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Everio R Everlasting Adventures
4K Everio
Everio R Everio R is the outdoor camcorder with superior Resistance, Robustness and Reliability

Quad Proof + Long Life

5m Waterproof

5m Waterproof

5m Waterproof

Whether you drop it into water or dive with it, IPX6/IPX8 certified waterproofing keeps Everio R running.

ENDURANCE TEST

Dustproof

Dustproof

Dustproof

IP5X certified dustproofing lets you use Everio R in some seriously dusty environments without worry.

ENDURANCE TEST

1.5m Shockproof

1.5m Shockproof

1.5m Shockproof

Accidental droppage can destroy an ordinary camcorder, but Everio R is built tough to take it in stride.

ENDURANCE TEST

-10ºC Freezeproof

-10ºC Freezeproof

-10ºC Freezeproof

Take Everio R out in the snow or on the slopes – even if you’re freezing, Everio R will keep working.

ENDURANCE TEST

Long-Life Battery

Long-Life Battery

Long-Life Battery

Shoot entire events, with no risk of damage by changing battery in bad weather.

2018 Everio R Lineup

4K Model

GZ-RY980

HD Model

GZ-R495
GZ-R405
GZ-RX605 GZ-RX601

4K MODEL FEATURES

Detailed, Realistic Pictures Full of Presence

Detailed, Realistic Pictures Full of Presence

GZ-RY980 is the first shooting style camcorder to put 4K video and Quad Proof reliability in the palm of your hand. Record your adventure with lasting 4K quality.

Technologies for High-Quality 4K Images

Technologies for High-Quality 4K Images

Newly-Developed JVC 4K GT LENSProvides a wide angle of 29.9mm, custom-designed for fine image reproduction while maintaining a compact profile.

New image processing engine – FALCONBRID 4KEnables high-speed processing of the massive 4K pixel data for high quality video recording, while also contributing to low power consumption.

Quad-Proof Design

Quad-Proof Design

Everio R’s renowned Quad-Proof body ensures worry-free usage for outdoor activities or in harsh environments. Also ready for accidents such as sudden rain or drops.

4.5H* Internal Long-Life Battery

4.5H* Internal Long-Life Battery

High capacity internal battery enables 4.5 hours (4K mode)/5.5 hours (HD 50i mode) of continuous recording*. You’ll have plenty of power to shoot entire events without worry.

*Figures are the approximate time of continuous recording of the default setting mode if the internal battery has been fully charged, “LCD Backlight” is set to “0”, and without the use of zoom function.

8 Megapixel Stills captured from 4K Video

8 Megapixel Stills captured from 4K Video

Still images can be freely captured from 4K video, with more than 8 megapixel quality. Grab that crucial moment in a way that still cameras just can’t. No need to switch recording modes; no need to carry a separate digital still camera. Just record video and choose the best shots afterward.

4K Time-Lapse Recording

4K Time-Lapse Recording

You can enjoy time-lapse video in 4K quality. Just set the camera and shoot, and that’s all. No editing required afterward.
Take unique, creative videos that are sure to turn heads.

Sample video

Full HD High-Speed Recording for Slow Motion Playback

Full HD High-Speed Recording for Slow Motion Playback

With high-speed recording, you can enjoy impressive slow motion of sports, outdoor and near-water scenes, in HD quality.
Try recording situations that only a Quad Proof camera can capture, and savor every second of it.

Sample video

Wide Viewing Angle LCD

Wide Viewing Angle LCD

New 460K-pixel wide viewing LCD with improved visibility outdoors with a built-in polarising plate.

Dual SD Card Slots

Dual SD Card Slots

A single 64GB card* can record about 1hr. 45min. of 4K video. Unique features using two cards include; Series Recording to record continuously and seamlessly over two cards and Dual Recording to record the same content (HD only) on both cards.
*Card is not provided.

class10Note: Recording in 4K is possible with an affordable “Class 10” SD card, and does not require the card with notation such as “For 4K” or “4K-compatible”. Be sure to check that the SD card has Class 10 mark when purchasing.

Full-Fledged Sound with External Mic Input

Full-Fledged Sound with External Mic Input

Super realistic 4K video deserves high-quality realistic sound to go along with it. You can connect an external microphone to record documentary style soundtracks.

Photos shows a mounting example with an optional third party microphone and a bar mount.

