JVC Everio GZ-HM1
1080p HD recording; AVCHD format; 1/2.3-inch back-illuminated CMOS image sensor; 10-megapixel still image capture with 6400 ISO sensitivity; 16x Dynamic Zoom; Konica Minolta HD lens; 64GB internal memory; SD/SDHC memory slot; Advanced Optical Image Stabilization; Manual, Program, and Automatic exposure modes; 2.7-inch color LCD display with Laser Touch operation; Time-Lapse Recording; High-Speed Recording; 15fps 10-megapixel motor drive shooting; K2 audio technology; Face Detection; Auto-Recording; One-Touch upload to YouTube; Shooting-oriented design; Accessory shoe, headphone out, and mic in jacks; Li-ion rechargeable battery
You're not seeing things: this is an expensive camcorder! The GZ-HM1 from JVC is one of the most advanced HD cams available at the moment, and it's also the top dog in the line of GZ models recently released by JVC. Take all the features of the other GZ models and load them into one, throw in a super-advanced image sensor capable of 10-megapixel stills at 6400 ISO, a quality shake compensation system, and a user-friendly "shooting oriented" design with a see-saw zoom lever and accessory shoe. Oh, and the whole thing weighs about three pounds. We'll be pretty interested to see how this one performs. It sounds like a great upgrade on last year's GZ-HM400; if so, it might be a fantastic little camera for those with a chunk of change to spend.