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JVC Everio GZ-X900

alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the image quality and usability. The design and value for money are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the battery and zoom.

portability, value for money, design, usability, image quality

features, zoom, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC Everio GZ-X900 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for JVC Everio GZ-X900

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of JVC Everio GZ-X900 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

portability, value for money, usability, size, build quality

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC Everio GZ-X900 AVCHD HD Flash Camcorder w/5x Optical ZoomJVC GZX900US Everio X SD Full High Definition Camcorder

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JVC Everio X GZ-X900

 

JVC's Everio X GZ-X900 high-definition camcorder ($1000 as of September 25, 2009) has a sleek design, includes a few innovative features, and generates acceptable HD video under bright lighting conditions. Unfortunately, the unit's noticeably subpar...

Clever YouTube Upload feature ; Good performance in bright light

Terrible video in common low-light settings ; Only 1080/60i capture

The GZ-X900's substandard low-light performance outweighs the camcorder's clever features and slick appearance.

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JVC Everio GZ-X900 Camcorder Review

 

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...

The JVC GZ-X900 ($999 MSRP) seems like the tale of two camcorders. It was truly excellent in much of our bright light testing-specifically motion and sharpness-but once the lights went down the camcorder produced atrocious video. Its image was dark,...

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JVC Everio GZ-X900 First Impressions Camcorder Review - JVC Flash Memory

 

JVC Everio GZ-X900 First Impressions Camcorder Review

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JVC GZ-X900

 

The JVC GZ-X900 came to us with an exciting premise-a uniquely designed, Full HD camcorder that can double as a 9-megapixel still camera. While most camcorders are capable of taking still photos, few boast the massive amount of still features and...

The drawbacks of the GZ-X900 clearly outweigh its positive assets. The camcorder is loaded with a puny 5x optical zoom, which is far smaller than what you'd find on an average HD camcorder (usually between 10x - 15x). It also has a unique design that...

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JVC Everio GZ-X900

 

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

Lots of controls; Excellent sharpness and motion

Terrible low light performance; Unimpressive zoom

The JVC GZ-X900 ($999 MSRP) seems like the tale of two camcorders. It was truly excellent in much of our bright light testing—specifically motion and sharpness—but once the lights went down the camcorder produced atrocious video. Its image was dark,...

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JVC Everio GZ-X900 HD camcorder

 

JVC's Everio GZ-X900 high-definition camcorder ($1,999 as of October 7, 2009) has a sleek design, includes a few innovative features, and generates ac...

Attractive design, innovative user interface, handy YouTube upload tool

Sub par video performance; especially indoors, poor battery life, too expensive

The JVC Everio GZ-X900 is a decent high-definition camcorder let down by its poor low-light performance. There are plenty of better (and cheaper) options on the market.

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JVC Everio GZ-X900

 

The JVC Everio GZ-X900 marries excellent video with decent photography, but at what cost?

Since 5.3-megapixels are used to capture the video image, and only 2.07-megapixels are actually required, even for Full HD, this is digital zoom but without the loss of resolution. In our experience, however, these technologies do sacrifice some...

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JVC Everio GZ-X900 review

 

The JVC Everio GZ-X900 is a slim, light and handsome camcorder that doubles up as a very decent camera. At the top settings, video and still-image quality are both good, but, while the slow-motion modes and unique optical image stabiliser are...

Good picture quality ; Three slow-motion modes ; Effective optical image stabiliser ; Unusual but appealing design

Expensive ; Fiddly menu system ; Only 5x optical zoom

Conclusion The JVC Everio GZ-X900 is a solid performer that comes very close to being the perfect combination of camcorder and still photo camera. There are bells and whistles aplenty too, but it's hard to swallow the overblown price, especially when a...

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JVC Everio X GZ-X900 Camcorder

 

Looking more like a digicam than perhaps any other product in modern camcorder history, JVC's new still/video hybrid makes an immediate aesthetic statement with its svelte lines and stripped-back appearance.The X achieves its slim waistline...

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JVC Everio GZ-X900

 

It doesn't shout “quality”, but this camera takes fantastic HD video

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Product Specifications

The Everio X is designed to maximize every precious moment with Full HD 1920 x 1080 video or 9 megapixels digital still images. Creative shooting functions such as ultra-slow motion video and high-speed "motor drive" still photography will expand your horizon. And all this is in a single pocket-sized camera.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080i
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.9in
Height:2.6in
Weight:8.7oz
Width:1.5in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.8in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.1cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Header

Manufacturer:JVC
Model:GZ-X900/GZ-X900US
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC Everio

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.9
Optical Zoom:5
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:9Megapixel
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:10.3Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/2.33"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.9 mm ( 1/2.33 ) / 10.9 mm ( 1/2.33" )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Optical

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Video Format:AVCHD
Digital Zoom:200
Face Detection: Yes
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder
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