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JVC GZ-VX700BUS
JVC GZ-VX700BUS

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JVC GZ-VX700BUS Camcorder

1/4 210g CMOS 10x Mar 2012
Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Optical Zoom Release Date
Average expert reviews
Good size
Poor product quality

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Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

Camcorder expert review website PC Mag scored this JVC video camera 70 out of 100.

Good Brand

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


Display

Has a Touchscreen

The JVC GZ-VX700BUS has a touchscreen. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec also have a touchscreen.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the GZ-VX700BUS has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to this camcorder.

Video cameras with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth looking at include the HDR-TD20VE (3.5" and higher rated), or the PMW-200 ($5,329.99) (3.5" and higher rated) both from Sony or the Polaroid ID975HD (3.00000162" and higher rated).

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Battery

Average Video Recording Time

At 46.16 hours, the GZ-VX700BUS has a relatively standard video recording time compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was April 2017 when JVC released the GZ-VX700BUS.


Design

Poor Product Quality

Two JVC GZ-VX700 reviewers who purchased it concluded that it was not good quality. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert review site PC Mag “The very compact JVC Everio GZ-VX700 may not deliver the best video quality you can find.” but despite that they gave this camcorder a rating of 70 out of 100.


Still Image

1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

The JVC GZ-VX700BUS supports a maximum still image resolution of 1920 x 1080. That's over six times the still image resolution of the most common still image resolution(s) of 640 x 480 (which is also supported by this video camera). This camcorder also supports a still image resolution(s) of 1440 x 1080.

A 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s) is in fact the best supported still image resolution amongst all video cameras of a similar age and spec to this video camera.

Amongst comparable types of camcorder the worst supported still image resolution is 640 x 480.

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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 typical of many video cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The GZ-VX700BUS has a batteries included. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder also have a batteries included.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The GZ-VX700BUS has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to this camcorder.

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Camera

Supports On Screen Display (OSD)

The GZ-VX700BUS supports On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera also support On Screen Display (OSD).

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

A few JVC GZ-VX700 owners who reviewed the product said that it was compact.

One JVC GZ-VX700 reviewer concluded that it was thin. Expert website Pcmag.com said “The JVC Everio GZ-VX700 ($499.95 list) is slimmer and lighter than most camcorders in its class, almost bordering on pocket friendly” and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

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Average Weight

The GZ-VX700BUS has a pretty typical weight (210 grams) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to this camcorder.

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Networking

Features Wi-Fi

The JVC GZ-VX700BUS features wi-Fi. Most of the other video cameras that have been available for more than two years also feature wi-Fi.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The JVC GZ-VX700BUS features smile detection. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age also feature smile detection.

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Has a Face Detection

The JVC GZ-VX700BUS has a face detection, as do most of the other camcorders that were released around the same time as this video camera.

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Other Features

Has an Audio Output

The GZ-VX700BUS has an audio output, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to this video camera.

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Features Manual Focus

The GZ-VX700BUS features manual focus. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also feature manual focus.

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Features Auto Focus

The GZ-VX700BUS features auto focus. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type also feature auto focus.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The GZ-VX700BUS has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this camcorder.

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 HDR-TD20VE, and the PMW-150 ($29) both from Sony or the Polaroid ID975HD is also worth considering.

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Very Low Minimum Aperture Number

The average minimum aperture number of camcorders of a comparable type and age to this camcorder is 2.1, and the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.1 to 4. The GZ-VX700BUS has a fairly low minimum aperture number (only 1.2) compared to most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of only 2.8, the GZ-VX700BUS has one of the lower maximum aperture numbers amongst video cameras of this age. Comparable spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 22, and the average maximum aperture number is 7.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 200 times zoom factor, the GZ-VX700BUS has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as this camcorder.

If you are looking for a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the Panasonic HC-V270EB (3,000x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 10 times zoom factor, the GZ-VX700BUS has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this video camera.

There are a number of other 10x (optical) camcorders currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the HDR-TD20, or the HDR-TD20VE both from Sony.

Video cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth considering include the PMW-200 ($5,329.99) (14x and higher rated), the PMWEX3 (14x and higher rated), or the PMW-300 ($9,521.42) (14x and higher rated) all from Sony.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The GZ-VX700BUS supports HDMI, as do most of the other video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

There are a number of alternative camcorders which support HDMI currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the HDR-TD20VE, or the HXR-NX30 both from Sony or the ION Air Pro Lite ActION.

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Features

Good Technical Features

One customer said in their reviews that the product had good features. Pc Mag wrote in their review of the JVC GZ-VX700 four years ago “Interesting Wi-Fi features”.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

One customer reckoned that the JVC GZ-VX700 was wifi compatible.


Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

The GZ-VX700BUS has a maximum optical sensor size of 1". That's 11% more optical sensor size than a 1.8" video camera, which is the most common optical sensor size.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers jvc gzvx700seu, gzvx700bus
Barcodes 00046838064197, 00634563539181, 04975769400162

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