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JVC GX-PX1 Is A Camera And Camcorder In One

David Gilbert


JVC GX-PX1 Is A Camera And Camcorder In One

What do you call a compact digital camera with a camcorder lens stuck on the front? A monstrosity? A cameracorder? Possibly, but if you’re JVC, you call it the GX-PX1.

The then-concept device was first unveiled at CES last month and has now become an official product which will be available for purchase later this month. The GX-PX1 is a hybrid camera/camcorder capable of shooting 60 frames per second and recording Full HD video. It can capture 10-megapixel still images or 1080p video at speeds up to 36MBps. If you reduce the quality to 640 x 360 you will be able to captures images at 300fps.

The body of the camera has a flip-out 3in LCD screen while the lens up front has 10x optical zoom with in-built optical stabilization. The ISO range of the camera goes from 100 to 6400. JVC says the camera will allow for 320 images to be captured before a battery recharge will be needed and comes with 32GB inbuilt memory but this can be expanded with SDXC cards.

The specs for this camera are pretty impressive and its success will depend on quite a few things but top of the list will be price. JVC, despite saying the cameracorder (we’re sticking with the name) will be available this month, has failed to reveal what the price will be. We await more details and we’ll bring them to you as soon as we hear.

Source: Photo Radar


February 4, 2011, 10:03 pm

I wonder how much JVC paid for Sony's NEX design?


February 4, 2011, 10:40 pm

How does one go about holding it?


February 4, 2011, 10:50 pm

@Jesper: I was just thinking that...


February 5, 2011, 6:45 am

"able to captures images at 300fps"

"allow for 320 images to be captured before a battery recharge will be needed"

Holy smokes, that's a full battery discharge in just over a second!


February 8, 2011, 12:22 am

I really doubt there'll be any electronics in the camera "body" - it'll serve as just a frame for the LCD at the back and nothing else. I would guess all the bulky components, including the sensor itself are inside the lens barrel, hence the deceivingly slim body.


February 12, 2011, 1:18 am

I still have and cherish my old "bent-tin" JVC mini-DV camcorder. It gives good results but is very awkward to use. Now JVC seem to have gone one further. This new "thing" looks and sounds beautiful; it also looks and sounds un-useable...

If you buy enough spare batteries for a full week of shooting JVC will give you a free 7-ton truck to carry them.

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