JVC Everio GZ-HM1 HD Camcorder

Digital camcorders used to be originally designed for television broadcasting but nowadays, a lot of people have been into digital photography.  So, it was in January when JVC announced another forerunner in their collection of digital camcorders, the JVC Everio GZ-HM1 HD Camcorder.  Digital camcorder lovers must be very thrilled, especially that the new JVC Everio GZ-HM1 HD Camcorder is now available for shipping for $1,195.99.

So what does the new top of the line camcorder offer us?  Well, the JVC Everio GZ-HM1 HD Camcorder features a top notch video quality through a 10.62 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor.  This is capable of recording 1920 x 1080 high definition videos along with a 10-megapixel digital still image.  It has two internal prisms designed for advanced image stabilization.

JVC Everio GZ-HM1 HD Camcorder

A Konica Minolta HD lens also comes in this camcorder. Other features include a 64 gigabyte of built in memory storage, a card slot that accepts up to 32 GB expansion, a mic input and headphone output, and various manual controls which can be pre-set.

Surely, a lot of video enthusiasts have a whole lot more exciting features to look forward to the new JVC Everio GZ-HM1 HD Camcorder.

You might also want to check out this freshly announced JVC GY-HM790 PROHD Camcorder.


JVC GY-HM790 PROHD Camcorder

JVC’s new GY-HM790 is a new flagship camcorder in its ProHD line.  Recently introduced this week, the GY-HM790 offers better picture quality compare to GY-HD250 which makes this device really attractive for broadcasters.  It has an innovative modular design and supports multicore or fiber based production.

JVC’s new GY-HM790 PROHD Camcorder features integrating 3 x 1/3″ CCDs that can produce 1920 x 1080 images and capable of shooting 1080i, 720p, or 480i formats, provides uncompressed 4:2:2 full HD signal wit its HD/SD-SDI port.

 JVC GY-HM790 PROHD Camcorder

When it comes to ENG, GY-HM790 offers analog SD pool feed input, 4.3 inch LCD display, and 1.2 MP high-resolution viewfinder, 2 XLR inputs for recording uncompressed LPCM audio.

This shoulder-mount camera also has an optional ASI output module that provides a direct feed from the camcorder to a satellite uplink  or microwave transmitter

JVC GY-HM790 PROHD Camcorder will be available this summer with starting price of $11,995, that also includes Canon 14x zoom lens.

Pentax 645D Medium-Format Digital Camera

645D is the latest digital SLR camera of Pentax.  The Pentax 645D is a medium-format digital camera with 40MP along with 44 x 33 CCD sensor, 3-inch screen size 921,000 dot LCD and comes buit-in with an interchangeable lens system.  One good thing about medium format digital camera is its ability to produce super high resolution images(large megapixel) and lower noise level.

Pentax 645d Medium Format Digital SLR Camera

Pentax 645D is also compatible with existing 645 system lenses and uses  dual SD card slots that can be used either as additional storage  and also for back-up. It is also durable because this digicam is built out of a magnesium steel alloy and the LCD Panel is built using reinforced glass.

Pentax 645D  is certainly an impressive Medium Format Digital Camera.  It will be released this May or April in Japan.  Expected price is about $9,400.

Pentax Optio W90 Waterproof Digital Camera

If you are a hiker, i think you will love this recently unveiled ruggedized digital camera – the Pentax Optio W90, that can stand up to extreme use and is really aimed at the user who likes to spend time outdoors.  Pentax is on its 11th generation with the Optio W90.   This new Pentax Optio W90 is a 12.1 Megapixel Waterproof Digital Camera, built from reinforced polycarbonate plastic that can withstand a drop up to 4 feet.   Its also a freezeproof camera and can operate even in temperatures as low as 14 degrees Fahrenheit.

Pentax Optio W90 Waterproof Digital Camera with Digital Microscope
5x Optical Zoom Lens

For the lens, the Optio W90 has a 5x optical zoom lens that spans the range from 28mm – 140mm wide angle telephoto.  This lens is also designed for Digital Microscope mode, good for capturing very small subjects that are difficult to see with naked eye less than an inch from the digital camera.  Near the lens are the 3 LEDS that can help to brighten your scenes.

On the back is 2.7-inch LCD display with 230K dots of resolution and treated with anti-reflection coating. This helps to minimize the annoying light reflections when the digicam is used outdoors.

Pentax Optio W90 Camera's 2.4" LCD with anti-reflection coating
2.7-inch LCD display @ 230K Dots Resolution w/ Anti-Reflection Coating

When it comes to recording, the digicam captures clips with 1280 x 720 pixels at 30 frames per second.  It also has mini-HDMI terminal for audio and video signal output for playback on your high-definition TV or monitor.

