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JVC GZ-HM45BUS Full HD Everio Camcorder

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Product Highlights
  • Full HD 1920 x 1080p Recording
  • 2.5MP Back-illuminated CMOS Sensor
  • 2.0MP Still Picture Size
  • Built-In Zoom Mic
  • SC/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slot
  • 24Mbps High Bit Rate Recording
  • 40x Optical Zoom
  • 2.7" LCD Monitor
  • Optical Image Stabilizer with A.I.S.
  • K2 Playback

The JVC GZ-HM45BUS Full HD Everio Camcorder is a handheld camcorder capable of capturing 1080/60p video with its F1.8-6.3 lens and 40x optical zoom, with a focal length of 2.9mm to 116mm (the 35mm equivalent focal length is 40.5mm-1620mm). There are two included modes for image stabilization - the Digital Image Stabilizer which reduces camera shake, and the Advanced Image Stabilizer. The camera records on to SDHC and SDXC memory cards and includes features a 2.7" LCD monitor.

The camera uses a CMOS 1/5.8" back-illuminated sensor with 2,510,000 total pixels and has a recording area of 1,280,000 to 2,290,000 effective pixels for recording video. In addition to the 40x optical zoom, there is also dynamic zoom of up to 70x, or digital zoom of up to 999x.

The GZ-HM45BUS includes recording features like Intelligent Auto, which changes settings automatically, or manual setting such as Scene Select, Focus, Brightness/White Balance adjustments, backlight compensation and Tele Macro for close ups.

It also comes equipped with HDMI, USB and AV ports, and built in Everio MediaBrowser 4 software. The software lets you archive and organize your videos, create discs, and upload video to YouTube and other popular websites, and is compatible with Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 operating systems. Mac users can view and edit files from the camera, and import files from the camera to a computer using Apple's iMovie '08, '09, or '11.

Full HD 1920 x 1080 Recording
The GZ-HM45BUS is capable of recording 1920 x 1080 resolution AVCHD video. Plus, it supports 1080/60p output as well. Enjoy uncompromising picture quality on any HDTV that accepts 1080p input via HDMI
Super LoLux
Low light performance is one of the key factors for quality video. The GZ-EX250's Super LoLux ensures superior sensitivity to low light. With a back-illuminated CMOS sensor, you can capture clear images with precise colors even in low light. No worry while indoors or in dark situations
Advanced Image Stabilizer
The camcorder features JVC's Advanced Image Stabilizer (A.I.S.) for effective camera-shake compensation. It expands the effective area at wide angle, delivering powerful compensation for camera shake while maintaining HD quality. You'll be able to enjoy stable results even if you're walking or jogging alongside your subject
40x Optical Zoom
In high-definition you can use the 40x optical zoom or the powerful 200x digital zoom. When shooting in standard-definition, you can use the 70x dynamic zoom or the 200x digital zoom. You'll be able to zoom in on subjects that are far away without any picture degradation
Zoom Microphone
The zooming microphone changes the focal point to match the picture, so you can always hear what you see. Sound focus changes from wide to tele. This reduces stereo separation and increases mic gain when zooming
SDHC/SDXC Card Slot
The camcorder supports memory card technology and flash memory for seamless recording. You can record using the SDHC/SDXC memory card. The camcorder will support up to a 64GB SDXC card
HD/SD Dual Format
Standard-definition recording is available for broad compatibility and even longer recording
Intelligent AUTO
Automatically selects the optimal settings wherever you point the camera. Get the best possible shot anytime
K2 Technology
Restores the sound details lost during compression for high-quality audio playback
Everio MediaBrowser 4 Software CD-ROM (Windows Only)
The Everio MediaBrowser 4 editing and file management software CD-ROM comes with your camcorder. You can create full-fledged edited videos and pictures with just a few clicks. Edit video footage and stills into the same creation, spice it up with a music track, add captions, and so much more, with drag-and-drop ease. Plus, share as soon as you shoot by quickly uploading to Facebook and YouTube
Face Recognition for Shooting Convenience
Face Recognition technology allows you to register faces of friends and family with their names so the camera can optimize exposure and focus giving priority to them
Camera
Sensor 1x 2.5 Megapixel 1/5.8"  CMOS Sensor
Backside Illumination Yes
Optics
Focal Length 2.9 - 116 mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Length 40.5 - 1620 
Maximum Aperture f/ 1.8 - f/ 6.3
Zoom Optical: 40x
Dynamic: 70x (in SD)
Digital: 999x
Recording
System NTSC
Recording Media SDHC/SDXC Up To 64GB Video/Image
Recording Time SDXC 64 GB
HD UXP Mode 8GB: 40 minutes
HD XP Mode 8GB: 60 minutes
HD SP Mode 8GB: 80 minutes
HD EP Mode 8GB: 210 minutes
SDXC 64 GB
SD SSW Mode 8GB: 160 minutes
SD SEW Mode 8GB: 340 minutes
Video Format High Definition
MPEG AVC/H.264
1920 x 1080p / 60 fps
720 x 480p / 60 fps
Aspect Ratio 16:9
4:3
Channels 2.0-Channel Stereo
Audio Format Dolby Digital 2ch
Sampling Frequency Dolby 2ch: 48.0 kHz
Bit Rate Dolby 2ch: 256.0 kbps
Display
Display Type LCD
Touchscreen No
Screen Size 2.7"
Pixel Count 230,000
Features
Image Stabilization Digital
Scene Modes Preset: Yes
Interval Recording 1 sec
2 sec
5 sec
10 sec
20 sec
40 sec
80 sec
White Balance Modes Auto
Cloudy
Fine
Halogen
Manual
Creative Effects Yes
Built-in Mic Yes
Built-in Speaker Yes
Built-in Light/Flash Not Specified By Manufacturer
Tripod Mount 1/4"
Input/Output Connectors
Outputs 1x USB 2.0
1x HDMI C (Mini)
1x A/V
General
Languages Not Specified By Manufacturer
System Requirements Windows
  • XP (SP1)
    XP (SP2)
    XP (SP3)
    Vista (SP1)
    Vista (SP2)
    7
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.5-3.6VDC, 700mAh
Charging Time Not Specified By Manufacturer
Power Adapter 5.2-VDC
Power Consumption in LCD Operation: 2.2 W
Operating Temperature 32 - 104°F (0 - 40°C) 85% Relative Humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.0 x 2.2 x 4.3" / 50.8 x 55.9 x 109.2 mm without belt grip
Weight .47 lb / 215 g with battery
JVC GZ-HM45BUS Full HD Everio Camcorder
  • BN-VG107 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery
  • AC-V11U 57" AC Adapter
  • 40" Type A to Mini B 2.0 USB Cable
  • 37" A/V 3.5 mm to RCA Cable
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    JVCGZ-HM45BUS Full HD Everio Camcorder
     
