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JVC GZ-GX1 Camcorder Review

The WiFi works surprisingly well, but the JVC GZ-GX1 is a letdown in numerous other categories.

June 06, 2012
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Introduction

Loaded with a fresh new WiFi feature, the GZ-GX1 is JVC's new flagship model in the company's Everio line of consumer camcorders. The WiFi features work surprisingly well, but the camcorder is a letdown in numerous other categories: it handles poorly, offers a limited battery life, and its LCD toucshcreen is plagued with a terribly slow response time.

The GZ-GX1 lacks any kind of internal memory, so you need to purchase an SD-type memory card before you can go out and shoot with the camcorder. JVC currently lists the GX1 with an $899 MSRP, which is a bit lower than the flagship models from Canon, Panasonic, and Sony—but all come with some amount of internal memory to offset their higher price tags.

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Sections

  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. Panasonic HC-X900M Comparison
  19. Canon Vixia HF M52 Comparison
  20. JVC GC-PX10 Comparison
  21. Conclusion
  22. Photo Gallery
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