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JVC Everio MG335 camcorder

Dennis Hissink
CES report
Monday 7th, January 2008
Posted by: Dennis Hissink

Anew JVC Everio Hard Disk Camcorder feature a super-slim design that makes it the world’s smallest hard drive camcorder on the market. The JVC GZ-MG335, unveiled at the CES 2008, also offers new functions that make operation simpler and more intuitive, and available in various colors. New is Laser Touch, a touch-sensitive scroll bar that simplifies operation and a new design that’s some 20 percent smaller than last year’s entry-level model. The Laser Touch Operation user interface is a touch-sensitive illuminated scroll bar just to the left of the LCD monitor screen. The new JVC MG335 Hard Disk camcorder is available in January 2008 at a price of $499.99 comes with an Everio Dock for easy connection and charging.

JVC Everio MG335

JVC GZ-MG335 - Touch screen
Simply moving a finger up or down along the scroll bar allows the user to browse through and select video clips to view or edit, and operate menus for camera set-up. The 2.7-inch widescreen LCD’s high-resolution GUI is linked to Laser Touch movements, but the feature eliminates the risk of smudging or damaging the screen that users face with a touch-screen interface. And to provide better LCD visibility when shooting outdoors, the display features a new Auto LCD Backlight Control.

JVC GZ-MG335 Hard Disk camcorder - Share station DVD
The JVC Everio GZ-MG335 offers a triple advantage of easy shooting, easy editing and easy archiving. Archiving is made especially convenient with the optional Share Station DVD burner, which for 2008 sports a new dramatically slimmed-down design that makes it much easier to carry along when traveling. One touch of the camcorder’s Direct DVD button transfers footage from the camcorder to a Share Station DVD burner or PC to automatically burn a DVD containing all the footage, selected footage or new footage only.

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JVC Everio GZ-MG335 - USB and Firewire
The Direct Back-up button backs-up recordings to a PC through a USB 2.0 high-speed interface to free-up camcorder hard disk space. A DV (IEEE 1394: i.LINK, Firewire) output is on the Everio dock to allow easy dubbing to DVD or hard drive recorders, and enables footage to be imported using many third-party NLE (non-linear editing) applications. But some basic editing can be done without a PC. Scene playback order can be rearranged within the camera, and 20 preset title screens can be inserted into the footage while viewing it or burning it to a DVD. These colorfully designed title screens are linked to the menu language setting, so they can be displayed in English, Spanish or French.

JVC GZMG335 - Zoom and Battery
The 30GB JVC GZ-MG335 offers a 35x optical zoom, integrated Auto Illumi. Light and is available in three “gem” colors: sapphire blue, ruby red or diamond silver. The JVC Everio camcorder also features PictBridge compatibility for direct printing, microSD card slot and USB mass storage compatibility, and come with a convenient remote control. The JVC Data Battery allows remaining recording time to be displayed on the LCD even when the camera is off. Power-Linked Operation powers up the camcorder and engages the standby mode simply by opening the LCD, while Quick Restart starts recording just about one second after the LCD is re-opened.

JVC Everio MG335

JVC Everio MG335 - Macintosh software
For use with PCs, the JVC MG335 camcorder comes with CyberLink’s PowerProducer 3 NE for authoring DVDs, PowerDirector 5 NE Express for editing, and PowerCinema NE for Everio to browse camera contents and enable the Direct DVD/Direct Backup functions. Macintosh users will have an easy time importing Everio’s video files using iMovie ’08 software.

JVC Everio MG335

JVC Everio camcorder accessories
An enhanced lineup of optional accessories also serves to increase the appeal of the JVC Everio MG335. Among the most noteworthy is the CU-VD3, the super-slim Everio Share Station DVD burner, which can be placed upright or horizontally. For the aquatically adventurous, there is the WR-MG100 Marine Case that allows waterproof operation of Everio camcorders down to 131ft/40m under water. Colorful camcorders deserve colorful carrying bags, and the compact CB-VM60 which carries the Everio camcorder with attached battery is available in black, blue and red. The larger CB-VM70 offered in black is also available to carry a full system. And a nice way to kick-start a wonderful relationship with Everio is the VU-VM90K Starter Kit, which includes the CB-VM70 carrying bag and one BN-VF808 data battery.

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