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JVC GZ-VX700

JVC GZ-VX700 Camcorder

1/4.1 215g CMOS 10x Mar 2012
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A high-sensitivity Premium Compact Design Full HD Memory Camcorder equipped with Wi-Fi technology for easy Live Monitoring, Video E-mail and Home Detection Monitoring (Auto Photo E-mail) using... More
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17 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

This JVC camcorder received a rating of 70% from video camera expert review website PC Mag.

Good Size

A few JVC GZ-VX700 owners who reviewed the product said that it was compact.

One JVC GZ-VX700 reviewer concluded that it was thin. Expert website Pcmag.com said “The JVC Everio GZ-VX700 ($499.95 list) is slimmer and lighter than most camcorders in its class, almost bordering on pocket friendly” and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

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Good Connectivity

One customer reckoned that the JVC GZ-VX700 was wifi compatible.

Good Technical Features

One customer said in their reviews that the product had good features. Pc Mag wrote in their review of the JVC GZ-VX700 four years ago “Interesting Wi-Fi features”.

JVC Has Good Camcorder Reviews

Video cameras built by JVC generally have good ratings.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on video cameras of this age and type.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The GZ-VX700 has an HDMI port, unlike most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the GZ-VX700 which do not have an HDMI port.

There are a number of other video cameras with an HDMI port currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the PXW-FS7K (£8,129.00), or the PMW-300 (£6,499.00) both from Sony or the ION Air Pro Lite ActION.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The GZ-VX700 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the GZ-VX700 do not have an image stabiliser.

There are a number of alternative video cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the TW-X500, or the TW-H100 both from Thinkware or the Sony HDR-TD20VE (£999.00).

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The JVC GZ-VX700 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SD memory card supported by most video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. In addition, this video camera supports an SDHC 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 in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all similar spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the GZ-VX700.

Amongst similar types of video camera the worst supported memory card type is MicroSDXC.

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

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Has a Built-In Display

The GZ-VX700 has a built-in display, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the GZ-VX700.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative video cameras with a built-in display currently available including the Sony PXW-FS7K (£8,129.00), the Veho Muvi HD NPNG, or the Panasonic HC-V270EB which has better reviews.

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Has Two White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the GZ-VX700 is more than most comparable spec video cameras that have been around for more than two years. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on camcorders of this type and age. The white balance mode "Manual" is also found on this camcorder.

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Quite Low Minimum Aperture

Video cameras that came out around the same time as the GZ-VX700 have minimum apertures of between 1.1 and 4, and the average minimum aperture is 2.3. When compared to other video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the GZ-VX700 that we have assessed, the JVC GZ-VX700's minimum aperture of only 1.2 is one of the lowest.

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CMOS Sensor Type

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

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Has Two Cables Included

The JVC GZ-VX700 has a greater number of included cables than most camcorders of this age and spec. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the GZ-VX700. The cable included "AV" is also found on this JVC camcorder.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is typical of many video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

This video camera supports a still image resolution of 640 x 480|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080, which is the most commonly supported still image resolution on video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Small

The JVC GZ-VX700 is one of the smallest camcorders that were launched around the same time as the GZ-VX700 (only 36 millimeters) amongst similar spec video cameras of this age. The smallest camcorder that was launched more than two years ago is 26mm high and the biggest is 690mm.

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8 Reasons Against

Poor Product Quality

Two JVC GZ-VX700 reviewers who purchased it concluded that it was not good quality. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert review site PC Mag “The very compact JVC Everio GZ-VX700 may not deliver the best video quality you can find.” but despite that they gave this camcorder a rating of 70 out of 100.

A Bit Expensive

One customer who reviewed it considered that it was not cheap. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert review site PC Mag “Inside you'll find a wide aperture lens similar to the one on the more expensive JVC Everio GZ-GX1 ($899.95, 3”.

Not Full HD

The GZ-VX700 is not Full HD. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age are also not Full HD.

