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JVC Everio GZ-HM200 Dual SD High-Def Camcorder (Black)

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  • Dual SD card slot for dual memory continuous recording
  • 1920x1080 Full HD recording
  • 20x optical zoom with Konica Minolta HD lens
  • Laser-touch operation with sub-trigger and zoom; one-touch upload to YouTube
  • Capture video to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)
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Display Size 2.7 inches 2.7 inches 3 inches 3 inches
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JVC America GZHM200BUS SD Camcorder, Onyx BlackThe JVC Everio GZ-HM200A features a 1/4.1-inch 3.05 megapixelCMOS image sensor. It offers full HD recording - full 1920 x 1080 resolution - and it maintains native 1920 x 1080 resolution through playback, enabling output of a 1080p 60 fps progressive signal tomake the most of high-end HD displays. Using the same Genessa processing technology used in JVC HD televisions, conversion to 1920 x 1080 at 60 fps provides seamless natural video, free of motion judder during fast action activities, jaggy lines on angles and moir patterns on fine details when zooming.Features:* KONICA MINOLTA HD LENS (F1.9, Filter diameter: 30.5mm)* SD/SDHC Card DualSlot* Full HD1920 x 1080P Recording* 1/4.1"3.05Megapixel CMOS* 24Mbps Ultra High Quality AVCHD Recording* Up to 1920 x 1080 Digital Stills* New Laser Touch Operation* Face Detection* HDMI V.1.3 with x.v.Color* 2.7" 123K-pixel Color LCDData Battery* Power-Linked operationwith Quick Restart* Convenient 2-way Strap*Auto Power ON/OFF & Auto Lens Cover* Remote Control* One Touch Export (Windows)* One-touchUpload to YouTube (Windows)* One-Touch Backup to PC (Direct Backup)* One-Touch DVD Creation (Direct DVD)* Pixela Everio MediaBrowser (Windows)Specifications:Format: Video: [AVCHD] MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: Dolby Digital (2ch)Stills: JPEGStorage Media: Dual SlotImage Sensor: 1/4.1" 3.05Megapixel CMOSLens: KONICA MINOLTA HD LENS (F1.9, Filter diameter: 30.5mm)Zoom Ratio: Optical 20xDigital (max.) 200xVideo Recording Modes: UXP / XP / SP / EPStill Image Sizes: 16:9 1920x10804:3: 1440x1080 / 640x480LCD Monitor: 2.7" 123K-pixel Color LCDFull HD 1920x1080 Recording 1920x1080/60P OutputUSB / AV Out Terminal x.v.Color check Face Detection HDMI Terminal (Mini) Component Out Terminal USB / AV Out Terminal HD Gigabrid Premium Engine Laser Touch Operation Auto Power On/OffAuto Lens Cover Quick Restart One Touch Upload to YouTubeOne Touch ExportOne Tou

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The JVC Everio GZ-HM200 offers dual SD card recording, with continuous recording from one card to the next, and is one of the smallest and lightest full HD camcorders available.

It also features a 1/4.1-inch, 3.05-megapixel CMOS image sensor and full HD recording--full 1920 x 1080 resolution--to maintain native 1920 x 1080 resolution through playback, enabling output of a 1080p 60fps progressive signal to make the most of high-end HD displays. Using the same GENESSA processing technology used in JVC HD televisions, conversion to 1920 x 1080 at 60fps provides seamless natural video, free of motion judder during fast action activities, jaggy lines on angles and moiré patterns on fine details when zooming. 1920 x 1080 HD discs played back via the camera from the optional JVC CU-VD50 Share Station are also converted to 60fps progressive.

The Everio GZ-HM200 is also equipped with HDMI V.1.3 with x.v.Color. Among the colors that the human eye can see, x.v.Color technology, based on the xvYCC color standard, can display 100 percent compared to about 55 percent with sRGB. So when connected to an x.v.Color compatible HDTV, the pristine world of high definition can be enjoyed to its fullest.

