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JVC Everio GZ-HM1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 121 reviews of JVC Everio GZ-HM1. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design. The portability and image quality also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the price, and there are some less positive comments about the battery and zoom.

usability, image quality, portability, design, size

zoom, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC Everio GZ-HM1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of JVC Everio GZ-HM1 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the color and size. The portability and image quality are also appreciated, but many are critical about the battery and zoom. There are some mixed opinions about the price.

usability, image quality, portability, size, color

zoom, battery

93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: JVC GZ-HM1 High Definition Camcorder

Dec, 2015


Expert review by: David Elrich (

JVC HD Everio GZ-HM1


Today everything records high-def video. Cameras like the new Sony NEX-5 do it well and even inexpensive digicams do a fairly decent job of it (forget cell phones). Yet if you want really great quality high-def movies, nothing—and we mean nothing—beats...

Outstanding video quality ; Built-in 64GB flash memory ; Very good stills ; Superior image stabilization system ; Good low-light shooting

Expensive, definitely not a Flip ; LCD screen should be larger and better ; Still don’t like the Laser Touch interface ; Eats batteries ; Clunky accessory adaptor system ; Doesn’t accept SDXC cards

If really high quality movies and photos are your aim, the JVC GZ-HM1 will deliver but definitely be aware of the drawbacks.

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (

JVC Everio GZ-HM1 Camcorder Review


JVC's newest flagship model, the Everio GZ-HM1 ($1199 MSRP), looks nearly identical to its predecessor, the GZ-HM400. Other than a new silver paint job, JVC's biggest alteration comes in the form of a back-illuminated CMOS sensor that did wonders in...

With the GZ-HM1, JVC took a look at its flagship camcorder from last year and made only the slightest of updates: the implementation of a back-illuminated CMOS sensor. While this adjustment may only sound minor, the resulted improvement in low light...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Kaitlyn Chantry (

JVC Everio GZ-HM1 First Impressions Camcorder Review


The JVC Everio GZ-HM1 is the company's new flagship camcorder. This model borrows heavily from the excellent features found on last year's GZ-HM400, while introducing a couple new ideas for 2010. Among the numerous improvements you'll see this year are...

The other improvements are a bit less exciting. The high resolution of the sensor will make for even sharper still photos, but JVC is already ahead of the curve in that area. Combined with the addition of a 6400 ISO setting, however, it's clear that...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (



A performance-boosting CMOS sensor upgrade from the almost identical GZ-HM400

Strong color and noise results in bright light; Great motion and sharpness results

Annoying Laser Touch strip; Unimpressive audio features

With the GZ-HM1, JVC took a look at its flagship camcorder from last year and made only the slightest of updates: the implementation of a back-illuminated CMOS sensor. While this adjustment may only sound minor, the resulted improvement in low light...

Jun, 2010


Expert review by: James Morris (

JVC Everio GZ-HM1


The HM1 is an excellent camcorder, but it faces stiff competition from cheaper alternatives.

We already liked JVC's Everio GZ-HM400 quite a lot, and the GZ-HM1 improves on it in a couple of important areas. With class-leading low light performance, competitive image stabilisation and a great set of features for the enthusiast, this is a...

Apr, 2010

TIPA Award!

Expert review by: (

JVC Everio GZ-HM1


In condizioni di scarsa luminosità, la videocamera JVC GZ-HM1 garantisce risultati migliori grazie a un nuovo sensore CMOS con sensibilità fino a 4 Lux. JVC ha anche perfezionato il contenimento delle vibrazioni nelle riprese grandangolari. I sistemi...

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: wolfkirk2009 (

JVC HD Everio GZ-HM1


I received this lamp and installed it, since it was already in the housing it was essentially “plug and play”, I've seen no difference in the picture quality on my TV, and so far it's working just fine.Pros: Easy to install, picture quality...

Consumer review by: Pete (

Great Camera


Took some mountain biking video with it here:[@] sure to turn on 720p for best quality.Camera works great, but be sure to set everything manually for best video. Instructions don\'t call out how to use manual white need to go to MWB...

Easy to start using","High definition","Manual focus dial","SD card slot

Not a pro-camera

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: Jim the guy (

Better than what I expected.


The product is used for family get-togethers, birthdays, at football or baseball games. I use it to show off the time lapse of clouds, traffic or just people walking around. The picture is really great. Camcorder is easy to hold and learn the options...

Great HD picture

None that are important

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: George (

Not good enough for the money


It is nice cute camcorder. JVC advertised it as

Good image outdoor","Nice handy butons","Very cute and handy

Low lens angle","Made in Malaysia","Make a trails","Very bad image indoor

Aug, 2010

Product Specifications


3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/2.3''


Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD Card / SD HC Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Format:Flash + Memory Card
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:Camcorder
Resolution:Full HD


Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
HD Video Format:MPEG4
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3