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Should You Buy a JVC Camcorder?

Matthew
Updated 24 May 2020
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should you buy a JVC Camcorder?

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

If you are wondering how JVC camcorders compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared 790+ camcorders by objectively and impartially analysing over 26,000 user and expert reviews and 170+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.

JVC are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular camcorders and start at $400 for the GZ-R560BUS which has an optical zoom of 40x, a sensor size of 2.5MP and is a camcorder that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) and go up to $6,898 for the GY-HM750 which has an optical zoom of 14x, a sensor size of 1.22MP and is a camcorder that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD). The average price of a new JVC camcorder is $1,415.

JVC are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular camcorders.

Is JVC the Best Camcorder Brand?

So are JVC camcorders any good? We give every camcorder a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all camcorders we are able to impartially rank all the camcorder brands.

JVC is ranked the No. 6 best camcorder brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that JVC is the 6th best camcorder brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
5,712 reviews
#2
Japan
94%
94%
1,697 reviews
#3
GoPro
92%
92%
2,117 reviews
#4
Japan
87%
87%
162 reviews
#5
Ricoh
81%
81%
441 reviews
#6
JVC
Japan
80%
80%
31 reviews
#7
Vivitar
80%
80%
80 reviews
#8
Zoom
77%
77%
117 reviews
#9
Blackmagic Design
77%
77%
51 reviews
#10
DJI
75%
75%
436 reviews
#11
Polaroid
74%
74%
421 reviews
#12
Kodak
73%
73%
75 reviews
#13
Nikon
Japan
73%
73%
43 reviews
#14
GE
United States
70%
70%
108 reviews
#15
Midland
69%
69%
2 reviews
#16
ION
68%
68%
14 reviews
#17
ACTIVEON
68%
68%
6 reviews
#18
Veho
68%
68%
411 reviews
#19
HP
United States
67%
67%
4 reviews
#20
South Korea
67%
67%
94 reviews
#21
Kaiser Baas
67%
67%
13 reviews
#22
Xiaomi
66%
66%
98 reviews
#23
Bushnell
66%
66%
146 reviews
#24
Narrative
66%
66%
48 reviews
#25
HTC
65%
65%
159 reviews
#26
KitVision
65%
65%
93 reviews
#27
360fly
64%
64%
67 reviews
#28
Toshiba
Japan
63%
63%
321 reviews
#29
VTech
58%
58%
0 reviews
#30
Naxa
58%
58%
0 reviews
#31
Coby
56%
56%
1 review
#32
Memorex
55%
55%
0 reviews
#33
Motorola
54%
54%
0 reviews

Let's look at how JVC camcorders compare to the other camcorder brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection
All camcorder Brands
JVC Camcorders

JVC have better reviews than the typical camcorder brand, with the average rating of a JVC camcorder being 60%.

There's a smaller selection of JVC camcorders available compared to other camcorder brands, with only 10 JVC camcorders currently on the market in the US. JVC camcorders also tend to be more expensive than most other camcorder brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Camcorders
Average Price
$942
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $18,999
Price Distribution of All Camcorders
No. Of Camcorders
Average Price
$1,415
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $6,499
Price Distribution of JVC Camcorders

What Do the JVC Camcorder Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every JVC camcorder to work out the average distribution of reviews for JVC and then compared this to the other camcorder brands.

JVC logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
2
4 stars
5
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
JVC logo

User Reviews

5 stars
9
4 stars
4
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 star
4
JVC has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its camcorders than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.