A new Konica Minolta HD lens, developed especially for Everio, provides a high-performance "eye" for the capture of Full HD resolution images, and also delivers a high optical zoom ratio of 20x which is among the highest for HD camcorders.

JVC’s new HD Gigabrid Premium video engine not only applies advanced image processing to optimize image quality, it also contributes to a 30 percent reduction in power consumption compared to previous Everio models, and also enables approximately 2.5-times faster creation of DVD discs for standard definition or AVCHD DVDs from HD Everio.

All HD Everios now feature the new AVCHD UXP mode with an unprecedented bit rate of up to 24Mbps to deliver more detailed, sharper images with less noise. UXP mode is ideal for storing to Blu-ray or an external hard disk drive. All the recording modes for HD Everio models--UXP, XP, SP, and EP--use Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution.

Further contributing to high quality video on all HD Everio models is Face Detection technology, which automatically detects faces within the image being recorded to accurately adjust focus and exposure for sharp, beautiful images.

Everio Features

All 2009 Everios--HD, G series and S series--make sharing and watching videos easier than ever. New for this year is the One Touch Export function that allows Everio videos to be imported into iTunes and loaded into an iPod or iPhone. All 2009 Everios also offer One Touch DVD burning and the One Touch Upload function that JVC introduced to users in 2008 as a new and convenient way to upload videos to YouTube.

To use any of the three functions, simply connect Everio to a PC using the supplied USB cable. Then, the user chooses one of three buttons on the Everio: UPLOAD, EXPORT, or DIRECT DVD (DIRECT DISC for HD Everio models). Pressing the button will launch the appropriate Windows PC application that comes bundled with Everio, and the user simply follows the simple on-screen prompts. With just a few mouse clicks the process of uploading to YouTube, exporting to iTunes, burning to disc or transferring to an external hard disk drive will be completed. For uploading to YouTube, the user can perform an in-camera edit of any length video to fit the 10-minute YouTube limit.

For disc based archiving, there is an alternative to using a PC. JVC offers the CU-VD50 Direct DVD Burner/Player as an option, which allows burning of Everio videos to a DVD disc without having to use a PC. When used with HD Everio, this solution can create AVCHD DVDs that are playable on many Blu-ray players.

The new Everio MediaBrowser software supplied with all Everio models is a Windows application providing an easy-to-search calendar-type graphical interface for indexing and finding video files. Thumbnail images of recorded videos and stills are superimposed on the calendar so it’s easy to see when any scene was recorded. The Everio MediaBrowser also allows easy playback, simple cut editing, and "Decomotion" to spruce up recorded footage with animated graphics for upload to YouTube. It also supports Export to iTunes, Upload to YouTube, burning to disc or transferring to HDD. The Everio MediaBrowser software supplied with HD Everio models supports burning to Blu-ray disc in addition to DVD.

Another new feature found on all Everio camcorders is Digest Playback, which offers an easy and entertaining way to check the content residing on Everio’s HDD or SD/SDHC card. The function automatically selects highlight scenes from among the recorded content using JVC’s proprietary algorithm and plays back what looks like a "coming attractions" trailer for a movie. Sixty minutes of footage is condensed into five minutes of highlight scenes.

Other Everio features have been enhanced for 2009. Laser Touch Operation has been updated to allow control of zooming and recording using either the Laser Touch scroll bar or buttons next to the LCD screen, as well as by the standard zoom lever and REC button. And as before, Laser Touch makes it easy to browse through thumbnail images of recorded scenes and access menu selection. Power-linked operation, long offered by JVC, goes a step further this year. Simply opening the LCD monitor automatically opens the built-in lens cover and powers up the camcorder. Closing the LCD also closes the lens cover and shuts down the power. With Quick Restart, recording can start in about one second after the LCD is re-opened.

In addition to performance and convenience, the 2009 Everio line offers plenty of style and shooting comfort. A new design features elegant curves, a silver-framed LCD and a comfortable angled grip with a new dual use strap. The strap can be used in the usual camcorder fashion, supporting the user’s hand when shooting, or it can be extended and used as a wrist strap like the type on most digital still cameras.

