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JVC Everio GZ-HM400

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 reviews of JVC Everio GZ-HM400. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the memory and image quality. The usability and price are also appreciated, but many are negative about the viewfinder. Views are divided on the durability.

portability, price, usability, image quality, memory


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC Everio GZ-HM400 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of JVC Everio GZ-HM400 from 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 People are impressed by the price.


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Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Rob Mead (

JVC Everio GZ-HM400


Lots of manual control options ; Excellent picture quality in bright light conditions

Laser Touch system is frustrating to use and slow ; Tricky to hold comfortably ; Low light picture noise

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity (

JVC GZ-HM400U High Definition Video Camera


I requested the JVC GZ-HM400U because it has a sensor with a high pixel count, thinking that perhaps this would result in higher quality video, and I guessed right. Its sharpness value is as about as good as it gets, and is the best we have seen so...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (

JVC Everio GZ-HM400 Camcorder Review


The GZ-HM400 ($999 MSRP) is the larger, more sophisticated cousin model to the JVC GZ-X900. While both camcorders have similar imaging specifications, the GZ-HM400 is packed with extra controls, 32GB of internal memory, and a splendid adjustment dial...

We were pleasantly surprised by how much of an improvement the JVC GZ-HM400 was over the GZ-X900. Both camcorders have the same price tag ($999 MSRP), so it is a no-brainer that the GZ-HM400 is the better buy. The HM400 has more features and better...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Videomaker (

JVC GZ-HM400 HD Camcorder Review


The JVC GZ-HM400 is a handy little HD hard drive camera with tons of bells and whistles for its size.

Compact, Solid Build, Easy transfer of files to computer

Proprietary video format, No viewfinder, LCD only

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Rob Mead (

Review: JVC Everio GZ-HM400


Designed to sit at the top of JVC's Everio camcorder line, the GZ-HM400 should give its rivals a run for their money.

When it’s time to start shooting, things get off to a slightly shaky start, unfortunately. The chunky body has a curious dip on the right side, which makes holding it uncomfortable. JVC also continues to use its Laser Touch system, which forces you to...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (



Extra controls, 32GB of memory, and an adjustment dial that puts JVC's Laser Touch to shame

Excellent sharpness and motion; Good set of manual controls; Plenty of features

Low light results improved but still weak

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Christen Costa (

JVC's Everio GZ-HM400 HD Camcorder Does 600FPS For $1,000 | Gadget Review


JVC's Everio GZ-HM400 HD Camcorder Does 600FPS For $1,000

Sep, 2009


Expert review by : James Morris (

JVC Everio GZ-HM400


The Everio GZ-HM400 camcorder is an impressive return to the high-end for JVC.

The JVC Everio GZ-HM400 is an impressive return to the high-end for JVC after a year of absence. The level and ease of control is on par with the best of the competition, providing ample settings for the creative video enthusiast. The sub-£700 price is...

Jan, 2010

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JVC Everio GZ-HM400 review


AVCHD camcorder whose features and manual controls make it an excellent buy for enthusiasts.

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Rob Mead (

JVC Everio GZ-HM400 review


Like the Canon HF S10, the JVC Everio GZ-HM400 can shoot 1,920 x 1,080 video at 24Mbps - the highest level possible under current AVCHD spec - and it includes 32GB of internal flash memory, plus lots of manual controls. It also has a 10x optical zoom...

The JVC Everio GZ-HM400 produces excellent picture quality in bright light conditions, and has lots of manual control options. Unfortunately, the Laser Touch system is frustrating to use and slow, the JVC Everio GZ-HM400 is tricky to hold comfortably,...

Nov, 2009

Product Specifications

10.3 megapixels CMOS sensor Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) Full HD AVCHD 1920 x 1080/60i recording '1080TV' lines horizontal resolution of Full HD 1920 x 1080 Memory card slot for SDHC/SD Laser touch operation Face detection Simultaneous Full HD video and 5.3m still shooting HDMI V.1.3 with x.v.Color Multi-function dial Convenient 2-way strap Auto power on/off and auto lens cover Remote control


Audio system:Dolby Digital
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BN-VF815
Manufacturer Battery Name:JVC BN-VF815U

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080p
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes


On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Playback zoom:Y
Playback zoom (max):Y

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash


Color of product:Black / Black, Silver

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight



Display Diagonal:2.8

Display (Projector)

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

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Spotlight / Landscape / Portrait mode / Night mode / Fireworks / Sports mode / Twilight mode / Beach / Snow


Built-in flash: Yes

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:32GB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC Everio

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 2.33
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:10.3

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.77 - 19.1 / 1.91 - 19.1
Digital Zoom:200
Filter size:1.77 / 1.81
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.77 - 19.1 / 1.91 - 19.1
Focal length range (f-f):0.264 - 2.64
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/2.8-4.5
Max Focal Length:67mm
Min Focal Length:6.7mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:9Megapixel
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:10.3Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/2.33 / 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

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

Other Features

Aperture range (F-F):2.8 - 4.5
Audio Output:1 / Y
Auto focus: Yes
Interface:USB 2.0 / USB, HDMI
Internal memory:32768
Manual focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Noise reduction: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):4
Resolution:1920 x 1080
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video out:1 / Y

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Digital Photo Navigator HD (Win)\nPixela Everio MediaBrowser HD (Win)\n
Handheld remote control: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Still Image

Image formats supported:JPG


Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC
Flash memory:32
Internal storage capacity:32


Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080

Video Input

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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:14.1 / 17.1

White Balance

White Balance:Auto, Manual