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JVC GC-XA2 ADIXXION Action Camera

You Pay: $298.00
Product Highlights
  • Full HD 1920 x 1080p Video at 60 fps
  • Capture 16MP Ultra Resolution Photos
  • Back-Illuminated 8MP CMOS Image Sensor
  • Waterproof to Down to a Depth of 16.4'
  • Shockproof from Falls Up to 6.5'
  • Freezeproof to 14°F & IP6X Dustproof
  • Stream Live Video Using Wi-Fi to USTREAM
  • F2.4 Super Wide Angle Lens
  • Image Stabilizer with Gyro Sensor
  • Smartphone Link for iOS & Android

The JVC GC-XA2 ADIXXION Action Camera is a lightweight and rugged action camera that is compatible with a variety of optional mounts for use in a variety of conditions, environments, and activities. Highlighted by JVC's "Quad Proof" design, the GC-XA2 is waterproof down to a depth of 16.4', shockproof from falls up to 6.5', freezeproof to temperatures as low as 14°F, and completely sealed off from dust penetration thanks to an IP6X dustproof rating. It also features a fixed focus, 160° wide angle lens with a bright f/2.4 aperture. Plus, you can use the integrated 1.5" LCD monitor for shot preview and instant playback.

To ensure high-resolution image capture, JVC outfitted the GC-XA2 with a back-illuminated 8MP CMOS image sensor that excels in low light conditions. It supports up to Full HD 1920 x 1080p video at 60 fps and records directly to an SDHC or SDXC memory card. The camera supports 8MP still images or 16MP Ultra Resolution photo capture as well. There's also a slow motion recording feature that records 1280 x 720p video at 120 fps for high-speed action and 4x slow motion playback. Other shooting features include up to a 15 fps burst mode, simultaneous recording of video and photos in five second intervals, and time-lapse video and photography.

Besides capturing video to share with friends and family via HDMI on your HDTV screen, the GC-XA2 also supports live streaming. You can use the camera's built-in Wi-Fi to stream live broadcasts to USTREAM. You can use the Wi-Fi to instantly upload videos to YouTube as soon you record them. The GC-XA2 also works with the free, downloadable ADDIXION Sync App for iOS and Android mobile devices. This app supports a number of functions including Quad View, still image transfer to your smartphone, streaming to your smartphone, and more. You can also use the app to setup your pre-shooting camera configurations.

Quad Proof Right Out of the Box

The GC-XA2 is waterproof to a depth of 16.4' (5m) without needing a protective housing
The MIL-STD 810F rated GC-XA2 is shockproof from impacts and falls of up to 6.5' (2m)
The GC-XA2's IP6X dustproof rating means that the camera is completely sealed off from dust
The GC-XA2 is freezeproof to temperatures all the way down to 14°F (-10°C)

Full HD Recording & High-Resolution Still Images

The GC-XA2 supports up to Full HD 1920 x 1080p video recording at 60 or 30 fps
Camera can also record HD 1280 x 720p at 120 fps for 4x slow motion playback
Other supported recording modes include HD 960/30p, HD 720/60p, HD 720/30p, and WVGA 480/30p
Supports still photo capture at 8MP or even up to 16MP when using Ultra Resolution enhancer
With Burst Mode, you can shoot up to 15 fps with five different types of photo bursts
Burst options include 5, 10, or 15 frames/1 sec; 15 frames/2 sec; and 15 frames/3 sec
Simultaneous REC lets you shoot photos automatically at 5 sec intervals while recording video

Lens & Sensor Features

A high-resolution, back-illuminated 8MP CMOS sensor provides solid low-light performance
The GC-XA2 fixed focus, 160° wide angle lens features a bright f/2.4 aperture
Digital image stabilizer uses camera's gyro sensor to detects even the slightest camera shake
Digital stabilizer corrects everything from minute vibrations to blurring from violent motion

Shot-Enhancing Features

Use the camera's four dramatic effects to create different moods for your videos
Dramatic effects include sepia, black & white, vivid, and negative
Shoot time-lapse videos at intervals of 0.2, 1, 5, 10, 30, or 60 sec
Capture time-lapse still photos at automatic intervals every 2, 5, 10, 30, or 60 seconds

