Visit our Business Solutions website >>

JVC GC-XA1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 233 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the build quality and portability. The value for money and usability also get good reviews. Many are less positive about the reliability and features, while comments are divided on the memory.

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

features, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GC-XA1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

See all JVC Camcorders

Review analysis

(Based on 233 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 117 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews
Showing 1 - 113 of 117 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (116)

Consumer review by:

Amazon.co.uk review summary for JVC GC-XA1

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 1 user review of JVC GC-XA1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

build quality

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: DURAGADGET Sturdy And Durable Anti-Shake Window Suction Mount For Sony HDR-AS15/HDR-AS30V & JVC GC-XA1/GC-XA2 ADIXXION

Consumer review by:

Amazon.com review summary for JVC GC-XA1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 user reviews of JVC GC-XA1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

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

reliability, memory, features

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Wasabi Power Battery (2-Pack) and Charger for JVC BN-VH105 and JVC GC-XA1, GC-XA2 ADIXXION Action CameraJVC GC-XA1 Adixxion HD Action Video Camera with 1.5-Inch LCD - Black

Expert review by:

JVC GC-XA1 Review

 

A camcorder that's designed to capture action sports needs to be as tough as nails as the daredevils who pull off those stunts, and the JVC GC-XA1 ADIXXION rugged POV camcorder ($299) is just that. It's shockproof up to a 6-foot drop, waterproof down...

Good high-def video capture at 1080p ; Easy menu navigation ; Built-in Wi-Fi ; Uses standard SDHC memory card ; Extremely lightweight and rugged

Don’t use it to shoot still images ; Short battery life (about one hour per charge) ; Small 1.5-inch LCD screen

Overall, the JVC GC-XA1 is a rugged, lightweight, and good-quality HD POV camcorder. Like its namesake, you just might get addicted to using it.

ADVERTISEMENT

Consumer review by:

Solid Action Cam

 

I mountain bike several days/week and I record the trails that I ride.

Compact ; Records In Mp4 ; Small

Image Distortion At Edges ; Short battery life

Consumer review by:

Solid Action Cam

 

I mountain bike several days/week and I record the trails that I ride.

Compact ; Records In Mp4 ; Small

Image Distortion At Edges ; Short battery life

Consumer review by:

Decent GoPro Alternative

 

I have seen many Youtube JVC-vs-GoPro2 comparison videos before buying this JVC camera. If a posted Youtube video had Japanese description, the demonstrated JVC video quality was far better than GoPro2. However, most of other comparison videos clearly...

Build Quality ; Built-in Display ; Digital zoom ; Video Stablizer

Battery life ; Charger Not Included ; Mounting options ; Video quality

Consumer review by:

Decent GoPro Alternative

 

I have seen many Youtube JVC-vs-GoPro2 comparison videos before buying this JVC camera. If a posted Youtube video had Japanese description, the demonstrated JVC video quality was far better than GoPro2. However, most of other comparison videos clearly...

Build Quality ; Built-in Display ; Digital zoom ; Video Stablizer

Battery life ; Charger Not Included ; Mounting options ; Video quality

Consumer review by:

good but not perfect.

 

I have a gopro hero and a contour roam. I like that the JVC has tripod mounts on the bottom and side. makes mounting easy. I like that it is smaller than my other action cams. I like the lcd screen, makes setting up shots easy. I like the plastic lens...

Easy to Mount ; Lens Covers ; Small ; Sturdy

Colors Oversaturated ; wifi stinks

Consumer review by:

good but not perfect.

 

I have a gopro hero and a contour roam. I like that the JVC has tripod mounts on the bottom and side. makes mounting easy. I like that it is smaller than my other action cams. I like the lcd screen, makes setting up shots easy. I like the plastic lens...

Easy to Mount ; Lens Covers ; Small ; Sturdy

Colors Oversaturated ; wifi stinks

Consumer review by:

JVC I'm Adixxed

 

This is a great action cam, I like everything about it except I am having trouble finding a chest harness. Also, you need to get the ac adapter so you can charge faster. I picked up an extra battery which you will need if you are recording in...

4 Environment Proof ; Easy to use ; LCD screen ; Wifi

Battery Light Hard To See ; Hard to find accessories ; Need Stand

Consumer review by:

Nice alternative to GoPro

 

Bought this to use in race car for on-board footage.

Ball Joint Mounts A Plus ; Better Color Definition ; Quality On Par Gopro

Found No Cons Yet

Consumer review by:

JVC I'm Adixxed

 

This is a great action cam, I like everything about it except I am having trouble finding a chest harness. Also, you need to get the ac adapter so you can charge faster. I picked up an extra battery which you will need if you are recording in...

4 Environment Proof ; Easy to use ; LCD screen ; Wifi

Battery Light Hard To See ; Hard to find accessories ; Need Stand

1
2

Product Specifications

Configuration

Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No

Connectivity

HDMI: Yes
PictBridge: No
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

General Features

3D: No
Chip Type:CMOS

Memory

Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Recording

Face Detection Mode: No
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
etilize
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT