The WiFi works surprisingly well, but the JVC GZ-GX1 is a letdown in numerous other categories.
6 June 2012
Conclusion: JVC cut corners by infusing the GX1 with a cheap body design, poor handling, and a frustratingly-slow internal processor that makes menu navigation a downright chore. The camcorder also lacks any kind of internal memory, so you have to account for the cost of a memory card in with the total package.
Summary: The addition of Wi-Fi is a nice touch that lends lots of extra functionality to the JVC Everio GZ-GX1, but it’s the video quality that matters. Thankfully images come out great, and with lots of colour and sharpness to make the JVC Everio GZ-GX1 an able all-rounder.
Conclusion: The JVC Everio GZ-GX1 is a high-end consumer camcorder that captures full 1080p60 video and offers up some compelling Wi-Fi features, but given its overall performance, the price is just too high.
Pros: Excellent Wi-Fi features. Sharp LCD. Full 1080p60 video. Well suited for outdoor and action video. Wide aperture lens.
Cons: Expensive. Soft and grainy indoor video. Poor still image quality.
Conclusion: The GX1 produces brilliant video in its very adaptable Intelligent Auto mode, and the Wi-Fi options are well implemented. However the lack of usable manual control and the clunky menu system mean that more serious camcorder users should look elsewhere unless they're specifically after a camcorder with Wi-Fi skills.