06. 07. 2006
Tiny JVC Everio G series hard drive cam
I practically stopped dead in my tracks when I saw this little thing sitting in the display window of an electronics store here in Hong Kong. I just couldn’t get over how little it is! Measuring at just 2.68" x 2.72" x 4.29", it fits easily in the palm of my hand. In fact, I’d be afraid it may get lost if I just dropped it into my handbag!
The JVC Everio G series hard disk drive camcorder weighs approximately a pound, and comes in either 20GB or 30GB capacity. You can get up to 37 hours of recording in Eco mode. Ranging from 10x to 32x optical zoom, depending on the model, you’ll be able to zoom all the way to China!
Tiny camera doesn’t mean miniature sized viewing screen; this little baby comes equipped with a 2.7” 16:9 widescreen clear LCD monitor. Another nice feature is that at a touch of a button, you can check the remaining battery time and hard disk space, even when the camera is off.
In addition to easy sharing by using the USB 2.0 fast transfer with other devices like your computer, TV, VCR/DVD recorder, printer, and direct DVD burning without a PC via the optional Everio Share Station, there's also an SD memory card slot for extra storage and easy data transfer, convenient for recording and transferring video and still images to other equipment.
Suggested retail price is listed at $900 in the US. In the streets of Hong Kong, it’s priced at HK$5,650, so that’s approximately $730 US. You could also get an extra battery and 30GB space to make it go even further -- they’ll cost you about $350 and $1,100 HK respectively.