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JVC Everio GZ-HD10 AVCHD High Definition Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom

by JVC
4 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
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  • Features a 40 GB hard disk that provides up to 16 hours of high-definition recording
  • New CMOS chips with interpolation technology helps generate virtual pixels to go beyond the 1920 x 1080 Full HD
  • Enjoy 1920 x 1080 60 fps output; Comes with a Konica Minolta HD lens
  • 17Mbps high bit rate recording; HD gigabrid duo engine; full HD 1440 x 1080 Recording
  • Up to 16 hours of HD recording and 3 rec modes
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Technical Details

Product Description

Product Description

0 13.3 diagonal WXGA (1280 x 800) Touchscreen Display Built-in Webcamera and Microphone Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD with up to 384MB Shared Graphics Memory DVD+-R/RW Drive with Double Layer Intel WiFi Link 5100 802.11a/b/g/n Bluetooth v2.1 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet Memory Stick/SD Card Reader PCMCIA Type II Slot 3 x USB 2.0, Headphone; Microphone, VGA, RJ-11 (Modem), RJ-45 Approximate Unit Dimensions - 12.56 (W) x 9.61 (D) x 1.52(H) Approximate Unit Weight - 5.3 Pounds

From the Manufacturer

JVC designed the small sized HD Everio GZ-HD10 thinking of the needs of budget-conscious users, yet it offers a high quality KONICA MINOLTA HD LENS and a 40GB hard disk that provides up to 16 hours of high-definition recording. The GZ-HD10's 1440x1080 AVCHD recordings are also up converted for playback at 1920 x 1080/60P via HDMI.

JVC Everio GZ-HD10 Highlights


1920x1080/60P Output
Using the same technology as GENESSA HD displays, this function outputs a 1080 scanning line image at progressive 60fps so you can enjoy uncompromising picture quality on a TV that accepts 1080P input. With progressive, the jaggy diagonals you'd get with interlace images are smoothed out, for a clearer image.

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Konica Minolta Lens
Konica Minolta HD Lens
The HD lens of this camera was developed by camera specialist, KONICA MINOLTA, to ensure optimal lens performance for use with our CMOS image sensor and AVCHD recording technology.

HD Recording

New CMOS Chips with Interpolation Technology
CMOS chips using newly developed interpolation algorithm. This algorithm generates virtual pixels to provide image information beyond the 1920x1080 Full HD imaging.
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17Mbps High Bit Rate Recording
In the XP mode, video is recorded at a high bit rate of 17.0 Mbps average. Compared to other systems using a lower bit rate, the resulting image offers higher quality with clearer visible details.

HD Gigabrid Duo Engine
The high-performance AVCHD Codec and 7 noise reduction technologies contribute to remarkable overall picture quality with high horizontal resolution and color reproduction rivaling 3CCD cameras.
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Full HD 1440x1080 Recording
In the XP mode, video is recorded at a high bit rate of 17.0 Mbps average. Compared to other systems using a lower bit rate, the resulting image offers higher quality with clearer visible details.

Up to 16 Hours of HD Recording and 3 Rec Modes
The 40GB internal hard disk drive allows long recording times.

Digital Still Images
Every Everio can conveniently record digital still images. Just switch to the image mode and then press the snapshot button. to take your snapshot. Record your snapshot to either the HDD or a micro SD card. It's your choice. Record up to a 1920 x 1080 image.

Advanced Operations

Ultra-Compact and Lightweight HD Camcorder
Palm sized for superior mobility. JVC made the Full HD camcorder smaller and lighter. It is barely over a pound even with the battery attached.

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Record to a microSD card
Hybrid Storage with microSD Card
In addition to a built-in hard disk drive, HD Everio also has a slot for microSD/SDHC Card so you can store video and stills on this commonly available memory card. (Card is not supplied.)

Note: To record video, a microSDHC card with Class 4 or higher performance is required. microSD memory cards (256MB to 2GB) and microSDHC memory cards (4GB and 8GB) have been tested for the following brands: Panasonic, Toshiba, SanDisk, ATP. Note that using other media may result in recording failure or data loss.

AVCHD & MPEG-2 Dual Format Capability
Now you get to choose the format that's best for any given situation. Superior compression and longer recording time with AVCHD. Continuity with today's editing environment with MPEG-2.

