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JVC Everio GZ-HM1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 76 reviews of JVC Everio GZ-HM1. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and price. The portability and image quality also get good comments, whereas views about the battery and viewfinder are different. Many are less positive about the zoom.

usability, image quality, portability, price, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC Everio GZ-HM1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of JVC Everio GZ-HM1 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the design and size. The portability and image quality also get good views, whereas some have doubts about the battery and price.

usability, image quality, portability, size, design

zoom, price, battery

93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GZ-HM1 High Definition CamcorderJVC GZ-HM1 High Definition Camcorder

Dec, 2018


Expert review by : James Morris (

JVC Everio GZ-HM1


The HM1 is an excellent camcorder, but it faces stiff competition from cheaper alternatives.

We already liked JVC's Everio GZ-HM400 quite a lot, and the GZ-HM1 improves on it in a couple of important areas. With class-leading low light performance, competitive image stabilisation and a great set of features for the enthusiast, this is a...

Apr, 2010

TIPA Award!

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JVC Everio GZ-HM1


In condizioni di scarsa luminosità, la videocamera JVC GZ-HM1 garantisce risultati migliori grazie a un nuovo sensore CMOS con sensibilità fino a 4 Lux. JVC ha anche perfezionato il contenimento delle vibrazioni nelle riprese grandangolari. I sistemi...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (

JVC Everio GZ-HM1 Camcorder Review


JVC's newest flagship model, the Everio GZ-HM1 ($1199 MSRP), looks nearly identical to its predecessor, the GZ-HM400. Other than a new silver paint job, JVC's biggest alteration comes in the form of a back-illuminated CMOS sensor that did wonders in...

With the GZ-HM1, JVC took a look at its flagship camcorder from last year and made only the slightest of updates: the implementation of a back-illuminated CMOS sensor. While this adjustment may only sound minor, the resulted improvement in low light...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Kaitlyn Chantry (

JVC Everio GZ-HM1 First Impressions Camcorder Review


The JVC Everio GZ-HM1 is the company's new flagship camcorder. This model borrows heavily from the excellent features found on last year's GZ-HM400, while introducing a couple new ideas for 2010. Among the numerous improvements you'll see this year are...

The other improvements are a bit less exciting. The high resolution of the sensor will make for even sharper still photos, but JVC is already ahead of the curve in that area. Combined with the addition of a 6400 ISO setting, however, it's clear that...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (



A performance-boosting CMOS sensor upgrade from the almost identical GZ-HM400

Strong color and noise results in bright light; Great motion and sharpness results

Annoying Laser Touch strip; Unimpressive audio features

With the GZ-HM1, JVC took a look at its flagship camcorder from last year and made only the slightest of updates: the implementation of a back-illuminated CMOS sensor. While this adjustment may only sound minor, the resulted improvement in low light...

Jun, 2010

Consumer review (

Great Camera


Took some mountain biking video with it here:[@] sure to turn on 720p for best quality.Camera works great, but be sure to set everything manually for best video. Instructions don\'t call out how to use manual white need to go to MWB...

Easy to start using","High definition","Manual focus dial","SD card slot

Not a pro-camera

Sep, 2010

Consumer review (

Better than what I expected.


The product is used for family get-togethers, birthdays, at football or baseball games. I use it to show off the time lapse of clouds, traffic or just people walking around. The picture is really great. Camcorder is easy to hold and learn the options...

Great HD picture

None that are important

Aug, 2010

Consumer review (

Not good enough for the money


It is nice cute camcorder. JVC advertised it as

Good image outdoor","Nice handy butons","Very cute and handy

Low lens angle","Made in Malaysia","Make a trails","Very bad image indoor

Aug, 2010

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital
Built-In Microphone: Yes


Battery Type:BN-VF815


Firewire in (IEEE 1394): No
Firewire Out (IEEE 1394): No
HDMI Connection: Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes
Line-In Audio: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
USB Connection: Yes


Colour of product:Silver


Display diagonal:6.86
Screen Resolution:112000 pixels
Screen Size:7 in
Screen Type:LCD

Image resolution

Digital Still Pictures:Photo
Progressive Scan for Photos: No
Still Picture Resolutions:3648x2736, 3648x2056, 3200x2400, 3200x1800, 2592x1944, 2592x1456, 1920x1080, 1600x1200, 1280x720, 640x480 pixels
Total MegaPixels:10.62 megapixels

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.3
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:10

Lens System

Digital Zoom:200
Filter Size:4.6
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):48.3 - 483
Focal length range (f-f):6.7 - 67
Optical Zoom:16


Aperture (Wide-tele):F2.8-F4.5
Digital Zoom:200 x
Focal Length (35mm equiv):48.3-483 mm
Focal Length (Wide-Tele):6.7-67 mm
Image Stabilization:Yes (Optical)
Optical Zoom:10 x
White Balance:Auto, Manual


Dimensions (HxWxD):72x67x141 mm
Weight:485 g
Weight (lb):1.1 lb

Other features

Audio output:1
Auto Focus: Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video Out:1

Ports & interfaces

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


Miscellaneous:One Touch Upload to YouTube™*, Direct DVD Creation with SHARE STATION


Sensor Size:1/2.3 in
Sensor Type:CMOS

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG


Built-in Memory: Yes
Built-in Storage Size:64 GB
Compatible memory cards:SD
Flash memory:64


HD Recording:HD 1080p
Recordable File/Disc Formats:MPEG-4, AVC/H.264
Recording Format:Internal flash / SD / SDHC

Weight & Dimensions

Height :7.2