CES: JVC launches prosumer HD 3D camcorder

By January 8, 2011Newswires

CES: JVC launches prosumer HD 3D camcorder

By Lori Grunin

LAS VEGAS–It was a bit unfortunate for JVC that its “world’s first consumer camcorder to offer 3D recording in Full HD” came the day after Sony’s announcement of its consumer full HD 3D camcorder, the HDR-TD10; it’s even similarly named to JVC’s offering, the Everio GS-TD1.

Like Sony’s offering, the JVC model has two of everything that counts: a pair of 3-megapixel BSI CMOS sensors and two f1.2 lenses (5x zoom in 3D, 10x in 2D). It only has a single processing engine–unattractively dubbed “Falconbrid”–but that’s just marketing. A single engine can handle the bandwidth if it’s designed correctly.

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