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JVC GZ-R10

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JVC GZ-R10 Camcorder

10MP 1/5 286g Mar 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Expert reviews are average
Not easy to use
Not good value for money

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Price

Not Good Value for Money

One JVC GZ-R10 owner who purchased this camcorder said that it was not good value for money. Techguide.com.au mentioned “Disappointing considering its price” in their review of the JVC GZ-R10.


Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

Expert review website techguide.com.au scored this video camera 70%.

JVC Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

Video cameras made by JVC have an average rating of 71 out of 100, which is in the top 77% of all camcorder manufacturers that we have analysed.


Design

Not Easy to Use

Two people who reviewed it mentioned that it was not easy to use. Techguide.com.au mentioned “Water sealing system not foolproof” . Techguide.com.au also said “Handholding at longest zoom lengths not really practical” in their review.

One person who bought the product thought it was not easy to use the menus. Three years ago Techguide.com.au mentioned “Some purple fringing at longest zoom settings”.

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Well Designed

One person who reviewed this camcorder thought it was well designed. Three years ago Techguide.com.au wrote “Simpletouse design and UI”.

Good Quality

One person who bought this camcorder concluded that it was good quality. Techguide.com.au said in their review of the JVC GZ-R10 “Decent HD video quality” yet they gave the JVC GZ-R10 a score of 1 stars.

Strong and Durable

Two people reckoned that it was strong and durable. Techguide.com.au wrote “Small, lightweight, tough” . Techguide.com.au also said “If you're looking for a durable family camcorder that can handle the bumps” in their review.


Power

Good Battery Life

One JVC GZ-R10 reviewer concluded that it had a good battery life. Techguide.com.au mentioned three years ago “Has good battery life” however they only scored the JVC GZ-R10 1 stars.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market since March 2014.


Weight & Dimensions

Lightweight

Two customers wrote in their reviews that it was lightweight. Techguide.com.au mentioned “The JVC Everio GZ 10 is a compact, lightweight fullHD camcorder that's water, shock, dust”.

Average Weight

The JVC GZ-R10 has a pretty average weight (286 grams) compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as this video camera.

Camcorders with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the HDR-CX220 (£129.99) (178g and cheaper), or the HDR-CX240 (190g and cheaper) both from Sony or the Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam (£119) (50g and cheaper).

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

The JVC GZ-R10 has a fairly average display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to this video camera.

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Battery

Quite Long Battery Life (max)

The JVC GZ-R10 has a quite long battery life (max) (4.5 hours) compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age. Medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as this video camera have battery life (max) of between 1.1h and 8,700h, and the average battery life (max) is 310h.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The JVC GZ-R10 supports HDMI, as do most of the other similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders which support HDMI and we think cheaper video cameras such as the HDR-CX220 (£129.99), and the HDR-CX240 both from Sony are also worth considering.

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Lens System

Quite Big Optical Zoom

The JVC GZ-R10 has a quite big optical zoom (40 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago. Across all the medium total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera the optical zooms range from 1x to 60x.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 100 times zoom factor, the JVC GZ-R10 has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras that were released around the same time as this camcorder.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The JVC GZ-R10 is Full HD, as are most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this video camera.

We compared all the other Full HD camcorders to this camcorder and we think the GoPro Hero 3 which has better reviews; or the HDR-CX220 (£129.99), and the HDR-CX240 both from Sony and both of which are cheaper are also worth considering.

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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 camcorders of a similar type and age to it.

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Camera

Supports On Screen Display (OSD)

The JVC GZ-R10 supports On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for a similar time to this video camera.

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Light

Like most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this video camera, the JVC GZ-R10 does not have a built-in light.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The JVC GZ-R10 does not have a built-in flash, although keep in mind that most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to this camcorder also do not have a built-in flash.

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Image Sensor

Quite High Effective Megapixels (image)

Across all the medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to this camcorder the effective megapixels (image) range from 1.3MP to 21MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 7.7MP. With an effective megapixels (image) of 10 megapixels, the JVC GZ-R10 has one of the higher effective megapixels (image) amongst comparable spec camcorders of this age.

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1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders that are a similar age to it.

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10 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 10 megapixels sensor video camera.

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Good Zoom

Three JVC GZ-R10 owners concluded that the JVC GZ-R10 had a good zoom. Three years ago Techguide.com.au said “Powerful zoom lens” but in spite of that they only gave the product a rating of 1 stars. Techguide.com.au also said “Effective antivibration system at reasonable zoom lengths” in their review. Techguide.com.au also said “It has a 40x zoom lens, is easy to operate” in their review.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers jvc gzr10bus, jvc gzr10rus
Barcodes 00046838069390, 00046838069536, 03595980009442, 04975769420696

JVC GZ-R10 Review Sources

To prepare this JVC GZ-R10 review we compared this camcorder to 576 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 139,263 product attributes, 23,823 camcorder reviews and 1,763,100 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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