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Ralf Jurrien
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JVC GR DA20 video camera

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Saturday, September 1st 2007 - 20:48 CEST - Comments: 0
J VC, one of the world's leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and an innovator in digital video technology, introduces a new compact style MiniDV video camera, the JVC GR DA20. It offers a unique vertical sliding LCD monitor, a powerful 34x optical zoom, a convenient AUTO Button that switches the camera instantly between manual and automatic operation, and a Wide (16:9) Mode for 16:9 aspect ratio recording. In addition, the JVC GR DA20 comes with useful extras such as a heavy duty Data Battery and Multi-Language On-Screen.
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JVC DA20 - Super High-Band processor

Original JVC technologies like the Super High-Band Processor and 3D NR (3-Dimension Noise Reduction) extend the camera's horizontal resolution, reduce flicker and enhance colour reproduction, while the Digital Colour NightScope function allows high quality shooting in low-light conditions. The Clear LCD Monitor reduces surface reflections when shooting outdoors.


JVC GR DA20 - Vertical Sliding LCD monitor

With the JVC GR DA20, JVC introduces a Vertical Sliding LCD Monitor that can be positioned over a range of angles for greater viewing freedom. The vertical sliding LCD monitor brings both flexibility and added control when shooting, where the perfect shot is just a slide away. By giving users the choice to position the LCD monitor vertically, this video camera boasts a unique feature that makes it stand out from the crowd.

JVC GR DA20 - 34x optical zoom

The JVC GR DA20 boasts a 34x optical zoom and an 800x digital zoom. Images can be enlarged up to 34 times without jagged edges or other undesirable noise in the footage. The digital zoom further enlarges the picture up to 800 times. With these zoom features, users can frame the picture just as they like, even when shooting from a distance. Another powerful feature of the JVC GR DA20 is the Wide (16:9) Mode. At the touch of a button, the aspect ratio for recording is changed from standard (4:3) to the increasingly popular wide screen (16:9) size, ideal for viewing on today's flat panel displays. The Wide (16:9) Mode maintains the same high quality picture, while giving users footage with greater impact thanks to the wider field of vision.


JVC GR DA20 video camera - Stick Control

The JVC GR DA20 is also equipped with the convenient new Stick Control, providing quick access to many of the camera's functions with an easy-to-use four-way control on the LCD door. One-fingered operation of the circular "compass point" control makes navigation of menus and other settings a breeze. The JVC GR DA20 video camera is provided with a 115-min. Data Battery (BN-VF808), Multi-Language On-Screen function as well as an AUTO Button.

JVC GR DA20 compact MiniDV video camera - Data Battery

The slim new 115-min. Data Battery (with continuous shooting) gives users added peace of mind when shooting important occasions. Press the DATA button to check the remaining battery power and recording time. Unexpectedly running out of power midway through that important shoot should be a thing of the past. With the Multi-Language On-Screen function, users can change the on-screen display language to the one they are most comfortable with. Accessibility is further enhanced with icon legends and menu layers sorted by category.



JVC GR DA20 video camera - AUTO Button

The AUTO Button switches the camera effortlessly between manual and automatic operation. Users can shoot in the convenient automatic mode (or whichever mode the JVC GR DA20 was previously set to), and then instantly switch to manual mode in order to control specific functions, such as exposure. 3D NR (3-Dimension Noise Reduction) compares field A to field A, and field B to field B across two frames so that the scanning lines are identical and noise can be reduced more accurately. As a result, the signal-to-noise ratio is improved by 2 dB and noise is reduced by about 30%. Flicker is eliminated and colour reproduction is improved, enhancing overall picture quality.


JVC GR DA20 camcorder - Digital Colour NightScope

Digital Colour NightScope function allows shooting in extremely low light situations, boosting picture brightness using a combination of slow-shutter speeds and digital signal processing. Unlike infrared-based systems, Digital Colour NightScope imposes no distance limitations and faithfully reproduces colours. The JVC GR DA20 video camera has a DV output for dubbing to another MiniDV camera or for fast data transfer to a computer equipped with a DV input card. There's also a webcam function that streams live video and audio through the DV output.


JVC DA20 video camera - 2.4 inch LCD monitor

The JVC GR DA20 features a 2.4" Clear LCD Monitor which provides bright, vivid images while reducing surface reflection and glare when shooting outdoors, so users can enjoy shooting in brightly-lit environments without the washed out images associated with conventional LCD displays. An array of digital effects - many of which can be applied during playback - including Black & White, Sepia, Classic Film, Strobe, Twilight, Sports, Snow and Spotlight, as well as scene transitions such as White Fader, Black Fader, Slide Wipe and Scroll Wipe, add that extra polish to a shoot. Excellent image quality and powerful features such as Programme Auto Exposure (AE) combine to help users capture the moment perfectly, while the range of connection options make the GR DA20 a versatile tool to use with a personal computer.


JVC GR DA20 video camera - Features

  • 1/6-inch 800k pixel CCD
  • 34x Optical Zoom/800x Digital Zoom
  • 2.4" LCD
  • DV Out
  • Powerful Optical Zoom (34x)
  • 2.4" Vertical Sliding LCD Monitor
  • 16:9 Wide Mode (High Quality)
  • 3-Dimension Noise Reduction (3D NR)
  • Stick Control for easy operation
  • Data Battery
  • DATA Button/AUTO Button

JVC GR DA20 video camera - Accessories

  • AC Power Adapter
  • Standard Data Battery (BN-VF808)
  • Shoulder Strap
  • USB Cable
  • AV Cable
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