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5 Best JVC Camcorders in the US - December 2019

Updated 19 October 2019 by Matthew
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5 best JVC camcorders

Which Are the Best JVC Camcorders?

Don't have time to read our analysis of the best JVC camcorders? No problem, let's cut to the chase, the best JVC camcorders are:

  • 1) JVC GCPX100B - $1,719.80 Overstock
  • 2) JVC GZR460BUS - $709.13 Walmart
  • 3) JVC GZR560BUS - $399.99 Adorama
  • 4) JVC GZRY980HUS - $799.00 Adorama
  • 5) JVC GZ-R405 -

What JVC Camcorder to Buy in November 2019?

JVC is one of the most popular camcorder brands as well as being well known for its TVs and headphones.

JVC are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular camcorders and start at $230 for the GZ-R405 which has an optical zoom of 40x, a sensor size of 10MP and is a camcorder that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) and go up to $3,912 for the GY-LS300 which has an optical zoom of 12x, a sensor size of 13.5MP and is a camcorder that has a resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K). The average price of a new JVC camcorder is $1,396.

Not sure if a JVC camcorder is right for you? Then check out our guide on whether you should buy a JVC camcorder.

Let's take a look at the top 5 JVC camcorders currently for sale in the US, compared side by side:

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JVC GCPX100B JVC GZR460BUS JVC GZR560BUS JVC GZRY980HUS JVC GZ-R405
JVC GCPX100B JVC GZR460BUS JVC GZR560BUS JVC GZRY980HUS JVC GZ-R405
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$709.13 Buy Now
Walmart
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$399.99 Buy Now
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$799.00 Buy Now
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12.8MP
10x
OPTICAL ZOOM
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
1"
OPTICAL
500g
2.5MP
40x
OPTICAL ZOOM
660g
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
3680X2760
STILL IMAGE
RESOLUTION
2.5MP
40x
OPTICAL ZOOM
288g
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
3680X2760
STILL IMAGE
RESOLUTION
18.9MP
10x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1"
OPTICAL
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
58g
5h
BATTERY LIFE
10MP
40x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1"
OPTICAL
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
290g
5h
BATTERY LIFE
92
Reviews
9 Reviews + 1 Award
80
Features
Fully-Featured
66
Value for Money
Good
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good
60
Brand Rating
Good Brand
81
Features
Fully-Featured
69
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
74
Value for Money
Good
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good
60
Brand Rating
Good Brand
81
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Value for Money
Good
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good
60
Brand Rating
Good Brand
81
Features
Fully-Featured
68
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
69
Value for Money
Good
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good
60
Brand Rating
Good Brand
78
Features
Good Features
69
Kagoo Score
Good
An award winning and fully featured 10x optical zoom, 500g camcorder. It has an image stabilizer and a face detection, supports HDMI and is Full HD. Purchasers report that it has a great picture quality and it's easy to use. A fully featured and cheap 40x optical zoom, 660g camcorder. It has an image stabilizer and a built-in microphone and supports a still image resolution of 3680x2760. A low cost and fully featured 40x optical zoom, 288g video camera. It has an image stabilizer and a built-in microphone and supports a still image resolution of 3680x2760. A total megapixels and astoundingly light weight 10x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels resolution video camera, with a very good spec. It has an image stabilizer and an interchangeable lens, supports HDMI and is waterproof. An optical zoom and good spec 290g, 10MP video camera. It has an image stabilizer, a face detection and a built-in display and supports HDMI.
6 Reasons For
Full HD
Face Detection
HDMI
Wi-Fi
Better Kagoo Score
One More Award
4 Reasons For
A Lot Bigger Optical Zoom
Higher Still Image Resolution
Better Kagoo Score
More Shops Are Selling it
3 Reasons For
A Lot Bigger Optical Zoom
Higher Still Image Resolution
$309 Cheaper
17 Reasons For
602g Lighter
47% Bigger Total Megapixels
A Lot Bigger Digital Zoom
Interchangeable Lens
Lower Minimum Aperture Number
Higher Maximum Aperture Number
Full HD
A Lot Faster Maximum Frame Rate
Face Detection
Remote Operation
HDMI
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
Waterproof
More Shops Are Selling it
Newer by Three Months
5 Reasons For
30x Bigger Optical Zoom
Bigger Digital Zoom
Face Detection
HDMI
Wi-Fi
7 Reasons Against
Smaller Optical Zoom
442g Heavier
33% Smaller Total Megapixels
Significantly Smaller Digital Zoom
More Expensive by $1,320
Not As Many Stockists
Older by Over Five Years
4 Reasons Against
Heavier
16.4MP Smaller Total Megapixels
$309 More Expensive
Over One Year Older
5 Reasons Against
Heavier
16.4MP Smaller Total Megapixels
Worse Kagoo Score
Not As Many Stockists
Over One Year Older
5 Reasons Against
Smaller Optical Zoom
Does Not Have a Built-in Flash
7 Times Lower Still Image Resolution
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $399
9 Reasons Against
45% Heavier
A Lot Smaller Total Megapixels
4.5 Higher Minimum Aperture Number
1 Lower Maximum Aperture Number
Slower Maximum Frame Rate
Only 1440 X 1080 Still Image Resolution
Worse Kagoo Score
Not Currently Available
Three Months Older
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JVC GCPX100B