Wireless Connectivity & Live Streaming

The GC-XA2's built-in Wi-Fi enables you to share or stream live video without a PC
Camera supports Wi-Fi streaming to USTREAM for live broadcasting straight from the camera
You can also use the built-in Wi-Fi to upload videos to YouTube as soon you're done recording
Streaming to USTREAM and uploading to YouTube requires setup with your smartphone
The free, downloadable ADIXXION Sync App links the GC-XA2 camera to your smartphone
The ADIXXION Sync App adds broad functionality to the GC-XA2 including Quad View and more
Quad View lets you view the video feed from four cameras simultaneously on one smartphone
You can stream directly to your mobile device and transfer photos to your smartphone
The app also enables swift smartphone setup for your pre-shooting configurations
ADIXXION Sync App is available for iOS and Android mobile devices

Design Features

The GC-XA2 weighs only 4.8 oz and features a rubber exterior for added grip and durability
The built-in 1.5" LCD monitor features a 115,000 pixel resolution
LCD monitor also features a brightness sensor that adjusts automatically to the ambient light
The GC-XA2's Auto LCD Off function saves power by turning the LCD monitor off when not in use
For upside down mounting, the camera image orientation can be reversed in the on-screen menu
The GC-XA2 interfaces include a mini-HDMI output, a USB port and an SDHC/SDXC card slot
Camera features dual 1/4"-20 standard tripod mounts, which affords more versatile mounting
Conveniently located 5x digital zoom controls, record button, and power button

Mounting Accessories

The GC-XA2 includes the Wide Flexible Mount, which works on most flat and curved surfaces
A variety of optional mounts are available for maximizing the camera's versatility
Camera
Image Sensor 8MP back-illuminated CMOS sensor
Lens Type: Fixed focus
Aperture: f/2.4
Viewing Angle: 160°
Digital Zoom 5x
Image Stabilization EIS + Gyro digital image stabilizer
White Balance Auto
Manual
Exposure Auto
Self-Timer Delay Yes
Display
Type Color LCD
Pixels 115,000
Size 1.5" (3.8 cm)
Recording Specifications
Video System NTSC
Recording Media SDHC/SDXC memory card slot
Video Recording Format MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MP4)
Supported Video Resolutions FHD60: 1920 x 1080p at 60 fps (28 Mbps VBR)
FHD30: 1920 x 1080p at 30 fps (12 Mbps VBR)
HD960: 1280 x 960p at 30 fps (12.5 Mbps VBR)
HD60: 1280 x 720p at 60 fps (12 Mbps VBR)
HD30: 1280 x 720p at 30 fps (8 Mbps VBR)
WVGA: 848 x 480p at 30 fps (5 Mbps VBR)
Slow Motion 1280 x 720p at 120 fps with 4x slow motion playback
Photo Format JPEG
Photo Resolution 8MP
16MP (Ultra Resolution)
Burst Mode Yes (up to 15 fps)
Time Lapse Video: 0.2, 1, 5, 10, 30, and 60 sec
Photo: 2, 5, 10, 30, and 60 sec
Audio Format AAC
Recording Time FHD60 (128GB SDXC): 10 hours
FHD30 (128GB SDXC): 23.66 hours
HD960 (128GB SDXC): 22.33 hours
HD60 (128GB SDXC): 23.66 hours
HD30 (128GB SDXC): 35.5 hours
WVGA (128GB SDXC): 56.5 hours
Terminals
HDMI Mini-HDMI output (TV out)
USB Mini-USB port (chargeable)
General
Wireless Connectivity Built-in Wi-Fi
Battery Life Continuous Recording Time (Wi-Fi Off): 1.4 hours (FHD60)
Continuous Recording Time (Wi-Fi Off): 1.8 hours (FHD30)
Continuous Recording Time (Wi-Fi Off): 1.9 hours (HD960)
Continuous Recording Time (Wi-Fi Off): 1.75 hours (HD60)
Continuous Recording Time (Wi-Fi Off): 2.1 hours (HD30)
Continuous Recording Time (Wi-Fi Off): 2.1 hours (WVGA)
Environmental Protection IPX8 waterproof rating to 16.4' (5 m)
MIL-STD 810F shockproof rating to 6.5' (2 m)
IP6X dustproof rating
Freezeproof to 14°F (-10°C)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.9 x 2.1 x 1.4" (74 x 53 x 35 mm)
Weight 4.8 oz (135 g)
JVC GC-XA2 ADIXXION Action Camera
  • Battery Pack for ADIXXION Action Camcorder
  • MT-FM002 Wide Flexible Mount
  • USB Cable
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    JVCGC-XA2 ADIXXION Action Camera
     
    4.5

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (10)
    • Durable (8)
    • Easy to use (8)
    • Highly compatible (8)
    • Produces high quality film (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Shooting outdoors (10)
      • HD shooting (9)
      • Home movies (6)
      • Travel (5)
      • Documentaries (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Tech savvy (5), Film professional (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      I love this camera!

