We’ve already seen DSLRs turn into point and shoot cameras to some extent with Sony’s NEX series of cameras. JVC is releasing the GC-PX1, a hybrid between a camera and a camcorder so you don’t have to switch between two gadgets on your outings.
Under its very unconventional design, the GC-PX1 is actually a full fledged camera and camcorder. The GC-PX1‘s camcorder component can shoot upto HD 1080p video at 60 frames per second with video bandwidth going right up to 36 Mbps. There’s built-in 32 GB of memory which should be enough to record longer videos in HD and also a 3-inch screen that should help in capturing all the action. The camera can click 10 MP photos as well. The large lens and body means that JVC were able to integrate a 10x optical zoom lens. Most of the other specs are similar to any other point and shoot camera. The GC-PX1 will be available for sale sometime at the end of February 2011.