JVC Picsio FM1 pocketcam offers HD recording

With the Flip Mino proving to be a bit of a hot seller, JVC has decided to grab a piece of the pocketcam action, launching its bijou HD video recorder, the PICSIO GC-FM1.

JVC Picsio FM1 pocket cam

The pocket sized point’n’shoot camcorder is available in range of groovy colours and records 1080P Full HD video with the ability to directly upload your footage to iTunes or YouTube.

There’s an image stabiliser onboard – something that’s just about essential for a thing this small – and the wee beastie can also shoot 8 MP stills in JPG format. A 4x digital zoom lets you get closer to the action, but compared to a proper optical zoom, you’ll be in for a grainy experience.

Footage is recorded to .MOV format, with the option to start cameras rolling at at a lowly QVGA 30fps right up to screen-filling 720p and 1080 offerings.

Video is recorded on SD/SDHC cards, and a built in HDMI connection lets you admire your cinematic meisterwork on your HDTV.

The JVC-FM1 is set to be let out of its pen later this month, priced around £170 and available in Black Ice, Blue Steel, and Purple Passion (ooo-er!).

Check out the slightly bizarre video below:

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Specifications

RECORDER
Video Recording Time (max.) 5hr 42min (1080p) / 85hr 57min (QVGA)
No. of Still Images (max.) 9999[6]
Still Image Sizes [4:3] 3264×2448 / 2592×1944 / 1600×1200 / 640×480

JPEG Still Shooting
Video Recording Modes 1080p (16:9): 1440x1080p/30fps, 720p (16:9): 1280x720p/60fps, VGA (4:3): 640x480p/60fps, QVGA (4:3): 320x240p/30fps

GENERAL
Power Consumption Approx. 1.9W
Approx. Weight 95g
Dimensions (WxHxL) 53 x 97 x 17mm
JVC Picsio FM1 pocket cam
SYSTEM
Format Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (.MOV) Audio: AAC, Still: JPEG
Storage Media SD Memory Card
16:9 Wide Mode (Full Resolution)

LCD/SCREEN
Clear LCD Monitor 2.0″, 115k-pixel

INTERFACES
AV Input/Output
USB 2.0 High-Speed Data Transfer to PC
HDMI(TM) output (Mini) (V.1.3)
SD Memory Card Slot (SDHC Compatible)

CAMERA
No. of CCD/CMOS Pixels 8.17M
Full-Auto/Manual White Balance
Focal Length (mm) 3.9 (35mm film equivalent: 30)[3]
F Stop F2.8
Video Image Stabilisation
Zoom Ratio Digital (max.) 4x
Full Range AF/Manual Focus
CMOS 1/3.2″

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