JVC has just released an updated model to last year’s JVC GC-PX10 and has upped the funk factor. The new JVC GC-PX100 is unlike any camcorder you have seen. In fact it looks more like a digital SLR camera.
Its unique feature is its ability to record at speeds of up to 600 frames per second. This makes it ideal for sports coaches and golf enthusiasts to analyze strokes and shots closely. You can play it back on the LCD screen in slow motion without any editing making it convenient to review your strokes almost instantaneously. It also comes with wireless integration with smart devices making it even easier to review your videos on site without going back home to your PC.
The GC-PX100 records 1080/60p AVCHD video at 36Mbps, and is also capable of recording in MPEG-4 and MOV. The video images look great at 60p, but at 600 fps it loses quite a bit of resolution. It also captures 12 mega-pixel still photos.
Priced at a reasonable $899, the JVC-GCPX10 is a big step forward by JVC in its attempt to create a hybrid still and video camera that targets a different segment of the camcorder market in a smart way.