We first caught wind of JVC's new line-up of Everios at CES
. However, in the product onslaught
to come, we somehow overlooked their new line-up of hard disk drive-based video cameras and accessories hitting Japan in February and destined for the US shores and beyond. So taking a step back, we bring you five new Everios
: the GZ-MG575 (pictured) , GZ-MG555, GZ-MG275, GZ-MG255, and GZ-MG155. All five models pack a single CCD as opposed to the trio of sensors found in their MG505
hi-def cam. That cut in quality comes at a discounted price though. The 40GB MG575 (¥140,000 / $1,155) and 30GB MG555 (¥130,000 / $1,072) both feature a 5.37 megapixel CCD (for 4 megapixel videos or 5 megapixel stills), 10x optical zoom lens, 2.7-inch LCD, and built-in LED light. The 40GB MG275 (¥120,000 / $990) and 30GB MG255 (¥110,000 / $907) take things down a notch with a 2.18 megapixel CCD (for 1.23 megapixel videos or 2 megapixel stills) and 10x optical zoom. Bringing up the rear is the 30GB MG155 which costs ¥90,000 (about $742) and touts a wee 1.07 megapixel CCD and monster 32x optical zoom. All models bring SD card support and a direct-to-DVD button for PC-less writing to DVDs when connected over USB to the optional ¥25,000 (about $206) CU-VD20 DVD accessory. Check the pink MG155 and a not-to-scale CU-VD20 after the break.
-- GZ-MG575/MG555 Read
-- GZ-MG275/MG255/MG155 Read