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JVC GZ-R10

JVC GZ-R10 Camcorder

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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Average Expert Reviews

This medium total megapixels camcorder received a score of 70% from video camera expert review website techguide.com.au.

Robust

A few people said in their reviews that the product was strong and durable. Techguide.com.au wrote “If you're looking for a durable family camcorder that can handle the bumps” and gave this camcorder a rating of 4 stars. One customer said in their reviews that it was well made. Techguide.com.au gave the product a rating of 70 out of 100 and mentioned “The battery is built in” in their JVC GZ-R10 review.

Good Battery Life

Two JVC GZ-R10 owners wrote in their reviews that this camcorder had a good battery life. Techguide.com.au mentioned “Has good battery life” in their JVC GZ-R10 review.

Good Size

A few JVC GZ-R10 reviewers who bought it agreed that it was lightweight. Two years ago Techguide.com.au mentioned “Small, lightweight, tough”. Techguide.com.au also said “The JVC Everio GZ 10 is a compact, lightweight fullHD camcorder that's water, shock, dust”.

Good Quality Lens

A number of JVC GZ-R10 owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good zoom. Two years ago Techguide.com.au said “Powerful zoom lens” in their review of the JVC GZ-R10 and gave it a score of 70 out of 100. Techguide.com.au also mentioned “Effective antivibration system at reasonable zoom lengths”.

One JVC GZ-R10 owner thought this camcorder had a good lens. Techguide.com.au said in their review of the JVC GZ-R10 two years ago “It has a 40x zoom lens, is easy to operate” .

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Good Product Quality

Some customers who reviewed it thought it was good quality. Two years ago Techguide.com.au mentioned “Decent HD video quality”. Techguide.com.au also mentioned “The video quality is just OK.”.

Good Brand

Medium total megapixels camcorders produced by JVC have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all video cameras (not just medium total megapixels camcorders) and found that JVC also has good ratings across its entire range.

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Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 40 times zoom factor, the JVC GZ-R10 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the GZ-R10. The average optical zoom of camcorders of a comparable age and type to the GZ-R10 is 24x.

Alternative 40x (optical) video cameras currently available which you might also want to look at include the JVC GZ-R15 which has better reviews.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

Like most of the other similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the GZ-R10, the JVC GZ-R10 has an HDMI.

It may also be worth considering one of the other video cameras with an HDMI currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-PJ530.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

Medium total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to the GZ-R10 have battery life (max)s of between 1.1h and 8,700h, and the average battery life (max) is 430h. The JVC GZ-R10 has one of the longer battery life (max)s (4.5 hours) amongst medium total megapixels camcorders of this age.

We compared all the other 4.5h battery life camcorders to this camcorder and we think the JVC GZ-R15, and the Canon Legria HF S30 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Video cameras with a longer battery life (max) that might also be worth looking at include the Sony HXR-MC2500E (£1,200.00) (4.75h) which also has a higher rating.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

The JVC GZ-R10 supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than most medium total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to it. Most medium total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to it support an SDHC 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).

This video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type across all medium total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as the GZ-R10.

The worst supported memory card type across similar types of video camera is MicroSD (Transflash).

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Fairly High Effective Megapixels (image)

The JVC GZ-R10 has one of the higher effective megapixels (image)s (10 megapixels) amongst similar spec camcorders of this age. The effective megapixels (image)s of comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as the GZ-R10 range from 1.3MP to 16MP.

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Has a Built-In Display

The JVC GZ-R10 has a built-in display. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago also have a built-in display.

Other video cameras with a built-in display currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-CX330.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many comparable spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Has Three Cables Includeds

The number of included cables found on the JVC GZ-R10 is more than most medium total megapixels camcorders that came out around the same time as it. This video camera has a USB cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years. The cables includeds "AC" and "AV" are also found on this camcorder.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is typical of many comparable spec camcorders that have been around for a similar time to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This video camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Has Two White Balances

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

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9 Reasons Against

Difficult to Use

Several customers wrote in their reviews that it was not easy to use. Two years ago Techguide.com.au wrote “Water sealing system not foolproof” in their JVC GZ-R10 review however despite that they gave this camcorder a rating of 70 out of 100. Techguide.com.au also mentioned “Handholding at longest zoom lengths not really practical”.

One JVC GZ-R10 owner who bought the JVC GZ-R10 mentioned that it was not easy to use the menus. Techguide.com.au said “Some purple fringing at longest zoom settings” in their JVC GZ-R10 review.

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A Bit Expensive

One person who reviewed the JVC GZ-R10 concluded that it was not good value for money. Techguide.com.au wrote two years ago “Disappointing considering its price”.

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the GZ-R10 have an image stabilizer, however the JVC GZ-R10 does not have an image stabilizer.

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Not Full HD

Most medium total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to the GZ-R10 are not Full HD. The JVC GZ-R10 is no exception to this as it too is not Full HD.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other video cameras that have been available for more than two years, the JVC GZ-R10 does not have an interchangeable lens.

It is worth also looking at alternative camcorders which also have an interchangeable lens including the Panasonic HS900 which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

The JVC GZ-R10 is not 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the GZ-R10 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most medium total megapixels camcorders that came out around the same time as the GZ-R10 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 medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the GZ-R10, the JVC GZ-R10 is not waterproof.

Video cameras which are waterproof that might also be worth considering include the JVC GZ-R15 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to the GZ-R10, the JVC GZ-R10 does not have a built-in projector.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with a built-in projector and we think the Sony HDR-PJ530, or the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25 (£197.17) is also worth considering.

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5 Other reasons to consider the JVC GZ-R10

Released Over Two Years Ago

This JVC video camera was released over two years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the JVC GZ-R10 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the GZ-R10.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen size camcorders currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the JVC GZ-VX715 (£145.99).

Video cameras with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth looking at include the Sony NEX-FS700R (£4,074.00) (3.5").

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Average Weight

At 286 grams, the JVC GZ-R10 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other video cameras that were released around the same time as the GZ-R10.

Alternative 286g weight camcorders currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the JVC GZ-R15.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 100 times zoom factor, the JVC GZ-R10 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the GZ-R10.

If this video camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Sony HDR-CX240 (£129.00) (320x).

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1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (image)
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Interchangeable Lens
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
On Screen Display (OSD)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Design
Colour of Product
Waterproof Up to
Protection Features
Video
HD Type
Video Formats Supported
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cables Included

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

Barcodes 03595980009442, 04975769420696

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