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JVC GZ-EX250

JVC GZ-EX250 Camcorder

1/5.8 195g CMOS 40x Mar 2012
Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Optical Zoom Release Date
Wi-Fi equipped Full HD Memory Camcorder that achieves easy Live Monitoring, Video E-mail and Home Detection Monitoring (Auto Photo E-mail) using Android phones/tablets, iPhone, iPad or PC. Just... More
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17 Reasons For

Good Connectivity

Some customers mentioned that this camcorder was wifi compatible. Cnet.com.au said on expert website CNET.com.au “As entry-level camcorders go, JVC's Everio GZ-EX250 is an OK option, especially if Wi-Fi functionality and a 40x zoom lens are at the top of your want list”. Cnet.com.au also wrote “The JVC Everio GZE 250 has extensive WiFi capabilities, good automatic shooting”.

JVC Camcorders Have Good Reviews

JVC is one of the superior video camera manufacturers according to average owner and expert review score data that we have collected for all video cameras.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many comparable spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The GZ-EX250 has a quite big optical zoom (40 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the GZ-EX250. Video cameras that were released more than two years ago have optical zooms of between 1x and 65x.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The GZ-EX250 has an HDMI port, which is unusual. Most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years do not have an HDMI port.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The GZ-EX250 has an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the GZ-EX250 which do not have an image stabiliser.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The GZ-EX250 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. Most video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it support an SD memory card. This video camera also supports an SDHC memory card. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type amongst all camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the GZ-EX250.

Amongst similar types of camcorder the worst supported memory card type is MicroSDXC.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Fairly Long Video Recording Time

The video recording times of camcorders that were released more than two years ago range from 0.67h to 80h, and the average video recording time is 21h. With a video recording time of 56.83 hours, the GZ-EX250 has one of the longer video recording times amongst video cameras of this age.

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Quite High Maximum Aperture Value

With a maximum aperture value of 6.3, the GZ-EX250 has one of the higher maximum aperture values amongst video cameras of this age. Video cameras that have been around for more than two years have maximum aperture values of between 1.8 and 22, and the average maximum aperture value is 5.2.

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Has a Built-In Display

The GZ-EX250 has a built-in display, as do most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

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1080p Video Mode

This video camera has a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently found video mode on comparable spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Has Two White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the GZ-EX250 is more than most video cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on camcorders of this type and age. The white balance mode "Manual" is also found on this camcorder.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many video cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Has Two Cables Included

The GZ-EX250 has a greater number of included cables than most video cameras of this type and age. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on video cameras that have been around for more than two years. The cable included "AV" is also found on this JVC video camera.

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Very Low Typical Power Consumption

The average typical power consumption of video cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 5.8W, and the typical power consumption range from 1.5W to 19W. With a typical power consumption of only 2.3 Watts, the JVC GZ-EX250 has one of the lower typical power consumption amongst camcorders of this age.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is typical of many comparable spec video cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

This camcorder supports a still image resolution of 640 x 480|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080, which is the most commonly supported still image resolution on camcorders of a comparable type and age to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

Expert review site CNET.com.au scored this video camera 60%. This means that experts really don't rate this JVC video camera very highly.

Not Full HD

Like most of the other video cameras of this age and spec, the GZ-EX250 is not Full HD.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other similar spec camcorders that came out more than two years ago, the GZ-EX250 does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not Waterproof

Most similar spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago are not waterproof. The JVC GZ-EX250 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most video cameras that came out more than two years ago do not have a night mode. The GZ-EX250 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Not 3D Compatible

The JVC GZ-EX250 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as the GZ-EX250 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the GZ-EX250, the JVC GZ-EX250 does not have a built-in projector.

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5 Other reasons to consider the JVC GZ-EX250

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when JVC released the GZ-EX250.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the GZ-EX250 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the GZ-EX250.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 200 times zoom factor, the GZ-EX250 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

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Average Weight

At 195 grams, the GZ-EX250 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other video cameras that were released around the same time as the GZ-EX250.

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1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the GZ-EX250 is 1/5.8". That's 4% more optical sensor size than a 1/6" video camera, which is the most common optical sensor size.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Aperture Value
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Maximum Fash Memory Capacity
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
On Screen Display
On Screen Display Language
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Mode
Video Format
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
Networking
WiFi
Battery
Video Recording Time
Battery Type
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Included Battery
Bundled Software
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Stylus Pen
Other Features
Typical Power Consumption
Audio Output
Auto Focus
Manual Focus

Expert Reviews

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12 July 2012

As entry-level camcorders go, JVC's Everio GZ-EX250 is an OK option, especially if Wi-Fi functionality and a 40x zoom lens are at the top of your want list...

The JVC Everio GZE 250 has extensive WiFi capabilities, good automatic shooting, and extras like timelapse and slowmotion video capture
The JVC Everio GZ-E 250 has extensive Wi-Fi capabilities, good automatic shooting, and extras like time-lapse and slow-motion video capture
The GZE 250's HD video is merely OK, mostly due to high amounts of fringing
Some of the WiFi features can be tricky to set up and use
And it uses electronic image stabilization only for its 40x zoom
The GZ-E 250's HD video is merely OK, mostly due to high amounts of fringing
Some of the Wi-Fi features can be tricky to set up and use

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