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JVC Everio GZ-HM400

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 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 are impressed by the memory and image quality. The usability and price also get good feedback. Many are negative about the viewfinder, while comments are divided on the durability.

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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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for JVC Everio GZ-HM400

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of JVC Everio GZ-HM400 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the reliability. The price is also mentioned favorably.

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

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Sep, 2016

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Expert review by: James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

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

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

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 (pcadvisor.co.uk)

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

Expert review by: electricpig.co.uk (electricpig.co.uk)

JVC GZ-HM400 camcorder review

 

An ok HD camcorder, but pricey considering its features sometimes come up short

Great shots in decent conditions, slow motion looks cool

Narrow lens, not great in low light

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

JVC GZ-HM400

 

JVC's GZ-HM400 has a 1/2.33in, 10.3MP CMOS sensor and records Full HD images at up to 24Mbps to a 32GB internal flash memory. For longer recording an SD/SDHC card slot makes it possible to use removable media. A 2.8in LCD screen features Laser Touch...

Feed the HM400 plenty of light and the movie clips and stills it produces will be a delight. It’s a feature-packed model and its versatility is among the many reasons to consider it if, that is, you want a high-quality camcorder that requires more than...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Colin Barrett (macuser.co.uk)

JVC Everio GZ-HM400

 

With the current trend for full-specification 1920 x 1080 camcorders that record to built-in flash memory and high-capacity SD cards as opposed to tapes, DVDs or even hard disk drives, JVC has now joined Panasonic and Canon in introducing an impressive...

It's easy to forget that it was JVC who led the migration from tape-based camcorders to those that used hard disks and, subsequently, solid-state memory. The HM400 is a worthy flagship for its Everio HD range of camcorders. While it lacks some of the...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: SimplyDV (simplydv.co.uk)

Expert Review

 

Whilst the Everio GZ-HM400 lacks some of the features and functionality of its immediate competitors, it’s important to consider that it’s a lot cheaper. Picture and sound quality is on a par with equivalent competitors’ models, and our main criticism...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity (hometheaterhifi.com)

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: Rob Mead (pcworld.com)

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: Jeremy Stamas (camcorderinfo.com)

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
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Sound:Stereo

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BN-VF815

Camera

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

Connections

Composite Output: Yes
HDMI Connection: Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes
Line-In Audio: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
USB Connection: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:7.11
Screen Resolution:207000 pixels
Screen Size:2.8 inch
Screen Type:LCD

Features

Web Cam Function: No

Flash

Built-in Flash: Yes
Internal flash/video light: Yes

Image resolution

Digital Still Pictures:Photo
Progressive Scan for Photos: No
Still Picture Resolutions:3456x2592, 3456x1944, 3072x2304, 3072x1728, 2592x1944, 2592x1456, 1920x1080, 1600x1200, 1280x720, 640x480
Total MegaPixels:10.3 megapixels

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.33
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:10.3

Lens System

Digital Zoom:200
Filter Size:4.5 / 4.6
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):45 - 485 / 48.5 - 485
Focal length range (f-f):6.7 - 67
Image stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:10

Lens/Zoom

Digital Zoom:200 x
Filter Size:46 mm
Image Stabilization:Yes (Optical)
Manual Focus: Yes
Optical Zoom:10 x

Measures

Dimensions (HxWxD):72x67x135
Weight:400 grams

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
Lens system:Konica Minolta HD
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
HDMI: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Sensor

Sensor Size:1/2.33
Sensor Type:CMOS

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG

Storage

Built-in Memory: Yes
Built-in Storage Size:32 GB
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC
External Memory Type:SD/SDHC
Extra Memory Support: Yes
Flash memory:32
Internal storage capacity:32

Video

HD Recording:HD 1080p
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Recordable File/Disc Formats:MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, JPEG
Recording Format:Internal flash / SD / SDHC
Video Resolution:1920x1080i,24Mbp, 1920x1080i, 17MbpS, 1920x1080i, 12MbpS, 1920x1080i, 5Mbps

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13.5
Height :7.2
Weight:400 / 485
Width:6.7

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Manual