JVC announced a couple new Everio camcorders that combine the features of GoPro-type action cameras with full-featured camcorders. The GZ-R70 and GZ-R10 both feature JVC’s “Quad-Proof” structure which is water resistance to a depth of 5m, has the ability to withstand a drop from 1.5m, is dust proof, and freeze proof to 14°F.
These action cam’s on steroids go beyond your typical smartphone or action camera by including 40x optical zoom, 2.5 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS image sensor, audio that zooms with the image, and compatibility with third party editing software. The GX-R70 and the GZ-R10 are differentiated by internal memory capacity, and the GZ-R10 will be available in black, red, or blue. The GZ-R70 will come with 32GB of internal memory and will retail for $499.95 starting in April 2014. The GZ-R10’s internal memory has not yet been divulged, but will be available for $399.95 starting in March 2014.