JVC Remote-Controlled Bluetooth Camcorder

By Branko Miletic in Germany

  • Camcorder with Built-in Bluetooth
  • Can remotely export pics with smartphone
  • Shoots in full HD

A new camcorder from JVC allows users to combine the unit with a smartphone to control the camcorder remotely, allowing record, zoom and play operations at a distance and allow the wireless transfer of still images.

JVC’s GZ-HM550 Everio camcorder comes with built-in Bluetooth wireless technology, allowing users to shoot videos and stills in conjunction with various other wireless peripherals featuring Bluetooth technology.

Combined with a GPS unit, the recording of location data of where movie/still files were recorded is possible along with a headset to monitor sound while shooting or to record your own voice.

Aside from the Bluetooth technology, the GZ-HM550 has a 10.62 Megapixel Back-illuminated CMOS Sensor enables shooting of 1920 x 1080 Full HD videos and real nine megapixel digital stills. Its Konica Minolta HD LENS offers 16x dynamic zoom without any degradation of picture quality.

All this is supported by new technologies that ramp-up basic image quality including Super LoLux and Advanced Image Stabiliser which improves low-light sensitivity to capture clear images with precise colours even in low-light environments.

he Advanced Image Stabiliser ensures steady images even while walking, and is effective when shooting bright scenes from full wide to 5x zoom. Recorded content is stored on the internal 32GB flash memory, with an SD/SDHC card slot to provide additional storage.

Digital files created with this camcorder can be shared in a variety of formats with the enhanced MediaBrowser software for Windows or can be directly exported to iTunes and synced with an iPod or iPhone, or burned to DVD.