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JVC Everio GZ-X900

alaTest has collected and analysed 94 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the image quality and usability are overall positive. The design and value for money also get good opinions, whereas the battery and zoomget less positive opinions.

portability, price, design, usability, image quality

features, zoom, battery

We analysed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC Everio GZ-X900 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of JVC Everio GZ-X900 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on

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

80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC Everio GZ-X900 AVCHD HD Flash Camcorder w/5x Optical ZoomJVC GZX900US Everio X SD Full High Definition Camcorder

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JVC Everio GZ-X900


The JVC Everio GZ-X900 marries excellent video with decent photography, but at what cost?

Since 5.3-megapixels are used to capture the video image, and only 2.07-megapixels are actually required, even for Full HD, this is digital zoom but without the loss of resolution. In our experience, however, these technologies do sacrifice some...

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JVC Everio GZ-X900 review


The JVC Everio GZ-X900 is a slim, light and handsome camcorder that doubles up as a very decent camera. At the top settings, video and still-image quality are both good, but, while the slow-motion modes and unique optical image stabiliser are...

Good picture quality ; Three slow-motion modes ; Effective optical image stabiliser ; Unusual but appealing design

Expensive ; Fiddly menu system ; Only 5x optical zoom

Conclusion The JVC Everio GZ-X900 is a solid performer that comes very close to being the perfect combination of camcorder and still photo camera. There are bells and whistles aplenty too, but it's hard to swallow the overblown price, especially when a...

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JVC Everio GZ-X900


It doesn't shout “quality”, but this camera takes fantastic HD video

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JVC - Everio GZ-X900


JVC's latest digital camcorder is a curious hybrid beast that attempts to be innovative in several areas whilst also keeping up with the Joneses in terms of current fashionable technological trends. The latter is most ...

JVC has gone for the compact look (and weight) with the new X900, using SD storage, a bigger and more powerful CMOS sensor, improved optical image stabilization and high quality HD images. The controls are still irritating, though, and the price might...

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JVC Everio GZ-X900 AVCHD Camcorder


JVC's GZ-X900 represents a considerable departure from the smooth, rounded looks of the Everio hard disk and solid-state camcorders that have helped to revolutionise home video in the past few years. The customary curves and glossy body finish have...

The camera's general form factor is, however, much to be recommended; it's chunky and handles well, but is compact enough to slip into a small pocket or bag. The docking station enables some external connections to remain permanent, dropping the camera...

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JVC Everio GZ-X900 HD camcorder


JVC's Everio GZ-X900 high-definition camcorder ($1,999 as of October 7, 2009) has a sleek design, includes a few innovative features, and generates ac...

Attractive design, innovative user interface, handy YouTube upload tool

Sub par video performance; especially indoors, poor battery life, too expensive

The JVC Everio GZ-X900 is a decent high-definition camcorder let down by its poor low-light performance. There are plenty of better (and cheaper) options on the market.

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JVC Everio X GZ-X900


JVC's Everio X GZ-X900 high-definition camcorder ($1000 as of September 25, 2009) has a sleek design, includes a few innovative features, and generates acceptable HD video under bright lighting conditions. Unfortunately, the unit's noticeably subpar...

Clever YouTube Upload feature ; Good performance in bright light

Terrible video in common low-light settings ; Only 1080/60i capture

The GZ-X900's substandard low-light performance outweighs the camcorder's clever features and slick appearance.

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JVC Everio GZ-X900 Camcorder Review


The GZ-X900 ($999 MSRP) is the newest top-of-the-line HD camcorder from JVC, and it's a model that is unique in both design and capability. The camcorder has a streamline, rectangular construction that does away with the traditional right-side hand...

The JVC GZ-X900 ($999 MSRP) seems like the tale of two camcorders. It was truly excellent in much of our bright light testing-specifically motion and sharpness-but once the lights went down the camcorder produced atrocious video. Its image was dark,...

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JVC Everio GZ-X900 First Impressions Camcorder Review - JVC Flash Memory


JVC Everio GZ-X900 First Impressions Camcorder Review

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JVC Everio X GZ-X900 Camcorder


Looking more like a digicam than perhaps any other product in modern camcorder history, JVC's new still/video hybrid makes an immediate aesthetic statement with its svelte lines and stripped-back appearance.The X achieves its slim waistline...


Product Specifications




Firewire in (IEEE 1394): No
Firewire Out (IEEE 1394): No
HDMI Connection: Yes
USB Connection: Yes


Screen Resolution:207000
Screen Size:2.8
Screen Type:LCD

Image resolution

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


Digital Zoom:200
Image Stabilization:Yes (Optical)
Optical Zoom:5


Dimensions (HxWxD):66x37x124
Weight (lb):0.55


Sensor Size:1/2.33
Sensor Type:CMOS


Built-in Memory: No
Built-in Storage Size:0


HD Recording: No
Recordable File/Disc Formats:MPEG-4
Recording Format:SDHC
Video Resolution:1920x1080i