Inputs and Outputs
AVCHD Progressive Recording: The high-performance JVC
GC-PX100 HD digital camcorder is
capable of recording progressive Full HD 1920 x 1080/60p video or up to 12 MP
still photos onto SD, SDHC, and SDXC
memory cards. In addition, the unit has a tiltable 3" LCD monitor, and a bright
and fast F1.2 GT lens with a 10x optical zoom and Optical Image Stabilization.
SD Card Slot: The GC-PX100 has a slot for SD memory cards. The unit is
compatible with SD cards up to 2 GB, SDHC cards from 4 GB to 32 GB, and SDXC
cards up to 128 GB. A 128 GB SDXC card can hold over 10 hours of Full HD video
at the highest recording quality. Class 4 or higher SD cards are recommended for
video recording. No SD cards are included with the camcorder.
3.0" LCD Touch Screen Monitor: The GC-PX100 is equipped with a
tiltable, 3.0" Touch Panel LCD monitor. The LCD has 460,000
pixels, and can be tilted downward 90° for overhead shots, and upward
approximately 70° for low angle recording. The camcorder comes with an LCD cover
to protect the screen when storing the unit.
Imaging Device: The camcorder has a 1/2.3" back-illuminated CMOS image
sensor with 12,760,000 total pixels. It has a recording area of 2,070,000 to
5,400,000 effective pixels for recording AVCHD video, and 920,000 to 3,570,000
pixels for recording in MP4 720p/iFrame 720pp mode. For recording still images, there are
4,430,000 to 5,940,000
pixels for 4:3 images and 2,070,000 to 5,410,000 for 16:9 still images.
Lens: The GC-PX100 has a bright F1.2-2.8 GT lens with a 10x optical zoom, and a
focal length of 3.76mm to 37.6mm. The 35mm equivalent focal length for AVCHD
video is 29.5mm-476mm (dynamic zoom on) and 29.5mm-342mm (dynamic zoom off). For still images,
the focal length is 29.8mm-298mm in 4:3 and 34.4mm-344mm in 16:9.
Zoom: The camcorder offers three options for zooming. In addition to
the 10x optical zoom, you can select dynamic zoom of up to 16x (zoom ratio
varies according to the image stabilizer setting), or digital zoom
of up to 64x. When the digital zoom is used, the image can become grainy as
the subject is enlarged digitally.
Zoom Memory: Using the touchscreen, you can mark and save a
zoom position between full wide or full telephoto. This allows you to quickly
and smoothly zoom to full wide, full telephoto, or instantly zoom to the memory
position, by simply tapping the on-screen icon.
Optical Image Stabilization: You can choose from two levels of image
stabilization. The Optical Image Stabilizer reduces camera shake during video
recording. The Enhanced Advanced Image Stabilizer can deliver effective results
over the entire zoom range, from wide-angle to telephoto.
Video Light/Flash: The GC-PX100 is equipped with a video
light that can be turned on manually or automatically. When shooting still
images, the light doubles as a flash with the following modes: Auto, Auto
Red-eye, On, Slow Synchro, or Off.
Built-in Wi-Fi: The GC-PX100 has built-in Wi-Fi
capabilities, allowing you to monitor your videos in real time using a
smartphone or computer using a wireless connection. Wireless connections can be
made via an Access Point or the free JVC CAM Coach app (for Android 4.2 or later,
or iOS 6.0 or later). Wi-Fi functions include:
- Direct Monitoring: The one-to-one wireless connection of
the camcorder to your smartphone or PC allows real-time monitoring from
another room. No wireless access point (wireless LAN router) is needed.
- Indoor Monitoring: Connect to the smartphone or PC via
access point at home using the wireless LAN router to monitor images
captured by the camcorder. You can record videos and still images while
- Outdoor Monitoring: You can check the image on the
camera via an internet connection with a smartphone (or computer). You will
need a UPnP-compatible wireless LAN router and an internet connection from
which the global IP address can be obtained. You can record videos and still images while monitoring.
- Detect/Mail: A still image is automatically captured
and sent via email when faces or movements are detected by the camera. You
can also set to record videos on the camera during detection.
- Video Mail: You can record a 15-second video clip and
have it directly emailed to up to 8 registered smartphone or computer
addresses via Wi-Fi.
- Location Information: You can record location information where
the recording is taking place via direct connection (Wi-Fi Direct) with a
- Wireless LAN Standard: IEEE802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz band)
- Using Wireless Sync:
- Supported Terminals: iPod touch/iPhone/iPad running iOS 5.1 or
later, and Android smartphones and tablets running Android 2.3 or later
- Signal Strength: minimum line speed of about 5.3
Mbps is recommended
- Using Web Browser:
- Operating Environment:
- OS: Windows 7 with Internet Explorer 9 (or
later) and Windows Media Player 12 (or later) installed
- CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GHz or higher
- Memory: 2 GB or higher
- Signal Strength: minimum line speed of about 10
Mbps for Full HD, 3 Mbps for SD, and 1.7 Mbps for Motion JPEG
Video Recording Quality: When recording in the AVCHD mode,
the video format is MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with 2-channel Dolby Digital. The GC-PX100 can
also record in MOV/MP4 mode with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video and AAC audio (MP4) or
LPCM audio (MOV). The available image quality settings include:
|Recording Mode||Image Quality||Resolution||Average Bit Rate|
|AVCHD||60p||1920 x 1080||27 Mbps|
|XP||1920 x 1080||17 Mbps|
|EP||1920 x 1080||4.8 Mbps|
|MOV||1080p LPCM||1920 x 1080||35 Mbps|
|MP4||1080p||1020 x 1080||35 Mbps|
|720p||1280 x 720||12 Mbps|
|iFrame||720p||1280 x 720||34 Mbps|
|Wi-Fi Rec||360p||640 x 360||0.9 Mbps|
Still Image Sizes: In addition to recording video, the
GC-PX100 can record still images in 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios. You can set the
image sizes to 4000 x 3000 (12M), 2816 x 2112 (5.9M), 2048 x 1536 (3.1M), 1920 x 1080 (2M),
and 640 x 480 (0.3M). Still images can also be taken during video recording by
simply pressing the Snapshot button on the top of the camcorder. The size of the
still image captured in video mode is 1920 x 1080.
