The blue GZ-R10 Quad-Proof HD Camcorder from JVC is designed to combine the ruggedness of many of your typical action cameras with features, such as a zoom lens and flip-out LCD, more commonly found on camcorders. To justify being dubbed a "quad-proof" camera, the GZ-R10 boasts a waterproof body that can be safely submerged down to 16.4', an impact resistance rating stating it will survive drops from up to 4.9', the ability to withstand freezing temperatures down to 14ﾰF, and finally an IP58 dustproof rating. Features that distinguish it from an everyday action camera, on the other hand, include a 40x optical zoom lens that supports up to 60x dynamic zoom, a 3" "frameless" flip-out touchscreen LCD display with a 230,000 dot resolution, and a full size SD card slot that can accept SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards. The camera records Full HD (1920 x 1080) video, and can take up to 2MP still photos at the same time as recording video.
At the heart of the imaging system on the GZ-R10 is a 1/5.8", 2.5MP CMOS sensor that is back-illuminated to help reduce the space between photosites for better low-light performance. To help allows as much light as possible to pass the lens, the camera features an f/1.8 maximum aperture when the lens is zoomed out to its widest setting.
Once done filming for the day, you can simply remove the card from the camera and place it in a card reader on your computer or even connect the camera directly to your computer via USB. Included with the camera is basic solutions software for Windows. In addition, the 24 Mbp/s AVCHD format the camera records in is supported by many popular editing programs found on both Windows and Apple, including Apple Final Cut X, and later versions of Apple iMove.