If your first thought when buying a camcorder is "can it take a pounding?" then JVC's got two more options for you to consider. The company's new Everio shooters are clad in the same hard-wearing shell that we've previously seen on the rugged ADDIXION line. Both models come with a 2.5-megapixel backside-illuminated CMOS, 40x optical zoom and a 3-inch touchscreen, but those stats aren't the ones you're probably interested in. No, get this outside, for instance, and the hardware will resist water for depths of up to five meters, drops from a height of 1.5 meters and cope with freezing temperatures down to minus 10 degrees Celsius. The only difference between the two devices is internal storage, with the GZ-R70 coming with 32GB internal memory, which is priced at $500, while the GZ-R10 will set you back $100 less. There's no solid information (yet) about availability, but as soon as we know, we'll update this accordingly.
JVC Everio GZ-R70