LONDON, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
The new JVC GC-XA1 Action Camera offers rugged "quad-proof" body for use without housing, built-in LCD and built-in Wi-Fi so people can "go beyond" and discover unique images in any situation.
JVC KENWOOD Corporation is introducing the JVC GC-XA1, a new style of action camera nicknamed "ADIXXION". The recent popularity of this category of camera has exposed some shortcomings of currently available products, and JVC's new offering addresses these issues with the savvy of an audiovisual expert.
The agile GC-XA1 weighs only 126g (0.28lbs), with a heavy-duty design that does not require a protective housing that would add bulk and muffle the sound. The quad-proof design is waterproof to a depth of 5m (16.4 ft), shockproof to withstand a fall from 2m (6.5ft) high, as well as dustproof and freezeproof. Its scratch-resistant rubber texture also plays a part in this camera's ruggedness and smart looks. A 1.5-inch LCD monitor is built right into the side of the camera so you can check results on the spot, with no add-on to add weight and bulk. The body also has two standard tripod holes for easy mounting in a variety of locations. Last but far from least is the built-in Wi-Fi feature which opens up a whole new world of applications and functionality. Wireless connection to a smartphone allows framing to be easily checked before recording, even if the camera is already mounted in an inaccessible spot.
It's also possible to send images "live" to a PC via Wi-Fi or mobile hotspot, or transfer data to a PC for distribution on social networks. But perhaps most incredible is the ability to stream "live" high-definition videos in real-time to USTREAM without a PC. With minimal hardware to carry or wear, people can achieve maximum exposure to a worldwide audience right then and there. iOS and Android apps will be available for download free of charge, while Wi-Video PC software is supplied with the camera.
As one might expect from the visual experts at JVC, GC-XA1 does not compromise on image quality to achieve its compact toughness. Video recording is possible in resolutions ranging from Full HD to WVGA, as QuickTime-compatible MP4 files that can be easily viewed on computers and smartphones. The user can count on image stabilization for less blurry scenes while on the go, as well as technology to counteract the image skewing that can occur with CMOS image sensors. The built-in HDMI terminal enables easy connection to HDTVs. Other features include ultra-wide lens, Time-Lapse REC to record a frame at a time at intervals of 1 or 5 seconds, Digital 5x zoom, 5 Megapixel stills, White balance (auto/manual), Exposure (auto), and Self-timer functions. The GC-XA1 comes supplied with a Goggle mount, Flexible mount, two Lens protection covers, a USB cable and Battery, which is enough to get you going right out of the box. Plus a wider variety of optional accessories will be offered so people can customize the way they make memories with the GC-XA1 ADIXXION.
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ADIXXION GC-XA1 Primary Features
- Quad-Proof Design: 5m Waterproof / 2m Shockproof / Dustproof / Freezeproof
- Built-in Wi-Fi (smartphone linking, streaming and remote control functions)
- 5M CMOS Sensor
- Super Wide Lens
- 1.5-inch LCD Monitor
- 5x Digital Zoom
- Digital Image Stabilizer (DIS)
- Full HD 1920x1080 30p Recording
- 5 Megapixel Stills
- SD/SDHC/SDXC Card Slot
- Time-Lapse REC
- White Balance (Auto & Manual) / Exposure (Auto)
- HDMI® Terminal (mini)
- USB Cable provided
- Wi-Video PC Software provided
Recording modes and approx. recording times for each media
Mode FHD HD960 HD60 HD30 WVGA Resolution/fps 1920x1080/30p 1280x960/30p 1280x720/60p 1280x720/30p 848x480/30p Bit rate 15Mbps VBR 8.9Mbps VBR 13Mbps VBR 6.7Mbps VBR 3.0Mbps VBR SDXC/ SDHC Card 64GB 9hr 30min 16hr 10hr 50min 21hr 47hr 20min 32GB 4hr 50min 8hr 5hr 20min 10hr 30min 23hr 40min 16GB 2hr 20min 4hr 2hr 40min 5hr 20min 11hr 50min 8GB 1hr 10min 2hr 1hr 20min 2hr 40min 5hr 50min 4GB 35min 1hr 40min 1hr 20min 3hr
- Goggle Mount: Attaches to goggle strap with supplied screws.
- Flexible Mount: Adheres to flat or curved surface with supplied 3M double-sided tape.
- Lens Protector x2
- LCD Protection Film
- USB Cable
- Rechargeable Battery
- Roll Bar Mount MT-RB001: Fits pipes from 21mm to 40mm (7/8" - 1-5/8") in diameter.
- Handle Bar Mount MT-HB001: Fits pipes from 21mm to 30mm (7/8" - 1-3/16") in diameter.
- AC Adapter AC-V17UL / AC-V10L: Charges ADIXXION battery from outlet.
- Float Strap WA-FL001: To help the camera float while in water.
- Goggle Mount MT-GM001
- Flexible Mount MT-FM001
- Lens Protector GL-LP001
- Battery BN-VH105
SOURCE JVC Europe LTD