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.