JVC is one of the most popular camcorder brands as well as being well known for its TVs and headphones.
If you are thinking about buying a JVC camcorder then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of camcorder brands is compiled by analysing over 28,000 user and expert reviews and 180+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on 790+ camcorders.
JVC are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular camcorders and start at £210 for the GZ-R405 which has an optical zoom of 40x, a sensor size of 10MP and is a camcorder that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) and go up to £5,749 for the GY-HM890 which has an optical zoom of 20x, a sensor size of 6MP and is a camcorder that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD). The average price of a new JVC camcorder is £1,916.
JVC are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular camcorders.
Is JVC the Best Camcorder Brand?
So are JVC camcorders any good? We give every camcorder a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all camcorders we are able to impartially rank all the camcorder brands.
JVC is ranked the No. 6 best camcorder brand.
Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that JVC is the 6th best camcorder brand out there.
Let's look at how JVC camcorders compare to the other camcorder brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.
All camcorder Brands
JVC have better reviews than the typical camcorder brand, with the average rating of a JVC camcorder being 60%. JVC also have a number of great features including Time Lapse which sets them apart from the competition.
There's a smaller selection of JVC camcorders available compared to other camcorder brands, with only 13 JVC camcorders currently on the market in the UK. JVC camcorders also tend to be more expensive than most other camcorder brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.
No. Of Camcorders
Average Price £1,093
Price Distribution of All Camcorders
No. Of Camcorders
Average Price £1,916
Price Distribution of JVC Camcorders
What Do the JVC Camcorder Reviews Say?
We've added up all the reviews for every JVC camcorder to work out the average distribution of reviews for JVC and then compared this to the other camcorder brands.
JVC has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its camcorders than most other camcorder brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.
Over 100% of expert reviews and 72% of user reviews for JVC camcorders are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 85% and 85% respectively across all Camcorder brands.
Looking at just the expert reviews, in the table below we compare the average review score given to JVC camcorders by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other camcorder brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.
How Many Industry Awards Have JVC Camcorders Received?
After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 1 industry award for a JVC camcorder. The table below compares the number of awards given to JVC to other popular camcorder brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.
We checked over 28,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of JVC camcorders. 60% of reviews that mention reliability were positive. Therefore the majority of JVC camcorder owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.
60% of reviewers think JVC camcorders are reliable.
So, most people think that JVC camcorders are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for JVC camcorders that mention reliability:
Doesn't need a lens cap as the fragile lense is safe behind a stronger outer lense
seems like jvc know this unit is very fragile
Features to Look Out For On JVC Camcorders
There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of JVC camcorders that set them apart from the competition. These include Time Lapse.
At only £249.99 and with a Kagoo Score of 82 the JVC GZR495 makes a great budget choice.
Features We Love:
Big optical zoom (40x)
Long maximum battery life (5h)
3680x2760 still image resolution (3680x2760|1440x1080|640x480|1920x1080)
A fully featured but marginally out of date 40x optical zoom, 301g video camera, very good for shooting underwater. It has an image stabilizer and an interchangeable lens, supports HDMI and is waterproof.
Value for Money
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The cheapest price that we could find for the GZR495 in the UK is £249.99 and in total we found 4 prices for it.
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