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JVC GZ-R10

JVC GZR10SEU Camcorder

£288.18
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10MP 1/5.8 286g CMOS Mar 2014
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"Quad Proof" Camcorder with 4.5H long-life internal battery. Features a 2.5M Back-illuminated CMOS Sensor for superior low-light performance, 3.0" Touch Panel LCD, Optical 40x Zoom, and Advanced... More
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17 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

This video camera received a score of 70 out of 100 from expert review website techguide.com.au.

Robust

Two people mentioned in their reviews that the JVC GZ-R10 was strong and durable. Two years ago Techguide.com.au wrote “If you're looking for a durable family camcorder that can handle the bumps” in their review of this camcorder and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

One JVC GZ-R10 owner thought the product was well made.

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Good Battery Life

A few JVC GZ-R10 reviewers who purchased the product concluded that it had a good battery life. Techguide.com.au mentioned in their review “Has good battery life” and rated the product 4 stars. Techguide.com.au also mentioned “The battery is built in”.

Good Size

A few people said in their reviews that this camcorder was lightweight. Techguide.com.au said in their review “Small, lightweight, tough” and gave the JVC GZ-R10 a rating of 70 out of 100. Techguide.com.au also said “The JVC Everio GZ 10 is a compact, lightweight fullHD camcorder that's water, shock, dust”.

Good Quality Lens

Two people who reviewed it concluded that it had a good zoom. Techguide.com.au wrote in their JVC GZ-R10 review “Powerful zoom lens”. Techguide.com.au also wrote “Effective antivibration system at reasonable zoom lengths”.

One customer who bought this camcorder considered that it had a good lens. Techguide.com.au mentioned “It has a 40x zoom lens, is easy to operate” and gave it a rating of 70 out of 100.

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Good Product Quality

Some people who reviewed the JVC GZ-R10 agreed that it was good quality. Techguide.com.au mentioned “Decent HD video quality” in their JVC GZ-R10 review and gave it a score of 4 stars. Techguide.com.au also mentioned “The video quality is just OK.”.

JVC Camcorders Have Good Reviews

On average JVC big sensor size video cameras have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all video cameras produced by JVC.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of camcorders of this type and age is 14x. When compared to other big sensor size video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the GZ-R10 that we have assessed the optical zoom of, the JVC GZ-R10's optical zoom of 40 times zoom factor is one of the biggest.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The JVC GZ-R10 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

Alternative video cameras with an HDMI port currently available which you might also want to consider include the Canon Legria Mini[plb_1991330_price], or the Panasonic HC-X920[plb_1974849_price] which has better reviews.

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Full HD

Full HD

The JVC GZ-R10 is Full HD. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the GZ-R10 also are Full HD.

We compared this video camera to all the other Full HD camcorders and we think the Canon Legria Mini[plb_1991330_price], and the Panasonic HC-X920[plb_1974849_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

The average battery life of big sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago is 8.4h. With a battery life of 4.5 hours, the JVC GZ-R10 has one of the longer battery lifes amongst big sensor size video cameras of this age.

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SDXC Memory Card

The JVC GZ-R10 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SDHC memory card supported by most big sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to it. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type amongst all big sensor size video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the GZ-R10.

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

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago, the JVC GZ-R10 has a built-in display.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with a built-in display and we think the Canon Legria Mini[plb_1991330_price], and the Panasonic HC-X920[plb_1974849_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has Two White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the JVC GZ-R10 is more than most camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it. This JVC camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on video cameras that have been available for more than two years. The white balance mode "Manual" is also found on this video camera.

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Has Three Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the JVC GZ-R10 is more than most video cameras of a similar age and type to it. This JVC camcorder has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on video cameras of a similar spec and age to the GZ-R10. The cables included "AC" and "AV" are also found on this video camera.

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Small

The smallest similar spec video camera that has been on the market for more than two years is 15mm wide, the biggest is 230mm, and the average width is 87mm. At only 60 millimeters, the JVC GZ-R10 is fairly small compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the GZ-R10.

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Very Small

At only 59.5 millimeters, the JVC GZ-R10 is fairly small compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the GZ-R10. The heights of comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago range from 22mm to 240mm.

