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alaTest has collected and analyzed 430 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the battery and portability. The usability and value for money also get good feedback, but there are some critical opinions about the reliability.

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


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GZ-HM445 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 16 user reviews of JVC GZ-HM445 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on

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

battery, reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: JVC GZ-HM445 Camcorder-1080 pixelsJVC - GZ HM 445 ROT INKL.4GB+TASCHEJVC GZHM445 Digital Camcorder - Blue (1.5MP, 40x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD T...

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Great little HD unit


This is a great little camcorder

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Good apart from low light level performance.


Good value camera but indoor picture quality poor in low light levels even on manual settings. Great picture quality and perfomance in daylight useage though!


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Does what it says


I needed a camcorder for a wedding at short notice and bought this. It works perfectly and produces really good quality HD videos just on Auto. It's compact and light and easy to operate.

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Excellent Little camcorder


This is an excellent little camcorder, easy to use and great for the Olympics. I would recoomend it to anyone.

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JVC GZHM445 HD Camcorder - Blue.


Excellent value, compact probs so far

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JVC GZHM445 HD Camcorder - Black


We got this as our boys was having a training day with 2 ex England rugby players so wanted to record their once in a lifetime day. We looked at a couple of cameras and even got a different one but the battery wouldn't charge so that went back and we...

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Very pleased with the jvc


Used the camcorder a handful of times and I'm very happy with it , picture and sound are very good . For the money you can't get better or more simple to use

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Great little camcorder


I bought this for my son who is doing a digital film course. He needed it to make a 3 min film project. So far he is very pleased with it. Very easy to use (remember to get a memory card) he particularly liked how compact it was . Picture and sound...

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Very good camera.


Bought this camera for my partner and she loves it. Shots are crystal clear in natural light but only okay in artificial/low light conditions but overall she is very happy.

Product Specifications


3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/5.8''


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

General Features

3D: No
Format:Memory Card
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:Camcorder / TRAD. CAMCORDER
Resolution:Full HD


Face Detection Mode:Face + Smile Detection
HD Video Format:AVCHD
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3