JVC GC-PX100BE Full HD Memory Camcorder (PAL)

JVC GC-PX100BE Full HD Memory Camcorder (PAL)

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Product Highlights

  • 1920 x 1080/50p HD Video, 12MP Stills
  • High Speed Video Capture up to 500 fps
  • 1/2.3" Back Illuminated CMOS Sensor
  • Integrated F1.2, 10x Optical Zoom Lens
  • Optical and Digital Image Stabilization
  • Tiltable 3.0" LCD Touch Panel Viewfinder
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC Media Card Slot
  • MOV, MP4, iFrame & AVCHD Codec Support
  • Built-in WiFi for File Transfer
  • Built-in Video Light, Flash & Stereo Mic
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WARNING: This is a "PAL" product and CANNOT be used with USA/NTSC systems.

You Pay: $999.00

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The JVC GC-PX100BE Full HD Memory Camcorder (PAL) captures Full HD 1920 x 1080 video and up to 12 Mp still images. It can record Full HD video and 2 Mp still images simultaneously as well. The camera can capture video at frame rates up to 500 fps, for instant playback on the camera. It features a back-illuminated 1/2.3" 12.8 Mp CMOS image sensor, and an integrated wide angle F1.2 Super Bright 10x optical zoom lens with 16x Dynamic zoom, and 200x digital zoom. The camcorder features Optical and Digital image stabilization, x.v. Color, a tiltable 3" touch panel LCD for easy recording and instant playback. For shooting in bright conditions, an accessory viewfinder is included as well.

The GC-PX100BE is equipped with an SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot and supports MOV, MP4, iFrame, and AVCHD Codecs. Built-in Wi-Fi allows you to transfer files without having to switch out memory cards. You can use the camera with JVC's free downloadable apps as well. These apps include the JVC CAM Coach app, which is a tool for analyzing athletic performance. The apps work with select Android phones/tablets, iPhone, and iPad.

The camera features a built in video light, still photo flash, integrated stereo mic, as well as a mic input, and headphone jack. The GC-PX100BE also features Intelligent AUTO, high-speed continuous still recording, Zoom Position Memory and Time-Lapse. You can shoot in auto or manual, and Zebra bars are available to help you judge exposure. It features Face Recognition technology, Smile Meter / Smile Shot, K2 audio technology and manual audio level control.

AVCHD 1920 x 1080p Full HD video recording at 50 fps
Up to 40 Mbps high bit rate recording, 36 Mbps for video and 4 Mbps for audio.
Codec Support
Supports shooting speeds up to 500 fps
50p: 1920 x 1080
100 fps: 640 x 360
200 fps: 640 x 360
250 fps: 640 x 360
400 fps: 320 x 175
500 fps: 320 x 176
Capture up to 12 Mp still images using Ultra Resolution 4000 x 3000 pixels.
Simultaneous Full HD video and 2 Mp still shooting
One-touch burst shooting captures 9 still images from video
For judging and setting your exposure, the camera features a Zebra Bar selection, that can be set to indicate areas that have 70-80% exposure value or over 100%
You can set the camera for Auto Exposure, or you can select Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, or Manual Exposure. You can even save often used settings.
The Focus Assist function sets the viewfinder screen black and white, and outlines the in focus subjects in a user selectable color.
Equipped with Wi-Fi and wireless functions including Index Marking for Best Play, Sports Scoring, , Live Monitoring with Remote Recording / Snapshot Control, Data Transfer to tablet / smartphone / PC, Home Detection Monitoring (Auto Photo E-mail), Video E-mail, and Geotagging
High-sensitivity Wi-Fi antenna
Free downloadable Android and iOS apps including JVC's CAM Coach app
Memory card slot for SD / SDHC / SDXC cards
10x optical zoom, 16x Dynamic zoom and 200x digital zoom
Optical Image Stabilizer with Advanced Image Stabilizer (A.I.S.)
Zoom Position Memory with Full Wide, Full Tele, and user-selectable positions
The camera features a variety of White Balance presets for Sunny days, cloudy days, indoor, two different fluorescent settings, a manual setting, and auto.
Scene mode presets: Outdoor Sports, Indoor Sports, Backlight Comp, Portrait, Soft Skin, Landscape, Landscape & Portrait, Night, (Night & Portrait still image only), Night Alive, Snow, Beach, Spotlight, Fireworks, and Sunset.
Intelligent AUTO
Index Marking
Digest Playback allows you to quickly check the contents of videos recorded in AVCHD format
Time-Lapse REC
Auto REC
Zoom mic
Face Recognition
Smile Meter / Smile Shot
K2 Technology in REC mode
Auto Wind Cut
Auto illuminating video light and photo light
Ultra-slow motion video and high-speed continuous still recording
1920 x 1080/50p output
x.v. Color
Mini-HDMI output (HDMI cable included)
3" "Frameless" touch panel LCD
Auto LCD backlight control
Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X
Sensor 1x 12.8 Megapixel 1/2.3"  CMOS Sensor
Backside Illumination Yes
Pixel Gross 12,760,000
Effective Pixels 5,400,000 @ Video 16:9