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12 Reasons Against

Difficult to Use

A number of people who reviewed the product said that it was not easy to use. Techguide.com.au mentioned “Water sealing system not foolproof”. Techguide.com.au also wrote “Handholding at longest zoom lengths not really practical”.

One customer thought the JVC GZ-R10 was not easy to use the menus. Techguide.com.au wrote “Some purple fringing at longest zoom settings” but they gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

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A Bit Expensive

One person considered that this camcorder was not good value for money. Techguide.com.au said in their review “Disappointing considering its price”.

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The JVC GZ-R10 does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

Alternative video cameras which also have an image stabiliser that you might want to look at include the Panasonic HC-X920[plb_1974849_price].

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the GZ-R10, the JVC GZ-R10 does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Only 1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the JVC GZ-R10 is 1/5.8". That's 33% less optical sensor size than a 1/3.91" video camera, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size. The worst optical sensor size of all camcorders of a comparable type and age to the GZ-R10 is 2/3" and the best is 1/1.3".

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Not 3D Compatible

The JVC GZ-R10 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years are also not 3D compatible.

Video cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Panasonic HC-X920[plb_1974849_price].

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most video cameras of this age and type do not have a night mode. The JVC GZ-R10 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other video cameras of this age and type, the JVC GZ-R10 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The JVC GZ-R10 does not have a built-in projector, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also do not have a built-in projector.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The lowest display resolution of big sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the GZ-R10 is 91,000 pixels, the highest is 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 610,000 pixels. With a display resolution of only 230,000 pixels, the JVC GZ-R10 has one of the lower display resolutions amongst big sensor size video cameras of this age.

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Very Low Movie Megapixel Count

With a movie megapixel count of only 2.5 megapixels, the JVC GZ-R10 has a fairly low movie megapixel count compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as the GZ-R10. The lowest movie megapixel count of video cameras of a comparable type and age to the GZ-R10 is 1.1MP, the highest is 17MP, and the average movie megapixel count is 8.5MP.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The smallest screen size of comparable spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the GZ-R10 is 2.3", the largest is 7.6", and the average screen size is 3.1". The JVC GZ-R10 has a quite small screen size (only 3 inches) compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the GZ-R10.

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5 Other reasons to consider the JVC GZ-R10

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many video cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This JVC camcorder was released over two years ago.

Average Weight

At 286 grams, the JVC GZ-R10 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Canon Legria Mini[plb_1991330_price] (160g), or the Panasonic HC-X920[plb_1974849_price] (189g) which is also higher rated.

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Average Digital Zoom

The JVC GZ-R10 has a pretty standard digital zoom (100 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the GZ-R10.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many camcorders that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Specification

User Ratings
Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Interchangeable Lens
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Light Exposure
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
On Screen Display
On Screen Display Language
Design
Colour
Waterproof Depth
Protection Feature
Video
HD Type
Video Format
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
Networking
Battery
Battery Life
Operational Conditions
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Projector
Technical Details
Technical Details

Expert Reviews

(1)
10 December 2014

If you're looking for a durable family camcorder that can handle the bumps and scrapes and still produce decent results then the JVC HD Everio is worth a look...

Simpletouse design and UI
Small, lightweight, tough
Powerful zoom lens
Effective antivibration system at reasonable zoom lengths
Decent HD video quality
Water sealing system not foolproof
Tinny sound due to waterproofing
Handholding at longest zoom lengths not really practical
Some purple fringing at longest zoom settings
The video quality is just OK, but disappointing considering its price

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 16 December 2014 by Just Smile
Just Smile would recommend the JVC GZ-R10 (Verified Purchase)

My very first camcorder was a Sony, paid a bit more although it did not last a year. This time around I read reviews and purchased a JVC. Thus far, I am pleased with the ease of use and the... Read more…

Easy to Use
Good in Low Light
Zoom rangeperformance

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers gzr10s, gzr10se, gzr10seu, jvc gzr10, jvc gzr10a, jvc gzr10b, jvc gzr10r, jvc gzr10bu, jvc gzr10ru, jvc gzr10au, jvc gzr10aus, jvc gzr10bus, jvc gzr10rus
Barcodes 00046838069390, 00046838069536, 00046838069970, 03595980009442, 04975769420696

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