Action junkies will most likely enjoy JVC’s new GC-XA1 ADIXXION camcorder that’s pegged to be an “action camera” that’s ready to capture all your adventures. Available later this summer for $349.95, the waterproof (up to five meters) and pocket-sized camera is very lightweight and offers numerous action-ready features that can handle any situation you want to capture on film. It’s shockproof to withstand a fall from two meters (6.5 feet), dustproof and freeze-proof, and doesn’t need any special storage unit. The camcorder is great for any snowboarders, surfers, mountain bikers and more, while still being a great family camcorder for those who just want to capture life’s best moments in full HD 1920×1080/30p and 1280×720/60p recording (with video being recorded as QuickTime-compatible MP4)

There’s a 1.5-inch LCD monitor built into the side of the camera so it’s easy to check footage while in the action and it 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, while still having wide range of optional accessories are available, including specialized mounts. The body of the device features a scratch-resistant rubber texture and it comes with built-in Wi-Fi so you can easily send live images to a PC or mobile hotspot, or transfer data to a PC for uploading your videos to your YouTube or Facebook. And it 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 comes with the camera. A built-in also 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.

Kristie Bertucci

Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can't live without her MacBook Pro. When she's not writing, she's either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies. She's definitely a Mac girl, she loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.