Thursday, May 28, 2009

JVC Everio

The JVC Everio offers several models. Probably one of the most appealing thing about the everio is that it records to MPEG2 (uncompressed DVD) instead of MPEG4 (highly compressed like a digital camera's video). Its resolution is also DVD resolution 720x480, however it is more like tv quality (interlaced video) and less like digital HD.

It is offering a JVC Everio GZ-MS100 model right now for $180, which is really nice, considering that flash memory will continue to get cheaper. So instead of paying $350 for a hard drive camcorder... get a flash based one, and get a 2GB SD card. In a few years 8GB and 16GB SDHC cards will be cheap, and you can just use that for your camcorder.

For accessories it might be a good idea to get an extra JVC Everio battery. Because even if you have space to record 4 hours of video on your SD card, it doesn't mean your video camera battery will last that long

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