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 2,300 user and expert reviews and 10 awards from hundreds of different review sites.
JVC are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular camcorders and start at $399 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 $3,912 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 $1,527.
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.
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.
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There's a smaller selection of JVC camcorders available compared to other camcorder brands, with only 7 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 66%.
No. Of Camcorders
Average Price $963
Price Distribution of All Camcorders
No. Of Camcorders
Average Price $1,527
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 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 75% of user reviews for JVC camcorders are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 79% and 82% 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.
How Many Industry Awards Have JVC Camcorders Received?
After checking thousands of expert review websites we couldn't find any industry awards for JVC camcorders. The table below shows the number of awards received by the most popular camcorder brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.
We checked over 2,300 reviews to find comments about the reliability of JVC camcorders. 50% of reviews that mention reliability were positive. Therefore the majority of JVC camcorder owners and reviewers thought the product wasn't reliable.
Only 50% of reviewers think JVC camcorders are reliable.
So, most people think that JVC camcorders aren't good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for JVC camcorders that mention reliability:
Doesn't need a lens cap as the fragile lense is safe behind a stronger outer lense