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JVC GZ-GX1 Camcorder

10.62MP 1/2.3 400g Feb 2012
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17 Reasons For

Easy to Use

A few JVC GZ-GX1 reviewers said in their reviews that it was easy to use. Three years ago R. D. T. Griffiths wrote “The screen being 3.5 inches is much easier to use and the touch screen easier than my old button operated JVC one”. R. D. T. Griffiths also said “Is very handy to control and view remotely”.

One JVC GZ-GX1 owner who reviewed it considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. R. D. T. Griffiths said on Amazon “Cheaper JVC ones seemed just too small, this one I find comfortable to use”.

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Nice Design

Several JVC GZ-GX1 owners who purchased the product considered that it was good looking. Three years ago R. D. T. Griffiths wrote in their review of this camcorder “Setting up wifi connection to my tablet and phone was pretty easy and is very handy to control”.

Good Product Quality

A few JVC GZ-GX1 reviewers considered that it was good quality. R. D. T. Griffiths rated the JVC GZ-GX1 as excellent and mentioned on Amazon “Picture quality is superb” in their review. R. D. T. Griffiths also mentioned “Video quality is amazing”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One person who reviewed this camcorder concluded that it had a good screen. Three years ago R. D. T. Griffiths mentioned on Amazon “Other JVC cameras have this, so does this one stand out? Bigger screen 3.5 inches, full HD as well as interlaced HD” in their review of this camcorder.

Good Support

One customer wrote in their reviews that the JVC GZ-GX1 had good technical guidance. R. D. T. Griffiths wrote “Flash for digital pics is big help”.

JVC Camcorders Have Good Reviews

JVC is one of the better rated video camera brands according to average reviews from users and experts, and JVC also has good ratings for its big sensor size video cameras.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the GZ-GX1, the JVC GZ-GX1 has an image stabiliser.

There are a number of other video cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HC-V707, or the Sony HDR-AS15 ($54.55).

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Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other big sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as the GZ-GX1, the JVC GZ-GX1 is Full HD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative Full HD video cameras currently available including the Panasonic HC-V707, or the Sony HDR-AS15 ($54.55) which has better reviews.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The JVC GZ-GX1 has an HDMI port. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the GZ-GX1 also have an HDMI port.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with an HDMI port and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HC-V707, and the Sony HDR-AS15 ($54.55) is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

Camcorders of this spec and age have digital zooms of between 2x and 1,500x. The JVC GZ-GX1 has a fairly big digital zoom (200 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If this JVC video camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Panasonic HC-W850 ($1,020.99) (1,500x) which also has a higher rating.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The JVC GZ-GX1 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most video cameras of a similar age and spec to it. Most video cameras that have been around for a similar time to it support an SDHC memory card. In addition, this video camera supports an SD 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).

An SDXC memory card is actually the best supported memory card type amongst all camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the GZ-GX1.

The worst supported memory card type across similar types of camcorder is MicroSD (Transflash).

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

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Has a Built-In Display

The JVC GZ-GX1 has a built-in display. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec also have a built-in display.

There are a number of alternative video cameras with a built-in display currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HC-V707, or the Sony HDR-AS15 ($54.55).

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Has Two White Balance Modes

The JVC GZ-GX1 has a greater number of white balance modes than most camcorders of a similar spec and age to it. This JVC video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on camcorders of this spec and age. The white balance mode "Manual" is also found on this video camera.

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Very Low Minimum Aperture

Across all the big sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the GZ-GX1 the minimum apertures range from 1.1 to 11. The JVC GZ-GX1 has one of the lower minimum apertures (only 1.2) amongst camcorders of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolution on big sensor size video cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Has Three Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the JVC GZ-GX1 is more than most big sensor size video cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the GZ-GX1. The cables included "AV" and "HDMI" are also found on this JVC video camera.

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Small

The widths of video cameras that came out more than two years ago range from 23mm to 230mm, and the average width is 88mm. The JVC GZ-GX1 is one of the smaller video cameras that were released more than two years ago (only 57 millimeters) amongst big sensor size video cameras of this age.

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6 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

One customer said in their reviews that it did not have a good battery life. R. D. T. Griffiths mentioned on Amazon “Supplied battery isn't really big enough so extra battery is a must” but in spite of that they gave the product a very good rating.

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The JVC GZ-GX1 does not have an interchangeable lens, although this is within the context that most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the GZ-GX1 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with an interchangeable lens and we think the NEX-VG20 ($106.99), the HDR-PJ810 ($1,393.21), or the NEX-VG30 all from Sony which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the GZ-GX1, the JVC GZ-GX1 is not 3D compatible.

If you want a camcorder that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Panasonic HC-V707 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The JVC GZ-GX1 does not have a night mode, although it is worth noting that most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as the GZ-GX1 also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The JVC GZ-GX1 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the GZ-GX1 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most camcorders of a comparable age and type to the GZ-GX1 do not have a built-in projector. The JVC GZ-GX1 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

We think you might also be interested in other video cameras which also have a built-in projector including the Sony HDR-PJ760 which also has a higher rating.

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8 Other reasons to consider the JVC GZ-GX1

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on camcorders of a similar age and spec to it.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market for over four years.

Average Screen Size

The JVC GZ-GX1 has a fairly standard screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen size video cameras currently available including the Sony NEX-VG20 ($106.99), or the Panasonic HC-V707 which has better reviews.

If this JVC video camera screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Sony FDR-AX100 ($1,365.64) (3.5") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Maximum Memory Card Size

At 64 gigabytes, the JVC GZ-GX1 has a relatively typical maximum memory card size compared to most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as the GZ-GX1.

If you would prefer a larger maximum memory card size then you might also want to consider the JVC GC-PX100 ($1,719.80) (128GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The JVC GZ-GX1 has a fairly typical weight (400 grams) compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Optical Zoom

The JVC GZ-GX1 has a pretty typical optical zoom (10 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

If this JVC camcorder optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Sony NEX-VG30 (11.1x) which also has a higher rating.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on video cameras of this type and age.

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2/3" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on video cameras of this type and age.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Aperture Value
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
Exposure Mode
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Self-Timer
On Screen Display Language
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
S-Video Out Port
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
USB 3.0 Port
Networking
Battery
Battery Type
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features

Expert Reviews

25 April 2013

Wystawienie jednoznacznej oceny kamerze JVC GZ-GX1 to trudne zadanie. Z jednej strony mamy doskona?? jako?? obrazu w przypadku filmów kr?conych w plenerach i naprawd? dobr? je?li chodzi o wn?trza...

Full HD 60p recording
WiFi features add to functionality
Large 3.5" LCD screen
Filter thread on lens
Excellent Wi-Fi features
No manual control dial or lens ring
Awkward menu system
Bottom Line
The JVC Everio GZ-G 1 is a high-end consumer camcorder that captures full 1080 60 video and offers up some compelling Wi-Fi features, but given its overall performance, the price is just too high
No lens ring

User Reviews

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Reviewed 21 October 2013 by R. D. T. Griffiths

I needed a new camcorder to replace a failed 5 year old JVC that had given sterling service. Decided to stick with JVC and after a lot of research (had to do it quickly) I settled on this one.... Read more…

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers gzgx1b, gzgx1be, gzgx1beu, jvc gzgx1, jvc gzgx1b, jvc gzgx1be, jvcgzgx1beu, jvc gzgx1bek
Barcodes 04975769400308, 04975769400315

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