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JVC GZ-GX1

JVC GZ-GX1 Camcorder

10.62MP 1/2.3 400g Feb 2012
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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24 Reasons For

Easy to Use

A few customers mentioned that this camcorder was easy to use. R. D. T. Griffiths wrote on Amazon “The screen being 3.5 inches is much easier to use and the touch screen easier than my old button operated JVC one” in their review of this camcorder. R. D. T. Griffiths also wrote “Is very handy to control and view remotely”.

One JVC GZ-GX1 owner who reviewed this camcorder considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. R. D. T. Griffiths wrote in their review on Amazon “Cheaper JVC ones seemed just too small, this one I find comfortable to use” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

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Reasonably Priced

Several customers who reviewed it considered that it was good value for money. R. D. T. Griffiths wrote on Amazon three years ago “Amazing for price” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. 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

Some customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good looking. Three years ago R. D. T. Griffiths said “Setting up wifi connection to my tablet and phone was pretty easy and is very handy to control” in their review of the JVC GZ-GX1 and rated the product 5 stars.

Good Product Quality

Some customers who purchased it agreed that it was good quality. R. D. T. Griffiths mentioned “Picture quality is superb”. R. D. T. Griffiths also mentioned “Video quality is amazing”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One person who reviewed the JVC GZ-GX1 said that it had a good screen. R. D. T. Griffiths said 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 JVC GZ-GX1 review and gave the product a very good review.

Good Support

One JVC GZ-GX1 owner wrote in their reviews that the JVC GZ-GX1 had good technical guidance. Three years ago R. D. T. Griffiths wrote in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “Flash for digital pics is big help”.

JVC Has Good Reviews for Its Video Cameras

JVC is one of the superior camcorder manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and JVC also has good reviews for its medium total megapixels video cameras.

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Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on camcorders of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

Across all the similar spec camcorders that have been available for more than two years the display diagonals range from 1.5" to 4", and the average display diagonal is 2.8". At 3 inches, the JVC GZ-GX1 has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Video cameras with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth considering include the Canon EOS C300 (4") which is also higher rated.

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Full HD

Full HD

Unlike most of the other video cameras that came out more than two years ago which are not Full HD, the JVC GZ-GX1 is Full HD.

Other Full HD camcorders currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-PJ530.

If you are looking for a video camera that is Full HD then you might want to consider the JVC GZ-VX715 (£145.99), or the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25 (£197.17).

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The JVC GZ-GX1 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the GZ-GX1 also have an image stabilizer.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The JVC GZ-GX1 has an HDMI. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the GZ-GX1 also have an HDMI.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The JVC GZ-GX1 supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than the SDHC compatible memory cards supported by most video cameras that have been around for more than two years. In addition, this video camera supports an SD compatible memory cards. 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 compatible memory cards is in fact the best supported memory card type across all camcorders of a similar type and age to the GZ-GX1.

Across similar types of camcorder the worst supported memory card type is MicroSD (Transflash).

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

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Has a Built-In Display

The JVC GZ-GX1 has a built-in display. Most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the GZ-GX1 also have a built-in display.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The JVC GZ-GX1 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) (920,000 pixels) compared to most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the GZ-GX1. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the GZ-GX1 is 91,000 pixels, the highest is 1,200,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 410,000 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Low Minimum Aperture Number

When compared to other medium total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than two years that we have checked the minimum aperture number of, the JVC GZ-GX1's minimum aperture number of only 1.2 is one of the lowest. The average minimum aperture number of medium total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the GZ-GX1 is 2.3, and the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.1 to 6.8.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on medium total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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H.264 Video Formats Supported

This video camera has an AVCHD|H.264|MPEG4 video formats supported, which is typical of many medium total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Has Three Cables Includeds

The number of included cables found on the JVC GZ-GX1 is more than most medium total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camcorder has a USB cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on camcorders that have been available for more than two years. The cables includeds "AV" and "HDMI" are also found on this video camera.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of medium total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 1.8mm to 44mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 30mm. At only 29.5 millimeters, the JVC GZ-GX1 has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on video cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is the most frequently found display on medium total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Has Two White Balances

The JVC GZ-GX1 has a greater number of white balance modes than most medium total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This video camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on medium total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the GZ-GX1. The white balance "Manual" is also found on this JVC camcorder.

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9 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

One person who reviewed it said that it did not have a good battery life. R. D. T. Griffiths mentioned in their JVC GZ-GX1 review “Supplied battery isn't really big enough so extra battery is a must” but they still rated it 5 stars.

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other video cameras of this age and spec, the JVC GZ-GX1 does not have an interchangeable lens.

Other video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens that you might want to look at include the Canon EOS C300 which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The JVC GZ-GX1 has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 10 times zoom factor) amongst medium total megapixels video cameras of this age. Across all the video cameras of a similar age and spec to the GZ-GX1 the optical zooms range from 1x to 52x.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the Sony HDR-PJ530 (30x) which also has a higher rating.

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Heavy

The average weight of similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the GZ-GX1 is 390g, and the weights range from 76g to 3.3kg. The JVC GZ-GX1 is quite heavy (400 grams) compared to most of the other video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the GZ-GX1.

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Not 3D

The JVC GZ-GX1 is not 3D. Most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the GZ-GX1 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The JVC GZ-GX1 does not have a night mode. Most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the GZ-GX1 also do not have a night mode.

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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 video cameras of this spec and age also do not have a built-in projector.

Alternative video cameras which also have a built-in projector that you might also want to look at include the Sony HDR-PJ530 which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The JVC GZ-GX1 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the GZ-GX1 are also not waterproof.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the medium total megapixels video cameras that were launched more than two years ago the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 34, and the average maximum aperture number is 4.5. With a maximum aperture number of only 2.8, the JVC GZ-GX1 has a quite low maximum aperture number compared to most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the GZ-GX1.

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3 Other reasons to consider the JVC GZ-GX1

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when this medium total megapixels video camera was released.

Average Maximum Memory Card Size

At 64 gigabytes, the JVC GZ-GX1 has a fairly average maximum memory card size compared to most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as the GZ-GX1.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 200 times zoom factor, the JVC GZ-GX1 has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the GZ-GX1.

If this camcorder digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Sony HDR-PJ530 (350x) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Aperture Number
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Maximum Aperture Number
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Modes
Light Exposure Modes
White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Self-Timer Delay
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Design
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
HD-Ready
Still Image
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
HDMI Port
DC-In Jack
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
S-Video Out Port
S-Video Out
PictBridge
USB 3.0 Port
Networking
Wi-Fi
Battery
Battery Type
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Cables 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 gzgx1bu, jvc gzgx1bus
Barcodes 04975769400308

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