JVC Everio GZ-HM400
Released September, 2009
The Pros:32GB of internal solid state storage. Expandable storage via affordable, capacious and easy to find SD/SDHC flash cards. Can record in full 1080p high definition.
The Cons:Too expensive for the majority of consumers. Quite similar to previous generation offerings from JVC. No touchscreen UI.
The JVC Everio GZ-HM400 is a handheld, consumer-level camcorder released by JVC in 2009. It sports many ongoing trends like 1920x1080 high bit-rate recording, 32GB of built-in memory, an SD/SDHC card slot, and a 10.3-megapixel CMOS sensor that can capture 5.3MP JPEG still photos.
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But it is especially geared for sports enthusiasts, as it can high-speed record events at up to 600fps for slow-motion playback at a later time. Included also is a plethora of advanced image rendering technology like an Optical Image Stabilizer (O.I.S.) that corrects camera shake; Face Detection technology that can identify up to 16 faces; and a KONICA MINOLTA HD LENS that ensures superior-quality image capturing. Note that the JVC Everio GZ-HM400 also allows users to quickly upload videos to YouTube and/or an iTunes Library with a simple One Touch Export function.
- Handheld HD Camcorder
- High Bit-Rate Recording
- Integrated Memory + SD Card Slot
- 103.-Megapixel CMOS Sensor
- High-Speed Recording
- Slow-Motion Playback
- Optical Image Stabilizer
- Face Detection Technology
- One Touch Export
- Video: [AVCHD] MPEG-$ AVC/H.264
- Audio: Dolby Digital (2ch)
- Stills: JPG
- Storage Media: 32GB Internal Memory
- Image Sensor: ½.33” CMOS, 10.3-Megapixel
- Lens: KONICA MINOLTA HD LENS
- Zoom Ratio: 10x Optical / 15x Dynamic / 200x Digital
- Video Recording: UXP: 1920x1080i, Avg. 24Mbps (VBR)
- Video Recording: XP: 1920x1080i, Avg. 17Mbps (VBR)
- Video Recording: SP: 1920x1080i, Avg. 12Mbps (VBR)
- Video Recording: EP: 1920x1080i, Avg. 5Mbps (VBR)
- Still Image (4:3 Max): 3456x2592
- Still Image (16:9 Max): 3456x1944
- LCD: 2.8” 207K-pixel Color LCD
- HDMI Out (Mini)
- AV Out
- Component Video Out
- USB 2.0
- Headphone Out
- Microphone In
- SD/SDHC Card Slot
- DC In
User Reviews (1)
32GB of internal solid state storage
expandable storage via affordable, capacious and easy to find SD/SDHC flash cards
can record in full 1080p high definition
optical image stabilization
can take 9 and 5.3MP still photos
120FPS mode at 480 x 270px (up to 600FPS at 640 x 72px)
external microphone input
too expensive for the majority of consumers
quite similar to previous generation offerings from JVC
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