Product Details

Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 2.2 x 4.4 x 2.5 inches ; 8.5 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B001OMH1JQ
  • Item model number: GZ-HM200BU
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,101 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 7, 2009

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72 of 74 people found the following review helpful By Geoff Arnold VINE VOICE on June 3, 2009
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It's been a number of years since I had a camcorder. It was a tape unit, and after the initial infatuation with the new toy, I found that I never used it. Recording was a chore (juggling tapes and batteries), uploading was tedious, and the quality wasn't all that good. For quick ad hoc recordings, my various digital still cameras could grab a few seconds of good-enough video. The camcorder disappeared from my life.

A few years later, things have really changed. I received the Everio GZ-HM200, snapped in a couple of 8GB SD cards, charged the battery, and I was ready to go. We took a day trip to Mount Rainier; the weather was perfect, and I took a lot of video of photogenic glaciers and waterfalls.

When I got home, I wanted to upload the video into my computer. The Everio comes with software for Windows PCs, and Mac users are hardly mentioned in the documentation. I had searched the various on-line discussions of Mac video, and there were many cautionary tales about compatibility issues with the Everios. I anticipated problems.

I was wrong. I connected the USB cable to my Mac Mini, started iMovie (part of iLife '09), and opened up the camcorder. The USB menu opened, and I chose the "Upload" option. iMovie detected the camera, asked me a few questions (video quality, destination, whether to check for stabilization issues), and then imported the video clips. It was trivially easy - just the way I like it.

The Everio has a "Snapshot" mode to take still images, and I had tried it out.
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49 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Deity HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 31, 2009
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If I was able to give it a half of a star I would rate it as 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Let me start by saying I am not a techie kind of person, so I am writing this review as the average user. The JVC Everio GZ-HM200 is so small it fits in the palm of your hand. I currently own the Sony DCR-DVD305 1MP DVD Handycam Camcorder with 12x Optical Zoom so I am use to tapping the LCD screen to select my options. This unit offers laser touch operation for easy menu selection and playback by using a touch sensor bar that runs vertically on the side of the LCD screen. I caught myself trying to still tap the LCD screen but after a little while of playing with it I broke myself from the habit. The dual SD memory cards is terrific idea. No more mini dvds to carry around. Recording automatically continues over the two SD cards so no need to be swapping the cards. You can even set to have your video recordings to go to one card and still images on another. I decided to use 8GB and a 4GB SD cards which will give me a total of approximately one and half hours of recording in XP (Avg. 17Mbps) mode. Powering up the camcorder could not be any easier - just open the LCD screen. The LCD screen is crystal clear and playback on the camera for review and deleting is controlled by a touch of one button. The LCD screen also rotates 360 degree. The camcorder takes BEAUTIFUL still images. Vivid colors and what impressed me the most is the perfect focusing of the images. The face detection is a great feature that can recognize up too 16 faces that adjusts the focus and exposure for sharper images. The zoom power is incredible and focuses automatically. Battery life is approximately 1.
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34 of 38 people found the following review helpful By C. Hill HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER on June 3, 2009
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The JVC Everio GZ-HM200 is a very compact and feature rich HD Camcorder that performs well in most shooting conditions. I was very surprised by the small size and impressed with the range of options squeezed into the camera. This is a consumer grade camcorder, lacking some features that would appeal to the prosumer population. Here are my observations:

Pros -
* Great Video Image Quality - Especially in UXP and XP Modes (except in low light - see "Cons", below)
* Good Still Image Quality - Surprising good JPG pictures can be taken even while shooting video, but sometimes a little jittery
* Accurate Face Recognition - Helps keep people in focus (it was funny to see it recognize faces in paintings at a museum)
* Good Remote Control - Includes Remote Control, a very handy feature
* Very Small Size - The small size makes it easy to bring along as it can realistically be slipped into a pocket.
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