The leading maker of video and audio equipment for the consumer and professional markets, JVC U.S.A. has announced the launch of its new JVC Everio GZ-HM550 digital camcorder, which features 10.62 MP back-illuminated CMOS sensor, Advanced Image Stabilizer, Super LoLux, and integrated Bluetooth wireless technology that enables the Everio GZ-HM550 to work with other Bluetooth-enabled devices.

According to JVC, “With the installation of a supplied application, a Bluetooth-equipped smartphone can be used to control the camera remotely, allowing record, zoom and play operations. Use the camera with a GPS device to record location data of where movie and still files were recorded. The data synchronizes with Google Earth when viewing the file on a PC using the bundled Everio MediaBrowser software. The camera can also be used with a Bluetooth-equipped headset to monitor the recorded sound or for voice recording.”

Key Features Of JVC Everio GZ-HM550:

  • 1/2.3-inch 10.62 megapixel Back-illuminated CMOS sensor for shooting full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) video and real 9 megapixel digital stills with no interpolation
  • KONICA MINOLTA HD Lens with 16x dynamic zoom
  • Built-in LED light and flash for shooting in dark situations
  • Super LoLux enhances low-light sensitivity to capture clear images with precise colors even in low-light environments
  • Advanced Image Stabilizer delivers powerful compensation for camera shake
  • 32GB internal flash memory, expandable via SD/SDHC memory card slot
  • Time-Lapse REC simply set the camcorder to record in intervals ranging from 1 to 80 seconds
  • Auto REC automatically starts recording while a a subject enters the detecting area and the luminance changes – ideal for home surveillance, monitoring a baby, recording wildlife and more
  • Up to 600fps Ultra High-Speed Video Recording
  • One Touch Upload to YouTube (HD or SD resolution)
  • Motor Drive Shooting enables 9.3MP still shots up to 15fps continuous shooting
  • Face Flow Thumbnail displays thumbnails from a particular section of video by automatically selecting and zooming into human faces

JVC Everio GZ-HM550 that includes an enhanced Everio MediaBrowser software for Windows is slated to be available in coming February for around $800.