NAB 2012: JVC has launched a newsgathering camera with built-in Wi-Fi connectivity.
JVC said the Wi-Fi capability of the GY-HM650 (pictured) would allow news teams to deliver footage without the need for a microwave or satellite connection.
The camcorder is also equipped with dual codecs and produces full HD files on one memory card, while simultaneously recording smaller ‘web-friendly’ files to a second card.
It contains with three 1/3 inch 1920 x 1080 12-bit CMOS sensors.
The camera has a built-in Fujinon wide angle 23x zoom lens, with a focal range of 29mm-667mm (35mm equivalent) and includes manual focus, servo zoom, and iris rings, along with three ND filters and a removable hood.
JVC also launched the GY-HM600, a camcorder with similar features to the GY-HM650 but without the Wi-Fi connectivity.
The GY-HM600 will ship in the third quarter of the year, while the GY-HM650 will be available by the end of the year.