Wi-Fi Functions (with optional adapter)

Wi-Fi Functions (with optional adapter)

Remote OperationRemote monitoring and camera operation using smartphone/tablet/PC.

Live StreamingRecording and streaming (HD video/audio) are simultaneously possible via Internet.

HD MODEL FEATURES

Full HD 1920x1080 Recording

Full HD 1920x1080 Recording

Record, watch and share high quality video in native Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution.

AVCHD Progressive Recording GZ-RX605/RX601

AVCHD Progressive Recording

GZ-RX605/RX601 even offers 1080/50p progressive recording.
You can record more detailed, precise images.

Quad-Proof Design

Quad-Proof Design

Everio R’s renowned Quad-Proof body ensures worry-free usage for outdoor activities or in harsh environments. Also ready for accidents such as sudden rain or drops.

5H* Internal Long-Life Battery

5H* Internal Long-Life Battery

High capacity internal battery enables 5 hours of continuous recording*. You’ll have plenty of power to shoot entire events without worry.

*Figures are the approximate time of continuous recording of the default setting mode if the internal battery has been fully charged, when the LED light (if available) is off, the monitor backlight is set to standard mode, and without the use of zoom function.

40x Optical and 60x Dynamic Zoom

40x Optical and 60x Dynamic Zoom

Zoom to 40x magnification with full optical quality, then beyond to 60x without sacrificing resolution.

Zoom Position Memory and Zoom Microphone

Zoom Position Memory and Zoom Microphone

You can instantly return to a pre-set zoom position while the zoom microphone varies the focal point to match the picture.

Internal Memory

Internal Memory

In addition to an SD card slot, HD models have an internal memory (8GB or 4GB). Data copy/transfer from internal memory to card is possible.

Enhanced Image Stabilisation

Enhanced Image Stabilisation

Count on steady, less jittery images with effective compensation for camera shake.

Auto Illumi. Light GZ-RX605

Auto Illumi. Light

Built-in LED light automatically turns on while in dark environments.

Photo-Insert Recording GZ-R495

Photo-Insert Recording

Record video with the previously-shot still image overlaid in a sub-window. Use it like recording a sightseeing spot with its signboard at the same time.

Wi-Fi FUNCTIONS

GZ-RX605/RX601

Live Monitoring and Remote Recording

Live Monitoring and Remote Recording

Camera images from Everio R can be transmitted to Android and iOS devices for real-time monitoring as well as remote recording.

Wireless Data Transfer

Wireless Data Transfer

Access your Everio R via smartphone or tablet using our free app. Wirelessly download your recorded HD footage as you like.

Mirroring Playback

Mirroring Playback

You can play videos using a tablet app with the left and right reversed like a mirror. Simply and quickly turn dance footage into a dance lesson video.

Simultaneous Side-by-Side Playback

Simultaneous Side-by-Side Playback

Play two videos next to each other. Since it supports playback of vertical footage too, you can compare from head to toe the exact movements you’ve recorded.

Scoring Function

Scoring Function

By linking the video image with the app via Wi-Fi, you can add scores to sporting event recordings in real-time. Relive the game more vividly with a score tally.

Free Apps Available

Free Apps Available

JVC provides free downloadable apps for tablet and smartphone (Android and iOS).

Everio sync. 3 (For tablets/smartphones)

JVC CAM Coach 2 (For tablets only)

COMMON FEATURES

Y-Shaped Grip Belt GZ-RY980GZ-R495

Y-Shaped Grip Belt

Y-shaped grip belt ensures more comfortable and stable holding. Its dry-easy material and waterresistant processing make it ideal for use in water.

Seesaw Zoom Lever

Seesaw Zoom Lever

This professional-type zoom lever provides intuitive “Tele and Wide” operation with a forward/backward movement.

Glove-Sensitive Touch Panel

Glove-Sensitive Touch Panel

You can operate even while wearing gloves thanks to the pressure-sensitive touch panel. HD models even offer large menu buttons for easier touch operation.

Conversion Lens Attachable

Conversion Lens Attachable

The filter thread enables you to attach various third-party filters and conversion lenses to boost your creativity.
(46mm for 4K model, 37mm for HD model)

Compatible with Portable Battery and USB Charging*

Compatible with Portable Battery and USB Charging

Just connect a commercially-available portable battery (power bank) for additional power. You can quick charge via USB terminal to extend operation time.

