So after some confusion today about the proper specs of Victor JVC?s new Everio
GZ-MC200 and GZ-MC100 camera/camcorders, we?ve
got the real deal. Both the MC100 and 200 are identical in specs, differing only in form factor (kind of misleading
given the model numbering scheme and $100 price difference), the GZ-MC200 having a seemingly un-ergonomic rotating
grip, and appearing larger than the vertical-oriented GZ-MC100. They do indeed use a 4GB CompactFlash microdrive held
in a shock-resistant chamber, which is user-replaceable with higher capacity drives (they?ve also got an SD slot; we
don?t know why, but we?re not complaining!).
Each uses a 1/3.6-inch 2.12 megapixel CCD to record up to 60 minutes of almost-DVD-quality MPEG-2 video in Ultra Fine
mode (8.88 Mbps including Dolby AC 3 audio, just shy of the 9Mbps of DVD), or about 5,500 2.1 megapixel still shots. It
has 10x optical zoom and 200x digital zoom, supports data transfer via USB 2.0/1.1, and DPOF (Digital Print Order
Format). The prices remain the same as stated earlier today; the smaller, sleeker GZ-MC100 for $1,200 and (confusingly)
the larger, more unwieldy looking GZ-MC200 for $1,300.
GZ-MC200 all opened up
From the front.
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