The GZ-HD300 Everio High Definition Hard Disk PAL Camcorder gives you true 1920 x 1080/60i recording, to your choice of the 60GB HDD or to microSD/SDHC memory cards. Every memory will come across beautiful and life-like on your HDTV, thanks to the 1/4.1" 3.05MP CMOS sensor, GENESSA processing, and the HD Gigabrid Premium video engine. The KONICA MINOLTA HD lens and 2.7" LCD help by giving you a lens specially designed for capturing HD video and a wide display on which to compose and playback
The GZ-HD300 Everio High Definition Hard Disk 'PAL' Camcorder gives you true 1920 x 1080/60i recording, to your choice of the 60GB HDD or to microSD/SDHC memory cards. Every memory will come across beautiful and life-like on your HDTV, thanks to the 1/4.1" 3.05MP CMOS sensor, GENESSA processing, and the HD Gigabrid Premium video engine. The KONICA MINOLTA HD lens and 2.7" LCD help by giving you a lens specially designed for capturing HD video and a wide display on which to compose and playback your video. Let's not forget the AVCHD UXP mode with a bit rate of up to 24Mbps, for improved clarity and detail.
While you're out capturing all those videos, you'll probably want to shoot some photos as well. Don't worry about having to lug around a camera too; the HD300 doubles a digital still camera that boasts 1920 x 1080 resolution and Face Detection technology.
When you're ready to share little Johnny's first steps, uploading the special moment to the Internet, is easy. The camcorder features One-Touch Export to iTunes and One-Touch Upload to YouTube - taking the hassle out of the entire sharing process. The HD300 also features Direct DVD, which makes burning your video to DVD on your computer as simple as it gets.
Record over 5 hours of 1920 x 1080 high definition video to the 60GB hard disk drive in the GZ-HD300. Should you need extra space you can also store video and still images to removable microSD/SDHC flash memory cards.
3.05MP 1/4.1" CMOS Sensor
The 1/4.1" CMOS sensor in the HD300 captures video and stills with true HD clarity and quality. Helping the sensor do its job would be, JVC's HD Gigabrid Premium video engine, which optimizes image quality along with reducing the camera's power consumption and GENESSA processing to make the most out of the HD signal.
KONICA MINOLTA HD Lens
The KONICA MINOLTA HD Lens is specially designed for capturing Full HD video and stills and features a 20x optical zoom, which brings far off subjects up-close with virtually no loss in image quality.
2.7" LCD Display
The LCD on the GZ-HD300 provides a 16:9 display on which to compose and playback video and stills. JVC's improved Laser Touch Operation system lets you navigate the camera's basic controls and menu selections on the side and bottom of the screen.
Still Image Capture
The GZ-HD300 doubles as a high resolution digital still camera. Capture beautiful 1920 x 1080 JPEGs with the camera and save them to the HDD or microSD/SDHC memory cards.
Creative Control and Workflow Features
One-Touch Export to iTunes
One-Touch Upload to YouTube
Direct Backup: One-Touch backup to PC
Auto Illumi Light for recording in low light settings
HDMI V.1.3 with x.v.Color for increased color reproduction
Digest Playback: 5 minute montage of 60 minutes of video
Direct DVD: One-Touch DVD creation with optional SHARE STATION
Sensor 1/3" 2.68Mp CMOS
Lens Focal length=4.5-45mm
Zoom 10x Optical
Filter Size 43mm
Format AVCHD H.264, MPEG-2
Audio Dolby Digital 2 channel
Image Stabilization Digital image stabilizer (electronic)
Recording Media 80GB Hard disk drive
MicroSD memory card
Recording Time 80GB HDD
AVCHD: XP: 10 hours, EP: 33 hours
MPEG-2: FHD: 6 hours, 1440CBR: 6 hours 3
Display Type LCD
Display Size 2.8"
Manual Controls White balance, exposure, sharpness, shutter priority, aperture priority, brightness control
Built-in Speaker Yes
Built-in Mic Yes
Accessory Shoe Yes
Built-in Light/Flash Yes
Digital Still Mode
Still Recording Media micro SDHC cards
Resolution 2432 x 1368
1920 x 1080
1824 x 1386
1440 x 1080
640 x 480
Inputs 3.5mm stereo mini
Output 3.5mm stereo mini
mini USB (type A & type B)
Microphone Input Yes
Headphone Jack Yes
Compatible Operating Systems Windows XP
Mac OS X 10.4.4-10.4.8 (via plug-in for MPEG-2 files to be used with iMovie HD 6 & Final Cut Pro 5 or 6)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2 13/16 x 2 11/16 x 4 7/8" (71 x 68 x 123mm)
Weight 0.98 lbs (440g)
This is a "PAL" product and CANNOT be used in the USA. It is designed for use with video products built to PAL TV standards.