Pentax Optio W90 is also equipped with Advance Face Detection AF & AE function that can detect up to 32 faces in the image field.  Other features include are the Waterproof Infrared remote control that you can use when shooting from a distance, 12 digital filters, Digital WIde function, MediaImpression 2.0 for Pentax image viewing, New Collage function, and Auto Picture mode.

Pentax Optio W90 Waterproof Digicam will be available in April 2010, priced at $329.95. The waterproof  Infrared remote control will also be available, priced at $29.95.

JVC Everio GZ-HM340 Camcorder

JVC has introduced its new digital camcorder – the Everio GZ-HM340.  This new high definition camera sports 16 Gigabyte of internal flash memory, SD/SDHC card slot, 20x optical zoom Konica Minolta HD Lens and 1/5.8-inch 1.37-megapixel CMOS sensor.  JVC Everio GZ-HM340 also features a new technology called A.I.S or the Advanced Image Stabilizer that expands the effective area at wide angle to 4 times that of 2009 everio line.  It also has time-lapse recording feature for shooting 1-80 sec intervals – good for long hours continuous recording. Sharing video to youtube is also easy in JVC’s Everio GZ-HM340 with its one-touch uploading to YouTube feature.  See some of the key features below.

JVC-GZHM340 digital camcorder camera

JVC Everio GZ-HM340 Camcorder specs :

16 Gigabyte onboard storage plus SD/SDHC card slot
1/5.8″ 1.37 Megapixel CMOS Sensor
A.I.S (Advanced Image Stabilizer)
Time-Lapse and Auto recording Modes
One-Touch Uploading to YouTube
Seamless Recording over 2 media
Face Detection and Face Flow Thumbnail
Laser Touch Operation
Everio MediaBrowser

jvc gz-hm340 digicam

This new Everio GZ-HM340 camcorder is priced at $499.95 and will be available later this month.


New Digital camera from Pentax is about to announce next week.  The images below are the Pentax Optio H90 and Pentax Optio L10.  These photos were able to  retrieve in Google cache by photorumors after it were briefly displayed and quicly removed from retailer’s website.  Photorumors has mentioned about another Pentax camera they’ve seen in Google cache, unfortunately the image was not downloadable.

Pentax Optio H90 Camera :

Pentax optio H90 Digital Camera

Pentax Optio L10 Camera :

Pentax Optio L10 Digicam

Sony Handycam HDR-XR100

The Sony HDR-XR100 Handycam can capture stunning 1920×1080 FULL HD video and 4 megapixels still images. Just Recently announced together with HDR-XR520V, HDR-XR500V, HDR-XR200V. Sony HDR-XR100 camcorders features 80 GB hard drive storage and also support AVCHD with 5.1-channel surround sound recording and has a built-in zoom microphone and a 3.2-inch wide touch display which provides a resolution of 211K pixels.


You will never worry about recorded video and images when XR100 accidentally dropped because HDR-XR100 also includes the “HDD Smart Protection” which prevent data from being lost. HDR-XR100 also has Face detection technology that can recognize up to 8 faces which made possible by the BIONZ image processing engine.

Sony HDR-XR100 Full Specifications :


Canon EOS Rebel T1i SLR Digital Camera

Canon has just announced the 15.1 megapixel EOS Rebel T1i SLR Camera which has the exact sensor from the 50D and has frame comparable to the Rebel XSi. The Canon’s EOS Rebel T1i now offers full HD video capture at 30 fps and can shoot video at 720p / 30 FPS and 1080p / 20 FPS. Just like Canon’s EOS 5d, the Canon EOS Rebel T1i SLR camera will record video up to 4GB per clip equaling approximately 12 minutes of Full HD video. This SLR Camera has user-friendly functions such as Auto Lighting Optimizer, Creative Auto Mode and Canon’s Live View modes. Users will appreciate the fast shooting capabilities of the Canon Rebel T1i Digital SLR camera because it has the DIGIC 4 Imaging Processor with 14 bit analog-to-digital conversion that lets the SLR camera for continuous shooting at 3.4 fps for up to 170 large/fine JPEG images or up to nine RAW images in a single burst. See the specifications below.


Canon EOS Rebel T1i SLR Camera specs:


Canon EOS Rebel T1i will be available locally in May 2009 said by Canon Phillipines.

Canon Powershot D10 Waterproof Camera

This week the Canon Philippines introduced the Canon Powershot D10. -a Canon’s waterproof digital camera which attracted the most curiousity. Canon engineered this camera for those with an adventurous, active lifestyle. Richly detailed images was achieved by this camera because it has the Canon’s DIGIC 4 processor. It also enable Powershot D10 to delivers ultra-resposponsive performance.

canon powershot d10 LCD Canons powershot d10 lens

Powershot D10 claimed to be waterproof up to 10 meters, It has 12.1 megapixel camera, freeze-proof and shock-proof.

Canon’s D10 lens is made of aluminum alloy and can survive even when droped upto 4ft

Canon’s Powershot D10 specifications :

canon powershot d10 specs