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JVC announces GC-PX10 camera / camcorder hybrid


JVC's new GC-PX10 claims to eliminate the trade-offs between still cameras and camcorders. It walks that tight-rope with a 1/2.3" 12.75-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor and JVC's Falconbrid imaging engine, snagging 8.3-megapixel stills while recording 1080p video at 60fps. In addition, you get slow-motion video recording at 300fps if you're willing to drop the resolution to 640 x 360.

In still mode, the PX10 can rapid-fire up to 130 8.3-megapixel stills at 60 shots per second or 30 shots per second at 12-megapixels. That could fill up the 32GB built-in storage pretty quickly, but you can expand it up to 64GB total with the SDXC slot. The camera also boasts a Konica Minolta HD lens offering 10x optical and 19x "Dynamic Zoom," allegedly with none of the image degradation typically associated with digital zooms. Granted, there are plenty of sub-$1,000 cameras that offer 1080p video now — but for a device that promises to fully replace your point-and-shoot and traditional camcorder, $899.95 isn't bad. We'll just have to see if the PX10 can deliver the goods.