Look, we don't want to know how you're going to use a 34x optical zoom on a camcorder, just know that such a beast is now available. That's right, JVC's latest consumer camcorder -- the GR-D750 -- brings what JVC claims to be a "world's highest" optical zoom to the game. It also packs more mundane features such as recording to miniDV in 16:9 or 4:3 formats, a 2.7-inch LCD, and the low-light shooting capabilities JVC is known for. As a member of the "baby movie" series, we guess that zoom is meant to keep tabs on the the robots we use to babysit our kids and light the menorahkinaratree. However, we'll have to wait for 'em to hit Japan first, starting mid-January for an expected ¥50,000 or about $425.

[Via Impress]

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JVC's GR-D750 camcorder with "world's highest" 34x optical zoom: for moms and creepy men