JVC GZ-GX1 Camcorder Review
The wireless capabilities on the GZ-GX1 may steal the headlines, but the camcorder is equipped with a number of other less attention-grabbing features that are just as (if not more) useful than WiFi. The camcorder has a 300fps high-speed recording option, a time-lapse function, a variety of still image modes, aperture and shutter-priority modes (but no full manual mode), auto record, scene modes, and a few different focus/exposure tracking features. It's surprising how many controls JVC loaded onto the GZ-GX1, although it is also interesting to see what features were left off. No full manual mode that lets you adjust aperture or shutter speed independently from one another exists on the camcorder, and there's also no lens ring or dial to help you adjust controls and features. This puts the GX1 on that strange island in between mid-range and high-end models. It's got a number of pro-level controls, but it's missing key features that would truly attract the camcorder to prosumers and manual control freaks.