The JVC GZ-HM450 HD Everio Camcorder is an entry-level 1920 x 1080 high def cam that comes with 8GB of internal memory and an SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot - among many other useful features. The HM450 records in 1920 x 1080i, while providing 1080p output - allowing you to up-convert your videos.
When it comes to shooting, the camera provides features such as a 2.7" LCD display, 40x optical zoom, an Advanced Image Stabilizer, among other expected tools. In addition, shooting controls like Intelligent Auto, Smile Meter, and Auto REC help to take the guesswork out of shooting video, so you can enjoy the moment along with everyone else.
And when it comes time to share what you've shot, the HM450 features an HDMI output for one cable transfer to your HDTV. You can also use the included MediaBrowser 3 software for editing your footage and posting it to social media sites like YouTube and Facebook.
- 1/5.8" 1.5MP CMOS
- 8GB built-in memory and SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
- 24Mbps high bit rate recording
- K2 technology
- Easy Operation and Convenience
- HDMI output (mini)
- Manual lens cover
- A/V output
- 40x Optical Zoom Konica Minolta HD Lens
- When recording in HD, you get up to 40x optical zoom - the industry's highest level. When recording in standard definition, the Dynamic zoom function uses nearly all of the effective pixels of the CMOS to achieve up to 70x magnification without any degradation of picture quality
- Intelligent AUTO
- Wherever you point the camera, it instantaneously analyzes faces, brightness, color and distance, to automatically select the best settings for the scene. Brightness, sharpness, chroma and gamma values, and more, are all continuously optimized. Get the best possible shot, anytime!
- HD/SD Dual Format Recording
Record in AVCHD Full HD if you want to watch the results on an HDTV or burn 1920 x 1080 resolution videos to a Blu-ray disc or DVD. In addition you can record in Standard Definition to edit 720 x 480 resolution videos for longer recording times, burn to standard DVD and share with people who haven't upgraded to HDTV yet. Remember HD for higher quality recordings or SD for broad compatibility and longer recording time the choice is yours
Video Format Features
AVCHD: HD 1920 x 1080
- Quality without compromise
- Smooth motion playback thanks to 1080/60i support
- Optimal playback for full HD compatible TVs
- Ideal for capturing important memories and events
Standard definition: 720 x 480
- For users viewing standard definition on their current TVs
- Easy to edit without a high-spec computer
- Extended recording times possible
- Advanced Image Stabilizer
- Camera-shake compensation is another important feature of a video camera. The Advanced Image Stabilizer (A.I.S.) expands the effective area at wide angle, delivering powerful compensation for camera shake. Now, you can enjoy stable results even if you're trotting alongside your subject
- 2-Way Grip Belt
- The newly designed belt works both ways - as a standard grip belt or a convenient wrist strap. You can choose which way, to best match your style of shooting or carrying at any time
- Face Sub-Window
- Touch on a face on the LCD screen, and that face is automatically shown enlarged in a corner of the screen. So you can record both a group shot and a close-up of someone at the same time!
- Time-Lapse REC
- Time-Lapse REC records one frame at a time at set intervals (1-80 seconds). So you can watch movement that's hours long in just a few seconds when played back. It's great when you want to observe an event that takes place over a long period of time or to record unique-looking scenes in a creative way
- Auto REC
- When a subject enters the detecting area and the luminance changes, recording starts automatically. Recording continues as long as there is movement within the area and automatically stops after 5 seconds of no movement. You can use it like a surveillance camera or to observe something. Discover new ways to use the camera
- Smile Meter
- Just say cheese! The Smile Meter keeps an eye on how much your subjects are smiling, giving you a % display. With Smile Shot, the camera automatically takes a picture (in video mode) every time the smile % reaches a certain level. It's a great way to take group shots filled with smiling faces
- Animation Effect
- Choose the theme, and the camera automatically spices up your footage with animated fun graphics and effects while you record. Add an extra touch to make your memories look extra special
- Everio MediaBrowser 3
- Because it's built right into the Everio camera itself, the new Everio MediaBrowser 3 can be installed directly on your PC right after connecting via USB. No CD required!
- Easy-to-Use Integrated Software
- Everio MediaBrowser 3 is high-value software that provides everything from viewing, data management, simple video/stills editing, as well as easy sharing functions, within a single application
- Quick Upload to Facebook / YouTube
- Share as soon as you shoot. Uploading to Facebook and YouTube is as easy as following just a few steps that are displayed on the screen
- Create with Easy Video and Still Editing
- Everio MediaBrowser 3 lets you create full-fledged edited videos and pictures with ease. Edit video footage and stills into the same creation, spice it up with a music track, add captions, and so much more, with drag-and-drop ease!
- Full-Fledged Photo Re-Touch Functions
- Monochrome, Sepia, Spot, Soft/Sharp, Text, and Mask