JVC GR-D870 Standard Definition MiniDV Camcorder Life's precious moments can be captured forever with the JVC GR-D870 Standard Definition MiniDV Camcorder! A 16:9 widescreen format brings energy to the 2.7" wide color LCD monitor for realistic visual detail and wide field of vision. The camcorder is ready and waiting to shoot the action with a 35x optical zoom. Images can be further enlarged with an impressive 800x digital zoom. The stick control makes navigating through functions a breeze. Let those great times live on forever when you capture them on the JVC Standard Definition MiniDV Camcorder! About MiniDV MiniDV refers to the small digital video tapes used by many modern camcorders. MiniDVs are known for their small size as well as their practicality. First launched in 1995, digital video has become a standard for at home and semi-professional video production. MiniDV cassettes typically hold between 80 and 120 minutes depending on the recording mode. Specifications Image sensor: 1/6" 680K-pixel CCD 2.7" wide color LCD monitor 16:9 widescreen mode Konica Minolta lens F-stop: f2.0 ? f4.1 27mm filter diameter 35x optical zoom 800x digital zoom 680 x 480 pixel digital still images Recording format: MiniDV Memory card slot for SD/MMC Dual recording capabilities 3-dimension noise reduction (3D NR) Stick control Live Slow DV input/output NightAlive auto-illumination light Power-linked operation Data button/ auto button AUTO button Auto illumination button Auto LCD backlight control Seven display languages 115 minute data battery Connections Firewire in Firewire out AV out USB mini out Includes Battery pack (BN-VF808) AC adapter Shoulder strap USB cable AV cable Digital Photo Navigation Software Dimensions: 3.06"H x 4.63"D x 2.81"W Weight without battery: 0.93 lbs. Warranty: One year parts and 90 days labor
From the Manufacturer
The compact design of the new JVC GR-D870 camcorder belies a rich set of powerful features, such as a Konica Minolta lens with 35x optical zoom and a 2.7-inch 16:9 widescreen LCD monitor with automatic backlight control for easy viewing, even on a bright, sunny day. For low-light shooting there is also the built-in Auto Illumi-Light LED.
The GR-D870 provides a new level of versatility with Dual Recording and Live Slow features. With Dual Recording, users do not have to choose between shooting still images or video: still pictures can be taken while shooting video. Meanwhile, Live Slow -- a feature unique to JVC -- combines slow-motion video with live audio, a feature that is perfect for sports and other fast-moving action.
The GR-D870 also comes with an array of features to enhance ease-of-use and ensure top quality footage. The Stick Control on the LCD makes navigating menus and settings a one-finger operation, while the Data Battery lets the user know how much recording time remains. Other standard features include Multi-Language On-Screen to switch the on-screen display language, a dedicated Auto Button to instantly switch between auto and manual modes, and Power-Linked Operation, which switches the camcorder on as soon as the LCD monitor is opened.
JVC GR-D870 Highlights
115-minute data battery This new slim and powerful long-life data battery allows you to shoot precious moments with peace of mind. By simply touching the DATA button, remaining battery and recording time can be easily viewed, even when the power is turned off. This allows you to check the remaining power for the battery and recording time before shooting, so you can prevent the battery from running out during shooting.
Auto button The Auto button allows you to conveniently and quickly switch between Auto and Manual modes with a simple push.
3D Noise Reduction 3D NR automatically provides a more accurate noise reduction. This is based on twice the visual information than conventional field-based types. The video noise is reduced by 30 percent in low light for a 2dB improvement in the signal-to-noise ratio. End result, you get a bright picture with less noise, even in low light.
Multi-language on-screen settings
- Super high-band processor
- Web-camera Function via IEEE 1394
- Digital effects and scene transitions
The user can choose the language for menu settings and camera operations, allowing you to operate the camera in your native tongue. NightAlive
Boosts light sensitivity for a bright picture even in environments with minimal illumination, always giving you full color, without any distance limitations. NightAlive works in both still and video modes. 35x optical zoom with 800x digital zoom
Zoom right into the action with this powerful 35x optical zoom. The image is magnified optically to eliminate jagged edges. Images can be further enlarged up to 800x when combined with the digital zoom. Stick control on LCD
Conveniently access a multitude of functions with the 4-way one-finger control on the LCD door. Simply press the four "compass points" on the circular control to navigate menu items and manual feature settings during recording and playback. 2.7-inch widescreen Clear LCD monitor
The 16:9 wide screen format is common to today's flat-panel displays. JVC digital video cameras are equipped with 2.7-inch 16:9 LCD monitors. Our wide mode will maintain a high picture quality, plus give you a more realistic visual due to the extended field of vision. The Clear LCD feature reduces reflections and glare to maintain a clear, visible and bright viewing during outside recording.