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JVC Everio GZ-HD7 Hard Disk Digital Video Camcorder

JVC Everio GZ-HD7 Hard Disk Digital Video Camcorder

The JVC Everio GZ-HD7 has a 10 x Optical ZoomThe JVC Everio GZ-HD7  has a 20 x Digital ZoomThe JVC Everio GZ-HD7  has a 2.8 inch LCDThe JVC Everio GZ-HD7 has an Optical Image StabiliserThe JVC Everio GZ-HD7  uses REAL WIDESCREEN technologyHD-720-1080.gifNight Mode to be ConfirmedThe JVC Everio GZ-HD7 has an ACCESSORY SHOE for ADD ONS such as external flash, light or microphoneThe JVC Everio GZ-HD7 connects via FireWire or USBThe JVC Everio GZ-HD7 uses an internal Hard Drive (60gb)The JVC Everio GZ-HD7 uses Secure Digital (SD) and High Capacity Secure Digital (HCSD) cards (CLASS 6)

The JVC Everio GZ-HD7 digital video camera employs 3CCD technology and will record a full 1920 x 1080i pixels.  This is a true High Definition (HD) image rather than 1440 × 1080i - then stretched to fit your HDTV - recorded by most previous consumer camcorders to date.  The JVC GZ-HD7 is the first consumer video camera to feature a broadcast quality Fujinon lens.  The JVC Everio GZ-HD7 has a huge 60gb hard drive to record up to 5 hours of full HD recording, and includes an SD slot for additional recording (requires class 6 SD/SDHC memory cards).   RRP $2299. No longer available. 

What's in the box?

JVC Everio GZ-HD7 High Definition Digital Video Camera
with 60gb Hard Drive
Shoulder Strap
Rechargeable Battery (BN-VF815)
AC Adaptor
AV Cable
USB Cable
Component Video Cable
Remote Control

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Full Specifications of the JVC GZ-HD7 Digital Video Camera (from JVC Australia)


Storage Media 1.8" Hard Disk Drive (Embedded), SD Memory Card [9]
uses an internal Hard Drive (60gb).GIFInternal Hard Disk Drive Capacity 60GB
CCD 16:9 1/5" progressive 3-CCD
No. of CCD Pixels 570 x 3
Effective Pixels for Capture
Moving images 530k-pixel x3
Still images 530k-pixel x3
FUJINON Zoom Lens Yes
Super Hi-Resolution Lens Yes
Zoom Ratio Optical 10x
Zoom Ratio Digital (max.) 200x
Focal Length (mm) 3.3 - 33.0
F Stop F1.8 - F1.9
Filter Diameter (mm) 46.0
OIS  (Optical Image Stabiliser) Yes
ISO Settings 100, 200, 400
Full Range AF/Manual Focus Yes/Yes
Full-Auto/Manual White Balance Yes/Yes
Manual Focus Ring Yes
MPEG-2 Video Recording Yes
JPEG Still Shooting Yes
Video Recording Modes (Variable Bit Rate) FHD (1920x1080i, 26.6Mbps) / SP (1440x1080i, 19Mbps) / 1440CBR (1440x1080i, 27Mbps Constant Bit Rate)
Video Recording Time (max.) 5hr (FHD/1440CBR) / 7hr (SP)
Still Image Sizes [4:3] 1440x1080 / 1024x768 / 640x480 [16:9] 1920x1080
No. of Still Images (max.) 9999
Gigabrid Engine Yes (HD Gigabrid)
3-Dimension Noise Reduction (3D NR) Yes
SD Memory Card Slot Yes (SDHC Compatible) [9]
USB 2.0/1.1 Yes
USB Mass Storage Class Yes
USB 2.0 High-Speed Data Transfer to PC Yes
HDMI output (ver. 1.2) Yes
Component Video Output Yes
S-Video Out Yes
Mic Input (plug-in power) Yes
AV Input/Output -/Yes
DC In Yes
DV (i.LINK) Out Yes
Clear LCD Monitor 2.8" wide, 207k-pixel
Stick Control on LCD Yes
Colour Viewfinder Yes
Auto Exposure Bracketing Yes
Histogram Display Yes (during Playback mode only)
Focus Assist / Zebra / Sharpness Control Yes
Shutter Priority Yes
Aperture Priority Yes
Visual Programme AE Yes
Programme AE
Selection Stick Control
Modes Twilight / Portrait / Sports / Snow / Spotlight
Auto Button Yes
16:9 Wide Mode Yes (Full Resolution)
Data Battery Yes
INDEX/DATA Button on LCD Yes
User-Friendly Graphical User Interface Yes
Thumbnail Picture Yes
Icon Playlist/Event Pre-registration Yes
Play List Editing Yes
Power-Linked Operation Yes
Multi-Language On-Screen 21 Languages (Eng. / Fre. / Ger. / Spa. / Ita. / Dut. / Por. / Rus. / Pol. / Cze. / Tur. /Jan. / Kor. / Chi. [Simple and Traditional] / Per. / Ara. / Malay / Indon. / Thai / Hindi )
Self-Timer Yes (2sec/10sec)
Direct Backup Button Yes
PictBridge/DPOF -/Yes
Accessory Shoe Yes
Sliding Lens Cover Yes
Power Consumption Approx. 6.7W (with viewfinder)
Approx. Weight 665g [7] / 750g [8]
Dimensions (WxHxL) 91 x 77 x 186mm
Provided Accessories
AC Adapter Yes
Battery Pack Yes (BN-VF815)
Shoulder Strap Yes
AV Cable Yes
USB Cable Yes
Component Video Cable Yes
Remote Control Yes
Software CyberLink BD Solution
Digital Photo Navigator (Win)
QuickTime component for Everio (Mac)
Foot Notes
[1] Bit rate is fixed for ULTRA and FINE modes, variable for NORM and ECO modes.
[2] With 4GB Microdrive(R)
[3] Without battery, Microdrive(R), lens cap and hand strap
[4] Including battery, Microdrive(R), lens cap and hand strap
[5] Without battery and lens cap
[6] Including battery and lens cap
[7] Without battery
[8] Including battery
[9] Records moving pictures only in SP mode with Class6 SDHC cards
Digital stills can be recorded on both SD and SDHC cards