$1,719.80
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JVC GCPX100B

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JVC GCPX100B
12.8MP
10x
OPTICAL ZOOM
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
1"
OPTICAL
500g
3"
SCREEN SIZE
64x
(DIGITAL)
128GB
MAXIMUM

The JVC GCPX100B has a Kagoo Score of 76. However with a price tag of $1,719.80 this camcorder is very expensive. For further details check out our full review of the JVC GCPX100B or read our article on whether you should buy a JVC camcorder.

Features We Love:
Big total megapixels (12.8MP)
Large optical sensor size (1/2.3")
Image stabilizer
Supports HDMI
Large display diagonal (3")

An award winning and fully featured 10x optical zoom, 500g camcorder. It has an image stabilizer and a face detection, supports HDMI and is Full HD. Purchasers report that it has a great picture quality and it's easy to use.

92
Reviews
9 Reviews + 1 Award
80
Features
Fully-Featured
66
Value for Money
Good
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Our review analysis indicates that JVC GCPX100B has very good expert reviews and good user reviews with an average overall rating of 83%.

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6 Reasons For for Choosing the JVC GCPX100B

Full HD

The JVC GCPX100B is a Full HD camcorder (as is the JVC GZRY980HUS), whereas the JVC GZ-R405, the JVC GZR460BUS and the JVC GZR560BUS are not. More ...

A full HD camcorder captures video with a minimum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD camcorders capture more pixels which make the recording appear sharper compared to camcorders with a lower resolution.

Face Detection

The JVC GCPX100B has a face detection (as do the JVC GZ-R405 and the JVC GZRY980HUS), but the JVC GZR460BUS and the JVC GZR560BUS do not have this feature. More ...

'Face Detection' indicates whether the camcorder has the ability to detect faces while recording, allowing it to automatically make sure they remain in full focus.

Face detection makes it far easier to make sure that people always appear in full focus, meaning no messed up videos due to bad focus.

HDMI

The JVC GCPX100B supports HDMI (as do the JVC GZ-R405 and the JVC GZRY980HUS), but the JVC GZR460BUS and the JVC GZR560BUS do not support this feature. More ...

'HDMI' denotes whether the camcorder has an HDMI connection, allowing it to connect directly to TVs and monitors.

An HDMI connection allows you to display the videos you take in high definition on your TV or computer monitor, making it easy to stage screenings for family and friends!

Wi-Fi

The JVC GCPX100B features Wi-Fi (as do the JVC GZ-R405 and the JVC GZRY980HUS), but the JVC GZR460BUS and the JVC GZR560BUS do not feature this benefit. More ...

'Wi-Fi' denotes whether the camcorder is capable of connecting to the net via wifi, in order to upload videos and images.

