Video Performance* (10.0)*
The GZ-HD40 contains two firsts for JVC. It's the company's first CMOS chip in a consumer camcorder, and its first to use AVCHD compression. With that in mind, it was very interesting to test the GZ-HD40 against previous JVC Everio HD models, and AVCHD camcorder from other manufacturers.
The GZ-HD40 features a single 1/3-inch CMOS chip, a big step away from JVC's normal outfit of three CCDs for its top-tier camcorders.