    4.4

    (based on 20 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Zoom range/performance (17)
    • Easy to use (14)
    • Great picture quality (10)
    • Image stabilization (8)
    • Good in low light (6)

    Cons

    • No external mic input (5)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (9)
    • Home movies (8)
    • Documentaries (6)
    • HD shooting (6)
    • Low light (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (6), Enthusiast (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (14)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Buy

    I received my camera today and have been shooting sample videos to test the different menu options.
    The menus are simple to use and understad. I haven´t been able to...Read complete review

    I received my camera today and have been shooting sample videos to test the different menu options.
    The menus are simple to use and understad. I haven´t been able to test it with my tripod, but I think it´s a must because otherwise the video will be a bit shaky during zoom closeups.
    To transfer the files or watch them on the pc you need to use the software that comes with the camera, you need to plug the the cam to you pc and once it is recognized the software installer will come up.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    You Get What You Pay For

    Needed a very lightweight 1920x1080 60p camera with A/V out. This does the job, but the definition at this resolution is not the greatest.

    Needed a very lightweight 1920x1080 60p camera with A/V out. This does the job, but the definition at this resolution is not the greatest.

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    5.0

    Just what I needed

    By Stylin with HD

    from Maryland

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Great Picture Quality
    • Great Sound
    • Great Zoom
    • Zoom range/performance

    Cons

    • Poor In Low Light

    Best Uses

    • Home Movies
    • Travel

    Comments about JVC GZ-HM45BUS Full HD Everio Camcorder:

    I really didn't want to pay extra for a touch screen or wifi, tru HD and digital were the most important. Got a super price, shipped fast and packaged great. Image stabilizer is very good . Not the best in low light but I'm still mastering the settings so that could be me. On intelligent auto got great outside shots of my black lab. He is fast and very black so usually not easy to get good video, but this camera did very well. Using for home movies of doggie and hobbies. No downside to this camera yet. Very happy.

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    • No

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    4.0

    I would recomend it to Friends.

