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JVC GC-FM1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 464 reviews of JVC GC-FM1. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the size and image quality. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the durability. Reviews are divided on the finish.

usability, portability, price, image quality, size

durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GC-FM1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for JVC GC-FM1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 user reviews of JVC GC-FM1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the image quality and usability are on the whole positive. The size and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

portability, price, size, usability, image quality

reliability

71% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC PICSIO GC-FM1V Pocket Memory Camcorder - Purple PassionJVC PICSIO GC-FM1V Pocket Memory Camcorder - Purple Passion

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for JVC GC-FM1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 118 user reviews of JVC GC-FM1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Views about the design and size are on the whole positive. The price and portability also get good comments. Some have doubts about the durability, and comments about the color and reliability are mixed.

usability, portability, price, size, design

durability

64% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC PICSIO GC-FM1A HD Camcorder (Brilliant Blue)JVC PICSIO GC-FM1A HD Camcorder (Brilliant Blue)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Tim Moynihan (goodgearguide.com.au)

JVC GC-FM1 HD pocket camcorder

 

The GC-FM1 HD shoots great bright-light video, but is hampered by its build, finicky controls and execution of marquee features

Excellent video in optimum lighting, good 4x digital zoom and macro mode

Poor low-light performance, cheap plastic finish, too expensive for what it offers

The JVC GC-FM1 HD pocket camcorder shoots some of the best bright-light video we've seen, but it's hampered by its plastic build, its finicky controls, and the execution of its marquee features.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Dave Jansen (smarthouse.com.au)

JVC Picsio GC-FM1

 

The portable video market has become a hot category now that Apple has joined the party with the iPod Nano. Flip video recently came out with the Mino HD which can capture at 720p. Not to be outdone, the JVC Picsio GC-FM1 can shoot in 1080p and takes 8...

Easy to use, Lightweight design, Attractive unit, Accompanying software works well, Excellent image quality for this style of camera

1080p footage is choppy, No internal storage

Oct, 2009

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Wind filter: Yes

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080p
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture

Camera

Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder

Design

Colour of product:Black / Blue / Purple

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.7cm
Height:9.7cm
Weight:95g
Width:5.3cm

Display

Built-in Display:No / Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:5.08
Display resolution (numeric):115000

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2in
Diagonal Size (metric):5.1cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Header

Manufacturer:JVC
Model:GC-FM1
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC PICSIO

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):8
Effective megapixels (movie):8
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 3.2
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:8 / 8.17

Lens System

Digital Zoom:4
Image stabilizer: Yes
Type:Lens

Miscellaneous

Colour:Black ice

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:8Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3.2"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):7.9 mm ( 1/3.2" ) / 7.9 mm ( 1/3.2 )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic

Other features

Audio output:1
Auto Focus: Yes
Interface:HDMI(Mini), AV out, USB 2.0/1.1
Video Out:1

Packaging Content

Cables included:AV, USB

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI: Yes
HDMI Version:1.3
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:3264 x 2448
Still image resolution(s):3264 x 2448, 2592 x 1944, 640 x 480 / 640 x 480,1600 x 1200,2592 x 1944,3264 x 2448

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC
Disc types supported: No

Video

HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:30 / 60
Maximum Video Resolution:1440 x 1080
Video formats supported:MOV, AVC, MPEG4, H.264
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,640 x 480,1440 x 1080,320 x 240

Video Input

Digital Video Format:H.264
Digital Zoom:4
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.7
Height :9.7
Weight:95
Width:5.3