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JVCGC-XA2 ADIXXION Action Camera
 
4.5

(based on 10 reviews)

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    (3)

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    (1)

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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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          (3 of 4 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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          (2 of 2 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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