All information about the JVC Everio GZ-HD7 subject to change without notice.


Press release

JVC has developed the first consumer full High-Definition 3-CCD camcorder capable of shooting and recording full HD images (1920 x 1080i). The technology will be offered in the new HD Everio GZ-HD7 to be available in April 2007, marking the technology’s first use in a consumer camcorder. The camcorder also features a Fujinon lens used in broadcast video cameras, now being used in a consumer camcorder for the first time. The 3-CCD system offers superior color reproduction.

Amid rapidly rising market needs for full HD equipment, JVC borrowed from its other high-quality, high-resolution image technologies developed over many years of camcorder research to develop this system, including its progressive CCD camera system, 3-CCD camera system, super high-end processor, and new HD Gigabrid high-resolution signal processing engine.

1. Full HD Images Created by 16:9 Progressive Scan CCDs recorded in full HD 1920 x 1080i to Hard Drive Camcorder for First Time (as of January 2007) in Consumer Industry.

JVC has developed the industry’s first (as of January 2007) high-quality full HD 3-CCD camcorder system for use in a consumer camcorder. It uses three 1/5-inch 16:9 progressive scan CCDs designed for HD use in a diagonally offset pixel configuration to generate the high resolution image for recording in full HD, explained in the technical detail section later in this article.

Designed for HD use, the 1/5-inch 16:9 progressive scan CCD has large pixels measuring 3.28 microns x 3.28 microns, roughly twice the size of pixels in JVC 2-megapixel camcorders, for greater modulation transfer function (MTF) and sensitivity values. The CCD aspect ratio was tailored to16:9 for full HD recording in a hard drive camcorder for the first time at JVC. The compact JVC Everio GZ-HD7 produces high-resolution images that are recorded in full HD 1920 x1080i resolution.

2. First Use (as of January 2007) of Broadcast HD Video Camera Fujinon Lens in Consumer Camcorder.

The highly regarded Fujinon lens used in the JVC system is also used in broadcast HD video cameras. Three aspherical lens elements provide the superior optical performance over the entire zoom range suitable for an HD system. The 3-CCD system has minimal drop off in F. No. because one of the aspherical lens elements is made of indexed glass. The resulting minimal F. No. is F1.8 wide open and F1.9 for telephoto, while keeping the lens unit small.

In addition, the lens surface is coated with a new Electronic Beam Coating (EBC) as used for broadcast HD lenses. In this process, vaporized chemical material is deposited onto the lens surface with an electronic beam inside a vacuum evaporation device. This coating greatly reduces degradation caused by reflected light on the lens surface, leading to greater light transmission. This reduces detrimental flaring and ghosting as much as possible for black levels.

As it does in the acclaimed and award-winning Everio GZ-MG505 3-CCD hard disk camcorder, JVC adjusts the JVC Everio GZ-HD7 three CCDs precisely in the 3-CCD prism on each axis of a 6-axis color matrix before mounting them firmly in place with the high precision appropriate for an HD camera.

Newly Developed Progressive Scan CCD Overview

Image size: 1/5” Diagonal
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Pixel size: 3.28 microns x 3.28 microns
Total number of pixels per CCD: 1016 x 558, approximately 570,000 pixels
Number of effective pixels per CCD: 976 x 548, approximately 530,000 pixels

JVC Uses Pixel Shift Technique

The Red and Blue imaging CCDs are shifted a half-pixel both horizontally and vertically relative to the Green imaging CCD. Because the pixel-shift system uses progressive scan CCDs, signals are processed first as 1920 x 1080p progressive signals, then converted to 1920 x 1080i interlace signals for recording.

As a result, the system records a higher resolution HD image than the interline (IL) CCD system

Pixel summary of recorded images

Total pixels: 2032 x 1116 (equivalent to 2.27 million pixels)
Number of effective pixels: 1952 x 1096 (equivalent to 2.14 million pixels)

The analog front end (AFD) uses 14-bit signal processing to produce HD high-quality resolution.

JVC developed a new HD-specific processing circuit to process high-density interpolation signals for brightness and color. The circuit separates low frequency and high frequency components of the brightness signal to create an image with exceptional color reproduction and less moiré.