JVC Everio GZ-VX700 Camcorder Review
We measured the color error in the GZ-VX700's bright light videos at 6.58, which isn't very good (even for a low-end camcorder). As you can see from our graph below, the camcorder did well in reproducing blue tones with strong accuracy, but greens, yellows, and reds were not up to snuff. On the bright side, the camcorder did manage to produce vibrant colors in this test, with a saturation level topping out at 95%. More on how we test color.
With its lack of any special color modes, the GZ-VX700 is very limited in its ability to adjust or alter colors during recording. If you want to change color tones, boost saturation, or alter the hue, then you'll have to manipulate video footage using post production software. In the table below, you can see how the GZ-VX700 stacks up compared to the competition. The colors don't look that much different to the naked eye, but you should be able to notice how the VX700 produced slightly different tones than, say, the JVC GX1.
Low Light Color
The GZ-VX700's worst low light performance came in our color accuracy test, where the camcorder put up a color error of 5.88—a number that is worse than all three camcorders we compared it to. Even though this is a middling score, there are two pieces of good news: this color error is actually a tiny bit better than the VX700's bright light color accuracy, and the camcorder was able to retain strong, vivid colors in low light despite the poor color accuracy. The saturation level remained at a high 90.6%, which isn't much lower than the camcorder managed in bright light. More on how we test low light color.
In bright light the JVC VX700 had no trouble with noise. We measured the noise levels to be around 0.51%, which means you won't see any noise in your bright light videos shot with the camcorder. This result is better than the noise levels we saw on the Canon HF R21, and roughly the same as the levels we measured on the JVC GX and Panasonic V500M camcorders. More on how we test noise.
Take a moment to glance at the comparison crops above, which give a good idea of the sharpness levels the VX700 (and the competition) is able to achieve for motionless video clips. The camcorder did a reasonable, but not amazing, job with sharpness, but you can see that some of the numbers and horizontal trumpets are a bit fuzzy in the above crop. Still, its image looks a bit sharper than the Panasonic HC-V500M in comparison, while the JVC GX1 and Canon HF R21 produced images that look much sharper.