JVC Everio GZ-X900 Camcorder Review

JVC’s new top-of-the-line model, unique in both design and capabilities.



The GZ-X900 ($999 MSRP) is the newest top-of-the-line HD camcorder from JVC, and it's a model that is unique in both design and capability. The camcorder has a streamline, rectangular construction that does away with the traditional right-side hand strap. It has the ability to take impressive 9-megapixel still images, and it offers three high-speed recording options that can capture ultra-slow motion video (up to 600fps).

With its unusual appearance and compelling features, the JVC GZ-X900 is clearly an intriguing camcorder. Unfortunately, its performance didn't live up to its hype in our testing labs, and the camcorder seemed to show off far more weaknesses than strengths.

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  1. Introduction
  2. Design
  3. Product Tour
  4. Performance
  5. Color Performance
  6. Low Light Performance
  7. Motion Performance
  8. Sharpness Performance
  9. Sample Videos
  10. Usability
  11. Ease of Use
  12. Handling
  13. Controls
  14. Features
  15. Recording Options
  16. Hardware
  17. Other Features
  18. Sanyo VPC-HD2000 Comparison
  19. Panasonic HDC-TM300 Comparison
  20. JVC GZ-HD300 Comparison
  21. Conclusion
  22. Photo Gallery