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JVC GZ-VX700

JVC GZ-VX700 Camcorder

1/4.1 210g CMOS 10x Mar 2012
Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Optical Zoom Release Date
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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16 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

This video camera received a rating of 70% from video camera expert review site 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 produced by JVC are some of the better video cameras according to average user and expert reviews.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The JVC GZ-VX700 has an HDMI. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the GZ-VX700 do not have an HDMI.

Other video cameras with an HDMI currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the HDR-CX730E, or the PMW-150 both from Sony or the ION Air Pro 3 WiFi ActION.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The GZ-VX700 has an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other camcorders of this age and type which do not have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of alternative video cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to look at including the Sony HDR-CX730E, the Canon ZR50MC, or the HTC RE Digital Camera which has better reviews.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The GZ-VX700 supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than the SD compatible memory cards supported by most camcorders that are a similar age to it. This video camera also supports 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).

An SDXC compatible memory cards is actually the best supported memory card type across all similar spec video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the GZ-VX700.

The worst supported memory card type amongst similar types of camcorder is Not supported.

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-VX700 has a built-in display, unlike most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years which do not have a built-in display.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with a built-in display and we think the HDR-CX730E, and the PMW-150 both from Sony or the Panasonic HC-V270EB which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Quite Low Minimum Aperture Number

The lowest minimum aperture number of video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the GZ-VX700 is 1.1 and the highest is 4. At only 1.2, the GZ-VX700 has a very low minimum aperture number compared to most of the other video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the GZ-VX700.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many video cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Has Two Cables Includeds

The number of included cables found on the GZ-VX700 is more than most video cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This video camera has a USB cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the GZ-VX700. The cables included "AV" is also found on this camcorder.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is the most commonly found display on video cameras of this age and type.

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Has Two White Balances

The GZ-VX700 has a greater number of white balance modes than most camcorders that are a comparable age to it. This JVC camcorder has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on video cameras of a similar spec and age to the GZ-VX700. The white balance "Manual" is also found on this JVC video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution(s)

This camcorder supports a still image resolution(s) of 640 x 480|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080, which is typical of many camcorders of a similar age and type to it.

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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 JVC GZ-VX700 is not Full HD. Most of the other video cameras of this age and spec are also not Full HD.

Video cameras which are Full HD that might also be worth considering include the Sony HDR-CX730E, the GoPro Hero 3, or the ION Air Pro 3 WiFi ActION which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most similar spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as 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.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with an interchangeable lens and we think the PMWEX3, the HXR-NX30, or the PMW100 all from Sony which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other camcorders of this age and type, the GZ-VX700 is not waterproof.

If you would prefer a camcorder that is waterproof then you might also want to look at the ION Air Pro 3 WiFi ActION, the HTC RE Digital Camera, or the Vivitar DVR786 (£39.99) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the GZ-VX700 do not have a night mode. The JVC GZ-VX700 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with a night mode and we think the Sony HDR-CX730E, the HP F-500G, or the Transcend DrivePro 200 (£64.95) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

The JVC GZ-VX700 is not 3D. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the GZ-VX700 are also not 3D.

If you would prefer a video camera that is 3D then you might want to consider the Sony HDR-TD20VE.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The JVC GZ-VX700 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the GZ-VX700 also do not have a built-in projector.

We think you might also be interested in other camcorders which also have a built-in projector including the HDR-PJ420E (£499.99), or the HDR-PJ820 (£659.99) both from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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7 Other reasons to consider the JVC GZ-VX700

Released Over Five Years Ago

JVC released the GZ-VX700 over five years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

The JVC GZ-VX700 has a relatively typical display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

Alternative 3" screen size camcorders currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-CX730E.

If this video camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might also want to look at the HDR-TD20VE (3.5" and higher rated), or the PMW-200 (3.5" and higher rated) both from Sony or the Polaroid ID975HD (3.00000162" and higher rated).

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Average Digital Zoom

The GZ-VX700 has a pretty standard digital zoom (200 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the GZ-VX700.

If this video camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the HDR-PJ240 (320x and higher rated), the HDR-PJ270 (320x and higher rated), or the HDR-PJ420E (£499.99) (350x and higher rated) all from Sony.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 210 grams, the GZ-VX700 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

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1/4.1" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the GZ-VX700 is 1/4.1". That's 5% less optical sensor size than the most frequently found 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 pretty average video recording time compared to most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 10 times zoom factor, the JVC GZ-VX700 has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 10x (optical) video cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the HDR-CX730E, the HDR-TD20, or the HDR-TD20VE all from Sony.

Video cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth looking at include the HDR-PJ820 (£659.99) (12x), the PMW-200 (14x), or the PMWEX3 (14x) all from Sony which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Image Stabilizer Type
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Aperture Number
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
White Balance
White Balance
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
On Screen Display (OSD)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Video Formats Supported
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
S-Video Out
Networking
Wi-Fi
Battery
Video Recording Time
Battery Type
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Bundled Software
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Stylus Pen
Other Features
Power Consumption (typical)
Audio Output
Auto Focus
Manual Focus
Backlight

Expert Reviews

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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, jvc gzvx700, jvc gzvx700s, jvc gzvx700se, jvc gzvx700seu
Barcodes 00046838064197, 00634563539181, 04975769400162

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