When recording in: MOV 1080p LPCM/MP4 1080p/AVCHD mode - Pixels are 2,070,000 to 5,400,000 pixels (image stabilizer:off, Dynamic zoom On)

Focal Length 3.76 - 37.6 mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Length 29.5 - 476 @ Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Video Mode: MOV 1080p LPCM/MP4 1080p/AVCHD mode Dynamic Zoom: On, Image Stabilizer: Off
29.5 - 342 @ Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Video Mode: MOV 1080p LPCM/MP4 1080p/AVCHD mode Dynamic Zoom: Off, Image Stabilizer: Off
36.3 - 715 @ Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Video Mode: MP4 720p/iFrame 720p mode, Dynamic Zoom: On, Image Stabilizer: Off
36.3 - 406 @ Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Video Mode: MP4 720p/iFrame 720p mode, Dynamic Zoom: OFF, Image Stabilizer: Off
29.8 - 345 @ Aspect Ratio: 4:3 Still Image Mode: Image Stabilizer: Off
34.4 - 397 @ Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Still Image Mode: Image Stabilizer: Off
Maximum Aperture f/ 1.2 - f/ 2.8
Zoom Optical: 10x
Dynamic (Optical): 19x
Digital: 64x

Dynamic Zoom only available in 720p mode

Filter Size 46 mm
System PAL
Recording Media SDHC/SDXC Up To 128 GB Video/Image
SD/SDHC/SDXC Up To 128 GB Image Only

Class 10 cards recommended

Recording Time SDXC 128 GB
7 hr - 1920x1080/50p - MOV
7 hr, 50 min - 1920x1080/50p - MP4
23 hr, 50 min - 1280x720/50p - MP4
8 hr - 128/720/25p - iFrame
10 hr, 10 min - 1920x1080/50p - AVCHD
16 hr, 20 min - 1920x1080/50i (XP) - AVCHD
57 hr, 50 min - 1920x1080/50i (EP) - AVCHD
33 hr, 30 min - 100fps (640x360) - MP4
16 hr, 40 min - 200fps (640x360) - MP4
13 hr, 20 min - 250fps (640x360) - MP4
54 hr, 30 min - 400fps (320x176) - MP4
43 hr, 30 min - 500fps (320x176) - MP4
Video Format High Definition
1920 x 1080p / 50 fps (40 Mbps)
High Definition
1920 x 1080p / 50 fps (36 Mbps)
1280 x 720p / 50 fps (16 Mbps)
High Definition
1280 x 720p / 25 fps (36 Mbps)
High Definition
AVCHD Progressive
1920 x 1080p / 50 fps (28 Mbps)
High Definition
1920 x 1080i / 50 fps (17 Mbps)
1920 x 1080i / 25 fps (5 Mbps)
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Slow Motion Mode 100 fps recorded @ 640 x 360p
200 fps recorded @ 640 x 360p
250 fps recorded @ 640 x 360p
400 fps recorded @ 320 x 176p
500 fps recorded @ 320 x 176p
Still Image Resolution JPEG: 4000 x 3000 (4:3)
JPEG: 2816 x 2112
JPEG: 2048 x 1536 (4:3)
JPEG: 640 x 480 (4:3)
JPEG: 1920 x 1080 (16:9)
JPEG: 1280 x 720 (16:9)

Stills while in video mode are available at both 1920 x 1080 and 1280 x 720

Channels 2.0-Channel
Audio Format AAC
Dolby Digital 2ch
Display Type LCD
Touchscreen Yes
Screen Size 3.0"
Pixel Count 460,000
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Exposure Control
Shutter Speed Not Specified By Manufacturer
Interval Recording 1 sec
2 sec
5 sec
10 sec
20 sec
40 sec
80 sec
Image Stabilization Optical & Digital
Scene Modes Preset: Yes
Lux 10 (Gain UP: ON)
1 (Gain UP: Auto Slow-Shutter)
1 (Scene Select: Night Alive)
White Balance Modes Auto
Fluorescent (Day White)
Fluorescent (Natural White)
Indoor 1
Built-in Mic Yes
Built-in Speaker Not Specified By Manufacturer
Built-in Light/Flash Light - Yes
Flash - Yes
Wi-Fi Yes, 802.11b/g/n
Accessory Shoe Cold
Tripod Mount 1/4" - 20
Input/Output Connectors
Outputs 1x HDMI C (Mini) x.y.Color compatible
Microphone Input Yes
Headphone Jack Yes
Languages English