A wireless connection on your camcorder allows you to easily transfer videos to your computer, store them on the cloud or upload them to Facebook, all without having to worry about connecting via a wire.

Better Kagoo Score

The JVC GCPX100B has received a Kagoo Score of 76, but the JVC GZ-R405 scored 69, the JVC GZR560BUS scored 74 and the JVC GZRY980HUS scored 74.

One More Award

The JVC GCPX100B has received 1 award from an expert review site, however the JVC GZ-R405 has received no awards, the JVC GZR460BUS has received no awards, the JVC GZR560BUS has received no awards and the JVC GZRY980HUS has received no awards.

7 Reasons Against for Choosing the JVC GCPX100B

Smaller Optical Zoom

The JVC GCPX100B is a 10 optical zoom camcorder, and so does the JVC GZRY980HUS. That's 30x smaller than the JVC GZ-R405, the JVC GZR460BUS and the JVC GZR560BUS (40x). More ...

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

442g Heavier

The JVC GCPX100B has a weight of 500, but the JVC GZ-R405 is a 290g camcorder (210g lighter), the JVC GZR460BUS is a 660g camcorder (160g heavier), the JVC GZR560BUS is a 288g camcorder (212g lighter) and the JVC GZRY980HUS is a 58g camcorder (442g lighter). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

33% Smaller Total Megapixels

The JVC GCPX100B is a 12.8 camcorder. That's 2.8MP bigger than the JVC GZ-R405 (10MP), 10.3MP bigger than the JVC GZR460BUS and the JVC GZR560BUS (2.5MP) and 6.1MP smaller than the JVC GZRY980HUS (18.9MP). More ...

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

Significantly Smaller Digital Zoom

The JVC GCPX100B is a 64 (digital) camcorder, whereas the JVC GZ-R405 and the JVC GZRY980HUS are both 200x (digital) camcorders (136x bigger). More ...

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

More Expensive by $1,320

The JVC GCPX100B is $1,011 more expensive than the JVC GZR460BUS, $1,320 more expensive than the JVC GZR560BUS and $921 more expensive than the JVC GZRY980HUS.

Not As Many Stockists

The JVC GCPX100B is only stocked by 1 shop, however the JVC GZR460BUS is stocked by 2 sellers and the JVC GZRY980HUS is stocked by 2 retailers. More ...

Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.
Older by Over Five Years

The JVC GCPX100B is five years older than the JVC GZ-R405, four years older than the JVC GZR460BUS, four years older than the JVC GZR560BUS and five years older than the JVC GZRY980HUS.

The cheapest price that we could find for the GCPX100B in the US is $1,719.80 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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JVC GZR460BUS

$709.13
Walmart

JVC GZR460BUS

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JVC GZR460BUS
2.5MP
40x
OPTICAL ZOOM
660g
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
3680X2760
STILL IMAGE
RESOLUTION
HD

The JVC GZR460BUS has a Kagoo Score of 76. With a price tag of $709.13 this camcorder is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the JVC GZR460BUS or read our article on whether you should buy a JVC camcorder.

Features We Love:
Big optical zoom (40x)
Image stabilizer
3680x2760 still image resolution
Built-in microphone
Tripod mountable

A fully featured and cheap 40x optical zoom, 660g camcorder. It has an image stabilizer and a built-in microphone and supports a still image resolution of 3680x2760.

81
Features
Fully-Featured
69
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
74
Value for Money
Good
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good

4 Reasons For for Choosing the JVC GZR460BUS

A Lot Bigger Optical Zoom

The JVC GZR460BUS has an optical zoom of 40 (as do the JVC GZ-R405 and the JVC GZR560BUS), whereas the JVC GCPX100B and the JVC GZRY980HUS are both only 10x optical zoom camcorders (30x smaller). More ...

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

Higher Still Image Resolution

The JVC GZR460BUS supports a still image resolution of 3680x2760, and so does the JVC GZR560BUS, which is 7 times higher still image resolution as the JVC GZ-R405 and the JVC GZRY980HUS (1440 x 1080). We do not know what type of still image resolution the JVC GCPX100B support. More ...

