JVC Everio GZ-HM400 High-Definition Camcorder Reviews





Product Description
10.3 mega pixels CMOS sensor Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)

Full HD AVCHD 1920 x 1080/60i recording’1080TV’ lines horizontal resolution of Full HD 1920 x 1080

Memory card slot for SDHC/SD

Laser touch operation

Face detection

Simultaneous Full HD video and 5.3m still shooting

HDMI V.1.3 with x.v.

Color Multi-function dial

Convenient 2-way strap

Auto power on/off and auto lens cover

Remote control

Product Description From the Manufacturer

JVC GZ-HM400 HD video camera Features

Not too small but shaped just right, GZ-HM400 has been designed for advanced shooting with its ergonomic layout plus a host of convenient controls for intuitive manual operation.

Full HD 1920×1080 Video

JVC GZ-HM400 HD camcorders incorporate a 10.3 Megapixel CMOS sensor to record 1920×1080 Full HD AVCHD format video.

The camera records at a stunning 1080 TV lines of horizontal resolution the theoretical maximum level of 1920×1080 Full HD.

Real 9 Megapixel Stills with No Interpolation

JVC GZ-HM400 digital video camera incorporates a 10.3 Megapixel CMOS sensor to record 1920×1080 Full HD AVCHD format video.

The camera records at a stunning 1080 TV lines of horizontal resolution the theoretical maximum level of 1920×1080 Full HD .

The 10.3 Megapixel CMOS sensor is also the source of high quality 9 Megapixel digital still images.

By using the Bayer array for arranging RGB color filters, real 9 Megapixel stills with no interpolation are possible.

HD Gigabrid Premium II Engine

At the heart of the high image quality is the HD Gigabrid Premium II Engine which enables high speed processing of a huge amount of pixel data to allow high quality video recording.

Optical Image Stabilizer

JVC’s proprietary Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) uses two active prisms to correct camera shake. It stabilizes at the zoom entrance for effectiveness over the entire zoom range.


GZ-HM400 uses a new KONICA MINOLTA HD LENS with a 10x optical zoom, and magnifies up to 15x without any picture degradation thanks to Dynamic Zoom technology.

24Mbps Ultra High Quality Recording

In UXP video recording mode, you can record at 24Mbps, the highest bit rate possible for AVCHD video, for more detailed, sharper images with less noise.

1920×1080/60P Output

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.

K2 Technology for High Quality Audio

This JVC exclusive technology has been well-received in the audio field and is incorporated for the first time in a camera.

It restores the sound details lost during compression to enable high-quality audio playback that is closer to the original.

Multi-Function Dial

A lever switch lets you directly access the Brightness and Focus adjustment. And a manual adjustment dial enables precise adjustment for various manual settings without having to go through menus.

Direct Control Buttons

Easily accessible direct control buttons are available for Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed, and user-assignable operations.

You can register frequently used settings, offering a higher degree of personal control.

Pro-Style Zoom Lever

WIDE/TELE seesaw-style zoom lever for sure operation.

15fps / 9 Megapixel Motor Drive Shooting

As many as six 9 Megapixel stills can be shot at up to 15 frames per second, a speed that surpasses what’s offered by typical 9 Megapixel DSLR cameras.

You can also shoot 5.3 Megapixel continuous stills (up to 11) at even higher speed.

Shooting speed and number of images

Speed Mode  9 Mega Continuous Stills 5 Mega Continuous Stills
High Speed 15fps, up to 6 images  60fps, up to 11 images
Medium Speed  7fps, up to 6 images 10fps, up to 11 images
Low Speed  2fps, no limit  1fps, no limit

High-Speed Recording for Ultra-Slow Motion Playback

High-speed recording mode shoots ultra-slow motion video to capture dynamic movement that is not visible to the naked eye.

Effective tool for sports technique analysis and nature studies. Three speed modes available.

High Speed Recording Time (approx.)

Speed Mode Images Size Rec. Time Playback Time
600fps  640×72 2.4sec. 24sec.
300fps 480×116  4sec. 20sec.
120fps 480×270 4sec. 8sec.

Face Detection

Intelligently detects up to 16 faces then accurately adjusts the focus and exposure for sharp, beautiful images.

