Summary: I requested the JVC GZ-HM400U because it has a sensor with a high pixel count, thinking that perhaps this would result in higher quality video, and I guessed right. Its sharpness value is as about as good as it gets, and is the best we have seen so far.
Conclusion: The JVC Everio GZ-HM400 is a very good camcorder that also takes quality 9-megapixel stills. We have issues with it (Laser Touch, wind noise) so it’s not the perfect two-in-one device we’ve been searching for.
Pros: Excellent 24Mbps AVCHD video; low digital noise even in low light; quality stills; quick focusing; top notch LCD screen
Cons: Inaccurate Laser Touch controls; mic picks up too much ambient noise; strange shoe adapter setup
Conclusion: Whilst the Everio GZ-HM400 lacks some of the features and functionality of its immediate competitors, it’s important to consider that it’s a lot cheaper. Picture and sound quality is on a par with equivalent competitors’ models, and our main criticism is the Laser Touch panel which isn’t quite as...
Conclusion: Mit der GZ-HM400 setzt sich JVC im Schärferennen an die Spitze unserer Messwerte aktueller 1000 Euro Kameras. Schade, dass man die Farben nicht mehr nachjustieren kann, denn diese bleiben Geschmackssache. Definitiv einen großen Schritt nach vorne ging es mit der Bedienung.