Image resolution is a measurement of how many pixels make up a single image taken with the camcorder.

A higher image resolution means that the photos taken with the camcorder will be more detailed and sharper, and you'll be able to pick out smaller detailed far better. They will also far more suited to being enlarged, and can be blown up to larger sizes without blurring or losing detail.

Better Kagoo Score

The JVC GZR460BUS has received a Kagoo Score of 76, whereas the JVC GZ-R405 scored 69, the JVC GZR560BUS scored 74 and the JVC GZRY980HUS scored 74.

More Shops Are Selling it

A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.

4 Reasons Against for Choosing the JVC GZR460BUS

Heavier

The JVC GZR460BUS is a 660 camcorder. That's 160g heavier than the JVC GCPX100B (500g), 370g heavier than the JVC GZ-R405 (290g), 372g heavier than the JVC GZR560BUS (288g) and 602g heavier than the JVC GZRY980HUS (58g). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

16.4MP Smaller Total Megapixels

The JVC GZR460BUS has a total megapixels of 2.5 (as does the JVC GZR560BUS), but the JVC GCPX100B is a 12.8MP camcorder (10.3MP bigger), the JVC GZ-R405 is a 10MP camcorder (7.5MP bigger) and the JVC GZRY980HUS is a 18.9MP camcorder (16.4MP bigger). More ...

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

$309 More Expensive

The JVC GZR460BUS is more expensive than the JVC GZR560BUS by $309.

Over One Year Older

The JVC GZR460BUS is older than the JVC GZ-R405 by 16 months and older than the JVC GZRY980HUS by 19 months. The JVC GZR460BUS is the same age as the JVC GZR560BUS.

The cheapest price that we could find for the GZR460BUS in the US is $709.13 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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JVC GZR560BUS

$399.99
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JVC GZR560BUS

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JVC GZR560BUS
2.5MP
40x
OPTICAL ZOOM
288g
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
3680X2760
STILL IMAGE
RESOLUTION
HD

The JVC GZR560BUS has a Kagoo Score of 74. With a price tag of $399.99 this camcorder is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the JVC GZR560BUS or read our article on whether you should buy a JVC camcorder.

Features We Love:
Big optical zoom (40x)
Image stabilizer
3680x2760 still image resolution
Built-in microphone
Tripod mountable

A low cost and fully featured 40x optical zoom, 288g video camera. It has an image stabilizer and a built-in microphone and supports a still image resolution of 3680x2760.

81
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Value for Money
Good
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good

3 Reasons For for Choosing the JVC GZR560BUS

A Lot Bigger Optical Zoom

The JVC GZR560BUS has an optical zoom of 40 (as do the JVC GZ-R405 and the JVC GZR460BUS), but the JVC GCPX100B and the JVC GZRY980HUS are both only 10x optical zoom camcorders (30x smaller). More ...

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

Higher Still Image Resolution

The JVC GZR560BUS supports a still image resolution of 3680x2760, and so does the JVC GZR460BUS, which is 7 times higher still image resolution as the JVC GZ-R405 and the JVC GZRY980HUS (1440 x 1080). We do not know what type of still image resolution the JVC GCPX100B support. More ...

Image resolution is a measurement of how many pixels make up a single image taken with the camcorder.

A higher image resolution means that the photos taken with the camcorder will be more detailed and sharper, and you'll be able to pick out smaller detailed far better. They will also far more suited to being enlarged, and can be blown up to larger sizes without blurring or losing detail.

$309 Cheaper

The JVC GZR560BUS costs $399.99, whereas the JVC GCPX100B is $1,719.80, the JVC GZR460BUS is $709.13 and the JVC GZRY980HUS is $799.00.