      I don't see the grainy quality another reviewer mentioned.I use this camera on a boom mounted to my snow board and it is taking all I can throw at it.I just shot a video in...Read complete review

      I don't see the grainy quality another reviewer mentioned.I use this camera on a boom mounted to my snow board and it is taking all I can throw at it.I just shot a video in which I played with flip screen mode and it worked very well.I like the 1080x60p and have used it to edit in good slow motion clips.The buttons have turned out to be more responsive than I was led to believe by others as well.While battery life is not the greates,it does not keep me from being very satisfied with this camera and it's great form factor and toughness.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Great Size & Weight, Picture is Grainy

      After much research I opted for the JVC over the Hero because of the included screen, waterproof out of the box, and the standard mounting options (there are 2!). Despite seeing the...Read complete review

      After much research I opted for the JVC over the Hero because of the included screen, waterproof out of the box, and the standard mounting options (there are 2!). Despite seeing the first generation for considerably less, I went with the new one due to the updated image sensor. This doesn't seem to matter as the picture is grainy in all situations. Inside, outside, night, day, underwater...it doesn't seem to matter. I went through all the settings and couldn't find a way to change the ISO. It's a great little camera, just wish the picture was a bit more crisp.

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      5.0

      Great Picture Quality

      By Pure Trophies

      from Missoula, MT

      About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Film Professional, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Highly Compatible
      • Lightweight
      • Produces High Quality Film
      • Streaming With Wifi

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Documentaries
        • Fishing
        • HD Shooting
        • Hunting
        • Shooting Outdoors

        Comments about JVC GC-XA2 ADIXXION Action Camera:

        Easily the best point of view camera on the market. I use this to mount on my truck and pole for underwater when catching a fish. The fact that I can sync to my smartphone is even better to see what I'm looking at without being underwater. I wish the camera had come with a SD card with the price I'd paid for. Overall I'm please with the camera. Battery lasts along time.

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        5.0

        Amazing Camera

        By rednecktechnician

        from Alberta, Canada

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Highly Compatible
        • Lightweight
        • Produces High Quality Film

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • HD Shooting
          • Home Movies
          • Shooting Outdoors
          • Travel

          Comments about JVC GC-XA2 ADIXXION Action Camera:

          The picture quality and the image stabilizing is amazing. I mount this camera on the handle bars of my Honda Foreman and with all the vibrations and shaking, it shoots amazing videos. I use a Sandisk 32GB Extreme SDHC UHS-1/class 10 card that is capable of 80 MB/s. There is no graininess as another reviewer has posted. He may have a mediocre card in his camera that is not capable of the data transfer that comera needs. I am also impressed with the battery life. I seems to be way better than all of my buddies' Go Pro cameras.

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          5.0

          I love this camera!

          By Stevepro65

          from Spanish Fork,Utah

          About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Parent, Snowboarder, Snowboard Mount Develop, Snowboard Mount Maker

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Highly Compatible
          • Lightweight
          • Produces High Quality Film

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • HD Shooting
            • Shooting Outdoors

            Comments about JVC GC-XA2 ADIXXION Action Camera:

            I don't see the grainy quality another reviewer mentioned.I use this camera on a boom mounted to my snow board and it is taking all I can throw at it.I just shot a video in which I played with flip screen mode and it worked very well.I like the 1080x60p and have used it to edit in good slow motion clips.The buttons have turned out to be more responsive than I was led to believe by others as well.While battery life is not the greates,it does not keep me from being very satisfied with this camera and it's great form factor and toughness.

