JVC Unveils Adixxion Camcorder

by Brian Mullin on June 29, 2012

Thoughts – Glad to see the big boys coming to market with something,
though it’s the strangest name I have ever heard for a camera line?
With only 5MP for the lens and rudimentary looking attachments, it’s
already behind the ball compared to GoPro, although the included WiFi is
a nice feature.

New JVC Adixxion Camcorder Ready for Action
GC-XA1 action cam is water/shock/dust/freeze-proof

A
new “action camera” announced today by JVC offers unmatched versatility
right out of the box, with standard features that have JVC’s new GC-XA1
ADIXXION camcorder ready to capture the fun in most any situation.

The
new JVC GC-XA1 ADIXXION ups the ante in the action camera category by
offering a range of features and capabilities that outpace competing
models. Truly pocket-sized and weighing barely a quarter pound, ADIXXION
is waterproof to a depth of five meters (16.4 feet), shockproof to
withstand a fall from two meters (6.5 feet), dustproof and freeze-proof,
all without the need for a separate housing. In addition, ADIXXION
includes built-in Wi-Fi, 1.5-inch LCD monitor, image stabilizer and
offers full HD 1920×1080/30p and 1280×720/60p recording.

Quick Facts

  • JVC GC-XA1 Adixxion action cam – water/shock/dust/freeze-proof
  • Built-in Wi-Fi & LCD monitor
  • Pocket-sized, barely 1/4-pound
  • Wide range of mounts & accessories

With
the introduction of ADIXXION, JVC brings its decades-long expertise in
digital imaging to a category that has seen growing popularity recently
as more people want to capture their snowboarding, surfing, mountain
biking or just about any other activity, whether on the slopes or with
the family at the waterpark. What JVC brings to the category is a camera
that comes loaded with standard features compared to competing models
and one that can tackle a wide range of activities right out of the box,
with no need for an optional housing. ADIXXION comes with two mounts – a
goggle mount and a flexible mount suitable for a wide range of
applications, including use on a helmet or surfboard. A wide range of
optional accessories are available, including specialized mounts.

In
addition to its water/shock/dust/freeze-proof design – what JVC dubs
“Quad Proof” – ADIXXION features a 1.5-inch LCD monitor built into the
side of the camera so it’s easy to check footage in the field without
the extra weight and bulk of an external monitor. The camera body
features a scratch-resistant rubber texture, and there are two standard
tripod sockets for easy mounting in a variety of locations. It weighs a
mere 0.28 lbs. (126 grams).

Built-in
Wi-Fi opens up a range of possibilities, including wireless connection
to a smartphone that can be used to monitor the image – great for
framing the shot when the camera is mounted on a helmet or other
location where the user can’t see the LCD. Wi-Fi also makes it possible
to send images live to a PC or mobile hotspot, or transfer data to a PC
for sharing via social networks. What’s more, ADIXXION can stream live
high definition video in real time to USTREAM without a PC. Android and
iOS apps are available for free download, while Wi-Video PC software is
supplied with the camera.

Video
recording resolutions range from Full HD to WVGA, and all video is
recorded as QuickTime-compatible MP4 files that can be easily viewed on
computers and smartphones. Digital image stabilization minimizes camera
shake, and the camera includes rolling shutter cancellation that
corrects the image skewing that can occur with CMOS image sensors. The
result is distortion-free images, even during fast-moving scenes.

A
built-in HDMI terminal allows easy connection to HDTVs. Other features
include ultra-wide lens, time lapse recording at intervals of 1 or 5
seconds, digital 5x zoom, 5 megapixel stills, white balance
(auto/manual), exposure (auto), and self-timer functions.

The
GC-XA1 comes with a goggle mount, flexible mount, two lens protection
covers, a USB cable and battery. A wide variety of optional accessories
is available, including roll bar and handle bar mounts.
The JVC GC-XA1 ADIXXION action camera will be available in late summer for $349.95.

About JVC Americas Corp.
Headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, JVC Americas Corp. is a
wholly-owned subsidiary of JVC Kenwood Corporation. JVC Americas
distributes a complete line of video and audio equipment for the
consumer and professional markets. For further product information,
visit JVC’s website.

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