* [4K Model] When used with a portable battery that comes with a USB Type-C terminal or a cable with a USB Type-C plug on the end, of over 3A, 5V. 10000mAh or more is recommended. [HD Model] When used with a portable battery of over 1.0A, 5V and over 5200mAh.

Compatibility is not guaranteed for all portable batteries.

Recording with LCD Monitor Closed

Recording with LCD Monitor Closed

Recording continues even when the monitor is closed so you can use the camera in more active situations.

Auto Wind Cut

Auto Wind Cut

Original technology reduces wind noises picked up at the microphone, so gusts of wind won’t spoil your soundtrack.

Editing and Data Management Supported

Editing and Data Management Supported

PC Software SuppliedWindows PC software supplied (via download or in the camera’s memory) for easy import, management and editing of your videos. Also makes sharing your footage on social media a snap.

Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro XYou can edit your video afterwards with iMovie or Final Cut Pro X just like the pros do.

OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES

Roll Bar Mount
Roll Bar Mount MT-RB002 Attach your Everio R (HD models only) to handlebars, roll bars, and more. Compatible with pipes of 21mm – 40mm in diameter.
Suction Cup Mount
Suction Cup Mount MT-SC002Attach your Everio R (HD models only) to cars, boats, motorcycles and more. Enjoy onboard-camera footage
Float Strap
Float Strap WA-FL002To help your Everio R float in water. Bright orange colour makes it easy to retrieve the camera.

Video Recording Times

[4K Model]

Mode 3,840 x 2,160
QuickTime (.MOV)
1,920 x 1,080
AVCHD (.MTS)
4K 25p/30p (70Mbps) HD 50p/60p (28Mbps) HD 50i/60i (24Mbps) HD 50i/60i (18Mbps)
SDHC/SDXC Card 32GB 53min. 2hr. 15min. 2hr. 37min. 3hr. 30min.
64GB 1hr. 45min. 4hr. 30min. 5hr. 15min. 7hr.
128GB 3hr. 30min. 9hr. 10hr. 30min. 14hr.
512GB 14hr. 36hr. 10min. 42hr. 10min. 56hr. 10min.

[HD Models]

Mode 1,920 x 1,080
AVCHD (.MTS)
50p (28Mbps) UXP (24Mbps) XP (17Mbps) EP (5Mbps)
Internal Memory 4GB 15min. 20min. 1hr. 20min.
8GB 30min. 35min. 50min. 3hr.
SDHC/SDXC Card 32GB 2hr. 30min. 2hr. 40min. 3hr. 50min. 14hr.
64GB 5hr. 5hr. 40min. 8hr. 10min. 28hr. 50min.
128GB 10hr. 10min. 11hr. 30min. 16hr. 20min. 57hr. 50min.

Figures are approximate and may vary depending on scenes to be recorded.

Types of Usable SD Card

  • [GZ-RY980] For 4K or High-Speed recording, SDHC/SDXC card with Class 10 or higher performance is required. For HD recording, SDHC/SDXC card with Class 4 or higher performance is required.
  • [GZ-RX605/RX601] To record video, SDHC/SDXC card with Class 4 or higher performance is required. For 50P/UXP mode, please use Class 6 or higher.
  • [GZ-R495/R405/R401] To record video, SDHC/SDXC card with Class 4 or higher performance is required. For UXP mode, please use Class 6 or higher.
  • SDHC/SDXC cards have been tested for the following brands: Panasonic, Toshiba, SanDisk. UHS Speed Class is not supported, but UHS-I SDHC/SDXC cards can be used in the same manner as standard SDHC/SDXC cards. Note that using other media may result in recording failure or data loss. For compatibility of memory cards, please consult an authorised JVC dealer.
 Mobile User Guide

Mobile User Guide

Now you can check the instructions on the spot even while you’re away.

