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alaTest has collected and analyzed 370 reviews of JVC GZ-HM445. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Network Interface Cards (NIC) for all reviews. Views about the size and image quality are on the whole positive. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the viewfinder and reliability. Reviews about the battery and zoom are mixed.

usability, portability, price, image quality, size

reliability, viewfinder

On average, users rate this product 85/100 and experts rate this product 74/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of JVC GZ-HM445 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Network Interface Cards (NIC) on Views about the zoom and image quality are overall positive. The portability and price also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the reliability and battery.

usability, price, portability, image quality, zoom

battery, reliability

87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GZ-HM445BEK Everio GZ-HM445 1.5MP Full HD Memory Camcorder 40x Optical Zoom 2.7 inch LCD (Black)JVC GZ-HM445BEK Everio GZ-HM445 1.5MP Full HD Memory Camcorder 40x Optical Zoom 2.7 inch LCD (Black)

Mar, 2018

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JVC Everio GZ-HM445REK


Can JVC's latest value option match its budget masterpieces of previous generations?

AVCHD 1080p recording, Touch-screen LCD, User-configurable option button

CMOS sensor doesn’t have Full HD resolution, No built-in memory, No separate shutter and aperture control

Aug, 2013

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JVC Everio GZ-HM445


Picture when I linked up to my 1080p HD TV via a purchased HDMI cable (£5 Amazon) is absoulutle amazing. It was like watching 3D ! Colours are so accurate and picture is crisp. I am very impressed with this camera and highly recommend it. I previously...

Strap on the camera seems a bit thin and the clip to adjust it is a little uncomfortable after long periods. As far as I am concerned it's a minor issue as this can be changed.

Nov, 2014

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Great little HD unit


This is a great little camcorder

Oct, 2012

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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!

Oct, 2012

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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.

Aug, 2012

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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.

Aug, 2012

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JVC GZHM445 HD Camcorder - Blue.


Excellent value, compact probs so far

Jul, 2012

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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...

Jun, 2012

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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

Jun, 2012

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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...

May, 2012

Product Specifications


Built-in Microphone: Yes


Battery life (CIPA standard):9999
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BN-VG114
Video recording time:11.6


Color of product:Black / Blue / Red / Silver


Display Diagonal:2.7

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 5.8
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:1.5

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.65 - 66.1
Digital Zoom:200
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.65 - 66.1
Focal length range (f-f):0.114 - 4.57
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:40

Other Features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 6.3
Auto focus: Yes
Manual focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Spotlight: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Still Image

Image formats supported:JPG


Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD, SDXC

Weight & Dimensions


White Balance

White Balance:Auto, Manual