Additional languages may be available, but are not specified

System Requirements Windows
  • XP (SP3)
  • Core 2 Duo 2.13GHz Processor or greater
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 1024 x 768 Pixel Resolution, 16-bit Display

  • Vista (SP2)
  • Core 2 Duo 2.13GHz Processor or greater
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 1024 x 768 Pixel Resolution, 16-bit Display

Core i7 253GHz or higher recommended. 1024 x 1024, 32-bit or more recommended.

Battery Rechargeable Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 1460 mAh,
Providing up to 1 Hours per Charge
Charging Method AC Adapter
Charging Time 2 hours
Power Adapter 110-240 VAC, 50/60HZ
Power Consumption Recording:4.4 W
Operating Temperature 32 - 104°F (0 - 40°C)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.3 x 3.0 x 7.2" / 110.0 x 76.0 x 183.0 mm with lens hood, without viewfinder
Weight 1.10 lb / 500 g with battery and viewfinder
1.38 lb / 625 g with battery and viewfinder
Packaging Info
Package Weight 3.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.1 x 7.0 x 6.3"
JVC GC-PX100BE Full HD Memory Camcorder (PAL)
  • BN-VF815 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack - 7.2V, 1460mAh
  • HDMI Cable
  • AC Adapter
  • A/V Cable
  • USB Cable
  • LCD Monitor Hood
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Cap
  • Shoulder Strap
  • MediaBrowser SE for JVC (Windows)
  • 90-Day B&H Warranty

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    JVC PX100 BE great camera

    By Isaiah

    from south bend

    About Me Pro Videographer

    Verified Reviewer


    • Easy to Use
    • Fits In Laptop Bag
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Picture Quality
    • Single Hand Operation


    • Limited Zoom
    • Sdcard Removal Difficult

    Best Uses

    • Documentaries
    • HD Shooting
    • Music Videos
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about JVC GC-PX100BE Full HD Memory Camcorder (PAL):

    i found this camera easy to use. the manual was straight forward and the operation was quick. the cover at the back of the lcd was a very hearty throw in mindful for us who work in the sun.
    the sound: great HD sound. never found use for the external microphone
    have used it on weddings, in church functions with dim lighting that turned out magnificent while recording with the auto set, music videos and well as interviews.

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    High speed photography

    By Jack of all trades

    from Winona MN

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer


    • Good Image Stabilization


    • Poor In Low Light

    Best Uses

      Comments about JVC GC-PX100BE Full HD Memory Camcorder (PAL):

      Camera came without US power cord adapter. Make sure you have good lighting for high speeds filming as sensor has trouble grabbing quickly at 500 fps.Worked well for our intended testing impact ball drop test. Easily imports into computer for viewing high speed movies.

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      Excellent small body, pro feature camera

      By Mike Halsey

      from Sheffield (UK)

      About Me Video Enthusiast


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


        Best Uses

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

        Comments about JVC GC-PX100BE Full HD Memory Camcorder (PAL):

