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Should You Buy a JVC Camcorder?

Updated 05 January 2020 by Matthew
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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 28,000 user and expert reviews and 180+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.

JVC are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular camcorders and start at $299 for the GZ-R460BUS 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 $2,238 for the GY-LS300 which has an optical zoom of 12x, a sensor size of 13.5MP and is a camcorder that has a resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K). The average price of a new JVC camcorder is $1,431.

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. 8 best camcorder brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that JVC is the 8th best camcorder brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
1,684 reviews
#2
Japan
95%
95%
5,705 reviews
#3
GoPro
91%
91%
2,471 reviews
#4
Japan
87%
87%
165 reviews
#5
Zoom
83%
83%
117 reviews
#6
Ricoh
82%
82%
439 reviews
#7
Vivitar
78%
78%
80 reviews
#8
JVC
Japan
77%
77%
31 reviews
#9
Nikon
Japan
76%
76%
43 reviews
#10
Blackmagic Design
76%
76%
51 reviews
#11
Garmin
75%
75%
7 reviews
#12
DJI
75%
75%
438 reviews
#13
Polaroid
74%
74%
414 reviews
#14
Kodak
73%
73%
75 reviews
#15
Veho
73%
73%
430 reviews
#16
Toshiba
Japan
72%
72%
321 reviews
#17
South Korea
70%
70%
93 reviews
#18
Cisco
69%
69%
141 reviews
#19
Midland
69%
69%
2 reviews
#20
ION
68%
68%
14 reviews
#21
Xiaomi
66%
66%
98 reviews
#22
360fly
66%
66%
67 reviews
#23
ACTIVEON
66%
66%
6 reviews
#24
HTC
65%
65%
159 reviews
#25
Naxa
62%
62%
0 reviews
#26
HP
United States
61%
61%
6 reviews
#27
VTech
59%
59%
0 reviews
#28
Memorex
54%
54%
0 reviews
#29
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

There's a smaller selection of JVC camcorders available compared to other camcorder brands, with only 11 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.

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

No. Of Camcorders
Average Price
$830
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $6,999
Price Distribution of All Camcorders
No. Of Camcorders
Average Price
$1,431
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $6,999
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 camcorder 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 84% and 84% respectively across all Camcorder brands.

Looking at just the expert reviews, 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
100%
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
87%
3 reviews
67%
3 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
83%
4 reviews
84%
9 reviews
80%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
80%
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
Digital Versus logo
85%
8 reviews
70%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
stuff.tv logo
100%
4 reviews
100%
3 reviews
95%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
Digitaltrends.com logo
73%
2 reviews
78%
2 reviews
73%
3 reviews
75%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
Techradar logo
85%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
88%
4 reviews
60%
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
digitalfoto.dk logo
85%
2 reviews
85%
3 reviews
85%
2 reviews
Chip.de logo
85%
2 reviews
86%
2 reviews
85%
2 reviews
53%
1 review
digitalfotoforalla.se logo
86%
1 review
84%
3 reviews
85%
1 review
91%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
71%
4 reviews
84%
1 review
72%
1 review
reviewed.com logo
77%
2 reviews
90%
3 reviews
86%
1 review
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
77%
3 reviews
70%
1 review
78%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
71%
95 reviews
69%
58 reviews
79%
60 reviews
72%
52 reviews
76%
37 reviews
65%
5 reviews
Average
80%
196 reviews
78%
149 reviews
85%
96 reviews
72%
74 reviews
73%
57 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 given to 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
reviewed.com logo
2
5
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
2
3
2
Trusted Reviews logo
2
5
camcorderinfo.com logo
1
5
Expert Reviews logo
3
2
1
Digital Versus logo
4
gadgetgear.nl logo
1
2
altomdata.dk logo
2
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
Pocket Lint logo
1
2
pcactual.com logo
1
1
macworld.co.uk logo
1
1
M3.idg.se logo
1
1
agdlab.pl logo
2
stuff.tv logo
1
1
gagadget.com logo
1
1
PC Mag logo
2
tomsguide.com logo
1
1
chip.com.my logo
2
Other Expert Sites
11
6
11
6
2
1
Total
40
34
26
7
7
1

How Reliable Are JVC Camcorders?

We checked over 28,000 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

Doesn't need a lens cap as the fragile lense is safe behind a stronger outer lense
Amazon

NOT RELIABLE

seems like jvc know this unit is very fragile
Amazon
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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?

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