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JVC GZ-GX1 Camcorder

10.62MP 1/2.3 400g Feb 2012
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19 Reasons For

Easy to Use

A few JVC GZ-GX1 reviewers said in their reviews that it was easy to use. Three years ago R. D. T. Griffiths wrote “The screen being 3.5 inches is much easier to use and the touch screen easier than my old button operated JVC one”. R. D. T. Griffiths also said “Is very handy to control and view remotely”.

One JVC GZ-GX1 owner who reviewed it considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. R. D. T. Griffiths said on Amazon “Cheaper JVC ones seemed just too small, this one I find comfortable to use”.

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Reasonably Priced

Several people wrote in their reviews that it was good value for money. Three years ago R. D. T. Griffiths mentioned “Amazing for price”. R. D. T. Griffiths also wrote “Strange they should put this in to a semi pro camera!All in all so far worth extra cost over the cheaper ones”.

Nice Design

Several JVC GZ-GX1 owners who purchased the product considered that it was good looking. Three years ago R. D. T. Griffiths wrote in their review of this camcorder “Setting up wifi connection to my tablet and phone was pretty easy and is very handy to control”.

Good Product Quality

A few JVC GZ-GX1 reviewers considered that it was good quality. R. D. T. Griffiths rated the JVC GZ-GX1 as excellent and mentioned on Amazon “Picture quality is superb” in their review. R. D. T. Griffiths also mentioned “Video quality is amazing”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One person who reviewed this camcorder concluded that it had a good screen. Three years ago R. D. T. Griffiths mentioned on Amazon “Other JVC cameras have this, so does this one stand out? Bigger screen 3.5 inches, full HD as well as interlaced HD” in their review of this camcorder.

Good Support

One customer wrote in their reviews that the JVC GZ-GX1 had good technical guidance. R. D. T. Griffiths wrote “Flash for digital pics is big help”.

JVC Video Cameras Have Good Reviews

Big sensor size video cameras manufactured by JVC have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all camcorders (not just big sensor size video cameras) and found that JVC also has good reviews across its entire range.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The JVC GZ-GX1 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other similar spec video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

Alternative camcorders with an image stabiliser currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Sony NEX-VG20[plb_1137845_price], or the Panasonic HC-V707[plb_1350701_price].

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The JVC GZ-GX1 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with an HDMI port and we think the Sony NEX-VG20[plb_1137845_price], and the Panasonic HC-V707[plb_1350701_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Full HD

Full HD

The JVC GZ-GX1 is Full HD, as are most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

Other Full HD camcorders currently available that you might want to look at include the Sony NEX-VG20[plb_1137845_price], or the Panasonic HC-V707[plb_1350701_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of big sensor size video cameras that came out more than two years ago is 160x. With a digital zoom of 200 times zoom factor, the JVC GZ-GX1 has one of the bigger digital zooms amongst similar spec video cameras of this age.

If this video camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Panasonic HC-W850[plb_2203540_price] (1,500x) which also has a higher rating.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The JVC GZ-GX1 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SDHC memory card supported by most video cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This video camera also supports an SD memory card. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

An SDXC memory card is actually the best supported memory card type across all camcorders that were launched around the same time as the GZ-GX1.

The worst supported memory card type across comparable types of video camera is MS Pro-HG.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the JVC GZ-GX1 has a built-in display.

There are a number of other video cameras with a built-in display currently available that you might want to look at including the Sony NEX-VG20[plb_1137845_price], or the Panasonic HC-V707[plb_1350701_price] which has better reviews.

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Has Two White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the JVC GZ-GX1 is more than most camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This JVC video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on camcorders that were released more than two years ago. The white balance mode "Manual" is also found on this video camera.

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Very Low Minimum Aperture

With a minimum aperture of only 1.2, the JVC GZ-GX1 has one of the lower minimum apertures amongst camcorders of this age. The average minimum aperture of camcorders of this type and age is 2.7.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders of a comparable type and age to it.

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Has Three Cables Included

The JVC GZ-GX1 has a greater number of included cables than most big sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to it. This JVC video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the GZ-GX1. The cables included "AV" and "HDMI" are also found on this video camera.

