JVC-Victor introduces in Japan the PICSIO GC-FM1 compact Full HD camcorder that has a similar as the Flip HD and Kodak Zi8. The PICSIO GC-FM1 is equipped with a 8 Megapixel CMOS image sensor and a 2.-inch LCD display.
Like Kodak’s offering, JVC’s GC-FM1 is able to record 1080p (1440×1080) video at 30fps and 1280x720p video at 60fps. Videos are recorded in MPEG4 AVC/H.264 format. The pocket HD camcorder can also capture 3264×2448 still image. There is YouTube friendly recording mode and easy YouTube upload function.
The JVC-Victor PICSIO GC-FM1 offers HDMI output, Composite video output and USB 2.0 connector. It supports SD/SDHC memory cards. The camcorder weighs just 95 grams. It costs about 20,000 Yen.