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JVC HDMI Everio GZ-HM690 Digital Camcorder with 40x Optical Zoom, 2.7" LCD Touchscreen,CMOS, SD, 64GB Flash Memory, Microphone, Black - GZ-HM690BUS

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JVC digital video camera

on 2/23/2012

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on 12/5/2012

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Product Overview


 Sony a580 When recording in HD, the GZ-HM690 offers up to 40x optical zoom - the industry's highest level for camcorders. When recording in Standard Definition, the Dynamic Zoom function uses nearly all of the CMOS chip's effective pixels to achieve up to 70x magnification without any picture quality degradation.

Super LoLux

 Sony a580 Low light performance is a key factor in producing high quality video. Everio's Super LoLux ensures superior sensitivity to low light. With a Back-illuminated CMOS sensor, the GZ-HM690 captures clear images with precise colors even in low light. No worries while indoors or in dark situations.

Intelligent AUTO

 Sony a580 Wherever you point the camcorder, it instantaneously analyzes faces, brightness, color and distance, to automatically select the best settings for the scene. Brightness, sharpness, chroma and gamma values, and more, are all continuously optimized by the GZ-HM690. Get the best possible shot, anytime

Detectable Scenes:

HD/SD Dual Format Recording

 Sony a580 Record in AVCHD Full HD* if you want to watch the results on an HDTV or burn 1280 x 720 resolution videos to a Blu-ray disc or DVD. In addition you can record in Standard Definition to edit 720 x 480 resolution videos for longer recording times, burn to standard DVD and share with people who haven't upgraded to HDTV yet. Remember, HD for higher quality recordings or SD for broad compatibility and longer recording time -- with the GZ-HM690 the choice is yours.

Video Format Features


  • Quality without compromise
  • Smooth motion playback thanks to 1080/60i support
  • Optimal playback for Full HD-compatible TVs
  • Ideal for capturing important memories and events

    Standard Definition:

  • For users viewing Standard Definition on their current TVs
  • Easy to edit without a high-spec computer
  • Extended recording times

  • Advanced Image Stabilizer

     Sony a580 Camera-shake compensation is another important camcorder feature. The GZ-HM690's Advanced Image Stabilizer (A.I.S.) expands the effective area at wide angle to deliver powerful compensation for camera shake. With the GZ-HM670, you can enjoy stable results even if you're trotting alongside your subject.

    *Especially effective when shooting bright scenes at wide angle

    AIS Off/AIS On:

    2-Way Grip Belt

     Sony a580 The newly designed belt works two ways - as a standard grip belt or a convenient wrist strap. You can choose which way to best match your shooting style or carrying preference.

    Time-Lapse REC

     Sony a580 Time-Lapse REC records one frame at a time at set intervals (1sec.–80sec.). So you can watch movement that's hours long in just a few seconds when played back. It's great when you want to observe an event that takes place over a long period of time or to record unique-looking scenes in a creative way.

    Auto REC

     Sony a580 When a subject enters the camcorder's detecting area and the luminance changes, recording starts automatically. Recording continues as long as there is movement within the area and automatically stops after 5 seconds of no movement. Use the GZ-HM690like a surveillance camera or to record events unattended. We're sure you'll discover new ways to use this feature.

    Smile Meter

     Sony a580 Just say cheese! The Smile Meter keeps an eye on how much your subjects are smiling, giving you a % display. With Smile Shot, the GZ-HM690 automatically takes a picture (in video mode) every time the smile % reaches a certain level. It's a great way to take group shots filled with smiling faces.


    Manufacturer JVC
    Mfg Part# GZ-HM690BUS
    SKU 219837507
    UPC 046838042027
    UPC 14 00046838042027
    Achieve superior low-light performance for fantastic Full HD video and stills
    Loaded with 64GB internal Flash memory and an SDXC card slot
    40x optical zoom
    Advanced Image Stabilizer
    2.7" "Frameless" Touch Panel LCD for easy and smooth operation
    A range of features make shooting more fun than ever
    Advanced Image Stabilizer
    40x Optical Zoom
    2.7" "Frameless" Touch Panel LCD
    Konica Minolta HD Lens
    AVCHD & Standard Definition Dual Format
    Super LoLux with 1/4.1-inch 3.32M Back-illuminated CMOS Sensor
    64GB built-in memory and Memory Card Slot for SD/SDXC/SDHC/SD
    24Mbps High bit rate recording
    K2 Technology
    Easy Operation & Convenience
    Seamless Recording
    Auto REC
    Auto Illumi. Light
    Time-Lapse REC
    Intelligent AUTO
    Face Sub-Window
    Smile Meter/Smile Shot
    Animation Effect
    HDMI output (mini)
    Manual Lens Cover
    AV Output
    K2 Technology for High Quality Sound
    2-Way Grip Belt
    Easy Archiving & Sharing
    Everio MediaBrowser 3 provided in camera(Windows)
    Easy Upload to YouTube™ / Facebook (HD Compatible)
    Tech Specs
    Body Color: Black
    Internal Storage Media: 32 GB Flash
    SDXC/SDHC/SD Card Slot: Single SDXC Card
    Image Sensor: 1/4.1" 3.3M CMOS (Back-illuminated)
    Zoom Rations:
    Optical: 40x
    Dynamic: 70x
    Digial: 200x
    2D-3D Conversion Playback: none
    High Definition Recording: Full HD 1920x1080
    Standard Definition Recording: Yes
    Video Recording Modes: AVCHD (UXP/XP/SP/EP), AVCHD SD (SSW/SEW)
    Video Recording Time (max.): 1hr 40min (UXP) / 94 hr 20 min( SEW)
    1080/60P Output: Yes
    24Mbps High Bit Rate Recording: Yes
    HDMI® Terminal: HDMI(mini)
    LCD Size and Resolution: 2.7" 230K-pixel
    Touch Panel LCD: Yes
    Super LoLux: yes
    Advanced Image Stabilizer: Yes
    Time-Lapse REC: Yes
    Auto REC: YES
    Intelligent AUTO: Yes
    Smile Meter/Smile Shot: Yes
    Face Sub-Window: Yes
    Animation Effect: Yes
    Seamless Recording: Yes
    Face Recognition: Yes
    K2 Technology: Yes
    Auto Illumi. Light: Yes
    Lens Cover: manual
    DSC Function: None
    2-Way Grip Belt: Yes
    Eye-Fi Card Ready for Wi-Fi Connection**: Yes
    Bundled PC Software: Everio MediaBrowser 3 (Provided in camera)
    Provided Battery: BN-VG114
    Dimensions with battery (inch (mm)): 2-1/16x2-3/16x4-11/16 (51x55x119)
    Weight with battery (lbs (g)): 0.52 (235)
    Product Attributes
    Color Black
    Color Class Black
    Product Line Everio
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