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Taiwan market: JVC unveils six HDD DV models, aims for 10% market share
Jimmy Hsu, Taipei; Adam Hwang, DIGITIMES

JVC on June 15 debuted six new Everio-G series HDD (hard disk drive) DV (digital video camcorder) models for launch in the Taiwan market later this month, according to JVC Taiwan.

JVC aims to account for 10% of HDD DVs sold in Taiwan this year, JVC Taiwan indicated.

Main specifications of JVC's six Everio-G series HDD DV models

Item

Model

GZ-MG505US

GZ-MG77TW

GZ-MG57ATW,GZ-MG57BTW, GZ-MG57PTW

GZ-MG37TW

CCD sensor size

1/4.5-inch

1/3.9-inch

1/5-inch

1/6-inch

Resolution (megapixel)

5

2.18

1.33

0.68

Lens performance (F number)

F1.8

F1.2

F1.2

F2.0

Optical/digital zoom

10x/300x

10x/300x

15x/700x

32x/800x

Size of color LCD screen (inch)

2.7

2.7

2.7

2.7

Recommended retail price in (NT$)

46,900

38,900

33,900

31,900

Source: JVC Taiwan, compiled by DigiTimes.com, June 2006

Reference: DV market demand volume

2005 estimate

2006 forecast

2007 forecast

Global market

HDD DV models (million units)

0.8

2.0

4.0

8cm-DVD-disc DV models(million units)

2.4

4.0

4.3

Taiwan

All kinds of DVs

87,000 units

90,000 units

N/A

Source: JVC Taiwan, compiled by DigiTimes.com, June 2006

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JVC showcases its Everio-G series HDD DV models in Taiwan
Photo: Jimmy Hsu, DigiTimes, June 2006

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