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JVC Quad-Proof Camcorder Model Lineup and Comparison 2014-2015

January 10, 2015 by  
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JVC 2014-2015 Quad-Proof Everio Camcorder Models Lineup – This is a roundup of JVC camcorders that are labelled as “Quad-Proof”. These are unique camcorders, as they are designed to withstand the rigors of the outdoors. They must meet 4 qualifications. This includes Waterproof down to 16.4 feet (and it floats), Shockproof from falls up to 4.9 feet, able to withstand Freezing temperatures down to 14°F, Hot Temperatures up 104°F, to and have an IP5X Dustproof Rating (tests conducted in a dust chamber for 8 hours, with talcum powder). The internal battery is designed to last 4.5 hours, the ports and memory card slot are gasket sealed. Back-illuminated CMOS sensor. These are ideal for snokeling, boating, Skiing, inclement weather, freezing weather, snow. We had this model demonstrated by dunking it (with the lcd on) into a fish tank of water (See Video Below). These are unique camcorders for those that like to shoot outdoors, but want a camcorder that will is better designed for these conditions. Can be charged by a USB port too for more charging options. Below is a comparison of the Quad Proof Line.

Best JVC HD Quad Proof Camcorders for 2014-2015

JVC Everio GZ-R30 Quad-Proof (Black) JVC Everio GZ-R10 Quad-Proof (Black) JVC Everio GZ-R10 Quad-Proof (Blue) JVC Everio GZ-R70 Quad-Proof (Black)
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40x optical zoom
8GB Dual Flash
High Definition
1/5.8-inch CMOS
10 megapixels
3.0-inch touchscreen
f/1.8 Lens
1080p @ 60fps
24Mbps Recording
Advanced Image Stabilizer
4.5 Hour Battery
Time Lapse
Shockproof
Waterproof
LED Light
2014 Model
40x optical zoom
Flash Memory
High Definition
1/5.8-inch CMOS
10 megapixels
3.0-inch touchscreen
f/1.8 Lens
1080p @ 60fps
24Mbps Recording
Advanced Image Stabilizer
4.5 Hour Battery
Time Lapse
Shockproof
Waterproof
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2014 Model
40x optical zoom
Flash Memory
High Definition
1/5.8-inch CMOS
10 megapixels
3.0-inch touchscreen
f/1.8 Lens
1080p @ 60fps
24Mbps Recording
Advanced Image Stabilizer
4.5 Hour Battery
Time Lapse
Shockproof
Waterproof
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2014 Model
40x optical zoom
32GB Dual Flash
High Definition
1/5.8-inch CMOS
10 megapixels
3.0-inch touchscreen
f/1.8 Lens
1080p @ 60fps
24Mbps Recording
Advanced Image Stabilizer
4.5 Hour Battery
Time Lapse
Shockproof
Waterproof
LED Light
2014 Model


Smart Review’s coverage of JVC’s 2014 Camcorder Model Lineup (Quad-Proof)

Glossary of Terms
Optical Zoom = This is the maximum zoom using the lens of the camcorder. A 10x zoom brings the action in about 10 times closer at its maximum.
Flash Memory = This refers to the way the camcorder records video. Flash memory camcorders normally record to memory cards (SDHC). There are some that have no card, and just have a fixed amount of internal memory such as the Flip Camcorders.
Dual Flash = This type of camcorder has both internal memory and can also record to memory cards.
Imager Size = This refers to the Imager of the camcorder, where the light hits from the lens. This is like the retina of the eye. The larger the imager, the better the quality of the video and better low light performance. High end camcorders generally have a larger imager. Larger is better. A 1/3-inch imager is larger than a 1/4.5-inch imager.

Low Light Lenses = Larger and faster lenses allow more light in for greater low light sensitivity. Lenses with low f stop specifications are considered fast lenses. The camcorders on this page all have fast low light lenses with an f stop of f1.8 or lower (lower is better).
Megapixels = This refers to the camera function in the camcorder. This is the amount of megapixels available to take a snapshot picture while using the camcorder. Canon for 2012 has reduced the megapixels (to 2 megapixels) on its CMOS Pro imagers for better low light performance and dynamic range.
1080p 720p 60i 24p 60p video = camcorders can record video at various resolutions. Many can record at several different rates. 1080p is the current highest (blu-ray quality). 720p has about half the resolution of 1080p. Also keep in mind the frame rate of the video. Normal video is shot at 30fps (frames per second). 1080@60i is 60 interlaced frames, which is roughly equivalent to 1080p@30fps. Movie film is shot at 24fps (24p). Some camcorders can shoot at 60fps (60p) which will make the movie silky smooth and can be used for slow motion as well.
Infrared NightShot/Night Vision = Some Sony and Canon camcorders allow shooting at night. They shoot in infrared. Some have a built-in IR illuminator to light up the area with invisible to the eye infrared light. You see these type of cameras being used in reality shows, such as ghost hunters.
Wide Angle Lens = The wider the lens, the better. A wider angle lens will allow you to get more of the scene in your videos than one that is not wide angle. This is important for indoor shots, when you want to get a whole group in the shot, or outdoors to get a panorama view of the landscape. So, for example, a 30mm lens is much wider than a 40mm lens.
EVF Viewfinder = Most camcorders today do not have a viewfinder, but use their LCD screen to compose video. However, some high end camcorders do have an Electronic Viewfinder (EVF). The advantage of having an EVF is to use the viewfinder in bright sun, where the LCD may be hard to see.


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