Two New JVC PICSIO Pocket Cameras Offer Easy Video and Photo Sharing

Features include 3-inch touch screen, plug & share convenience, Full HD recording, improved low-light performance and waterproof versatility.

Aug 24, 2010, 09:27 ET from JVC U.S.A.

WAYNE, N.J., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Two JVC pocket cameras announced today bring a new level of fun and ease-of-use to making and sharing videos and photos.  The new PICSIO pocket cameras, the GC-WP10 and GC-FM2, both feature Full HD video, excellent low-light performance, a three-inch touch screen for easy operation and playback viewing, and compatibility with Eye-Fi cards for Wi-Fi connectivity.  And for the ultimate in versatility, the PICSIO GC-WP10 is waterproof.

To produce stunning photos, PICSIO's CMOS image sensor captures stills at up to five-megapixel native resolution without interpolation.  It also records up to 1920 x 1080p/30 fps Full HD video with image stabilization for enjoyment on an HDTV via the camera's HDMI output.  Users can select from four different recording resolutions: Full HD 1080 (1920 x 1080/30p), HD 720 (1280 x 720/60p), iFrame (960 x 540/30p) and Quarter High Definition (960 x 540/30p). The new PICSIO cameras also offer time-lapse recording, which reduces hours-long segments to mere seconds.

Perhaps the most prominent feature on the PICSIO cameras is the three-inch touch screen with on-screen graphics for shooting and playback controls, including the 4x digital zoom.  What's more, the touch screen functions are easily operated even when wearing gloves for all-season fun.  The large screen also enhances playback, with a large, clear image that makes it easy for all to enjoy what was recorded.

For easy editing and uploading, LoiLoScope EX for Windows® software is factory installed.  This new software offers quick, intuitive editing and direct uploading to YouTube™ and Facebook, exporting to iTunes® and more.  It can launch immediately when the camera is connected to virtually any PC.  The uploading process, including editing, entails just a few easy steps.  A full array of special effects is available for creative editing, supported by simplified icon-based access and intuitive drag-and-drop operation.  Windows 7 Multi-Touch is supported, so operation via any compatible PC touch screen is possible. File output for DVD creation is also available.

Both PICSIO pocket cameras work with iMovie on the Mac. The two cameras also offer the option to record video in the iFrame format, a computer-friendly video format designed to dramatically simplify the process of editing and sharing video. iFrame works with compatible Mac and PC applications.

The new PICSIO cameras come with an SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot for versatile storage.  The slot is optimized for Eye-Fi cards, so files can be quickly uploaded and shared using a wireless network.

The GC-FM2's special conveniences include a slide-out USB connector, so no connecting cable is needed.  As a convenience, a USB cable is provided and an AC adaptor is available optionally. Both models are charged through their USB connection so the cameras are ready to shoot more after transferring files.  

The PICSIO GC-WP10 is waterproof to a depth of 10 feet/3 meters (IPX8 certified) for worry-free recording underwater, on the slopes or in the rain.  The GC-WP10 also comes with a MP3 audio recorder to capture everything from lectures to jam sessions in stereo.

The JVC PICSIO GC-FM2 will be available in early September for $179.95.  The JVC PICSIO GC-WP10 will be available in late September for $199.95.

For a more complete list of features, images and product demo videos, please visit http://pitch.pe/83193.

About JVC U.S.A.

JVC U.S.A., headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, is a division of JVC Americas Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Victor Company of Japan Ltd. JVC distributes a complete line of video and audio equipment for the consumer and professional markets.  For further product information, visit JVC's Web site at http://www.jvc.com or call 1-800-526-5308. Follow JVC on Twitter: http://twitter.com/JVC_USA.

Microsoft® and Windows® are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. YouTube and the YouTube logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of YouTube LLC. The SD, SDHC and SDXC logos are trademarks of the SD Card Association. Eye-Fi, the Eye-Fi logo and Eye-Fi connected are trademarks of Eye-Fi, Inc. Use of Eye-Fi card may be illegal and prohibited in countries and regions where it has not been approved by competent authorities. Please contact Eye-Fi support for the details of approved countries and regions. All brand names are trademarks, registered trademarks, or trade names of their respective holders.

JVC PICSIO GC-WP10 Primary Features

  • Waterproof design (10ft/3m)
  • 3" touch panel operation with icon graphics and large playback screen
  • 1920x1080p Full HD video with HDMI® output
  • 5-megapixel digital stills
  • Built-in LoiLoScope EX software with plug & share operation
  • iFrame video recording mode
  • Time-lapse recording
  • MP3 audio recording (stereo)
  • Digital image stabilizer
  • Face detection
  • 4x digital zoom
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot
  • USB battery charging
  • Eye-Fi card ready for Wi-Fi connection
  • AV/headphone output

JVC PICSIO GC-FM2 Primary Features

  • 3" touch panel operation with icon graphics and large playback screen
  • 1920x1080p Full HD video with HDMI output
  • 5-megapixel digital stills
  • Built-in LoiLoScope EX software with plug & share operation
  • iFrame video recording mode
  • Time-Lapse recording
  • Digital image stabilizer
  • 4x digital zoom
  • Built-in USB connector
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot
  • USB battery charging
  • Eye-Fi Card Ready for Wi-Fi Connection
  • AV output

Notes:

  • SD/SDHC/SDXC cards and Eye-Fi card are not provided.
  • To record video, SD/SDHC/SDXC card with Class 4 or higher performance is required. SD memory cards (256MB to 2GB), SDHC memory cards (4GB to 32GB) and SDXC memory cards (48GB to 64GB) have been tested for the following brands: Panasonic, Toshiba, SanDisk, ATP. Note that using other media may result in recording failure or data loss.
  • Use of Eye-Fi card may be illegal and prohibited in countries and regions where it has not been approved by competent authorities. Please contact Eye-Fi support for the details of approved countries and regions.


Video Recording

Mode

Average Bit Rate

Image Size

Frame Rate

HD 1080

12 Mbps

1920 x 1080

30 fps

HD 720

12 Mbps

1280 x 720

60 fps

iFrame

24 Mbps

960 x 540

30 fps

QHD

5 Mbps

960 x 540

30 fps

Time-Lapse (Interval: 0.5 sec/5 sec/40 sec)

12 Mbps

1280 x 720

60 fps





Still Recording

Mode

Image Size

Aspect Ratio

5 M

2592 x 1944

4:3

2.7 M

1920 x 1440

4:3




Contacts:  


Chelsea Vander Groef

JVC News Hotline

JVC U.S.A.

1-877-NEWS-JVC

973-317-5000, X5312

JVCPR@PlannedTVArts.com

cvandergroef@jvc.com




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