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JVC GZ-R10
JVC GZ-R10

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JVC GZ-R10 Camcorder

10MP 1/5 286g CMOS Mar 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Average expert reviews
Small, lightweight, tough
Has good battery life

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Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

Expert review site techguide.com.au scored this video camera 70 out of 100.

Good Brand

Video cameras produced by JVC generally have good reviews compared to other manufacturers.


Design

Strong and Durable

Two people reckoned that it was strong and durable. Techguide.com.au wrote “Small, lightweight, tough” .

Techguide.com.au also said “If you're looking for a durable family camcorder that can handle the bumps” in their review.

Good Quality

One person who bought this camcorder concluded that it was good quality. Techguide.com.au said in their review of the JVC GZ-R10 “Decent HD video quality” yet they gave the JVC GZ-R10 a score of 1 stars.

Well Designed

One person who reviewed this camcorder thought it was well designed. Three years ago Techguide.com.au wrote “Simpletouse design and UI”.

Not Easy to Use the Menus

One person who bought the product thought it was not easy to use the menus. Three years ago Techguide.com.au mentioned “Some purple fringing at longest zoom settings”.

Not Easy to Use

Two people who reviewed it mentioned that it was not easy to use. Techguide.com.au mentioned “Water sealing system not foolproof” . Techguide.com.au also said “Handholding at longest zoom lengths not really practical” in their review.


Power

Good Battery Life

One JVC GZ-R10 reviewer concluded that it had a good battery life. Techguide.com.au mentioned three years ago “Has good battery life” however they only scored the JVC GZ-R10 1 stars.


Weight & Dimensions

Lightweight

Two customers wrote in their reviews that it was lightweight. Techguide.com.au mentioned “The JVC Everio GZ 10 is a compact, lightweight fullHD camcorder that's water, shock, dust”.

Average Weight

At 286 grams, the JVC GZ-R10 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

Other 286g weight camcorders currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the JVC GZ-R15.

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Good Zoom

Three JVC GZ-R10 owners concluded that the JVC GZ-R10 had a good zoom. Three years ago Techguide.com.au said “Powerful zoom lens” but in spite of that they only gave the product a rating of 1 stars. Techguide.com.au also said “Effective antivibration system at reasonable zoom lengths” in their review. Techguide.com.au also said “It has a 40x zoom lens, is easy to operate” in their review.

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Display

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

Video cameras of a comparable age and type to the GZ-R10 have display diagonals of between 1.5" and 4". The JVC GZ-R10 has a quite large display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as the GZ-R10.

Video cameras with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth looking at include the Sony NEX-FS700R ($4,035.99) (3.5").

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Lens System

Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of camcorders of a similar age and type to the GZ-R10 range from 1x to 60x. With an optical zoom of 40 times zoom factor, the JVC GZ-R10 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to the GZ-R10.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 40x (optical) video cameras currently available including the JVC GZ-R15 which has better reviews.

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Average Digital Zoom

The JVC GZ-R10 has a pretty standard digital zoom (100 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as the GZ-R10.

If this JVC camcorder digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Sony HDR-CX240 (320x).

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Battery

Quite Long Battery Life (max)

Across all the medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the GZ-R10 the battery life (max) range from 1.1h to 8,700h, and the average battery life (max) is 360h. The JVC GZ-R10 has one of the longer battery life (max) (4.5 hours) amongst video cameras of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4.5h battery life video cameras currently available including the Canon Legria HF S30, or the JVC GZ-R15 which has better reviews.

If this medium total megapixels camcorder battery life (max) is not long enough for you then you might also want to consider the Sony HXR-MC2500E (4.75h and higher rated).

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

Like most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched more than two years ago, the JVC GZ-R10 supports HDMI.

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Image Sensor

Fairly High Effective Megapixels (image)

With an effective megapixels (image) of 10 megapixels, the JVC GZ-R10 has a quite high effective megapixels (image) compared to most of the other video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the GZ-R10. Across all the camcorders of this age and type the effective megapixels (image) range from 1.3MP to 21MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 7.6MP.

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1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This video camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on camcorders of a similar type and age to it.

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Not Full HD

The JVC GZ-R10 is not Full HD. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the GZ-R10 do are Full HD.

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Price

Not Good Value for Money

One JVC GZ-R10 owner who purchased this camcorder said that it was not good value for money. Techguide.com.au mentioned “Disappointing considering its price” in their review of the JVC GZ-R10.


Still Image

Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution(s)

The highest still image resolution supported by the JVC GZ-R10 is 640 x 480. That's 85% less still image resolution than the most frequently found still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080. This video camera also support still image resolution(s)s of 1920x1080 and 1440x1080 and 640x480.

This video camera's still image resolution (640 x 480) is actually the worst supported still image resolution amongst all video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the GZ-R10.

The best supported still image resolution across similar types of video camera is 4608 x 3456.

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Other Features

Not Waterproof

Like most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for more than two years, the JVC GZ-R10 is not waterproof.

Video cameras which are waterproof that might be worth considering include the JVC GZ-R15.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this JVC camcorder was released.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers jvc 6513640583, jvc 8137163655
Barcodes 00006513640583, 00008137163655, 03595980009442, 04975769420696

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