5 Reasons Against for Choosing the JVC GZR560BUS

Heavier

The JVC GZR560BUS is a 288 camcorder. That's 212g lighter than the JVC GCPX100B (500g), 2g lighter than the JVC GZ-R405 (290g), 372g lighter than the JVC GZR460BUS (660g) and 230g heavier than the JVC GZRY980HUS (58g). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

16.4MP Smaller Total Megapixels

The JVC GZR560BUS has a total megapixels of 2.5 (as does the JVC GZR460BUS), however the JVC GCPX100B is a 12.8MP camcorder (10.3MP bigger), the JVC GZ-R405 is a 10MP camcorder (7.5MP bigger) and the JVC GZRY980HUS is a 18.9MP camcorder (16.4MP bigger). More ...

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

Worse Kagoo Score

The JVC GZR560BUS has received a Kagoo Score of 74, but the JVC GCPX100B scored 76 and the JVC GZR460BUS scored 76.

Not As Many Stockists

Only 1 retailer sell the JVC GZR560BUS, however 2 shops sell the JVC GZR460BUS and 2 sellers sell the JVC GZRY980HUS. More ...

Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Over One Year Older

The JVC GZR560BUS is older than the JVC GZ-R405 by 16 months and older than the JVC GZRY980HUS by 19 months. The JVC GZR560BUS is the same age as the JVC GZR460BUS.

The cheapest price that we could find for the GZR560BUS in the US is $399.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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JVC GZRY980HUS

$799.00
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JVC GZRY980HUS

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JVC GZRY980HUS
18.9MP
10x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1"
OPTICAL
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
58g
5h
BATTERY LIFE
1440 X 1080
STILL IMAGE
RESOLUTION
3"
SCREEN SIZE
200x
(DIGITAL)
4.5h
VIDEO

The JVC GZRY980HUS has a Kagoo Score of 74. With a price tag of $799.00 this camcorder is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the JVC GZRY980HUS or read our article on whether you should buy a JVC camcorder.

Features We Love:
Big total megapixels (18.9MP)
Large optical sensor size (1/2.3")
Lighter than average (58g)
Image stabilizer
Long maximum battery life (5h)

A total megapixels and astoundingly light weight 10x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels resolution video camera, with a very good spec. It has an image stabilizer and an interchangeable lens, supports HDMI and is waterproof.

81
Features
Fully-Featured
68
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
69
Value for Money
Good
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good

17 Reasons For for Choosing the JVC GZRY980HUS

602g Lighter

The JVC GZRY980HUS has a weight of 58, however the JVC GCPX100B is a 500g camcorder (442g heavier), the JVC GZ-R405 is a 290g camcorder (232g heavier), the JVC GZR460BUS is a 660g camcorder (602g heavier) and the JVC GZR560BUS is a 288g camcorder (230g heavier). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

47% Bigger Total Megapixels

The JVC GZRY980HUS is a 18.9 camcorder. That's 6.1MP bigger than the JVC GCPX100B (12.8MP), 8.9MP bigger than the JVC GZ-R405 (10MP) and 16.4MP bigger than the JVC GZR460BUS and the JVC GZR560BUS (2.5MP). More ...

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

A Lot Bigger Digital Zoom

JVC GZRY980HUS is 200 (digital) (as does the JVC GZ-R405), but the JVC GCPX100B is only a 64x (digital) camcorder (136x smaller). More ...

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

Interchangeable Lens

The JVC GZRY980HUS has an interchangeable lens, but the JVC GCPX100B, the JVC GZ-R405, the JVC GZR460BUS and the JVC GZR560BUS do not. More ...

The lens in the device can be swapped round.

An interchangeable lens system allows the user to use alternative lenses which might be better suited for a shoot than a standard lens.

Lower Minimum Aperture Number

JVC GZRY980HUS is 1.8 minimum aperture. That's 4.5 lower than the JVC GZ-R405 (6.3). More ...

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a smaller aperture number translates to a larger hole, therefore a larger amount of light will be let through.

A smaller aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to open wider, letting in more light at once. This is helpful because it allows the device to quickly take in enough light to form a picture, meaning that the shutter speed will be faster, reducing blur from fast moving subjects. It also means that you can take photos in dimmer light without having to rely on the flash, since you will be able to take in more light at once.

Higher Maximum Aperture Number

JVC GZRY980HUS is 2.8 maximum aperture value. That's 1 higher than the JVC GZ-R405 (1.8). More ...

