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JVC GC-XA2 Camcorder

The JVC GC-XA2BEU Action Camcorder allows you to capture life's more exciting and daring moments for truly unique home videos to share with friends and family. High resolution action You'll be... More
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JVC Has Good Reviews for Its Video Cameras

JVC is one of the better rated camcorder brands according to average expert and owner review score data that we have collected for all video cameras.

SD Memory Card

This camcorder supports an - SD memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on video cameras of this age and type. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the JVC GC-XA2 is 4608 x 3456. That's 92% more still image resolution than a 3840 x 2160 camcorder, which is the most frequently found still image resolution supported by video cameras of a comparable age and type to the GC-XA2. The worst still image resolution of all comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the GC-XA2 is 640 x 360 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Has Two White Balance Modes

The JVC GC-XA2 has a greater number of white balance modes than most comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the GC-XA2. The white balance mode "Manual" is also found on this JVC video camera.

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10 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

The JVC GC-XA2 is not Full HD. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the GC-XA2 are also not Full HD.

If you are looking for a video camera that is Full HD then you might want to consider the Drift Innovation Drift Ghost-S Action ($273.95); or the HDR-AS200 ($249.99), or the HDR-AZ1 ($129.95) both from Sony.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the GC-XA2, the JVC GC-XA2 does not have an image stabiliser.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have an image stabiliser to this video camera and we think the FDR-X1000 ($399.99), the HDR-AS200 ($249.99), or the HDR-AZ1 ($129.95) all from Sony which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an HDMI Port

Most camcorders of this age and spec do not have an HDMI port. The JVC GC-XA2 is no exception to this as it too does not have an HDMI port.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with an HDMI port and we think the Drift Innovation Drift Ghost-S Action ($273.95) or the FDR-X1000 ($399.99), or the HDR-AS200 ($249.99) both from Sony are also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The JVC GC-XA2 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the GC-XA2 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Display

Most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the GC-XA2 have a built-in display, however the JVC GC-XA2 does not have a built-in display.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have a built-in display to this camcorder and we think the FDR-X1000 ($399.99), or the HDR-AS200 ($249.99) both from Sony or the Drift Innovation Drift Ghost-S Action ($273.95) are also worth considering.

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Only Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the JVC GC-XA2 is more than most camcorders of this spec and age. The most frequently supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this video camera. The audio formats AAC are also supported by this JVC video camera.

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Not Waterproof

Most video cameras of this age and spec are not waterproof. The JVC GC-XA2 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

Camcorders which are waterproof that might also be worth looking at include the FDR-X1000 ($399.99), or the HDR-AS200 ($249.99) both from Sony; or the Drift Innovation Drift Ghost-S Action ($273.95).

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The JVC GC-XA2 does not have a night mode. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the GC-XA2 also do not have a night mode.

Other camcorders which also have a night mode that you might also want to look at include the Drift Innovation Drift Ghost-S Action ($273.95).

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The JVC GC-XA2 does not have a built-in projector, although this is within the context that most of the other video cameras of this age and type also do not have a built-in projector.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most similar spec video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the GC-XA2 are not 3D compatible. The JVC GC-XA2 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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1 Other reason to consider the JVC GC-XA2

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when JVC released the GC-XA2.

Specification

Image Sensor
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Image Stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Display
Built-In Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Design
Colour
Video
Full HD
Video Format
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Still Image Resolution
Continuous Shooting Mode
Audio
Audio Format
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
Networking
WiFi
Battery
Battery Type
Weight & Dimensions
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Other Features
Night Mode
Auto Focus
Photo Mode
Interface
Dimensions
Waterproof
Shock Proof
Projector
Built-In Projector
Technical Details
Freeze-Resistant
Dust-Resistant

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers jvc gcxa2b, jvc gcxa2be, jvc gcxa2beu
Barcodes 04975769415913

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