JVC GC-PX1: Camera Or Camcorder?

Whilst CES 2011 had lots of crazy gizmos and fantastic devices, one that slipped under the radar of OSM was the JVC GC-PX1 which can’t decide if it’s a camcorder or a normal point and shoot camera. If you are wondering what we mean by that then keep on reading.

At CES 2011 it was just a concept device but now it seems as if this bad boy might be making its way onto the scene. This device as they said at the JVC conference can record in full HD but also take digital still photos that are ‘on a par’ with that of a digital SLR, now that’s amazing. They also mentioned that the device will be reachable price wise for consumers. It will be interesting to see how this fares in terms of sales against JVC’s Evario camcorder which can produce 3D recordings but I guess we will just have to wait and see.

If this device is priced right and has the right type of marketing behind it then it could do very well, some of the key features that it has are a 10.6 megapixel lens and back illuminated CMOS sensors, it has a 10x optical zoom lens and can record in 1920 x 1080 full HD at 60p. It also has 32GB of in built memory and an SDXC card slot.

You can head over to 1001noisycameras.com to read up on its full specifications or even better the translated JVC webpage. We have to say, this looks like a killer camera that anyone would like to own. One more thing to mention is that we are reading that the camera will be released in Japan first at the end of February; so let’s hope they don’t keep the rest of us waiting too long.

We are chomping at the bit to find out the price of this camera but Engdaget’s Tim Stevens confirms that this is not yet available in his article. He also details some of the specs and talks a little about the tiltable screen.

What do you think of the device? Would you have one of these? Do you think its best suited being called a camera or a camcorder? Let us know in the comments section below.