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a larger aperture number translates to a smaller hole, therefore a smaller amount of light will be let through.

A larger aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to close to a very small hole, letting in very little light. This can be used for very tight depths of field shots, allowing on a single part of the photo to be in full focus, leading to some very nice artistic shots.

Full HD

The JVC GZRY980HUS is a Full HD camcorder (as is the JVC GCPX100B), but the JVC GZ-R405, the JVC GZR460BUS and the JVC GZR560BUS are not. More ...

A full HD camcorder captures video with a minimum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD camcorders capture more pixels which make the recording appear sharper compared to camcorders with a lower resolution.

A Lot Faster Maximum Frame Rate

The JVC GZRY980HUS has a maximum frame rate of 120, whereas the JVC GZ-R405 is only a 25fps camcorder (95fps slower). More ...

'Maximum Frame Rate' denotes how many frames per second (fps) are captured and displayed when recording video.

A higher fps means that the camcorder is recording far more frames for every second of footage, leading to a far smoother and more fluid video - the action will be less jerky and look of a higher quality.

Face Detection

The JVC GZRY980HUS has a face detection (as do the JVC GCPX100B and the JVC GZ-R405), however the JVC GZR460BUS and the JVC GZR560BUS do not have this feature. More ...

'Face Detection' indicates whether the camcorder has the ability to detect faces while recording, allowing it to automatically make sure they remain in full focus.

Face detection makes it far easier to make sure that people always appear in full focus, meaning no messed up videos due to bad focus.

Remote Operation

The JVC GZRY980HUS supports remote operation, whereas the JVC GCPX100B, the JVC GZ-R405, the JVC GZR460BUS and the JVC GZR560BUS do not. More ...

'Remote Operation' denotes whether the camcorder can be controlled (start/stop recording) by a separate remote, or whether all control has to happen on the device itself.

A remotely operated camera is helpful because it allows you to mount the camera on a tripod and be in your own movies.

HDMI

The JVC GZRY980HUS supports HDMI (as do the JVC GCPX100B and the JVC GZ-R405), however the JVC GZR460BUS and the JVC GZR560BUS do not support this feature. More ...

'HDMI' denotes whether the camcorder has an HDMI connection, allowing it to connect directly to TVs and monitors.

An HDMI connection allows you to display the videos you take in high definition on your TV or computer monitor, making it easy to stage screenings for family and friends!

Wi-Fi

The JVC GZRY980HUS features Wi-Fi (as do the JVC GCPX100B and the JVC GZ-R405), however the JVC GZR460BUS and the JVC GZR560BUS do not feature this benefit. More ...

'Wi-Fi' denotes whether the camcorder is capable of connecting to the net via wifi, in order to upload videos and images.

A wireless connection on your camcorder allows you to easily transfer videos to your computer, store them on the cloud or upload them to Facebook, all without having to worry about connecting via a wire.

Near Field Communication (NFC)

The JVC GZRY980HUS supports Near Field Communication (NFC), but the JVC GCPX100B, the JVC GZ-R405, the JVC GZR460BUS and the JVC GZR560BUS do not support this feature. More ...

Near Field Communications (NFC) allows the camcorder to wirelessly communicate with smartphones over very short distances (<1m).

NFC can be used to transfer videos and photos from your camcorder direct to your phone, where you can then share them with friends or upload to Facebook/Twitter/etc.

Bluetooth

The JVC GZRY980HUS supports bluetooth, however the JVC GCPX100B, the JVC GZ-R405, the JVC GZR460BUS and the JVC GZR560BUS do not. More ...

'Bluetooth' indicates whether the camcorder supports bluetooth, a communication protocol frequently used with accessories such as wireless flash units.

Waterproof

The JVC GZRY980HUS is a waterproof camcorder, but the JVC GCPX100B, the JVC GZ-R405, the JVC GZR460BUS and the JVC GZR560BUS are not. More ...

'Waterproof' denotes whether the camcorder is resistant against liquid - so can be safely immersed in water without causing problems.