    By BigDJr777

    from Waterbury,CT

    About Me Video Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Great Zoom

    Cons

    • No External Mic Input
    • Poor In Low Light

    Best Uses

    • Documentaries
    • HD Shooting
    • Home Movies
    • Indoors/Low Light

    Comments about JVC GZ-HM45BUS Full HD Everio Camcorder:

    I use the camera to do my YouTube videos BigDJr777. The camera is great and shoots awesome HD video. The only thing is the battery go's fast.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Buena Calidad

    By KaloROU

    from Uruguay

    About Me Video Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Great Picture Quality
    • Great Zoom

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Movies

      Comments about JVC GZ-HM45BUS Full HD Everio Camcorder:

      Uso generalmente para videos domésticos, destacada la calidad y tamaño así como que sea liviana.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Very Recommended

      By Ahmed Said

      from Qatar

      About Me Semi-pro Videographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Sound
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Zoom range/performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Documentaries
        • HD Shooting
        • Home Movies
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Movies/Short Films
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about JVC GZ-HM45BUS Full HD Everio Camcorder:

        Very recommended
        Actually I did not expect that quality but surprised with this camera, very good nice zoom acceptable sound quality (with external mic will be better) compact size
        I recommend using a tripod for zooming scene. It's too light to keep it steady.
        But for that price it is the best

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        • No

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        4.0

        Pretty good bang for buck

        By BH-said-win-a-prize-if-i-reviewed

        from Louisville-ish

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Movies

          Comments about JVC GZ-HM45BUS Full HD Everio Camcorder:

          Got this for my 12 year old to make videos for youtube, and for that purpose it's entirely adequate. No bells, no whistles, and the two biggest gotchas so far are a manual "lens cap" and no ability to take stills (that we can find so far).

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          5.0

          Easy to Use, Great Results

          By Zorba

          from Seattle, WA

          About Me Pro Videographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Great Sound
          • Great Zoom

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Movies

            Comments about JVC GZ-HM45BUS Full HD Everio Camcorder:

            I'm a professional videographer, I bought this for my son. It's amazingly easy to use, just point-and-shoot, everything is automatic, a perfect home-movie camera. The images are very crisp, colors bright, sound clear, and the camera is tiny enough to fit in a purse or large pocket. The camera has a high shutter speed so when you pan quickly the images are strobed and distinct rather than soft and smeared as they would be in a professional camera, but I do not find this objectionable, the look is very real, even hyper-realistic. You will need an HDMI cable to view on your TV. I don't know if this camera is much different than others at this price, but I found it excellent for casual easy use.

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            • Yes

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            4.0

            Welcome to the future

            By Hello Nurse

            from Baltimore MD

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Great Picture Quality
            • Great Zoom

            Cons

            • Poor Still Image

            Best Uses

            • Documentaries

            Comments about JVC GZ-HM45BUS Full HD Everio Camcorder:

            About half the size I thought it would be. shockingly so, like the size of a red bull can. Coming from a no smartphone existence and a while with a broken digital still camera, I'm stunned by the picture quality. For the price certainly great for just getting footage to document in a utilitarian sense. Does get warm in the hand strap side when recording, imagine he specialized processor compressing on the fly, understandable considering the feet. But that waste heat does explain the quick burning battery life. Might be worth ordering the larger pack from the off.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Huge quality in a little size!

            By Jess

            from Indiana

            Comments about JVC GZ-HM45BUS Full HD Everio Camcorder:

            This camera is amazing! When I got it I was not only shocked at how small it was, but also at the amazing video quality that it produces!

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            3.0

            Good

            By Sandeep

            from Illinois

            Comments about JVC GZ-HM45BUS Full HD Everio Camcorder:

            Worth for money

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            4.0

            Great videocam

            By Jen

            from Adelaide, Australia

            Comments about JVC GZ-HM45BUS Full HD Everio Camcorder:

            I purchased this one for my daughter and when it arrived she loves it!