Over 100% of expert reviews and 72% of user reviews for JVC camcorders are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 83% and 84% respectively across all Camcorder brands.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to JVC camcorders by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other camcorder brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Sony Canon GoPro Cisco Ricoh JVC
CNET.com logo
77%
19 reviews
73%
12 reviews
80%
6 reviews
73%
5 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
69%
14 reviews
83%
2 reviews
97%
6 reviews
50%
3 reviews
parentesis.com logo
71%
14 reviews
68%
10 reviews
tecnozoom.it logo
80%
3 reviews
76%
16 reviews
80%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
85%
8 reviews
68%
5 reviews
93%
3 reviews
67%
3 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
83%
4 reviews
84%
9 reviews
75%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
Digital Versus logo
85%
8 reviews
70%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
88%
5 reviews
84%
5 reviews
90%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
PC Mag logo
58%
5 reviews
77%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
60%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
stuff.tv logo
100%
4 reviews
100%
3 reviews
90%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
Digitaltrends.com logo
73%
2 reviews
78%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
75%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
digitalfoto.dk logo
85%
2 reviews
86%
4 reviews
85%
2 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
90%
1 review
80%
1 review
88%
4 reviews
70%
2 reviews
macworld.co.uk logo
80%
4 reviews
80%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
Chip.de logo
85%
2 reviews
86%
2 reviews
87%
3 reviews
53%
1 review
digitalfotoforalla.se logo
86%
1 review
84%
3 reviews
85%
1 review
89%
2 reviews
Techradar logo
85%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
85%
2 reviews
60%
2 reviews
camcorderinfo.com logo
95%
1 review
87%
5 reviews
webnews.it logo
86%
4 reviews
74%
1 review
77%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
71%
4 reviews
84%
1 review
72%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
71%
96 reviews
69%
56 reviews
80%
56 reviews
72%
54 reviews
76%
37 reviews
65%
5 reviews
Average
81%
197 reviews
78%
149 reviews
82%
88 reviews
72%
74 reviews
73%
58 reviews
75%
7 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have JVC Camcorders Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 1 industry award for a JVC camcorder. The table below compares the number of awards received by JVC to other popular camcorder brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

JVC has won 1 award for its camcorders.

Compare all award winning camcorders

Number of Awards Sony Canon GoPro Cisco Ricoh JVC
Lydogbilde.no logo
3
2
5
camcorderinfo.com logo
1
6
Trusted Reviews logo
2
5
Digitaltrends.com logo
2
2
2
reviewed.com logo
2
4
Expert Reviews logo
3
2
1
Digital Versus logo
4
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
Pocket Lint logo
1
2
gadgetgear.nl logo
1
2
altomdata.dk logo
2
1
vido.com.ua logo
1
1
chip.com.my logo
2
PC Mag logo
2
pcactual.com logo
1
1
agdlab.pl logo
2
macworld.co.uk logo
1
1
gagadget.com logo
1
1
stuff.tv logo
1
1
PhotographyBlog.com logo
1
1
Other Expert Sites
9
6
9
6
3
1
Total
40
34
21
7
7
1

How Reliable Are JVC Camcorders?

We checked over 26,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of JVC camcorders. 60% of reviews that mention reliability were positive. Therefore the majority of JVC camcorder owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

60% of reviewers think JVC camcorders are reliable.

So, most people think that JVC camcorders are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for JVC camcorders that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

you're getting a waterproof (to certain depths) device
Amazon

NOT RELIABLE

seems like jvc know this unit is very fragile
Amazon

What is the Best High End JVC Camcorder?

JVC GYLS300CHU

$2,345.00
Walmart
JVC GYLS300CHU
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JVC GYLS300CHU
13.5MP
12x
OPTICAL ZOOM
3.8kg
4K
RESOLUTION
1.38"
OPTICAL
3.5"
SCREEN SIZE

If you're looking for a high end JVC camcorder then the JVC GYLS300CHU takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 70, but is a bit more expensive at $2,345.

Features We Love:
Big total megapixels (13.5MP)
Huge optical sensor size (1.38")
Large display diagonal (3.5")
Supports HDMI
3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels resolution (3840x2160 pixels)

A good spec but only ok value for money 12x optical zoom, 3.8kg camcorder. It has an interchangeable lens and a built-in display, supports HDMI and is Full HD.

79
Features
Good Features
60
Value for Money
Good
70
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the GYLS300CHU in the US is $2,345.00 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a JVC Camcorder?
Is JVC the Best Camcorder Brand?
What Do the JVC Camcorder Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have JVC Camcorders Received?
How Reliable Are JVC Camcorders?
What is the Best High End JVC Camcorder?

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