Just when manufacturers, such as Lenovo, Intel, Motorola Mobility and others, settled upon devising thinner, advanced computing devices, JVC has strengthened its forte. After endeavoring to structure a low priced 4K resolution which began as a concept in 2007, the company has finally managed to materialize the solution. For photography professionals and amateurs, JVC recently unleashed their long awaited GY-HMQ10 4K Camcorder.
Enclosed in a compact, lightweight chassis, the high definition camera integrates an 8.3 megapixel sensor for remarkable sharpness and clarity in images. By playing on the sensor caliber, users can effortlessly have videos that are generated with a resolution of 3840 x 2160. While the stated extent is slightly less resolution compared to a full blown 4K camera will capture, the resolution however exceeds when projected digitally. The embedded Quad Full High Definition, on the other side, functions as flawlessly as 4 x 1080p.
There’s an impressive 3.5-inch 920,000 pixel touchscreen LCD for clear viewing and a color viewfinder to enhance the experience. Users can benefit from the nattily fitted optical image stabilizer and an f/2.8 10x zoom lens for sustaining the high performance standard, set forth by JVC. Touted to be the world’s foremost 4K handheld camcorder, the neat looking GY-HMQ10 also extracts power from the company’s exclusive Falconbrid LSI processing engine – which was last observed at CES 2011 in JVC’s GS-TD1 3D camcorder.
In addition to delivering unparalleled picture and real-time video recording at four times the resolution of full HD, the camcorder transmogrifies the entire experience. There is an integrated support for up to 144Mbps bit-rate whereas the touchscreen enables users to crop a high definition image from a 4k frame. For audio, manual level controls can be utilized with both the LCD and viewfinder showing levels.
On the other side, two balanced XLR connectors with power and a microphone further leverage the interaction. Although there are several performance-oriented features, the stylish looking GY-HMQ10 highlights even through JVC’s own Focus Assist Technology. Some other intriguing characteristics include three assignable user buttons, interval recording in both 4K and HD modes, two audio channels, and the ability to record to SDHC/SDXC memory cards.
Not to slip by, the device can also function as an exceptional high definition camcorder thanks to its incredible optics. Pretty much like other photographic equipments from JVC, the variant puts forth the video standard which features compatibility with the likes of Apple’s Final Cut Pro.
Recently showcased during the Consumer Electronics Show 2012, the new JVC GY-HMQ10 4K Camcorder has finally made it feasible for the manufacturer to develop an affordable 4K resolution device. The handheld camcorder, however, still surpasses a myriad of digital cameras on the market as far as the price point is concerned. The feature-rich GY-HMQ10 is up for pre-order now at a tag that reads at $4,995. Nevertheless, the delivery for the product is anticipated to begin from March onwards.