        The JVC GC-PX100 was one of the hidden gems of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas when it was unveiled in January 2013. This prosumer camera blurs the lines between consumer and small form-factor professional cameras with a versatile feature set worthy of cameras costing twice as much. Weighing in at $[$] (and just 625g with battery and viewfinder) this is, needless to say, one piece of equipment where reading the manual really is a mandatory exercise, so let's start this review with the GC-PX100's headline-grabbing features.Standout FeaturesThe first of these is the ability to capture 50fps HD video in full progressive mode, meaning that every frame is a full picture as opposed to interlaced video where only half a frame is captured alternately. It can record video to an SD card at 36Mbps (video) and 4Mbps (audio) and paired with the latest and fastest SD cards (I'm using a SanDisk 64GB Extreme which can operate at up to 45Mbps) holds the promise of broadcast quality video.The other standout feature is its full gamut of time-lapse and super-fast recording. These range from 1 shot every 80 seconds to 1 frame a second in time-lapse to 100, 200, 250, 400 and even 500 frames a second for slo-mo action.This isn't quite as headline-grabbing as it might appear however as upping the frame rate to 100, 200 or 250fps drops the maximum capture resolution from 1920x1080 down to 640x360, and increasing the frame rate to 400 or 500fps drops the resolution further to just 320x176. Dropping the resolution like this can result in seriously blurry imagery and it's not suitable for broadcast. The fast frame-rates in this camera however are clearly aimed at sports training where you're looking for form, trying to eliminate the slice from your backswing in golf, or improving your pitching arm in baseball. Here you can use the GC-PX100's in-built WiFi to pair the camera directly with an iPad, iPhone or Android phone or tablet (alas no Windows Phone or Windows 8 support yet) to view your video live in the field on a larger screen and use the tablet or phone apps to annotate video or even view two videos side by side. This isn't just a niche feature either as there are many scenarios where film-makers will want a larger available screen than the in-built 3 inch touchscreen on which to immediately review video.DSLR FeaturesThe form-factor of the camera is reminiscent of a DSLR even down to a control knob with intelligent auto, portrait, scene, programmed auto, aperture priority, shutter priority, full manual and a custom saved settings option. There's a full manual focus ring too for fine control. The scenes are extensive containing everything from specialist night-time scenes (including portraiture) to a backlight compensation mode for when a subject might appear too dark against a backdrop.You can use the GC-PX100 as a 12MP stills camera too in the same way, and with the same controls as you would find on a DSLR. A snapshot button allows you to capture a series of nine 2MP stills while recording video as well, and switching between video and photo modes is a simple matter of a single button press. Elsewhere the camera is controlled through a 3 inch articulated touch screen which can pull away from the camera body slightly and angle upwards and downwards to allow the maximum flexibility when lining up your scene. The GC-PX100 also, and very helpfully, comes with a screen shield which prevents glare when using the camera outdoors while also protecting the touch screen when the camera isn't in use.Optics and RecordingThe lens is a 1/2.3 12.8MP back-illuminated CMOS with a low-light F1.2 and an in-built 10x optical zoom operated from a rocker atop the camera or from the touch screen where you can pre-program a zoom-point (boostable to 19x at 720p and up to 64x digitally, though this will drop resolution considerably and isn't to be used with ultra-high frame rates).The camera can record video in AVCHD and MP4 formats but also supports MOV recording because the audio is stored in a non-compressed, lossless format. On a 64GB SD card you will get 3½ hours of the highest quality video, which is slightly longer than the battery will last when recording constantly anyway and this seems perfectly adequate. Atop the camera is an optional digital viewfinder which can guarantee you get the right shot in bright light. This is provided with the camera and can be clipped on or unclipped quickly as needed. Also atop the camera is a hotshoe providing an easy way to attach an external microphone (the GC-PX100 comes with stereo microphones on the body) or an external light unit (again the GC-PX100 comes with a powerful LED above the lens).Video qualityObviously the proof of just how good the GC-PX100 is comes from the quality of the video it shoots and I've included in my copy of this review on my own website a few videos that I have recorded. The thing to bear in mind with these is that I'm an enthusiastic amateur when it comes to understanding how to get the very best out of video, and I'm sure a professional cameraman could obtain significantly better shots than I. Suffice to say the video quality of this camera is first rate and far above anything I've used or seen at this price-point before.ConclusionsThe GC-PX100 initially caught my eye because I needed a small-form-factor, professional grade camera that wouldn't make too much of a dent in my luggage allowance while travelling, but that also included important features such as a light and support for an external microphone. On the former the GC-PX100 really is dinky and weighs almost nothing, it's lighter than many DSLRs while offering significantly more at the same time.I'm looking forward to pairing it with the JVC MZ-V10 external microphone which I've got on order and my own radio microphone. Yes, you read that right. I'm so impressed with the GC-PX100 that this isn't just any old review model provided by the manufacturer, this is mine.I bought this video camera because the Sony consumer camera I had been using previously and which I used for my first round of location filming in February this year in the USA, was clearly inadequate for the task at hand and unable to provide the broadcast-quality video I required.The GC-PX100 is an excellent camera that offers non-professional film-makers every feature they'll ever need and then some, sports coaches a unique way to monitor and evaluate performance and professionals a body that's small and light enough to sling into any bag and carry anywhere.Overall 5/5

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        JVC - BN-VF815 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack - 7.2V, 1460mAh
        • You Pay: $53.99
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        Carry, store and protect your equipment in a bag or case.

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        • You Pay: $19.95


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        Microphones & Audio Adapters

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        Capture your audio at the source with a microphone.

        Polsen - VM-150 DSLR/Video Microphone
        • You Pay: $109.95

        Shoe & Accessory Mounts

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        Increase your shooting options with the aid of additional mounts.

        Vello - V-Rig 4.1" Triple Shoe Bracket
        • You Pay: $24.90

        Tripods, Monopods & Camera Cranes

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