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Buy

            By andrey2k7

            from Medley, Florida

            About Me Video Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Great Picture Quality
            • Great Zoom

            Cons

            • No External Mic Input

            Best Uses

            • Documentaries
            • Travel

            Comments about JVC GZ-HM45BUS Full HD Everio Camcorder:

            I received my camera a couple of days ago, I´ve been using it to test it´s functions and I am quite pleased with it´s ease of use and image quality.
            The zoom is great without loosing it´s HD quality. I tried the time lapse feature and worked great. A tripod is good idea for this camera, to help avoid a shaky image.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great Buy

            By andrey2k7

            from San Jose, Costa Rica

            About Me Video Enthusiast

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Great Picture Quality
            • Great Zoom
            • Zoom range/performance

            Cons

            • No External Mic Input

            Best Uses

            • HD Shooting
            • Travel

            Comments about JVC GZ-HM45BUS Full HD Everio Camcorder:

            I received my camera today and have been shooting sample videos to test the different menu options.
            The menus are simple to use and understad. I haven´t been able to test it with my tripod, but I think it´s a must because otherwise the video will be a bit shaky during zoom closeups.
            To transfer the files or watch them on the pc you need to use the software that comes with the camera, you need to plug the the cam to you pc and once it is recognized the software installer will come up.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Great buy.. I really like this camcorder

            By Dreamweaver Lisa

            from Pleasant Hill, Ohio

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Large Clear LCD

            Cons

            • No External Mic Input

            Best Uses

            • Movies/Short Films

            Comments about JVC GZ-HM45BUS Full HD Everio Camcorder:

            I wish it would have came with the mini HD cable to plug into my TV.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Good little camcorder

            By casting manager

            from Pittsburgh, PA

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Picture Quality
            • Zoom range/performance

            Cons

            • Cumbersome Upload Process
            • Small buttons

            Best Uses

            • Social Media Videos
            • YouTube Videos

            Comments about JVC GZ-HM45BUS Full HD Everio Camcorder:

            We use this camcorder for YouTube videos of our products. It's small size is perfect for the various venues where we shoot. The screen size is perfect as is the quality of video.

            On the downside, the controls are a bit small and requires attention to make sure you're pressing the right buttons. You have to disconnect the battery in order to upload videos to a computer or post on YouTube. We aren't filming a high volume of videos so this isn't an issue for us.

            Bottom line, a good little camcorder for the money.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Good overall

            By KIMHARDY

            from Quebec, Canada

            About Me Video Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good in Low Light

            Cons

            • Poor Sound
            • Poor Still Image

            Best Uses

            • HD Shooting
            • Movies/Short Films
            • Travel

            Comments about JVC GZ-HM45BUS Full HD Everio Camcorder:

            Very good hd handcam for this price you cant get anything better.

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            • No

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            3.0

            You Get What You Pay For

            By AerialJohn

            from NY, NY

            About Me Video Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Good in Low Light
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Zoom range/performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Documentaries
              • Travel

              Comments about JVC GZ-HM45BUS Full HD Everio Camcorder:

              Needed a very lightweight 1920x1080 60p camera with A/V out. This does the job, but the definition at this resolution is not the greatest.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              value for the money

              By ed

              from carlsbad, ca

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Good in Low Light
              • Great Picture Quality
              • Great Zoom
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Zoom range/performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • HD Shooting
                • Home Movies
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Travel
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about JVC GZ-HM45BUS Full HD Everio Camcorder:

                I bought the camera to record my training. Found some really great feature, "auto record" which allows me record myself without any help. Camera easy to use loaded with features. Only negative is that it does not come with a SD card of any size, so you have to factor that into the price. The supplied battery is good for 50 minutes which is fine for me.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Super Impressed!

                By jimmypgh130

                from Pittsburgh, PA

                About Me Semi-pro Videographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Great Picture Quality

                Cons

                • No External Mic Input

                Best Uses

                • Home Movies
                • Travel

                Comments about JVC GZ-HM45BUS Full HD Everio Camcorder:

                This camera is really small and lightweight. It is very easy to use and shoots very good video.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Outstanding video, easy to handle.

                By Rick TV Producer Tech

                from San Juan, P.R.

                About Me Pro Videographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Good in Low Light
                • Great Picture Quality
                • Great Zoom
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Zoom range/performance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Documentaries
                  • HD Shooting
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Travel
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about JVC GZ-HM45BUS Full HD Everio Camcorder:

                  Flexible to manage video output to connect to a video capture unit, to a video switcher through HDMI output, easy to record and manage the camera menu software. Great purchase! I got two units and the matching is just perfect!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  great little camera

                  By acj_architect

                  from bronx, ny

                  Comments about JVC GZ-HM45BUS Full HD Everio Camcorder:

                  I bought this camcorder as a Christmas gift and my father in law loves it. It's very light, fits on the palm of your hand. Great video quality in low light which is great for night shoots. I'm very pleased with this buy.

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