SYDNEY, NSW: JVC has today unveiled its 2011 range of camcorders, with the Japanese brand’s first 3D model the standout new release.

There are six models in the new range, with RRPs starting at $399. All of these models are Full HD video cameras and all store to flash memory, with JVC now completely abandoning hard disk drive memory.

The new 3D model (GS-TD1, RRP TBA) is due for release in April. This model has a 64GB internal flash memory and an SD memory card slot. There are three shooting modes to this camera: LR Independent 3D, Side-by-Side 3D and 2D. Images are captured through back-illuminated CMOS sensors and there is a 5x optical zoom for 3D shooting. Video playback is through a touchscreen LCD panel that does not require glasses. This model also includes 3D still photography.

The new JVC GS-TD1.

Also new to the range is the GZ-HM970B (RRP $1,649). This model has a 2D to 3D conversion output function, which can upscale 2D images to 3D for viewing on the 3.5-inch touchscreen or on a user’s 3D TV. This model has 32GB internal flash memory and an SD card slot.

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Completing the new range are four more models: GZ-HM870B (RRP $1,099), GZ-HM670B (RRP $769), GZ-HM445B (RRP $549) and GZ-HM30B/R (RRP $399).

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