updated 05:31 pm EDT, Tue July 9, 2013
Durable camera maintains 16-foot waterproofing, freeze resistance
A new, upgraded Adixxion action camera was announced today by JVC Kenwood Corporation. The new JVC GC-XA2 Adixxion offers a range of performance and feature enhancements that boost image quality and versatility, while retaining water, shock, dust, and freeze resistance with no additional external casing besides that installed on the camera.
Performance improvements in the new model include 1920x1080 60p/50p Full HD recording, and 1280x720 high-speed recording at 120fps/100fps for 4x slow-motion playback. Other upgrades include a brighter and wider-angle optical lens, improved image stabilization, a higher-resolution LCD monitor with Auto off and Auto brightness functions, a higher-resolution image sensor, a higher audio bit rate and better noise reduction.
With the Adixxion's Quad-Proof Design the camera is waterproof to a depth of 5m (16.4 feet), shockproof to withstand a drop from 2m (6.5 feet), dust-proof, and freeze-proof. The camera features a combination of shock-absorbent internal construction, watertight gasket-protected body casing, and a durable rubber outer skin. The body, including battery, LCD and Wi-Fi weighs 135g (0.3lbs) and has mounting holes located both on the bottom and side for flexibility in mounting.
The GC-XA2 is fitted with an F/2.4 lens with an angle of 137 degrees at 1080p/720p/WVGA modes and 152 degrees at 960p/still picture modes. The digital image stabilizer is improved through the use of a Gyro Sensor, which senses movements and adjusts the stabilizer to compensate. The image sensor is now an 8MP back-illuminated CMOS, and the new LCD monitor offers a resolution of 115k pixels.
The upgraded camera will be available in late July for $300.