JVC started selling the Everio GZ-MG880 [JP], a video camera that’s especially geared towards YouTube freaks in Japan on December 5. It costs around $800 and is available in black only.
Measuring 53x113x68mm (weight including battery: 350g), the device comes with a 120GB HDD, a 1/6’’ CCD sensor with a 32x optical zoom, 720×480 maximum resolution, a USB 2.0 port, microSD and microSDHC card support and a 2.7-inch LCD screen.
The HDD stores 28 hours and 40 minutes of video in maximum resolution. Users can upload a 1-minute clip to YouTube in about 5 minutes and up to 10 videos at the same time.
JVC also rolled out a trimmed down version of the camera, the GZ-MG840 [JP], with a 60GB HDD (price: around $750, colors: silver, blue and red). It’s unknown at this point when the devices will be available outside Nippon.