After hinting about it at NAB, JVC has officially announced a 4K handheld camcorder. This bold step into the 4K market features a 1/2-inch CMOS imager with 8.3 million active pixels, a built in f2.8 10x zoom lens and a 3.5-inch touch-screen LCD monitor. The camera records 4K images at 24p, 50p and 60p, and also supports 1080i and 1080/60p HD. The HMQ10 uses JVC’s Falconbrid LSI-chip which allows it to de-Bayer the image in real time. You can monitor live 4K output via four HDMI terminals. It records up to two hours of AVCHD video to SDHC or SDXC memory cards at a bit rate of up to 144 Mbps.
Expect it to start shipping in March at a MSRP of $4,995.
More details on JVC’s website.
I always had badÂ experiencesÂ with JVC products; maybe it’s just me…
Surprised they stuck with a solid state lens though, and only 2.8?!
Had they made this a lens-changable camera this would have been a DSLR killer!
Your Right..I’m a Pany Man or Sony
Making it an interchangeable lens camera means it needs a larger sensor (unless you are using broadcast lenses)…which would have added to the cost of the camera. I’m not sure the market is ready for a camera like this. Maybe in a few years when someone wants a 4K pocket camera like the XA10.
A 4/3rds (or whathaveyou) size sensor in this, while omitting the obviously crappy solid state lens system, would not have effected the pricing too much, if at all. I expected more. I concur about this not really being enough of a carrot for me to want to reach out and take a bite.