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JVC GZ-GX1BEU Camcorder

10.62MP 1/2 400g Feb 2012
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Easy to use
Reasonably priced
Good screen / viewfinder

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Design

Easy to Use

A few customers mentioned that this camcorder was easy to use. R. D. T. Griffiths wrote on Amazon “The screen being 3.5 inches is much easier to use and the touch screen easier than my old button operated JVC one” in their review of this camcorder. R. D. T. Griffiths also wrote “Is very handy to control and view remotely”.

One JVC GZ-GX1 owner who reviewed this camcorder considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. R. D. T. Griffiths wrote in their review on Amazon “Cheaper JVC ones seemed just too small, this one I find comfortable to use” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

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Nice Design

Some customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good looking. Three years ago R. D. T. Griffiths said “Setting up wifi connection to my tablet and phone was pretty easy and is very handy to control” in their review of the JVC GZ-GX1 and rated the product 5 stars.

Good Product Quality

Some customers who purchased it agreed that it was good quality. R. D. T. Griffiths mentioned “Picture quality is superb”. R. D. T. Griffiths also mentioned “Video quality is amazing”.


Good Screen / Viewfinder

One person who reviewed the JVC GZ-GX1 said that it had a good screen. R. D. T. Griffiths said 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 JVC GZ-GX1 review and gave the product a very good review.


Support

Good Technical Guidance

One JVC GZ-GX1 owner wrote in their reviews that the JVC GZ-GX1 had good technical guidance. Three years ago R. D. T. Griffiths wrote in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “Flash for digital pics is big help”.


Reviews

JVC Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

Camcorders manufactured by JVC are some of the better camcorders according to average expert and user reviews.


Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of medium total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as this video camera is 2.8", and the display diagonals range from 1.5" to 4". At 3 inches, the GZ-GX1BEU has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

Alternative 3" screen size video cameras currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-PJ260E.

If you want a camcorder with a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Panasonic AG-AC90 ($2,414.50) (3.5"), or the JVC GY-HMQ10 (3.5").

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of 920,000 pixels, the GZ-GX1BEU has one of the higher display resolutions (numeric) amongst medium total megapixels camcorders of this age. Across all the medium total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago the display resolutions (numeric) range from 91,000 pixels to 1,200,000 pixels.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The JVC GZ-GX1BEU is Full HD, as are most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

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HD-Ready

The GZ-GX1BEU is HD-Ready. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also are HD-Ready.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This video camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to it.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The JVC GZ-GX1BEU has an image stabilizer. Most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to this video camera also have an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other camcorders with an image stabilizer to this video camera and we think because of it's better review score, the JVC GZ-R15 is also worth considering.

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Quite Low Minimum Aperture Number

Across all the video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camcorder the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.1 to 6.8, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.4. At only 1.2, the GZ-GX1BEU has a very low minimum aperture number compared to most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to this camcorder.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

Across all the medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for more than two years the optical zooms range from 1x to 60x, and the average optical zoom is 23x. The GZ-GX1BEU has a quite small optical zoom (only 10 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

We compared this video camera to all the other 10x (optical) camcorders and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon Legria HF S30 is also worth considering.

If this medium total megapixels video camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Sony NEX-FS700 ($3,342.63) (11x), or the Panasonic AG-AC90 ($2,414.50) (12x).

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 200 times zoom factor, the GZ-GX1BEU has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder.

We compared this video camera to all the other 200x (digital) video cameras and we think the Canon Legria HF S30 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this video camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the HDR-CX220 (320x), or the HDR-PJ240 (320x) both from Sony.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The GZ-GX1BEU supports HDMI, as do most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

Alternative camcorders which support HDMI currently available that you might also want to look at include the Sony HDR-CX400E ($297.99) which has better reviews.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The GZ-GX1BEU has a DC-in jack. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder also have a DC-in jack.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The GZ-GX1BEU does not support PictBridge, although this is within the context that most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to this video camera also do not support PictBridge.

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Networking

Features Wi-Fi

The GZ-GX1BEU features wi-Fi, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this video camera.

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Flash

Has a Built-In Flash

The GZ-GX1BEU has a built-in flash, which is unusual. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to this camcorder do not have a built-in flash.

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Focusing

Has a Face Detection

The GZ-GX1BEU has a face detection. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type also have a face detection.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The JVC GZ-GX1BEU has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Has a Batteries Included

The GZ-GX1BEU has a batteries included. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched more than two years ago also have a batteries included.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The GZ-GX1BEU has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to this video camera.

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Power

Poor Battery Life

One person who reviewed it said that it did not have a good battery life. R. D. T. Griffiths mentioned in their JVC GZ-GX1 review “Supplied battery isn't really big enough so extra battery is a must” but they still rated it 5 stars.


Weight & Dimensions

Heavy

The weights of medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for more than two years range from 50g to 3.3kg, and the average weight is 400g. The GZ-GX1BEU is one of the heavier camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera (400 grams) amongst video cameras of this age.

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Still Image

Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The JVC GZ-GX1BEU supports a maximum still image resolution of 640 x 480. That's 85% less still image resolution than a 1920 x 1080 video camera, which is the most common still image resolution supported by camcorders of this type and age. 1920 x 1080 is also supported by this video camera.

This camcorder's still image resolution (640 x 480) is in fact the worst supported still image resolution amongst all comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

Amongst comparable types of camcorder the best supported still image resolution is 4608 x 3456.

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

This camcorder was released in April 2017.


Storage

Average Maximum Memory Card Size

The JVC GZ-GX1BEU has a pretty typical maximum memory card size (64 gigabytes) compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

There are a number of other 64GB maximum memory card size video cameras currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Canon Legria HF S30.

If this video camera maximum memory card size is not large enough for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Camileo X150 (128GB).

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on medium total megapixels camcorders that came out around the same time as it.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers jvc gzgx1bus, jvcgzgx1beu
Barcodes 04975769400308

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