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Small

With a width of only 57 millimeters, the JVC GZ-GX1 is one of the smaller camcorders that are a comparable age to the GZ-GX1 amongst big sensor size video cameras of this age. Similar spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago have widths of between 15mm and 230mm.

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2/3" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on video cameras that are a similar age to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

One customer said in their reviews that it did not have a good battery life. R. D. T. Griffiths mentioned on Amazon “Supplied battery isn't really big enough so extra battery is a must” but in spite of that they gave the product a very good rating.

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The JVC GZ-GX1 does not have an interchangeable lens, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago also do not have an interchangeable lens.

It is worth also looking at alternative video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens including the NEX-VG20[pl_1137845_price], the HDR-PJ810[pl_2109575_price], or the NEX-VG30[pl_1543923_price] all from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

At only 10 times zoom factor, the JVC GZ-GX1 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and spec. Across all the big sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the GZ-GX1 the optical zooms range from 1x to 40x.

If this video camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the NEX-VG30[pl_1543923_price] (11.1x), or the HDR-PJ650[pl_1610617_price] (12x) both from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been around for more than two years, the JVC GZ-GX1 is not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a camcorder that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Panasonic HC-V707[plb_1350701_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the GZ-GX1, the JVC GZ-GX1 does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other big sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the GZ-GX1, the JVC GZ-GX1 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The JVC GZ-GX1 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the GZ-GX1 also do not have a built-in projector.

We think you might also be interested in alternative camcorders which also have a built-in projector including the HDR-PJ650[pl_1610617_price], or the HDR-PJ810[pl_2109575_price] both from Sony.

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Quite Low Maximum Aperture Value

Big sensor size video cameras that were launched more than two years ago have maximum aperture values of between 1.6 and 10. The JVC GZ-GX1 has one of the lower maximum aperture values (only 2.8) amongst big sensor size video cameras of this age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the JVC GZ-GX1

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on video cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

JVC released the GZ-GX1 over four years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the JVC GZ-GX1 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other video cameras that were released around the same time as the GZ-GX1.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 3" screen size video cameras currently available including the Sony NEX-VG20[plb_1137845_price], or the Panasonic HC-V707[plb_1350701_price] which has better reviews.

Camcorders with a larger screen size that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic HC-X1000[plb_2561788_price] (3.5") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Maximum Memory Card Size

At 64 gigabytes, the JVC GZ-GX1 has a pretty typical maximum memory card size compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the GZ-GX1.

If this big sensor size camcorder maximum memory card size is too small for you then you might want to consider the JVC GC-PX100[plb_1725509_price] (128GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 400 grams, the JVC GZ-GX1 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the GZ-GX1.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on camcorders of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Aperture Value
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
Exposure Mode
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Display Resolution
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Self-Timer
On Screen Display Language
Design
Colour
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
HD-Ready
Still Image
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
HDMI Port
DC-In Jack
USB 2.0 Port
S-Video Out Port
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
USB 3.0 Port
Networking
WiFi
Battery
Battery Type
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Included Battery
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Backlight

Expert Reviews

25 April 2013

Wystawienie jednoznacznej oceny kamerze JVC GZ-GX1 to trudne zadanie. Z jednej strony mamy doskona?? jako?? obrazu w przypadku filmów kr?conych w plenerach i naprawd? dobr? je?li chodzi o wn?trza...

Full HD 60p recording
WiFi features add to functionality
Large 3.5" LCD screen
Filter thread on lens
Excellent Wi-Fi features
No manual control dial or lens ring
Awkward menu system
Bottom Line
The JVC Everio GZ-G 1 is a high-end consumer camcorder that captures full 1080 60 video and offers up some compelling Wi-Fi features, but given its overall performance, the price is just too high
No lens ring

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 21 October 2013 by R. D. T. Griffiths

I needed a new camcorder to replace a failed 5 year old JVC that had given sterling service. Decided to stick with JVC and after a lot of research (had to do it quickly) I settled on this one.... Read more…

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers jvc gzgx1, jvc gzgx1b, jvc gzgx1be, jvc gzgx1bek
Barcodes 04975769400308, 04975769400315

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