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Should You Buy a JVC Camcorder?

Matthew
Updated 12 March 2021
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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 22,000 user and expert reviews and 150+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.

JVC are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular camcorders and start at $1,045 for the GY-HM170 which has an optical zoom of 12x, a sensor size of 12.4MP and is a camcorder that has a resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) and go up to $2,744 for the GY-HM600 which has an optical zoom of 23x, a sensor size of 2.2MP and is a camcorder that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD). The average price of a new JVC camcorder is $1,621.

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. 9 best camcorder brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that JVC is the 9th best camcorder brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
5,740 reviews
#2
Japan
94%
94%
1,794 reviews
#3
GoPro
93%
93%
3,580 reviews
#4
Japan
88%
88%
159 reviews
#5
Ricoh
84%
84%
439 reviews
#6
Zoom
81%
81%
176 reviews
#7
Vivitar
78%
78%
80 reviews
#8
Blackmagic Design
75%
75%
52 reviews
#9
JVC
Japan
75%
75%
20 reviews
#10
ION
73%
73%
11 reviews
#11
Nikon
Japan
73%
73%
43 reviews
#12
Kodak
73%
73%
75 reviews
#13
Veho
71%
71%
419 reviews
#14
Polaroid
70%
70%
348 reviews
#15
Transcend
69%
69%
641 reviews
#16
Garmin
68%
68%
76 reviews
#17
DJI
68%
68%
438 reviews
#18
KitVision
68%
68%
97 reviews
#19
South Korea
68%
68%
103 reviews
#20
ACTIVEON
67%
67%
6 reviews
#21
Xiaomi
67%
67%
98 reviews
#22
HTC
65%
65%
159 reviews
#23
HP
United States
65%
65%
3 reviews
#24
360fly
65%
65%
67 reviews
#25
Toshiba
Japan
63%
63%
277 reviews
#26
Midland
63%
63%
2 reviews
#27
Motorola
61%
61%
0 reviews
#28
Cobra
60%
60%
0 reviews
#29
VTech
59%
59%
0 reviews
#30
DataVideo
57%
57%
0 reviews
#31
Coby
56%
56%
1 review
#32
Ultramax
55%
55%
0 reviews
#33
Memorex
54%
54%
0 reviews
#34
Olympus
Japan
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 57%.

There's a smaller selection of JVC camcorders available compared to other camcorder brands, with only 6 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
$963
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $10,999
Price Distribution of All Camcorders
No. Of Camcorders
Average Price
$1,621
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $8,499
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
4
4 stars
1
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 star
1
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 71% of user reviews for JVC camcorders are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 86% 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 Cisco Ricoh Panasonic JVC
CNET.com logo
78%
17 reviews
73%
12 reviews
80%
6 reviews
73%
5 reviews
81%
4 reviews
parentesis.com logo
71%
14 reviews
68%
10 reviews
70%
1 review
tecnozoom.it logo
80%
3 reviews
76%
16 reviews
80%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
83%
4 reviews
84%
8 reviews
60%
1 review
85%
6 reviews
80%
1 review
Lydogbilde.no logo
69%
14 reviews
83%
2 reviews
50%
3 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
89%
7 reviews
68%
5 reviews
70%
2 reviews
85%
4 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
88%
5 reviews
84%
5 reviews
90%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
95%
4 reviews
PC Mag logo
58%
4 reviews
77%
3 reviews
60%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
Digital Versus logo
87%
6 reviews
70%
4 reviews
90%
2 reviews
macworld.co.uk logo
80%
4 reviews
80%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
stuff.tv logo
100%
4 reviews
100%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
camcorderinfo.com logo
95%
1 review
87%
5 reviews
90%
2 reviews
Techradar logo
85%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
60%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
reviewed.com logo
77%
2 reviews
88%
2 reviews
93%
3 reviews
Digitaltrends.com logo
73%
2 reviews
78%
2 reviews
75%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
77%
3 reviews
70%
1 review
78%
2 reviews
webnews.it logo
88%
3 reviews
74%
1 review
83%
2 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
90%
1 review
80%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
90%
1 review
Mac World logo
60%
1 review
85%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
M3.idg.se logo
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
40%
1 review
70%
1 review
80%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
71%
73 reviews
70%
53 reviews
72%
51 reviews
76%
39 reviews
68%
14 reviews
65%
5 reviews
Average
79%
171 reviews
78%
140 reviews
71%
74 reviews
70%
54 reviews
82%
53 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 Cisco Ricoh Panasonic JVC
Trusted Reviews logo
2
4
4
Expert Reviews logo
3
2
1
3
camcorderinfo.com logo
1
6
1
reviewed.com logo
2
4
2
Lydogbilde.no logo
3
2
Digital Versus logo
3
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
2
2
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
1
PC Mag logo
2
1
pcactual.com logo
1
1
1
M3.idg.se logo
1
1
stuff.tv logo
1
1
agdlab.pl logo
2
Pocket Lint logo
1
1
gadgetgear.nl logo
2
Techradar logo
2
macworld.co.uk logo
1
1
vido.com.ua logo
1
1
chip.com.my logo
2
altomdata.dk logo
2
Other Expert Sites
10
5
6
3
1
1
Total
38
32
7
7
19
1

What is the Ultimate JVC Camcorder?

JVC GYLS300

$3,911.99
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JVC GYLS300
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JVC GYLS300
13.5MP
12x
OPTICAL ZOOM
3.8kg
4K
RESOLUTION
1.38"
OPTICAL
3.5"
SCREEN SIZE
HD

For those with an unlimited budget then the JVC GYLS300 is the best JVC camcorder out there. At $3,911.99 it's not cheap, but is excellent quality and as such we gave it Kagoo Score of 70.

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 average value for money 12x optical zoom, 3.8kg video camera. 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 GYLS300 in the US is $3,911.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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