High-Speed Video Recording: By recording videos at a high speed, the
videos can be played back in smooth slow-motion. High-speed video recording can
be handy for emphasizing movements, such as a golf swing or a tennis stroke.
|Recording Speed||Playback Time||Image Size|
|600 fps||10x||320 x 176|
|420 fps||7x||320 x 176|
|300 fps||5x||640 x 360|
|240 fps||4x||640 x 360|
|120 fps||2x||640 x 360|
Continuous Shooting: You can shoot still images continuously
while pressing and holding the snapshot button. Low-speed continuous shooting
lets you record an unlimited number of photos at approximately 2 frames per
second. At high speed, you can shoot up to a maximum of 115 images at 7, 15, 30,
or 60 frames per second.
Time-Lapse Photography: The GC-PX100 can take a series of frames at a
set interval to illustrate within a short time changes to a scene that occur
slowly over a long period of time. This feature can be used to photograph the
opening of a flower bud, or the passing of clouds over several hours. You can
set the interval at 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 40, or 80 seconds. The longer the interval,
the faster the video will be when played back at normal speed (30 fps). (Example: recordings taken at 2
second intervals will be played back at 60 times speed.)
Auto Recording: The Auto Record setting allows the unit to
record automatically by sensing the changes in subject's movement within a red
frame displayed on the monitor. Recording continues as long as there is movement
within the red frame, but will stop when there is no more movement for five
Shooting Modes: The GC-PX100 has a top mounted Shooting Dial
that lets you select the following shooting modes:
- i.Auto: Lets you record without worrying about the
- Programmed Auto: Adjusts the aperture and shutter speed
automatically, depending upon the brightness of the subject.
- Aperture Priority: Adjusts the aperture manually and
the shutter speed automatically.
- Shutter Priority: Adjusts the shutter speed manually
and the aperture automatically.
- Manual: Adjusts the aperture and shutter speed
- User: Lets you save and recall frequently-used
- Scene Selection: Lets you shoot scenes according to the
shooting conditions. Choose from: Outdoor Sports, Indoor Sports, Backlight
Compensation, Portrait, Soft Skin, Landscape, Landscape & Portrait, Night,
Night & Portrait, NightAlive, Snow, Beach, Spotlight, Fireworks, and Sunset.
- Face Priority/Touch Priority: Captures the subject by
tracking the subject automatically.
Self-Timer: There are three Self-Timer functions in still
image mode. The 10-second self timer is convenient for taking group photos,
allowing the photographer to get into the frame after the shutter release is
pressed. The 2-second self timer helps to prevent camera shake by taking the
picture 2 seconds after the shutter release is pressed. The Face Detection self
timer is also convenient for group shots. The photo is taken three seconds after
another person enters the frame.
Battery: The GC-PX100 is powered by theBN-VF815U Lithium-Ion
rechargeable battery (7.2V/1460mAh). The
battery charges in approximately 2 hours 10 minutes while attached to the camcorder, using the supplied AP-V20U
AC adapter. A fully-charged battery will provide approximately 1 hour of
recording time under typical circumstances, and 2 hours of continuous recording.
Inputs and Outputs
HDMI: The camcorder has a Mini HDMI (Type C) output for
connecting to an HDTV. A 5' Mini-HDMI-to HDMI cable is included. If the
connected TV is compatible with HDMI-CEC (consumer electronics control), you
can operate the camcorder using the remote from the TV.
USB: The Mini-B Version 2.0 connector allows you to connect the
camcorder to your computer for downloading your videos and photos. It can
also be used for connecting to a DVD Writer, BD Writer (External Blu-ray
Drive), or USB External Hard Disk Drive. A 39" USB cable is included.
AV: The 3.5mm minijack AV output lets you connect the camcorder
to a TV for playing back Standard Definition videos and still images. You can also connect to a
DVD recorder or VCR. A 39" AV cable, with composite video and stereo RCA
audio plugs, is included. The same 3.5mm output can be used as a headphone
Note: Not all 4-pole mini-plugs have the same wiring
configuration. For proper playback, any AV plug used with this camcorder
must have this configuration:
- Tip: Audio Left channel (white)
- Ring 1 (next to tip): Audio Right channel (red)
- Ring 2 (next to collar): Ground
- Collar: Video (yellow)
Microphone Input: The GC-PX100 has a 3.5mm input for
connecting an external microphone. The camcorder has a shoe adapter mount that
can accommodate most camera-mounted microphones.
DC Power: The camcorder has an AC adapter for connecting the
camcorder to standard household electrical power. The AC adapter is used to
charge the battery in the camera, or to power the camcorder during long
recording sessions, playback to a TV, or downloading videos to external
Included Software: The camcorder comes with MediaBrowser SE
software on CD-ROM. The software lets you archive and organize your videos,
create discs, and upload video to YouTube and other popular websites. It is compatible with the following
- Windows 7 (SP1): Home Premium (32-bit and 64-bit editions),
- Windows Vista (SP2): Home Basic, Home Premium (32-bit and 64-bit
- Windows XP (SP3): Home Edition, Professional, pre-installed
Note: Software for Macintosh is not included. For Mac users, you can import files from the camcorder
by connecting via USB cable. Final Cut Pro software is recommended for