  • Select Mobile User Guide via on-screen menu and a QR code will appear on Everio R’s LCD.
  • Read the QR code and access the site using your smartphone.
  • Select a language and your Everio R’s model name, then the site will show the Mobile User Guide.
  • Select the item of interest and get instructions on the spot!
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Quad Proof Specifications

5m Waterproof

Waterproof

Equivalent to IEC Standard publication 529 IPX6/IPX8

Dustproof

Dustproof

Equivalent to IEC Standard publication 529 IP5X

Shockproof

Shockproof

Clears company testing compliant with “MIL-STD-810F Method 516.5 Shock: dropping onto plywood 3cm thick from a height of 1.5m

Freezeproof

Freezeproof

Allowable operating temperatures: -10ºC to 40ºC

Precautions for Quad Proof Function

  • Malfunction due to misuse by the customer is not covered by warranty.
  • Before use in water, be sure to read the “Detailed User Guide”.
  • Close the connector cover firmly until it clicks and confirm that the red sign completely goes off.
  • Make sure that there is no damage to and no foreign material adhered to the packing inside the cover.
  • Use the camcorder in marine water and fresh water not deeper than 5m and for not more than 1 hour (GZ-RY980/GZ-R495)/30 minutes (other models).
  • The waterproof cannot be guaranteed if the camcorder is subject to impact such as dropping.
  • Do not apply impact in water.
  • Do not soak the camcorder in hot springs or water of 40ºC or higher.
  • Dustproof function is not meant to encourage use on sand. Avoid use in conditions where sand and/or dust particles can become lodged in moving parts such as the LCD monitor hinge and zoom lever.
  • Temperatures between 0°C and -10°C temporarily lower battery performance, reducing the time available for recording.
  • Quad Proof is not a guarantee of protection against damage and malfunction.

Software System Requirements

[4K Model] CyberLink PowerDirector 14 (Windows®)

(Provided as download)

OS:
  • Windows® 10 (32-bit/64-bit edition)
  • Windows® 8.1 (32-bit/64-bit edition)
  • Windows® 7 (32-bit edition/64-bit edition)
  • (64-bit recommended)
CPU:
Intel® Core™ i5 or higher
RAM:
3GB or more (32-bit), 6GB or more (64-bit)
Display:
For playback in 4K resolution, 4K-compatible monitor is required.
Graphic:
VRAM 1GB or more For playback in 4K resolution, 4K-compatible video card is required.

[HD Model] Everio MediaBrowser™ 4 (Windows®)

(Provided in the built-in memory of the camera)

OS:
  • Windows® 10 Home / Windows® 10 Pro (64-bit edition, pre-installed)
  • Windows® 8.1 / Windows® 8.1 Pro (64-bit edition, pre-installed)
  • Windows® 8 / Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit edition, pre-installed)
  • Windows® 7 Home Premium (32-bit edition/64-bit edition, pre-installed, SP1)
CPU:
Intel® Core™ Duo, at least 1.66GHz
RAM:
2GB or more
Display:
1024x768 pixel or more (1280x1024 or more recommended)
Graphic:
Intel® G965 or higher

For further details, see the Detailed User Guide.

Smartphone/Tablet Apps

(for GZ-RX605/RX601, free download)

Everio sync. 3

  • For Android phone/tablet with version 4.1 or later
  • For iPhone/iPod touch/iPad with iOS 8.1 or later

JVC CAM Coach 2

  • For Android tablet with version 4.1 or later
  • For iPad with iOS 8.1 or later

Above information is not a guarantee that all devices using those operating systems can use these application features.

Design and specifications subject to change without notice. The photos of the products featured on this website may not be of actual products that are available in your country.

It should be noted that it may be unlawful to re-record pre-recorded tapes, records, or discs without the consent of the owner of copyright in the sound or video recording, broadcast or cable programme and in any literary, dramatic, musical, or artistic work embodied therein.

Microsoft® and Windows® are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Final Cut Pro, iMovie, QuickTime, Mac, and the Mac logo are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. The “Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X” logo is a trademark of Apple Inc. The Wi-Fi Logo is a certification mark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. “AVCHD”, the “AVCHD” logo, “AVCHD Progressive” and the “AVCHD Progressive” logo are trademarks of Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation. Dolby, Dolby Audio, and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. The terms HDMI and HDMI High-Definition Multimedia Interface, and the HDMI Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing Administrator, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Intel and Intel Core are trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and/or other countries. SDXC Logo is a trademark of SD-3C LLC. QR Code is registered trademark of DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED. All brand names are trademarks, registered trademarks, or trade names of their respective holders. Screen images and print samples on this website are simulated unless otherwise specified.

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