JVC Everio GZ-HM960 Review

REVIEW SUMMARY

Specifications

  • 1080p HD video
  • 2D-to-3D output function
  • 1/4.1-inch backside illuminated CMOS sensor
  • 11-megapixel still images
  • 10x optical zoom
  • 29.5mm wide-angle lens
  • 3.5-inch auto-stereoscopic (glasses-free 3D) touchscreen LCD (921k pixels)
  • Face recognition
  • Animation effects
  • Bluetooth capability
  • Time-lapse video
  • Captures to 16GB flash memory/SD/SDHC/SDXC
  • Release Date:
  • Final Grade: 75 3.75 Star Rating: Recommended

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JVC Everio GZ-HM960
JVC Everio GZ-HM960
By , Last updated on: 2/24/2017

The HM960 is JVC's top-notch 2D camcorder for 2011. It's built around a 1/4.1-inch backside-illuminated CMOS sensor, which should allow for impressive low-light sensitivity and overall crisp video results. But the real highlight feature is the built-in 2D-to-3D conversion capability, complete with a 3.5-inch auto-stereoscopic (glasses-free) 3D touch LCD. We're always skeptical about 3D upconversion -- it's a quick software fix for something that should really be left up to hardware -- but even so, the HM960 should be an excellent 2D camcorder, judging by the specs and JVC's success with last year's flagship HM model. Also take a hard look at the HM860, which has the same 2D capability and goes without the 3D tomfoolery. 

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