Video cameras which are Full HD that might also be worth considering include the PXW-FS7K (£8,129.00), or the PMW-150 both from Sony or the Polaroid ID975HD.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most camcorders of a similar type and age to the GZ-VX700 do not have an interchangeable lens. The GZ-VX700 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

There are a number of other video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens that you might want to consider including the PMWEX3, the HXR-NX30, or the PMW100 (£96.35) all from Sony.

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Not Waterproof

The GZ-VX700 is not waterproof. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age are also not waterproof.

Video cameras which are waterproof that might also be worth considering include the Air Pro Lite ActION, or the The Game ActION both from ION or the HTC RE Digital Camera which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The GZ-VX700 does not have a night mode. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also do not have a night mode.

It is worth also looking at alternative camcorders which also have a night mode including the F-500G, or the F-500 both from HP or the Transcend DrivePro 200 (£77.86) which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D Compatible

The GZ-VX700 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders that came out around the same time as the GZ-VX700 are also not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a video camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Sony HDR-TD20VE (£999.00) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other video cameras of this type and age, the GZ-VX700 does not have a built-in projector.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with a built-in projector and we think the HDR-PJ820 (£659.99), or the HDR-PJ420 (£499.99) both from Sony which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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7 Other reasons to consider the JVC GZ-VX700

Released Over Four Years Ago

JVC released the GZ-VX700 over four years ago.

Average Screen Size

The JVC GZ-VX700 has a relatively typical screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3" screen size video cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-CX730 (£574.00).

If you want a camcorder with a larger screen size then you might also want to consider the HDR-TD20VE (£999.00) (3.5" and higher rated), or the PMW-200 (£2,999.00) (3.5" and higher rated) both from Sony or the Polaroid ID975HD (3.00000162" and higher rated).

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Average Digital Zoom

At 200 times zoom factor, the GZ-VX700 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

Camcorders with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth looking at include the HDR-PJ270 (320x), the HDR-PJ420 (£499.99) (350x), or the HDR-PJ540 (£439.99) (350x) all from Sony which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

The GZ-VX700 has a fairly average weight (210 grams) compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the GZ-VX700.

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1/4.1" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the JVC GZ-VX700 is 1/4.1". That's 5% less optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1/3.91".

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Average Video Recording Time

With a video recording time of 46.16 hours, the GZ-VX700 has a relatively standard video recording time compared to most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as the GZ-VX700.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 10 times zoom factor, the JVC GZ-VX700 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the GZ-VX700.

We compared all the other 10x (optical) camcorders to this camcorder and we think because of it's better review score, the HDR-CX730 (£574.00), the HDR-TD20, and the HDR-TD20VE (£999.00) all from Sony is also worth considering.

If this video camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the HDR-PJ820 (£659.99) (12x and higher rated), the PMW-200 (£2,999.00) (14x and higher rated), or the PMWEX3 (14x and higher rated) all from Sony.

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Specification

User Ratings
Image Sensor
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Image Stabiliser
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Aperture Value
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Light Exposure
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Shutter
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
On Screen Display
On Screen Display Language
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Format
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
Networking
WiFi
Battery
Video Recording Time
Battery Type
Operational Conditions
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Included Battery
Bundled Software
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Stylus Pen
Other Features
Typical Power Consumption
Audio Output
Auto Focus
Manual Focus
Projector
Technical Details
Technical Details

Expert Reviews

(1)
18 July 2012

The very compact JVC Everio GZ-VX700 may not deliver the best video quality you can find, but its diverse Wi-Fi features set it apart from much of the consumer camcorder competition...

Interesting Wi-Fi features
Wide aperture lens
Good overall video for the price
Bottom Line
The very compact JVC Everio GZ-V 700 may not deliver the best video quality you can find, but its diverse Wi-Fi features set it apart from much of the consumer camcorder competition

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers gzvx700, gzvx700b, gzvx700bu, gzvx700bus
Barcodes 00046838064197, 00634563539181, 04975769400162

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