Ralf Jurrien : August 20th 2012 - 13:45 CET
JVC action camera
JVC GC-XA1 action camera : JVC Kenwood Corporation is introducing the JVC GC-XA1, a new style of action camera nicknamed “Adixxion”. The popularity of the action camera has exposed some shortcomings of currently available products, and JVC’s new offering addresses these issues with the savvy of an audiovisual expert. The agile JVC GC-XA1 action camera weighs only 126g (0.28lbs), with a heavy-duty design that does not require a protective housing that would add bulk and muffle the sound. The quad-proof JVC action camera design is waterproof to a depth of 5m, shockproof to withstand a fall from 2m high, as well as dustproof and freezeproof. Its scratch-resistant rubber texture also plays a part in this camera’s ruggedness. |
JVC action camera with WiFi feature
A 1.5-inch LCD monitor is built right into the side of the action camera so you can check results on the spot, with no add-on to add weight and bulk. The JVC action camera body also has two standard tripod holes for easy mounting in a variety of locations. Last but far from least is the built-in WiFi feature which opens up a whole new world of applications and functionality. WiFi connection to a smartphone allows framing to be easily checked before recording, even if the action camera is already mounted in an inaccessible spot.
JVC Adixxion action camera
With the new JVC Adixxion, it’s also possible to send images “live” to a PC via WiFi or mobile hotspot, or transfer data to a PC for distribution on social networks. But perhaps most incredible is the ability to stream “live” high-definition videos in real-time to Ustream without a PC. With minimal hardware to carry or wear, people can achieve maximum exposure to a worldwide audience right then and there. iOS and Android apps will be available for download free of charge, while Wi-Video PC software is supplied with the JVC Adixxion action camera.
Action camera options
As one might expect from the visual experts, the JVC GC XA1 action camera does not compromise on image quality to achieve its compact toughness. Video recording is possible in resolutions ranging from Full HD to WVGA, as QuickTime-compatible MP4 files that can be easily viewed on computers and smartphones. The action camera user can count on image stabilization for less blurry scenes while on the go, as well as technology to counteract the image skewing that can occur with CMOS image sensors. The built-in HDMI terminal enables easy connection to HDTVs. Other features include ultra-wide lens, Time-Lapse REC to record a frame at a time at intervals of 1 or 5 seconds, Digital 5x zoom, 5 Megapixel stills, White balance (auto/manual), Exposure (auto), and Self-timer functions. The JVC GCXA1 camera comes supplied with a Goggle mount, Flexible mount, two Lens protection covers, a USB cable and Battery, which is enough to get you going right out of the box. Plus a wider variety of optional action camera accessories will be offered so people can customize the way they make memories with the JVC GC-XA1 Adixxion.
JVC GC-XA1 Adixxion features
• Quad-Proof Design: 5m Waterproof / 2m Shockproof / Dustproof / Freezeproof
• Built-in Wi-Fi (smartphone linking, streaming and remote control functions)
• White Balance (Auto & Manual) / Exposure (Auto)
• Full HD 1920x1080 30p Recording
• Wi-Video PC Software provided
• Digital Image Stabilizer (DIS)
• SD/SDHC/SDXC Card Slot
• 1.5-inch LCD Monitor
• HDMI Terminal (mini)
• USB Cable provided
• 5M CMOS Sensor
• Super Wide Lens
• 5 Megapixel Stills
• Time-Lapse REC
• 5x Digital Zoom
JVC action camera accessories
• Flexible Mount: Adheres to flat or curved surface with supplied 3M double-sided tape.
• Goggle Mount: Attaches to goggle strap with supplied screws.
• Rechargeable Battery
• LCD Protection Film
• Lens Protector x2
• USB Cable
JVC GC-XA1 action camera optional accessories
• Roll Bar Mount MT-RB001: Fits pipes from 21mm to 40mm (7/8" - 1-5/8") in diameter.
• Handle Bar Mount MT-HB001: Fits pipes from 21mm to 30mm (7/8" - 1-3/16") in diameter.
• AC Adapter AC-V17UL / AC-V10L: Charges Adixxion battery from outlet.
• Float Strap WA-FL001: To help the camera float while in water.
• Goggle Mount MT-GM001
• Flexible Mount MT-FM001
• Lens Protector GL-LP001
• Battery BN-VH105