Laser Touch Operation

This innovative user-interface features a touch-sensitive slide bar that you slide your finger over to access various functions and select still and video files.

It also enables Zooming and Recording start/stop control in addition to the usual buttons on the top and rear of the camera.

Auto Power ON/OFF & Auto Lens Cover

Just open the LCD; the power turns on and the lens cover automatically opens. Just close the LCD to power off and close the lens cover too.

32GB Internal Flash Memory

Allows recording of Full HD video for up to 14hr. 44min. Up to 9999 of 9 Mega stills also storable.

SD Card Slot for Extra Storage

You can use an SD/SDHC card for additional recording. Up to 32GB card compatible.

High Power Battery for Longer Recording

Supplied long-life battery offers industry-leading continuous recording time of 2hr. 25min.

One Touch Export

A One Touch Export function provided by bundled software for Windows makes it easy to export videos into iTunes for playback on an iPod or iPhone.

Simply connect HD Everio to a PC using the provided USB cable, and press “EXPORT”.

The software launches automatically, converts the footage file and imports it into your iTunes library.

* Installation of bundled software required.

One Touch DVD Creation

With Everio, archiving your videos onto disc is also simple. Use a PC* or optional SHARE STATION DVD Burner, and you can burn DVDs from Everio’s recordings.

You can archive your Full HD video files on DVD discs (AVCHD DVD) and Blu-ray discs.**

*Installation of bundled software required
**Burning Blu-ray discs not available with SHARE STATION.

Easy Full HD Viewing

CU-VS100 HD Media Player is an AVCHD video player with dual SD card slot. Connect to HDTV via HDMI and just insert the recorded SD card; you can enjoy viewing HD video with full impact, right away.

No need to connect HD Everio to your TV each time you want to watch. And since it supports standard-definition video, still images and music data too, count it to entertain you.

Easy File Management

Everio MediaBrowser has a calendar type graphical interface that displays thumbnail images of your recorded videos and stills, overlaid on the date they were taken.

So it’s clear to see exactly when you took what scene. You can easily switch between “Daily” and “Show all” displays.

And with built-in filter functions, you can instantly narrow down your selection to just videos, just stills, and so on.

Easy Playback

Data files residing on your Everio can be played back on your PC. Just double-click on the scene you want to view, and playback starts. Full-screen viewing is also possible.

Simple Editing

Simple cut edits are possible while viewing the playback image. Just push the Movie Edit button and select “from here to there” using the scroll bars to easily cut out unnecessary scenes.

Easy “Share and Carry” Operation

Exporting to iTunes, uploading to YouTube, and burning to DVD disc… all of these “share and carry” operations are simplified to the extreme. Just press the exclusive function button, select the file you want to use, and follow a few simple steps shown on the computer screen. You’re done before you know it.

Decomotion Setting

A fun-filled extra for YouTube uploading. This function lets you add eye catching moving frames to the videos you upload.

Now you can show off your memories with an added touch of originality.

What’s in the Box:

* GZ-HM400 Camcorder
* AC Power Adapter
* Rechargeable Battery Pack (BN-VF815)
* AV Cable
* USB Cable
* Component Video Cable
* Shoe Adapter
* Remote Control
* Software CD-ROM

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Product Specifications

Model : GZ-HM400
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10.3 megapixels CMOS sensorOptical Image Stabilization (OIS)
Full HD AVCHD 1920 x 1080/60i recording'1080TV' lines horizontal resolution of Full HD 1920 x 1080
Memory card slot for SDHC/SD
Simultaneous Full HD video and 5.3m still shooting
HDMI V.1.3 with x.v.Color


Average Rating: 4.0
R. Rivera Rating: 4 Stars out of 5
5.0 out of 5 stars Great point-and-shoot camera In all honesty, I'm just your typical paparazzi-style point-and-shooter and don't knowmuch about cameras or rendering and aliasing and all that technical stuff. Read more Published 14 days ago by Jelena V.P
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Image Quality Except Indoors If you buy this for outdoor shooting or very well lit indoor scenarios, you'll be very happy. The image quality is superb is those conditions, but the medium and low light... Read more Published 1 month ago by Matthew Welch

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