Soccer season is upon us which means we can pretty much kiss our Saturdays goodbye until November - anyone else? But it also means lots of excited breakaways to the goal, focused, furrowed and oh-so-adorable brows, and post-win high fives. All these happen in an instant, on an often wet, muddy soccer field which is why the new all-weather JVC Everio video camera is the perfect accessory to family life.
The JVC Everio is designed to capture quick, keep steady, zoom in, and survive all the conditions you're videoing in. In short, this new camera is made for capturing life at the speed of family.
Get this - the Everio video camera is waterproof to a depth of 16 feet, shock-proof to withstand a 4.9-foot drop, freeze-proof down to 14°F, and dust-proof. Even better? It floats! Not that we recommend throwing it in your pool or bathtub, but as someone who recently had her new iPhone accidentally knocked into a river by an adorable, absent-minded child, I can attest to the benefit of electronics that don't sink to the bottom.
Sometimes I'm tempted to just use my smartphone, but the JVC Everio has lots of features my phone doesn't have like a 40x optical zoom (60x digital zoom!), image stabilizer, Super LoLux for low-light situations, and a very effective microphone with a cool auto Wind Cut feature to prevent your videos from getting blown out. Plus the picture quality is just simply better.
Some of my favorite features are the quick start - the video camera turns on as soon as you open the screen, which means I can get that shot as my son has a breakaway towards the goal. I also love the advanced image stabilizer - especially useful when I'm zooming in on my son standing up on his surfboard for the first time. The Everio also has great battery with 4.5 hr of recording, and it can even be recharged with a portable battery charger you may have for your smartphone or by connecting it to your computer with a micro USB.
There are three Everio models to choose from which offer different internal memory capacity, the inclusion of a built-in LED light in the GZ-R70 and GZ-R30, color options.
GZ-R70: $499.95 32GB Internal/Card Slot Black
GZ-R30 $449.95($384 here) 8GB Internal/Card Slot Black
GZ-R10: $399.95 ($379 here) Card Slot Black, Blue or Red
This camera is designed to handle the bumps, thumps, and less-than-ideal conditions that capturing family life entails. So whether it's a muddy soccer field, a backflip into the pool, rainstorm puddle jumping, or handing the camera off to your kid so you can actually - shock of shocks - get in the video yourself, you can be sure that the Everio can handle the drips, dust, and drops that may happen.
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