Waterproof cameras allow you to safely take your camera out on a boat or to the beach without worrying about damage. It also allows for some visually stunning underwater videos!

More Shops Are Selling it

A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.

Newer by Three Months

The JVC GZRY980HUS was released five years after the JVC GCPX100B, released three months after the JVC GZ-R405, released 19 months after the JVC GZR460BUS and released 19 months after the JVC GZR560BUS

5 Reasons Against for Choosing the JVC GZRY980HUS

Smaller Optical Zoom

The JVC GZRY980HUS is a 10 optical zoom camcorder, and so does the JVC GCPX100B. That's 30x smaller than the JVC GZ-R405, the JVC GZR460BUS and the JVC GZR560BUS (40x). More ...

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

Does Not Have a Built-in Flash

The JVC GZRY980HUS does not have a built-in flash, but the JVC GCPX100B, the JVC GZ-R405, the JVC GZR460BUS and the JVC GZR560BUS do. More ...

'Built-in Flash' denotes whether the camcorder has a flash unit built into it, or whether you have to rely on natural lighting or external flash units.

7 Times Lower Still Image Resolution

The JVC GZRY980HUS supports a still image resolution of 1440 x 1080 (as does the JVC GZ-R405), however the JVC GZR460BUS and the JVC GZR560BUS support a still image resolution of 3680x2760. We do not know what type of still image resolution the JVC GCPX100B support. More ...

Image resolution is a measurement of how many pixels make up a single image taken with the camcorder.

A higher image resolution means that the photos taken with the camcorder will be more detailed and sharper, and you'll be able to pick out smaller detailed far better. They will also far more suited to being enlarged, and can be blown up to larger sizes without blurring or losing detail.

Worse Kagoo Score

The JVC GZRY980HUS has received a Kagoo Score of 74, however the JVC GCPX100B scored 76 and the JVC GZR460BUS scored 76.

More Expensive by $399

The JVC GZRY980HUS is $90 more expensive than the JVC GZR460BUS and $399 more expensive than the JVC GZR560BUS.

The cheapest price that we could find for the GZRY980HUS in the US is $799.00 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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JVC GZ-R405

JVC GZ-R405

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JVC GZ-R405
10MP
40x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1"
OPTICAL
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
290g
5h
BATTERY LIFE
200x
(DIGITAL)
3"
SCREEN SIZE
1440 X 1080
STILL IMAGE
RESOLUTION

The JVC GZ-R405 has a Kagoo Score of 69. With a price tag of $0.00 this camcorder is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the JVC GZ-R405 or read our article on whether you should buy a JVC camcorder.

Features We Love:
Big total megapixels (10MP)
Big optical zoom (40x)
Long maximum battery life (5h)
Image stabilizer
3680x2760 still image resolution (3680x2760|1440x1080|640x480|1920x1080)

An optical zoom and good spec 290g, 10MP video camera. It has an image stabilizer, a face detection and a built-in display and supports HDMI.

78
Features
Good Features
69
Kagoo Score
Good

5 Reasons For for Choosing the JVC GZ-R405

30x Bigger Optical Zoom

The JVC GZ-R405 has an optical zoom of 40 (as do the JVC GZR460BUS and the JVC GZR560BUS), but the JVC GCPX100B and the JVC GZRY980HUS are both only 10x optical zoom camcorders (30x smaller). More ...

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

Bigger Digital Zoom

The JVC GZ-R405 is a 200 (digital) camcorder, and so does the JVC GZRY980HUS. That's 136x bigger than the JVC GCPX100B (64x). More ...

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

Face Detection

The JVC GZ-R405 has a face detection, and so do the JVC GCPX100B and the JVC GZRY980HUS, but the JVC GZR460BUS and the JVC GZR560BUS do not. More ...

'Face Detection' indicates whether the camcorder has the ability to detect faces while recording, allowing it to automatically make sure they remain in full focus.

Face detection makes it far easier to make sure that people always appear in full focus, meaning no messed up videos due to bad focus.

