There never was a doubt as to when the digital still camera was going to cross paths with that of the camcorder family, and JVC might have pulled off a masterstroke with their latest model – the JVC GC-PX10. This is a video/still hybrid camera that is touted to deliver professional level performance as well as features, letting you choose between capturing the fleeting moment in 12-megapixel stills, or if you so desire the wonders of Full HD video, then 36Mbps progressive Full HD video and super-slow motion are also options for you.
Apart from that, JVC ensures no matter how much of a beginner you are in photography, you will still be able to capture the perfect moment with 60 shots per second still image shooting, 300 frames-per-second video recording for high-quality super-slow motion as well as the ability to pick out pristine still images from video if the situation calls for something like that – especially when you realized that your photographer has missed out a crucial moment on your Big Day.
Just what makes the JVC GC-PX10 tick? Well, JVC is proud to say that their all new FALCONBRID high speed imaging engine keeps it going, where it was originally spotted over at JVC’s Full HD 3D camcorder, the GS-TD1. For the uninitiated like many of us, FALCONBRID is a single-chip technology that comes with its own processing muscle in order to let the GC-PX10 to record Full HD progressive video at 36Mbps, while capturing 8.3-megapixel during the recording of Full HD video to deliver both high-quality stills from recorded video simultaneously.
There is even an ISO 6400 mode that allows you to capture those precious moments under extremely low light conditions, while rapid-fire still shooting of 8.3-megapixel stills is a possibility as well – just make sure you have the relevant flash memory to be able to support such massive data transfers within a short period of time. Other hardware specifications include optical image stabilization with JVC’s Advanced Image Stabilizer, 10X optical zoom (19x Dynamic Zoom with no image degradation when zoomed), KONICA MINOLTA HD LENS, a mode dial for both automatic and manual settings (white balance, aperture and shutter), microphone output
and headphone input.
The 32GB of internal memory can be further augmented thanks to the inclusion of an SDXC/SDHC memory card slot. The JVC GC-PX10 is not going to come cheap though at $899.95 a pop when it hits the market later this month.