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            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Great Size & Weight, Picture is Grainy

            By Buster

            from Tampa, FL

            About Me Film Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Highly Compatible
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Grainy

            Best Uses

            • Documentaries
            • HD Shooting
            • Home Movies
            • Shooting Indoors
            • Shooting Outdoors
            • Travel
            • Underwater

            Comments about JVC GC-XA2 ADIXXION Action Camera:

            After much research I opted for the JVC over the Hero because of the included screen, waterproof out of the box, and the standard mounting options (there are 2!). Despite seeing the first generation for considerably less, I went with the new one due to the updated image sensor. This doesn't seem to matter as the picture is grainy in all situations. Inside, outside, night, day, underwater...it doesn't seem to matter. I went through all the settings and couldn't find a way to change the ISO. It's a great little camera, just wish the picture was a bit more crisp.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great Action Cam

            By Peter

            from Charlotte, NC

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Shooting Outdoors

              Comments about JVC GC-XA2 ADIXXION Action Camera:

              Very easy to handle and operate. Intuitive menu structure.I had a GoPro before and I definitely prefer the Adixxion.Used mostly for Mountain Biking and Kayaking.Cons: the included mounts are flimsy, the ball mount is nice for adjustment but it does not stay in position when biking on rough terrain. I sandblasted the ball to create more friction. It got better but still not perfect. The GoPro mounts are far superior. JVC needs to do some work here.

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              4.0

              Size does matter!

              By Machechie

              from Illinois

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Poor In Low Light

              Best Uses

              • HD Shooting
              • Home Movies
              • Shooting Outdoors

              Comments about JVC GC-XA2 ADIXXION Action Camera:

              So small you can carry it or mount it anywhere; bicycle, motorcycle, skydiving, etc. Very lightweight and easy to use. Very wide angle lens. Not the best in low light though. Video quality is excellent in brighter lighting. Photo burst is really cool!

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              5.0

              Nice camera in a nice package

              By seven11 Productions

              from Rockford, IL

              About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Highly Compatible
              • Lightweight
              • Produces High Quality Film

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • HD Shooting
                • Shooting Outdoors

                Comments about JVC GC-XA2 ADIXXION Action Camera:

                I've had the JVC GC-XA2 for about 2 weeks and have performed several shoots with it. My first impressions are very favorable overall: the camera is solidly built and has a rubber exterior with gorilla glass covering the monitor screen. Navigating through the menu to set up the camera is easy but the buttons are a little hard to push- not a bad thing. image quality was fantastic in both the 1080 60fps mode and the time lapse mode. I did my research before buying this camera and am very glad I went with the Adixxion. I like not having to worry about putting the camera into a protective case just to mount it to a tripod like the GoPros. I would recommend this camera to anyone looking for a good POV or second camera on a shoot.

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                5.0

                Great product

                By None

                from Santa Barbara, CA

                About Me Parent, Technically Challenged

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Highly Compatible
                • Lightweight
                • Produces High Quality Film

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • HD Shooting
                  • Home Movies
                  • Shooting Outdoors
                  • Travel

                  Comments about JVC GC-XA2 ADIXXION Action Camera:

                  So much easier to use than competition. You immediately see what you are shooting and what you have videoed.

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                  5.0

                  screw GoPro...

                  By pkripper

                  from POrtland, OR

                  About Me Film Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Lightweight
                  • Produces High Quality Film

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Documentaries
                    • HD Shooting
                    • Home Movies
                    • Shooting Outdoors
                    • Travel

                    Comments about JVC GC-XA2 ADIXXION Action Camera:

                    awesome camera for the price

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                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Just about perfect

                    By TH

                    from Omaha

                    About Me Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Highly Compatible
                    • Lightweight
                    • Produces High Quality Film

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Documentaries
                      • HD Shooting
                      • Home Movies
                      • Shooting Indoors
                      • Shooting Outdoors
                      • Travel

                      Comments about JVC GC-XA2 ADIXXION Action Camera:

                      This model has several improvements to the first, and I am glad I spent the money for it. About the only thing it needs now is stereo audio, since its video and photo capabilities are as good if not better than the newest offerings from Hero and Contour. JVC has been making camcorders for a long time, and it's nice to see them take their rightful place at the top of the heap!

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                      SanDisk -  8GB SDHC Memory Card Ultra Class 10 UHS-1
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                      JVC -  Handle Bar Mount for ADIXXION Action Camcorder
                      • You Pay: $14.95
                       

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                      Pearstone -  Onyx 1000 Digital Camera/Camcorder Shoulder Bag
                      • You Pay: $13.79
                       

                      Lenses & Lens Adapters

                      JVC -  Lens Protector for ADIXXION Action Camcorder
                      • You Pay: $9.75
                       

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