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JVC GZ-R10

JVC GZ-R10 Camcorder

10MP 1/5.8 286g Mar 2014
Sensor Size Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
"Quad Proof" Camcorder with 4.5H long-life internal battery. Features a 2.5M Back-illuminated CMOS Sensor for superior low-light performance, 3.0" Touch Panel LCD, Optical 40x Zoom, and Advanced... More
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Average Expert Reviews

Expert review website techguide.com.au scored this big sensor size camcorder 70%.

Robust

A few people who reviewed it agreed that it was strong and durable. Expert review site Techguide.com.au gave it a score of 70 out of 100 and wrote “If you're looking for a durable family camcorder that can handle the bumps” in their review.

One JVC GZ-R10 owner who reviewed it concluded that it was well made. Techguide.com.au said in their review of the JVC GZ-R10 two years ago “The battery is built in”.

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Good Battery Life

Two JVC GZ-R10 reviewers considered that the product had a good battery life. Two years ago Techguide.com.au wrote in their review of the JVC GZ-R10 “Has good battery life”.

Good Size

A number of customers who purchased it considered that it was lightweight. Techguide.com.au rated it 4 stars and said “Small, lightweight, tough”. Techguide.com.au also mentioned “The JVC Everio GZ 10 is a compact, lightweight fullHD camcorder that's water, shock, dust”.

Good Quality Lens

Two customers considered that it had a good zoom. Techguide.com.au wrote “Powerful zoom lens” . Techguide.com.au also said “Effective antivibration system at reasonable zoom lengths”. One customer mentioned that this camcorder had a good lens. Techguide.com.au said “It has a 40x zoom lens, is easy to operate” in their review.

Good Product Quality

Two JVC GZ-R10 owners who bought the product reckoned that it was good quality. Techguide.com.au said in their review of the JVC GZ-R10 two years ago “Decent HD video quality” . Techguide.com.au also said “The video quality is just OK.”.

JVC Has Good Camcorder Reviews

Big sensor size video cameras manufactured by JVC have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all video cameras (not just big sensor size video cameras) and found that JVC also has good reviews across its entire range.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

Across all the video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the GZ-R10 the optical zooms range from 1x to 40x. The JVC GZ-R10 has a very big optical zoom (40 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other video cameras that were released around the same time as the GZ-R10.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The JVC GZ-R10 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other big sensor size video cameras that were launched around the same time as the GZ-R10.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with an HDMI port and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon Legria Mini[plb_1991330_price] is also worth considering.

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Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to the GZ-R10, the JVC GZ-R10 is Full HD.

We compared all the other Full HD camcorders to this camcorder and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon Legria Mini[plb_1991330_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Long Battery Life

The shortest battery life of similar spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the GZ-R10 is 1.2h and the longest is 40h. The JVC GZ-R10 has one of the longer battery lifes (4.5 hours) amongst video cameras of this age.

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SDXC Memory Card

The JVC GZ-R10 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SDHC memory card supported by most comparable spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago. 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 video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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

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Has a Built-In Display

The JVC GZ-R10 has a built-in display. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the GZ-R10 also have a built-in display.

We compared all the other camcorders with a built-in display to this video camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon Legria Mini[plb_1991330_price] is also worth considering.

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Has Two White Balance Modes

The JVC GZ-R10 has a greater number of white balance modes than most camcorders that are a similar age to it. This JVC video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on video cameras of a similar spec and age to the GZ-R10. The white balance mode "Manual" is also found on this video camera.

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Has Three Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the JVC GZ-R10 is more than most video cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on camcorders of a similar spec and age to the GZ-R10. The cables included "AC" and "AV" are also found on this camcorder.

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Small

At only 60 millimeters, the JVC GZ-R10 is fairly small compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age. Camcorders of this age and spec have widths of between 23mm and 230mm.

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Very Small

The heights of video cameras of a similar age and type to the GZ-R10 range from 22mm to 240mm. With a height of only 59.5 millimeters, the JVC GZ-R10 is one of the smaller video cameras of this age and spec amongst big sensor size video cameras of this age.

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11 Reasons Against

Difficult to Use

Two people agreed that this camcorder was not easy to use. Techguide.com.au said “Water sealing system not foolproof” in their JVC GZ-R10 review. Techguide.com.au also wrote “Handholding at longest zoom lengths not really practical”.

One JVC GZ-R10 reviewer who reviewed the JVC GZ-R10 reckoned that it was not easy to use the menus. Techguide.com.au wrote two years ago “Some purple fringing at longest zoom settings” however they still gave the JVC GZ-R10 a rating of 70 out of 100.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The JVC GZ-R10 does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the GZ-R10.

We compared all the other camcorders which also have an image stabiliser to this video camera and we think the Canon Legria Mini[plb_1991330_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only 1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the JVC GZ-R10 is 1/5.8". That's 50% less optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1/2.88". Across all comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the GZ-R10 the optical sensor size ranges from 2/3" (worst) to 1/1.3" (best).

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the GZ-R10, the JVC GZ-R10 does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the GZ-R10 are not 3D compatible. The JVC GZ-R10 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the GZ-R10, the JVC GZ-R10 does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Most camcorders of this age and spec are not waterproof. The JVC GZ-R10 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago, the JVC GZ-R10 does not have a built-in projector.

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Very Low Display Resolution

Big sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago have display resolutions of between 91,000 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 610,000 pixels. With a display resolution of only 230,000 pixels, the JVC GZ-R10 has a fairly low display resolution compared to most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Low Movie Megapixel Count

The JVC GZ-R10 has a quite low movie megapixel count (only 2.5 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the GZ-R10. The lowest movie megapixel count of video cameras of this spec and age is 1.1MP and the highest is 17MP.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the GZ-R10 range from 2.3" to 3.5", and the average screen size is 3.1". With a screen size of only 3 inches, the JVC GZ-R10 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the GZ-R10.

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5 Other reasons to consider the JVC GZ-R10

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This video camera was released over two years ago.

Average Weight

At 286 grams, the JVC GZ-R10 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

Camcorders with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Canon Legria Mini[plb_1991330_price] (160g) which is also higher rated.

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Average Digital Zoom

The JVC GZ-R10 has a relatively typical digital zoom (100 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the GZ-R10.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on video cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Interchangeable Lens
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
On Screen Display Language
Design
Colour
Waterproof Depth
Protection Feature
Video
HD Type
Video Format
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
Battery
Battery Life
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included

Expert Reviews

(1)
10 December 2014

If you're looking for a durable family camcorder that can handle the bumps and scrapes and still produce decent results then the JVC HD Everio is worth a look...

Simpletouse design and UI
Small, lightweight, tough
Powerful zoom lens
Effective antivibration system at reasonable zoom lengths
Decent HD video quality
Water sealing system not foolproof
Tinny sound due to waterproofing
Handholding at longest zoom lengths not really practical
Some purple fringing at longest zoom settings
The video quality is just OK, but disappointing considering its price

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 16 December 2014 by Just Smile
Just Smile would recommend the JVC GZ-R10 (Verified Purchase)

My very first camcorder was a Sony, paid a bit more although it did not last a year. This time around I read reviews and purchased a JVC. Thus far, I am pleased with the ease of use and the... Read more…

Easy to Use
Good in Low Light
Zoom rangeperformance

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers jvc gzr10, jvc gzr10a, jvc gzr10b, jvc gzr10r, jvc gzr10au, jvc gzr10bu, jvc gzr10ru, jvc gzr10aus, jvc gzr10bus, jvc gzr10rus
Barcodes 00046838069390, 00046838069536, 00046838069970, 03595980009442, 04975769420696

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