JVC's HD Everios go 1080p

Two new models that capture 1080p MPEG-2 video.

HD Everio GZ-HD6
HD Everio GZ-HD6 JVC America

JVC rolls out a pair of smaller, more progressive high-definition Everio hard drive-based camcorders to replace its GZ-HD7 and GZ-HD3.

The new models can produce a progressive 60 frames per second 1920x1080 output (in JVC's MPEG-2 format), even though they use the same 10x zoom lenses, and same tiny low-resolution sensors as their predecessors. The HD6 has a 120GB hard drive (rated to hold 10 hours of best-quality video), and a microphone input. It comes in black, while the HD5 comes in silver and has a 60GB drive.

Both models support x.v.Color, Sony's name for xvYCC--the international standard for wide-color space within moving images--for better color reproduction on some TVs (currently Sony Bravias and maybe some newer JVC models support it).

In addition, the previous models had issues with subpar optical-image stabilizers that JVC says it has fixed. We also thought they were overpriced; at $1,399 for the HD6 and $1,119 for the HD5, they might still be. We're reserving judgment for now. They'll both be available in March.

Featured Video
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

Microsoft demos wearable holograms on HoloLens

Microsoft shows off holograms you can hold with a mixed-reality game called Project X Ray. The new game runs on the company's HoloLens platform.