HDMI

The JVC GZ-R405 supports HDMI, and so do the JVC GCPX100B and the JVC GZRY980HUS, but the JVC GZR460BUS and the JVC GZR560BUS do not. More ...

'HDMI' denotes whether the camcorder has an HDMI connection, allowing it to connect directly to TVs and monitors.

An HDMI connection allows you to display the videos you take in high definition on your TV or computer monitor, making it easy to stage screenings for family and friends!

Wi-Fi

The JVC GZ-R405 features Wi-Fi, and so do the JVC GCPX100B and the JVC GZRY980HUS, but the JVC GZR460BUS and the JVC GZR560BUS do not. More ...

'Wi-Fi' denotes whether the camcorder is capable of connecting to the net via wifi, in order to upload videos and images.

A wireless connection on your camcorder allows you to easily transfer videos to your computer, store them on the cloud or upload them to Facebook, all without having to worry about connecting via a wire.

9 Reasons Against for Choosing the JVC GZ-R405

45% Heavier

The JVC GZ-R405 is a 290 camcorder. That's 210g lighter than the JVC GCPX100B (500g), 370g lighter than the JVC GZR460BUS (660g), 2g heavier than the JVC GZR560BUS (288g) and 232g heavier than the JVC GZRY980HUS (58g). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

A Lot Smaller Total Megapixels

The JVC GZ-R405 has a total megapixels of 10, however the JVC GCPX100B is a 12.8MP camcorder (2.8MP bigger), the JVC GZR460BUS and the JVC GZR560BUS are both 2.5MP camcorders (7.5MP smaller) and the JVC GZRY980HUS is a 18.9MP camcorder (8.9MP bigger). More ...

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

4.5 Higher Minimum Aperture Number

The JVC GZ-R405 is a 6.3 minimum aperture camcorder, whereas the JVC GZRY980HUS is a 1.8 minimum aperture camcorder (4.5 lower). More ...

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a smaller aperture number translates to a larger hole, therefore a larger amount of light will be let through.

A smaller aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to open wider, letting in more light at once. This is helpful because it allows the device to quickly take in enough light to form a picture, meaning that the shutter speed will be faster, reducing blur from fast moving subjects. It also means that you can take photos in dimmer light without having to rely on the flash, since you will be able to take in more light at once.

1 Lower Maximum Aperture Number

The JVC GZ-R405 is a 1.8 maximum aperture value camcorder, whereas the JVC GZRY980HUS is a 2.8 maximum aperture value camcorder (1 higher). More ...

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a larger aperture number translates to a smaller hole, therefore a smaller amount of light will be let through.

A larger aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to close to a very small hole, letting in very little light. This can be used for very tight depths of field shots, allowing on a single part of the photo to be in full focus, leading to some very nice artistic shots.

Slower Maximum Frame Rate

The JVC GZ-R405 is a 25 camcorder. That's 95fps slower than the JVC GZRY980HUS (120fps). More ...

'Maximum Frame Rate' denotes how many frames per second (fps) are captured and displayed when recording video.

A higher fps means that the camcorder is recording far more frames for every second of footage, leading to a far smoother and more fluid video - the action will be less jerky and look of a higher quality.

Only 1440 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

The JVC GZ-R405 supports a still image resolution of 1440 x 1080, and so does the JVC GZRY980HUS, which is 7 times lower still image resolution as the JVC GZR460BUS and the JVC GZR560BUS (3680x2760). We do not know what type of still image resolution the JVC GCPX100B support. More ...

Image resolution is a measurement of how many pixels make up a single image taken with the camcorder.

A higher image resolution means that the photos taken with the camcorder will be more detailed and sharper, and you'll be able to pick out smaller detailed far better. They will also far more suited to being enlarged, and can be blown up to larger sizes without blurring or losing detail.

Worse Kagoo Score

The JVC GZ-R405 has received a Kagoo Score of 69, but the JVC GCPX100B scored 76, the JVC GZR460BUS scored 76, the JVC GZR560BUS scored 74 and the JVC GZRY980HUS scored 74.

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Three Months Older

The JVC GZ-R405 is older than the JVC GZRY980HUS by three months.

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