Forget tapes and discs because JVC’s Everio G camcorder line records right (double entendre) to a hard drive.

There a few different models of the Everio G line, which are reflected in hard drive size (20-30GB), zoom lens distance, and still photo quality (.3-1.3megapixel). This means it holds anywhere from 5-7 hours of high quality video depending on model. This should be more then enough for the family vacation, unless of course you’re one of those idiots that records landscapes and vistas that were clearly destined for still photography. Thumbnails of each shot can be displayed on the 2.5 inch LCD and allows you to select clip by clip for viewing. You can even create a 99 shot play list.

The best part of course is that importing and editing should be a snap. No more batch digitizing, or having one continuous clip of video to segment. Even better is that transfer is 4 times as fast because it no longer has to play in real time, and it connects to USB 2.0. JVC has also included editing software in the box, although I am sure many will opt for iMovie if Apple users.

The camera’s pretty small at just 11 ounces and 2.6 by 4.3 by 2.8 inches, and start at $750.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."