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JVC GZ-HD40

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JVC GZ-HD40

The JVC GZ-HD40 is an Ultra-Compact hard-disk-based HD camcorder that supports AVCHD file format with high bit rate video beyond the 24Mbps maximum plus, the camcorder includes a FireWire (i.Link) interfaces for dealing with MPEG-2's HDV-compatible datastream. It also has a 1/3-inch CMOS CCD sensor with 2.68-megapixel resolution that uses JVC’s proprietary interpolation technology, plus Hard-disk with the capacity size of 120GB.

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JVC GZ-HD40

The JVC GZ-HD40 is an Ultra-Compact hard-disk-based HD camcorder that supports AVCHD file format with high bit rate video beyond the 24Mbps maximum plus, the camcorder includes a FireWire (i.Link) interfaces for dealing with MPEG-2's HDV-compatible datastream. It also has a 1/3-inch CMOS CCD sensor with 2.68-megapixel resolution that uses JVC’s proprietary interpolation technology, plus Hard-disk with the capacity size of 120GB.

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The JVC GZ-HD40 comes with 1/3-inch CMOS CCD image sensors and HD Gigabrid Duo Engine with sensor resolution of 2.68-megapixels, whereby with this algorithm makes it possible to generate virtual pixel data from the red, green, and blue physical pixels, thereby providing image information that actually surpasses what's required for 1,920-by-1,080 Full HD imaging combined with maximum bit rate at highest resolution of 17Mbps AVCHD. The new high powered HD Gigabrid image processing chip includes 7 noise reduction technologies in addition to the dual AVCHD and MPEG-2 Codecs, assuring optimum images for recordings made in either format.

The device is fitted with 10x optical zoom lens, filter size of 43mm, minimum focal length of 4.5mm, maximum focal length of 45mm, Lens Aperture of F/1.8-2.2 and zoom adjustment motorized drive. The device is equipped with a Zebra Function that displays a striped pattern across overexposed areas of the image, Program AE for choose the right exposure or shutter speed automatically, wide range of manual controls such as manual white balance, exposure control, sharpness control, shutter priority, aperture priority and brightness control. It also supports MPEG-2 digital video format and image storage for JPEG (JPEG 2432-by-1368, JPEG 1920-by-1080, JPEG 1824-by-1368, JPEG 1440-by-1080, JPEG 640-by-480). The JVC GZ-HD40 is equipped with a 2.8-inch LCD colour TFT active matrix colour display with 207,000-pixels, digital player recorder and has a rotating display capability plus it also comes with a built-in auto light, built-in lens cover The device has a built-in microphone that features wind noise reduction, Digital photo shooting mode, infra-red Remote control, a combined USB / AV port, and also it supports microSD (256MB to 2GB) / SDHC (4GB and 8GB) memory card for further expansion of storage capabilities, plus an internal memory from its built-in hard disk drive of approximately 120GB for up to 50 hours of AVCHD Full HD video recording, and a docking station. Other features include DPOF support, PRINT Image Matching, Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel) recording, Cyberlink PowerDVD, CyberLink BD Solution, CyberLink PowerCinema, CyberLink PowerDirector, CyberLink PowerProducer and JVC Digital Photo Navigator. The camcorder supports operating system such as MS Windows XP Core Duo with 1 GB - 750 MB, MS Windows Vista Core Duo with 2 GB - 750 MB, Apple Mac OS X 10.4.4 or later with PowerPC G4 - 512 MB. The GZ-HD40 also comes with one HDMI output, one Composite video/audio output, fitted USB 2.0 compatibility and inclusive of Camcorder shoulder strap. The camcorder also has Stick Control for Easy Operation, Power-Linked Operation that automatically turns on the camera when you open the LCD, accessory shoe and microphone input where user can mount an optional microphone on the accessory shoe for clear, high-quality audio recording plus data battery that allows you to check the remaining battery power by % and remaining recording time in minutes at the touch of a button, even while the camcorder's power is off. It support and uses Li-ion JVC BN-VF815 rechargeable battery. It has a dimension that measures in at 2.7-inch (6.9cm) in height, 2.9-inch (7.4cm) in width, and 4.8-inch (12.2cm) in depth plus it weights in at 16 ounces (453 grams).

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