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JVC GZ-VX700BUS Camcorder

1/4 210g CMOS 10x Mar 2012
Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Optical Zoom Release Date
Expert reviews are average
Good size
Poor product quality

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Design

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.


Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

This video camera received an expert rating of 70 out of 100 from PC Mag.

Good Brand

Video cameras produced by JVC generally have good ratings.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

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


Price

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”.


Features

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”.


Weight & Dimensions

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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Average Weight

At 210 grams, the JVC GZ-VX700BUS has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The GZ-VX700BUS supports HDMI. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camcorder also support HDMI.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras which support HDMI and we think because of their better review scores, the HDR-TD20VE, and the HXR-NX30 both from Sony or the JVC GZ-E10 are also worth considering.

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

This video camera was released in March 2012.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the GZ-VX700BUS has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to this camcorder.

Video cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the HDR-TD20VE (3.5" and higher rated), or the PMW-200 (£2,999) (3.5" and higher rated) both from Sony or the Polaroid ID975HD (3.00000162" and higher rated).

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Has a Touchscreen

The JVC GZ-VX700BUS has a touchscreen, as do most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to this camcorder.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The GZ-VX700BUS has an image stabilizer. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to this camcorder also have an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other video cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of their better review scores, the HDR-TD20VE, or the PMW-150 both from Sony.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 200 times zoom factor, the GZ-VX700BUS has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 10 times zoom factor, the GZ-VX700BUS has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to this video camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 10x (optical) video cameras currently available including the HDR-TD20, or the HDR-TD20VE both from Sony which and both of have better reviews.

Video cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth looking at include the PMW-200 (£2,999) (14x and higher rated), the PMWEX3 (14x and higher rated), or the PMW-300 (£8,158.80) (14x and higher rated) all from Sony.

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Very Low Minimum Aperture Number

Across all the video cameras of this age and type the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.1 to 4. With a minimum aperture number of only 1.2, the GZ-VX700BUS has a fairly low minimum aperture number compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camcorder.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

At only 2.8, the GZ-VX700BUS has a fairly low maximum aperture number compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this video camera. The maximum aperture numbers of camcorders that were released more than two years ago range from 2.7 to 22.

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Networking

Features Wi-Fi

The GZ-VX700BUS features wi-Fi, as do most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The GZ-VX700BUS features smile detection. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type also feature smile detection.

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Has a Face Detection

The GZ-VX700BUS has a face detection, as do most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera.

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Other Features

Has an Audio Output

The GZ-VX700BUS has an audio output, as do most of the other camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

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Features Auto Focus

The JVC GZ-VX700BUS features auto focus, as do most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

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Features Manual Focus

The GZ-VX700BUS features manual focus, as do most of the other similar spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as this video camera.

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Camera

Supports On Screen Display (OSD)

The GZ-VX700BUS supports On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been around for more than two years also support On Screen Display (OSD).

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The GZ-VX700BUS has a batteries included, as do most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The GZ-VX700BUS has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

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Battery

Average Video Recording Time

With a video recording time of 46.16 hours, the GZ-VX700BUS has a pretty typical video recording time compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This video camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on camcorders of this type and age.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

The GZ-VX700BUS has a maximum optical sensor size of 1". That's 11% more optical sensor size than a 1.8" camcorder, which is the most common optical sensor size.

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Still Image

1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

The GZ-VX700BUS supports a maximum still image resolution of 1920 x 1080. That's over six times the still image resolution of the most frequently found still image resolution(s) of 640 x 480 (which is also supported by this video camera). In addition, this JVC video camera supports a still image resolution(s) of 1440 x 1080.

A 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s) is actually the best supported still image resolution across all camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this camcorder.

A 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) is the worst supported still image resolution amongst comparable types of camcorder.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers jvc gzvx700seu, gzvx700bus
Barcodes 00046838064197, 00634563539181, 04975769400162

JVC GZ-VX700BUS Review Sources

To prepare this JVC GZ-VX700BUS 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 139,287 product attributes, 24,577 camcorder reviews and 2,150,700 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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