Variety of Shooting Assist Functions
HD Everio offers a wide array of assist functions to shoot HD video more precisely, conveniently, and creatively:
  • Focus Assist Function -- Outlines in-focus image contours to show which parts are in or out of focus.
  • Zebra Function -- Displays a striped pattern across overexposed areas of the image.
  • Program AE -- A full array of effects is available so you can choose the right exposure or shutter speed automatically according to the scene you're shooting. Easily accessible via visual menu dial.
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Wide range of manual controls
Wide Range of Manual Controls
In addition to point-and-shoot simplicity, HD Everio also offers a wide range of manual controls including Manual White Balance, Exposure Control, Sharpness Control, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority and Brightness Control, and more.

Stick Control for Easy Operation
Pressing the four "compass points" on the circular control operates everything from menu item selection to manual camera settings.

Power-Linked Operation
Automatically turns on the camera when you open the LCD so you can shoot right away, and turns off the camera when you close the LCD so you won't waste power.
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HD Best Shot Function
HD images look beautiful when printed on paper, too. That’s why JVC lets you take high-resolution "snapshots" directly from your recorded HD footage, and print them just like you would from a digital still camera.

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Accessory shoe with mic input
Accessory Shoe and Mic Input
Mount an optional microphone on the accessory shoe for clear, high-quality audio recording. A convenient Mic Input Terminal with plug-in power supplies power to the mounted microphone.

Data Battery
Allows you to check the remaining battery power by % and remaining recording time in minutes at the touch of a button, even while the camcorder's power is off.

Everio includes patented and other proprietary technology and is made to be used with the JVC Data Battery and not with other batteries. JVC cannot guarantee safety or performance of the camcorder when it is operated by other batteries. For additional information about JVC Data Battery, please contact an authorized JVC dealer in your country.

JVC Everio GZ-HD10 Highlights
Multiple digital interfaces
Full Complement of Interfaces This model is equipped with USB 2.0 and HDMI digital interfaces on the camera. USB is primarily for file saving and HDMI is for digital viewing on large screen displays. Also equipped with all models are component and AV terminals to output down-converted signals for analog devices.

Quick Response - 0.08sec. to Start Recording
Never miss a moment. The time lag of various functions has been reduced to nearly instantaneous levels.

Headphone Output
Just connect stereo headphones for real-time audio monitoring while you shoot, or to listen to the soundtrack in privacy while viewing footage you’ve just recorded.

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Built-in Auto Light
Built-in Auto Light
Turns on automatically so you can shoot brilliant images even in low light situations.

Built-in Lens Cover
Slide it shut to protect the lens when the camera's not in use. It's integrated, so there's no risk of losing it like a lens cap.

Archiving and Viewing

HDMI (V.1.3 with x.v.Color)
The xvYCC color standard, known as x.v.Color, provides more accurate color reproduction with more detail and shades. Among the colors that the human eye can perceive, x.v.Color can display 100% compared to about 55% with sRGB.

Everio Dock for Instant Connection
Provided docking cradle with all-in-one interface for easy viewing, charging and sharing.

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DVD Burner
PC-less Archiving using Exclusive DVD Burners
With JVC’s optional SHARE STATION DVD Burner, a totally PC-less solution for the archiving and playback of Full HD content becomes possible. With it, you can store HD Everio’s footage directly on a DVD without using a PC.

Intelligent Grouping Function
The more you record, the more critical "search" functions become. In addition to the usual file listings and date search, HD Everio also offers the world's first Intelligent Grouping function. This groups similar scenes together based on the time of recording, interval between recordings and duration of recording, providing faster and easier access to desired scenes.

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Digest playback
Digest Playback (for AVCHD DVD)
Digest Playback is possible with AVCHD DVDs created using HD Everio and CU-VD50/VD3. This function automatically selects highlighted scenes from among the recorded content using our proprietary algorithm and plays back what looks like a "coming attractions" trailer for a movie. 60 minutes of footage is condensed into 5 minutes of highlight scenes. Now you can quickly get an idea what's on the disc.

With the Playlist function, you can select the scenes you want in the order you want internally at the camera level. Program your favorite scenes, in the order you like for playback or for archiving to DVD.

Editing with a PC or Mac

JVC Everio GZ-HD10 Highlights
Creative Solution with a PC
For those who wish to edit and archive using their PCs, HD Everio comes supplied with full-fledged software. Blu-ray disc compatible applications let you store AVCHD and MPEG-2 Full HD content with full impact.

QuickTime Component for Everio For Mac
For Macintosh users, the GZ-HD40/HD30 also come with a plug-in that allows HD Everio's MPEG-2 files to be used with Apple iMovie HD 6 and Final Cut Pro 5 or 6. For all models including GZ-HD10, AVCHD files can be used with Apple's AVCHD applicable software without a plug-in for the Macintosh.

