REC & Auto REC
  • Silent Mode
  • Built-in LED Light
  • Built-in Zoom Mic
  • HDMI cable provided (GZ-VX715 only)
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC Card Slot
  • Everio MediaBrowser 4

  • GZ-V515
    Full HD Memory Camcorder
    [Body colour: Black]

  • Flat and Slim Design
  • AVCHD & Standard Definition Dual Format
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Advanced Image Stabilizer (A.I.S.)
  • JVC HD LENS with F1.2 Brightness & 32.8mm Wide Angle
  • 10x Optical Zoom (18x Dynamic Zoom)
  • Super LoLux with 3.32M Back-illuminated CMOS Sensor
  • 3.0-inch Touch Panel LCD
  • Intelligent AUTO
  • Smile Meter & Smile Shot / Pet Detection & Pet Shot
  • High-Speed Video Recording for Super Slow Motion Playback
  • Continuous Still Recording
  • Time-Lapse REC & Auto REC
  • Silent Mode
  • Built-in LED Light
  • Built-in Zoom Mic
  • HDMI cable provided (GZ-V515 only)
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC Card Slot
  • Everio MediaBrowser 4

  • GZ-EX215/EX210
    Full HD Memory Camcorder
    [Body colour: Black (GZ-EX215/EX210)]

  • Wi-Fi Wireless Functions
  • AVCHD & Standard Definition Dual Format
  • Advanced Image Stabilizer (A.I.S.)
  • 40x Optical Zoom (KONICA MINOLTA HD LENS)
  • Super LoLux with 1.5M Back-illuminated CMOS Sensor
  • 3.0-inch Touch Panel LCD
  • Auto Illumi. Light (GZ-EX215 only)
  • Intelligent AUTO
  • Smile Meter & Smile Shot / Pet Detection & Pet Shot
  • High-Speed Video Recording for Super Slow Motion Playback
  • Time-Lapse REC & Auto REC
  • Silent Mode
  • Built-in Zoom Mic
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC Card Slot
  • Everio MediaBrowser 4

  • GZ-E205/E200
    Full HD Memory Camera
    [Body colour: GZ-E205 – Black / White / Red / Silver - GZ-E200 - Black]

  • AVCHD & Standard Definition Dual Format
  • Advanced Image Stabilizer (A.I.S.)
  • 40x Optical Zoom (KONICA MINOLTA HD LENS)
  • Super LoLux with 1.5M Back-illuminated CMOS Sensor
  • 3.0-inch Touch Panel LCD
  • Auto Illumi. Light (GZ-E205 only)
  • Intelligent AUTO
  • Smile Meter & Smile Shot
  • Time-Lapse REC & Auto REC
  • Silent Mode
  • Built-in Zoom Mic
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC Card Slot
  • Everio MediaBrowser 4

  • GZ-E15/E10
    Full HD Memory Camera
    [Body colour: GZ-E15 - Black / Red – GZ-E10 - Silver]

  • AVCHD & Standard Definition Dual Format (GZ-E10 offers AVCHD only)
  • Advanced Image Stabilizer (A.I.S.)
  • 40x Optical Zoom (KONICA MINOLTA HD LENS)
  • Super LoLux with 1.5M Back-illuminated CMOS Sensor
  • 2.7-inch LCD Panel
  • Intelligent AUTO
  • Time-Lapse REC & Auto REC
  • Built-in Zoom Mic
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC Card Slot
  • Everio MediaBrowser 4

  • Approx. recording times for each storage media
    GZ-GX1


    Mode
    SDXC/SDHC Card
    64GB 32GB 16GB 8GB
    HD 1920x1080


    50P 5hr 2hr 30min 1hr 10min 35min
    UXP 5hr 40min 2hr 50min 1hr 20min 40min
    XP 8hr 10min 4hr 2hr 1hr
    SP 11hr 30min 5hr 50min 2hr 50min 1hr 20min
    EP 28hr 50min 14hr 40min 7hr 10min 3hr 30min

    Other Models (GZ-E10 is without Standard Definition recording)



    Mode
    SDXC/SDHC Card
    64GB 32GB 16GB 8GB
    HD
    1920x1080

    UXP 5hr 40min 2hr 50min 1hr 20min 40min
    XP 8hr 10min 4hr 2hr 1hr
    SP 11hr 30min 5hr 50min 2hr 50min 1hr 20min
    EP 28hr 50min 14hr 40min 7hr 10min 3hr 30min
    SD
    720x576
    SSW 22hr 20min 11hr 20min 5hr 30min 2hr 40min
    SEW 46hr 10min 23hr 30min 11hr 30min 5hr 40min