JVC has a fresh new camera out made for the shooter/run-and-gun news gatherer who needs something small, and realitvely light in weight. The GY-HM650 is a 3-chip 1/3″ 12-bit CMOS sensor camera with dual processors that lets you record two different flavors of video at the same time on seperate SDHC or SDXC cards: MPEG 2 (web friendly compression), AVCHD or SD in H.264. Plus, it records HD or SD in multiple formats, including native XDCAM EX (.MP4), Final Cut Pro friendly (.MOV), AVCHD, .MXF files as well. Other features include a 23x optical Fujinon lens (29-667mm equivalent), 3.5 inch LCD, 1.22MP color viewfinder, two XLR inputs, and HD-SDI and HDMI outputs.
But even those don’t trump the killer feature: it’s WiFi ready. Now here is the interesting thing, say you shot all of your footage and you need to get it back to the station or to your video editor in a hurry–this camera has the ability to send footage with WiFi and FTP ready access. No need for satellite or microwave access that is used in this kind of segment of the industry.
Maybe that will help videographers who are often harassed by cops.