JVC Everio GZ-HM400 Camcorder Review

$999.00 MSRP


The GZ-HM400 ($999 MSRP) is the larger, more sophisticated cousin model to the JVC GZ-X900. While both camcorders have similar imaging specifications, the GZ-HM400 is packed with extra controls, 32GB of internal memory, and a splendid adjustment dial that puts JVC's Laser Touch system to shame.

Unfortunately, the GZ-HM400 suffered from the same low light difficulties that plagued the GZ-X900, although it did represent a significant improvement in that category.

Update: The Everio GZ-HM400 was ultimately selected as our runner-up for Best Value of 2009. To see why we selected it and read about our other 2009 awards, check out the 2009 Select Awards.

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  1. Introduction
  2. Design
  3. Performance
  4. Color Performance
  5. Low Light Performance
  6. Motion Performance
  7. Sharpness Performance
  8. Sample Videos
  9. Usability
  10. Ease of Use
  11. Handling
  12. Controls
  13. Features
  14. Recording Options
  15. Hardware
  16. Other Features
  17. JVC Everio GZ-X900 Comparison
  18. Panasonic HDC-TM300 Comparison
  19. Canon Vixia HF S11 Comparison
  20. Conclusion
  21. Photo Gallery