JVC Expands All-Weather Camcorder Line: Boosts Performance and Battery Life

Top model offers 1080/60p AVCHD Progressive Recording

JVC GZ-R450B Wet

Capturing life’s adventures on video isn’t always smooth sailing, which is why JVC today announced two new rugged, weather-proof camcorders that can endure foul weather, get bounced around and still be ready to shoot. Their all-weather features, five-hour battery life, powerful optical zoom and other advanced functions offer opportunities to create unique videos that can’t easily be captured with a smartphone.
The two new JVC Everio camcorders – the GZ-R450 and GZ-R320 – feature JVC’s Quad-Proof structure that is waterproof to a depth of 16.4 feet, can withstand a drop from 4.9 feet, is freeze-proof down to 14° and dust-proof. What’s more, both camcorders float.
All this durability comes in a camcorder form factor with video recording functions such as high-powered 40x optical zoom, advanced image stabilization and large LCD monitor. In addition, the GZ-R450 offers 1080/60p AVCHD Progressive Recording for pristine HD video.

The battery is internal for superior water resistance, which eliminates the risk of damaging the camcorder when exchanging batteries in bad weather. The battery’s five-hour life is easily extended thanks to the camcorders’ compatibility with third-party portable batteries* – the type widely available for smartphone charging.
Not only are the Everio camcorders more rugged than smartphones, they also offer the advantage of superior optics. The large-caliber KONICA MINOLTA HD LENS features a high-quality 40x optical zoom and 60x Dynamic Zoom that uses the camcorders’ powerful 2.5M Back-illuminated CMOS Image Sensor to maintain the picture’s HD resolution. The FALCONBRID image processing engine, the same processor used in JVC 4K professional cameras, delivers clear, sharp images and sound, and the footage is compatible with third party editing software such as iMovie or Final Cut Pro. Audio quality is further enhanced with JVC’s K2 Technology, applied during recording for effective sound restoration during playback.
The top-end Everio GZ-R450 features AVCHD progressive recording, a built-in Auto Illumi. Light and 32GB internal memory. Its new Close-up Sub-Window function allows simultaneous recording of a group of people and a close-up, displayed in a sub-window on the touchscreen.
The GZ-R450 comes in black while the GZ-R320 is available in black and orange. The black versions feature a rugged, coarse surface that doesn’t show fingerprints and smudges.
The GZ-R450 carries a suggested retail price of $499.95, while the GZ-R320 is priced at $399.95. Both camcorders will be available in late July.

About JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation
JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVCKENWOOD Corporation and is a leading developer of imaging, home and car entertainment and navigation products for the consumer market, two-way radio communications systems for public safety, private industry and amateur users, and video equipment for the broadcast and professional markets. For detailed information, call JVCKENWOOD USA at 1-800-950-5005 or visit us at https://us.jvckenwood.com, www.kenwoodusa.com and www.jvc.com.
* When used with a portable battery of over 1.0A, 5V and over 5200mAh. Compatibility is not guaranteed for all portable batteries.
The information contained herein was correct as of the time of this release. In some cases it may not match the latest information.

GZ-R450 Primary Features
32GB Internal Memory
QUAD-PROOF Body
5H Internal Long-Life Battery*
40x Optical Zoom (60x Dynamic Zoom)
2.5M Back-illuminated CMOS Sensor
AVCHD Progressive Recording (28Mbps)
Auto Illumi. Light
Close-up Sub-Window
SD/SDHC/SDXC Card Slot
Compatible with Portable Battery** and USB Charging
KONICA MINOLTA HD LENS
FALCONBRID Image Processing Engine
10 Megapixel Stills
3.0-inch Full Screen Touch Panel
Enhanced Advanced Image Stabilizer
Intelligent AUTO
Face Detection / Touch AE/AF
Special Effects REC (Grainy Monochrome / Food Mode / Baby Mode)
Time-Lapse REC
K2 Technology in REC Mode
Auto Wind Cut
Built-in Zoom Mic
1920 x 1080/60P Output
Everio Media Browser 4 Software Supplied
Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X
Color: Black
GZ-R320 Primary Features
QUAD-PROOF Body
5H Internal Long-Life Battery*
40x Optical Zoom (60x Dynamic Zoom)
2.5M Back-illuminated CMOS Sensor
SD/SDHC/SDXC Card Slot
Compatible with Portable Battery** and USB Charging
KONICA MINOLTA HD LENS
FALCONBRID Image Processing Engine
10 Megapixel Stills
3.0-inch Full Screen Touch Panel
Enhanced Advanced Image Stabilizer
Intelligent AUTO
Face Detection / Touch AE/AF
Special Effects REC (Grainy Monochrome / Food Mode / Baby Mode)
Time-Lapse REC
24Mbps High bit rate Recording
K2 Technology in REC Mode
Auto Wind Cut
Built-in Zoom Mic
1920 x 1080/60P Output
Everio Media Browser 4 Software Supplied
Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X
Color: Black or Orange
* 5 hours is the approximate time of continuous recording if the internal battery has been fully charged, when the LED light (if available) is off, the monitor backlight is set to standard mode, and without the use of zoom function.
** When used with a portable battery of over 1.0A, 5V and over 5200mAh. Compatibility is not guaranteed for all portable batteries.

JVC Everio camcorder

Quad-Proof Specifications
Waterproof: Equivalent to IEC Standard publication 529 IPX6 / IPX8
Dustproof: Equivalent to IEC Standard publication 529 IP5X
Shockproof: Clears company testing compliant with “MIL-STD-810F Method 516.5 Shock: dropping onto plywood 1-3/16” thick from a height of 4.9ft”
Freezeproof: Allowable operating temperatures: 14°F to 104°F

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