Direct Data Backup to PC
Data archiving has never been easier. Just press the DIRECT BACK UP button, and data that has not yet been backed up can be transferred to a PC automatically.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.8 x 2.8 x 2.7 inches ; 15.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Item model number: GZ-HD10
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,174 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 18, 2005

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Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

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I had to buy a camera for my video production class at college. My teacher told us we had to get a DV camera, but i previously have had difficulty with tape so that was my last choice. I put hours of research in to find a tape alternative that worked with Final cut pro and Adobe Premiere Pro. This is that alternative. It shoot great looking HD video and is an ease to edit using those two programs. The still images on it is nothing to write home about, but come on lets be serious. You don't buy a camcorder to take stills, you buy a camcorder to record videos. After my class was over my teacher changed his requirements in a camera after seeing the quality of video i shot with it.

(***please note it works with Final Cut Pro 6, 7, and Final Cut Express 4 ONLY***)
(***please note it works with iMovie '08 and '09 ONLY***)
(***please note it works with Adobe Premiere Pro CS4, CS5, Adobe Premiere Elements 7 and 8 ONLY***)

I included which versions support this cameras AVCHD format. It will save you hours in order to figure it out.
This review is written on 5/25/2010 so i would think that products after this review will support AVCHD
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I recently bought this camcorder to record a friend's wedding and was impressed with the quality of this little camcorder. It is not heavy and fairly easy to use. Indoor recording is okay. I used a high LED light in order to record decently, but outdoors it looks very crisp.

One huge downfall for me is the battery life. If you make this purchase, you most definitely want to also buy an extra charger and battery. The camcorder sucked the life out of my battery and I spent most of my time standing next to an outlet in order to record the wedding, which made it difficult to move around freely.

I love the HDMI port and the x.V.Color option as well.

**Mac USERS**
If you have a Mac, you will have some issues downloading to your computer. With most JVCs I have owned, they are not very Mac friendly. I used a Wondershare Video Converter to download all my video clips from the camcorder to my Mac (I had to download the converter from the internet for about $21 but it's worth having). So please be advised about that IF you are a Mac user.

Otherwise, a great camcorder for the price.
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After much research and going back and forth with a non-HD Sony Handycam, we got this camera last week and so far it has really made a difference when viewing videos on our 50" HD TV screen on HDMI. It is pretty user friendly (although I found the Sony Handycam more user friendly). If you're in the market for an HD (Hi-Def) camcorder, this is the value winner.

The Everio HD takes decent stills, but definitely takes a backseat to our Canon point & shoot. On that note, our Canon 800IS P&S takes comparable quality videos to the Everio when you see them on a computer (you're just limited to 1.5 min. clips if it's holding pictures too).

The clarity (esp. outside) is excellent. The only downside is that you need a steady hand to operate b/c the "anti-shake" technology needs a little work. I suppose you win on picture quality on the flipside... unless you're willing to shell out another $300 for more steady images on top of picture sharpness. If you get an HD camera, be prepared to get a bigger battery b/c it sucks up power more quickly than a regular videocam.

I got this mainly to record our 1 year old, beginning with her birthday party coming up.
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Total Fun

The video looks so so good. It's really easy to use. Spend time reading the instructions and less than an hour
you could be shooting video. Toggle thru the menu and if you get lost just hit menu
and start again. The battery that is included last only about 1 hour.
I bought 2 three hour batteries which can be found here(amazon) for around $34 - $39 plenty of prices to choose from.
The instructions will tell you which batteries you can use for replacement.

If you have imovie 09' it is so easy to upload the video. I use an Imac with the imovie 09' and it works perfect.
I did my research and looked for what camcorders are compatible with imovie 09 and Imac.
I found a list of all that will and will not work with my computer setup.
Whether your going to use it for making movies or not do the research.
What i have recorded for the first month since owning this camcorder and using the imovie software
my video has total life. Again research people and look up youtube and see how awesome
it is to use this camera with imovie 09 or Final cut express 4 or whatever software you want to use.

Bottom line this camcorder works for what i need and if i could show you my video
you would think you are watching a hollywood or indie movie made with this camcorder.
No Joke!

None of us are here for a long time so lets have a good time.
Capture life and share your life with your love ones and gracefully grow old with memories.

Hope this was help for those who want to have fun and enjoy making movies
from Hollywood to indie type or just memories...

Enjoy -
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